The table below looks at the statistics for SAML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAML over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 543 555 545
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing SAML 76 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.091% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 30 12
Average daily rate £475 £545 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £348 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £535 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.88% +42.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.23 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14645 13650 13018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.47% 26.94% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10159 9124 8190
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 192 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

SAML
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAML within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SAML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAML
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAML within the UK.

SAML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAML
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAML within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SAML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAML
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAML within the UK.

SAML Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAML
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 73 £475 -12.84% 14
London +12 33 £525 -9.67% 2
South East -6 18 £450 -14.28% 6
East Midlands -1 9 - -
Leicestershire -2 9 - -
Leicester - 9 - -
Hampshire +7 8 £400 +2.56% 2
Surrey 0 6 £450 -18.18% 2
Berkshire -8 4 £400 -26.60% 1
Manchester -14 4 £600 +89.72% 1
North West -15 4 £600 +89.72% 2
East of England - 4 £450 - 1
Essex - 4 £450 -
Leatherhead - 4 £450 -
City of London +37 3 £455 -26.46% 1
Reading -10 3 £400 -23.80%
Andover - 3 £425 -
Wales - 3 £463 -
North East - 2 - - 1
South West - 2 £500 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - - 1
South Wales - 2 £450 -
Basingstoke - 2 £425 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £425 -
Swindon - 1 £500 - 1

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAML.

1 78 (39.80%) Java
2 75 (38.27%) HTML
3 57 (29.08%) Web Services
4 54 (27.55%) JavaScript
5 48 (24.49%) RESTful
6 47 (23.98%) HTML5
7 46 (23.47%) OAuth
8 45 (22.96%) XML
9 43 (21.94%) SQL
9 43 (21.94%) Windows
10 41 (20.92%) Linux
11 38 (19.39%) CSS
11 38 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (18.88%) JSON
13 35 (17.86%) AngularJS
14 34 (17.35%) Finance
14 34 (17.35%) .NET
14 34 (17.35%) Front End Development
15 33 (16.84%) SOAP
16 31 (15.82%) REST
17 30 (15.31%) SQL Server
18 29 (14.80%) Active Directory
19 28 (14.29%) LDAP
19 28 (14.29%) jQuery
19 28 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (13.78%) Oracle
21 26 (13.27%) Kerberos
21 26 (13.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 26 (13.27%) Node.js
22 24 (12.24%) Analytics

SAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SAML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (13.27%) Node.js
2 21 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 19 (9.69%) Jetty
4 15 (7.65%) Apache
5 14 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (5.61%) WebLogic
7 10 (5.10%) Tomcat
8 9 (4.59%) IIS
9 8 (4.08%) JBoss
10 6 (3.06%) Apache Solr
10 6 (3.06%) SharePoint
11 5 (2.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (2.55%) CMS
11 5 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (2.55%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (2.04%) Drupal
12 4 (2.04%) GlassFish
13 3 (1.53%) GroupWise
13 3 (1.53%) IBM Domino
13 3 (1.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.06%) MS Office
2 6 (3.06%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.53%) BASE24
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.06%) SaaS
3 4 (2.04%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (2.04%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.29%) LDAP
2 26 (13.27%) Kerberos
3 18 (9.18%) DNS
4 13 (6.63%) Firewall
5 11 (5.61%) HTTP
5 11 (5.61%) Internet
6 9 (4.59%) HTTPS
7 7 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (3.57%) SAN
7 7 (3.57%) SSH
7 7 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.55%) SSL
8 5 (2.55%) Wireshark
9 4 (2.04%) 3G
9 4 (2.04%) WLAN
10 3 (1.53%) DMZ
10 3 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.02%) VPN
12 1 (0.51%) DHCP
12 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.20%) Infinispan
3 18 (9.18%) MongoDB
4 16 (8.16%) MySQL
5 14 (7.14%) CouchDB
6 13 (6.63%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.10%) NoSQL
7 10 (5.10%) Oracle Database
8 8 (4.08%) RDBMS
8 8 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.55%) InterSystems Cache
9 5 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.53%) NonStop SQL
10 3 (1.53%) OLTP
11 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 24 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 21 (10.71%) Gradle
3 19 (9.69%) Eclipse
4 16 (8.16%) Jenkins
5 14 (7.14%) Jasmine
6 13 (6.63%) Visual Studio
7 11 (5.61%) Maven
8 9 (4.59%) Bower
8 9 (4.59%) GitLab
8 9 (4.59%) Grunt
8 9 (4.59%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (4.59%) Protractor
8 9 (4.59%) Sublime Text
8 9 (4.59%) Visual Studio Code
9 7 (3.57%) JUnit
9 7 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.06%) Selenium
10 6 (3.06%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 5 (2.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 34 (17.35%) Finance
2 13 (6.63%) Banking
3 10 (5.10%) Marketing
4 6 (3.06%) Legal
5 5 (2.55%) Military
6 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Publishing
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (39.29%) Developer
2 49 (25.00%) Architect
3 19 (9.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 18 (9.18%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.63%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.12%) Technical Architect
7 12 (6.12%) Technical Leader
8 10 (5.10%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.59%) Applications Support
9 9 (4.59%) Integration Architect
9 9 (4.59%) Integration Developer
9 9 (4.59%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.08%) Applications Developer
11 7 (3.57%) Analyst
11 7 (3.57%) Lead Developer
12 6 (3.06%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
12 6 (3.06%) Consultant
13 5 (2.55%) Security Consultant
13 5 (2.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (38.27%) HTML
2 57 (29.08%) Web Services
3 48 (24.49%) RESTful
4 47 (23.98%) HTML5
5 46 (23.47%) OAuth
6 45 (22.96%) XML
7 38 (19.39%) CSS
8 37 (18.88%) JSON
9 35 (17.86%) AngularJS
10 34 (17.35%) .NET
11 33 (16.84%) SOAP
12 31 (15.82%) REST
13 28 (14.29%) jQuery
14 22 (11.22%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (11.22%) JAX-RS
14 22 (11.22%) OpenID
15 21 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (9.69%) Ajax
17 15 (7.65%) Spring
18 14 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.71%) User Experience
2 19 (9.69%) Mobile App
3 17 (8.67%) PKI
4 10 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.10%) Cryptography
5 6 (3.06%) BYOD
5 6 (3.06%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.55%) Mashup
6 5 (2.55%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.04%) Clustering
7 4 (2.04%) Replication
8 3 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.53%) DataPower
8 3 (1.53%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (1.02%) Streaming Media
9 2 (1.02%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.94%) Windows
2 41 (20.92%) Linux
3 26 (13.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (8.16%) Unix
5 11 (5.61%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.59%) Solaris
6 9 (4.59%) Windows Phone
6 9 (4.59%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.08%) Android
8 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.55%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (17.35%) Front End Development
3 28 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (12.24%) Analytics
5 20 (10.20%) DevOps
6 19 (9.69%) Identity Management
7 18 (9.18%) Unit Testing
8 15 (7.65%) CRM
9 12 (6.12%) Customer Analytics
9 12 (6.12%) Scrum
10 10 (5.10%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (4.59%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.59%) Security Architecture
11 9 (4.59%) System Testing
12 8 (4.08%) Data Modelling
12 8 (4.08%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (4.08%) Integration Testing
12 8 (4.08%) Open Source
12 8 (4.08%) Web Development
13 7 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 78 (39.80%) Java
2 54 (27.55%) JavaScript
3 43 (21.94%) SQL
4 19 (9.69%) PHP
5 16 (8.16%) C#
6 14 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 13 (6.63%) C++
8 11 (5.61%) ES6
9 10 (5.10%) PL/SQL
10 8 (4.08%) C
11 7 (3.57%) Python
11 7 (3.57%) T-SQL
12 6 (3.06%) Perl
12 6 (3.06%) PowerShell
12 6 (3.06%) Scala
13 5 (2.55%) Apex Code
13 5 (2.55%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.55%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.51%) VB
14 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.10%) Degree
4 6 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.53%) CISSP
6 2 (1.02%) CCNA
6 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.02%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.02%) MCSA
6 2 (1.02%) MCSE
6 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.51%) CEH
7 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) GPEN
7 1 (0.51%) GSSP-JAVA
7 1 (0.51%) GWAPT
7 1 (0.51%) SANS
7 1 (0.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.04%) SLA
3 3 (1.53%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.53%) ISO20022
4 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) COBIT
5 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 29 (14.80%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.14%) Terminal Services
3 10 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.59%) Shibboleth
5 6 (3.06%) NDS
5 6 (3.06%) Novell eDirectory
6 4 (2.04%) Varnish
7 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.51%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (7.65%) Puppet
2 5 (2.55%) Ansible
2 5 (2.55%) yum
3 2 (1.02%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.51%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.51%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (13.78%) Oracle
2 22 (11.22%) Salesforce.com
3 19 (9.69%) EPiServer
3 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 14 (7.14%) IBM
4 14 (7.14%) VMware
5 13 (6.63%) CA
6 12 (6.12%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.08%) Novell
8 7 (3.57%) Adobe
8 7 (3.57%) Cisco
9 6 (3.06%) Google
10 5 (2.55%) HP
11 4 (2.04%) Sitecore
12 3 (1.53%) Lotus
12 3 (1.53%) Siebel
13 2 (1.02%) Symantec
14 1 (0.51%) Apple
14 1 (0.51%) Sun
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