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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 515 555 493
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -62
Contract jobs citing SAML 82 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.081% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.30% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 40
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50

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
14917 14887 12863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.33% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9662 9655 8037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 219 349
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.05 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
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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 +39 78 £450 +9.09% 8
South East +13 37 £431 +13.11% 2
London -7 24 £431 +7.81% 4
Hampshire +7 18 £395 +8.96% 1
North West -10 11 £450 +24.13%
Cheshire - 10 £450 -
Southampton - 9 £380 -
City of London +14 8 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £450 -
West Sussex - 7 £500 -
Chester - 7 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £450 -
Northampton - 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Berkshire +7 3 £545 - 1
Gatwick - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - - 1
East of England +12 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 1 £400 +14.28%
Tyne and Wear +6 1 £400 +14.28%
Andover +5 1 - -
Scotland 0 1 - -
North East -3 1 £400 +14.28%
Edinburgh -10 1 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £440 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £600 -
Newport Pagnell - 1 - -

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 63 (48.84%) OAuth
2 59 (45.74%) Java
3 53 (41.09%) Web Services
4 51 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (35.66%) SOA
6 39 (30.23%) Open Source
7 37 (28.68%) OpenID
8 36 (27.91%) SOAP
9 33 (25.58%) Identity Management
10 27 (20.93%) CSS
10 27 (20.93%) JavaScript
11 26 (20.16%) Subversion
11 26 (20.16%) TOGAF
12 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
12 25 (19.38%) HTML
13 24 (18.60%) Enterprise Architecture
13 24 (18.60%) REST
14 22 (17.05%) Spring
14 22 (17.05%) Information Security
15 21 (16.28%) TDD
15 21 (16.28%) XML
16 20 (15.50%) Linux
16 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
16 20 (15.50%) CISSP
16 20 (15.50%) Maven
16 20 (15.50%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (15.50%) OAuth2
17 19 (14.73%) Git (software)
17 19 (14.73%) Scrum
17 19 (14.73%) Apache

SAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 19 (14.73%) Apache
2 14 (10.85%) Mule
3 13 (10.08%) Tomcat
3 13 (10.08%) Mule ESB
4 10 (7.75%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.88%) CMS
6 4 (3.10%) GlassFish
6 4 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.10%) JBoss
7 3 (2.33%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.33%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.33%) GroupWise
7 3 (2.33%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.55%) Jadu
8 2 (1.55%) Orchard CMS
8 2 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.33%) Magento
3 1 (0.78%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.85%) SaaS
2 13 (10.08%) GitHub
3 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.78%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.95%) Internet
2 17 (13.18%) LDAP
3 10 (7.75%) Kerberos
4 8 (6.20%) HTTP
5 6 (4.65%) Firewall
5 6 (4.65%) DMZ
6 5 (3.88%) VPN
6 5 (3.88%) DNS
6 5 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.88%) Network Security
7 4 (3.10%) IPsec
7 4 (3.10%) X.500
8 3 (2.33%) Intranet
8 3 (2.33%) SSL
8 3 (2.33%) SAN
8 3 (2.33%) LAN
8 3 (2.33%) WAN
9 2 (1.55%) Extranet
9 2 (1.55%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.88%) MySQL
4 3 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.55%) RavenDB
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.55%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.55%) DB2
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (20.16%) Subversion
2 20 (15.50%) Maven
3 19 (14.73%) Git (software)
4 15 (11.63%) Mockito
4 15 (11.63%) Selenium
5 14 (10.85%) Cucumber
5 14 (10.85%) JUnit
6 13 (10.08%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.43%) Ant
7 7 (5.43%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (2.33%) Hudson
10 2 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 15 (11.63%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Local Government
3 6 (4.65%) Marketing
3 6 (4.65%) Banking
4 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.10%) Retail
6 3 (2.33%) Automotive
7 2 (1.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Advertising
8 1 (0.78%) Publishing
8 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (34.11%) Developer
2 35 (27.13%) Architect
3 21 (16.28%) Java Developer
4 16 (12.40%) Consultant
5 13 (10.08%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (8.53%) Security Consultant
7 8 (6.20%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (6.20%) Security Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Technical Specialist
8 7 (5.43%) MuleSoft Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
9 6 (4.65%) Management Consultant
10 5 (3.88%) Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Security Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Applications Architect
11 4 (3.10%) Applications Consultant
11 4 (3.10%) Technical Security Consultant
11 4 (3.10%) Agile Java Developer
12 3 (2.33%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (48.84%) OAuth
2 53 (41.09%) Web Services
3 37 (28.68%) OpenID
4 36 (27.91%) SOAP
5 27 (20.93%) CSS
6 25 (19.38%) HTML
7 24 (18.60%) REST
8 22 (17.05%) Spring
9 21 (16.28%) XML
10 20 (15.50%) OAuth2
11 19 (14.73%) JMS
12 17 (13.18%) RESTful
13 16 (12.40%) Hibernate
14 14 (10.85%) .NET
15 13 (10.08%) jQuery
16 11 (8.53%) CSS3
16 11 (8.53%) JSON
17 9 (6.98%) Ajax
18 8 (6.20%) XHTML
19 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.23%) Open Source
2 20 (15.50%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (10.08%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.65%) Social Media
6 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (3.10%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.33%) PKI
8 3 (2.33%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.55%) SecurID
9 2 (1.55%) NHS
9 2 (1.55%) W3C
9 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.55%) New Media
9 2 (1.55%) User Experience
10 1 (0.78%) BYOD
10 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Linux
2 5 (3.88%) Android
3 4 (3.10%) UNIX
3 4 (3.10%) Windows
4 3 (2.33%) Solaris
5 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.66%) SOA
3 33 (25.58%) Identity Management
4 26 (20.16%) TOGAF
5 24 (18.60%) Enterprise Architecture
6 22 (17.05%) Information Security
7 21 (16.28%) TDD
8 19 (14.73%) Scrum
9 17 (13.18%) BDD
10 15 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (11.63%) MVC
11 14 (10.85%) Business Development
12 12 (9.30%) Web Development
13 10 (7.75%) Automated Testing
13 10 (7.75%) OO
13 10 (7.75%) Change Control
14 8 (6.20%) UML
14 8 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (6.20%) Use Case
15 6 (4.65%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 59 (45.74%) Java
2 27 (20.93%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.18%) SQL
4 13 (10.08%) C#
5 11 (8.53%) PHP
6 7 (5.43%) Python
7 6 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.88%) Perl
8 5 (3.88%) C
9 4 (3.10%) Ruby
10 2 (1.55%) PHP5
10 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.78%) C++
11 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.50%) CISSP
3 18 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 15 (11.63%) DV Cleared
5 13 (10.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 17 (13.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.88%) Shibboleth
3 4 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.55%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (10.08%) CloudHub
2 5 (3.88%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (3.10%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (3.10%) OpenAM
4 3 (2.33%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.55%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.85%) Oracle
2 14 (10.85%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (7.75%) Citrix
3 10 (7.75%) MuleSoft
4 7 (5.43%) Apigee
5 6 (4.65%) ForgeRock
6 5 (3.88%) WSO2
6 5 (3.88%) VMware
6 5 (3.88%) IBM
7 4 (3.10%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.33%) Informatica
8 3 (2.33%) Novell
8 3 (2.33%) Lotus
8 3 (2.33%) Juniper
8 3 (2.33%) Cisco
9 2 (1.55%) Adobe
9 2 (1.55%) Dell
10 1 (0.78%) Facebook
10 1 (0.78%) FatWire
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