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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 526 525 545
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing SAML 69 53 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.099% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 44
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£384 £420 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% -11.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £358 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £420 £328
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +28.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 2014.

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 27 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 22 August 2014. 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 -8 64 £393 -6.43% 6
South West - 28 £319 - 4
London +5 25 £431 -6.75% 1
City of London +27 2 £525 +13.51% 1
South East +1 2 £300 -
Berkshire +10 1 - -
East of England -30 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 69 (58.47%) Java
2 52 (44.07%) Spring
3 50 (42.37%) Web Services
4 35 (29.66%) Oracle
5 27 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (22.03%) Hibernate
7 24 (20.34%) SOAP
8 23 (19.49%) SQL
9 21 (17.80%) XML
9 21 (17.80%) JBoss
10 20 (16.95%) REST
11 19 (16.10%) Tomcat
12 17 (14.41%) LDAP
12 17 (14.41%) WebLogic
12 17 (14.41%) OAuth
13 16 (13.56%) Struts
13 16 (13.56%) J2EE
13 16 (13.56%) Active Directory
14 15 (12.71%) JavaScript
14 15 (12.71%) CSS
14 15 (12.71%) JSP
14 15 (12.71%) Shibboleth
14 15 (12.71%) Spring Security
15 14 (11.86%) Configuration Management
15 14 (11.86%) OpenID
16 13 (11.02%) Jenkins
16 13 (11.02%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (11.02%) Scrum
16 13 (11.02%) HTML
16 13 (11.02%) .NET

SAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (16.10%) Tomcat
2 17 (14.41%) WebLogic
3 11 (9.32%) Apache
4 10 (8.47%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (6.78%) IIS
5 8 (6.78%) WebSphere
5 8 (6.78%) Confluence
6 4 (3.39%) GlassFish
7 3 (2.54%) SAP Portal
7 3 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.69%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.69%) CMS
9 1 (0.85%) WordPress
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.54%) PaaS
3 2 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.41%) LDAP
2 13 (11.02%) SSL
3 8 (6.78%) X.509
4 4 (3.39%) LAN
4 4 (3.39%) WAN
4 4 (3.39%) SAN
4 4 (3.39%) IPsec
5 3 (2.54%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (2.54%) Internet
5 3 (2.54%) HTTP
6 2 (1.69%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.69%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.85%) Firewall
7 1 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.47%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.78%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.69%) MySQL
4 2 (1.69%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.63%) Selenium
3 8 (6.78%) Subversion
3 8 (6.78%) JIRA
4 6 (5.08%) JUnit
5 5 (4.24%) Maven
5 5 (4.24%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.39%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.54%) NUnit
7 3 (2.54%) JSUnit
7 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.54%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.54%) Capybara
7 3 (2.54%) QUnit
7 3 (2.54%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.54%) MSTest
7 3 (2.54%) Mockito
7 3 (2.54%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (10.17%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.54%) Advertising
3 3 (2.54%) Banking
3 3 (2.54%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.85%) French Language
5 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 58 (49.15%) Developer
2 40 (33.90%) Java Developer
3 26 (22.03%) Architect
4 15 (12.71%) Consultant
5 13 (11.02%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (9.32%) Senior Developer
7 10 (8.47%) Designer
8 8 (6.78%) Technical Architect
8 8 (6.78%) WebLogic Developer
9 7 (5.93%) Salesforce.com Architect
9 7 (5.93%) Security Designer
10 6 (5.08%) Senior WebLogic Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Technical Specialist
11 5 (4.24%) .NET Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Security Architect
11 5 (4.24%) Senior Designer
12 4 (3.39%) Digital Architect
12 4 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (44.07%) Spring
2 50 (42.37%) Web Services
3 26 (22.03%) Hibernate
4 24 (20.34%) SOAP
5 21 (17.80%) XML
6 20 (16.95%) REST
7 17 (14.41%) OAuth
8 16 (13.56%) Struts
8 16 (13.56%) J2EE
9 15 (12.71%) CSS
9 15 (12.71%) JSP
9 15 (12.71%) Spring Security
10 14 (11.86%) OpenID
11 13 (11.02%) HTML
11 13 (11.02%) .NET
12 10 (8.47%) JAAS
13 9 (7.63%) JAX-WS
13 9 (7.63%) JSON
14 8 (6.78%) WSDL
14 8 (6.78%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.24%) Open Source
2 5 (4.24%) Social Media
3 3 (2.54%) PKI
3 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.69%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.69%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.85%) Economics
5 1 (0.85%) Wiki
5 1 (0.85%) Blog
5 1 (0.85%) iSeries
5 1 (0.85%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) New Media
5 1 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.32%) Windows
2 8 (6.78%) UNIX
2 8 (6.78%) Linux
3 4 (3.39%) Windows XP
3 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.69%) AIX
5 2 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.86%) Configuration Management
3 13 (11.02%) Scrum
4 12 (10.17%) Migration
5 11 (9.32%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (9.32%) B2B
6 10 (8.47%) SOA
6 10 (8.47%) Time Management
6 10 (8.47%) Data Migration
7 9 (7.63%) Validation
8 8 (6.78%) Identity Management
8 8 (6.78%) OO
8 8 (6.78%) TDD
9 7 (5.93%) BDD
10 6 (5.08%) OOD
10 6 (5.08%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.24%) Information Security
11 5 (4.24%) MVC
11 5 (4.24%) PRINCE2
11 5 (4.24%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 69 (58.47%) Java
2 23 (19.49%) SQL
3 15 (12.71%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.32%) C#
5 6 (5.08%) PHP
6 4 (3.39%) Perl
7 3 (2.54%) C
8 1 (0.85%) XQuery
8 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.85%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (7.63%) Degree
2 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.54%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) CISSP
4 2 (1.69%) CISA
4 2 (1.69%) CISM
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) PMP
5 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.85%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.71%) Shibboleth
3 4 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.54%) UAG
5 2 (1.69%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (3.39%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.54%) MIIS
2 3 (2.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.69%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.85%) SCCM
4 1 (0.85%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 35 (29.66%) Oracle
2 21 (17.80%) JBoss
3 13 (11.02%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (7.63%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.78%) IBM
6 5 (4.24%) Adobe
6 5 (4.24%) SAP
7 4 (3.39%) Cisco
7 4 (3.39%) HP
7 4 (3.39%) Juniper
7 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.39%) McAfee
7 4 (3.39%) VMware
7 4 (3.39%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.54%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.69%) Facebook
9 2 (1.69%) Twitter
9 2 (1.69%) Sun
10 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.85%) FatWire
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