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 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 522 519 487
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -32
Contract jobs citing SAML 57 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.090% 0.082%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 31
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£440 £480 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £750 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £460 £588
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
13881 13599 11877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.76% 27.15% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9066 8550 7470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 249 291
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 March 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 21 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 March 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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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 +7 55 £440 -8.33% 10
South East +6 30 £450 - 3
London -4 14 £400 -40.74% 7
Hampshire - 11 £395 - 1
Berkshire 0 9 £545 - 1
North West -12 7 £440 +21.37%
Cheshire - 5 £440 -
City of London +10 2 £625 -7.40% 2
Surrey - 2 £550 - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Reading - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 55 (48.25%) OAuth
2 51 (44.74%) Web Services
3 49 (42.98%) Java
4 45 (39.47%) OpenID
4 45 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (35.96%) SOA
6 35 (30.70%) Security Cleared
7 31 (27.19%) SOAP
8 30 (26.32%) Identity Management
8 30 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
9 29 (25.44%) TOGAF
9 29 (25.44%) Open Source
9 29 (25.44%) Information Security
10 27 (23.68%) CISSP
11 26 (22.81%) Spring
12 25 (21.93%) SC Cleared
13 24 (21.05%) XML
13 24 (21.05%) Maven
14 23 (20.18%) Subversion
15 22 (19.30%) DV Cleared
15 22 (19.30%) REST
15 22 (19.30%) CSS
15 22 (19.30%) Hibernate
16 21 (18.42%) JavaScript
16 21 (18.42%) HTML
17 20 (17.54%) SQL
17 20 (17.54%) Jenkins
18 19 (16.67%) TDD
18 19 (16.67%) Business Development
19 18 (15.79%) Git (software)

SAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 14 (12.28%) Apache
2 13 (11.40%) Mule
3 10 (8.77%) WebSphere
4 9 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 9 (7.89%) CMS
5 6 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (4.39%) Apache Solr
6 5 (4.39%) Orchard CMS
6 5 (4.39%) Apache Spark
7 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.75%) IIS
8 2 (1.75%) Jadu
8 2 (1.75%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.88%) Drupal
9 1 (0.88%) Node.js
9 1 (0.88%) WordPress
9 1 (0.88%) Liferay
9 1 (0.88%) Moodle
9 1 (0.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.39%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Magento
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.28%) SaaS
2 13 (11.40%) GitHub
3 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.40%) Internet
2 7 (6.14%) Network Security
3 3 (2.63%) LDAP
3 3 (2.63%) HTTP
3 3 (2.63%) VPN
3 3 (2.63%) Intranet
3 3 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.63%) Firewall
4 2 (1.75%) Extranet
4 2 (1.75%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.88%) FTP
5 1 (0.88%) SSL
5 1 (0.88%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.39%) RavenDB
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.51%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.63%) MySQL
6 2 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (21.05%) Maven
2 23 (20.18%) Subversion
3 20 (17.54%) Jenkins
4 18 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 18 (15.79%) JUnit
5 13 (11.40%) Selenium
5 13 (11.40%) Mockito
6 11 (9.65%) Cucumber
7 9 (7.89%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (3.51%) Ant
9 3 (2.63%) Hudson
10 2 (1.75%) EasyMock
11 1 (0.88%) Rational Application Developer
11 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.26%) Marketing
3 5 (4.39%) Banking
4 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Local Government
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Automotive
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (42.98%) Developer
2 30 (26.32%) Architect
3 25 (21.93%) Java Developer
4 12 (10.53%) Consultant
5 9 (7.89%) Enterprise Architect
5 9 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Technical Consultant
7 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Management Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (5.26%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (4.39%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Cloud Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Technical Security Consultant
11 3 (2.63%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (48.25%) OAuth
2 51 (44.74%) Web Services
3 45 (39.47%) OpenID
4 31 (27.19%) SOAP
5 26 (22.81%) Spring
6 24 (21.05%) XML
7 22 (19.30%) REST
7 22 (19.30%) CSS
7 22 (19.30%) Hibernate
8 21 (18.42%) HTML
9 17 (14.91%) JMS
9 17 (14.91%) RESTful
10 14 (12.28%) jQuery
11 12 (10.53%) .NET
11 12 (10.53%) Ajax
12 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET
12 11 (9.65%) OAuth2
13 8 (7.02%) JSP
13 8 (7.02%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.44%) Open Source
2 15 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.02%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.39%) Social Media
5 5 (4.39%) Smart Meter
5 5 (4.39%) NHS
6 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.51%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.63%) PKI
7 3 (2.63%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.75%) User Experience
8 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.75%) W3C
8 2 (1.75%) Wiki
9 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.88%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.88%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.65%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
2 1 (0.88%) Windows
2 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (35.96%) SOA
3 30 (26.32%) Identity Management
3 30 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 29 (25.44%) TOGAF
4 29 (25.44%) Information Security
5 19 (16.67%) TDD
5 19 (16.67%) Business Development
6 17 (14.91%) Scrum
7 16 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.65%) BDD
8 11 (9.65%) MVC
9 10 (8.77%) OO
9 10 (8.77%) Unit Testing
9 10 (8.77%) Web Development
10 8 (7.02%) Automated Testing
10 8 (7.02%) Change Control
11 7 (6.14%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (5.26%) Migration
12 6 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 49 (42.98%) Java
2 21 (18.42%) JavaScript
3 20 (17.54%) SQL
4 9 (7.89%) T-SQL
4 9 (7.89%) C#
5 7 (6.14%) PHP
6 5 (4.39%) Ruby
7 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.75%) PHP5
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (30.70%) Security Cleared
2 27 (23.68%) CISSP
3 25 (21.93%) SC Cleared
4 22 (19.30%) DV Cleared
5 10 (8.77%) Degree
6 5 (4.39%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.88%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.51%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.88%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.88%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 16 (14.04%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (11.40%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.65%) Oracle
4 6 (5.26%) IBM
5 3 (2.63%) Citrix
5 3 (2.63%) WSO2
6 2 (1.75%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.75%) Informatica
6 2 (1.75%) Mercator
6 2 (1.75%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) Dell
7 1 (0.88%) FatWire
7 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.88%) Facebook
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