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 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 532 526 499
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -27
Contract jobs citing SAML 65 46 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.088% 0.079%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 32
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£426 £480 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.19% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £470 £513
% change year-on-year
-6.38% -8.29%
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
14272 14264 12263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.44% 27.20% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9258 9062 7744
Average daily rate £388 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 225 320
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £16.97 £16.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 26 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 24 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 26 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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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 +2 61 £426 -11.19% 14
South East +16 32 £409 - 4
London -2 16 £375 -40.00% 8
Hampshire - 13 £390 - 1
North West -15 9 £450 +24.13%
Cheshire - 8 £450 -
Berkshire -6 6 £545 - 1
Northampton - 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
City of London +8 3 £350 -48.14% 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Reading - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
York - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 64 (51.20%) OAuth
2 51 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (40.80%) Java
3 50 (40.00%) Web Services
4 44 (35.20%) SOA
5 42 (33.60%) OpenID
6 35 (28.00%) Open Source
7 34 (27.20%) Security Cleared
8 32 (25.60%) TOGAF
8 32 (25.60%) SOAP
9 30 (24.00%) Identity Management
9 30 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 29 (23.20%) Information Security
11 28 (22.40%) CISSP
12 27 (21.60%) CSS
12 27 (21.60%) Spring
13 25 (20.00%) Maven
14 24 (19.20%) SC Cleared
14 24 (19.20%) XML
14 24 (19.20%) JavaScript
15 23 (18.40%) Subversion
15 23 (18.40%) Hibernate
15 23 (18.40%) REST
16 22 (17.60%) TDD
16 22 (17.60%) DV Cleared
16 22 (17.60%) HTML
16 22 (17.60%) SQL
17 20 (16.00%) JMS
18 19 (15.20%) Git (software)
18 19 (15.20%) Business Development

SAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 15 (12.00%) Apache
2 14 (11.20%) Mule
3 13 (10.40%) WebSphere
4 10 (8.00%) Tomcat
5 8 (6.40%) CMS
6 6 (4.80%) Apache Solr
6 6 (4.80%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (4.00%) Orchard CMS
7 5 (4.00%) Apache Spark
8 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.40%) IIS
10 2 (1.60%) WordPress
10 2 (1.60%) Jadu
10 2 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.60%) JBoss
10 2 (1.60%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (1.60%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.80%) Node.js
11 1 (0.80%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Magento
2 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.20%) SaaS
2 13 (10.40%) GitHub
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.40%) Internet
2 7 (5.60%) Network Security
3 5 (4.00%) Kerberos
4 4 (3.20%) VPN
4 4 (3.20%) HTTP
4 4 (3.20%) LDAP
5 3 (2.40%) Intranet
5 3 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.60%) X.500
6 2 (1.60%) Extranet
7 1 (0.80%) FTP
7 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.80%) SSL
7 1 (0.80%) DMZ
7 1 (0.80%) X.509
7 1 (0.80%) Wireless
7 1 (0.80%) IPsec
7 1 (0.80%) Firewall
7 1 (0.80%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.00%) RavenDB
3 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.20%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.20%) MySQL
5 3 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.40%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.80%) Big Data
7 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.80%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (20.00%) Maven
2 23 (18.40%) Subversion
3 19 (15.20%) Git (software)
3 19 (15.20%) Jenkins
4 16 (12.80%) JUnit
5 13 (10.40%) Selenium
5 13 (10.40%) Mockito
6 11 (8.80%) Cucumber
7 9 (7.20%) Visual Studio
8 7 (5.60%) Ant
9 5 (4.00%) Hudson
10 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.80%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.80%) Rational Application Developer
11 1 (0.80%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.80%) EasyMock
General
1 13 (10.40%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Banking
2 6 (4.80%) Local Government
2 6 (4.80%) Marketing
3 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.20%) Retail
5 2 (1.60%) Automotive
5 2 (1.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (39.20%) Developer
2 36 (28.80%) Architect
3 24 (19.20%) Java Developer
4 13 (10.40%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (9.60%) Consultant
6 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Architect
7 8 (6.40%) Security Consultant
8 7 (5.60%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Technical Specialist
9 6 (4.80%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Management Consultant
10 5 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.00%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (3.20%) Technical Security Consultant
12 3 (2.40%) Digital Architect
12 3 (2.40%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.40%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (51.20%) OAuth
2 50 (40.00%) Web Services
3 42 (33.60%) OpenID
4 32 (25.60%) SOAP
5 27 (21.60%) CSS
5 27 (21.60%) Spring
6 24 (19.20%) XML
7 23 (18.40%) Hibernate
7 23 (18.40%) REST
8 22 (17.60%) HTML
9 20 (16.00%) JMS
10 17 (13.60%) RESTful
11 16 (12.80%) .NET
12 15 (12.00%) jQuery
12 15 (12.00%) OAuth2
13 13 (10.40%) Ajax
14 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET
15 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (8.00%) JSP
17 9 (7.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (28.00%) Open Source
2 18 (14.40%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (8.80%) Mobile App
4 9 (7.20%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.00%) Social Media
5 5 (4.00%) NHS
6 4 (3.20%) Smart Meter
6 4 (3.20%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.40%) PKI
8 2 (1.60%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.60%) W3C
8 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.60%) User Experience
9 1 (0.80%) New Media
9 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.80%) DataPower
9 1 (0.80%) iSeries
9 1 (0.80%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Linux
2 2 (1.60%) Windows
3 1 (0.80%) Solaris
3 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.80%) zOS
3 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (35.20%) SOA
3 32 (25.60%) TOGAF
4 30 (24.00%) Identity Management
4 30 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 29 (23.20%) Information Security
6 22 (17.60%) TDD
7 19 (15.20%) Business Development
8 18 (14.40%) Scrum
9 17 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (13.60%) MVC
10 13 (10.40%) BDD
11 10 (8.00%) Web Development
12 9 (7.20%) OO
13 8 (6.40%) Change Control
13 8 (6.40%) Automated Testing
13 8 (6.40%) Unit Testing
14 7 (5.60%) Use Case
15 6 (4.80%) Project Planning
15 6 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (40.80%) Java
2 24 (19.20%) JavaScript
3 22 (17.60%) SQL
4 13 (10.40%) C#
5 9 (7.20%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.40%) PHP
7 6 (4.80%) Ruby
8 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.60%) PHP5
9 2 (1.60%) C
10 1 (0.80%) Python
10 1 (0.80%) C++
10 1 (0.80%) Perl
10 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (27.20%) Security Cleared
2 28 (22.40%) CISSP
3 24 (19.20%) SC Cleared
4 22 (17.60%) DV Cleared
5 12 (9.60%) Degree
6 4 (3.20%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.20%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.60%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (1.60%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.60%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.80%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.20%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (7.20%) Oracle
4 7 (5.60%) IBM
5 6 (4.80%) Citrix
6 5 (4.00%) WSO2
7 4 (3.20%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.40%) ForgeRock
8 3 (2.40%) Informatica
9 2 (1.60%) Mercator
9 2 (1.60%) Adobe
10 1 (0.80%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.80%) Facebook
10 1 (0.80%) Dell
10 1 (0.80%) FatWire
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