Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SAML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAML over the 6 months to 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 237 248
Rank change year-on-year +73 +11 -29
Contract jobs citing SAML 12 8 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 0.31% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Median daily rate £425 £650 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.62% +23.81% -4.55%
10th Percentile £401 £496 £469
90th Percentile £620 £763 £603
Central London median daily rate £460 £538 £525
% change year-on-year -14.42% +2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

SAML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,460 2,551 2,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.39% 37.82% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,152 2,063 2,288
Median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +8.33%
10th Percentile £386 £408 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -30.42%
10th Percentile £24.50 £16.70 £21.25
90th Percentile £62.00 £92.20 £63.65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -30.42%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SAML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in the City of London

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAML in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SAML in the City of London

SAML
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAML in the City of London over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SAML in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SAML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SAML.

1 9 (75.00%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (66.67%) AWS
3 6 (50.00%) Okta
4 5 (41.67%) REST
4 5 (41.67%) XSLT
5 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (33.33%) J2SE
5 4 (33.33%) Adobe
5 4 (33.33%) Workflow
5 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) OSGi
5 4 (33.33%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (33.33%) Amazon S3
5 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
5 4 (33.33%) Lucene
5 4 (33.33%) Workflow Management
5 4 (33.33%) CircleCI
5 4 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (33.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (33.33%) Apache Sling
5 4 (33.33%) Route 53
5 4 (33.33%) GitHub
6 3 (25.00%) Project Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) InDesign
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Publishing
6 3 (25.00%) PHP
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) Photoshop

SAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (8.33%) nginx
2 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) InDesign
1 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) AWS
2 4 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (33.33%) Amazon S3
2 4 (33.33%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (33.33%) GitHub
2 4 (33.33%) Route 53
3 2 (16.67%) Azure
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) Heroku
4 1 (8.33%) IaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365
4 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Kerberos
1 2 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) IPsec
2 1 (8.33%) PBX
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Redis
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) CircleCI
2 1 (8.33%) CF BOSH
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (8.33%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Java Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) REST
1 5 (41.67%) XSLT
2 4 (33.33%) Apache Sling
2 4 (33.33%) J2SE
2 4 (33.33%) Lucene
2 4 (33.33%) OSGi
3 2 (16.67%) Middleware
3 2 (16.67%) OAuth
3 2 (16.67%) OpenID
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) LDAP
4 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) PMI
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 4 (33.33%) Scrum
1 4 (33.33%) Workflow
1 4 (33.33%) Workflow Management
2 3 (25.00%) Project Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) B2B
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) PHP
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) HAProxy
3 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Okta
2 4 (33.33%) Adobe
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Fidessa
4 1 (8.33%) Google
4 1 (8.33%) Reuters
4 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (8.33%) Workday