Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 177 123 184
Rank change year-on-year -54 +61 +50
Contract jobs citing SAML 13 2 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.096% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 0.31% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 8
10th Percentile - £569 £377
25th Percentile £475 £578 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £613 £425
Median % change year-on-year -18.37% +44.12% -22.73%
75th Percentile £675 £653 £511
90th Percentile £686 £666 £571
Central London median daily rate £500 £613 £425
% change year-on-year -18.37% +44.12% -20.93%

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 1,255 645 1,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.62% 30.89% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,001 500 1,378
10th Percentile £414 £363 £398
25th Percentile £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £688 £618 £613
90th Percentile £760 £688 £679
Central London median daily rate £575 £548 £525
% change year-on-year +5.02% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
10th Percentile £18.23 - £49.82
25th Percentile £26.06 £17.50 £51.79
Median hourly rate £39.75 £20.00 £57.67
Median % change year-on-year +98.75% -65.32% +249.48%
75th Percentile £54.06 £22.50 £62.62
90th Percentile £62.28 - £64.05
Central London median hourly rate £39.75 £20.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +98.75% -66.67% +263.64%

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 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SAML in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) DevOps
4 8 (61.54%) OAuth2
4 8 (61.54%) OAuth
4 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) Terraform
5 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
5 7 (53.85%) AWS
6 6 (46.15%) Migration
6 6 (46.15%) Linux
6 6 (46.15%) LDAP
6 6 (46.15%) VPN
6 6 (46.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (46.15%) Strategic Thinking
6 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure as Code
6 6 (46.15%) Observability
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
8 4 (30.77%) Azure
8 4 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (23.08%) PaaS
9 3 (23.08%) Finance
10 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (15.38%) C#
10 2 (15.38%) SQL
10 2 (15.38%) .NET
10 2 (15.38%) Unix
10 2 (15.38%) OpenID
10 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
10 2 (15.38%) NServiceBus

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 2 (15.38%) NServiceBus
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) AWS
2 6 (46.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (30.77%) Azure
3 4 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) PaaS
5 2 (15.38%) Azure Event Grid
5 2 (15.38%) Azure Functions
5 2 (15.38%) Azure Logic Apps
5 2 (15.38%) Azure Service Bus
5 2 (15.38%) IaaS
5 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
5 2 (15.38%) SaaS
5 2 (15.38%) Serverless
6 1 (7.69%) Azure App Service
6 1 (7.69%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (7.69%) Azure Service Fabric
6 1 (7.69%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (7.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) AutoIt
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Cloud Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) LDAP Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Developer
3 2 (15.38%) CyberArk Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Architect
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Messaging Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) OAuth
1 8 (61.54%) OAuth2
2 6 (46.15%) LDAP
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) JWT
3 2 (15.38%) Node.js
3 2 (15.38%) OpenID
3 2 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (15.38%) React
3 2 (15.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) DevOps
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
4 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure as Code
4 6 (46.15%) Migration
4 6 (46.15%) Observability
4 6 (46.15%) Strategic Thinking
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) CI/CD
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) CQRS
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Event-Driven
5 2 (15.38%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Microservices
5 2 (15.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Terraform
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) CyberArk
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Proofpoint