Period
to 18 September 2021

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 18 September 2021 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
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 118 231
Rank change year-on-year -42 +113 -1
Contract jobs citing SAML 12 1 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.056% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 6
10th Percentile £480 " £431
25th Percentile £587 £563 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £636 £575 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.65% +12.20% -6.82%
75th Percentile £687 £588 £538
90th Percentile £688 " £575
Central London median daily rate £636 £563 £525
% change year-on-year +13.11% +7.14% -8.70%

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 1,212 540 2,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.67% 30.42% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 414 1,799
10th Percentile £394 £372 £407
25th Percentile £475 £431 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% - -
75th Percentile £653 £612 £619
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £580 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +10.48% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
10th Percentile £23.65 £27.20 £17.95
25th Percentile £30.13 £32.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £38.37
Median % change year-on-year -2.67% -2.27% +42.12%
75th Percentile £52.75 £40.00 £47.42
90th Percentile £68.65 £44.65 £51.04
Central London median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £38.37
% change year-on-year -4.67% -2.27% +42.12%

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 18 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SAML in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) OAuth
1 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (33.33%) AWS
2 4 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (33.33%) Terraform
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) LDAP
3 3 (25.00%) HTTP
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) CISSP
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) PaaS
3 3 (25.00%) DevOps
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
3 3 (25.00%) OAuth2
4 2 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 2 (16.67%) CyberArk
4 2 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) REST

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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) nginx
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) AWS
2 3 (25.00%) PaaS
3 2 (16.67%) Azure
3 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (8.33%) Apigee
4 1 (8.33%) Azure App Service
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Service Fabric
4 1 (8.33%) GCP
4 1 (8.33%) IaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (8.33%) Kerberos
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) AutoIt
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Social Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) CyberArk Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Architect
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Head of Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) Head of Security
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Security Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Strategy Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) OAuth
2 4 (33.33%) LDAP
3 3 (25.00%) OAuth2
4 2 (16.67%) REST
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (8.33%) OpenID
5 1 (8.33%) SailPoint
5 1 (8.33%) SPNEGO
5 1 (8.33%) WCF
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (8.33%) Cyberattack
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) DevOps
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (16.67%) Biometrics
4 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 2 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 2 (16.67%) Observability
4 2 (16.67%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) NIST
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Terraform
2 2 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (8.33%) Ansible
3 1 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (8.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) CyberArk
3 1 (8.33%) BMC
3 1 (8.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) Okta