Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 16 May 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)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 603 471 416
Rank change year-on-year -132 -55 +151
Contract jobs citing SAML 152 143 200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% 1.04% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 99 137
10th Percentile £420 £375 £414
25th Percentile £466 £466 £480
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £688 £653 £638
90th Percentile £750 £708 £738
UK median daily rate £600 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £77.00 £60.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +28.33% - -
UK median hourly rate £77.00 £60.00 £46.40
% change year-on-year +28.33% +29.31% -

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,953 13,796 13,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 26.97% 30.57% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,237 9,950 9,759
10th Percentile £400 £344 £338
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £567 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +13.40% - -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £763 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 146 122
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.10 £20.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £32.81 £32.56
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £46.46
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.14% +3.43%
75th Percentile £67.50 £57.50 £54.92
90th Percentile £77.00 £65.54 £66.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £46.41
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.03% +5.04%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SAML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in England

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAML in England.

Daily rate trend for SAML in England

SAML
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAML in England over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SAML in England

SAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAML in England.

Hourly rate trend for SAML in England

SAML
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the England region over the 6 months to 16 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -110 85 £613 +2.08% 18
North of England -50 20 £580 +0.87% 11
South East -18 17 £600 +64.38% 4
Midlands -52 12 £550 +0.92% 6
North West -25 11 £628 -13.45% 6
West Midlands -39 8 £775 +43.52% 5
North East -4 5 £580 -3.33%
East Midlands -27 4 £413 -29.49% 1
Yorkshire -37 4 £450 -4.00% 5
South West -43 4 £615 +23.00% 4
East of England -40 2 £700 +17.75% 2
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 England region with a requirement for SAML.

1 72 (47.37%) OAuth
2 51 (33.55%) OpenID
3 50 (32.89%) Azure
4 49 (32.24%) Agile
5 48 (31.58%) Active Directory
6 41 (26.97%) Cybersecurity
7 37 (24.34%) AWS
7 37 (24.34%) Firewall
8 34 (22.37%) Microsoft
8 34 (22.37%) REST
9 33 (21.71%) Finance
10 32 (21.05%) Single Sign-On
11 31 (20.39%) LDAP
12 30 (19.74%) DevOps
13 29 (19.08%) SaaS
14 28 (18.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 27 (17.76%) Security Architecture
15 27 (17.76%) Social Skills
16 26 (17.11%) Node.js
16 26 (17.11%) Identity Access Management
17 25 (16.45%) JSON
17 25 (16.45%) Python
18 24 (15.79%) SQL
18 24 (15.79%) Linux
18 24 (15.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
19 23 (15.13%) XML
20 22 (14.47%) Web Services
20 22 (14.47%) Application Security
21 21 (13.82%) JavaScript
22 20 (13.16%) Network Security

SAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (5.26%) Apache
1 8 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.63%) IIS
3 3 (1.97%) Confluence
4 2 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.32%) Documentum
4 2 (1.32%) nginx
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.66%) CMS
5 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.66%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.66%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Shopify
2 1 (0.66%) assyst
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.66%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 50 (32.89%) Azure
2 37 (24.34%) AWS
3 29 (19.08%) SaaS
4 19 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
5 17 (11.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (7.89%) PaaS
7 8 (5.26%) IaaS
8 7 (4.61%) Kong
8 7 (4.61%) Serverless
9 6 (3.95%) Power Platform
10 5 (3.29%) GitHub
11 4 (2.63%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (2.63%) Amazon S3
11 4 (2.63%) Apigee
11 4 (2.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 4 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (2.63%) GCP
11 4 (2.63%) Google Workspace
11 4 (2.63%) TestFlight
11 4 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.34%) Firewall
2 20 (13.16%) Network Security
3 16 (10.53%) SSL
3 16 (10.53%) X.509
4 13 (8.55%) DNS
5 9 (5.92%) HTTP
5 9 (5.92%) Kerberos
6 7 (4.61%) MQTT
7 6 (3.95%) LAN
7 6 (3.95%) WAN
8 5 (3.29%) VPN
9 4 (2.63%) DHCP
9 4 (2.63%) SMTP
10 3 (1.97%) DKIM
10 3 (1.97%) DMARC
10 3 (1.97%) Internet
10 3 (1.97%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.32%) DMZ
11 2 (1.32%) NGFW
11 2 (1.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.95%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.63%) MySQL
4 3 (1.97%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.66%) Big Data
6 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.66%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.66%) Redis
6 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.92%) GitLab
2 9 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.26%) gulp
3 8 (5.26%) JIRA
4 7 (4.61%) webpack
5 6 (3.95%) ESLint
5 6 (3.95%) Grunt
6 4 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.63%) fastlane
6 4 (2.63%) Maven
6 4 (2.63%) Xcode
7 3 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.32%) AutoIt
8 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.32%) Postman
9 1 (0.66%) Mocha
9 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.66%) Terragrunt
General
1 33 (21.71%) Finance
2 27 (17.76%) Social Skills
3 19 (12.50%) Banking
4 15 (9.87%) Legal
5 10 (6.58%) Public Sector
6 9 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.92%) Manufacturing
7 7 (4.61%) Marketing
8 6 (3.95%) Automotive
8 6 (3.95%) Law
9 3 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.66%) Advertising
11 1 (0.66%) Back Office
11 1 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.66%) Electronics
11 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.66%) Police
11 1 (0.66%) Retail
11 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (33.55%) Architect
2 27 (17.76%) Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Security Architect
4 15 (9.87%) Security Engineer
4 15 (9.87%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (9.21%) Consultant
6 7 (4.61%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (3.29%) LDAP Engineer
7 5 (3.29%) Senior Developer
7 5 (3.29%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (2.63%) Senior Architect
8 4 (2.63%) Software Engineer
8 4 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (1.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (1.97%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (1.97%) Platform Engineer
9 3 (1.97%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (47.37%) OAuth
2 51 (33.55%) OpenID
3 34 (22.37%) REST
4 31 (20.39%) LDAP
5 26 (17.11%) Node.js
6 25 (16.45%) JSON
7 23 (15.13%) XML
8 22 (14.47%) Web Services
9 18 (11.84%) OAuth2
10 17 (11.18%) JWT
11 15 (9.87%) CSS
11 15 (9.87%) React
12 14 (9.21%) .NET
13 13 (8.55%) HTML
14 10 (6.58%) AngularJS
15 9 (5.92%) RESTful
16 8 (5.26%) Ajax
16 8 (5.26%) jQuery
16 8 (5.26%) Middleware
16 8 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.21%) PKI
2 11 (7.24%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.92%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.61%) IoT
5 6 (3.95%) User Experience
6 5 (3.29%) Cloud Native
6 5 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.29%) Replication
7 4 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.32%) BYOD
8 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.32%) iPad
8 2 (1.32%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.66%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.79%) Linux
2 16 (10.53%) Windows
3 13 (8.55%) Android
3 13 (8.55%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.26%) Unix
5 6 (3.95%) Solaris
6 4 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.97%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (32.24%) Agile
2 41 (26.97%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (19.74%) DevOps
4 27 (17.76%) Security Architecture
5 26 (17.11%) Identity Access Management
6 22 (14.47%) Application Security
7 20 (13.16%) Data Security
7 20 (13.16%) SIEM
8 19 (12.50%) CI/CD
8 19 (12.50%) Identity Management
9 18 (11.84%) Microservices
10 17 (11.18%) Server Hardening
11 16 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (10.53%) Threat Modelling
12 13 (8.55%) Configuration Management
13 12 (7.89%) TDD
14 11 (7.24%) Software Engineering
15 10 (6.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 10 (6.58%) Migration
16 9 (5.92%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.45%) Python
2 24 (15.79%) SQL
3 21 (13.82%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 16 (10.53%) Java
6 13 (8.55%) TypeScript
7 12 (7.89%) C#
8 9 (5.92%) Ruby
9 5 (3.29%) Apple Swift
9 5 (3.29%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.63%) Bash
10 4 (2.63%) Google Apps Script
11 3 (1.97%) Perl
12 2 (1.32%) C
13 1 (0.66%) C++
13 1 (0.66%) Groovy
13 1 (0.66%) PHP
13 1 (0.66%) Scala
13 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.92%) CISSP
4 8 (5.26%) Degree
5 6 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.97%) MCSA
8 2 (1.32%) CCA
8 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.32%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.32%) MCSE
9 1 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.66%) CCIE
9 1 (0.66%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.66%) CCSK
9 1 (0.66%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.66%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (11.84%) GDPR
3 12 (7.89%) NIST
4 7 (4.61%) QA
4 7 (4.61%) SOC 2
5 3 (1.97%) Accessibility
6 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.32%) NCSC
6 2 (1.32%) RMADS
7 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.66%) GRC
7 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 48 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.24%) Docker
3 5 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.97%) OpenAM
5 2 (1.32%) NDS
5 2 (1.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 2 (1.32%) OpenIDM
5 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.66%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.66%) NFS
6 1 (0.66%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (21.05%) Single Sign-On
2 24 (15.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 13 (8.55%) Kubernetes
4 10 (6.58%) Terraform
5 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (3.29%) AirWatch
6 5 (3.29%) Ansible
7 4 (2.63%) CASB
8 3 (1.97%) MIIS
9 2 (1.32%) CloudHub
9 2 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.32%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.32%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.66%) Dell DRAC
10 1 (0.66%) OpenSSO
10 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.84%) ForgeRock
3 13 (8.55%) Oracle
4 9 (5.92%) Google
5 8 (5.26%) Okta
6 7 (4.61%) ServiceNow
7 5 (3.29%) Apple
7 5 (3.29%) Sun
7 5 (3.29%) VMware
8 4 (2.63%) Adobe
9 3 (1.97%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.97%) IBM
9 3 (1.97%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.97%) Ping Identity
10 2 (1.32%) Cisco
10 2 (1.32%) F5
10 2 (1.32%) NetIQ
10 2 (1.32%) Novell
10 2 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.32%) Siebel