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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 493 534 538
Rank change year-on-year +41 +4  
Contract jobs citing SAML 97 103 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.72% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 60 53
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £334 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +13.33% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SAML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13923 14344 14192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.35% 28.96% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10235 9678
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 164 188
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.26 £18.80 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SAML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in England

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAML in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAML in England

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAML in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAML in England

SAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 45 £550 +4.76% 9
North West +37 21 £388 +11.51% 1
South East -3 13 £490 +15.29%
East of England +1 9 £450 +69.81% 1
Yorkshire +24 3 £475 +11.76% 1
East Midlands -7 3 £425 -
West Midlands +23 1 £425 -
South West +12 1 £175 -53.33%
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SAML.

1 114 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.49%) Java
3 56 (23.63%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (22.78%) OAuth
5 50 (21.10%) Linux
6 47 (19.83%) REST
7 44 (18.57%) Microsoft
8 43 (18.14%) Web Services
9 42 (17.72%) LDAP
9 42 (17.72%) Oracle
9 42 (17.72%) Finance
10 41 (17.30%) .NET
10 41 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
11 40 (16.88%) SQL
11 40 (16.88%) JavaScript
12 38 (16.03%) Cybersecurity
13 36 (15.19%) Open Source
13 36 (15.19%) Test Automation
13 36 (15.19%) Unix
14 35 (14.77%) SOA
15 33 (13.92%) Kerberos
16 32 (13.50%) Internet
17 31 (13.08%) XML
18 30 (12.66%) Windows
18 30 (12.66%) Scrum
19 29 (12.24%) Firewall
19 29 (12.24%) RESTful
19 29 (12.24%) Security Cleared
19 29 (12.24%) JSON
20 28 (11.81%) Identity Management

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 14 (5.91%) Apache
2 13 (5.49%) JBoss
3 10 (4.22%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.22%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (3.38%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.95%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.53%) IIS
6 6 (2.53%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.11%) Mule
7 5 (2.11%) Mule ESB
7 5 (2.11%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (2.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.69%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.69%) nginx
8 4 (1.69%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (23.63%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (11.39%) SaaS
4 24 (10.13%) Office 365
5 23 (9.70%) PaaS
6 9 (3.80%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (3.38%) GitHub
7 8 (3.38%) IaaS
8 7 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (2.11%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (1.27%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (1.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (1.27%) Heroku
11 3 (1.27%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.72%) LDAP
2 33 (13.92%) Kerberos
3 32 (13.50%) Internet
4 29 (12.24%) Firewall
5 24 (10.13%) SSL
6 20 (8.44%) DNS
7 19 (8.02%) VPN
8 13 (5.49%) HTTP
9 10 (4.22%) Intranet
10 9 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (3.80%) X.509
11 8 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (3.38%) TCP/IP
12 6 (2.53%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.53%) SMTP
13 4 (1.69%) LAN
13 4 (1.69%) Skype
13 4 (1.69%) TACACS
13 4 (1.69%) WAN
14 3 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.70%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.33%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.06%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.64%) Redis
6 9 (3.80%) MySQL
6 9 (3.80%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.38%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.11%) DB2
9 5 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.27%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.27%) Informix
11 3 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (9.28%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.02%) Jenkins
3 15 (6.33%) Subversion
4 12 (5.06%) Maven
5 10 (4.22%) JIRA
6 9 (3.80%) Selenium
7 8 (3.38%) Mocha
7 8 (3.38%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.95%) JMeter
9 6 (2.53%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.11%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.69%) Gradle
12 3 (1.27%) Ant
12 3 (1.27%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.84%) AccuRev
13 2 (0.84%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.84%) JUnit
13 2 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (17.72%) Finance
2 23 (9.70%) Banking
3 11 (4.64%) Marketing
4 6 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.69%) Games
5 4 (1.69%) Retail
6 3 (1.27%) French Language
6 3 (1.27%) German Language
7 2 (0.84%) Advertising
7 2 (0.84%) Legal
7 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (32.91%) Developer
2 73 (30.80%) Architect
3 30 (12.66%) Security Architect
4 26 (10.97%) Analyst
4 26 (10.97%) Java Developer
5 21 (8.86%) Consultant
6 19 (8.02%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (6.75%) Cloud Architect
8 14 (5.91%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 11 (4.64%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.64%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.22%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (4.22%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.38%) Application Security Analyst
11 8 (3.38%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (3.38%) Security Analyst
11 8 (3.38%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.95%) Digital Architect
12 7 (2.95%) Ruby Developer
12 7 (2.95%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (22.78%) OAuth
2 47 (19.83%) REST
3 43 (18.14%) Web Services
4 41 (17.30%) .NET
5 31 (13.08%) XML
6 29 (12.24%) JSON
6 29 (12.24%) RESTful
7 27 (11.39%) HTML
7 27 (11.39%) SOAP
8 23 (9.70%) Node.js
9 22 (9.28%) CSS
10 16 (6.75%) OpenID
11 15 (6.33%) J2EE
11 15 (6.33%) Spring
12 13 (5.49%) AngularJS
12 13 (5.49%) jQuery
13 10 (4.22%) HTML5
13 10 (4.22%) JDBC
14 9 (3.80%) Java EE
14 9 (3.80%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.86%) PKI
2 16 (6.75%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.80%) Private Cloud
4 9 (3.80%) Wiki
5 8 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.95%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.53%) User Experience
8 5 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.69%) Blog
9 4 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.27%) Life Science
11 2 (0.84%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.84%) Clustering
11 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.84%) Replication
11 2 (0.84%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 50 (21.10%) Linux
2 36 (15.19%) Unix
3 30 (12.66%) Windows
4 17 (7.17%) Mac OS
5 12 (5.06%) Windows Server
6 10 (4.22%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.38%) Android
9 7 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.69%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.27%) CentOS
12 2 (0.84%) Solaris
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.03%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (15.19%) Open Source
3 36 (15.19%) Test Automation
4 35 (14.77%) SOA
5 30 (12.66%) Scrum
6 28 (11.81%) Identity Management
7 27 (11.39%) Identity Access Management
7 27 (11.39%) MVC
8 24 (10.13%) Security Testing
9 23 (9.70%) DevOps
10 21 (8.86%) Security Architecture
11 20 (8.44%) User Stories
12 18 (7.59%) Microservices
13 16 (6.75%) TDD
14 15 (6.33%) OWASP
15 14 (5.91%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 14 (5.91%) TOGAF
16 13 (5.49%) Continuous Deployment
16 13 (5.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 77 (32.49%) Java
2 40 (16.88%) JavaScript
2 40 (16.88%) SQL
3 28 (11.81%) C#
4 18 (7.59%) Ruby
5 8 (3.38%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.38%) Python
6 7 (2.95%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.95%) Scala
7 6 (2.53%) PHP
8 5 (2.11%) Apple Swift
8 5 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.27%) ES6
9 3 (1.27%) Perl
10 2 (0.84%) C
10 2 (0.84%) C++
11 1 (0.42%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.42%) Go
11 1 (0.42%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.86%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.33%) Degree
4 13 (5.49%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.69%) MCSE
6 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.27%) CISSP
7 3 (1.27%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.84%) CISA
8 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.84%) RHCE
8 2 (0.84%) SANS
9 1 (0.42%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CEH
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CWAP
9 1 (0.42%) OCA
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.64%) QA
2 5 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.69%) GPG13
3 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.84%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 27 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.44%) Shibboleth
3 14 (5.91%) Docker
3 14 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.53%) vSphere
5 5 (2.11%) XenApp
6 3 (1.27%) vCloud
6 3 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.42%) NDS
7 1 (0.42%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.42%) NFS
7 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (5.49%) CA Single Sign-On
2 11 (4.64%) Kubernetes
3 10 (4.22%) HP Fortify
3 10 (4.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 9 (3.80%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (2.95%) Ansible
6 6 (2.53%) SCCM
6 6 (2.53%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 5 (2.11%) Puppet
8 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.27%) Cacti
9 3 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.27%) Ganglia
9 3 (1.27%) Graphite
9 3 (1.27%) Hyperic
9 3 (1.27%) logstash
9 3 (1.27%) Nagios
9 3 (1.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 42 (17.72%) Oracle
3 27 (11.39%) VMware
4 25 (10.55%) Google
5 22 (9.28%) ServiceNow
6 18 (7.59%) CA
6 18 (7.59%) HP
7 16 (6.75%) Citrix
7 16 (6.75%) IBM
8 10 (4.22%) Cisco
8 10 (4.22%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (3.38%) Symantec
10 7 (2.95%) F5
10 7 (2.95%) MuleSoft
10 7 (2.95%) Splunk
11 6 (2.53%) ArcSight
11 6 (2.53%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.53%) CyberArk
11 6 (2.53%) Dell
12 5 (2.11%) EMC
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