Period
to 24 June 2021

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 24 June 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)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 455 370 564
Rank change year-on-year -85 +194 +17
Contract jobs citing SAML 182 196 261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.53% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 1.69% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 144 157
10th Percentile £375 £411 £413
25th Percentile £481 £467 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +0.92%
75th Percentile £675 £605 £638
90th Percentile £775 £675 £700
UK median daily rate £556 £550 £533
% change year-on-year +1.14% +3.29% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £74.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £76.00 £46.40 -
% change year-on-year +63.79% - -

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 15,412 11,595 27,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.42% 31.19% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,082 8,351 19,290
10th Percentile £353 £340 £340
25th Percentile £418 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £610 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 98 245
10th Percentile £18.88 £20.50 £17.45
25th Percentile £27.75 £31.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £56.50 £57.88 £53.75
90th Percentile £66.30 £66.83 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £44.50
% change year-on-year -3.02% +4.27% +7.09%

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 24 June 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SAML in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -47 102 £628 +12.81% 24
North of England -8 22 £575 +21.05% 6
Midlands -39 18 £568 +3.18% 1
South West -2 15 £500 - 3
East Midlands - 10 £585 -
East of England +7 8 £350 -46.15% 4
Yorkshire +1 8 £400 -15.79% 2
North West -9 8 £850 +94.84% 4
West Midlands -53 8 £550 - 1
South East -25 6 £400 -32.63% 3
North East - 6 £588 -
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 England region with a requirement for SAML.

1 104 (57.14%) OAuth
2 93 (51.10%) Azure
3 67 (36.81%) OpenID
4 65 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (35.71%) Single Sign-On
5 64 (35.16%) AWS
6 62 (34.07%) Active Directory
6 62 (34.07%) Microsoft
7 58 (31.87%) Java
8 56 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 55 (30.22%) DevOps
10 53 (29.12%) Identity Access Management
11 40 (21.98%) Web Services
12 38 (20.88%) LDAP
13 37 (20.33%) Social Skills
14 36 (19.78%) Kerberos
15 35 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
15 35 (19.23%) OAuth2
15 35 (19.23%) PowerShell
15 35 (19.23%) REST
16 33 (18.13%) Python
17 30 (16.48%) Microsoft 365
17 30 (16.48%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (14.84%) SaaS
18 27 (14.84%) Kubernetes
18 27 (14.84%) JavaScript
18 27 (14.84%) SQL
18 27 (14.84%) Finance
19 26 (14.29%) SOAP
20 25 (13.74%) Firewall

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 10 (5.49%) Apache Spark
1 10 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (4.40%) CMS
4 7 (3.85%) Mule ESB
5 6 (3.30%) Anypoint
5 6 (3.30%) Apache
5 6 (3.30%) Confluence
5 6 (3.30%) JBoss
5 6 (3.30%) Mule
6 5 (2.75%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.20%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.20%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.65%) Jetty
8 3 (1.65%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.10%) Appian
9 2 (1.10%) Documentum
9 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Figma
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 93 (51.10%) Azure
2 64 (35.16%) AWS
3 56 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 30 (16.48%) Microsoft 365
5 27 (14.84%) SaaS
6 18 (9.89%) PaaS
7 16 (8.79%) IaaS
8 15 (8.24%) Serverless
9 14 (7.69%) GCP
10 8 (4.40%) GitHub
11 6 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (3.30%) OneDrive
12 5 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (2.75%) Google Workspace
13 4 (2.20%) Amazon Cognito
13 4 (2.20%) AWS CodePipeline
13 4 (2.20%) Azure Key Vault
14 3 (1.65%) Azure App Service
14 3 (1.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 3 (1.65%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 36 (19.78%) Kerberos
2 25 (13.74%) Firewall
3 20 (10.99%) HTTP
3 20 (10.99%) SSL
4 16 (8.79%) IPsec
5 9 (4.95%) VPN
6 8 (4.40%) Network Security
7 6 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (2.75%) Unified Communications
9 4 (2.20%) DNS
9 4 (2.20%) LAN
9 4 (2.20%) SSH
9 4 (2.20%) WAN
10 3 (1.65%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.65%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.65%) SNMP
10 3 (1.65%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.65%) X.509
11 2 (1.10%) DMZ
11 2 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.59%) MySQL
1 12 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) Hadoop
2 8 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.85%) Data Lake
3 7 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.30%) Apache Hive
4 6 (3.30%) Big Data
4 6 (3.30%) HBase
4 6 (3.30%) Impala
5 5 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.75%) Redis
6 3 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.65%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.65%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.65%) Riak
7 2 (1.10%) KDB
7 2 (1.10%) Power BI
7 2 (1.10%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 25 (13.74%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.69%) Maven
3 13 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 12 (6.59%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.04%) GitLab
6 9 (4.95%) Gradle
6 9 (4.95%) JUnit
7 8 (4.40%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.85%) JIRA
9 6 (3.30%) Subversion
10 4 (2.20%) kappa
10 4 (2.20%) Visual Studio Code
11 3 (1.65%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.65%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.65%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.55%) Hudson
13 1 (0.55%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.55%) Selenium
13 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (20.33%) Social Skills
2 27 (14.84%) Finance
3 25 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (10.99%) Banking
5 13 (7.14%) Public Sector
6 8 (4.40%) German Language
6 8 (4.40%) Investment Banking
7 6 (3.30%) French Language
7 6 (3.30%) Marketing
8 5 (2.75%) Digital Economy
8 5 (2.75%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (2.75%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (2.20%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.55%) Electronics
11 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.55%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (29.12%) Architect
2 27 (14.84%) Developer
3 19 (10.44%) Consultant
3 19 (10.44%) Security Architect
4 18 (9.89%) Technical Architect
5 12 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.49%) Security Engineer
6 10 (5.49%) Senior Architect
7 9 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.95%) IT Security Officer
7 9 (4.95%) Security Officer
8 8 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.40%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (3.85%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.30%) Azure Architect
10 6 (3.30%) IAM Specialist
10 6 (3.30%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
10 6 (3.30%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.75%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (57.14%) OAuth
2 67 (36.81%) OpenID
3 40 (21.98%) Web Services
4 38 (20.88%) LDAP
5 35 (19.23%) OAuth2
5 35 (19.23%) REST
6 26 (14.29%) SOAP
7 21 (11.54%) CSS
8 20 (10.99%) HTML
9 18 (9.89%) Node.js
10 15 (8.24%) .NET
10 15 (8.24%) Spring
11 14 (7.69%) XACML
12 13 (7.14%) XML
13 11 (6.04%) RESTful
14 10 (5.49%) Hibernate
14 10 (5.49%) Kafka
15 9 (4.95%) JMS
15 9 (4.95%) JSON
16 7 (3.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 12 (6.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (4.40%) Clustering
3 8 (4.40%) PKI
4 7 (3.85%) Cloud Native
5 6 (3.30%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (3.30%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.75%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.20%) User Experience
8 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.55%) CMDB
10 1 (0.55%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.55%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.55%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.09%) Windows
2 21 (11.54%) Linux
3 20 (10.99%) Unix
4 9 (4.95%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.10%) CatOS
8 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (30.22%) DevOps
3 53 (29.12%) Identity Access Management
4 35 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (16.48%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (13.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 23 (12.64%) Scrum
7 23 (12.64%) Security Architecture
8 21 (11.54%) Microservices
8 21 (11.54%) SDLC
9 16 (8.79%) B2C
9 16 (8.79%) Software Engineering
9 16 (8.79%) Test Automation
10 15 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (8.24%) Decision-Making
10 15 (8.24%) SOA
11 14 (7.69%) Identity Management
11 14 (7.69%) TDD
12 13 (7.14%) Kanban
12 13 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 58 (31.87%) Java
2 35 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 33 (18.13%) Python
4 27 (14.84%) JavaScript
4 27 (14.84%) SQL
5 21 (11.54%) C#
6 14 (7.69%) Ruby
7 9 (4.95%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.85%) Scala
9 5 (2.75%) C
9 5 (2.75%) Java 8
10 4 (2.20%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.65%) Go
11 3 (1.65%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.10%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.10%) Perl
13 1 (0.55%) C++
13 1 (0.55%) ES6
13 1 (0.55%) PHP
13 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.64%) Degree
3 21 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.40%) CISSP
4 8 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.85%) CISM
6 3 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.65%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.10%) CISA
8 1 (0.55%) CCSA
8 1 (0.55%) CITP
8 1 (0.55%) CRISC
8 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PMP
8 1 (0.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) GDPR
2 5 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.75%) NIST
2 5 (2.75%) QA
3 3 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.10%) PSD2
4 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.55%) GRC
System Software
1 62 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.19%) Docker
3 12 (6.59%) RACF
4 6 (3.30%) OpenAM
5 5 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.75%) NDS
5 5 (2.75%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 4 (2.20%) HDFS
6 4 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.10%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.55%) Ceph
8 1 (0.55%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.55%) KVM
8 1 (0.55%) NFS
8 1 (0.55%) QEMU
8 1 (0.55%) Samba
8 1 (0.55%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 65 (35.71%) Single Sign-On
2 27 (14.84%) Kubernetes
3 15 (8.24%) Puppet
3 15 (8.24%) Terraform
4 11 (6.04%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 11 (6.04%) CA Single Sign-On
4 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (5.49%) HP Fortify
6 9 (4.95%) Ansible
6 9 (4.95%) SCCM
7 6 (3.30%) CloudHub
7 6 (3.30%) Kibana
7 6 (3.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.20%) FortiGate
8 4 (2.20%) FreeIPA
8 4 (2.20%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 4 (2.20%) PingFederate
9 3 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.10%) CASB
Vendors
1 62 (34.07%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.34%) Oracle
2 17 (9.34%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (7.14%) CA
4 12 (6.59%) HP
5 11 (6.04%) MuleSoft
6 10 (5.49%) Google
7 9 (4.95%) ForgeRock
8 8 (4.40%) Cisco
8 8 (4.40%) Cloudera
9 7 (3.85%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.85%) Ivanti
9 7 (3.85%) Okta
10 5 (2.75%) NetIQ
10 5 (2.75%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.75%) VMware
11 4 (2.20%) CyberArk
11 4 (2.20%) Databricks
11 4 (2.20%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.20%) Red Hat