Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 2018 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 553 595 674
Rank change year-on-year +42 +79 +49
Contract jobs citing SAML 292 240 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 0.84% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 165 128
England median daily rate £550 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £388 £356 £313
90th Percentile £675 £654 £653
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £38.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £38.00

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 32,464 28,562 29,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.30% 32.42% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,041 19,768 20,939
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £630 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 373 379
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.30 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.63 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +7.01% +3.81%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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 6 months to 15 July 2018. 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 +20 208 £563 +5.39% 17
South East -26 31 £500 +5.26% 5
North of England -25 21 £413 +3.13% 1
East of England +17 18 £425 -5.56% 4
Yorkshire -13 12 £413 -14.29%
South West +10 9 £538 +67.97%
North West -38 9 £413 +3.45% 1
Midlands -8 5 £575 +43.75% 4
East Midlands +8 4 - - 4
West Midlands -28 1 £575 +43.75%
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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.

1 143 (48.97%) OAuth
2 112 (38.36%) Amazon AWS
3 109 (37.33%) Java
4 102 (34.93%) Single Sign-On
5 96 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (26.71%) Banking
7 76 (26.03%) DevOps
8 72 (24.66%) LDAP
9 70 (23.97%) Finance
10 67 (22.95%) Identity Access Management
11 63 (21.58%) Identity Management
11 63 (21.58%) Python
11 63 (21.58%) JavaScript
12 62 (21.23%) Microsoft
12 62 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 59 (20.21%) Active Directory
14 58 (19.86%) Jenkins
15 56 (19.18%) Oracle
16 54 (18.49%) Web Services
17 51 (17.47%) RESTful
18 50 (17.12%) Kerberos
19 47 (16.10%) Git (software)
20 46 (15.75%) Node.js
20 46 (15.75%) SSL
21 44 (15.07%) Security Architecture
22 42 (14.38%) REST
23 40 (13.70%) Analytics
23 40 (13.70%) PowerShell
24 38 (13.01%) PKI
24 38 (13.01%) SQL

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 19 (6.51%) Apache
1 19 (6.51%) Tomcat
2 15 (5.14%) Confluence
2 15 (5.14%) IIS
3 14 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (4.11%) nginx
5 10 (3.42%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.74%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (2.05%) IPython
8 6 (2.05%) Jupyter
9 5 (1.71%) JBoss
9 5 (1.71%) Mule
9 5 (1.71%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.37%) Anypoint
11 3 (1.03%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.03%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.03%) Mule ESB
11 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.03%) HipChat
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.11%) SAP ERP
2 11 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.68%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 112 (38.36%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (11.64%) Serverless
4 29 (9.93%) SaaS
5 28 (9.59%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (8.90%) Amazon S3
7 21 (7.19%) GitHub
8 19 (6.51%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (5.82%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (5.48%) PaaS
11 14 (4.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (3.42%) Datadog
13 10 (3.42%) Slack
14 8 (2.74%) IaaS
14 8 (2.74%) npm
14 8 (2.74%) Office 365
14 8 (2.74%) Route 53
15 7 (2.40%) AWS CloudTrail
16 5 (1.71%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 50 (17.12%) Kerberos
2 46 (15.75%) SSL
3 20 (6.85%) Firewall
4 19 (6.51%) HTTP
5 16 (5.48%) DNS
6 10 (3.42%) Internet
6 10 (3.42%) Network Security
7 9 (3.08%) DHCP
8 6 (2.05%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.71%) SCCP
9 5 (1.71%) SMS
9 5 (1.71%) VPN
10 4 (1.37%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.68%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.68%) FTP
11 2 (0.68%) LAN
11 2 (0.68%) SMTP
11 2 (0.68%) SSH
11 2 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.88%) Relational Database
3 22 (7.53%) MySQL
4 17 (5.82%) Big Data
5 16 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (5.48%) MongoDB
5 16 (5.48%) NoSQL
6 15 (5.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 13 (4.45%) SAP HANA
8 11 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (3.42%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.74%) Redis
11 7 (2.40%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.71%) Hazelcast
13 4 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (1.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.03%) Data Lake
14 3 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
14 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (19.86%) Jenkins
2 47 (16.10%) Git (software)
3 34 (11.64%) JIRA
4 25 (8.56%) Maven
5 12 (4.11%) JUnit
6 11 (3.77%) Subversion
6 11 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (3.08%) Selenium
8 7 (2.40%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.40%) Mockito
8 7 (2.40%) SonarQube
9 6 (2.05%) Gradle
9 6 (2.05%) RStudio
9 6 (2.05%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.71%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.37%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.37%) Grunt
11 4 (1.37%) gulp
11 4 (1.37%) SoapUI
General
1 78 (26.71%) Banking
2 70 (23.97%) Finance
3 8 (2.74%) Law
4 5 (1.71%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.03%) Legal
6 3 (1.03%) Retail
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing
7 2 (0.68%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Finnish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (27.05%) Developer
2 64 (21.92%) Architect
3 33 (11.30%) Consultant
4 29 (9.93%) Java Developer
5 27 (9.25%) Security Architect
6 25 (8.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 21 (7.19%) Security Engineer
8 18 (6.16%) Identity Management Architect
9 17 (5.82%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.45%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.77%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.42%) AWS Engineer
12 10 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (3.08%) AWS DevOps
13 9 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
13 9 (3.08%) IAM Consultant
13 9 (3.08%) ServiceNow Consultant
14 8 (2.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.74%) Cybersecurity Architect
14 8 (2.74%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (48.97%) OAuth
2 72 (24.66%) LDAP
3 54 (18.49%) Web Services
4 51 (17.47%) RESTful
5 46 (15.75%) Node.js
6 42 (14.38%) REST
7 38 (13.01%) OAuth2
8 33 (11.30%) AngularJS
9 29 (9.93%) Spring
10 27 (9.25%) .NET
10 27 (9.25%) SailPoint
11 25 (8.56%) SOAP
12 24 (8.22%) Middleware
13 23 (7.88%) OpenID
13 23 (7.88%) XML
14 22 (7.53%) JSON
15 17 (5.82%) HTML
16 16 (5.48%) CSS
17 15 (5.14%) SPNEGO
18 12 (4.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.01%) PKI
2 26 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.53%) Mobile App
4 19 (6.51%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.79%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.79%) Online Banking
6 12 (4.11%) Fintech
7 11 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.77%) Mainframe
8 9 (3.08%) Replication
8 9 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.40%) Clustering
10 6 (2.05%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.71%) Public Cloud
12 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.03%) CMDB
12 3 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.67%) Linux
2 33 (11.30%) Windows
3 17 (5.82%) Apple iOS
4 16 (5.48%) Unix
5 14 (4.79%) Android
6 10 (3.42%) Solaris
7 4 (1.37%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
9 1 (0.34%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.34%) Fedora
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (26.03%) DevOps
3 67 (22.95%) Identity Access Management
4 63 (21.58%) Identity Management
5 44 (15.07%) Security Architecture
6 40 (13.70%) Analytics
7 35 (11.99%) OWASP
7 35 (11.99%) SOA
8 33 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (10.96%) Information Security
10 31 (10.62%) Microservices
11 30 (10.27%) Configuration Management
11 30 (10.27%) Deployment Automation
12 29 (9.93%) SDLC
12 29 (9.93%) TDD
13 28 (9.59%) Cryptography
13 28 (9.59%) Project Management
14 27 (9.25%) ITIL
15 26 (8.90%) Open Source
15 26 (8.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 109 (37.33%) Java
2 63 (21.58%) JavaScript
2 63 (21.58%) Python
3 40 (13.70%) PowerShell
4 38 (13.01%) SQL
5 19 (6.51%) C#
6 17 (5.82%) Ruby
7 16 (5.48%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.42%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.08%) Go
10 7 (2.40%) Perl
11 6 (2.05%) Apex Code
11 6 (2.05%) C++
11 6 (2.05%) Java 8
11 6 (2.05%) PHP
11 6 (2.05%) PyPy
12 3 (1.03%) C
13 2 (0.68%) Korn
13 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (7.19%) Degree
1 21 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.77%) TOGAF Certification
4 6 (2.05%) CCNA
4 6 (2.05%) CCNP
4 6 (2.05%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.37%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.37%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.03%) CISSP
8 2 (0.68%) CEH
8 2 (0.68%) CISM
8 2 (0.68%) CRISC
8 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.68%) OSCP
9 1 (0.34%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.14%) GDPR
3 14 (4.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (4.11%) COBIT
5 8 (2.74%) SLA
6 7 (2.40%) QA
7 6 (2.05%) PCI DSS
7 6 (2.05%) PSD2
8 5 (1.71%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.68%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.68%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.34%) GCP
10 1 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 59 (20.21%) Active Directory
2 38 (13.01%) Docker
3 12 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.42%) OpenAM
5 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.03%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.68%) XenApp
8 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.34%) IAG
8 1 (0.34%) NFS
8 1 (0.34%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.34%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.34%) vCloud
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) Xen
8 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 102 (34.93%) Single Sign-On
2 23 (7.88%) Kubernetes
3 22 (7.53%) Puppet
4 21 (7.19%) Terraform
5 20 (6.85%) CA Single Sign-On
6 17 (5.82%) Ansible
7 16 (5.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 15 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (3.77%) Grafana
10 8 (2.74%) Fluentd
10 8 (2.74%) Kibana
10 8 (2.74%) logstash
10 8 (2.74%) PingFederate
10 8 (2.74%) Prometheus
11 7 (2.40%) CASB
12 6 (2.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Management
13 4 (1.37%) SCCM
14 3 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (21.23%) Microsoft
2 56 (19.18%) Oracle
3 30 (10.27%) IBM
4 28 (9.59%) Google
5 26 (8.90%) ForgeRock
5 26 (8.90%) ServiceNow
6 23 (7.88%) MuleSoft
7 20 (6.85%) Apigee
8 17 (5.82%) Ping Identity
9 16 (5.48%) CA
9 16 (5.48%) Splunk
10 15 (5.14%) SAP
11 14 (4.79%) Axway
12 12 (4.11%) Cisco
12 12 (4.11%) New Relic
13 11 (3.77%) BMC
14 10 (3.42%) Symantec
15 9 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (2.40%) PagerDuty
16 7 (2.40%) Sun