Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 632 629 674
Rank change year-on-year -3 +45 +44
Contract jobs citing SAML 208 225 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.76% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 147 118
England median daily rate £465 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -7.69% +18.90%
10th Percentile £346 £325 £363
90th Percentile £660 £650 £808
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% +15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 29514 29773 29678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.30% 30.48% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20876 20876 20520
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 350 483
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +10.15%
10th Percentile £18.58 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.60 £54.42
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 22 October 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 6 months to 22 October 2017. 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 +30 127 £525 +5.00% 16
North of England +96 41 £400 -5.88% 5
North West +45 33 £398 -20.50% 1
East of England -15 15 £450 +11.80% 2
South East -35 10 £403 -13.44% 2
Yorkshire +32 8 £488 +14.71% 4
Midlands +32 8 £425 +9.68%
West Midlands +23 5 £413 +6.45%
South West +7 3 £625 +66.67% 1
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 63 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.88%) Java
3 57 (27.40%) LDAP
4 55 (26.44%) Microsoft
5 49 (23.56%) SQL
5 49 (23.56%) .NET
5 49 (23.56%) OAuth
6 47 (22.60%) REST
6 47 (22.60%) Oracle
7 43 (20.67%) Finance
8 42 (20.19%) Web Services
9 39 (18.75%) XML
9 39 (18.75%) PKI
10 37 (17.79%) Active Directory
11 34 (16.35%) SOA
12 32 (15.38%) C#
13 31 (14.90%) Identity Management
13 31 (14.90%) OpenID
13 31 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
14 30 (14.42%) SSL
14 30 (14.42%) Identity Access Management
15 27 (12.98%) Kerberos
15 27 (12.98%) MVC
16 26 (12.50%) SQL Server
16 26 (12.50%) Node.js
17 24 (11.54%) Internet
17 24 (11.54%) Scrum
17 24 (11.54%) JSON
18 23 (11.06%) CA
18 23 (11.06%) HTML

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 (9.13%) IIS
2 16 (7.69%) Apache
3 13 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (5.77%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.33%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.37%) JBoss
6 7 (3.37%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (2.40%) nginx
8 5 (2.40%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.92%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.44%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.44%) CMS
11 2 (0.96%) Drupal
11 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.48%) Confluence
12 1 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.65%) Office 365
4 16 (7.69%) SaaS
5 15 (7.21%) PaaS
6 13 (6.25%) IaaS
7 8 (3.85%) Amazon S3
8 7 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (2.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (2.88%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (2.88%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (2.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (2.40%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.96%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.96%) Serverless
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 57 (27.40%) LDAP
2 30 (14.42%) SSL
3 27 (12.98%) Kerberos
4 24 (11.54%) Internet
5 18 (8.65%) Firewall
6 15 (7.21%) VPN
7 9 (4.33%) DNS
7 9 (4.33%) HTTP
8 6 (2.88%) Intranet
8 6 (2.88%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.40%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.40%) S/MIME
9 5 (2.40%) X.509
10 4 (1.92%) Network Security
11 3 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.96%) NAS
12 2 (0.96%) Skype
12 2 (0.96%) Wireless
12 2 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.10%) Redis
3 18 (8.65%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.73%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.77%) Oracle Database
6 11 (5.29%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.85%) MySQL
8 5 (2.40%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.44%) Big Data
9 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.96%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.48%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.48%) DB2
11 1 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.48%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (10.10%) Jenkins
2 17 (8.17%) Selenium
3 15 (7.21%) Mocha
4 13 (6.25%) JMeter
5 12 (5.77%) Git (software)
6 11 (5.29%) JIRA
7 8 (3.85%) Subversion
7 8 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.37%) JDeveloper
8 7 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.44%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.44%) Maven
10 2 (0.96%) Gradle
10 2 (0.96%) JUnit
10 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.48%) Ant
11 1 (0.48%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.48%) Xcode
General
1 43 (20.67%) Finance
2 21 (10.10%) Banking
3 6 (2.88%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.44%) Marketing
4 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.96%) Retail
5 2 (0.96%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (37.02%) Developer
2 56 (26.92%) Architect
3 23 (11.06%) Java Developer
4 16 (7.69%) Consultant
4 16 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 15 (7.21%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (5.77%) .NET Developer
7 10 (4.81%) Analyst
8 9 (4.33%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (3.85%) Application Security Analyst
9 8 (3.85%) Security Analyst
10 7 (3.37%) Azure Architect
10 7 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) Agile Developer
11 6 (2.88%) Applications Developer
11 6 (2.88%) Node.js Developer
11 6 (2.88%) ServiceNow Developer
11 6 (2.88%) Technical Leader
12 5 (2.40%) IAM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (23.56%) .NET
1 49 (23.56%) OAuth
2 47 (22.60%) REST
3 42 (20.19%) Web Services
4 39 (18.75%) XML
5 31 (14.90%) OpenID
6 26 (12.50%) Node.js
7 24 (11.54%) JSON
8 23 (11.06%) HTML
8 23 (11.06%) RESTful
9 21 (10.10%) SOAP
10 18 (8.65%) J2EE
11 17 (8.17%) Spring
12 16 (7.69%) SailPoint
13 15 (7.21%) Express
13 15 (7.21%) Nunjucks
14 13 (6.25%) OAuth2
15 12 (5.77%) .NET Framework
15 12 (5.77%) AngularJS
15 12 (5.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.75%) PKI
2 19 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.29%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.85%) Wiki
5 7 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.88%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.92%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.92%) Social Media
8 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.96%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.48%) Life Science
10 1 (0.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.17%) Linux
2 14 (6.73%) Windows
3 10 (4.81%) Android
3 10 (4.81%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.37%) Unix
5 5 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (16.35%) SOA
3 31 (14.90%) Identity Management
4 30 (14.42%) Identity Access Management
5 27 (12.98%) MVC
6 24 (11.54%) Scrum
7 20 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (8.17%) TDD
9 16 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (7.69%) Cryptography
9 16 (7.69%) DevOps
9 16 (7.69%) Information Security
9 16 (7.69%) TOGAF
10 15 (7.21%) ITIL
10 15 (7.21%) Microservices
11 14 (6.73%) OWASP
11 14 (6.73%) SDLC
11 14 (6.73%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.77%) IT Strategy
12 12 (5.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 58 (27.88%) Java
2 49 (23.56%) SQL
3 32 (15.38%) C#
4 22 (10.58%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.29%) Python
6 7 (3.37%) Apple Swift
6 7 (3.37%) PHP
6 7 (3.37%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.88%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.88%) Ruby
8 2 (0.96%) ES6
8 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.96%) Perl
8 2 (0.96%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.96%) SPARQL
8 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.48%) C
9 1 (0.48%) C++
9 1 (0.48%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.29%) Degree
4 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.44%) CCNP
5 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.96%) CISM
6 2 (0.96%) CISSP
6 2 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.96%) OSCP
6 2 (0.96%) SANS
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.48%) CWAP
7 1 (0.48%) MCSA
7 1 (0.48%) MCSE
7 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.40%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.44%) GDPR
3 3 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.96%) QA
5 1 (0.48%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (17.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.92%) Docker
4 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.96%) IAG
5 2 (0.96%) XenApp
5 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.48%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.48%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.48%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 20 (9.62%) CA Single Sign-On
2 16 (7.69%) Ansible
3 8 (3.85%) HP Fortify
3 8 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 6 (2.88%) SCCM
5 5 (2.40%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.40%) Puppet
6 4 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.92%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.96%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.96%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.48%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) Packer
9 1 (0.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 47 (22.60%) Oracle
3 23 (11.06%) CA
4 17 (8.17%) ForgeRock
4 17 (8.17%) ServiceNow
5 15 (7.21%) Dell
6 13 (6.25%) IBM
7 10 (4.81%) HP
8 9 (4.33%) WSO2
9 8 (3.85%) Citrix
10 7 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (3.37%) VMware
11 6 (2.88%) Axway
11 6 (2.88%) BMC
12 5 (2.40%) SAP
12 5 (2.40%) Xamarin
13 4 (1.92%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.92%) Cisco
13 4 (1.92%) Google
14 2 (0.96%) Apple