Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 632 607 655
Rank change year-on-year -25 +48 +71
Contract jobs citing SAML 205 225 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.79% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 153 110
England median daily rate £500 £468 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -10.95% +19.32%
10th Percentile £354 £338 £398
90th Percentile £663 £638 £825
UK median daily rate £500 £469 £500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £25.12
UK median hourly rate - - £25.12

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 29,742 28,527 29,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.49% 31.71% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,420 19,758 20,248
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 321 539
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.73 £15.33 £15.21
90th Percentile £52.63 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -2 141 £525 +5.00% 18
North of England +45 21 £398 -3.64% 2
North West +14 17 £398 -0.63% 1
East of England -2 17 £500 +13.31% 7
South East -66 11 £403 -14.36% 3
South West +8 7 £513 +45.39%
Midlands -10 5 £425 +6.25% 3
Yorkshire +16 4 £440 +3.53% 1
West Midlands +5 3 £375 -6.25% 2
East Midlands +3 2 £425 +13.33% 1
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 71 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (28.29%) Java
2 58 (28.29%) OAuth
3 53 (25.85%) REST
4 51 (24.88%) Web Services
4 51 (24.88%) LDAP
5 50 (24.39%) Oracle
6 49 (23.90%) JavaScript
7 47 (22.93%) Microsoft
8 46 (22.44%) SSL
9 43 (20.98%) SOA
10 42 (20.49%) Finance
11 38 (18.54%) SQL
11 38 (18.54%) Active Directory
12 37 (18.05%) XML
13 36 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
14 34 (16.59%) Jenkins
14 34 (16.59%) Identity Management
14 34 (16.59%) SQL Server
14 34 (16.59%) Banking
15 33 (16.10%) RESTful
16 32 (15.61%) DevOps
17 31 (15.12%) AngularJS
17 31 (15.12%) PKI
18 30 (14.63%) OpenID
19 28 (13.66%) Microservices
19 28 (13.66%) OAuth2
19 28 (13.66%) SOAP
19 28 (13.66%) CA
20 27 (13.17%) CA Single Sign-On

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 24 (11.71%) Apache
2 20 (9.76%) IIS
3 18 (8.78%) Tomcat
4 16 (7.80%) WebLogic
5 15 (7.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (6.34%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (5.37%) JBoss
8 9 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (3.90%) CMS
10 7 (3.41%) Mule
10 7 (3.41%) nginx
11 6 (2.93%) Confluence
11 6 (2.93%) Mule ESB
11 6 (2.93%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (2.44%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.49%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 36 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (11.71%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (10.73%) Amazon S3
4 15 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (7.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (5.85%) SaaS
6 11 (5.37%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (5.37%) Serverless
7 10 (4.88%) IaaS
7 10 (4.88%) Office 365
8 9 (4.39%) Route 53
9 7 (3.41%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (2.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (2.93%) Amazon Kinesis
10 6 (2.93%) npm
11 5 (2.44%) PaaS
12 2 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.98%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 46 (22.44%) SSL
2 27 (13.17%) Firewall
3 19 (9.27%) Kerberos
4 16 (7.80%) HTTP
5 14 (6.83%) Internet
6 10 (4.88%) Network Security
7 6 (2.93%) FTP
7 6 (2.93%) SMTP
8 4 (1.95%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.95%) VPN
9 3 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.46%) S/MIME
10 2 (0.98%) DNS
10 2 (0.98%) NAS
10 2 (0.98%) SAN
10 2 (0.98%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.98%) X.509
11 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.49%) LAN
11 1 (0.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.20%) Redis
3 17 (8.29%) NoSQL
4 15 (7.32%) Oracle Database
5 12 (5.85%) MySQL
6 11 (5.37%) MongoDB
6 11 (5.37%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.88%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (3.41%) Hazelcast
10 3 (1.46%) Big Data
11 2 (0.98%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.49%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.49%) DB2
12 1 (0.49%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (16.59%) Jenkins
2 25 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 25 (12.20%) JIRA
3 19 (9.27%) Subversion
4 18 (8.78%) Mocha
5 16 (7.80%) JUnit
6 15 (7.32%) Selenium
7 13 (6.34%) Maven
8 10 (4.88%) Grunt
8 10 (4.88%) gulp
8 10 (4.88%) JMeter
9 8 (3.90%) Gradle
9 8 (3.90%) Mockito
10 7 (3.41%) JDeveloper
10 7 (3.41%) Vagrant
11 6 (2.93%) Bower
11 6 (2.93%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.93%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (2.93%) Mercurial
11 6 (2.93%) SonarQube
General
1 42 (20.49%) Finance
2 34 (16.59%) Banking
3 13 (6.34%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.98%) Legal
5 2 (0.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (41.95%) Developer
2 36 (17.56%) Architect
3 22 (10.73%) Java Developer
4 13 (6.34%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (5.85%) Consultant
5 12 (5.85%) Senior Developer
6 11 (5.37%) Security Engineer
7 9 (4.39%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (3.90%) .NET Developer
8 8 (3.90%) Analyst
8 8 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (3.90%) Node.js Developer
9 7 (3.41%) Design Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) SAP Developer
9 7 (3.41%) Security Architect
9 7 (3.41%) Technical Leader
10 6 (2.93%) Business Analyst
10 6 (2.93%) Digital Architect
10 6 (2.93%) MuleSoft Developer
10 6 (2.93%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (28.29%) OAuth
2 53 (25.85%) REST
3 51 (24.88%) LDAP
3 51 (24.88%) Web Services
4 37 (18.05%) XML
5 33 (16.10%) RESTful
6 31 (15.12%) AngularJS
7 30 (14.63%) OpenID
8 28 (13.66%) OAuth2
8 28 (13.66%) SOAP
9 27 (13.17%) .NET
10 26 (12.68%) HTML
11 25 (12.20%) Node.js
12 24 (11.71%) Spring
13 21 (10.24%) CSS
14 18 (8.78%) KnockoutJS
14 18 (8.78%) SailPoint
14 18 (8.78%) Swagger
15 14 (6.83%) J2EE
15 14 (6.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.12%) PKI
2 21 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.41%) Mainframe
4 7 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.41%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.41%) Social Media
5 4 (1.95%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.95%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.46%) Wiki
7 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.98%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.98%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.49%) iPhone
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.17%) Linux
2 19 (9.27%) Windows
3 8 (3.90%) Unix
4 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.98%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.49%) Android
5 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.49%) Solaris
5 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (20.98%) SOA
3 34 (16.59%) Identity Management
4 32 (15.61%) DevOps
5 28 (13.66%) Microservices
6 27 (13.17%) Identity Access Management
7 24 (11.71%) TDD
8 23 (11.22%) MVC
9 22 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (10.73%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (10.73%) ITIL
9 22 (10.73%) Scrum
10 20 (9.76%) Security Architecture
11 19 (9.27%) Waterfall
12 16 (7.80%) Information Security
13 15 (7.32%) Unit Testing
14 14 (6.83%) Prototyping
15 12 (5.85%) Risk Assessment
15 12 (5.85%) Test Automation
16 11 (5.37%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (28.29%) Java
2 49 (23.90%) JavaScript
3 38 (18.54%) SQL
4 23 (11.22%) Python
5 19 (9.27%) C#
6 11 (5.37%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.90%) Go
8 7 (3.41%) R
9 5 (2.44%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.95%) PHP
11 2 (0.98%) ES6
11 2 (0.98%) Perl
11 2 (0.98%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.49%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.49%) C++
12 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.49%) Ruby
12 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (7.80%) Degree
1 16 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.41%) CISSP
4 6 (2.93%) CISM
5 4 (1.95%) CISA
5 4 (1.95%) CRISC
6 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) OCA
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.98%) OSCP
7 2 (0.98%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.39%) GDPR
3 4 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.95%) QA
4 3 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.49%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (18.54%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.22%) Docker
3 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.98%) IAG
3 2 (0.98%) XenApp
3 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.49%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 27 (13.17%) CA Single Sign-On
2 18 (8.78%) Ansible
3 12 (5.85%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.88%) Puppet
5 9 (4.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 9 (4.39%) Terraform
6 8 (3.90%) Fluentd
6 8 (3.90%) Grafana
6 8 (3.90%) Kibana
6 8 (3.90%) logstash
6 8 (3.90%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (3.90%) Prometheus
7 7 (3.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (2.44%) AirWatch
8 5 (2.44%) SCCM
9 4 (1.95%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.98%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.49%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 50 (24.39%) Oracle
2 47 (22.93%) Microsoft
3 28 (13.66%) CA
4 22 (10.73%) IBM
5 20 (9.76%) ForgeRock
6 18 (8.78%) ServiceNow
7 14 (6.83%) MuleSoft
8 12 (5.85%) WSO2
9 9 (4.39%) Axway
9 9 (4.39%) BMC
10 8 (3.90%) SAP
11 6 (2.93%) Coveo
11 6 (2.93%) Sitecore
12 5 (2.44%) Dell
13 4 (1.95%) Atlassian
14 3 (1.46%) Splunk
15 2 (0.98%) Citrix
15 2 (0.98%) New Relic
15 2 (0.98%) VMware
16 1 (0.49%) Intel