Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 506 616 641
Rank change year-on-year +110 +25 +22
Contract jobs citing SAML 384 221 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 0.75% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 160 154
England median daily rate £575 £465 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.66% +8.77% -10.00%
10th Percentile £413 £350 £325
90th Percentile £685 £660 £638
UK median daily rate £575 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +24.32% +7.56% -9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £34.04 - -
UK median hourly rate £34.04 - -

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 33,369 29,373 29,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.47% 32.61% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,737 20,496 21,029
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 379 357
England median hourly rate £41.81 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.51% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £15.40 £16.20 £13.00
90th Percentile £59.25 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% +11.11% -3.87%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +100 266 £600 +9.59% 14
South East +25 38 £600 +25.65%
South West +7 24 £613 -2.00% 4
East of England +2 23 £525 +16.67% 3
Midlands +3 19 £600 +41.18% 5
North of England -47 17 £413 +3.13% 1
East Midlands +13 14 £600 +41.18% 4
Yorkshire -16 12 £413 -14.29%
West Midlands -14 9 £600 +41.18% 1
North West -51 5 £425 +6.92% 1
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 158 (41.15%) Single Sign-On
2 152 (39.58%) OAuth
3 137 (35.68%) LDAP
4 135 (35.16%) Java
5 124 (32.29%) Amazon AWS
6 117 (30.47%) Kerberos
6 117 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
7 98 (25.52%) DevOps
8 94 (24.48%) Finance
9 93 (24.22%) Active Directory
10 91 (23.70%) Microsoft Azure
10 91 (23.70%) Identity Access Management
11 89 (23.18%) Microsoft
12 83 (21.61%) Identity Management
13 74 (19.27%) Banking
14 72 (18.75%) Oracle
15 71 (18.49%) Windows
16 66 (17.19%) Linux
16 66 (17.19%) Web Services
16 66 (17.19%) SSL
17 64 (16.67%) SOA
18 63 (16.41%) PKI
19 59 (15.36%) Python
20 56 (14.58%) Jenkins
21 54 (14.06%) PowerShell
21 54 (14.06%) Security Architecture
22 52 (13.54%) .NET
23 51 (13.28%) SQL
24 49 (12.76%) JavaScript
25 47 (12.24%) ITIL

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 25 (6.51%) Apache
2 24 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 22 (5.73%) IIS
4 18 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (4.43%) nginx
5 17 (4.43%) WebLogic
6 13 (3.39%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.34%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.34%) Appian
8 9 (2.34%) Confluence
9 8 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.56%) K2 blackpearl
10 6 (1.56%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.78%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.78%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.78%) CMS
12 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.13%) SAP ERP
2 11 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.52%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 124 (32.29%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (23.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (11.20%) SaaS
4 28 (7.29%) PaaS
5 27 (7.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (6.51%) Serverless
7 23 (5.99%) GitHub
8 18 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (3.91%) IaaS
10 13 (3.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (3.39%) Amazon S3
10 13 (3.39%) Azure Functions
10 13 (3.39%) Office 365
11 11 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (2.08%) Datadog
14 8 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (2.08%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 117 (30.47%) Kerberos
2 66 (17.19%) SSL
3 39 (10.16%) Firewall
4 28 (7.29%) HTTP
5 26 (6.77%) VPN
6 22 (5.73%) DNS
7 20 (5.21%) Network Security
8 17 (4.43%) TCP/IP
9 13 (3.39%) HTTPS
10 10 (2.60%) LAN
10 10 (2.60%) WAN
11 9 (2.34%) DHCP
12 8 (2.08%) Internet
12 8 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (1.82%) DMZ
13 7 (1.82%) Wireless
13 7 (1.82%) WLAN
14 6 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.56%) SCCP
14 6 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.85%) Relational Database
2 31 (8.07%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.21%) MySQL
4 15 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (3.65%) Big Data
6 13 (3.39%) SAP HANA
7 12 (3.13%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.34%) Cosmos DB
9 9 (2.34%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.34%) QlikView
10 8 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (2.08%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.08%) Redis
11 7 (1.82%) Amazon Aurora
12 6 (1.56%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.56%) HBase
12 6 (1.56%) Pentaho
12 6 (1.56%) Qlik Sense
12 6 (1.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 56 (14.58%) Jenkins
2 41 (10.68%) Git (software)
3 29 (7.55%) JIRA
4 24 (6.25%) Maven
5 17 (4.43%) JDeveloper
6 13 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (2.34%) Bitbucket
7 9 (2.34%) Subversion
8 8 (2.08%) Selenium
9 7 (1.82%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.82%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.56%) JUnit
10 6 (1.56%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.56%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.30%) Gradle
11 5 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.04%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.04%) GitLab
12 4 (1.04%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 94 (24.48%) Finance
2 74 (19.27%) Banking
3 18 (4.69%) Legal
4 9 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.56%) Law
6 6 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.56%) Retail
7 4 (1.04%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.04%) Marketing
7 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.52%) German Language
8 2 (0.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 110 (28.65%) Architect
2 95 (24.74%) Developer
3 58 (15.10%) Security Architect
4 42 (10.94%) Consultant
5 35 (9.11%) Java Developer
6 34 (8.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 28 (7.29%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (4.43%) Identity Management Architect
9 16 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 15 (3.91%) Security Engineer
11 13 (3.39%) Oracle Developer
11 13 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (3.13%) .NET Developer
12 12 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
12 12 (3.13%) IAM Consultant
13 11 (2.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.86%) AWS Engineer
14 10 (2.60%) Active Directory Engineer
14 10 (2.60%) Administrator
14 10 (2.60%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (39.58%) OAuth
2 137 (35.68%) LDAP
3 66 (17.19%) Web Services
4 52 (13.54%) .NET
5 41 (10.68%) REST
6 38 (9.90%) OpenID
6 38 (9.90%) SOAP
7 36 (9.38%) XML
8 35 (9.11%) OAuth2
9 33 (8.59%) RESTful
10 32 (8.33%) Middleware
11 30 (7.81%) Node.js
12 29 (7.55%) JSON
13 27 (7.03%) SailPoint
14 25 (6.51%) J2EE
15 22 (5.73%) Spring
16 20 (5.21%) SPNEGO
17 19 (4.95%) WCF
18 17 (4.43%) HTML
19 16 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.41%) PKI
2 29 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 28 (7.29%) Mobile App
4 20 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.21%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (4.17%) Fintech
7 15 (3.91%) Clustering
8 14 (3.65%) Online Banking
9 10 (2.60%) Replication
10 9 (2.34%) Cloud Native
10 9 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.82%) DataPower
11 7 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.56%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.30%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.30%) Smartcard
14 4 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 71 (18.49%) Windows
2 66 (17.19%) Linux
3 21 (5.47%) Apple iOS
4 19 (4.95%) Android
4 19 (4.95%) Unix
5 14 (3.65%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.60%) Solaris
6 10 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.82%) AIX
8 6 (1.56%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.04%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.26%) CentOS
11 1 (0.26%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.26%) Fedora
11 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (25.52%) DevOps
3 91 (23.70%) Identity Access Management
4 83 (21.61%) Identity Management
5 64 (16.67%) SOA
6 54 (14.06%) Security Architecture
7 47 (12.24%) ITIL
8 45 (11.72%) Information Security
9 40 (10.42%) Cryptography
10 38 (9.90%) Analytics
11 36 (9.38%) Software Engineering
12 34 (8.85%) Configuration Management
12 34 (8.85%) OWASP
13 33 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (8.33%) Project Management
15 31 (8.07%) API Development
15 31 (8.07%) Deployment Automation
16 30 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
16 30 (7.81%) Scrum
17 29 (7.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 135 (35.16%) Java
2 59 (15.36%) Python
3 54 (14.06%) PowerShell
4 51 (13.28%) SQL
5 49 (12.76%) JavaScript
6 38 (9.90%) C#
7 19 (4.95%) C++
8 15 (3.91%) Ruby
9 13 (3.39%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.56%) C
10 6 (1.56%) Perl
10 6 (1.56%) PHP
11 5 (1.30%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.30%) PyPy
12 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.78%) Go
14 2 (0.52%) Java 8
14 2 (0.52%) Korn
14 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.69%) Degree
4 11 (2.86%) TOGAF Certification
5 10 (2.60%) CISSP
6 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.82%) CISM
8 6 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.30%) CCNA
9 5 (1.30%) CCNP
9 5 (1.30%) CEH
10 4 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.52%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.52%) CISA
11 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.52%) SSCP
12 1 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.26%) OSCP
12 1 (0.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.99%) GDPR
2 22 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (5.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (3.39%) COBIT
5 12 (3.13%) SLA
6 9 (2.34%) HIPAA
6 9 (2.34%) PSD2
7 8 (2.08%) Actionable Recommendations
7 8 (2.08%) QA
8 7 (1.82%) FedRAMP
8 7 (1.82%) PCI DSS
9 6 (1.56%) GCP
10 5 (1.30%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.52%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 93 (24.22%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.33%) Docker
3 21 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (4.17%) OpenAM
5 6 (1.56%) HDFS
6 4 (1.04%) OpenDJ
6 4 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.04%) XenApp
7 3 (0.78%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.52%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.26%) IAG
9 1 (0.26%) Xen
9 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 158 (41.15%) Single Sign-On
2 43 (11.20%) CA Single Sign-On
3 28 (7.29%) Ansible
3 28 (7.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 25 (6.51%) Terraform
5 22 (5.73%) Puppet
6 17 (4.43%) Oracle Identity Management
7 16 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (3.91%) HP Fortify
9 14 (3.65%) Kubernetes
10 13 (3.39%) CASB
11 9 (2.34%) SCCM
12 8 (2.08%) PingFederate
13 6 (1.56%) Ambari
13 6 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (1.56%) Oozie
14 5 (1.30%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 5 (1.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 4 (1.04%) AirWatch
15 4 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 89 (23.18%) Microsoft
2 72 (18.75%) Oracle
3 36 (9.38%) ServiceNow
4 35 (9.11%) Google
5 32 (8.33%) ForgeRock
6 31 (8.07%) BMC
7 29 (7.55%) IBM
8 28 (7.29%) CA
8 28 (7.29%) Okta
9 24 (6.25%) Apigee
10 18 (4.69%) Axway
11 15 (3.91%) Ping Identity
11 15 (3.91%) SAP
12 14 (3.65%) Splunk
12 14 (3.65%) TIBCO
13 13 (3.39%) Cisco
14 11 (2.86%) New Relic
15 10 (2.60%) MuleSoft
16 9 (2.34%) Sun
17 8 (2.08%) Symantec