Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 506 648 658
Rank change year-on-year +142 +10 +32
Contract jobs citing SAML 366 207 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 0.67% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 151 153
England median daily rate £575 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £411 £355 £338
90th Percentile £698 £660 £638
UK median daily rate £575 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -5.26%
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 33,539 30,683 30,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.26% 32.62% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,909 21,829 20,936
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
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% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 370 351
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.15 £18.73 £14.56
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

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 November 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 November 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 +125 263 £575 +9.52% 18
South East +7 36 £600 +49.07% 5
East of England +12 21 £500 +8.11% 3
South West -6 21 £613 +16.67% 3
Midlands +9 16 £600 +45.45% 5
East Midlands +19 12 £600 +41.18% 3
North of England -51 12 £450 +12.50% 4
West Midlands -13 8 £600 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire -16 8 £431 -10.39%
North West -34 4 £450 +13.21% 2
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 164 (44.81%) Single Sign-On
2 135 (36.89%) Java
3 131 (35.79%) OAuth
4 120 (32.79%) LDAP
5 117 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
6 112 (30.60%) Kerberos
7 104 (28.42%) Active Directory
8 103 (28.14%) Amazon AWS
9 98 (26.78%) Microsoft
10 95 (25.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 94 (25.68%) Finance
12 93 (25.41%) DevOps
13 89 (24.32%) Windows
14 79 (21.58%) SOA
15 74 (20.22%) OpenID
16 71 (19.40%) Identity Access Management
17 68 (18.58%) SSL
18 66 (18.03%) Web Services
19 63 (17.21%) Identity Management
19 63 (17.21%) PKI
20 60 (16.39%) PowerShell
21 57 (15.57%) SQL
22 56 (15.30%) ITIL
23 55 (15.03%) CA Single Sign-On
24 54 (14.75%) REST
25 53 (14.48%) Linux
26 52 (14.21%) .NET
27 50 (13.66%) SaaS
28 48 (13.11%) Oracle
28 48 (13.11%) Banking

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 28 (7.65%) Tomcat
2 26 (7.10%) IIS
2 26 (7.10%) SharePoint
3 25 (6.83%) Cloud Foundry
4 24 (6.56%) Apache
5 18 (4.92%) nginx
5 18 (4.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (4.92%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.73%) K2 blackpearl
7 9 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.46%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (2.19%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.91%) Anypoint
9 7 (1.91%) Mule
9 7 (1.91%) Mule ESB
10 6 (1.64%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.37%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.46%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) SPSS
5 1 (0.27%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.91%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.55%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.27%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 103 (28.14%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (25.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (13.66%) SaaS
4 39 (10.66%) PaaS
5 35 (9.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (7.10%) IaaS
6 26 (7.10%) Office 365
7 22 (6.01%) GitHub
8 20 (5.46%) Serverless
9 17 (4.64%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (4.37%) Apigee
11 12 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (3.01%) Amazon S3
12 11 (3.01%) Azure Functions
12 11 (3.01%) OneDrive
13 10 (2.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (1.91%) Amazon Kinesis
15 7 (1.91%) AWS CodePipeline
15 7 (1.91%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 112 (30.60%) Kerberos
2 68 (18.58%) SSL
3 48 (13.11%) Firewall
4 31 (8.47%) VPN
5 23 (6.28%) DNS
6 21 (5.74%) HTTP
7 18 (4.92%) TCP/IP
8 15 (4.10%) DMZ
8 15 (4.10%) Network Security
9 13 (3.55%) HTTPS
10 11 (3.01%) LAN
10 11 (3.01%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (3.01%) WAN
11 10 (2.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (2.73%) Wireless
11 10 (2.73%) WLAN
12 9 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (2.19%) Skype
14 6 (1.64%) Internet
14 6 (1.64%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.66%) Relational Database
2 24 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.37%) MySQL
4 11 (3.01%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.46%) QlikView
5 9 (2.46%) Redis
6 8 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (2.19%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.19%) Pentaho
7 7 (1.91%) Amazon Aurora
7 7 (1.91%) Big Data
7 7 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.91%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.64%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.64%) Qlik Sense
8 6 (1.64%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 44 (12.02%) Jenkins
2 39 (10.66%) Maven
3 32 (8.74%) Git (software)
4 27 (7.38%) JIRA
5 18 (4.92%) JDeveloper
6 16 (4.37%) Subversion
7 14 (3.83%) Bitbucket
8 13 (3.55%) JMeter
9 12 (3.28%) JUnit
9 12 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (2.73%) Gradle
11 9 (2.46%) Selenium
12 8 (2.19%) Ant
12 8 (2.19%) Artifactory
12 8 (2.19%) Cucumber
12 8 (2.19%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.91%) AccuRev
13 7 (1.91%) SoapUI
13 7 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 94 (25.68%) Finance
2 48 (13.11%) Banking
3 22 (6.01%) Legal
4 12 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.19%) Marketing
8 7 (1.91%) Retail
9 5 (1.37%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.55%) German Language
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (28.42%) Developer
2 102 (27.87%) Architect
3 58 (15.85%) Security Architect
4 37 (10.11%) Java Developer
5 30 (8.20%) Consultant
6 25 (6.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (4.64%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.37%) Senior Java Developer
10 14 (3.83%) IAM Developer
10 14 (3.83%) Oracle Developer
11 13 (3.55%) Applications Architect
11 13 (3.55%) Azure Architect
12 11 (3.01%) Active Directory Engineer
12 11 (3.01%) ForgeRock Developer
12 11 (3.01%) Lead Architect
13 10 (2.73%) Administrator
13 10 (2.73%) AWS Engineer
13 10 (2.73%) Lead Security Architect
13 10 (2.73%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (35.79%) OAuth
2 120 (32.79%) LDAP
3 74 (20.22%) OpenID
4 66 (18.03%) Web Services
5 54 (14.75%) REST
6 52 (14.21%) .NET
7 45 (12.30%) SOAP
8 44 (12.02%) Spring
8 44 (12.02%) XML
9 37 (10.11%) OAuth2
10 28 (7.65%) Spring Boot
11 27 (7.38%) JSON
12 26 (7.10%) J2EE
13 25 (6.83%) WCF
14 22 (6.01%) HTML
14 22 (6.01%) SPNEGO
15 21 (5.74%) Middleware
16 20 (5.46%) CSS
17 16 (4.37%) SailPoint
18 14 (3.83%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.21%) PKI
2 28 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.01%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.92%) Mobile App
5 16 (4.37%) Data Centre
6 14 (3.83%) Clustering
6 14 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (3.28%) Cloud Native
9 10 (2.73%) Online Banking
9 10 (2.73%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.46%) Fintech
10 9 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.91%) DataPower
11 7 (1.91%) Replication
12 6 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.64%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (1.37%) NHS
13 5 (1.37%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 89 (24.32%) Windows
2 53 (14.48%) Linux
3 20 (5.46%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.92%) Unix
4 18 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.83%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.73%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.46%) Solaris
8 8 (2.19%) Android
9 7 (1.91%) AIX
10 4 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Fedora
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (25.41%) DevOps
3 79 (21.58%) SOA
4 71 (19.40%) Identity Access Management
5 63 (17.21%) Identity Management
6 56 (15.30%) ITIL
7 47 (12.84%) Security Architecture
8 45 (12.30%) Information Security
9 42 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (8.47%) Cryptography
11 31 (8.47%) Test Automation
12 28 (7.65%) Migration
12 28 (7.65%) Project Management
13 27 (7.38%) Microservices
13 27 (7.38%) Software Engineering
14 25 (6.83%) Analytics
14 25 (6.83%) API Development
15 24 (6.56%) SIEM
15 24 (6.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 135 (36.89%) Java
2 60 (16.39%) PowerShell
3 57 (15.57%) SQL
4 45 (12.30%) Python
5 40 (10.93%) JavaScript
6 37 (10.11%) C#
7 26 (7.10%) C++
8 18 (4.92%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.46%) Ruby
10 8 (2.19%) Perl
10 8 (2.19%) PHP
11 5 (1.37%) C
12 2 (0.55%) SOQL
13 1 (0.27%) AWK
13 1 (0.27%) Groovy
13 1 (0.27%) Java 8
13 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.27%) R
13 1 (0.27%) sed
13 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.64%) Degree
4 12 (3.28%) CISSP
4 12 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.91%) CEH
6 6 (1.64%) CISM
7 5 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.37%) SSCP
7 5 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.09%) MCSE
9 3 (0.82%) CCNA
9 3 (0.82%) MCSD
9 3 (0.82%) MCTS
9 3 (0.82%) PMP
10 2 (0.55%) CISA
10 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (3.55%) GDPR
3 12 (3.28%) QA
4 11 (3.01%) SLA
5 10 (2.73%) FedRAMP
5 10 (2.73%) HIPAA
5 10 (2.73%) PSD2
6 9 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.91%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (1.37%) COBIT
8 5 (1.37%) Data Quality
9 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.55%) PMO
11 1 (0.27%) HL7
11 1 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
System Software
1 104 (28.42%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.10%) Docker
3 25 (6.83%) OpenAM
4 15 (4.10%) OpenDJ
4 15 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.64%) HDFS
6 4 (1.09%) Shibboleth
6 4 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.09%) XenApp
7 1 (0.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.27%) NDS
7 1 (0.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.27%) vSphere
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 164 (44.81%) Single Sign-On
2 55 (15.03%) CA Single Sign-On
3 35 (9.56%) Ansible
4 31 (8.47%) Puppet
5 22 (6.01%) Terraform
6 20 (5.46%) HP Fortify
6 20 (5.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 19 (5.19%) Oracle Identity Management
8 18 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (4.10%) CASB
10 12 (3.28%) Kubernetes
11 10 (2.73%) SCCM
12 7 (1.91%) AirWatch
12 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (1.91%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 6 (1.64%) Ambari
13 6 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (1.64%) Oozie
14 5 (1.37%) FortiGate
14 5 (1.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 98 (26.78%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.11%) Oracle
3 40 (10.93%) ForgeRock
4 39 (10.66%) BMC
4 39 (10.66%) CA
5 38 (10.38%) Okta
6 37 (10.11%) ServiceNow
7 30 (8.20%) Google
8 29 (7.92%) IBM
9 21 (5.74%) Splunk
10 20 (5.46%) Axway
11 19 (5.19%) Dynatrace
12 17 (4.64%) TIBCO
13 14 (3.83%) Cisco
14 13 (3.55%) MuleSoft
15 11 (3.01%) Citrix
16 10 (2.73%) VMware
17 8 (2.19%) Cloudera
17 8 (2.19%) NetIQ
17 8 (2.19%) Tableau