Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 640 575 710
Rank change year-on-year -65 +135 +3
Contract jobs citing SAML 212 235 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.86% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 161 98
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £377 £356 £309
90th Percentile £675 £670 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £450
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £25.12
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £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 30,631 27,266 28,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.06% 31.76% 28.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,791 18,910 19,963
England median daily rate £475 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 340 449
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.75 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +5.16% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.52 £16.95 £15.00
90th Percentile £57.75 £52.63 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -19 155 £550 +3.77% 10
East of England 0 16 £500 +37.93% 8
South East -58 16 £463 +1.31% 13
North of England +6 13 £408 +1.88%
South West +13 10 £506 +13.13% 2
North West -17 7 £390 -2.50%
Yorkshire -5 6 £525 -
East Midlands -6 1 - - 2
Midlands -13 1 - - 3
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 110 (51.89%) OAuth
2 91 (42.92%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (38.21%) Single Sign-On
4 76 (35.85%) Java
5 69 (32.55%) JavaScript
6 68 (32.08%) Amazon AWS
7 61 (28.77%) Finance
8 56 (26.42%) Banking
9 53 (25.00%) RESTful
10 51 (24.06%) Web Services
11 48 (22.64%) Jenkins
12 47 (22.17%) DevOps
12 47 (22.17%) Active Directory
13 46 (21.70%) Python
14 44 (20.75%) SSL
15 43 (20.28%) REST
16 42 (19.81%) Git (software)
17 41 (19.34%) AngularJS
18 40 (18.87%) Docker
18 40 (18.87%) Microservices
19 37 (17.45%) OAuth2
20 36 (16.98%) Microsoft
20 36 (16.98%) LDAP
20 36 (16.98%) Oracle
21 34 (16.04%) TDD
21 34 (16.04%) Amazon EC2
21 34 (16.04%) Amazon S3
22 33 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
22 33 (15.57%) SOA
23 32 (15.09%) SQL Server

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 20 (9.43%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (7.55%) Confluence
2 16 (7.55%) Tomcat
3 14 (6.60%) Apache
3 14 (6.60%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (6.13%) WebLogic
5 11 (5.19%) JBoss
5 11 (5.19%) Mule
6 9 (4.25%) Mule ESB
7 6 (2.83%) CMS
7 6 (2.83%) IIS
7 6 (2.83%) IPython
7 6 (2.83%) Jupyter
7 6 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.83%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (2.36%) nginx
9 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.94%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.89%) HipChat
1 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.83%) SAP ERP
2 5 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 68 (32.08%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (16.04%) Amazon EC2
2 34 (16.04%) Amazon S3
3 33 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (9.91%) Serverless
4 21 (9.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 17 (8.02%) AWS Lambda
5 17 (8.02%) SaaS
6 15 (7.08%) Route 53
7 14 (6.60%) npm
8 13 (6.13%) IaaS
9 12 (5.66%) GitHub
10 10 (4.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (3.77%) AWS CloudTrail
11 8 (3.77%) PaaS
12 7 (3.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (2.36%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (2.36%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (2.36%) Office 365
14 4 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 44 (20.75%) SSL
2 26 (12.26%) Firewall
3 18 (8.49%) HTTP
4 11 (5.19%) Network Security
5 10 (4.72%) Internet
6 8 (3.77%) FTP
6 8 (3.77%) SMTP
7 7 (3.30%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.42%) DNS
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.47%) DHCP
9 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.47%) MQTT
9 1 (0.47%) NAS
9 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.47%) SAN
9 1 (0.47%) SMS
9 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.91%) NoSQL
3 20 (9.43%) MySQL
4 18 (8.49%) Redis
5 16 (7.55%) Relational Database
6 14 (6.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 14 (6.60%) Hadoop
7 13 (6.13%) MongoDB
8 11 (5.19%) Hazelcast
9 8 (3.77%) Big Data
10 6 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.36%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.36%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.47%) Amazon Athena
12 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.47%) GIS
12 1 (0.47%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 48 (22.64%) Jenkins
2 42 (19.81%) Git (software)
3 32 (15.09%) JIRA
4 22 (10.38%) JUnit
4 22 (10.38%) Subversion
5 21 (9.91%) Maven
6 13 (6.13%) RStudio
6 13 (6.13%) SonarQube
7 12 (5.66%) Grunt
7 12 (5.66%) gulp
8 11 (5.19%) Mockito
9 10 (4.72%) Gradle
10 9 (4.25%) Mocha
11 8 (3.77%) Bower
12 7 (3.30%) Jasmine
12 7 (3.30%) Selenium
12 7 (3.30%) Vagrant
13 6 (2.83%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (2.83%) Mercurial
14 4 (1.89%) webpack
General
1 61 (28.77%) Finance
2 56 (26.42%) Banking
3 11 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.36%) Law
5 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.94%) Retail
5 2 (0.94%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Finnish Language
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (38.68%) Developer
2 25 (11.79%) Architect
2 25 (11.79%) Security Engineer
3 24 (11.32%) Java Developer
4 17 (8.02%) Consultant
4 17 (8.02%) Senior Developer
5 14 (6.60%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (5.66%) Analyst
7 11 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.72%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.72%) Design Engineer
9 9 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (4.25%) MuleSoft Developer
9 9 (4.25%) Security Analyst
10 7 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.30%) Digital Architect
10 7 (3.30%) IAM Consultant
11 6 (2.83%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.83%) Security Architect
11 6 (2.83%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (51.89%) OAuth
2 53 (25.00%) RESTful
3 51 (24.06%) Web Services
4 43 (20.28%) REST
5 41 (19.34%) AngularJS
6 37 (17.45%) OAuth2
7 36 (16.98%) LDAP
8 32 (15.09%) Node.js
8 32 (15.09%) Spring
9 27 (12.74%) .NET
10 26 (12.26%) XML
11 25 (11.79%) SOAP
12 24 (11.32%) CSS
13 23 (10.85%) OpenID
14 21 (9.91%) KnockoutJS
15 18 (8.49%) HTML
16 17 (8.02%) Backbone.js
16 17 (8.02%) Elastic Stack
16 17 (8.02%) LESS
16 17 (8.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.96%) PKI
3 14 (6.60%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (5.66%) Mainframe
4 12 (5.66%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.19%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.72%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.72%) Data Centre
7 9 (4.25%) Online Banking
8 8 (3.77%) Fintech
9 5 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (2.36%) Social Media
10 4 (1.89%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.89%) Wiki
11 3 (1.42%) Clustering
11 3 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.94%) Replication
12 2 (0.94%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.26%) Linux
2 17 (8.02%) Windows
3 9 (4.25%) Unix
4 7 (3.30%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.83%) Android
6 3 (1.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (42.92%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (22.17%) DevOps
3 40 (18.87%) Microservices
4 34 (16.04%) TDD
5 33 (15.57%) SOA
6 32 (15.09%) Security Architecture
7 30 (14.15%) Identity Access Management
8 26 (12.26%) Information Security
8 26 (12.26%) Scrum
9 24 (11.32%) Analytics
9 24 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (11.32%) Cybersecurity
10 22 (10.38%) Identity Management
10 22 (10.38%) MVC
11 21 (9.91%) OWASP
12 16 (7.55%) ITIL
12 16 (7.55%) Open Source
12 16 (7.55%) SDLC
13 15 (7.08%) EAI
13 15 (7.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (35.85%) Java
2 69 (32.55%) JavaScript
3 46 (21.70%) Python
4 27 (12.74%) SQL
5 16 (7.55%) Go
6 15 (7.08%) PowerShell
6 15 (7.08%) Shell Script
7 14 (6.60%) C#
8 10 (4.72%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.77%) Ruby
10 7 (3.30%) R
11 6 (2.83%) Apex Code
11 6 (2.83%) C++
11 6 (2.83%) Java 8
11 6 (2.83%) PyPy
12 4 (1.89%) Perl
13 2 (0.94%) PHP
14 1 (0.47%) C
14 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (10.85%) Degree
2 9 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.30%) CISSP
4 6 (2.83%) CCNA
4 6 (2.83%) CCNP
4 6 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.36%) CISM
5 5 (2.36%) CRISC
5 5 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.36%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (1.89%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.89%) CISA
6 4 (1.89%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.94%) OCA
8 2 (0.94%) OSCP
9 1 (0.47%) CEH
9 1 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.66%) GDPR
3 6 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.36%) COBIT
5 4 (1.89%) QA
5 4 (1.89%) SLA
6 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (22.17%) Active Directory
2 40 (18.87%) Docker
3 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) IAG
4 1 (0.47%) NFS
4 1 (0.47%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.47%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.47%) vCloud
4 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 81 (38.21%) Single Sign-On
2 23 (10.85%) Kubernetes
3 20 (9.43%) CA Single Sign-On
4 18 (8.49%) Grafana
5 17 (8.02%) Ansible
6 15 (7.08%) Fluentd
6 15 (7.08%) Kibana
6 15 (7.08%) logstash
6 15 (7.08%) Prometheus
7 14 (6.60%) Terraform
8 11 (5.19%) PingFederate
9 10 (4.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (4.72%) Puppet
10 8 (3.77%) CASB
10 8 (3.77%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 4 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.47%) CloudHub
12 1 (0.47%) Graylog
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 36 (16.98%) Microsoft
1 36 (16.98%) Oracle
2 24 (11.32%) IBM
3 22 (10.38%) MuleSoft
4 20 (9.43%) ServiceNow
5 18 (8.49%) CA
6 14 (6.60%) Ping Identity
6 14 (6.60%) Splunk
7 12 (5.66%) SAP
8 8 (3.77%) ForgeRock
8 8 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (3.30%) Cisco
9 7 (3.30%) Google
9 7 (3.30%) Symantec
10 6 (2.83%) Axway
10 6 (2.83%) BMC
10 6 (2.83%) Coveo
10 6 (2.83%) Sitecore
11 5 (2.36%) Dell
11 5 (2.36%) Red Hat