Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 545 675 626
Rank change year-on-year +130 -49 +44
Contract jobs citing SAML 310 178 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.01% 0.59% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 111 143
England median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £411 £363 £363
90th Percentile £750 £660 £667
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £33.08 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.49% - -
UK median hourly rate £33.08 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -26.49% - -

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 30,596 30,128 28,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.98% 32.33% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,733 21,639 19,697
England median daily rate £500 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +2.35%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £300
90th Percentile £640 £631 £600
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +5.41% +8.82% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 326 324
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.15 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% +3.90%
10th Percentile £18.50 £20.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.30 £52.26
UK median hourly rate £42.17 £40.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% +0.38% +3.90%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 +86 197 £570 +3.64% 19
South East +39 47 £500 +13.64% 8
South West -19 27 £588 +14.63% 1
East of England +11 14 £500 - 2
Midlands +11 14 £538 +95.45% 4
West Midlands -5 11 £563 +104.55% 1
North of England -17 10 £583 +37.06% 3
Yorkshire -3 6 - - 1
East Midlands +11 3 £500 - 3
North West -14 3 £615 +49.09% 1
North East - 1 £550 - 1
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 136 (43.87%) Single Sign-On
2 129 (41.61%) OAuth
3 126 (40.65%) Java
4 113 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (29.35%) Finance
6 89 (28.71%) Active Directory
7 85 (27.42%) LDAP
8 78 (25.16%) Microsoft
8 78 (25.16%) Identity Access Management
9 70 (22.58%) DevOps
10 69 (22.26%) Windows
10 69 (22.26%) Web Services
10 69 (22.26%) OpenID
11 68 (21.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 66 (21.29%) Amazon AWS
13 65 (20.97%) REST
13 65 (20.97%) SOA
14 60 (19.35%) SSL
15 59 (19.03%) Kerberos
16 55 (17.74%) SOAP
17 53 (17.10%) ForgeRock
18 52 (16.77%) .NET
19 51 (16.45%) JavaScript
19 51 (16.45%) SaaS
19 51 (16.45%) Maven
20 50 (16.13%) SQL
20 50 (16.13%) Python
21 47 (15.16%) ITIL
22 43 (13.87%) XML
22 43 (13.87%) 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 27 (8.71%) Tomcat
2 24 (7.74%) IIS
3 22 (7.10%) SharePoint
4 21 (6.77%) Cloud Foundry
5 20 (6.45%) Apache
6 15 (4.84%) Mule
6 15 (4.84%) Mule ESB
6 15 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (3.87%) Anypoint
7 12 (3.87%) nginx
8 10 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (2.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (2.58%) Skype for Business
10 8 (2.58%) WebSphere
11 7 (2.26%) K2 blackpearl
12 6 (1.94%) Appian
13 5 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (1.29%) Apache Spark
14 4 (1.29%) Confluence
15 3 (0.97%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.81%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (3.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (2.58%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.65%) SPSS
7 1 (0.32%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 4 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.65%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (21.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (21.29%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (16.45%) SaaS
4 38 (12.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (9.03%) Office 365
6 25 (8.06%) PaaS
7 19 (6.13%) GitHub
7 19 (6.13%) IaaS
8 18 (5.81%) Serverless
9 17 (5.48%) Apigee
10 11 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (2.58%) Amazon S3
13 8 (2.58%) OneDrive
14 6 (1.94%) Azure Functions
15 5 (1.61%) AWS CodePipeline
15 5 (1.61%) CloudFront
15 5 (1.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 60 (19.35%) SSL
2 59 (19.03%) Kerberos
3 35 (11.29%) Firewall
4 16 (5.16%) DNS
4 16 (5.16%) VPN
5 12 (3.87%) DMZ
6 11 (3.55%) HTTP
6 11 (3.55%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (2.58%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (2.58%) LAN
7 8 (2.58%) Skype
7 8 (2.58%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.58%) WAN
7 8 (2.58%) Wireless
8 7 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (2.26%) WLAN
9 6 (1.94%) HTTPS
9 6 (1.94%) Network Security
10 4 (1.29%) Internet
10 4 (1.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.52%) MySQL
2 14 (4.52%) Relational Database
2 14 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.87%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.94%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.94%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.29%) Big Data
9 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.29%) Pentaho
9 4 (1.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 51 (16.45%) Maven
2 40 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 26 (8.39%) JIRA
4 19 (6.13%) Subversion
5 18 (5.81%) Git (software)
6 15 (4.84%) gulp
7 12 (3.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (3.55%) JMeter
8 11 (3.55%) JUnit
9 10 (3.23%) Bitbucket
10 9 (2.90%) Gradle
11 8 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (2.26%) Ant
12 7 (2.26%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.26%) Selenium
13 6 (1.94%) AccuRev
13 6 (1.94%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.61%) SoapUI
15 4 (1.29%) SonarQube
16 3 (0.97%) Bower
General
1 91 (29.35%) Finance
2 39 (12.58%) Banking
3 11 (3.55%) Investment Banking
3 11 (3.55%) Legal
3 11 (3.55%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.90%) Marketing
5 7 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.94%) Retail
7 3 (0.97%) Automotive
7 3 (0.97%) Law
8 2 (0.65%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (30.97%) Developer
2 89 (28.71%) Architect
3 31 (10.00%) Security Architect
3 31 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (7.10%) Consultant
4 22 (7.10%) Senior Developer
5 21 (6.77%) Java Developer
6 20 (6.45%) ForgeRock Developer
7 14 (4.52%) IAM Developer
7 14 (4.52%) MuleSoft Developer
8 13 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.87%) Applications Architect
9 12 (3.87%) Lead Architect
10 11 (3.55%) Azure Architect
10 11 (3.55%) E-Commerce Architect
10 11 (3.55%) Lead Security Architect
11 10 (3.23%) Lead Developer
11 10 (3.23%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.58%) Identity Management Specialist
12 8 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (41.61%) OAuth
2 85 (27.42%) LDAP
3 69 (22.26%) OpenID
3 69 (22.26%) Web Services
4 65 (20.97%) REST
5 55 (17.74%) SOAP
6 52 (16.77%) .NET
7 43 (13.87%) XML
8 40 (12.90%) Spring
9 35 (11.29%) OAuth2
10 26 (8.39%) Node.js
10 26 (8.39%) WCF
11 25 (8.06%) RESTful
12 21 (6.77%) Spring Boot
13 19 (6.13%) JSON
14 16 (5.16%) HTML
14 16 (5.16%) JDBC
14 16 (5.16%) SailPoint
15 15 (4.84%) Windows Identity Foundation
16 14 (4.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.90%) PKI
2 24 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.52%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.87%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.55%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (2.26%) NHS
9 6 (1.94%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.94%) Online Banking
10 5 (1.61%) Clustering
11 4 (1.29%) DataPower
11 4 (1.29%) Life Science
11 4 (1.29%) Replication
11 4 (1.29%) User Experience
12 3 (0.97%) CMDB
12 3 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (22.26%) Windows
2 29 (9.35%) Linux
3 17 (5.48%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.84%) Android
4 15 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 14 (4.52%) Windows 10
5 14 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.90%) Unix
7 6 (1.94%) Solaris
8 4 (1.29%) AIX
8 4 (1.29%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (25.16%) Identity Access Management
3 70 (22.58%) DevOps
4 65 (20.97%) SOA
5 47 (15.16%) ITIL
6 40 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (10.00%) Information Security
8 29 (9.35%) Identity Management
9 28 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (8.71%) Configuration Management
11 26 (8.39%) Migration
12 25 (8.06%) Analytics
12 25 (8.06%) Microservices
12 25 (8.06%) Scrum
12 25 (8.06%) Security Architecture
12 25 (8.06%) Test Automation
13 21 (6.77%) Open Source
14 19 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (5.48%) API Development
15 17 (5.48%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (40.65%) Java
2 51 (16.45%) JavaScript
3 50 (16.13%) Python
3 50 (16.13%) SQL
4 30 (9.68%) PowerShell
5 26 (8.39%) C#
6 24 (7.74%) C++
7 10 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.94%) Perl
8 6 (1.94%) Ruby
9 4 (1.29%) Java 8
9 4 (1.29%) PHP
10 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.97%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.65%) Go
11 2 (0.65%) SOQL
12 1 (0.32%) C
12 1 (0.32%) ES6
12 1 (0.32%) Groovy
12 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.42%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.45%) Degree
4 10 (3.23%) CISSP
5 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.61%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.61%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (1.29%) CCNA
7 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.29%) CISM
7 4 (1.29%) MCSE
8 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.97%) MCSD
8 3 (0.97%) MCTS
8 3 (0.97%) PMP
8 3 (0.97%) SSCP
9 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.65%) CEH
10 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.03%) QA
2 18 (5.81%) PSD2
3 8 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (2.26%) GDPR
5 6 (1.94%) FedRAMP
5 6 (1.94%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.65%) COBIT
7 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.65%) PMO
7 2 (0.65%) SLA
8 1 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.32%) HL7
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.32%) RMADS
8 1 (0.32%) SEPA
System Software
1 89 (28.71%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.32%) OpenAM
3 21 (6.77%) Docker
4 11 (3.55%) OpenDJ
5 4 (1.29%) NDS
5 4 (1.29%) Shibboleth
6 3 (0.97%) XenApp
7 2 (0.65%) HDFS
8 1 (0.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 136 (43.87%) Single Sign-On
2 43 (13.87%) CA Single Sign-On
3 21 (6.77%) Puppet
4 19 (6.13%) Ansible
4 19 (6.13%) Terraform
5 17 (5.48%) HP Fortify
6 13 (4.19%) Kubernetes
7 12 (3.87%) CloudHub
8 10 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (2.58%) SCCM
10 7 (2.26%) AirWatch
10 7 (2.26%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 6 (1.94%) CASB
11 6 (1.94%) FortiGate
11 6 (1.94%) PingFederate
12 4 (1.29%) logstash
12 4 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Management
12 4 (1.29%) SCOM
13 3 (0.97%) Mesos
Vendors
1 78 (25.16%) Microsoft
2 53 (17.10%) ForgeRock
3 41 (13.23%) CA
4 34 (10.97%) BMC
5 32 (10.32%) ServiceNow
6 29 (9.35%) Google
7 27 (8.71%) Oracle
8 23 (7.42%) Okta
9 20 (6.45%) IBM
10 16 (5.16%) Dynatrace
10 16 (5.16%) MuleSoft
11 15 (4.84%) Axway
12 13 (4.19%) Cisco
12 13 (4.19%) Splunk
13 11 (3.55%) NetIQ
13 11 (3.55%) TIBCO
14 10 (3.23%) VMware
15 9 (2.90%) Adobe
15 9 (2.90%) CheckPoint
16 8 (2.58%) Citrix