Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 636 638 689
Rank change year-on-year +2 +51 +21
Contract jobs citing SAML 211 228 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.75% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 154 113
England median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +13.43%
10th Percentile £352 £338 £375
90th Percentile £660 £638 £820
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 30572 30237 30265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.35% 30.73% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21764 21117 20991
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 348 502
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.65 £14.50 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +21 132 £525 +10.53% 5
North of England +76 39 £400 -20.00%
North West +33 28 £398 -24.29%
East of England -17 13 £450 +11.80%
South East -44 12 £365 -17.75% 1
Yorkshire +36 11 £481 +13.24%
Midlands +16 6 £413 +9.27%
South West +3 5 £525 +40.00% 2
West Midlands +10 4 £400 +5.26%
East Midlands +3 2 £425 +13.33%
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 68 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (26.54%) LDAP
2 56 (26.54%) OAuth
3 54 (25.59%) Java
4 51 (24.17%) Microsoft
5 49 (23.22%) SQL
6 46 (21.80%) Oracle
7 45 (21.33%) Active Directory
8 44 (20.85%) .NET
8 44 (20.85%) REST
9 41 (19.43%) Finance
10 36 (17.06%) PKI
11 35 (16.59%) Identity Management
11 35 (16.59%) Web Services
11 35 (16.59%) XML
11 35 (16.59%) Identity Access Management
12 34 (16.11%) SSL
13 33 (15.64%) OpenID
13 33 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
14 29 (13.74%) Jenkins
14 29 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (13.74%) JavaScript
15 27 (12.80%) SQL Server
15 27 (12.80%) SOA
16 26 (12.32%) C#
17 25 (11.85%) MVC
18 24 (11.37%) HTML
18 24 (11.37%) Linux
18 24 (11.37%) CA
19 23 (10.90%) Kerberos

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 18 (8.53%) Apache
1 18 (8.53%) IIS
2 11 (5.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (4.27%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.27%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.37%) Confluence
5 5 (2.37%) nginx
5 5 (2.37%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.37%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.90%) JBoss
7 3 (1.42%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.42%) CMS
7 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.95%) Drupal
8 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.95%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.53%) SaaS
4 15 (7.11%) Office 365
5 14 (6.64%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (6.64%) Amazon S3
6 13 (6.16%) PaaS
6 13 (6.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (5.21%) IaaS
8 9 (4.27%) Route 53
9 5 (2.37%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (1.90%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.42%) Serverless
12 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 56 (26.54%) LDAP
2 34 (16.11%) SSL
3 23 (10.90%) Kerberos
4 20 (9.48%) Firewall
5 19 (9.00%) Internet
6 18 (8.53%) HTTP
7 11 (5.21%) VPN
8 8 (3.79%) DNS
9 7 (3.32%) Network Security
10 5 (2.37%) S/MIME
10 5 (2.37%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.90%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.42%) Intranet
12 3 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.95%) NAS
13 2 (0.95%) SAN
13 2 (0.95%) Skype
13 2 (0.95%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.95%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.48%) Redis
3 15 (7.11%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.69%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.79%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.32%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.90%) MySQL
8 3 (1.42%) Big Data
8 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.95%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.47%) DB2
10 1 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.47%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (13.74%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.00%) Selenium
3 15 (7.11%) Mocha
4 14 (6.64%) JMeter
5 13 (6.16%) JIRA
6 9 (4.27%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.32%) JDeveloper
7 7 (3.32%) Subversion
7 7 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.37%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.90%) Maven
10 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.42%) Fiddler
10 3 (1.42%) JUnit
11 2 (0.95%) Ant
11 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.95%) Gradle
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.95%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 41 (19.43%) Finance
2 21 (9.95%) Banking
3 8 (3.79%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) Marketing
6 2 (0.95%) Legal
6 2 (0.95%) Retail
6 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (34.60%) Developer
2 47 (22.27%) Architect
3 19 (9.00%) Java Developer
4 18 (8.53%) Consultant
5 13 (6.16%) .NET Developer
5 13 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (5.21%) Security Architect
7 9 (4.27%) Analyst
8 7 (3.32%) Agile Developer
8 7 (3.32%) Applications Developer
8 7 (3.32%) Azure Architect
8 7 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (2.84%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (2.84%) C# Developer
9 6 (2.84%) IAM Consultant
9 6 (2.84%) Node.js Developer
9 6 (2.84%) SAP Developer
9 6 (2.84%) Security Consultant
9 6 (2.84%) Technical Leader
9 6 (2.84%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (26.54%) OAuth
2 44 (20.85%) .NET
2 44 (20.85%) REST
3 35 (16.59%) Web Services
3 35 (16.59%) XML
4 33 (15.64%) OpenID
5 24 (11.37%) HTML
6 22 (10.43%) Node.js
7 21 (9.95%) SOAP
8 16 (7.58%) OAuth2
8 16 (7.58%) RESTful
8 16 (7.58%) SailPoint
9 15 (7.11%) Express
9 15 (7.11%) J2EE
9 15 (7.11%) JSON
9 15 (7.11%) Nunjucks
10 13 (6.16%) jQuery
10 13 (6.16%) Spring
11 12 (5.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (5.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.06%) PKI
2 29 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.84%) Social Media
6 5 (2.37%) Wiki
7 4 (1.90%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.42%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.95%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.47%) iPhone
10 1 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.37%) Linux
2 15 (7.11%) Windows
3 7 (3.32%) Android
3 7 (3.32%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.32%) Unix
4 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.59%) Identity Access Management
2 35 (16.59%) Identity Management
3 27 (12.80%) SOA
4 25 (11.85%) MVC
5 23 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (10.90%) Scrum
6 18 (8.53%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (8.06%) Information Security
7 17 (8.06%) ITIL
8 16 (7.58%) Test Automation
9 15 (7.11%) DevOps
9 15 (7.11%) TDD
10 14 (6.64%) Prototyping
11 13 (6.16%) Cryptography
11 13 (6.16%) Microservices
12 12 (5.69%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (5.69%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.69%) TOGAF
12 12 (5.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.59%) Java
2 49 (23.22%) SQL
3 29 (13.74%) JavaScript
4 26 (12.32%) C#
5 19 (9.00%) Python
6 12 (5.69%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.79%) Go
8 7 (3.32%) PHP
8 7 (3.32%) R
9 6 (2.84%) Ruby
10 4 (1.90%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.95%) C++
12 2 (0.95%) ES6
12 2 (0.95%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.95%) Perl
12 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.95%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.95%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.47%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 22 (10.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.11%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.27%) Degree
4 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.42%) CCNP
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.95%) CISM
7 2 (0.95%) CISSP
7 2 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.95%) OSCP
7 2 (0.95%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.90%) GDPR
3 4 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.95%) QA
6 1 (0.47%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (21.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.21%) Docker
3 6 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.95%) IAG
4 2 (0.95%) XenApp
4 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.47%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.47%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.47%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (9.95%) CA Single Sign-On
2 16 (7.58%) Ansible
3 12 (5.69%) Kubernetes
4 9 (4.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 9 (4.27%) Terraform
5 8 (3.79%) Fluentd
5 8 (3.79%) Grafana
5 8 (3.79%) Kibana
5 8 (3.79%) logstash
5 8 (3.79%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (3.79%) Prometheus
6 6 (2.84%) HP Fortify
7 5 (2.37%) AirWatch
7 5 (2.37%) Puppet
7 5 (2.37%) SCCM
8 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.90%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.95%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 51 (24.17%) Microsoft
2 46 (21.80%) Oracle
3 24 (11.37%) CA
4 18 (8.53%) ForgeRock
5 17 (8.06%) Dell
6 15 (7.11%) IBM
7 14 (6.64%) ServiceNow
8 12 (5.69%) WSO2
9 8 (3.79%) VMware
10 7 (3.32%) SAP
11 6 (2.84%) Axway
11 6 (2.84%) BMC
11 6 (2.84%) Citrix
12 5 (2.37%) HP
13 4 (1.90%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (1.42%) Cisco
15 2 (0.95%) Apple
15 2 (0.95%) Google
15 2 (0.95%) Splunk