Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 494 328 555
Rank change year-on-year -166 +227 -64
Contract jobs citing SAML 253 152 262
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.59% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.31% 1.86% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 102 157
10th Percentile £423 £405 £400
25th Percentile £500 £463 £468
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -8.70%
75th Percentile £688 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £638 £653
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £77.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £77.75 £46.40 -
% change year-on-year +67.56% - -

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 19,250 8,176 25,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.66% 31.95% 31.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,026 5,867 17,858
10th Percentile £363 £320 £340
25th Percentile £425 £408 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 64 229
10th Percentile £18.57 £21.80 £16.23
25th Percentile £31.25 £30.00 £30.03
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £45.64
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -6.87% +8.65%
75th Percentile £63.00 £53.81 £53.75
90th Percentile £71.50 £61.25 £69.00
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% +7.64%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SAML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in England

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAML in England.

Daily rate trend for SAML in England

SAML
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAML in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SAML in England

SAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAML in England.

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 28 September 2021. 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 -104 150 £630 +14.55% 26
North of England -86 27 £585 +32.20% 4
South East -78 21 £450 -14.29% 7
Midlands -71 19 £550 - 10
West Midlands -55 15 £550 - 6
South West -70 14 £500 -4.76% 3
North West -61 12 £800 +95.12% 4
Yorkshire -40 8 £400 -15.79%
North East - 7 £588 -
East of England -40 6 £400 -37.25% 5
East Midlands - 4 £555 - 4
SAML
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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.

1 134 (52.96%) Azure
2 120 (47.43%) OAuth
3 115 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 100 (39.53%) Microsoft
5 93 (36.76%) Single Sign-On
6 86 (33.99%) AWS
7 75 (29.64%) OpenID
7 75 (29.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 73 (28.85%) DevOps
9 72 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
10 65 (25.69%) LDAP
11 60 (23.72%) Identity Access Management
12 56 (22.13%) Java
13 54 (21.34%) PowerShell
14 51 (20.16%) Windows
14 51 (20.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 49 (19.37%) Python
16 48 (18.97%) Microsoft 365
17 45 (17.79%) SaaS
18 42 (16.60%) Cybersecurity
19 41 (16.21%) Kerberos
19 41 (16.21%) Finance
20 40 (15.81%) Social Skills
21 39 (15.42%) SSL
21 39 (15.42%) REST
22 38 (15.02%) Web Services
22 38 (15.02%) JavaScript
23 36 (14.23%) Firewall
23 36 (14.23%) OAuth2
24 34 (13.44%) Security Architecture

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 (7.11%) Apache
2 11 (4.35%) Apache Spark
2 11 (4.35%) IIS
3 9 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (3.56%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.16%) nginx
4 8 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.77%) Confluence
6 6 (2.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (2.37%) CMS
7 5 (1.98%) Mule ESB
8 4 (1.58%) Anypoint
8 4 (1.58%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.58%) Mule
9 3 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.79%) Documentum
10 2 (0.79%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Figma
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 134 (52.96%) Azure
2 86 (33.99%) AWS
3 75 (29.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 48 (18.97%) Microsoft 365
5 45 (17.79%) SaaS
6 26 (10.28%) PaaS
6 26 (10.28%) Serverless
7 23 (9.09%) IaaS
8 13 (5.14%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (5.14%) GCP
9 10 (3.95%) Azure Data Factory
10 9 (3.56%) OneDrive
11 8 (3.16%) GitHub
12 7 (2.77%) Apigee
12 7 (2.77%) Azure Key Vault
13 6 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (2.37%) Azure App Service
13 6 (2.37%) Azure Functions
13 6 (2.37%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 41 (16.21%) Kerberos
2 39 (15.42%) SSL
3 36 (14.23%) Firewall
4 23 (9.09%) HTTP
5 20 (7.91%) VPN
6 18 (7.11%) IPsec
7 13 (5.14%) Network Security
8 12 (4.74%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.56%) Unified Communications
9 9 (3.56%) VoIP
10 8 (3.16%) X.509
11 7 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.37%) DNS
12 6 (2.37%) LAN
13 5 (1.98%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.98%) VLAN
14 4 (1.58%) Internet
14 4 (1.58%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.58%) SMTP
15 2 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.11%) MySQL
3 13 (5.14%) Data Lake
4 12 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.56%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.77%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (2.77%) Big Data
6 7 (2.77%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.37%) Redis
8 5 (1.98%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.58%) FileMaker
10 3 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.19%) HBase
10 3 (1.19%) Impala
10 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.19%) Power BI
10 3 (1.19%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 22 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.93%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.53%) JIRA
4 12 (4.74%) Maven
5 11 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 9 (3.56%) GitLab
7 6 (2.37%) Visual Studio Code
8 5 (1.98%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.98%) Gradle
8 5 (1.98%) kappa
9 4 (1.58%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.58%) JUnit
9 4 (1.58%) NUnit
9 4 (1.58%) Selenium
9 4 (1.58%) Subversion
10 3 (1.19%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.79%) AutoIt
11 2 (0.79%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
General
1 41 (16.21%) Finance
2 40 (15.81%) Social Skills
3 31 (12.25%) Banking
4 21 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.14%) Public Sector
6 9 (3.56%) Digital Economy
6 9 (3.56%) German Language
7 7 (2.77%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.37%) French Language
9 5 (1.98%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (1.98%) Legal
10 4 (1.58%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.79%) Marketing
12 2 (0.79%) Retail
12 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.40%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.40%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 84 (33.20%) Architect
2 29 (11.46%) Developer
3 26 (10.28%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (9.88%) Security Architect
5 24 (9.49%) Consultant
6 23 (9.09%) Security Engineer
7 15 (5.93%) Technical Architect
8 13 (5.14%) Azure Architect
9 12 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.74%) Senior Architect
10 10 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (3.16%) Analyst
11 8 (3.16%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (3.16%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 8 (3.16%) Senior Consultant
12 7 (2.77%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (2.77%) IAM Specialist
13 6 (2.37%) Active Directory Engineer
13 6 (2.37%) Salesforce Developer
13 6 (2.37%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (47.43%) OAuth
2 75 (29.64%) OpenID
3 65 (25.69%) LDAP
4 39 (15.42%) REST
5 38 (15.02%) Web Services
6 36 (14.23%) OAuth2
7 28 (11.07%) .NET
8 23 (9.09%) SOAP
9 21 (8.30%) Node.js
10 16 (6.32%) CSS
10 16 (6.32%) HTML
10 16 (6.32%) JSON
11 13 (5.14%) SPNEGO
11 13 (5.14%) XML
12 12 (4.74%) RESTful
12 12 (4.74%) XACML
13 11 (4.35%) J2EE
13 11 (4.35%) JWT
13 11 (4.35%) Spring
14 10 (3.95%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.09%) PKI
2 16 (6.32%) Public Cloud
3 12 (4.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (3.95%) Cloud Native
4 10 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (3.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.98%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.58%) Clustering
7 4 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.19%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.19%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.19%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.79%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.79%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 51 (20.16%) Windows
2 23 (9.09%) Linux
3 19 (7.51%) Unix
4 14 (5.53%) Windows Server
5 13 (5.14%) Windows 10
6 10 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.58%) SUSE
10 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.79%) CatOS
12 1 (0.40%) AIX
12 1 (0.40%) Android
12 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.85%) DevOps
2 72 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (23.72%) Identity Access Management
4 42 (16.60%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (13.44%) Security Architecture
6 26 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (9.88%) B2C
8 24 (9.49%) SOA
9 23 (9.09%) Microservices
9 23 (9.09%) Migration
9 23 (9.09%) SIEM
10 22 (8.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 22 (8.70%) Scrum
11 19 (7.51%) Configuration Management
12 18 (7.11%) SDLC
12 18 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (6.32%) Change Management
14 15 (5.93%) Decision-Making
14 15 (5.93%) Identity Management
14 15 (5.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (22.13%) Java
2 54 (21.34%) PowerShell
3 49 (19.37%) Python
4 38 (15.02%) JavaScript
5 31 (12.25%) SQL
6 22 (8.70%) C#
7 16 (6.32%) Bash Shell
7 16 (6.32%) Ruby
8 9 (3.56%) C
9 6 (2.37%) Apex Code
10 5 (1.98%) Scala
11 4 (1.58%) Perl
11 4 (1.58%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.19%) Java 8
13 2 (0.79%) C++
13 2 (0.79%) Go
13 2 (0.79%) PHP
14 1 (0.40%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (13.44%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.25%) Degree
2 31 (12.25%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.98%) CISSP
5 4 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.58%) CISM
6 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CCSA
7 1 (0.40%) CISA
7 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.40%) MCITP
7 1 (0.40%) MCSE
7 1 (0.40%) SANS
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.53%) GDPR
2 13 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.35%) NIST
4 5 (1.98%) QA
5 4 (1.58%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.79%) COBIT
6 2 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.79%) PSD2
6 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
System Software
1 115 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.86%) Docker
3 12 (4.74%) RACF
4 9 (3.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.77%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 7 (2.77%) OpenAM
6 5 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (1.58%) NDS
7 4 (1.58%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.79%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.79%) OpenDJ
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.79%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.40%) Ceph
9 1 (0.40%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.40%) Postfix
9 1 (0.40%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (36.76%) Single Sign-On
2 51 (20.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 27 (10.67%) Kubernetes
4 24 (9.49%) Terraform
5 17 (6.72%) Ansible
5 17 (6.72%) SCCM
6 16 (6.32%) CA Single Sign-On
7 15 (5.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (5.53%) Puppet
9 8 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (2.77%) HP Fortify
11 5 (1.98%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.58%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.58%) CloudHub
12 4 (1.58%) FreeIPA
12 4 (1.58%) Kibana
12 4 (1.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (1.19%) Grafana
13 3 (1.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 3 (1.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 100 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.49%) Oracle
3 19 (7.51%) CA
3 19 (7.51%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (6.72%) VMware
5 15 (5.93%) Google
6 12 (4.74%) MuleSoft
6 12 (4.74%) Okta
7 10 (3.95%) ForgeRock
8 9 (3.56%) Cisco
8 9 (3.56%) Ivanti
9 8 (3.16%) CheckPoint
9 8 (3.16%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.16%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.77%) BMC
10 7 (2.77%) Cloudera
10 7 (2.77%) CyberArk
10 7 (2.77%) HP
10 7 (2.77%) Nimble Storage
10 7 (2.77%) Veeam