Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SPML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SPML over the 6 months to 25 May 2020 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.

Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML)
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 576 822 856
Rank change year-on-year +246 +34 -60
Contract jobs citing SPML 12 2 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.091% 0.007% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £488 £625 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +38.89% -23.40%
10th Percentile £466 £613 £425
90th Percentile £499 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £625 £450
% change year-on-year -22.00% +38.89% -23.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

SPML 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 13,135 27,660 30,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.71% 33.00% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,991 19,504 21,914
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £338 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 274 327
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.92% +3.44% +3.05%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.50 £17.40
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.53 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.13
% change year-on-year -17.65% +0.89% +4.63%

SPML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SPML in England

SPML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for SPML in England

SPML
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 SPML within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. 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 - 12 £488 - 2
SPML
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SPML 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 SPML.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) LDAP
1 12 (100.00%) Workflow
2 6 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (50.00%) IBM
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Sun
2 6 (50.00%) HP
2 6 (50.00%) CISSP
2 6 (50.00%) Novell
2 6 (50.00%) SAML
2 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) Sybase
2 6 (50.00%) IIS
2 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
2 6 (50.00%) SAP
2 6 (50.00%) JSP
2 6 (50.00%) Servlets
2 6 (50.00%) SOAP
2 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (50.00%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) AIX
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) C#

SPML
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 6 (50.00%) IIS
1 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
1 6 (50.00%) SailPoint Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) IAM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) IAM Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) LDAP
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) JSP
2 6 (50.00%) OAuth
2 6 (50.00%) OpenID
2 6 (50.00%) SailPoint
2 6 (50.00%) SAML
2 6 (50.00%) Servlets
2 6 (50.00%) SOAP
2 6 (50.00%) WCF
2 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (50.00%) XACML
2 6 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) AIX
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Workflow
2 6 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 6 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 6 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (33.33%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 6 (50.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) HP
1 6 (50.00%) IBM
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) Novell
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
1 6 (50.00%) SAP
1 6 (50.00%) Sun
1 6 (50.00%) Sybase