Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 7 December 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)
England > London
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 405 379 498
Rank change year-on-year -26 +119 +10
Contract jobs citing SAML 138 271 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.58% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 1.48% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 201 112
London median daily rate £550 £550 £548
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.46% +9.50%
10th Percentile £400 £418 £363
90th Percentile £660 £725 £680
England median daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate - £34.04 -

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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 12,295 18,303 17,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.95% 39.12% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,061 13,846 13,500
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £375 £371 £350
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 83 104
London median hourly rate £47.83 £39.38 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.47% +35.78% -27.50%
10th Percentile £17.48 £20.91 £19.13
90th Percentile £78.75 £62.10 £47.83
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SAML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in London

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAML in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAML in London

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAML in London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAML in London

SAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAML in London

SAML
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the London region over the 6 months to 7 December 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
Central London +38 17 £498 -7.44% 10
West London +20 5 £588 +9.30% 3
South London +43 4 £500 -4.76% 1
SAML
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 London region with a requirement for SAML.

1 52 (37.68%) OAuth
1 52 (37.68%) Azure
2 44 (31.88%) Single Sign-On
3 42 (30.43%) OpenID
3 42 (30.43%) AWS
3 42 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 41 (29.71%) Finance
5 33 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 33 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (19.57%) Microsoft
6 27 (19.57%) Kerberos
7 26 (18.84%) Security Architecture
7 26 (18.84%) DevOps
8 25 (18.12%) Windows
9 24 (17.39%) Test Automation
10 23 (16.67%) Banking
10 23 (16.67%) Firewall
10 23 (16.67%) Identity Management
11 22 (15.94%) SaaS
12 21 (15.22%) Information Security
13 20 (14.49%) SIEM
13 20 (14.49%) IaaS
13 20 (14.49%) OAuth2
14 19 (13.77%) PaaS
15 18 (13.04%) LDAP
15 18 (13.04%) Incident Management
16 17 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
16 17 (12.32%) Web Services
16 17 (12.32%) Java
16 17 (12.32%) Open Source

SAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 13 (9.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 10 (7.25%) Apache
3 7 (5.07%) IIS
3 7 (5.07%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.62%) Confluence
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.45%) Appian
7 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) InDesign
1 4 (2.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 52 (37.68%) Azure
2 42 (30.43%) AWS
3 22 (15.94%) SaaS
4 20 (14.49%) IaaS
5 19 (13.77%) PaaS
6 17 (12.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (5.80%) GCP
8 7 (5.07%) Office 365
9 5 (3.62%) Amazon S3
9 5 (3.62%) GitHub
10 4 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (2.90%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (2.90%) Route 53
11 2 (1.45%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (1.45%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 2 (1.45%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (1.45%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.57%) Kerberos
2 23 (16.67%) Firewall
3 8 (5.80%) Network Security
4 6 (4.35%) SSL
5 5 (3.62%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.90%) IPsec
6 4 (2.90%) X.509
7 3 (2.17%) DNS
7 3 (2.17%) Extranet
7 3 (2.17%) Intranet
8 2 (1.45%) DHCP
8 2 (1.45%) DMZ
8 2 (1.45%) SAN
8 2 (1.45%) VPN
9 1 (0.72%) HTTP
9 1 (0.72%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.72%) PBX
9 1 (0.72%) Skype
9 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.97%) Relational Database
1 11 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.62%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.17%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.45%) Big Data
5 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.45%) DB2
5 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.45%) MySQL
5 2 (1.45%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.45%) Power BI
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.72%) Redis
6 1 (0.72%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 6 (4.35%) JIRA
2 4 (2.90%) Bitbucket
2 4 (2.90%) CircleCI
3 3 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.72%) JMeter
5 1 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.72%) Postman
5 1 (0.72%) Protractor
5 1 (0.72%) Snyk
5 1 (0.72%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (29.71%) Finance
2 23 (16.67%) Banking
3 12 (8.70%) Marketing
4 10 (7.25%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.90%) Publishing
6 2 (1.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (28.99%) Architect
2 25 (18.12%) Consultant
3 19 (13.77%) Developer
4 12 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (7.25%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (7.25%) Security Consultant
6 9 (6.52%) Azure Architect
6 9 (6.52%) Information Architect
6 9 (6.52%) Security Architect
6 9 (6.52%) Security Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) ServiceNow Developer
7 8 (5.80%) Applications Consultant
7 8 (5.80%) Information Assurance Architect
8 7 (5.07%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Identity Management Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Technical Specialist
12 3 (2.17%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (37.68%) OAuth
2 42 (30.43%) OpenID
3 20 (14.49%) OAuth2
4 18 (13.04%) LDAP
5 17 (12.32%) Web Services
6 16 (11.59%) REST
7 13 (9.42%) Apache Sling
8 7 (5.07%) SOAP
9 6 (4.35%) .NET
9 6 (4.35%) JSON
9 6 (4.35%) Node.js
10 5 (3.62%) HTML
10 5 (3.62%) J2SE
10 5 (3.62%) Keycloak
10 5 (3.62%) Lucene
10 5 (3.62%) OSGi
10 5 (3.62%) RESTful
10 5 (3.62%) SPNEGO
10 5 (3.62%) XML
10 5 (3.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.42%) Public Cloud
2 12 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.25%) Online Banking
4 8 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.35%) Cloud Native
6 5 (3.62%) PKI
7 4 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.90%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.17%) PMI
8 3 (2.17%) Replication
8 3 (2.17%) User Experience
9 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.12%) Windows
2 11 (7.97%) Unix
3 10 (7.25%) Linux
4 7 (5.07%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.90%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.84%) DevOps
2 26 (18.84%) Security Architecture
3 24 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 23 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 21 (15.22%) Information Security
6 20 (14.49%) SIEM
7 18 (13.04%) Incident Management
8 17 (12.32%) Open Source
8 17 (12.32%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (11.59%) Security Testing
10 15 (10.87%) Identity Access Management
10 15 (10.87%) Migration
10 15 (10.87%) Workflow
11 13 (9.42%) Change Management
11 13 (9.42%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 13 (9.42%) Problem Management
12 12 (8.70%) Project Management
13 11 (7.97%) Information Assurance
13 11 (7.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.91%) JavaScript
2 17 (12.32%) Java
3 15 (10.87%) PowerShell
4 14 (10.14%) SQL
5 11 (7.97%) Python
6 6 (4.35%) C#
7 5 (3.62%) PHP
8 4 (2.90%) C
9 2 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.45%) C++
9 2 (1.45%) Perl
9 2 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.45%) Ruby
10 1 (0.72%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.72%) Scala
10 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.42%) Degree
4 3 (2.17%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.45%) CEH
5 2 (1.45%) CISM
5 2 (1.45%) CISSP
5 2 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.72%) CCNA
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.72%) MCITP
6 1 (0.72%) MCSE
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.52%) SLA
2 6 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.17%) SSAE 16
4 2 (1.45%) GDPR
4 2 (1.45%) PSD2
4 2 (1.45%) QA
5 1 (0.72%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.72%) NIST
5 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.62%) Docker
3 5 (3.62%) XenApp
3 5 (3.62%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.17%) vSphere
5 2 (1.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.72%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.72%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.72%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 44 (31.88%) Single Sign-On
2 9 (6.52%) Kubernetes
2 9 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.07%) Terraform
4 5 (3.62%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.62%) Puppet
5 4 (2.90%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.90%) Ansible
5 4 (2.90%) SCCM
6 3 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.17%) PingFederate
6 3 (2.17%) XenMobile
7 2 (1.45%) Istio
7 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.45%) Netcool
7 2 (1.45%) Salt
7 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.45%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.87%) Adobe
3 14 (10.14%) VMware
4 10 (7.25%) ServiceNow
5 9 (6.52%) Cisco
5 9 (6.52%) Okta
6 7 (5.07%) CA
6 7 (5.07%) Citrix
7 5 (3.62%) Google
8 4 (2.90%) Dell
8 4 (2.90%) EMC
8 4 (2.90%) IBM
8 4 (2.90%) NetApp
8 4 (2.90%) Ping Identity
8 4 (2.90%) SAP
9 3 (2.17%) HP
9 3 (2.17%) Oracle
10 2 (1.45%) Alteryx
10 2 (1.45%) Cognos
10 2 (1.45%) Ivanti