Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 415 311 439
Rank change year-on-year -104 +128 -74
Contract jobs citing SAML 153 48 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 0.92% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 33 76
10th Percentile £475 £390 £400
25th Percentile £525 £495 £474
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £630 £550 £543
Median % change year-on-year +14.55% +1.38% -5.65%
75th Percentile £695 £594 £589
90th Percentile £730 £644 £631
England median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%

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 12,210 5,232 13,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.36% 37.94% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,161 3,876 10,130
10th Percentile £406 £360 £375
25th Percentile £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £613
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 20 66
10th Percentile £19.91 £22.38 £19.38
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.63 £36.70
Median hourly rate £49.00 £34.23 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +43.17% -31.55% +18.30%
75th Percentile £64.56 £40.94 £53.00
90th Percentile £76.85 £50.75 £64.37
England median hourly rate £49.00 £40.00 £45.95
% change year-on-year +22.50% -12.95% +10.54%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SAML in London

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for SAML in London

SAML
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAML in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SAML in London

SAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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 18 October 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
Central London -56 11 £628 +9.13% 5
South London +3 2 £750 +22.45%
West London -16 1 £690 +9.52% 2
SAML
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 London region with a requirement for SAML.

1 76 (49.67%) OAuth
1 76 (49.67%) Azure
2 63 (41.18%) Single Sign-On
3 62 (40.52%) Active Directory
4 49 (32.03%) AWS
5 47 (30.72%) Microsoft
6 46 (30.07%) OpenID
7 44 (28.76%) LDAP
8 42 (27.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 41 (26.80%) Identity Access Management
10 37 (24.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 34 (22.22%) Finance
11 34 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (21.57%) Windows
12 33 (21.57%) Microsoft 365
13 30 (19.61%) Java
14 29 (18.95%) Python
15 28 (18.30%) PowerShell
16 27 (17.65%) Social Skills
17 26 (16.99%) Kerberos
18 25 (16.34%) Cybersecurity
19 24 (15.69%) REST
19 24 (15.69%) Banking
20 23 (15.03%) SaaS
20 23 (15.03%) DevOps
21 21 (13.73%) Security Architecture
22 20 (13.07%) Degree
22 20 (13.07%) Firewall
22 20 (13.07%) JavaScript
23 19 (12.42%) Migration

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 16 (10.46%) Apache
2 7 (4.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (4.58%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.92%) IIS
3 6 (3.92%) nginx
4 5 (3.27%) Confluence
5 4 (2.61%) CMS
6 3 (1.96%) Anypoint
6 3 (1.96%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.96%) Mule
6 3 (1.96%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.31%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.65%) JBoss
8 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.65%) Figma
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 76 (49.67%) Azure
2 49 (32.03%) AWS
3 42 (27.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (21.57%) Microsoft 365
5 23 (15.03%) SaaS
6 14 (9.15%) GCP
7 9 (5.88%) Serverless
8 7 (4.58%) Apigee
9 6 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (3.92%) IaaS
9 6 (3.92%) PaaS
10 5 (3.27%) Google Workspace
10 5 (3.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.96%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.96%) Azure Functions
11 3 (1.96%) GitHub
11 3 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.31%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.99%) Kerberos
2 20 (13.07%) Firewall
3 18 (11.76%) SSL
4 14 (9.15%) HTTP
5 13 (8.50%) VPN
6 9 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 9 (5.88%) Unified Communications
7 7 (4.58%) Network Security
8 5 (3.27%) X.509
9 2 (1.31%) DNS
9 2 (1.31%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.31%) LAN
9 2 (1.31%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.31%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.31%) VLAN
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.65%) FTP
10 1 (0.65%) Internet
10 1 (0.65%) SCCP
10 1 (0.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) Data Lake
2 4 (2.61%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.96%) Big Data
4 2 (1.31%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.31%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.65%) Metadata
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.65%) Power BI
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (11.11%) JIRA
2 7 (4.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.92%) Visual Studio Code
4 5 (3.27%) Maven
4 5 (3.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.96%) Subversion
6 2 (1.31%) AutoIt
6 2 (1.31%) Gradle
6 2 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.65%) GitLab
7 1 (0.65%) kappa
7 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.65%) Terragrunt
General
1 34 (22.22%) Finance
2 27 (17.65%) Social Skills
3 24 (15.69%) Banking
4 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.88%) Digital Economy
6 7 (4.58%) German Language
7 6 (3.92%) Public Sector
8 5 (3.27%) Investment Banking
9 4 (2.61%) French Language
10 3 (1.96%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.96%) Legal
10 3 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (1.31%) Marketing
12 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (32.68%) Architect
2 22 (14.38%) Consultant
3 18 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 17 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 9 (5.88%) Developer
5 9 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 8 (5.23%) Azure Architect
7 7 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.92%) Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (3.92%) Salesforce Developer
8 6 (3.92%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (3.27%) Active Directory Architect
9 5 (3.27%) Analyst
9 5 (3.27%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Identity Management Architect
10 4 (2.61%) IT Security Engineer
10 4 (2.61%) IT Security Officer
10 4 (2.61%) Security Consultant
10 4 (2.61%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (49.67%) OAuth
2 46 (30.07%) OpenID
3 44 (28.76%) LDAP
4 24 (15.69%) REST
5 18 (11.76%) OAuth2
6 14 (9.15%) Web Services
7 13 (8.50%) SOAP
7 13 (8.50%) SPNEGO
8 12 (7.84%) JWT
9 9 (5.88%) Node.js
10 8 (5.23%) .NET
10 8 (5.23%) SailPoint
11 7 (4.58%) Apache Sling
11 7 (4.58%) CSS
11 7 (4.58%) WebAuthn
12 6 (3.92%) HTML
12 6 (3.92%) JSON
12 6 (3.92%) WCF
12 6 (3.92%) Windows Identity Foundation
13 5 (3.27%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.84%) PKI
2 6 (3.92%) Cloud Native
3 4 (2.61%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.96%) Clustering
4 3 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.96%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.31%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.31%) YubiKey
6 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.65%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.57%) Windows
2 13 (8.50%) Unix
3 12 (7.84%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.54%) Windows 10
4 10 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.88%) Linux
5 9 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.31%) SUSE
8 1 (0.65%) AIX
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.80%) Identity Access Management
2 34 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (16.34%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (15.03%) DevOps
5 21 (13.73%) Security Architecture
6 19 (12.42%) Change Management
6 19 (12.42%) Migration
7 16 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (9.80%) B2C
8 15 (9.80%) SIEM
9 13 (8.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 12 (7.84%) SDLC
10 12 (7.84%) Web SSO
11 11 (7.19%) Identity Management
12 10 (6.54%) B2B
12 10 (6.54%) Biometrics
12 10 (6.54%) Project Management
12 10 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (5.88%) Strategic Roadmap
13 9 (5.88%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 30 (19.61%) Java
2 29 (18.95%) Python
3 28 (18.30%) PowerShell
4 20 (13.07%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.50%) C#
6 10 (6.54%) SQL
7 9 (5.88%) C
7 9 (5.88%) Ruby
8 7 (4.58%) Apex Code
8 7 (4.58%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.31%) Go
9 2 (1.31%) Scala
10 1 (0.65%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) ES6
10 1 (0.65%) Perl
10 1 (0.65%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.07%) Degree
2 6 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.96%) CISM
4 3 (1.96%) CISSP
4 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.65%) CISA
5 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.65%) MCITP
5 1 (0.65%) MCSE
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.80%) GDPR
2 8 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.58%) NIST
4 5 (3.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.31%) COBIT
5 2 (1.31%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.31%) PSD2
5 2 (1.31%) QA
5 2 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.65%) SOC 2
System Software
1 62 (40.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.54%) Docker
3 9 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (4.58%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 6 (3.92%) OpenAM
5 6 (3.92%) OpenIDM
6 3 (1.96%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.31%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.65%) RACF
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (41.18%) Single Sign-On
2 37 (24.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 14 (9.15%) Kubernetes
4 12 (7.84%) CA Single Sign-On
4 12 (7.84%) SCCM
5 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (6.54%) Terraform
6 9 (5.88%) Ansible
7 5 (3.27%) HP Fortify
7 5 (3.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (2.61%) Puppet
9 3 (1.96%) CloudHub
9 3 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.31%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.31%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.65%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.65%) Salt
11 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (30.72%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.42%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (9.80%) CA
3 15 (9.80%) Google
4 12 (7.84%) MuleSoft
4 12 (7.84%) Okta
5 10 (6.54%) ForgeRock
6 9 (5.88%) Ivanti
7 7 (4.58%) Adobe
8 6 (3.92%) BMC
9 5 (3.27%) Atlassian
9 5 (3.27%) Citrix
9 5 (3.27%) CyberArk
9 5 (3.27%) HP
9 5 (3.27%) Ping Identity
9 5 (3.27%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.61%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.96%) VMware
12 2 (1.31%) Forcepoint
12 2 (1.31%) SolarWinds