Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 322 466
Rank change year-on-year -66 +144 -44
Contract jobs citing SAML 127 62 135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% 1.00% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 45 82
10th Percentile £457 £360 £417
25th Percentile £525 £488 £470
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £630 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +14.55% - -2.87%
75th Percentile £697 £638 £625
90th Percentile £725 £683 £740
England median daily rate £600 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
England median hourly rate £74.00 - -

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 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 10,555 6,185 14,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.57% 38.09% 36.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,864 4,612 11,293
10th Percentile £400 £375 £375
25th Percentile £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £631 £601
90th Percentile £717 £713 £675
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 62
10th Percentile £25.25 £23.00 £13.55
25th Percentile £35.00 £31.11 £33.44
Median hourly rate £49.00 £46.75 £49.57
Median % change year-on-year +4.81% -5.68% +14.60%
75th Percentile £65.00 £63.00 £54.69
90th Percentile £68.86 £67.52 £68.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -11 6 £636 +10.65% 5
South London +26 3 £750 - 2
West London +1 2 - - 3
SAML
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 72 (56.69%) OAuth
2 58 (45.67%) Azure
3 54 (42.52%) Single Sign-On
4 43 (33.86%) Java
5 41 (32.28%) Microsoft
6 40 (31.50%) OpenID
7 39 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (29.13%) AWS
9 32 (25.20%) Active Directory
9 32 (25.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 32 (25.20%) Identity Access Management
10 28 (22.05%) Social Skills
10 28 (22.05%) REST
11 27 (21.26%) Python
12 26 (20.47%) LDAP
13 25 (19.69%) Web Services
14 24 (18.90%) JavaScript
14 24 (18.90%) Microsoft 365
15 23 (18.11%) Finance
16 22 (17.32%) Kerberos
16 22 (17.32%) PowerShell
17 21 (16.54%) SOAP
17 21 (16.54%) Cybersecurity
18 20 (15.75%) Banking
19 19 (14.96%) Degree
19 19 (14.96%) CA
19 19 (14.96%) Salesforce.com
19 19 (14.96%) SDLC
20 18 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
20 18 (14.17%) C#

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 (10.24%) Apache
2 10 (7.87%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.30%) CMS
4 6 (4.72%) Anypoint
4 6 (4.72%) IIS
4 6 (4.72%) Mule
4 6 (4.72%) Mule ESB
4 6 (4.72%) nginx
5 5 (3.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (3.15%) JBoss
7 3 (2.36%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.36%) Jetty
7 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.36%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.57%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.57%) Appian
8 2 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.57%) Confluence
8 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.57%) Figma
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 58 (45.67%) Azure
2 37 (29.13%) AWS
3 32 (25.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (18.90%) Microsoft 365
5 17 (13.39%) SaaS
6 8 (6.30%) GCP
7 6 (4.72%) Apigee
7 6 (4.72%) GitHub
7 6 (4.72%) PaaS
7 6 (4.72%) Serverless
8 5 (3.94%) Google Workspace
8 5 (3.94%) IaaS
8 5 (3.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.57%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.57%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.57%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.57%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.79%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.32%) Kerberos
2 17 (13.39%) Firewall
3 16 (12.60%) HTTP
4 9 (7.09%) SSL
5 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.72%) Unified Communications
6 6 (4.72%) VPN
7 3 (2.36%) Network Security
8 2 (1.57%) SNMP
8 2 (1.57%) SSH
8 2 (1.57%) X.509
9 1 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.79%) IPsec
9 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.79%) SCCP
9 1 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.51%) MySQL
3 5 (3.94%) Data Lake
3 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.15%) Big Data
5 3 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.36%) Redis
5 3 (2.36%) Riak
6 2 (1.57%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.57%) KDB
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.79%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.79%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 11 (8.66%) Maven
2 10 (7.87%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.09%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.09%) JIRA
4 6 (4.72%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.72%) Gradle
4 6 (4.72%) Subversion
4 6 (4.72%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (1.57%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.57%) GitLab
5 2 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.79%) JUnit
6 1 (0.79%) kappa
6 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.79%) SonarQube
General
1 28 (22.05%) Social Skills
2 23 (18.11%) Finance
3 20 (15.75%) Banking
4 18 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (7.09%) German Language
6 8 (6.30%) Investment Banking
6 8 (6.30%) Public Sector
7 6 (4.72%) Digital Economy
7 6 (4.72%) French Language
8 5 (3.94%) Marketing
9 3 (2.36%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.57%) Legal
10 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.79%) Electronics
11 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.79%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 34 (26.77%) Architect
2 20 (15.75%) Consultant
3 16 (12.60%) Developer
4 11 (8.66%) Security Architect
4 11 (8.66%) Security Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) IT Security Officer
5 9 (7.09%) Security Officer
6 8 (6.30%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (6.30%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.72%) Salesforce Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Identity Management Architect
8 5 (3.94%) MuleSoft Architect
8 5 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.15%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Security Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.36%) Azure Architect
10 3 (2.36%) Azure Engineer
10 3 (2.36%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 3 (2.36%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
10 3 (2.36%) SailPoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (56.69%) OAuth
2 40 (31.50%) OpenID
3 28 (22.05%) REST
4 26 (20.47%) LDAP
5 25 (19.69%) Web Services
6 21 (16.54%) SOAP
7 17 (13.39%) CSS
7 17 (13.39%) OAuth2
8 16 (12.60%) Node.js
9 15 (11.81%) HTML
10 12 (9.45%) .NET
11 11 (8.66%) Spring
12 9 (7.09%) Hibernate
13 8 (6.30%) JMS
13 8 (6.30%) JWT
14 7 (5.51%) XML
15 6 (4.72%) Java EE
15 6 (4.72%) SPNEGO
15 6 (4.72%) WCF
15 6 (4.72%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) PKI
2 8 (6.30%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.72%) Cloud Native
3 6 (4.72%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.94%) Clustering
5 3 (2.36%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.57%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.57%) Legacy Systems
6 2 (1.57%) User Experience
7 1 (0.79%) CMDB
7 1 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.79%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.79%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.39%) Windows
2 15 (11.81%) Unix
3 7 (5.51%) Linux
3 7 (5.51%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.20%) Identity Access Management
3 21 (16.54%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (14.96%) SDLC
5 17 (13.39%) Migration
6 16 (12.60%) DevOps
6 16 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (11.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 14 (11.02%) Change Management
8 14 (11.02%) Security Architecture
8 14 (11.02%) Web SSO
9 12 (9.45%) Strategic Roadmap
10 11 (8.66%) Identity Management
10 11 (8.66%) OWASP
10 11 (8.66%) Product Management
10 11 (8.66%) SOA
11 10 (7.87%) B2C
11 10 (7.87%) Data Protection
11 10 (7.87%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (7.87%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.86%) Java
2 27 (21.26%) Python
3 24 (18.90%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.32%) PowerShell
5 18 (14.17%) C#
6 16 (12.60%) SQL
7 11 (8.66%) Ruby
8 6 (4.72%) Apex Code
8 6 (4.72%) C
9 5 (3.94%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.57%) Go
10 2 (1.57%) Perl
10 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.57%) Scala
11 1 (0.79%) C++
11 1 (0.79%) ES6
11 1 (0.79%) Java 11
11 1 (0.79%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 19 (14.96%) Degree
2 8 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.94%) CISSP
5 4 (3.15%) CISM
6 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.36%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.79%) CISA
7 1 (0.79%) CITP
7 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.79%) MCITP
7 1 (0.79%) MCSE
7 1 (0.79%) SANS
7 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) GDPR
2 7 (5.51%) NIST
3 4 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.57%) COBIT
4 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.57%) PSD2
4 2 (1.57%) QA
4 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.79%) GRC
System Software
1 32 (25.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.72%) Docker
2 6 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.57%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.79%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.79%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.79%) RACF
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (42.52%) Single Sign-On
2 16 (12.60%) CA Single Sign-On
3 13 (10.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 11 (8.66%) Kubernetes
5 10 (7.87%) Ansible
5 10 (7.87%) HP Fortify
6 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (5.51%) SCCM
8 6 (4.72%) CloudHub
9 5 (3.94%) Terraform
10 4 (3.15%) Puppet
11 3 (2.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.79%) Istio
13 1 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 41 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.96%) CA
2 19 (14.96%) Salesforce.com
3 14 (11.02%) MuleSoft
4 13 (10.24%) HP
5 8 (6.30%) BMC
5 8 (6.30%) ForgeRock
5 8 (6.30%) Ivanti
5 8 (6.30%) Oracle
6 7 (5.51%) Google
6 7 (5.51%) Okta
6 7 (5.51%) ServiceNow
7 5 (3.94%) Adobe
8 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.36%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.57%) BeyondTrust
10 2 (1.57%) Remedy
10 2 (1.57%) SAP
10 2 (1.57%) TOWER Software
10 2 (1.57%) VMware