Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 474 360 388
Rank change year-on-year -114 +28 +12
Contract jobs citing SAML 117 40 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.23% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 0.63% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 25 76
10th Percentile £422 £400 £400
25th Percentile £475 £450 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £613 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +11.36% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £688 £619 £656
90th Percentile £700 £675 £763
England median daily rate £555 £525 £545
% change year-on-year +5.62% -3.67% -0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
England median hourly rate £77.50 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year +84.52% - -

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 12,164 6,393 10,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.40% 36.11% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,386 4,778 7,937
10th Percentile £413 £360 £375
25th Percentile £500 £425 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £689 £613 £613
90th Percentile £763 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 26 55
10th Percentile £20.89 £23.13 £25.68
25th Percentile £35.00 £31.13 £36.70
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.85
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -7.88% +22.13%
75th Percentile £71.00 £53.38 £54.14
90th Percentile £80.50 £62.63 £78.75
England median hourly rate £50.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +12.22% -5.26% +13.51%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -35 15 £550 -10.20% 6
East London -5 1 £350 - 3
West London -26 1 £690 +22.67%
SAML
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 65 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 49 (41.88%) Azure
3 45 (38.46%) LDAP
4 43 (36.75%) OAuth
5 38 (32.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 36 (30.77%) Windows
7 32 (27.35%) Single Sign-On
8 31 (26.50%) AWS
8 31 (26.50%) OpenID
9 28 (23.93%) Microsoft
10 26 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (21.37%) Finance
12 22 (18.80%) Identity Access Management
13 21 (17.95%) DevOps
13 21 (17.95%) Kerberos
13 21 (17.95%) SaaS
14 20 (17.09%) REST
14 20 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (17.09%) Linux
14 20 (17.09%) Python
15 19 (16.24%) SSL
15 19 (16.24%) Banking
16 18 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
17 17 (14.53%) Firewall
17 17 (14.53%) JavaScript
17 17 (14.53%) Google
17 17 (14.53%) Windows Server
18 16 (13.68%) SIEM
18 16 (13.68%) Security Architecture
19 15 (12.82%) 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 6 (5.13%) Apache
2 5 (4.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (4.27%) Confluence
3 2 (1.71%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.85%) Mule
4 1 (0.85%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Shopify
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (41.88%) Azure
2 31 (26.50%) AWS
3 26 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (17.95%) SaaS
5 18 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (9.40%) GCP
7 10 (8.55%) Serverless
8 7 (5.98%) PaaS
8 7 (5.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (4.27%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (4.27%) IaaS
10 4 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (3.42%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (3.42%) Azure Functions
10 4 (3.42%) Google Workspace
11 3 (2.56%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (2.56%) Amazon S3
11 3 (2.56%) Apigee
11 3 (2.56%) Azure Logic Apps
11 3 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.95%) Kerberos
2 19 (16.24%) SSL
3 17 (14.53%) Firewall
4 11 (9.40%) VPN
5 10 (8.55%) Network Security
5 10 (8.55%) X.509
6 6 (5.13%) DNS
7 5 (4.27%) HTTP
7 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.42%) DHCP
9 3 (2.56%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.71%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.71%) LAN
10 2 (1.71%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.71%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.71%) VLAN
11 1 (0.85%) FTP
11 1 (0.85%) Internet
11 1 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.71%) FileMaker
2 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
2 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (9.40%) JIRA
2 8 (6.84%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.98%) gulp
3 7 (5.98%) webpack
4 6 (5.13%) ESLint
4 6 (5.13%) Grunt
5 3 (2.56%) Maven
6 2 (1.71%) AutoIt
6 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.71%) Terragrunt
7 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.85%) Mocha
7 1 (0.85%) Postman
7 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 25 (21.37%) Finance
2 19 (16.24%) Banking
3 13 (11.11%) Social Skills
4 8 (6.84%) Marketing
5 5 (4.27%) Legal
6 4 (3.42%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.56%) Digital Economy
7 3 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.85%) Electronics
9 1 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.85%) Law
9 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (31.62%) Architect
2 18 (15.38%) Consultant
3 16 (13.68%) Security Engineer
4 12 (10.26%) Security Architect
5 11 (9.40%) Active Directory Engineer
5 11 (9.40%) Developer
6 9 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) LDAP Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.27%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) AWS Architect
9 5 (4.27%) Azure Architect
9 5 (4.27%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.42%) Active Directory Architect
10 4 (3.42%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (3.42%) IAM Consultant
10 4 (3.42%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Identity Management Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (38.46%) LDAP
2 43 (36.75%) OAuth
3 31 (26.50%) OpenID
4 20 (17.09%) REST
5 15 (12.82%) JSON
6 14 (11.97%) OAuth2
7 12 (10.26%) JWT
7 12 (10.26%) Node.js
7 12 (10.26%) Web Services
8 11 (9.40%) SPNEGO
9 9 (7.69%) React
9 9 (7.69%) SOAP
9 9 (7.69%) WebAuthn
10 8 (6.84%) CSS
10 8 (6.84%) HTML
10 8 (6.84%) XML
11 7 (5.98%) FIDO
11 7 (5.98%) JSON Web Signature
12 6 (5.13%) CSS3
12 6 (5.13%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.27%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (3.42%) PKI
3 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.56%) Replication
3 3 (2.56%) YubiKey
4 2 (1.71%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.77%) Windows
2 20 (17.09%) Linux
3 17 (14.53%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.26%) Unix
4 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.71%) SUSE
6 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.85%) AIX
7 1 (0.85%) Android
7 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.85%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.85%) Solaris
7 1 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.80%) Identity Access Management
2 21 (17.95%) DevOps
3 20 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (13.68%) Security Architecture
4 16 (13.68%) SIEM
5 15 (12.82%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (12.82%) Migration
6 14 (11.97%) Application Security
6 14 (11.97%) Change Management
7 11 (9.40%) Configuration Management
7 11 (9.40%) Data Security
8 10 (8.55%) Server Hardening
9 9 (7.69%) B2C
9 9 (7.69%) CI/CD
9 9 (7.69%) Microservices
9 9 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.84%) Data Protection
10 8 (6.84%) Infrastructure as Code
10 8 (6.84%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.84%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.09%) Python
2 17 (14.53%) JavaScript
3 14 (11.97%) PowerShell
4 10 (8.55%) Java
5 8 (6.84%) TypeScript
6 7 (5.98%) Ruby
7 5 (4.27%) Bash
7 5 (4.27%) C#
7 5 (4.27%) SQL
8 4 (3.42%) Google Apps Script
9 3 (2.56%) C
10 2 (1.71%) Perl
10 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.85%) SOQL
11 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) Degree
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.71%) MCSE
3 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.11%) GDPR
2 12 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.56%) NIST
3 3 (2.56%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.71%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.71%) QA
5 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.85%) NCSC
5 1 (0.85%) SOC 2
System Software
1 65 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 9 (7.69%) Docker
4 6 (5.13%) OpenAM
4 6 (5.13%) OpenIDM
5 3 (2.56%) DFS Replication
5 3 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.85%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (32.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 32 (27.35%) Single Sign-On
3 13 (11.11%) Terraform
4 11 (9.40%) Kubernetes
5 5 (4.27%) SCCM
6 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (3.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.71%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.85%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.85%) MIIS
8 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.85%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.85%) Puppet
8 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (23.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.53%) Google
3 12 (10.26%) Okta
4 8 (6.84%) ForgeRock
5 6 (5.13%) Atlassian
5 6 (5.13%) Citrix
6 5 (4.27%) Adobe
6 5 (4.27%) Ping Identity
6 5 (4.27%) VMware
7 4 (3.42%) CyberArk
7 4 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.42%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.56%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.71%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.71%) Dell
9 2 (1.71%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.71%) Gemalto
9 2 (1.71%) IBM
9 2 (1.71%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.71%) SolarWinds