Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 375 498 526
Rank change year-on-year +123 +28 +30
Contract jobs citing SAML 267 132 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.47% 0.76% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 101 71
London median daily rate £575 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% -9.52%
10th Percentile £418 £350 £350
90th Percentile £725 £675 £713
England median daily rate £573 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +20.53% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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 18,149 17,428 15,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.21% 37.17% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,665 13,316 11,769
London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £370 £350 £319
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 104 72
London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.88 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -20.06% +15.03%
10th Percentile £19.25 £19.00 £19.23
90th Percentile £64.58 £49.63 £66.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 +9 32 £550 +17.33% 6
West London 0 10 £525 +27.27% 4
East London -19 5 £600 +500.00% 1
South London - 4 £525 -
SAML
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 129 (48.31%) Single Sign-On
2 109 (40.82%) Java
3 103 (38.58%) LDAP
4 100 (37.45%) Kerberos
5 95 (35.58%) OAuth
6 85 (31.84%) Finance
7 82 (30.71%) Microsoft
8 78 (29.21%) Amazon AWS
9 73 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (27.34%) DevOps
10 70 (26.22%) Active Directory
10 70 (26.22%) SOA
11 65 (24.34%) Microsoft Azure
11 65 (24.34%) Identity Access Management
12 63 (23.60%) Windows
13 59 (22.10%) SSL
14 55 (20.60%) CA Single Sign-On
15 52 (19.48%) ITIL
15 52 (19.48%) OpenID
16 51 (19.10%) Identity Management
17 50 (18.73%) PKI
18 46 (17.23%) Firewall
19 44 (16.48%) Banking
19 44 (16.48%) Security Architecture
19 44 (16.48%) PowerShell
20 42 (15.73%) Web Services
21 39 (14.61%) BMC
21 39 (14.61%) CA
22 38 (14.23%) SQL
22 38 (14.23%) .NET

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 26 (9.74%) SharePoint
1 26 (9.74%) Tomcat
2 25 (9.36%) IIS
3 23 (8.61%) Apache
4 18 (6.74%) nginx
4 18 (6.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (6.74%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (6.74%) WebLogic
5 13 (4.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (3.75%) K2 blackpearl
7 9 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (2.62%) Anypoint
8 7 (2.62%) Mule
8 7 (2.62%) Mule ESB
9 6 (2.25%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.87%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.50%) Confluence
12 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 23 (8.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (7.49%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (4.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.12%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (29.21%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (24.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (13.11%) SaaS
4 34 (12.73%) PaaS
5 26 (9.74%) IaaS
6 23 (8.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (5.99%) Apigee
7 16 (5.99%) Office 365
8 13 (4.87%) GitHub
8 13 (4.87%) Serverless
9 12 (4.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (4.12%) Amazon S3
11 10 (3.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (3.37%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (2.62%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (2.62%) AWS CodePipeline
13 7 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (2.25%) Dropbox
14 6 (2.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 100 (37.45%) Kerberos
2 59 (22.10%) SSL
3 46 (17.23%) Firewall
4 23 (8.61%) VPN
5 19 (7.12%) DNS
6 15 (5.62%) DMZ
7 11 (4.12%) LAN
7 11 (4.12%) WAN
8 10 (3.75%) HTTP
8 10 (3.75%) HTTPS
8 10 (3.75%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (3.75%) Network Security
8 10 (3.75%) Wireless
8 10 (3.75%) WLAN
9 8 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.25%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (2.25%) SCCP
11 5 (1.87%) Internet
11 5 (1.87%) TCP/IP
12 4 (1.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.74%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.62%) MySQL
4 11 (4.12%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (3.37%) Redis
6 8 (3.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (3.00%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.00%) Pentaho
7 7 (2.62%) Amazon Aurora
7 7 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.25%) Apache Hive
8 6 (2.25%) HBase
8 6 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.25%) QlikView
8 6 (2.25%) Sqoop
9 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.87%) SAP HANA
9 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (11.99%) Jenkins
2 26 (9.74%) Maven
3 25 (9.36%) JIRA
4 18 (6.74%) JDeveloper
5 16 (5.99%) Git (software)
6 14 (5.24%) Bitbucket
7 8 (3.00%) Artifactory
7 8 (3.00%) JMeter
8 7 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.50%) Subversion
10 3 (1.12%) Bower
10 3 (1.12%) Gradle
10 3 (1.12%) Grunt
10 3 (1.12%) gulp
10 3 (1.12%) JUnit
10 3 (1.12%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.75%) Selenium
11 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
General
1 85 (31.84%) Finance
2 44 (16.48%) Banking
3 20 (7.49%) Legal
4 12 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.12%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.75%) German Language
6 2 (0.75%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (28.84%) Architect
2 76 (28.46%) Developer
3 54 (20.22%) Security Architect
4 28 (10.49%) Java Developer
5 24 (8.99%) Consultant
6 18 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.24%) Oracle Developer
8 14 (5.24%) Senior Developer
8 14 (5.24%) Senior Java Developer
9 13 (4.87%) Applications Architect
9 13 (4.87%) Azure Architect
10 11 (4.12%) Lead Architect
11 10 (3.75%) Active Directory Engineer
11 10 (3.75%) Lead Security Architect
11 10 (3.75%) SharePoint Engineer
12 9 (3.37%) Cloud Architect
12 9 (3.37%) IAM Developer
12 9 (3.37%) IT Architect
13 8 (3.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (38.58%) LDAP
2 95 (35.58%) OAuth
3 52 (19.48%) OpenID
4 42 (15.73%) Web Services
5 38 (14.23%) .NET
6 33 (12.36%) XML
7 30 (11.24%) Spring
8 29 (10.86%) REST
9 25 (9.36%) WCF
10 24 (8.99%) SOAP
11 22 (8.24%) SPNEGO
12 21 (7.87%) JSON
13 20 (7.49%) J2EE
14 17 (6.37%) Middleware
14 17 (6.37%) SailPoint
15 16 (5.99%) Spring Boot
16 13 (4.87%) COM+
16 13 (4.87%) DCOM
16 13 (4.87%) Rendezvous
17 12 (4.49%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 50 (18.73%) PKI
2 23 (8.61%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.24%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.87%) Data Centre
6 12 (4.49%) Cloud Native
6 12 (4.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (3.75%) Online Banking
8 9 (3.37%) Fintech
8 9 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (3.00%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.25%) Fixed Income
10 6 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.87%) Smartcard
12 4 (1.50%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.75%) PMI
13 2 (0.75%) Robotics
14 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
14 1 (0.37%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 63 (23.60%) Windows
2 23 (8.61%) Linux
3 17 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (5.62%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.75%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.37%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.00%) Android
8 4 (1.50%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.12%) Unix
10 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
1 73 (27.34%) DevOps
2 70 (26.22%) SOA
3 65 (24.34%) Identity Access Management
4 52 (19.48%) ITIL
5 51 (19.10%) Identity Management
6 44 (16.48%) Security Architecture
7 38 (14.23%) Information Security
8 31 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (10.49%) Cryptography
10 25 (9.36%) Analytics
11 23 (8.61%) API Development
11 23 (8.61%) Open Source
11 23 (8.61%) Project Management
12 22 (8.24%) Cybersecurity
12 22 (8.24%) OWASP
13 21 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (7.87%) Software Engineering
14 20 (7.49%) Threat Modelling
14 20 (7.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 109 (40.82%) Java
2 44 (16.48%) PowerShell
3 38 (14.23%) SQL
4 33 (12.36%) Python
5 27 (10.11%) C#
6 24 (8.99%) C++
7 20 (7.49%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.49%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.25%) Ruby
10 5 (1.87%) Perl
11 4 (1.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.37%) C
12 1 (0.37%) Java 8
12 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.87%) Degree
4 11 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.00%) CISSP
6 6 (2.25%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (2.25%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (1.87%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.87%) SSCP
8 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.12%) CCNA
9 3 (1.12%) MCSD
9 3 (1.12%) MCSE
9 3 (1.12%) MCTS
9 3 (1.12%) PMP
10 2 (0.75%) CEH
10 2 (0.75%) CISA
10 2 (0.75%) CISM
10 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (4.12%) SLA
3 10 (3.75%) FedRAMP
3 10 (3.75%) HIPAA
3 10 (3.75%) PSD2
3 10 (3.75%) QA
4 9 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (3.00%) GDPR
6 7 (2.62%) Actionable Recommendations
7 6 (2.25%) COBIT
8 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
9 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.37%) HL7
10 1 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.37%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.37%) NIST 800
System Software
1 70 (26.22%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.24%) Docker
3 19 (7.12%) OpenAM
4 9 (3.37%) OpenDJ
5 6 (2.25%) HDFS
6 4 (1.50%) Shibboleth
7 3 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.37%) NDS
8 1 (0.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 129 (48.31%) Single Sign-On
2 55 (20.60%) CA Single Sign-On
3 28 (10.49%) Ansible
4 21 (7.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 20 (7.49%) HP Fortify
6 19 (7.12%) Oracle Identity Management
6 19 (7.12%) Puppet
7 15 (5.62%) CASB
8 14 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (5.24%) Terraform
9 12 (4.49%) Kubernetes
10 7 (2.62%) AirWatch
11 6 (2.25%) Ambari
11 6 (2.25%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (2.25%) Oozie
11 6 (2.25%) SCCM
12 5 (1.87%) FortiGate
13 4 (1.50%) CloudHub
13 4 (1.50%) SCOM
14 2 (0.75%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 82 (30.71%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.61%) BMC
2 39 (14.61%) CA
3 37 (13.86%) Oracle
4 36 (13.48%) Okta
5 34 (12.73%) ServiceNow
6 31 (11.61%) ForgeRock
7 29 (10.86%) Google
8 20 (7.49%) Axway
9 18 (6.74%) TIBCO
10 17 (6.37%) Splunk
11 14 (5.24%) Dynatrace
11 14 (5.24%) IBM
11 14 (5.24%) MuleSoft
12 12 (4.49%) Cisco
13 10 (3.75%) Citrix
14 8 (3.00%) Cloudera
14 8 (3.00%) Tableau
14 8 (3.00%) VMware
15 7 (2.62%) CheckPoint