The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for SAML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAML over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing SAML 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.98% 0.30% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.52% 1.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £414 £450
% change year-on-year +2.65% -8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SAML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 133 78 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 39.58% 23.15% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 48 32
Median daily rate £388 £365 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +16.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing SAML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in Merseyside

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAML in Merseyside

SAML
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southport +3 7 £375 +15.38% 1
Liverpool - 3 £408 -
SAML
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SAML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for SAML.

1 10 (90.91%) Scrum
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) XML
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) MongoDB
3 7 (63.64%) NoSQL
3 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 7 (63.64%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) C#
3 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
4 5 (45.45%) Xamarin
4 5 (45.45%) Mobile App
4 5 (45.45%) Apple Swift
4 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
4 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) Android
5 4 (36.36%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) JMeter
6 3 (27.27%) Selenium
6 3 (27.27%) Node.js
6 3 (27.27%) Mocha
6 3 (27.27%) Redis
6 3 (27.27%) Express
6 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 3 (27.27%) Ansible
7 2 (18.18%) DevOps
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 1 (9.09%) JDeveloper

SAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) MongoDB
1 7 (63.64%) NoSQL
1 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
2 3 (27.27%) Redis
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) JMeter
1 3 (27.27%) Mocha
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) JDeveloper
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
2 3 (27.27%) C# Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Android Developer
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Developer
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) XML
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) Express
3 3 (27.27%) Node.js
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) Autofac
4 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Android
1 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Scrum
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) MVC
4 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Android Development
6 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
6 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (9.09%) OWASP
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (9.09%) SOA
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Apple Swift
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Xamarin
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft