Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 July 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)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 324 336
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 +22
Contract jobs citing SAML 24 69 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 1.45% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 30
South East median daily rate £475 £438 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +7.03% +25.77%
10th Percentile £422 £319 £317
90th Percentile £547 £488 £528
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £38.00 -
England median hourly rate - £38.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -24.00% +38.89%

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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 4411 4764 4801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.25% 25.57% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2699 3101 2968
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £281 £263
90th Percentile £544 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 116 78
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £14.61
90th Percentile £55.75 £51.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.13
% change year-on-year +9.33% +3.81% +3.21%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SAML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in the South East

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAML in the South East

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAML in the South East over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAML in the South East

SAML
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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
Hampshire -5 9 £475 +31.94%
Berkshire +26 8 £525 +29.23%
Thames Valley +10 8 £525 +18.31%
West Sussex - 5 £475 -
Surrey -19 1 - -
SAML
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 South East region with a requirement for SAML.

1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) REST
3 12 (50.00%) SOA
3 12 (50.00%) SOAP
4 11 (45.83%) Java
5 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 10 (41.67%) Scrum
6 9 (37.50%) XML
6 9 (37.50%) OAuth
7 8 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (29.17%) Linux
8 7 (29.17%) .NET
8 7 (29.17%) J2EE
8 7 (29.17%) JMS
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
8 7 (29.17%) DNS
9 6 (25.00%) CRM
9 6 (25.00%) Firewall
9 6 (25.00%) Subversion
9 6 (25.00%) Maven
9 6 (25.00%) Marketing
9 6 (25.00%) JSON
9 6 (25.00%) QA
9 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (25.00%) Node.js
9 6 (25.00%) GitHub
10 5 (20.83%) Open Source
10 5 (20.83%) Finance
10 5 (20.83%) LDAP

SAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (16.67%) Mule
1 4 (16.67%) Mule ESB
1 4 (16.67%) nginx
2 3 (12.50%) Apache
3 2 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (25.00%) GitHub
3 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (8.33%) Office 365
5 2 (8.33%) SaaS
6 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (4.17%) CloudFront
6 1 (4.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) DNS
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (20.83%) LDAP
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) SMS
4 2 (8.33%) SMTP
5 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.17%) HTTP
5 1 (4.17%) Intranet
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.17%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Maven
1 6 (25.00%) Subversion
2 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Marketing
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) MuleSoft Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Email Designer
5 1 (4.17%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) REST
2 12 (50.00%) SOAP
3 9 (37.50%) OAuth
3 9 (37.50%) XML
4 7 (29.17%) .NET
4 7 (29.17%) J2EE
4 7 (29.17%) JMS
5 6 (25.00%) JSON
5 6 (25.00%) Node.js
6 4 (16.67%) CSS
6 4 (16.67%) HTML
6 4 (16.67%) OAuth2
6 4 (16.67%) XSLT
7 3 (12.50%) Apache CXF
7 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 2 (8.33%) Apache Camel
8 2 (8.33%) Ehcache
8 2 (8.33%) Play Framework
8 2 (8.33%) RESTful
8 2 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.17%) CMDB
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) CentOS
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) SOA
3 10 (41.67%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) CRM
5 5 (20.83%) Open Source
6 4 (16.67%) Case Management
6 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.67%) Use Case
6 4 (16.67%) User Stories
7 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) Microservices
7 3 (12.50%) MVC
7 3 (12.50%) Validation
7 3 (12.50%) Workflow
8 2 (8.33%) Data Encryption
8 2 (8.33%) DevOps
8 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) Python
4 3 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) C
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.33%) Scala
5 2 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) PHP 7
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) OpenAM
3 1 (4.17%) OpenDJ
3 1 (4.17%) OpenIDM
3 1 (4.17%) Shibboleth
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Apigee
2 4 (16.67%) MuleSoft
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Google
4 2 (8.33%) hybris
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) ForgeRock
5 1 (4.17%) Gemalto
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.17%) Pardot
5 1 (4.17%) Rackspace
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow