Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 October 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)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 653 658 693
Rank change year-on-year +5 +35 +52
Contract jobs citing SAML 208 232 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.72% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 151 121
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.85%
10th Percentile £348 £330 £305
90th Percentile £660 £650 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.64

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 31792 32007 31625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.99% 30.04% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22290 22285 21568
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £297 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 374 527
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.35 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.40 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.23% -4.00% +10.29%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in the UK

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAML in the UK

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAML over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAML in the UK

SAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAML in the UK

SAML
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 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
England +16 204 £468 +3.89% 31
London +20 124 £545 +9.00% 17
UK excluding London -11 80 £440 +3.53% 15
North of England +92 41 £400 -5.88% 7
North West +48 33 £398 -20.50% 4
East of England -7 15 £450 +11.80% 1
South East -38 10 £451 +0.28% 3
Yorkshire +31 8 £488 +14.71% 3
Midlands +21 8 £425 +9.68%
West Midlands +21 5 £413 +6.45%
South West +2 3 £625 +66.67% 3
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Scotland - 1 £525 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 with a requirement for SAML.

1 65 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (28.37%) Java
3 57 (27.40%) LDAP
4 56 (26.92%) Microsoft
5 50 (24.04%) OAuth
6 49 (23.56%) .NET
7 47 (22.60%) SQL
8 46 (22.12%) Oracle
8 46 (22.12%) REST
9 45 (21.63%) Finance
10 41 (19.71%) Web Services
11 39 (18.75%) XML
11 39 (18.75%) PKI
12 37 (17.79%) Active Directory
13 35 (16.83%) SOA
14 31 (14.90%) C#
14 31 (14.90%) OpenID
14 31 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
15 30 (14.42%) SSL
15 30 (14.42%) Identity Management
15 30 (14.42%) Identity Access Management
16 28 (13.46%) MVC
17 27 (12.98%) JSON
17 27 (12.98%) Node.js
18 26 (12.50%) Kerberos
19 24 (11.54%) JavaScript
19 24 (11.54%) Internet
19 24 (11.54%) RESTful
20 23 (11.06%) Security Cleared
20 23 (11.06%) CA

SAML
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 19 (9.13%) IIS
2 16 (7.69%) Apache
3 13 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (5.77%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.33%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.37%) JBoss
6 7 (3.37%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (2.88%) nginx
8 5 (2.40%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.92%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.44%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.44%) CMS
11 2 (0.96%) Drupal
11 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.48%) Confluence
12 1 (0.48%) Mule
12 1 (0.48%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.65%) Office 365
4 16 (7.69%) SaaS
5 15 (7.21%) PaaS
6 13 (6.25%) IaaS
7 8 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.85%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (2.88%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (2.88%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (2.40%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.96%) Serverless
10 2 (0.96%) Sumo Logic
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 57 (27.40%) LDAP
2 30 (14.42%) SSL
3 26 (12.50%) Kerberos
4 24 (11.54%) Internet
5 19 (9.13%) Firewall
6 15 (7.21%) VPN
7 10 (4.81%) DNS
8 9 (4.33%) HTTP
9 6 (2.88%) Intranet
9 6 (2.88%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.40%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.40%) S/MIME
10 5 (2.40%) X.509
11 4 (1.92%) Network Security
12 3 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.96%) NAS
13 2 (0.96%) Skype
13 2 (0.96%) Wireless
13 2 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.10%) Redis
3 18 (8.65%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.73%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.29%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.29%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.85%) MySQL
7 5 (2.40%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.44%) Big Data
8 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.48%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.48%) DB2
9 1 (0.48%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.48%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (10.10%) Jenkins
2 17 (8.17%) Selenium
3 15 (7.21%) Mocha
4 13 (6.25%) JMeter
5 12 (5.77%) JIRA
6 11 (5.29%) Git (software)
7 9 (4.33%) Subversion
7 9 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.85%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.37%) JDeveloper
10 3 (1.44%) Fiddler
10 3 (1.44%) Maven
11 2 (0.96%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.96%) Gradle
11 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.48%) Ant
12 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.48%) JUnit
12 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.48%) Xcode
General
1 45 (21.63%) Finance
2 21 (10.10%) Banking
3 6 (2.88%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.92%) Marketing
5 3 (1.44%) Retail
5 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.96%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (37.02%) Developer
2 57 (27.40%) Architect
3 22 (10.58%) Java Developer
4 16 (7.69%) Consultant
4 16 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 16 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (5.29%) .NET Developer
6 10 (4.81%) Analyst
7 9 (4.33%) C# Developer
7 9 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (3.85%) Application Security Analyst
8 8 (3.85%) Security Analyst
9 7 (3.37%) Azure Architect
9 7 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (2.88%) Agile Developer
10 6 (2.88%) Applications Developer
10 6 (2.88%) Node.js Developer
10 6 (2.88%) ServiceNow Developer
10 6 (2.88%) Technical Leader
11 5 (2.40%) IAM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (24.04%) OAuth
2 49 (23.56%) .NET
3 46 (22.12%) REST
4 41 (19.71%) Web Services
5 39 (18.75%) XML
6 31 (14.90%) OpenID
7 27 (12.98%) JSON
7 27 (12.98%) Node.js
8 24 (11.54%) RESTful
9 23 (11.06%) HTML
9 23 (11.06%) SOAP
10 18 (8.65%) J2EE
11 16 (7.69%) SailPoint
11 16 (7.69%) Spring
12 15 (7.21%) Express
12 15 (7.21%) Nunjucks
13 13 (6.25%) OAuth2
14 12 (5.77%) jQuery
15 11 (5.29%) .NET Framework
15 11 (5.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.75%) PKI
2 19 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.81%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.85%) Wiki
5 7 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.88%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.92%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.96%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.96%) Social Media
10 1 (0.48%) iPhone
10 1 (0.48%) Life Science
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.17%) Linux
2 13 (6.25%) Windows
3 10 (4.81%) Android
3 10 (4.81%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.37%) Unix
5 5 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.83%) SOA
3 30 (14.42%) Identity Access Management
3 30 (14.42%) Identity Management
4 28 (13.46%) MVC
5 23 (11.06%) Scrum
6 20 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (7.69%) Cryptography
7 16 (7.69%) Information Security
7 16 (7.69%) TDD
7 16 (7.69%) TOGAF
8 15 (7.21%) DevOps
9 14 (6.73%) ITIL
9 14 (6.73%) Microservices
9 14 (6.73%) OWASP
9 14 (6.73%) SDLC
9 14 (6.73%) Software Engineering
10 12 (5.77%) Data Protection
10 12 (5.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.37%) Java
2 47 (22.60%) SQL
3 31 (14.90%) C#
4 24 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.77%) Python
6 7 (3.37%) Apple Swift
6 7 (3.37%) PHP
6 7 (3.37%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.88%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.88%) Ruby
8 2 (0.96%) ES6
8 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.96%) Perl
8 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.48%) C
9 1 (0.48%) C++
9 1 (0.48%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.48%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.81%) Degree
4 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.44%) CCNP
5 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.96%) CISM
6 2 (0.96%) CISSP
6 2 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.96%) OSCP
6 2 (0.96%) SANS
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.48%) CWAP
7 1 (0.48%) MCSA
7 1 (0.48%) MCSE
7 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.40%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.44%) GDPR
3 3 (1.44%) QA
3 3 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.48%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (17.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.92%) Docker
4 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.96%) IAG
5 2 (0.96%) XenApp
5 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.48%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.48%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.48%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 20 (9.62%) CA Single Sign-On
2 16 (7.69%) Ansible
3 8 (3.85%) HP Fortify
3 8 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 6 (2.88%) SCCM
5 5 (2.40%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.40%) Puppet
6 4 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.92%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.96%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.96%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.48%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) Packer
9 1 (0.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 56 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 46 (22.12%) Oracle
3 23 (11.06%) CA
4 17 (8.17%) ForgeRock
5 16 (7.69%) ServiceNow
6 15 (7.21%) Dell
7 13 (6.25%) IBM
8 10 (4.81%) HP
9 8 (3.85%) Citrix
9 8 (3.85%) WSO2
10 7 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (3.37%) VMware
11 6 (2.88%) Axway
11 6 (2.88%) BMC
12 5 (2.40%) Xamarin
13 4 (1.92%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.92%) Cisco
13 4 (1.92%) Google
14 3 (1.44%) SAP
15 2 (0.96%) Apple