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 3 months to 26 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)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 544 553
Rank change year-on-year +38 +9  
Contract jobs citing SAML 101 107 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.71% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 61 56
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £345 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £450
% change year-on-year +5.45% -10.44%  
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15051 15100 15398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.45% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10636 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 30 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 3 months to 26 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
England +29 97 £450 - 12
London -4 45 £550 - 9
North West +37 21 £400 +15.94% 1
South East +8 12 £490 +12.00%
Merseyside +5 10 £375 +15.38% 1
East of England +1 9 £450 +69.81% 1
Cheshire +31 7 £450 +20.00%
Southport +3 7 £375 +15.38% 1
Berkshire +25 6 £525 -
Hertfordshire 0 5 £450 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £475 -
Yorkshire +25 4 £475 +11.76%
Leeds +23 4 £475 +11.76%
Reading +19 4 £525 -
West Yorkshire +16 4 £475 +11.76%
Cambridge - 4 £200 -
Worthing - 4 £475 -
Manchester - 4 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £200 -
Watford -2 3 £450 -
East Midlands -6 3 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 £408 -
Belfast - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Leicester -2 2 - -
Leicestershire -7 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £450 -
West Midlands +20 1 £425 -
Andover +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for SAML.

1 129 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (30.86%) Java
3 62 (24.22%) Linux
4 58 (22.66%) REST
5 56 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 55 (21.48%) OAuth
7 52 (20.31%) SQL
8 47 (18.36%) SOA
9 44 (17.19%) Microsoft
10 43 (16.80%) Web Services
10 43 (16.80%) MVC
11 42 (16.41%) Finance
11 42 (16.41%) LDAP
11 42 (16.41%) Oracle
12 41 (16.02%) .NET
12 41 (16.02%) HTML
12 41 (16.02%) Microsoft Azure
13 39 (15.23%) Scrum
14 38 (14.84%) SOAP
14 38 (14.84%) Cybersecurity
15 36 (14.06%) Open Source
15 36 (14.06%) Test Automation
15 36 (14.06%) Unix
16 35 (13.67%) XML
16 35 (13.67%) CSS
16 35 (13.67%) Git (software)
17 33 (12.89%) RESTful
17 33 (12.89%) JSON
17 33 (12.89%) Kerberos

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 23 (8.98%) JBoss
2 21 (8.20%) Apache
3 10 (3.91%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.91%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.73%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.34%) IIS
6 6 (2.34%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.95%) Mule
7 5 (1.95%) Mule ESB
7 5 (1.95%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (1.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.56%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.56%) nginx
8 4 (1.56%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.17%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (1.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (16.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (10.55%) SaaS
4 24 (9.38%) Office 365
5 23 (8.98%) PaaS
6 9 (3.52%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (3.13%) GitHub
7 8 (3.13%) IaaS
8 7 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.95%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (1.17%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (1.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (1.17%) Heroku
11 3 (1.17%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.17%) Sumo Logic
11 3 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.41%) LDAP
2 33 (12.89%) Kerberos
3 32 (12.50%) Internet
4 29 (11.33%) Firewall
5 24 (9.38%) SSL
6 20 (7.81%) DNS
6 20 (7.81%) VPN
7 14 (5.47%) HTTP
8 10 (3.91%) Intranet
9 9 (3.52%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (3.52%) X.509
10 8 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.73%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.34%) SMTP
13 4 (1.56%) LAN
13 4 (1.56%) Skype
13 4 (1.56%) TACACS
13 4 (1.56%) WAN
14 3 (1.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.98%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.86%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.69%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.30%) Redis
6 9 (3.52%) MySQL
6 9 (3.52%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.13%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.95%) DB2
9 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.17%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.17%) Informix
11 3 (1.17%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (13.67%) Git (software)
2 31 (12.11%) Jenkins
3 25 (9.77%) JIRA
4 21 (8.20%) Maven
5 16 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 16 (6.25%) Subversion
6 9 (3.52%) Selenium
7 8 (3.13%) Mocha
7 8 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.73%) JMeter
9 6 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.95%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.56%) Gradle
12 3 (1.17%) Ant
12 3 (1.17%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.78%) AccuRev
13 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.78%) JUnit
13 2 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (16.41%) Finance
2 24 (9.38%) Banking
3 11 (4.30%) Marketing
4 6 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.56%) Games
5 4 (1.56%) Retail
6 3 (1.17%) French Language
6 3 (1.17%) German Language
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
7 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 95 (37.11%) Developer
2 73 (28.52%) Architect
3 30 (11.72%) Security Architect
4 27 (10.55%) Java Developer
5 26 (10.16%) Analyst
6 23 (8.98%) Consultant
7 19 (7.42%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
9 14 (5.47%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 12 (4.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 11 (4.30%) .NET Developer
11 11 (4.30%) Business Analyst
12 10 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.91%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.13%) Application Security Analyst
13 8 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
13 8 (3.13%) Security Analyst
13 8 (3.13%) Support Analyst
14 7 (2.73%) Digital Architect
14 7 (2.73%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.66%) REST
2 55 (21.48%) OAuth
3 43 (16.80%) Web Services
4 41 (16.02%) .NET
4 41 (16.02%) HTML
5 38 (14.84%) SOAP
6 35 (13.67%) CSS
6 35 (13.67%) XML
7 33 (12.89%) JSON
7 33 (12.89%) RESTful
8 23 (8.98%) J2EE
8 23 (8.98%) Node.js
9 22 (8.59%) JDBC
10 19 (7.42%) JMS
11 16 (6.25%) Ehcache
11 16 (6.25%) Java EE
11 16 (6.25%) OpenID
11 16 (6.25%) Play Framework
12 15 (5.86%) Spring
13 14 (5.47%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.20%) PKI
2 16 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.52%) Private Cloud
4 9 (3.52%) Wiki
5 8 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.73%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.34%) User Experience
8 5 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.56%) Blog
9 4 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.17%) Life Science
11 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.78%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.78%) Fintech
11 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.22%) Linux
2 36 (14.06%) Unix
3 30 (11.72%) Windows
4 17 (6.64%) Mac OS
5 12 (4.69%) Windows Server
6 11 (4.30%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.52%) Android
7 9 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.56%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.17%) CentOS
11 2 (0.78%) Solaris
12 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (18.36%) SOA
3 43 (16.80%) MVC
4 39 (15.23%) Scrum
5 38 (14.84%) Cybersecurity
6 36 (14.06%) Open Source
6 36 (14.06%) Test Automation
7 30 (11.72%) Microservices
8 28 (10.94%) Identity Management
9 27 (10.55%) Identity Access Management
10 24 (9.38%) Security Testing
10 24 (9.38%) User Stories
11 23 (8.98%) DevOps
12 21 (8.20%) Front End Development
12 21 (8.20%) Security Architecture
13 16 (6.25%) Pair Programming
13 16 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
13 16 (6.25%) TDD
13 16 (6.25%) Web Design
14 15 (5.86%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 79 (30.86%) Java
2 56 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 52 (20.31%) SQL
4 28 (10.94%) C#
5 19 (7.42%) Scala
6 18 (7.03%) Ruby
7 8 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.13%) Python
8 7 (2.73%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.34%) Apple Swift
9 6 (2.34%) PHP
10 5 (1.95%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.17%) C
11 3 (1.17%) C++
11 3 (1.17%) ES6
11 3 (1.17%) Perl
12 1 (0.39%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.39%) Go
12 1 (0.39%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.86%) Degree
4 13 (5.08%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.56%) MCSE
6 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.17%) CISSP
7 3 (1.17%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.78%) CCNP
8 2 (0.78%) CISA
8 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.78%) RHCE
8 2 (0.78%) SANS
9 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CEH
9 1 (0.39%) CWAP
9 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.30%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.56%) GPG13
3 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 27 (10.55%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.81%) Shibboleth
3 14 (5.47%) Docker
3 14 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.34%) vSphere
5 5 (1.95%) XenApp
6 3 (1.17%) vCloud
6 3 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) NDS
7 1 (0.39%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.39%) NFS
7 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (5.08%) CA Single Sign-On
2 11 (4.30%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.91%) HP Fortify
3 10 (3.91%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 9 (3.52%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (2.73%) Ansible
6 6 (2.34%) SCCM
6 6 (2.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 5 (1.95%) Puppet
8 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.17%) Cacti
9 3 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.17%) Ganglia
9 3 (1.17%) Graphite
9 3 (1.17%) Hyperic
9 3 (1.17%) logstash
9 3 (1.17%) Nagios
9 3 (1.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 42 (16.41%) Oracle
3 27 (10.55%) VMware
4 25 (9.77%) Google
5 22 (8.59%) ServiceNow
6 18 (7.03%) CA
6 18 (7.03%) HP
7 17 (6.64%) Citrix
8 16 (6.25%) IBM
9 11 (4.30%) Cisco
10 10 (3.91%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (3.13%) Symantec
12 7 (2.73%) F5
12 7 (2.73%) MuleSoft
12 7 (2.73%) Splunk
13 6 (2.34%) ArcSight
13 6 (2.34%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.34%) CyberArk
13 6 (2.34%) Dell
14 5 (1.95%) EMC
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