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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 469 557 566
Rank change year-on-year +88 +9  
Contract jobs citing SAML 126 104 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 0.68% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 48 54
Median daily rate £490 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.29% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £450
% change year-on-year +14.86% -17.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.00 -

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 14340 15246 14983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.03% 27.96% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9862 10767 9847
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 £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.93% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 181 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.75% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £47.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +30.76% -14.02%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +71 122 £490 +15.29% 13
London +84 77 £550 +4.76% 6
South East +10 16 £490 +24.44%
North West +29 13 £381 +10.50% 5
Merseyside 0 9 £375 +15.38% 3
Berkshire +30 7 £525 +44.82%
East of England +2 7 £363 +36.79% 1
Southport 0 6 £369 +9.25% 1
City of London +3 5 £550 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £475 -
Cheshire +34 4 £400 +6.66% 1
Reading +15 4 £525 +29.23%
Hampshire 0 4 £488 +45.52%
Worthing - 4 £475 -
Hertfordshire +6 3 £450 -
Andover +1 3 £538 +53.57%
Watford 0 3 £450 -
East Midlands -7 3 £425 -
Belfast - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £200 -
Liverpool - 3 £408 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £200 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
West Midlands +24 2 £425 -
South West +12 2 £575 +30.68%
Leicestershire +1 2 - -
Leicester -4 2 - -
Paddington - 2 £350 -
Scotland +44 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 126 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (27.24%) Java
3 68 (26.46%) Linux
4 63 (24.51%) REST
5 60 (23.35%) Amazon AWS
5 60 (23.35%) JavaScript
6 55 (21.40%) LDAP
7 54 (21.01%) OAuth
8 51 (19.84%) SQL
9 50 (19.46%) SOA
10 49 (19.07%) Web Services
10 49 (19.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 48 (18.68%) Oracle
11 48 (18.68%) Microsoft
12 43 (16.73%) Open Source
13 42 (16.34%) Cybersecurity
14 41 (15.95%) SOAP
15 40 (15.56%) Test Automation
16 39 (15.18%) Finance
17 38 (14.79%) Unix
17 38 (14.79%) Windows
17 38 (14.79%) HTML
18 36 (14.01%) XML
18 36 (14.01%) Kerberos
18 36 (14.01%) JSON
19 35 (13.62%) Identity Management
19 35 (13.62%) Scrum
20 34 (13.23%) Git (software)
21 33 (12.84%) RESTful
21 33 (12.84%) MVC

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 24 (9.34%) JBoss
2 22 (8.56%) Apache
3 13 (5.06%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (3.89%) IIS
5 10 (3.89%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.50%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (3.11%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.72%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.95%) Mule
10 5 (1.95%) Mule ESB
10 5 (1.95%) nginx
11 4 (1.56%) Drupal
11 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.56%) MS Exchange
12 3 (1.17%) GlassFish
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 5 (1.95%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (23.35%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (19.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (9.34%) Office 365
3 24 (9.34%) SaaS
4 18 (7.00%) PaaS
5 8 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.11%) GitHub
6 7 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.72%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (2.33%) IaaS
8 4 (1.56%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.56%) Heroku
9 3 (1.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.17%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.17%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.17%) Sumo Logic
9 3 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (21.40%) LDAP
2 36 (14.01%) Kerberos
3 30 (11.67%) SSL
4 27 (10.51%) Internet
5 26 (10.12%) Firewall
6 20 (7.78%) DNS
7 17 (6.61%) HTTP
8 16 (6.23%) VPN
9 10 (3.89%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (3.89%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.50%) X.509
11 8 (3.11%) Intranet
12 7 (2.72%) NetScaler
12 7 (2.72%) SMTP
12 7 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.95%) SCCP
14 4 (1.56%) LAN
14 4 (1.56%) TACACS
14 4 (1.56%) WAN
15 3 (1.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.95%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.45%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.67%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.28%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.50%) MySQL
6 9 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (3.11%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.72%) DB2
8 7 (2.72%) Redis
8 7 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.17%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.17%) Informix
11 3 (1.17%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (13.23%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.28%) Jenkins
3 24 (9.34%) JIRA
4 21 (8.17%) Maven
5 15 (5.84%) Cucumber
5 15 (5.84%) Subversion
6 7 (2.72%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.95%) Mocha
8 5 (1.95%) Selenium
9 4 (1.56%) Gradle
9 4 (1.56%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.17%) Ant
10 3 (1.17%) JMeter
11 2 (0.78%) AccuRev
11 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.78%) JUnit
11 2 (0.78%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (15.18%) Finance
2 23 (8.95%) Banking
3 12 (4.67%) Marketing
4 6 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.33%) Retail
5 4 (1.56%) Games
6 3 (1.17%) French Language
6 3 (1.17%) German Language
6 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Electronics
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
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%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 88 (34.24%) Developer
2 83 (32.30%) Architect
3 34 (13.23%) Security Architect
4 24 (9.34%) Analyst
4 24 (9.34%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (8.95%) Java Developer
6 22 (8.56%) Consultant
7 17 (6.61%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 14 (5.45%) Cloud Architect
9 12 (4.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (4.28%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.28%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.50%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.11%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (3.11%) Digital Architect
13 7 (2.72%) JavaScript Developer
13 7 (2.72%) Lead Developer
13 7 (2.72%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (24.51%) REST
2 54 (21.01%) OAuth
3 49 (19.07%) Web Services
4 41 (15.95%) SOAP
5 38 (14.79%) HTML
6 36 (14.01%) JSON
6 36 (14.01%) XML
7 33 (12.84%) .NET
7 33 (12.84%) CSS
7 33 (12.84%) RESTful
8 27 (10.51%) JDBC
9 25 (9.73%) J2EE
10 19 (7.39%) JMS
11 18 (7.00%) Node.js
12 17 (6.61%) OpenID
13 16 (6.23%) Ehcache
13 16 (6.23%) Java EE
13 16 (6.23%) Play Framework
14 15 (5.84%) Spring
15 14 (5.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.39%) Enterprise Software
1 19 (7.39%) PKI
2 12 (4.67%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.50%) Wiki
4 7 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.72%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.33%) User Experience
6 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.56%) Blog
7 4 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.17%) Clustering
8 3 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.17%) Life Science
9 2 (0.78%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.78%) Replication
9 2 (0.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 68 (26.46%) Linux
2 38 (14.79%) Unix
2 38 (14.79%) Windows
3 17 (6.61%) Mac OS
4 14 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.50%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.11%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.33%) Android
10 5 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.17%) CentOS
12 2 (0.78%) Solaris
13 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (19.46%) SOA
3 43 (16.73%) Open Source
4 42 (16.34%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (15.56%) Test Automation
6 35 (13.62%) Identity Management
6 35 (13.62%) Scrum
7 33 (12.84%) MVC
8 28 (10.89%) Identity Access Management
8 28 (10.89%) Microservices
9 25 (9.73%) Security Architecture
9 25 (9.73%) Security Testing
10 24 (9.34%) DevOps
10 24 (9.34%) User Stories
11 21 (8.17%) Front End Development
12 18 (7.00%) ITIL
13 16 (6.23%) Pair Programming
13 16 (6.23%) Responsive Web Design
13 16 (6.23%) Web Design
14 13 (5.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (27.24%) Java
2 60 (23.35%) JavaScript
3 51 (19.84%) SQL
4 24 (9.34%) C#
5 19 (7.39%) Scala
6 17 (6.61%) Ruby
7 10 (3.89%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.50%) Python
9 8 (3.11%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.33%) PHP
11 5 (1.95%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.56%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.56%) Perl
13 3 (1.17%) C++
13 3 (1.17%) ES6
14 2 (0.78%) C
14 2 (0.78%) XPath
15 1 (0.39%) Tcl
15 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.23%) Degree
4 15 (5.84%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (2.72%) 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%) CISA
8 2 (0.78%) CISMP
8 2 (0.78%) CRISC
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 (4.28%) QA
2 6 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.56%) GPG13
4 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002
5 2 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 33 (12.84%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.78%) Shibboleth
3 14 (5.45%) Docker
3 14 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.72%) vSphere
5 6 (2.33%) vCloud
6 5 (1.95%) XenApp
7 4 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.17%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.39%) NDS
9 1 (0.39%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.39%) NFS
9 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (5.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 11 (4.28%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.89%) CA Single Sign-On
3 10 (3.89%) Oracle Identity Management
4 8 (3.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 7 (2.72%) HP Fortify
6 6 (2.33%) Puppet
6 6 (2.33%) SCCM
7 5 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.56%) Cacti
8 4 (1.56%) Ganglia
8 4 (1.56%) Graphite
8 4 (1.56%) Hyperic
8 4 (1.56%) logstash
8 4 (1.56%) Nagios
8 4 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.17%) Ansible
9 3 (1.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (18.68%) Microsoft
1 48 (18.68%) Oracle
2 30 (11.67%) Google
3 29 (11.28%) VMware
4 25 (9.73%) ServiceNow
5 17 (6.61%) Citrix
5 17 (6.61%) IBM
6 15 (5.84%) CA
6 15 (5.84%) HP
7 12 (4.67%) Symantec
8 11 (4.28%) Cisco
9 10 (3.89%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (3.11%) SAP
10 8 (3.11%) Splunk
11 7 (2.72%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.72%) F5
11 7 (2.72%) MuleSoft
11 7 (2.72%) Palo Alto
12 6 (2.33%) ArcSight
12 6 (2.33%) CyberArk
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