Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 666 669 691
Rank change year-on-year +3 +22 +30
Contract jobs citing SAML 211 227 201
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% 0.71% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 154 127
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +12.09%
10th Percentile £352 £338 £244
90th Percentile £660 £638 £733
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.76%
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 32518 31826 32407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22959 22067 22211
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 373 364 554
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.19 £15.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +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 19 November 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 13 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 19 November 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 +1 206 £475 +5.56% 8
London -1 130 £525 +7.69% 5
UK excluding London -17 76 £450 +5.88% 3
North of England +71 38 £400 -20.00%
North West +33 27 £398 -24.29%
East of England -10 12 £463 +14.91%
Yorkshire +27 11 £481 +13.24%
South East -43 11 £403 -9.30% 1
Midlands +17 6 £413 +9.27%
South West +7 5 £525 +40.00% 2
West Midlands +16 4 £400 +5.26%
Scotland - 4 £525 -
East Midlands +11 2 £425 +13.33%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 70 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.49%) OAuth
3 57 (27.01%) Java
4 55 (26.07%) LDAP
5 50 (23.70%) Microsoft
6 49 (23.22%) SQL
7 47 (22.27%) Oracle
8 44 (20.85%) .NET
8 44 (20.85%) REST
9 43 (20.38%) Active Directory
9 43 (20.38%) Finance
10 36 (17.06%) PKI
10 36 (17.06%) Web Services
10 36 (17.06%) OpenID
10 36 (17.06%) Identity Access Management
11 35 (16.59%) XML
11 35 (16.59%) SSL
12 34 (16.11%) Identity Management
13 30 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
14 29 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (13.27%) Jenkins
15 28 (13.27%) JavaScript
16 27 (12.80%) SQL Server
16 27 (12.80%) SOA
17 26 (12.32%) C#
18 25 (11.85%) HTML
18 25 (11.85%) Linux
18 25 (11.85%) CA
18 25 (11.85%) MVC
19 23 (10.90%) Scrum

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 (9.00%) Apache
2 18 (8.53%) IIS
3 11 (5.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (4.74%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.27%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (2.37%) Confluence
7 5 (2.37%) JBoss
7 5 (2.37%) nginx
7 5 (2.37%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.37%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.42%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.42%) CMS
9 2 (0.95%) Drupal
9 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.53%) SaaS
3 14 (6.64%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (6.16%) Amazon S3
4 13 (6.16%) Office 365
4 13 (6.16%) PaaS
4 13 (6.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (4.74%) IaaS
6 9 (4.27%) Route 53
7 5 (2.37%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (1.90%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.42%) Serverless
10 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 55 (26.07%) LDAP
2 35 (16.59%) SSL
3 22 (10.43%) Kerberos
4 21 (9.95%) Firewall
5 18 (8.53%) HTTP
5 18 (8.53%) Internet
6 9 (4.27%) DNS
6 9 (4.27%) VPN
7 7 (3.32%) Network Security
8 6 (2.84%) TCP/IP
9 5 (2.37%) S/MIME
10 3 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.42%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.42%) X.509
11 2 (0.95%) Intranet
11 2 (0.95%) NAS
11 2 (0.95%) SAN
11 2 (0.95%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.48%) Redis
3 16 (7.58%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.69%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.79%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.32%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.90%) MySQL
8 3 (1.42%) Big Data
8 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.95%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.47%) DB2
10 1 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.47%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 28 (13.27%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.00%) Selenium
3 15 (7.11%) Mocha
4 14 (6.64%) JMeter
5 13 (6.16%) JIRA
6 9 (4.27%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.32%) JDeveloper
7 7 (3.32%) Subversion
7 7 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.37%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.90%) Maven
10 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.42%) Fiddler
10 3 (1.42%) JUnit
11 2 (0.95%) Ant
11 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.95%) Gradle
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.95%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 43 (20.38%) Finance
2 20 (9.48%) Banking
3 7 (3.32%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) Marketing
6 2 (0.95%) Legal
6 2 (0.95%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (34.60%) Developer
2 48 (22.75%) Architect
3 19 (9.00%) Java Developer
4 18 (8.53%) Consultant
5 15 (7.11%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.16%) .NET Developer
7 10 (4.74%) Security Architect
8 9 (4.27%) Analyst
9 7 (3.32%) Agile Developer
9 7 (3.32%) Applications Developer
9 7 (3.32%) Azure Architect
10 6 (2.84%) Agile Java Developer
10 6 (2.84%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (2.84%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.84%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (2.84%) IAM Consultant
10 6 (2.84%) Node.js Developer
10 6 (2.84%) SAP Developer
10 6 (2.84%) Security Consultant
10 6 (2.84%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (27.49%) OAuth
2 44 (20.85%) .NET
2 44 (20.85%) REST
3 36 (17.06%) OpenID
3 36 (17.06%) Web Services
4 35 (16.59%) XML
5 25 (11.85%) HTML
6 22 (10.43%) Node.js
6 22 (10.43%) SOAP
7 16 (7.58%) OAuth2
7 16 (7.58%) RESTful
7 16 (7.58%) SailPoint
8 15 (7.11%) Express
8 15 (7.11%) J2EE
8 15 (7.11%) Nunjucks
9 14 (6.64%) JSON
10 13 (6.16%) jQuery
10 13 (6.16%) Spring
11 12 (5.69%) .NET Framework
11 12 (5.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.06%) PKI
2 29 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.69%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.84%) Social Media
6 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.37%) Wiki
7 4 (1.90%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.42%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.95%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.47%) Clustering
10 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.47%) NHS
10 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.85%) Linux
2 15 (7.11%) Windows
3 8 (3.79%) Unix
4 7 (3.32%) Android
5 6 (2.84%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.18%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (17.06%) Identity Access Management
3 34 (16.11%) Identity Management
4 27 (12.80%) SOA
5 25 (11.85%) MVC
6 23 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (10.90%) Scrum
7 18 (8.53%) ITIL
8 17 (8.06%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (8.06%) Information Security
9 15 (7.11%) DevOps
9 15 (7.11%) TDD
9 15 (7.11%) Test Automation
10 14 (6.64%) Prototyping
11 13 (6.16%) Cryptography
11 13 (6.16%) Microservices
12 12 (5.69%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (5.69%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.69%) TOGAF
12 12 (5.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (27.01%) Java
2 49 (23.22%) SQL
3 28 (13.27%) JavaScript
4 26 (12.32%) C#
5 19 (9.00%) Python
6 13 (6.16%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.79%) Go
8 7 (3.32%) R
9 6 (2.84%) PHP
9 6 (2.84%) Ruby
10 4 (1.90%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.95%) C++
12 2 (0.95%) ES6
12 2 (0.95%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.95%) Perl
12 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.95%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.95%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.79%) Degree
4 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.42%) CCNP
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.95%) CISM
7 2 (0.95%) CISSP
7 2 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.95%) OSCP
7 2 (0.95%) SANS
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.90%) GDPR
3 4 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.95%) QA
6 1 (0.47%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (20.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.21%) Docker
3 6 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.95%) IAG
4 2 (0.95%) XenApp
4 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.47%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.47%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.47%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 22 (10.43%) CA Single Sign-On
2 16 (7.58%) Ansible
3 12 (5.69%) Kubernetes
4 9 (4.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 9 (4.27%) Terraform
5 8 (3.79%) Fluentd
5 8 (3.79%) Grafana
5 8 (3.79%) Kibana
5 8 (3.79%) logstash
5 8 (3.79%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (3.79%) Prometheus
6 6 (2.84%) HP Fortify
7 5 (2.37%) AirWatch
7 5 (2.37%) SCCM
8 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.90%) Puppet
8 4 (1.90%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.95%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 50 (23.70%) Microsoft
2 47 (22.27%) Oracle
3 25 (11.85%) CA
4 18 (8.53%) ForgeRock
5 17 (8.06%) Dell
6 15 (7.11%) IBM
7 14 (6.64%) ServiceNow
8 12 (5.69%) WSO2
9 8 (3.79%) VMware
10 7 (3.32%) SAP
11 6 (2.84%) Axway
11 6 (2.84%) BMC
12 5 (2.37%) Citrix
12 5 (2.37%) HP
13 4 (1.90%) Atlassian
14 3 (1.42%) Cisco
14 3 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
15 2 (0.95%) MuleSoft
15 2 (0.95%) New Relic
15 2 (0.95%) Xamarin