Period
to 19 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 598 661 596
Rank change year-on-year +63 -65 +125
Contract jobs citing SAML 270 223 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 0.68% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 140 165
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +7.14% +8.89%
10th Percentile £413 £384 £354
90th Percentile £732 £675 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £405
% change year-on-year +10.53% +17.28% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 31,425 32,986 29,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.86% 32.62% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,131 23,257 20,156
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +9.20% +2.35%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 330 365
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +1.23% +4.52%
10th Percentile £18.28 £17.23 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £58.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.56%

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 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 +69 264 £550 +4.76% 12
London -7 136 £588 +6.82% 5
UK excluding London +68 130 £525 +10.53% 8
South East +62 57 £500 +8.11% 1
South West -20 27 £525 +3.70%
East of England +20 18 £588 +17.50%
Midlands +10 16 £513 - 4
West Midlands - 11 £550 - 1
North of England -16 9 £583 +42.94% 2
East Midlands +29 5 £475 - 3
North West +6 4 £615 +57.69% 2
Yorkshire -5 4 - -
Scotland +8 3 £575 +9.52% 1
North East - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SAML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for SAML.

1 132 (48.89%) OAuth
2 119 (44.07%) Java
3 117 (43.33%) Single Sign-On
4 94 (34.81%) Identity Access Management
5 92 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (33.70%) OpenID
7 77 (28.52%) LDAP
8 71 (26.30%) Amazon AWS
8 71 (26.30%) ForgeRock
9 70 (25.93%) Active Directory
10 69 (25.56%) Finance
11 60 (22.22%) DevOps
12 59 (21.85%) Microsoft Azure
13 58 (21.48%) REST
14 57 (21.11%) JavaScript
15 55 (20.37%) Web Services
16 51 (18.89%) Python
17 48 (17.78%) SOA
18 45 (16.67%) Microsoft
19 43 (15.93%) SQL
20 42 (15.56%) SSL
20 42 (15.56%) Maven
21 41 (15.19%) Oracle
22 37 (13.70%) SOAP
23 36 (13.33%) OpenAM
23 36 (13.33%) Jenkins
24 35 (12.96%) XML
25 34 (12.59%) Identity Management
26 33 (12.22%) Spring
26 33 (12.22%) .NET

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 (8.89%) Tomcat
2 18 (6.67%) Apache
3 16 (5.93%) IIS
4 14 (5.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (4.81%) Anypoint
5 13 (4.81%) Mule
5 13 (4.81%) Mule ESB
6 11 (4.07%) nginx
7 8 (2.96%) Appian
7 8 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.96%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.85%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.48%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (1.11%) Confluence
12 2 (0.74%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.37%) K2 blackpearl
13 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (4.07%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 71 (26.30%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (21.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (10.74%) SaaS
4 21 (7.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (7.41%) GitHub
5 20 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (6.30%) Apigee
7 15 (5.56%) Office 365
8 11 (4.07%) Serverless
9 9 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (2.22%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.85%) PaaS
12 4 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.48%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.48%) CloudFront
12 4 (1.48%) IaaS
12 4 (1.48%) Slack
13 3 (1.11%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.56%) SSL
2 26 (9.63%) Kerberos
3 13 (4.81%) Firewall
4 9 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (2.59%) DNS
6 5 (1.85%) Skype
7 3 (1.11%) Broadband
7 3 (1.11%) HTTP
7 3 (1.11%) Internet
7 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.74%) LAN
8 2 (0.74%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.74%) SAN
8 2 (0.74%) VPN
8 2 (0.74%) WAN
8 2 (0.74%) Wireless
8 2 (0.74%) X.500
9 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (3.33%) MySQL
4 8 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.48%) Big Data
9 3 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.74%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.74%) Power BI
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 42 (15.56%) Maven
2 36 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 22 (8.15%) JIRA
4 17 (6.30%) Bitbucket
4 17 (6.30%) Git (software)
5 15 (5.56%) Subversion
6 14 (5.19%) gulp
7 10 (3.70%) JMeter
8 9 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.85%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.85%) Gradle
10 5 (1.85%) Metasploit
10 5 (1.85%) SonarQube
11 4 (1.48%) Cobertura
12 3 (1.11%) Burp Suite
12 3 (1.11%) FishEye
12 3 (1.11%) ScriptRunner
12 3 (1.11%) sqlmap
12 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 69 (25.56%) Finance
2 25 (9.26%) Banking
3 12 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.33%) Law
4 9 (3.33%) Retail
5 6 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.85%) Automotive
7 4 (1.48%) Marketing
8 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (33.70%) Developer
2 63 (23.33%) Architect
3 44 (16.30%) Consultant
4 25 (9.26%) ForgeRock Developer
5 19 (7.04%) Senior Developer
5 19 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (5.56%) Security Architect
7 13 (4.81%) MuleSoft Developer
8 12 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.44%) ForgeRock Consultant
8 12 (4.44%) IAM Developer
8 12 (4.44%) Java Developer
9 11 (4.07%) IAM Consultant
10 10 (3.70%) Identity Management Specialist
10 10 (3.70%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.33%) Lead Developer
12 7 (2.59%) Chief Architect
13 6 (2.22%) Active Directory Consultant
13 6 (2.22%) Identity Management Consultant
13 6 (2.22%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (48.89%) OAuth
2 91 (33.70%) OpenID
3 77 (28.52%) LDAP
4 58 (21.48%) REST
5 55 (20.37%) Web Services
6 37 (13.70%) SOAP
7 35 (12.96%) XML
8 33 (12.22%) .NET
8 33 (12.22%) Spring
9 30 (11.11%) Node.js
10 25 (9.26%) RESTful
11 23 (8.52%) OAuth2
11 23 (8.52%) SailPoint
12 21 (7.78%) JSON
13 18 (6.67%) WCF
14 17 (6.30%) JMS
15 14 (5.19%) HTML
15 14 (5.19%) Windows Identity Foundation
16 13 (4.81%) Hibernate
16 13 (4.81%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.85%) PKI
2 26 (9.63%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.93%) Public Cloud
5 12 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.96%) NHS
7 7 (2.59%) User Experience
8 6 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.85%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.48%) Life Science
11 3 (1.11%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.11%) CMDB
11 3 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.11%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.74%) Fintech
12 2 (0.74%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.74%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.48%) Windows
2 26 (9.63%) Linux
3 18 (6.67%) Android
4 17 (6.30%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.96%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.85%) Kali Linux
6 5 (1.85%) Solaris
6 5 (1.85%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.11%) Unix
7 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (34.81%) Identity Access Management
2 92 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (22.22%) DevOps
4 48 (17.78%) SOA
5 34 (12.59%) Identity Management
6 31 (11.48%) Test Automation
7 30 (11.11%) Scrum
8 28 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (10.00%) ITIL
10 25 (9.26%) Analytics
11 22 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (7.78%) Configuration Management
12 21 (7.78%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 20 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (7.04%) Microservices
14 19 (7.04%) Open Source
15 18 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
15 18 (6.67%) Kanban
16 17 (6.30%) Information Security
16 17 (6.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (44.07%) Java
2 57 (21.11%) JavaScript
3 51 (18.89%) Python
4 43 (15.93%) SQL
5 16 (5.93%) C#
6 14 (5.19%) C++
7 10 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.33%) Go
9 6 (2.22%) PHP
10 5 (1.85%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.85%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.11%) Java 8
13 2 (0.74%) C
13 2 (0.74%) ES6
13 2 (0.74%) Ruby
13 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.37%) Groovy
14 1 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.56%) Degree
4 12 (4.44%) CISSP
5 5 (1.85%) CISM
5 5 (1.85%) PhD
5 5 (1.85%) SSCP
6 4 (1.48%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.37%) CCNA
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.37%) MCSA
8 1 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.74%) QA
2 18 (6.67%) PSD2
3 13 (4.81%) GDPR
4 4 (1.48%) SLA
5 2 (0.74%) COBIT
5 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.37%) PMO
6 1 (0.37%) RMADS
6 1 (0.37%) SEPA
System Software
1 70 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 36 (13.33%) OpenAM
3 16 (5.93%) Docker
4 12 (4.44%) NDS
5 10 (3.70%) OpenDJ
6 7 (2.59%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 4 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 117 (43.33%) Single Sign-On
2 26 (9.63%) CA Single Sign-On
3 18 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 18 (6.67%) Puppet
4 13 (4.81%) CloudHub
4 13 (4.81%) Terraform
4 13 (4.81%) Tivoli
5 12 (4.44%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 11 (4.07%) Ansible
7 10 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (3.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 7 (2.59%) HP Fortify
9 7 (2.59%) Mesos
10 6 (2.22%) logstash
10 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (2.22%) Nessus
10 6 (2.22%) PingFederate
11 5 (1.85%) Nmap
11 5 (1.85%) Sysdig
12 4 (1.48%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 71 (26.30%) ForgeRock
2 45 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 41 (15.19%) Oracle
4 28 (10.37%) CA
5 26 (9.63%) Google
5 26 (9.63%) ServiceNow
6 18 (6.67%) BMC
6 18 (6.67%) NetIQ
7 17 (6.30%) Okta
8 14 (5.19%) Axway
8 14 (5.19%) MuleSoft
8 14 (5.19%) Splunk
9 13 (4.81%) IBM
9 13 (4.81%) Ping Identity
10 11 (4.07%) Novell
11 10 (3.70%) Dynatrace
12 7 (2.59%) SAP
12 7 (2.59%) WSO2
13 6 (2.22%) Qualys
14 5 (1.85%) TIBCO