Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 523 535 670
Rank change year-on-year +12 +135 -3
Contract jobs citing SAML 297 396 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 1.11% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 293 170
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £383 £403 £356
90th Percentile £655 £685 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £540 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £34.04 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.90% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £33.08 -
% change year-on-year -31.98% - -

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 25,413 35,704 32,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.52% 34.86% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,577 25,167 23,251
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 316 374
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £19.88 £17.00 £18.15
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year +1.20% +1.84% +8.67%

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 November 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 15 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 November 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 +4 281 £533 -3.18% 34
UK excluding London +107 146 £525 -2.78% 22
London -47 139 £550 - 12
Midlands +84 45 £525 -12.50% 4
South East +47 35 £575 -4.17% 5
West Midlands +60 31 £525 -12.50% 3
North of England +33 24 £525 +16.67% 9
South West +2 23 £500 -18.37% 3
East Midlands +29 14 £423 -29.58% 1
Yorkshire +28 13 £525 +21.74%
East of England +25 10 £663 +32.50% 1
North West +15 9 £638 +24.39% 6
Scotland +27 7 £513 +2.50%
Wales +25 2 £488 -23.53%
North East - 2 £493 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 134 (45.12%) Active Directory
2 121 (40.74%) OAuth
3 102 (34.34%) OpenID
4 96 (32.32%) Azure
5 89 (29.97%) AWS
6 86 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (25.59%) Microsoft
7 76 (25.59%) DevOps
8 67 (22.56%) Single Sign-On
9 65 (21.89%) JavaScript
10 61 (20.54%) LDAP
11 59 (19.87%) Test Automation
11 59 (19.87%) Identity Access Management
12 54 (18.18%) Finance
12 54 (18.18%) Java
13 53 (17.85%) Web Services
13 53 (17.85%) Windows
14 48 (16.16%) Security Cleared
15 47 (15.82%) SQL
16 44 (14.81%) REST
17 43 (14.48%) JSON
18 42 (14.14%) PowerShell
18 42 (14.14%) Identity Management
19 38 (12.79%) SQL Server
20 36 (12.12%) SC Cleared
21 35 (11.78%) OAuth2
21 35 (11.78%) SOAP
22 34 (11.45%) Security Architecture
23 33 (11.11%) SaaS
23 33 (11.11%) Information Security

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 25 (8.42%) Apache
2 21 (7.07%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (2.36%) Confluence
4 7 (2.36%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (2.02%) IIS
5 6 (2.02%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.35%) Mule
7 2 (0.67%) Appian
7 2 (0.67%) Camunda
7 2 (0.67%) CMS
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.34%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.34%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.35%) InDesign
1 4 (1.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Eikon
2 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 96 (32.32%) Azure
2 89 (29.97%) AWS
3 33 (11.11%) SaaS
4 28 (9.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (7.74%) IaaS
6 19 (6.40%) Office 365
6 19 (6.40%) PaaS
7 17 (5.72%) GCP
8 13 (4.38%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (2.69%) Power Platform
10 7 (2.36%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (2.02%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.68%) GitHub
12 5 (1.68%) Serverless
13 4 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (1.35%) Azure Functions
13 4 (1.35%) Route 53
14 3 (1.01%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.44%) Firewall
2 29 (9.76%) Kerberos
3 20 (6.73%) DNS
4 13 (4.38%) Network Security
5 12 (4.04%) HTTP
5 12 (4.04%) X.509
6 11 (3.70%) VPN
7 10 (3.37%) HTTPS
7 10 (3.37%) SSL
8 7 (2.36%) Internet
8 7 (2.36%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.02%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.68%) IPsec
11 3 (1.01%) Intranet
11 3 (1.01%) SAN
11 3 (1.01%) X.500
12 2 (0.67%) DHCP
12 2 (0.67%) Extranet
12 2 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.69%) MySQL
3 8 (2.69%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.69%) Power BI
4 7 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.36%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.02%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.68%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.35%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.67%) Big Data
9 2 (0.67%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.67%) DB2
9 2 (0.67%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Navigator
10 1 (0.34%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 24 (8.08%) Jenkins
2 23 (7.74%) Bitbucket
3 20 (6.73%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.69%) JIRA
4 8 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.02%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.68%) Selenium
7 4 (1.35%) CircleCI
7 4 (1.35%) JMeter
8 3 (1.01%) GitLab
8 3 (1.01%) JUnit
8 3 (1.01%) TestNG
9 2 (0.67%) ER Studio
10 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket Server
10 1 (0.34%) Protractor
10 1 (0.34%) Snyk
10 1 (0.34%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
General
1 54 (18.18%) Finance
2 28 (9.43%) Banking
3 19 (6.40%) Retail
4 18 (6.06%) Public Sector
5 9 (3.03%) Marketing
6 6 (2.02%) Billing
7 5 (1.68%) Law
8 4 (1.35%) German Language
8 4 (1.35%) Publishing
9 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.67%) Advertising
10 2 (0.67%) Police
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (26.60%) Developer
2 76 (25.59%) Architect
3 60 (20.20%) Consultant
4 19 (6.40%) Security Engineer
5 18 (6.06%) Security Architect
6 17 (5.72%) Security Consultant
7 16 (5.39%) Cloud Architect
7 16 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.04%) Node.js Developer
9 10 (3.37%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.37%) Information Architect
9 10 (3.37%) ServiceNow Developer
10 9 (3.03%) Senior Architect
10 9 (3.03%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.69%) Analyst
11 8 (2.69%) Applications Consultant
11 8 (2.69%) Information Assurance Architect
11 8 (2.69%) Lead Developer
11 8 (2.69%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (40.74%) OAuth
2 102 (34.34%) OpenID
3 61 (20.54%) LDAP
4 53 (17.85%) Web Services
5 44 (14.81%) REST
6 43 (14.48%) JSON
7 35 (11.78%) OAuth2
7 35 (11.78%) SOAP
8 32 (10.77%) XML
9 31 (10.44%) Node.js
10 19 (6.40%) RESTful
11 17 (5.72%) .NET
12 16 (5.39%) React
13 15 (5.05%) HTML
13 15 (5.05%) SailPoint
14 14 (4.71%) Apache Sling
14 14 (4.71%) CSS
15 12 (4.04%) Apache NiFi
15 12 (4.04%) Jest
16 10 (3.37%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.75%) Public Cloud
2 18 (6.06%) PKI
3 16 (5.39%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.38%) Client/Server
6 12 (4.04%) User Experience
7 10 (3.37%) Online Banking
8 7 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.02%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.35%) Life Science
10 4 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.01%) Replication
11 3 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.67%) PMI
12 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.85%) Windows
2 29 (9.76%) Unix
3 28 (9.43%) Linux
4 16 (5.39%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.02%) Android
5 6 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.68%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.68%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.67%) VMS
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (25.59%) DevOps
3 59 (19.87%) Identity Access Management
3 59 (19.87%) Test Automation
4 42 (14.14%) Identity Management
5 34 (11.45%) Security Architecture
6 33 (11.11%) Information Security
7 29 (9.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 29 (9.76%) Workflow
8 28 (9.43%) SIEM
9 27 (9.09%) Migration
9 27 (9.09%) Scrum
10 25 (8.42%) Open Source
11 22 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
11 22 (7.41%) Kanban
11 22 (7.41%) Project Management
12 21 (7.07%) Change Control
12 21 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (6.73%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (6.73%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 65 (21.89%) JavaScript
2 54 (18.18%) Java
3 47 (15.82%) SQL
4 42 (14.14%) PowerShell
5 20 (6.73%) C#
5 20 (6.73%) Python
6 18 (6.06%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.36%) C
8 6 (2.02%) PHP
9 4 (1.35%) Java 8
9 4 (1.35%) Perl
10 3 (1.01%) Ruby
11 2 (0.67%) C++
11 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.67%) Scala
11 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.34%) Groovy
12 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (16.16%) Security Cleared
2 36 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.09%) Degree
4 17 (5.72%) CISSP
5 9 (3.03%) CISM
6 6 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.01%) CEH
7 3 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.34%) CCNA
9 1 (0.34%) CCSP
9 1 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.34%) MCSE
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.70%) QA
3 10 (3.37%) SLA
4 9 (3.03%) GDPR
5 3 (1.01%) NIST
6 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.67%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.67%) PSD2
7 1 (0.34%) COBIT
7 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 134 (45.12%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.08%) Docker
3 10 (3.37%) NDS
3 10 (3.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 10 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.02%) XenApp
5 6 (2.02%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.68%) OpenAM
7 3 (1.01%) OpenDJ
7 3 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.01%) vSphere
8 2 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.34%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 67 (22.56%) Single Sign-On
2 18 (6.06%) Kubernetes
2 18 (6.06%) PingFederate
3 15 (5.05%) Terraform
4 13 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.38%) Puppet
5 10 (3.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 9 (3.03%) Ansible
7 8 (2.69%) SCCM
8 6 (2.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (1.68%) Nessus
9 5 (1.68%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.35%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.35%) XenMobile
11 3 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.67%) Netcool
12 2 (0.67%) Salt
12 2 (0.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 76 (25.59%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.75%) ForgeRock
2 26 (8.75%) Ping Identity
3 23 (7.74%) Oracle
3 23 (7.74%) VMware
4 18 (6.06%) Cisco
5 17 (5.72%) Okta
5 17 (5.72%) WSO2
6 16 (5.39%) Adobe
7 13 (4.38%) IBM
7 13 (4.38%) NetIQ
8 12 (4.04%) ServiceNow
8 12 (4.04%) Zscaler
9 10 (3.37%) CA
9 10 (3.37%) Dell
9 10 (3.37%) EMC
9 10 (3.37%) NetApp
10 8 (2.69%) Citrix
10 8 (2.69%) Novell
11 7 (2.36%) Splunk