Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 616 662 733
Rank change year-on-year +46 +71 +18
Contract jobs citing SAML 244 239 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 0.76% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 143 89
UK median daily rate £463 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +15.38%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £304
90th Percentile £650 £638 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +24.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £38.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.00% +38.89%
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 30821 31294 31160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.15% 28.90% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21283 21878 20729
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 374 482
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -1.46% +5.83%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +8.88%

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 22 August 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 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 22 August 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 +62 238 £469 +8.07% 26
London +77 144 £545 +3.81% 17
UK excluding London +12 95 £425 - 9
North of England +66 44 £400 -5.88% 2
North West +50 36 £398 +6.00% 1
South East -32 20 £475 +10.14% 2
East of England -8 14 £450 +12.50% 1
Midlands +16 9 £425 +11.84% 3
Yorkshire +34 8 £481 +13.24% 1
West Midlands +31 5 £425 +11.84% 3
East Midlands -12 4 £425 -
South West +1 3 £375 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Scotland +24 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 105 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (31.56%) Java
3 60 (24.59%) OAuth
4 55 (22.54%) SQL
5 54 (22.13%) .NET
5 54 (22.13%) Oracle
5 54 (22.13%) Microsoft
6 49 (20.08%) LDAP
7 47 (19.26%) XML
8 46 (18.85%) REST
9 45 (18.44%) Amazon AWS
10 42 (17.21%) SOA
10 42 (17.21%) Finance
11 41 (16.80%) Web Services
11 41 (16.80%) Active Directory
12 37 (15.16%) JavaScript
13 36 (14.75%) Node.js
14 35 (14.34%) Scrum
15 34 (13.93%) Kerberos
15 34 (13.93%) Security Cleared
16 33 (13.52%) JSON
16 33 (13.52%) Linux
16 33 (13.52%) MVC
16 33 (13.52%) Identity Management
16 33 (13.52%) Identity Access Management
17 32 (13.11%) SQL Server
17 32 (13.11%) Internet
18 31 (12.70%) C#
18 31 (12.70%) PKI
18 31 (12.70%) Open Source

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 21 (8.61%) Apache
2 20 (8.20%) IIS
3 17 (6.97%) Tomcat
4 13 (5.33%) JBoss
5 12 (4.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (4.10%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.10%) WebLogic
7 9 (3.69%) nginx
8 7 (2.87%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (2.05%) Mule
9 5 (2.05%) Mule ESB
10 4 (1.64%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.64%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.23%) Confluence
11 3 (1.23%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.82%) CMS
12 2 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.44%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (9.43%) SaaS
4 19 (7.79%) Office 365
5 16 (6.56%) PaaS
6 11 (4.51%) IaaS
7 9 (3.69%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (3.28%) GitHub
8 8 (3.28%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (2.46%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (1.64%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.23%) OneDrive
12 3 (1.23%) Sumo Logic
13 2 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.08%) LDAP
2 34 (13.93%) Kerberos
3 32 (13.11%) Internet
4 28 (11.48%) Firewall
5 24 (9.84%) SSL
6 18 (7.38%) VPN
7 17 (6.97%) DNS
8 9 (3.69%) Intranet
9 8 (3.28%) HTTP
9 8 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.87%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.05%) SAN
12 5 (2.05%) TCP/IP
12 5 (2.05%) X.509
13 4 (1.64%) LAN
13 4 (1.64%) Skype
13 4 (1.64%) WAN
14 3 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (1.23%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.02%) Redis
2 22 (9.02%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.38%) NoSQL
4 15 (6.15%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.33%) MongoDB
6 11 (4.51%) MySQL
7 9 (3.69%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.64%) DB2
9 3 (1.23%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.23%) Informix
9 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.82%) Big Data
10 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.41%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 28 (11.48%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.20%) Selenium
2 20 (8.20%) Subversion
3 19 (7.79%) Git (software)
4 18 (7.38%) JIRA
5 16 (6.56%) Mocha
6 15 (6.15%) JMeter
7 13 (5.33%) Maven
8 8 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.28%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.46%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.46%) JDeveloper
10 5 (2.05%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.64%) Gradle
12 3 (1.23%) Ant
12 3 (1.23%) Fiddler
12 3 (1.23%) JUnit
12 3 (1.23%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 42 (17.21%) Finance
2 17 (6.97%) Banking
3 10 (4.10%) Marketing
4 6 (2.46%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.05%) Retail
6 3 (1.23%) French Language
6 3 (1.23%) German Language
6 3 (1.23%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 85 (34.84%) Developer
2 57 (23.36%) Architect
3 27 (11.07%) Java Developer
4 22 (9.02%) Security Architect
5 19 (7.79%) Analyst
6 18 (7.38%) Consultant
7 14 (5.74%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (5.33%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.51%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (4.10%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 9 (3.69%) Applications Developer
11 9 (3.69%) Technical Architect
12 8 (3.28%) Application Security Analyst
12 8 (3.28%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.28%) Security Analyst
12 8 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
13 7 (2.87%) Azure Engineer
13 7 (2.87%) Business Analyst
13 7 (2.87%) Cloud Engineer
13 7 (2.87%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.59%) OAuth
2 54 (22.13%) .NET
3 47 (19.26%) XML
4 46 (18.85%) REST
5 41 (16.80%) Web Services
6 36 (14.75%) Node.js
7 33 (13.52%) JSON
8 29 (11.89%) RESTful
8 29 (11.89%) SOAP
9 28 (11.48%) HTML
10 22 (9.02%) J2EE
10 22 (9.02%) OpenID
11 19 (7.79%) CSS
12 17 (6.97%) Express
13 15 (6.15%) Spring
14 14 (5.74%) OAuth2
15 13 (5.33%) jQuery
16 12 (4.92%) SailPoint
17 11 (4.51%) .NET Framework
17 11 (4.51%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.70%) PKI
2 19 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.28%) Private Cloud
4 8 (3.28%) Wiki
5 7 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.64%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.23%) Life Science
9 2 (0.82%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.82%) Clustering
9 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.82%) Replication
9 2 (0.82%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.52%) Linux
2 25 (10.25%) Windows
3 21 (8.61%) Unix
4 13 (5.33%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.51%) Android
6 6 (2.46%) Mac OS
6 6 (2.46%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.64%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.23%) CentOS
9 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.82%) Solaris
10 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (43.03%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (17.21%) SOA
3 35 (14.34%) Scrum
4 33 (13.52%) Identity Access Management
4 33 (13.52%) Identity Management
4 33 (13.52%) MVC
5 31 (12.70%) Open Source
6 28 (11.48%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (10.66%) Test Automation
8 25 (10.25%) DevOps
9 23 (9.43%) Security Testing
10 19 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (7.79%) TDD
11 15 (6.15%) Security Architecture
11 15 (6.15%) TOGAF
12 14 (5.74%) Microservices
12 14 (5.74%) OWASP
12 14 (5.74%) User Stories
13 12 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (4.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 77 (31.56%) Java
2 55 (22.54%) SQL
3 37 (15.16%) JavaScript
4 31 (12.70%) C#
5 15 (6.15%) Python
6 11 (4.51%) Ruby
7 8 (3.28%) PHP
7 8 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.46%) Apple Swift
8 6 (2.46%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.05%) Perl
10 4 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.23%) Scala
12 2 (0.82%) C++
12 2 (0.82%) ES6
13 1 (0.41%) C
13 1 (0.41%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.41%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 34 (13.93%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.92%) CESG Certified Professional
4 10 (4.10%) Degree
5 7 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.23%) CCNP
7 3 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.23%) MCSE
8 2 (0.82%) CISA
8 2 (0.82%) CISSP
8 2 (0.82%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.82%) RHCE
8 2 (0.82%) SANS
9 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CWAP
9 1 (0.41%) OCA
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.69%) QA
2 6 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.23%) GPG13
4 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (16.80%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.74%) Docker
3 11 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.28%) Shibboleth
5 3 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.82%) XenApp
6 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.41%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.41%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.41%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 19 (7.79%) CA Single Sign-On
2 18 (7.38%) Ansible
3 12 (4.92%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 10 (4.10%) Oracle Identity Management
6 9 (3.69%) HP Fortify
7 5 (2.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.64%) Puppet
9 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.23%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.82%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.41%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.41%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.41%) Packer
11 1 (0.41%) SCCM
11 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (22.13%) Microsoft
1 54 (22.13%) Oracle
2 23 (9.43%) CA
3 19 (7.79%) Google
4 18 (7.38%) Dell
5 17 (6.97%) ServiceNow
6 16 (6.56%) VMware
7 13 (5.33%) HP
8 12 (4.92%) Citrix
8 12 (4.92%) ForgeRock
8 12 (4.92%) IBM
9 10 (4.10%) Cisco
9 10 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (3.28%) WSO2
11 7 (2.87%) BMC
11 7 (2.87%) MuleSoft
12 6 (2.46%) Axway
12 6 (2.46%) F5
13 5 (2.05%) ArcSight
13 5 (2.05%) Xamarin