Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 374 561 583
Rank change year-on-year +187 +22 -5
Contract jobs citing SAML 217 301 323
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.71% 0.99% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 192 206
Median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £404
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.70 - £62.87
10th Percentile £36.14 - £38.00
90th Percentile £45.26 - £80.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.70 - £80.73

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 12,704 30,296 35,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.79% 32.27% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,527 21,200 24,578
Median daily rate £500 £490 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £330 £334 £314
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 324 368
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +1.95% +2.93%
10th Percentile £22.50 £18.50 £14.94
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.00 £59.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -2.44%

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAML in the UK

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SAML.

Daily rate trend for SAML in the UK

SAML
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SAML over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SAML in the UK

SAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SAML.

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 9 July 2020. 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 +200 207 £525 -4.55% 24
UK excluding London +194 131 £525 - 17
London +136 74 £550 - 9
North of England +140 38 £488 -8.45% 5
West Midlands +96 33 £550 +4.76% 3
Midlands +90 33 £550 +15.79% 3
South West +90 26 £475 -8.43% 6
South East +132 25 £569 +3.41% 1
North West +81 24 £488 -21.69% 3
Work from Home +2 16 £575 +27.78% 3
Yorkshire +88 14 £475 +5.56% 1
Scotland +70 6 £595 - 1
East of England +48 2 £638 +2.00%
Wales - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 100 (46.08%) Azure
2 99 (45.62%) OAuth
3 90 (41.47%) Single Sign-On
4 83 (38.25%) OpenID
5 80 (36.87%) Active Directory
6 61 (28.11%) Microsoft
6 61 (28.11%) DevOps
7 55 (25.35%) Java
7 55 (25.35%) SaaS
8 53 (24.42%) Security Cleared
9 49 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (22.12%) JavaScript
10 48 (22.12%) LDAP
11 47 (21.66%) SC Cleared
12 45 (20.74%) Firewall
13 42 (19.35%) Oracle
14 40 (18.43%) Windows
14 40 (18.43%) Migration
15 39 (17.97%) C
15 39 (17.97%) Identity Access Management
16 38 (17.51%) Linux
17 36 (16.59%) .NET
17 36 (16.59%) PowerShell
18 35 (16.13%) PaaS
19 34 (15.67%) DNS
20 31 (14.29%) Shell Script
20 31 (14.29%) XML
20 31 (14.29%) AWS
20 31 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
21 30 (13.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication

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 26 (11.98%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 16 (7.37%) WebLogic
4 11 (5.07%) IIS
5 5 (2.30%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.38%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.92%) Apache
7 2 (0.92%) CMS
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.92%) WordPress
8 1 (0.46%) Appian
8 1 (0.46%) Confluence
8 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.46%) nginx
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.46%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (7.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.92%) Magento
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.92%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 100 (46.08%) Azure
2 55 (25.35%) SaaS
3 35 (16.13%) PaaS
4 31 (14.29%) AWS
5 21 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (9.68%) Power Platform
6 17 (7.83%) GCP
7 16 (7.37%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (4.61%) Kong
9 9 (4.15%) IaaS
10 8 (3.69%) Apigee
11 7 (3.23%) Serverless
12 4 (1.84%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (1.84%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.84%) Firebase
12 4 (1.84%) GitHub
12 4 (1.84%) Office 365
12 4 (1.84%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 45 (20.74%) Firewall
2 34 (15.67%) DNS
3 28 (12.90%) VPN
4 26 (11.98%) Network Security
5 21 (9.68%) X.509
6 19 (8.76%) DMZ
7 18 (8.29%) Kerberos
8 16 (7.37%) SSL
9 8 (3.69%) HTTP
10 7 (3.23%) TCP/IP
11 6 (2.76%) HTTPS
12 5 (2.30%) IPsec
13 4 (1.84%) X.500
14 3 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.38%) Cisco Firepower
14 3 (1.38%) VLAN
15 2 (0.92%) Internet
15 2 (0.92%) Skype
15 2 (0.92%) SMTP
15 2 (0.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.68%) Power BI
2 19 (8.76%) SQL Server
3 16 (7.37%) Oracle ODI
3 16 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.15%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.23%) Big Data
5 7 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.30%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.30%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.30%) HBase
7 5 (2.30%) MySQL
7 5 (2.30%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.30%) Sqoop
8 3 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (5.07%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.69%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.30%) Selenium
5 4 (1.84%) Android Studio
5 4 (1.84%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.84%) GitLab
6 3 (1.38%) CF BOSH
6 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.92%) Ant
7 2 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.46%) JIRA
8 1 (0.46%) JMeter
8 1 (0.46%) Mocha
8 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 25 (11.52%) Banking
1 25 (11.52%) Public Sector
2 22 (10.14%) Finance
3 6 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.38%) Back Office
5 2 (0.92%) Billing
5 2 (0.92%) Electronics
5 2 (0.92%) German Language
5 2 (0.92%) Law
5 2 (0.92%) Legal
5 2 (0.92%) Marketing
5 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.46%) Automotive
6 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.46%) Games
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (33.18%) Developer
2 57 (26.27%) Architect
3 34 (15.67%) Consultant
4 22 (10.14%) Security Engineer
5 18 (8.29%) Security Architect
6 17 (7.83%) Cloud Developer
7 12 (5.53%) Lead Developer
7 12 (5.53%) Security Consultant
8 11 (5.07%) CRM Developer
8 11 (5.07%) Technical Architect
9 10 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.15%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.69%) C Developer
11 8 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.69%) Technical Developer
12 7 (3.23%) Azure Developer
12 7 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
12 7 (3.23%) Designer
12 7 (3.23%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (45.62%) OAuth
2 83 (38.25%) OpenID
3 48 (22.12%) LDAP
4 36 (16.59%) .NET
5 31 (14.29%) XML
6 29 (13.36%) Web Services
7 28 (12.90%) REST
8 24 (11.06%) Oracle Fusion
9 22 (10.14%) OAuth2
10 18 (8.29%) SailPoint
11 17 (7.83%) JSON
11 17 (7.83%) Node.js
12 16 (7.37%) SOAP
13 9 (4.15%) RESTful
14 8 (3.69%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (3.69%) React
14 8 (3.69%) XACML
15 7 (3.23%) Middleware
16 6 (2.76%) SPML
16 6 (2.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.90%) PKI
2 6 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.76%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.84%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.38%) Blog
4 3 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.38%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.92%) Industry 4.0
5 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
5 2 (0.92%) User Experience
6 1 (0.46%) BYOD
6 1 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.46%) FMCG
6 1 (0.46%) iPad
6 1 (0.46%) Life Science
6 1 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.43%) Windows
2 38 (17.51%) Linux
3 20 (9.22%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.83%) Unix
5 9 (4.15%) Android
6 4 (1.84%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.92%) VMS
9 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Solaris
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.11%) DevOps
2 49 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (18.43%) Migration
4 39 (17.97%) Identity Access Management
5 31 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (13.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 27 (12.44%) Security Architecture
7 27 (12.44%) SOA
8 26 (11.98%) SIEM
9 23 (10.60%) Software Engineering
10 22 (10.14%) Data Security
10 22 (10.14%) Microservices
10 22 (10.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 20 (9.22%) Server Hardening
12 19 (8.76%) Data Migration
13 18 (8.29%) ArchiMate
13 18 (8.29%) CRM
13 18 (8.29%) Workflow
14 17 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (7.83%) UML
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.35%) Java
2 48 (22.12%) JavaScript
3 39 (17.97%) C
4 36 (16.59%) PowerShell
5 31 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 29 (13.36%) SQL
7 27 (12.44%) C#
7 27 (12.44%) Python
8 17 (7.83%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.15%) Lua
10 7 (3.23%) Go
10 7 (3.23%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.76%) Perl
11 6 (2.76%) Ruby
12 4 (1.84%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.92%) AWK
13 2 (0.92%) Jython
13 2 (0.92%) sed
13 2 (0.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 53 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 47 (21.66%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.83%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.61%) CISSP
5 9 (4.15%) Degree
6 5 (2.30%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.84%) CISM
8 3 (1.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.38%) CCSP
8 3 (1.38%) CISA
8 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.92%) CEH
9 2 (0.92%) OSCP
9 2 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.46%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.46%) GSEC
10 1 (0.46%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.46%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.23%) QA
3 5 (2.30%) SLA
4 4 (1.84%) SSAE 16
5 3 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.92%) NIST
7 1 (0.46%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.46%) GDPR
7 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.46%) HL7
7 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.46%) PSD2
System Software
1 80 (36.87%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.90%) Docker
3 12 (5.53%) NDS
4 9 (4.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 6 (2.76%) OpenAM
5 6 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.30%) HDFS
7 3 (1.38%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.92%) NFS
8 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.92%) vSphere
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 90 (41.47%) Single Sign-On
2 15 (6.91%) Kubernetes
3 11 (5.07%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (4.61%) Ansible
4 10 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.61%) Terraform
5 8 (3.69%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 7 (3.23%) Tivoli
7 6 (2.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (2.76%) FreeIPA
7 6 (2.76%) SCCM
8 5 (2.30%) Ambari
8 5 (2.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (2.30%) Oozie
8 5 (2.30%) Puppet
9 4 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.84%) Istio
10 3 (1.38%) PingFederate
10 3 (1.38%) WSUS
11 2 (0.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 61 (28.11%) Microsoft
2 42 (19.35%) Oracle
3 27 (12.44%) ForgeRock
4 23 (10.60%) Okta
5 17 (7.83%) NetIQ
6 14 (6.45%) Google
7 11 (5.07%) Splunk
8 9 (4.15%) CyberArk
9 8 (3.69%) Centrify
10 7 (3.23%) AppDynamics
11 6 (2.76%) SAP
11 6 (2.76%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.30%) Cisco
12 5 (2.30%) Cloudera
12 5 (2.30%) Hortonworks
12 5 (2.30%) VMware
12 5 (2.30%) WSO2
13 4 (1.84%) F5
13 4 (1.84%) Novell
14 3 (1.38%) Juniper