Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 533 664 672
Rank change year-on-year +131 +8 +19
Contract jobs citing SAML 402 212 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 0.66% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 153 147
UK median daily rate £575 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.78% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £411 £333 £328
90th Percentile £698 £658 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +35.29% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £34.04 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.08 - -

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 35,957 31,985 32,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.86% 32.24% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,298 22,427 22,354
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £295
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 375 382
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -4.00%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 +149 391 £575 +27.78% 43
London +127 280 £575 +9.52% 23
UK excluding London +4 118 £575 +35.29% 20
South East +21 35 £600 +32.96% 4
East of England +9 23 £525 +16.67% 3
South West -1 21 £613 -2.00% 5
Midlands -4 19 £600 +41.18% 5
North of England -49 16 £413 +3.13% 3
East Midlands +10 14 £600 +41.18% 3
Yorkshire -19 11 £413 -15.38%
West Midlands -20 9 £600 +45.45% 2
Scotland -12 5 £425 -19.05%
North West -32 5 £425 +6.92% 3
Wales - 3 £638 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 167 (41.54%) Single Sign-On
2 148 (36.82%) Java
3 146 (36.32%) OAuth
4 138 (34.33%) LDAP
5 129 (32.09%) Agile Software Development
6 127 (31.59%) Kerberos
7 126 (31.34%) Amazon AWS
8 114 (28.36%) Microsoft
9 111 (27.61%) DevOps
10 110 (27.36%) Active Directory
11 105 (26.12%) Microsoft Azure
12 95 (23.63%) Finance
13 93 (23.13%) Windows
14 88 (21.89%) Identity Access Management
15 83 (20.65%) Identity Management
16 75 (18.66%) Web Services
17 73 (18.16%) SSL
18 71 (17.66%) SOA
19 69 (17.16%) Linux
19 69 (17.16%) PowerShell
20 67 (16.67%) Banking
21 66 (16.42%) Oracle
22 65 (16.17%) PKI
23 63 (15.67%) SQL
23 63 (15.67%) Jenkins
24 59 (14.68%) Python
25 58 (14.43%) ITIL
25 58 (14.43%) .NET
26 55 (13.68%) CA Single Sign-On
27 54 (13.43%) SaaS

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 27 (6.72%) Apache
1 27 (6.72%) IIS
2 26 (6.47%) Tomcat
3 24 (5.97%) SharePoint
4 18 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (4.48%) WebLogic
5 17 (4.23%) nginx
5 17 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (2.74%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (2.24%) K2 blackpearl
10 8 (1.99%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (1.74%) Appian
12 6 (1.49%) Confluence
13 5 (1.24%) OpenStack
13 5 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.24%) Skype for Business
14 4 (1.00%) Anypoint
Applications
1 22 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.73%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) Maya
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 7 (1.74%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.50%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.50%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (31.34%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (26.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (13.43%) SaaS
4 44 (10.95%) PaaS
5 39 (9.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 31 (7.71%) Serverless
7 25 (6.22%) IaaS
8 21 (5.22%) Office 365
9 20 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (4.73%) Azure Functions
10 19 (4.73%) GitHub
11 14 (3.48%) Amazon S3
12 12 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (2.49%) Slack
15 9 (2.24%) Datadog
16 8 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 127 (31.59%) Kerberos
2 73 (18.16%) SSL
3 48 (11.94%) Firewall
4 30 (7.46%) HTTP
4 30 (7.46%) VPN
5 26 (6.47%) DNS
6 19 (4.73%) Network Security
7 18 (4.48%) TCP/IP
8 15 (3.73%) DMZ
9 14 (3.48%) HTTPS
10 13 (3.23%) LAN
10 13 (3.23%) WAN
11 10 (2.49%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (2.49%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (2.49%) Wireless
11 10 (2.49%) WLAN
12 9 (2.24%) DHCP
13 8 (1.99%) Internet
14 6 (1.49%) SCCP
14 6 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.95%) Relational Database
2 34 (8.46%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.47%) MySQL
4 16 (3.98%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.73%) Big Data
6 14 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.99%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.99%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (2.74%) Cosmos DB
9 10 (2.49%) QlikView
10 9 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (2.24%) SAP HANA
11 8 (1.99%) Pentaho
11 8 (1.99%) Redis
12 7 (1.74%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.74%) HBase
12 7 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 63 (15.67%) Jenkins
2 45 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 31 (7.71%) JIRA
4 27 (6.72%) Maven
5 18 (4.48%) JDeveloper
6 15 (3.73%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (2.99%) Bitbucket
7 12 (2.99%) JUnit
7 12 (2.99%) Selenium
7 12 (2.99%) Subversion
8 10 (2.49%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.49%) Gradle
9 7 (1.74%) Ant
9 7 (1.74%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.74%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.74%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.49%) AccuRev
11 5 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.00%) GitLab
General
1 95 (23.63%) Finance
2 67 (16.67%) Banking
3 23 (5.72%) Legal
4 11 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.74%) Marketing
6 6 (1.49%) Retail
7 5 (1.24%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.00%) Law
8 4 (1.00%) Publishing
9 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.50%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 122 (30.35%) Architect
2 97 (24.13%) Developer
3 68 (16.92%) Security Architect
4 39 (9.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 37 (9.20%) Consultant
5 37 (9.20%) Java Developer
6 28 (6.97%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (4.23%) Senior Developer
8 15 (3.73%) AWS Engineer
9 14 (3.48%) AWS DevOps
9 14 (3.48%) Oracle Developer
9 14 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (3.23%) Applications Architect
10 13 (3.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 13 (3.23%) Azure Architect
11 12 (2.99%) Administrator
11 12 (2.99%) Cloud Architect
11 12 (2.99%) Identity Management Architect
11 12 (2.99%) Lead Architect
12 11 (2.74%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (36.32%) OAuth
2 138 (34.33%) LDAP
3 75 (18.66%) Web Services
4 58 (14.43%) .NET
5 53 (13.18%) REST
6 48 (11.94%) SOAP
6 48 (11.94%) XML
7 40 (9.95%) OpenID
8 39 (9.70%) JSON
9 36 (8.96%) OAuth2
10 30 (7.46%) Middleware
11 26 (6.47%) J2EE
11 26 (6.47%) Spring
12 24 (5.97%) Node.js
12 24 (5.97%) WCF
13 23 (5.72%) HTML
14 21 (5.22%) RESTful
14 21 (5.22%) SailPoint
14 21 (5.22%) SPNEGO
15 20 (4.98%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (16.17%) PKI
2 30 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.97%) Management Information System
4 26 (6.47%) Mobile App
5 23 (5.72%) Data Centre
6 19 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (3.73%) Clustering
8 13 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (3.23%) Fintech
9 12 (2.99%) Cloud Native
10 11 (2.74%) Replication
11 10 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.99%) Public Cloud
13 7 (1.74%) DataPower
13 7 (1.74%) Online Banking
14 6 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.49%) Fixed Income
14 6 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (1.24%) Smartcard
16 4 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 93 (23.13%) Windows
2 69 (17.16%) Linux
3 21 (5.22%) Unix
4 20 (4.98%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.98%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.48%) Android
7 13 (3.23%) Solaris
8 9 (2.24%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.74%) AIX
10 4 (1.00%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.25%) CentOS
12 1 (0.25%) Fedora
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (32.09%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (27.61%) DevOps
3 88 (21.89%) Identity Access Management
4 83 (20.65%) Identity Management
5 71 (17.66%) SOA
6 58 (14.43%) ITIL
7 53 (13.18%) Security Architecture
8 45 (11.19%) Information Security
9 43 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (9.70%) Configuration Management
11 37 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (8.96%) Deployment Automation
13 34 (8.46%) Analytics
13 34 (8.46%) Project Management
14 32 (7.96%) Software Engineering
15 31 (7.71%) Cryptography
15 31 (7.71%) SDLC
16 29 (7.21%) Microservices
17 28 (6.97%) API Development
18 26 (6.47%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 148 (36.82%) Java
2 69 (17.16%) PowerShell
3 63 (15.67%) SQL
4 59 (14.68%) Python
5 51 (12.69%) JavaScript
6 44 (10.95%) C#
7 27 (6.72%) C++
8 19 (4.73%) Bash Shell
9 15 (3.73%) Ruby
10 7 (1.74%) Perl
11 6 (1.49%) C
11 6 (1.49%) PHP
12 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.50%) Go
13 2 (0.50%) Korn
13 2 (0.50%) SOQL
13 2 (0.50%) XPath
14 1 (0.25%) Java 8
14 1 (0.25%) sed
14 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (7.96%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.22%) Degree
4 13 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.99%) CISSP
6 9 (2.24%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.49%) CEH
8 6 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (1.49%) CISM
9 5 (1.24%) SSCP
10 4 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.00%) MCSD
10 4 (1.00%) MCSE
10 4 (1.00%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.75%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.75%) CCNA
11 3 (0.75%) MCTS
11 3 (0.75%) PMP
12 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.22%) GDPR
2 18 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (2.99%) HIPAA
5 11 (2.74%) PSD2
5 11 (2.74%) QA
5 11 (2.74%) SLA
6 10 (2.49%) FedRAMP
7 9 (2.24%) Actionable Recommendations
8 8 (1.99%) COBIT
9 6 (1.49%) Data Quality
9 6 (1.49%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.50%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.25%) HL7
11 1 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.25%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (27.36%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.71%) Docker
3 22 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (4.48%) OpenAM
5 7 (1.74%) HDFS
6 4 (1.00%) OpenDJ
6 4 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.00%) XenApp
7 3 (0.75%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 3 (0.75%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.25%) vSphere
9 1 (0.25%) Xen
9 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 167 (41.54%) Single Sign-On
2 55 (13.68%) CA Single Sign-On
3 35 (8.71%) Ansible
4 32 (7.96%) Terraform
5 29 (7.21%) Puppet
6 24 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (5.97%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 20 (4.98%) HP Fortify
8 19 (4.73%) Oracle Identity Management
9 17 (4.23%) Kubernetes
10 16 (3.98%) CASB
11 10 (2.49%) SCCM
12 7 (1.74%) AirWatch
12 7 (1.74%) Ambari
12 7 (1.74%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (1.74%) Oozie
13 6 (1.49%) PingFederate
14 5 (1.24%) FortiGate
14 5 (1.24%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 5 (1.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 114 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 66 (16.42%) Oracle
3 40 (9.95%) CA
4 38 (9.45%) BMC
4 38 (9.45%) Okta
4 38 (9.45%) ServiceNow
5 36 (8.96%) ForgeRock
5 36 (8.96%) Google
6 32 (7.96%) IBM
7 24 (5.97%) Apigee
8 19 (4.73%) Axway
9 18 (4.48%) TIBCO
10 14 (3.48%) MuleSoft
11 13 (3.23%) Cisco
11 13 (3.23%) Splunk
12 12 (2.99%) New Relic
13 11 (2.74%) Citrix
14 10 (2.49%) SAP
14 10 (2.49%) Tableau
15 9 (2.24%) Dynatrace