Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 565 622 680
Rank change year-on-year +57 +58 +64
Contract jobs citing SAML 359 246 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 0.79% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 170 142
UK median daily rate £575 £463 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.32% +5.41% -2.50%
10th Percentile £406 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £38.00

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 35,333 31,109 31,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.60% 32.46% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,938 21,448 22,119
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £306 £294
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 380 379
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +9.59% -1.46%
10th Percentile £15.24 £15.91 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +1.88% +11.11% -2.70%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +76 348 £575 +24.32% 30
London +75 246 £584 +7.11% 11
UK excluding London -16 111 £525 +23.53% 23
South East -9 37 £600 +26.32% 8
East of England +2 22 £525 +16.67% 4
Midlands -7 17 £600 +41.18% 1
North of England -42 16 £406 +1.56% 1
East Midlands +3 14 £600 +41.18%
South West +1 14 £606 +61.67% 5
Yorkshire -12 10 £413 -14.29% 1
West Midlands -26 7 £600 +41.18% 1
North West -43 6 £400 +0.63%
Scotland -31 5 £425 - 3
Wales - 4 £606 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 151 (42.06%) Single Sign-On
2 148 (41.23%) OAuth
3 127 (35.38%) Java
4 125 (34.82%) Amazon AWS
5 123 (34.26%) LDAP
6 119 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
7 101 (28.13%) DevOps
8 92 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
9 88 (24.51%) Kerberos
10 87 (24.23%) Identity Access Management
11 85 (23.68%) Identity Management
12 82 (22.84%) Microsoft
13 78 (21.73%) Active Directory
13 78 (21.73%) Finance
14 73 (20.33%) Banking
15 69 (19.22%) Python
16 68 (18.94%) Oracle
17 64 (17.83%) SSL
17 64 (17.83%) Jenkins
18 62 (17.27%) Web Services
19 59 (16.43%) Linux
19 59 (16.43%) PKI
20 58 (16.16%) SOA
21 54 (15.04%) SQL
21 54 (15.04%) PowerShell
21 54 (15.04%) Security Architecture
22 53 (14.76%) JavaScript
23 48 (13.37%) Windows
24 45 (12.53%) Information Security
24 45 (12.53%) Git (software)

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 29 (8.08%) Apache
2 25 (6.96%) Tomcat
3 21 (5.85%) IIS
4 19 (5.29%) nginx
5 15 (4.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (4.18%) WebLogic
6 13 (3.62%) Confluence
7 11 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.51%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.51%) Appian
9 8 (2.23%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (1.39%) Anypoint
12 4 (1.11%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.11%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.84%) K2 blackpearl
13 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.84%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 13 (3.62%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.28%) HipChat
4 1 (0.28%) Maya
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.34%) SAP ERP
2 11 (3.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.84%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.56%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 125 (34.82%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (10.03%) SaaS
4 29 (8.08%) Serverless
5 27 (7.52%) GitHub
5 27 (7.52%) PaaS
6 23 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (4.46%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (4.18%) Azure Functions
9 14 (3.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (3.90%) IaaS
10 12 (3.34%) Office 365
11 11 (3.06%) Amazon S3
12 10 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (2.79%) Datadog
13 9 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (2.51%) Slack
13 9 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 88 (24.51%) Kerberos
2 64 (17.83%) SSL
3 33 (9.19%) Firewall
4 23 (6.41%) HTTP
5 20 (5.57%) DNS
6 17 (4.74%) Network Security
6 17 (4.74%) VPN
7 14 (3.90%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.79%) DHCP
8 10 (2.79%) HTTPS
8 10 (2.79%) Internet
9 7 (1.95%) LAN
9 7 (1.95%) WAN
10 6 (1.67%) SCCP
10 6 (1.67%) SMS
11 5 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.11%) Wireless
12 4 (1.11%) WLAN
13 3 (0.84%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.47%) Relational Database
2 31 (8.64%) SQL Server
3 19 (5.29%) MySQL
4 17 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (4.74%) Big Data
5 13 (3.62%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.62%) SAP HANA
6 11 (3.06%) Cosmos DB
6 11 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.51%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.23%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.23%) QlikView
10 6 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.67%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (1.67%) Redis
11 5 (1.39%) Amazon Aurora
11 5 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.39%) HBase
11 5 (1.39%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 64 (17.83%) Jenkins
2 45 (12.53%) Git (software)
3 35 (9.75%) JIRA
4 26 (7.24%) Maven
5 15 (4.18%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (3.90%) JDeveloper
7 10 (2.79%) Bitbucket
8 9 (2.51%) Subversion
9 8 (2.23%) Selenium
10 7 (1.95%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.95%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.67%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.67%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.39%) Gradle
12 5 (1.39%) JUnit
12 5 (1.39%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.11%) Ant
13 4 (1.11%) JMeter
General
1 78 (21.73%) Finance
2 73 (20.33%) Banking
3 13 (3.62%) Legal
4 7 (1.95%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.95%) Law
5 6 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.11%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.11%) Retail
6 4 (1.11%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.56%) German Language
7 2 (0.56%) Marketing
7 2 (0.56%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (25.91%) Architect
2 89 (24.79%) Developer
3 51 (14.21%) Security Architect
4 45 (12.53%) Consultant
5 34 (9.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (8.08%) Java Developer
7 21 (5.85%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (5.57%) Security Engineer
9 18 (5.01%) Identity Management Architect
10 14 (3.90%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.62%) AWS DevOps
11 13 (3.62%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.34%) AWS Engineer
12 12 (3.34%) IAM Consultant
12 12 (3.34%) ServiceNow Consultant
13 10 (2.79%) Oracle Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Support Engineer
14 9 (2.51%) Information Architect
14 9 (2.51%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (41.23%) OAuth
2 123 (34.26%) LDAP
3 62 (17.27%) Web Services
4 40 (11.14%) RESTful
5 39 (10.86%) .NET
6 36 (10.03%) XML
7 35 (9.75%) REST
8 33 (9.19%) OpenID
9 32 (8.91%) Node.js
9 32 (8.91%) OAuth2
10 30 (8.36%) SailPoint
11 28 (7.80%) JSON
11 28 (7.80%) SOAP
12 27 (7.52%) Middleware
13 26 (7.24%) Spring
14 22 (6.13%) SPNEGO
15 18 (5.01%) WCF
16 17 (4.74%) J2EE
17 16 (4.46%) AngularJS
17 16 (4.46%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.43%) PKI
2 28 (7.80%) Mobile App
3 26 (7.24%) Management Information System
4 21 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.01%) Data Centre
6 17 (4.74%) Fintech
6 17 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.90%) Online Banking
8 13 (3.62%) Clustering
9 9 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.51%) Replication
10 7 (1.95%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.67%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.39%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.11%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.43%) Linux
2 48 (13.37%) Windows
3 18 (5.01%) Unix
4 16 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 14 (3.90%) Android
6 10 (2.79%) Solaris
7 8 (2.23%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.84%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.28%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.28%) Fedora
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (28.13%) DevOps
3 87 (24.23%) Identity Access Management
4 85 (23.68%) Identity Management
5 58 (16.16%) SOA
6 54 (15.04%) Security Architecture
7 45 (12.53%) Information Security
8 42 (11.70%) ITIL
9 41 (11.42%) Analytics
10 39 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (10.31%) Configuration Management
11 37 (10.31%) Project Management
12 36 (10.03%) Cryptography
12 36 (10.03%) Software Engineering
13 35 (9.75%) OWASP
14 34 (9.47%) Deployment Automation
15 32 (8.91%) SDLC
16 31 (8.64%) API Development
17 29 (8.08%) Scrum
18 27 (7.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 127 (35.38%) Java
2 69 (19.22%) Python
3 54 (15.04%) PowerShell
3 54 (15.04%) SQL
4 53 (14.76%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.08%) C#
6 21 (5.85%) Bash Shell
7 18 (5.01%) Ruby
8 14 (3.90%) C++
9 7 (1.95%) Perl
10 6 (1.67%) Apex Code
10 6 (1.67%) Java 8
10 6 (1.67%) PHP
10 6 (1.67%) PyPy
11 5 (1.39%) C
11 5 (1.39%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.84%) Go
13 2 (0.56%) Korn
13 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (6.96%) Degree
1 25 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.06%) TOGAF Certification
4 8 (2.23%) CISSP
5 7 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.67%) CCNA
6 6 (1.67%) CCNP
6 6 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (1.67%) CISM
6 6 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.39%) CEH
7 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.11%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.84%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.56%) SSCP
11 1 (0.28%) CISA
11 1 (0.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.41%) GDPR
2 22 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (5.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (3.62%) COBIT
5 12 (3.34%) SLA
6 9 (2.51%) PSD2
7 8 (2.23%) Actionable Recommendations
7 8 (2.23%) QA
8 7 (1.95%) PCI DSS
9 6 (1.67%) GCP
9 6 (1.67%) HIPAA
10 4 (1.11%) Data Quality
10 4 (1.11%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.56%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 78 (21.73%) Active Directory
2 37 (10.31%) Docker
3 22 (6.13%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (4.74%) OpenAM
5 5 (1.39%) HDFS
5 5 (1.39%) OpenDJ
6 4 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.84%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.56%) XenApp
9 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.28%) IAG
9 1 (0.28%) NFS
9 1 (0.28%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.28%) Xen
9 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 151 (42.06%) Single Sign-On
2 40 (11.14%) CA Single Sign-On
3 35 (9.75%) Ansible
4 26 (7.24%) Terraform
5 25 (6.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 24 (6.69%) Puppet
7 19 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (4.74%) Kubernetes
9 14 (3.90%) Oracle Identity Management
10 12 (3.34%) CASB
11 11 (3.06%) PingFederate
12 8 (2.23%) HP Fortify
13 5 (1.39%) Ambari
13 5 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (1.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (1.39%) Oozie
14 4 (1.11%) Grafana
14 4 (1.11%) SCCM
15 3 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 3 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (22.84%) Microsoft
2 68 (18.94%) Oracle
3 36 (10.03%) ForgeRock
4 35 (9.75%) ServiceNow
5 33 (9.19%) Google
6 28 (7.80%) CA
7 24 (6.69%) Apigee
7 24 (6.69%) BMC
7 24 (6.69%) IBM
8 21 (5.85%) Axway
9 20 (5.57%) Splunk
10 19 (5.29%) Okta
11 17 (4.74%) Ping Identity
12 15 (4.18%) SAP
13 13 (3.62%) MuleSoft
13 13 (3.62%) New Relic
14 12 (3.34%) Cisco
15 10 (2.79%) TIBCO
16 9 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (2.51%) Symantec