Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 465 587 690
Rank change year-on-year +122 +103 -102
Contract jobs citing SAML 241 304 212
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.27% 0.95% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 196 133
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £381 £400 £364
90th Percentile £738 £729 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £481
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.90% +18.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £80.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 - £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 18,923 31,882 32,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.00% 32.97% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,849 22,507 23,142
Median daily rate £500 £485 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.65% +9.25%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £410
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.10% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 300 336
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.52 £41.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.69% +0.25% +2.86%
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £18.75
90th Percentile £69.50 £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.19% +5.00%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +110 230 £550 +4.76% 29
UK excluding London +134 142 £550 +10.00% 15
London +79 96 £588 +6.82% 14
Midlands +110 58 £550 +7.32% 2
West Midlands +105 58 £550 -2.22% 2
South West +37 24 £525 +5.00% 2
North of England +69 23 £513 +2.50% 7
South East +72 22 £625 +25.00% 4
North West +41 12 £525 +10.53% 6
Yorkshire +61 11 £488 - 1
Work from Home +19 8 £575 +27.78% 1
Scotland +17 6 £595 +3.48%
East of England +22 5 £635 +8.09%
Wales - 4 £550 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 103 (42.74%) Active Directory
2 98 (40.66%) Azure
3 89 (36.93%) OpenID
4 83 (34.44%) OAuth
5 76 (31.54%) Single Sign-On
6 71 (29.46%) Microsoft
7 67 (27.80%) DevOps
8 64 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (25.73%) AWS
10 60 (24.90%) JavaScript
11 57 (23.65%) Firewall
12 56 (23.24%) Identity Access Management
13 52 (21.58%) Java
14 51 (21.16%) LDAP
15 43 (17.84%) Docker
16 42 (17.43%) Kerberos
16 42 (17.43%) PKI
17 41 (17.01%) XML
17 41 (17.01%) PowerShell
17 41 (17.01%) Test Automation
18 40 (16.60%) SIEM
18 40 (16.60%) SOAP
18 40 (16.60%) Finance
19 38 (15.77%) SaaS
19 38 (15.77%) Security Architecture
19 38 (15.77%) REST
19 38 (15.77%) Azure Active Directory
20 37 (15.35%) Windows
21 36 (14.94%) JSON
22 35 (14.52%) Identity Management

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 22 (9.13%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.22%) Apache
3 5 (2.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (2.07%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.07%) Confluence
3 5 (2.07%) IIS
4 4 (1.66%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.83%) CMS
6 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.41%) Drupal
7 1 (0.41%) JBoss
7 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.41%) WildFly
7 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.66%) InDesign
2 4 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.66%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (6.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 98 (40.66%) Azure
2 62 (25.73%) AWS
3 38 (15.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 38 (15.77%) SaaS
4 16 (6.64%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (6.64%) GCP
4 16 (6.64%) IaaS
4 16 (6.64%) PaaS
4 16 (6.64%) Power Platform
5 10 (4.15%) Office 365
6 9 (3.73%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.07%) Apigee
7 5 (2.07%) GitHub
7 5 (2.07%) Route 53
7 5 (2.07%) Serverless
8 4 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.66%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.66%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 57 (23.65%) Firewall
2 42 (17.43%) Kerberos
3 34 (14.11%) Network Security
4 29 (12.03%) SSL
5 23 (9.54%) X.509
6 22 (9.13%) VPN
7 12 (4.98%) DNS
8 11 (4.56%) IPsec
9 9 (3.73%) HTTP
10 6 (2.49%) TCP/IP
11 5 (2.07%) HTTPS
11 5 (2.07%) Intranet
12 4 (1.66%) DMZ
12 4 (1.66%) Extranet
12 4 (1.66%) X.500
13 2 (0.83%) DKIM
13 2 (0.83%) DMARC
14 1 (0.41%) FTP
14 1 (0.41%) PBX
14 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.64%) Power BI
2 16 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (4.98%) MySQL
3 12 (4.98%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.73%) Pentaho
5 5 (2.07%) Apache Hive
5 5 (2.07%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.07%) HBase
5 5 (2.07%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.07%) Sqoop
6 4 (1.66%) Big Data
6 4 (1.66%) Redis
7 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.83%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (6.64%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.22%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.15%) Selenium
4 9 (3.73%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.49%) GitLab
5 6 (2.49%) JIRA
6 4 (1.66%) CircleCI
7 3 (1.24%) ER Studio
7 3 (1.24%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.83%) Subversion
9 1 (0.41%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.41%) JMeter
9 1 (0.41%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.41%) Mocha
9 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.41%) Protractor
9 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (16.60%) Finance
2 27 (11.20%) Banking
3 24 (9.96%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.49%) Marketing
5 5 (2.07%) Publishing
6 4 (1.66%) Retail
7 3 (1.24%) Back Office
7 3 (1.24%) Billing
7 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.83%) Automotive
8 2 (0.83%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (29.88%) Architect
2 68 (28.22%) Developer
3 43 (17.84%) Consultant
4 28 (11.62%) Security Architect
4 28 (11.62%) Security Engineer
5 17 (7.05%) Azure Developer
6 13 (5.39%) Security Consultant
7 11 (4.56%) CRM Developer
7 11 (4.56%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.15%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (4.15%) Network Architect
9 9 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.73%) DevSecOps Engineer
9 9 (3.73%) Information Architect
9 9 (3.73%) Lead Developer
10 8 (3.32%) C Developer
10 8 (3.32%) Information Assurance Architect
10 8 (3.32%) Node.js Developer
10 8 (3.32%) ServiceNow Developer
10 8 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (36.93%) OpenID
2 83 (34.44%) OAuth
3 51 (21.16%) LDAP
4 41 (17.01%) XML
5 40 (16.60%) SOAP
6 38 (15.77%) REST
7 36 (14.94%) JSON
8 30 (12.45%) Node.js
9 27 (11.20%) .NET
10 26 (10.79%) OAuth2
11 22 (9.13%) Web Services
12 20 (8.30%) HTML
13 17 (7.05%) CSS
14 10 (4.15%) HTML5
14 10 (4.15%) RESTful
14 10 (4.15%) SailPoint
15 9 (3.73%) Apache POI
15 9 (3.73%) Drools
15 9 (3.73%) Vaadin
15 9 (3.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.43%) PKI
2 15 (6.22%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.66%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.66%) User Experience
7 2 (0.83%) Clustering
7 2 (0.83%) Life Science
8 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.41%) e-Health
8 1 (0.41%) LIMS
8 1 (0.41%) NHS
8 1 (0.41%) PACS
8 1 (0.41%) PMI
8 1 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.35%) Windows
2 27 (11.20%) Unix
3 11 (4.56%) Android
3 11 (4.56%) Linux
4 10 (4.15%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.66%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.41%) Solaris
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.80%) DevOps
2 64 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (23.24%) Identity Access Management
4 41 (17.01%) Test Automation
5 40 (16.60%) SIEM
6 38 (15.77%) Security Architecture
7 35 (14.52%) Identity Management
8 28 (11.62%) Migration
9 27 (11.20%) Cybersecurity
10 25 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (10.37%) Kanban
11 23 (9.54%) Data Security
11 23 (9.54%) Open Source
11 23 (9.54%) Server Hardening
12 20 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (7.88%) Change Control
14 18 (7.47%) CRM
14 18 (7.47%) Incident Management
14 18 (7.47%) Scrum
15 17 (7.05%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 60 (24.90%) JavaScript
2 52 (21.58%) Java
3 41 (17.01%) PowerShell
4 31 (12.86%) SQL
5 29 (12.03%) Bash Shell
6 26 (10.79%) C#
7 19 (7.88%) Python
8 13 (5.39%) C
9 8 (3.32%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.49%) Java 8
11 5 (2.07%) Ruby
12 4 (1.66%) PHP
13 3 (1.24%) Perl
14 2 (0.83%) Go
15 1 (0.41%) ES6
15 1 (0.41%) Groovy
15 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.47%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.90%) Degree
4 3 (1.24%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.83%) CSPO
5 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) CAPM
6 1 (0.41%) CISM
6 1 (0.41%) CISSP
6 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.73%) SSAE 16
3 7 (2.90%) QA
3 7 (2.90%) SLA
4 5 (2.07%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.41%) HL7
6 1 (0.41%) NIST
System Software
1 103 (42.74%) Active Directory
2 43 (17.84%) Docker
3 9 (3.73%) NDS
4 8 (3.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 6 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.07%) HDFS
7 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.41%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.41%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.41%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 76 (31.54%) Single Sign-On
2 14 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (4.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 11 (4.56%) Kubernetes
5 8 (3.32%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 6 (2.49%) Terraform
7 5 (2.07%) Ambari
7 5 (2.07%) Ansible
7 5 (2.07%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (2.07%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (2.07%) Oozie
7 5 (2.07%) Puppet
8 3 (1.24%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.41%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.41%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 71 (29.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.47%) ForgeRock
3 15 (6.22%) CA
4 13 (5.39%) Okta
4 13 (5.39%) Oracle
5 10 (4.15%) Zscaler
6 9 (3.73%) Juniper
6 9 (3.73%) NetIQ
7 8 (3.32%) Cisco
7 8 (3.32%) Google
7 8 (3.32%) ServiceNow
7 8 (3.32%) VMware
8 5 (2.07%) Adobe
8 5 (2.07%) Cloudera
8 5 (2.07%) Hortonworks
8 5 (2.07%) Meraki
8 5 (2.07%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.66%) F5
9 4 (1.66%) Novell
10 3 (1.24%) WSO2