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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
Rank 438 568 557
Rank change year-on-year +130 -11  
Contract jobs citing SAML 155 76 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 0.51% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 44 36
Median daily rate £525 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £250 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £559 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £445
% change year-on-year -11.11% +1.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £38.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +90.00%  
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 14208 14874 14049
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.37% 27.95% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 10310 9097
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 186
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SAML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAML in the UK

SAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAML.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAML in the UK

SAML
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +100 143 £525 +16.66% 16
London +109 107 £534 +11.78% 9
South East +12 16 £450 +24.13% 3
City of London +12 11 £538 +42.38% 2
Hampshire +8 11 £451 +34.47% 2
Scotland - 10 £388 -
Moray - 9 £388 -
West Midlands - 7 £400 -
Warwickshire - 5 £400 -
Warwick - 5 £400 -
Berkshire +23 3 £400 +10.34%
South West +5 3 £448 +1.70%
North West +23 2 £375 -34.78%
East of England -4 2 £400 -11.11%
Essex -7 2 £400 -11.11%
Canary Wharf - 2 £675 -
Paddington - 2 £350 -
Southampton - 2 £438 -
Elgin - 2 £300 -
Fareham - 2 - -
Andover - 2 £538 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £763 -
Bristol - 2 £448 -
Reading +15 1 - -
Surrey +6 1 - -
Merseyside +3 1 £400 +33.33%
East Midlands -9 1 £375 - 3
Docklands, London - 1 £563 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 104 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (29.10%) Linux
3 67 (27.46%) LDAP
3 67 (27.46%) Java
4 59 (24.18%) Oracle
5 53 (21.72%) Microsoft
5 53 (21.72%) REST
6 52 (21.31%) SQL
7 49 (20.08%) Active Directory
8 47 (19.26%) OAuth
9 46 (18.85%) Identity Management
10 45 (18.44%) JavaScript
10 45 (18.44%) Unix
10 45 (18.44%) Windows
11 44 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 44 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
12 43 (17.62%) Web Services
13 42 (17.21%) Kerberos
14 40 (16.39%) SOAP
14 40 (16.39%) HTML
14 40 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
15 38 (15.57%) Identity Access Management
15 38 (15.57%) SOA
15 38 (15.57%) Open Source
16 34 (13.93%) SQL Server
16 34 (13.93%) CSS
16 34 (13.93%) Finance
17 32 (13.11%) Apache
18 31 (12.70%) SSL
18 31 (12.70%) VMware

SAML
Top Related 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 32 (13.11%) Apache
2 25 (10.25%) JBoss
3 16 (6.56%) WebLogic
4 14 (5.74%) IIS
5 12 (4.92%) Tomcat
6 10 (4.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (3.69%) Drupal
7 9 (3.69%) Oracle Application Server
7 9 (3.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (3.28%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.46%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (2.05%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.64%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.64%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.23%) CMS
12 3 (1.23%) GlassFish
12 3 (1.23%) Mule
12 3 (1.23%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 9 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.82%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
1 44 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.79%) SaaS
3 17 (6.97%) Office 365
4 15 (6.15%) PaaS
5 7 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.05%) IaaS
7 4 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (1.64%) Heroku
8 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.23%) GitHub
8 3 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 67 (27.46%) LDAP
2 42 (17.21%) Kerberos
3 31 (12.70%) SSL
4 25 (10.25%) HTTP
5 24 (9.84%) DNS
6 18 (7.38%) Firewall
7 14 (5.74%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (5.74%) Internet
8 12 (4.92%) SMTP
8 12 (4.92%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.69%) NetScaler
10 7 (2.87%) X.509
11 6 (2.46%) VPN
12 5 (2.05%) SCCP
13 3 (1.23%) DHCP
13 3 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (1.23%) SAN
13 3 (1.23%) SNMP
13 3 (1.23%) TACACS
13 3 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.38%) Oracle Database
3 15 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.46%) DB2
7 6 (2.46%) MySQL
7 6 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.05%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.23%) Redis
10 3 (1.23%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.82%) Informix
12 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (11.89%) Git (software)
2 24 (9.84%) Jenkins
3 21 (8.61%) JIRA
4 19 (7.79%) Maven
5 17 (6.97%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.28%) Subversion
7 6 (2.46%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.64%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.64%) Gradle
9 4 (1.64%) Selenium
10 3 (1.23%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.23%) JUnit
11 2 (0.82%) AccuRev
11 2 (0.82%) Checkstyle
11 2 (0.82%) Cobertura
11 2 (0.82%) Mocha
11 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.82%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 34 (13.93%) Finance
2 22 (9.02%) Banking
3 8 (3.28%) Retail
4 7 (2.87%) Marketing
5 5 (2.05%) Games
5 5 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.64%) French Language
6 4 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.82%) Advertising
7 2 (0.82%) Electronics
7 2 (0.82%) German Language
7 2 (0.82%) Legal
7 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 85 (34.84%) Architect
2 61 (25.00%) Developer
3 32 (13.11%) Security Architect
4 25 (10.25%) Consultant
4 25 (10.25%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (8.61%) Java Developer
6 18 (7.38%) Analyst
7 17 (6.97%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 13 (5.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 13 (5.33%) Technical Architect
9 11 (4.51%) Business Analyst
9 11 (4.51%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (3.28%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.87%) Administrator
12 7 (2.87%) Designer
12 7 (2.87%) Ruby Developer
12 7 (2.87%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.46%) SQL Analyst
13 6 (2.46%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (21.72%) REST
2 47 (19.26%) OAuth
3 43 (17.62%) Web Services
4 40 (16.39%) HTML
4 40 (16.39%) SOAP
5 34 (13.93%) CSS
6 27 (11.07%) JDBC
7 24 (9.84%) XML
8 23 (9.43%) RESTful
9 21 (8.61%) JSON
10 19 (7.79%) .NET
11 18 (7.38%) OpenID
12 17 (6.97%) Apache Camel
12 17 (6.97%) J2EE
13 16 (6.56%) Ehcache
13 16 (6.56%) JMS
13 16 (6.56%) Play Framework
14 15 (6.15%) Apache CXF
15 14 (5.74%) Gherkin
16 13 (5.33%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.20%) PKI
2 10 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.05%) Clustering
5 5 (2.05%) User Experience
6 4 (1.64%) Blog
6 4 (1.64%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (1.64%) Smartcard
6 4 (1.64%) Wiki
7 3 (1.23%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.23%) Semantic Web
7 3 (1.23%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.23%) W3C
8 2 (0.82%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (29.10%) Linux
2 45 (18.44%) Unix
2 45 (18.44%) Windows
3 15 (6.15%) Mac OS
3 15 (6.15%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.69%) Windows 10
5 9 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.23%) CentOS
8 2 (0.82%) Android
8 2 (0.82%) Solaris
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.85%) Identity Management
3 40 (16.39%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (15.57%) Identity Access Management
4 38 (15.57%) Open Source
4 38 (15.57%) SOA
5 27 (11.07%) Microservices
6 26 (10.66%) MVC
6 26 (10.66%) Scrum
7 24 (9.84%) Security Architecture
8 22 (9.02%) Front End Development
9 21 (8.61%) ITIL
10 20 (8.20%) User Stories
11 18 (7.38%) DevOps
12 17 (6.97%) Security Testing
13 16 (6.56%) Pair Programming
13 16 (6.56%) Responsive Web Design
13 16 (6.56%) Web Design
14 14 (5.74%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 67 (27.46%) Java
2 52 (21.31%) SQL
3 45 (18.44%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.79%) Scala
5 16 (6.56%) Ruby
6 15 (6.15%) C#
7 11 (4.51%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.10%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.87%) Perl
9 7 (2.87%) Python
10 6 (2.46%) PHP
11 5 (2.05%) C
12 4 (1.64%) VB
13 3 (1.23%) C++
13 3 (1.23%) ES6
13 3 (1.23%) SPARQL
14 2 (0.82%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.82%) XPath
15 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.56%) Degree
4 15 (6.15%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (2.87%) CISMP
5 7 (2.87%) CISSP
5 7 (2.87%) CRISC
6 5 (2.05%) CISA
6 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.64%) CISM
7 4 (1.64%) MCSE
8 3 (1.23%) CSSLP
8 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.82%) RHCE
9 2 (0.82%) SANS
10 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.41%) MCTS
10 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.51%) QA
2 10 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.23%) GPG13
4 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.82%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 49 (20.08%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.84%) Shibboleth
3 15 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.74%) Docker
5 9 (3.69%) vCloud
6 7 (2.87%) vSphere
7 6 (2.46%) XenApp
8 4 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.41%) NDS
10 1 (0.41%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.41%) NFS
10 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (9.02%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 13 (5.33%) Oracle Identity Management
3 11 (4.51%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.10%) Puppet
5 9 (3.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 8 (3.28%) logstash
7 7 (2.87%) CA Single Sign-On
7 7 (2.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (2.46%) SCCM
9 5 (2.05%) OpenAM
9 5 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 5 (2.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (1.64%) Cacti
10 4 (1.64%) Ganglia
10 4 (1.64%) Graphite
10 4 (1.64%) Hyperic
10 4 (1.64%) Nagios
11 3 (1.23%) HP Fortify
11 3 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (24.18%) Oracle
2 53 (21.72%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.70%) VMware
4 26 (10.66%) Google
5 18 (7.38%) IBM
5 18 (7.38%) ServiceNow
6 17 (6.97%) Cisco
7 16 (6.56%) Citrix
8 15 (6.15%) Symantec
9 14 (5.74%) CheckPoint
10 12 (4.92%) Red Hat
11 11 (4.51%) CA
11 11 (4.51%) Palo Alto
12 10 (4.10%) HP
13 9 (3.69%) Splunk
14 8 (3.28%) CyberArk
15 7 (2.87%) ForgeRock
15 7 (2.87%) SAP
16 6 (2.46%) MuleSoft
16 6 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
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