Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 619 575 712
Rank change year-on-year -44 +137 +21
Contract jobs citing SAML 269 260 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.81% 0.90% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 171 89
UK median daily rate £548 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £385 £356 £298
90th Percentile £675 £668 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £415 £440
% change year-on-year +11.45% -5.68% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £25.12
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 33,090 28,841 30,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.83% 31.96% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,303 19,927 20,999
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 353 439
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +5.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.03 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.83 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -27 256 £545 +9.00% 34
London -27 185 £550 - 16
UK excluding London -35 81 £463 +11.45% 23
South East -38 22 £488 +2.63% 6
East of England +10 19 £463 +15.63% 5
North of England -5 17 £395 +0.32% 5
South West +16 9 £513 +14.53% 1
Yorkshire -8 9 £401 - 1
North West -19 8 £395 +0.32% 4
Scotland -45 7 £425 +9.68% 2
Midlands -27 4 £575 +35.29% 1
East Midlands +6 3 - - 1
Wales - 3 £575 - 3
West Midlands -34 1 £575 +15.00%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 134 (49.81%) OAuth
2 111 (41.26%) Java
3 109 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (33.83%) Amazon AWS
5 90 (33.46%) Single Sign-On
6 74 (27.51%) Banking
7 73 (27.14%) Finance
8 72 (26.77%) JavaScript
9 70 (26.02%) DevOps
10 66 (24.54%) RESTful
11 60 (22.30%) Web Services
11 60 (22.30%) Microsoft
11 60 (22.30%) Active Directory
12 59 (21.93%) Jenkins
13 58 (21.56%) LDAP
14 56 (20.82%) Python
14 56 (20.82%) Oracle
14 56 (20.82%) Git (software)
15 52 (19.33%) Microsoft Azure
16 50 (18.59%) Identity Access Management
17 49 (18.22%) Node.js
18 46 (17.10%) Identity Management
18 46 (17.10%) Microservices
19 43 (15.99%) SSL
19 43 (15.99%) REST
19 43 (15.99%) AngularJS
19 43 (15.99%) OAuth2
20 40 (14.87%) SQL Server
20 40 (14.87%) Docker
21 38 (14.13%) TDD

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 17 (6.32%) Apache
1 17 (6.32%) Confluence
1 17 (6.32%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (5.95%) Tomcat
3 15 (5.58%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (4.83%) WebLogic
5 11 (4.09%) JBoss
5 11 (4.09%) Mule
6 9 (3.35%) IIS
6 9 (3.35%) Mule ESB
7 6 (2.23%) IPython
7 6 (2.23%) Jupyter
7 6 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.86%) nginx
9 4 (1.49%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.49%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.49%) CMS
9 4 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.12%) Anypoint
10 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.86%) HipChat
2 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.37%) Maya
3 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (4.09%) SAP ERP
2 10 (3.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.74%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 91 (33.83%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (19.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (11.52%) Serverless
4 28 (10.41%) Amazon S3
5 27 (10.04%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (8.18%) SaaS
7 20 (7.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (7.06%) AWS Lambda
9 16 (5.95%) PaaS
10 15 (5.58%) GitHub
11 14 (5.20%) IaaS
11 14 (5.20%) npm
12 12 (4.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (4.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (2.97%) Route 53
15 7 (2.60%) AWS CloudTrail
15 7 (2.60%) Datadog
15 7 (2.60%) Slack
16 5 (1.86%) Office 365
17 4 (1.49%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 43 (15.99%) SSL
2 28 (10.41%) Kerberos
3 23 (8.55%) Firewall
4 17 (6.32%) HTTP
5 12 (4.46%) DNS
6 11 (4.09%) Internet
7 10 (3.72%) Network Security
8 8 (2.97%) FTP
8 8 (2.97%) SMTP
9 7 (2.60%) DHCP
10 4 (1.49%) SMS
11 3 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.12%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.74%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (0.74%) LAN
12 2 (0.74%) WAN
13 1 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 1 (0.37%) MQTT
13 1 (0.37%) Skype
13 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.41%) MySQL
3 24 (8.92%) MongoDB
4 23 (8.55%) NoSQL
5 20 (7.43%) Relational Database
6 19 (7.06%) Hadoop
7 17 (6.32%) Big Data
7 17 (6.32%) Redis
8 16 (5.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 16 (5.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (4.09%) Hazelcast
9 11 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (3.72%) SAP HANA
11 6 (2.23%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.49%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.49%) Geospatial Data
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 59 (21.93%) Jenkins
2 56 (20.82%) Git (software)
3 36 (13.38%) JIRA
4 27 (10.04%) Maven
5 23 (8.55%) JUnit
6 18 (6.69%) Subversion
7 13 (4.83%) Mockito
7 13 (4.83%) SonarQube
8 12 (4.46%) Grunt
8 12 (4.46%) gulp
9 11 (4.09%) Gradle
10 10 (3.72%) Selenium
11 8 (2.97%) Bower
11 8 (2.97%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (2.60%) Mocha
13 6 (2.23%) Cucumber
13 6 (2.23%) RStudio
14 5 (1.86%) Jasmine
14 5 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (1.86%) Vagrant
General
1 74 (27.51%) Banking
2 73 (27.14%) Finance
3 11 (4.09%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.60%) Law
5 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Publishing
6 2 (0.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (32.34%) Developer
2 53 (19.70%) Architect
3 32 (11.90%) Consultant
4 27 (10.04%) Java Developer
5 24 (8.92%) Security Engineer
6 19 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (6.69%) Senior Developer
7 18 (6.69%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (6.32%) Security Architect
9 16 (5.95%) Identity Management Architect
10 13 (4.83%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (4.46%) Analyst
12 10 (3.72%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.72%) Security Analyst
13 9 (3.35%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (3.35%) MuleSoft Developer
14 8 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
14 8 (2.97%) IAM Consultant
14 8 (2.97%) TOGAF Architect
15 7 (2.60%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (49.81%) OAuth
2 66 (24.54%) RESTful
3 60 (22.30%) Web Services
4 58 (21.56%) LDAP
5 49 (18.22%) Node.js
6 43 (15.99%) AngularJS
6 43 (15.99%) OAuth2
6 43 (15.99%) REST
7 34 (12.64%) Spring
8 33 (12.27%) SOAP
9 31 (11.52%) .NET
10 27 (10.04%) XML
11 24 (8.92%) OpenID
12 23 (8.55%) CSS
12 23 (8.55%) JSON
13 21 (7.81%) SailPoint
14 20 (7.43%) HTML
14 20 (7.43%) Middleware
15 19 (7.06%) KnockoutJS
16 15 (5.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.29%) PKI
2 21 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.32%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (5.95%) Mobile App
5 14 (5.20%) Data Centre
6 12 (4.46%) Mainframe
7 10 (3.72%) Computer Science
7 10 (3.72%) Fintech
8 9 (3.35%) Online Banking
9 8 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (2.60%) Replication
11 5 (1.86%) Clustering
11 5 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.86%) Wiki
12 3 (1.12%) Digital Media
12 3 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.74%) CMDB
13 2 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.52%) Linux
2 28 (10.41%) Windows
3 13 (4.83%) Apple iOS
3 13 (4.83%) Unix
4 12 (4.46%) Android
5 8 (2.97%) Solaris
6 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.37%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (26.02%) DevOps
3 50 (18.59%) Identity Access Management
4 46 (17.10%) Identity Management
4 46 (17.10%) Microservices
5 38 (14.13%) Security Architecture
5 38 (14.13%) TDD
6 36 (13.38%) Analytics
7 33 (12.27%) SOA
8 32 (11.90%) SDLC
9 29 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (10.78%) Deployment Automation
9 29 (10.78%) Information Security
10 28 (10.41%) OWASP
10 28 (10.41%) Scrum
11 26 (9.67%) Configuration Management
12 25 (9.29%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (9.29%) Open Source
13 21 (7.81%) Cryptography
13 21 (7.81%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 111 (41.26%) Java
2 72 (26.77%) JavaScript
3 56 (20.82%) Python
4 32 (11.90%) PowerShell
4 32 (11.90%) SQL
5 21 (7.81%) C#
6 14 (5.20%) Bash Shell
6 14 (5.20%) Ruby
7 11 (4.09%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.35%) Go
9 6 (2.23%) Apex Code
9 6 (2.23%) C++
9 6 (2.23%) Java 8
9 6 (2.23%) Perl
9 6 (2.23%) PyPy
10 2 (0.74%) Korn
10 2 (0.74%) PHP
10 2 (0.74%) XPath
11 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.37%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 30 (11.15%) Degree
2 15 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.72%) TOGAF Certification
5 7 (2.60%) CISSP
6 6 (2.23%) CCNA
6 6 (2.23%) CCNP
6 6 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.86%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (1.86%) CISM
7 5 (1.86%) CRISC
8 4 (1.49%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.49%) CISA
8 4 (1.49%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.74%) OCA
10 2 (0.74%) OSCP
11 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (6.32%) GDPR
3 13 (4.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (4.09%) COBIT
5 6 (2.23%) QA
6 5 (1.86%) SLA
7 3 (1.12%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.12%) PSD2
8 2 (0.74%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.74%) NIST 800
System Software
1 60 (22.30%) Active Directory
2 40 (14.87%) Docker
3 7 (2.60%) OpenAM
3 7 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.37%) IAG
6 1 (0.37%) NFS
6 1 (0.37%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.37%) vCloud
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.37%) Xen
6 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 90 (33.46%) Single Sign-On
2 21 (7.81%) CA Single Sign-On
2 21 (7.81%) Puppet
3 19 (7.06%) Ansible
3 19 (7.06%) Kubernetes
4 18 (6.69%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (5.58%) Terraform
6 12 (4.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 12 (4.46%) PingFederate
7 11 (4.09%) Grafana
8 9 (3.35%) CASB
9 8 (2.97%) Fluentd
9 8 (2.97%) Kibana
9 8 (2.97%) logstash
9 8 (2.97%) Prometheus
10 7 (2.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (1.12%) WSUS
13 1 (0.37%) Graylog
Vendors
1 60 (22.30%) Microsoft
2 56 (20.82%) Oracle
3 29 (10.78%) IBM
3 29 (10.78%) MuleSoft
4 23 (8.55%) ServiceNow
5 20 (7.43%) CA
6 18 (6.69%) ForgeRock
6 18 (6.69%) Ping Identity
6 18 (6.69%) Splunk
7 17 (6.32%) Google
8 13 (4.83%) Apigee
8 13 (4.83%) SAP
9 12 (4.46%) Symantec
10 10 (3.72%) Cisco
11 9 (3.35%) New Relic
11 9 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (2.97%) Cloudera
13 6 (2.23%) Axway
13 6 (2.23%) BMC
13 6 (2.23%) Red Hat