Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 552 687 667
Rank change year-on-year +135 -20 +38
Contract jobs citing SAML 354 213 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 155 152
UK median daily rate £575 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £415 £352 £338
90th Percentile £695 £660 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +27.78% +5.88% -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 36,529 32,985 31,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.77% 32.19% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,809 23,296 21,896
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
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 312 363 364
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.50 £18.00 £14.52
90th Percentile £59.88 £51.94 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.56% +3.00%

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 10 December 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 13 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 10 December 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 +96 350 £575 +21.05% 48
London +128 254 £575 +9.52% 27
UK excluding London -4 98 £575 +27.78% 24
South East +4 36 £575 +42.86% 10
South West -17 21 £575 +12.20% 2
Midlands +3 18 £600 +45.45% 4
East of England -5 17 £575 +21.05% 1
East Midlands +19 12 £600 +41.18% 2
West Midlands -11 10 £600 +50.00% 2
North of England -41 7 £600 +45.45% 4
Yorkshire -17 5 - -
Scotland -19 3 £575 +9.52% 3
North West -32 2 £600 +50.47% 2

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 159 (44.92%) Single Sign-On
2 127 (35.88%) Java
3 126 (35.59%) OAuth
4 124 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (33.33%) LDAP
6 103 (29.10%) Active Directory
7 102 (28.81%) Kerberos
8 95 (26.84%) Microsoft
9 93 (26.27%) Microsoft Azure
10 91 (25.71%) Finance
10 91 (25.71%) DevOps
11 89 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
12 86 (24.29%) Windows
13 78 (22.03%) SOA
14 69 (19.49%) Web Services
14 69 (19.49%) OpenID
15 66 (18.64%) SSL
16 65 (18.36%) Identity Access Management
17 60 (16.95%) SQL
18 59 (16.67%) PKI
19 57 (16.10%) REST
20 56 (15.82%) PowerShell
20 56 (15.82%) SOAP
20 56 (15.82%) ITIL
21 53 (14.97%) Linux
22 52 (14.69%) CA Single Sign-On
23 51 (14.41%) .NET
23 51 (14.41%) SaaS
24 49 (13.84%) Firewall
24 49 (13.84%) 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 27 (7.63%) Tomcat
2 25 (7.06%) Apache
2 25 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 23 (6.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 23 (6.50%) IIS
4 18 (5.08%) nginx
4 18 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (4.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (4.24%) WebLogic
6 11 (3.11%) Mule
6 11 (3.11%) Mule ESB
7 10 (2.82%) Anypoint
7 10 (2.82%) K2 blackpearl
8 9 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.54%) WebSphere
9 8 (2.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (2.26%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.98%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.69%) Appian
12 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.93%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (3.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) SPSS
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.28%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.98%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.56%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (26.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (14.41%) SaaS
4 40 (11.30%) PaaS
5 37 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 27 (7.63%) IaaS
7 26 (7.34%) Office 365
8 24 (6.78%) GitHub
9 22 (6.21%) Serverless
10 17 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (3.67%) Apigee
11 13 (3.67%) Azure Functions
12 12 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (3.11%) Amazon S3
14 10 (2.82%) OneDrive
14 10 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
17 7 (1.98%) Amazon Kinesis
17 7 (1.98%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 102 (28.81%) Kerberos
2 66 (18.64%) SSL
3 49 (13.84%) Firewall
4 31 (8.76%) VPN
5 21 (5.93%) DNS
6 20 (5.65%) HTTP
7 17 (4.80%) TCP/IP
8 15 (4.24%) DMZ
9 14 (3.95%) Network Security
10 13 (3.67%) HTTPS
11 11 (3.11%) LAN
11 11 (3.11%) Reverse Proxy
11 11 (3.11%) WAN
12 10 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (2.82%) Wireless
12 10 (2.82%) WLAN
13 8 (2.26%) Skype
14 6 (1.69%) Internet
14 6 (1.69%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.45%) Relational Database
2 31 (8.76%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.21%) MySQL
4 10 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (2.82%) QlikView
5 9 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.54%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.54%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.54%) Pentaho
6 8 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.26%) Redis
7 7 (1.98%) Amazon Aurora
7 7 (1.98%) Apache Hive
7 7 (1.98%) HBase
7 7 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.98%) Sqoop
8 6 (1.69%) Big Data
8 6 (1.69%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.69%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 42 (11.86%) Maven
2 40 (11.30%) Jenkins
3 29 (8.19%) Git (software)
4 27 (7.63%) JIRA
5 19 (5.37%) Subversion
6 16 (4.52%) Bitbucket
7 15 (4.24%) JDeveloper
8 12 (3.39%) JMeter
8 12 (3.39%) JUnit
8 12 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (2.82%) Gradle
10 8 (2.26%) Ant
10 8 (2.26%) Artifactory
10 8 (2.26%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.26%) Selenium
11 7 (1.98%) AccuRev
11 7 (1.98%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.98%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 91 (25.71%) Finance
2 40 (11.30%) Banking
3 23 (6.50%) Legal
4 11 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.26%) Marketing
7 6 (1.69%) Retail
8 5 (1.41%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.85%) Publishing
10 2 (0.56%) German Language
10 2 (0.56%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 104 (29.38%) Developer
2 97 (27.40%) Architect
3 55 (15.54%) Security Architect
4 38 (10.73%) Java Developer
5 27 (7.63%) Consultant
6 26 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
7 23 (6.50%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (5.93%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (4.24%) Azure Architect
11 13 (3.67%) Applications Architect
12 12 (3.39%) IAM Developer
13 11 (3.11%) Active Directory Engineer
13 11 (3.11%) ForgeRock Developer
13 11 (3.11%) Lead Architect
13 11 (3.11%) Oracle Developer
14 10 (2.82%) Azure Engineer
14 10 (2.82%) Cloud Architect
14 10 (2.82%) Lead Security Architect
14 10 (2.82%) MuleSoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (35.59%) OAuth
2 118 (33.33%) LDAP
3 69 (19.49%) OpenID
3 69 (19.49%) Web Services
4 57 (16.10%) REST
5 56 (15.82%) SOAP
6 51 (14.41%) .NET
7 46 (12.99%) Spring
8 42 (11.86%) XML
9 34 (9.60%) OAuth2
10 27 (7.63%) JSON
11 26 (7.34%) Spring Boot
12 24 (6.78%) WCF
13 23 (6.50%) J2EE
14 20 (5.65%) HTML
14 20 (5.65%) SPNEGO
15 18 (5.08%) CSS
16 17 (4.80%) Middleware
17 13 (3.67%) Rendezvous
17 13 (3.67%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.67%) PKI
2 24 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.80%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.67%) Clustering
5 13 (3.67%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.39%) Cloud Native
6 12 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.82%) Online Banking
8 9 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.26%) Fintech
9 8 (2.26%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.98%) DataPower
11 6 (1.69%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.41%) NHS
12 5 (1.41%) Replication
12 5 (1.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 86 (24.29%) Windows
2 53 (14.97%) Linux
3 19 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (4.24%) Unix
6 14 (3.95%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.98%) AIX
7 7 (1.98%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.98%) Solaris
8 5 (1.41%) Android
9 4 (1.13%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (25.71%) DevOps
3 78 (22.03%) SOA
4 65 (18.36%) Identity Access Management
5 56 (15.82%) ITIL
6 49 (13.84%) Identity Management
7 43 (12.15%) Information Security
7 43 (12.15%) Security Architecture
8 37 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (9.60%) Test Automation
11 29 (8.19%) Migration
12 27 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (7.63%) Cryptography
13 26 (7.34%) Analytics
13 26 (7.34%) Software Engineering
14 24 (6.78%) API Development
14 24 (6.78%) Open Source
14 24 (6.78%) Project Management
15 23 (6.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 127 (35.88%) Java
2 60 (16.95%) SQL
3 56 (15.82%) PowerShell
4 38 (10.73%) Python
5 36 (10.17%) JavaScript
6 33 (9.32%) C#
7 26 (7.34%) C++
8 17 (4.80%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.69%) Perl
9 6 (1.69%) Ruby
10 5 (1.41%) PHP
11 4 (1.13%) C
12 2 (0.56%) SOQL
13 1 (0.28%) Groovy
13 1 (0.28%) Java 8
13 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.28%) R
13 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.63%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.24%) Degree
4 12 (3.39%) CISSP
5 11 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.69%) CEH
6 6 (1.69%) CISM
7 5 (1.41%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.41%) SSCP
8 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.85%) CCNA
9 3 (0.85%) MCSD
9 3 (0.85%) MCSE
9 3 (0.85%) MCTS
9 3 (0.85%) PMP
9 3 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.56%) CISA
10 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.24%) GDPR
1 15 (4.24%) QA
2 12 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (2.82%) FedRAMP
3 10 (2.82%) HIPAA
3 10 (2.82%) SLA
4 9 (2.54%) PSD2
5 8 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.69%) Data Quality
7 5 (1.41%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.85%) COBIT
8 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.56%) PMO
10 1 (0.28%) HL7
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 103 (29.10%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.19%) Docker
3 23 (6.50%) OpenAM
4 16 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (4.24%) OpenDJ
6 7 (1.98%) HDFS
7 4 (1.13%) Shibboleth
7 4 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.13%) XenApp
8 1 (0.28%) NDS
8 1 (0.28%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.28%) vSphere
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 159 (44.92%) Single Sign-On
2 52 (14.69%) CA Single Sign-On
3 37 (10.45%) Ansible
4 26 (7.34%) Puppet
5 24 (6.78%) Terraform
6 20 (5.65%) HP Fortify
7 16 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (4.52%) Oracle Identity Management
8 15 (4.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 14 (3.95%) Kubernetes
10 13 (3.67%) CASB
11 8 (2.26%) CloudHub
11 8 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (1.98%) AirWatch
12 7 (1.98%) Ambari
12 7 (1.98%) FortiGate
12 7 (1.98%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (1.98%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 7 (1.98%) Oozie
13 6 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 95 (26.84%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.86%) Oracle
3 38 (10.73%) ServiceNow
4 37 (10.45%) BMC
5 36 (10.17%) CA
6 35 (9.89%) ForgeRock
6 35 (9.89%) Okta
7 26 (7.34%) IBM
8 25 (7.06%) Google
9 19 (5.37%) Dynatrace
9 19 (5.37%) Splunk
10 18 (5.08%) Axway
11 15 (4.24%) Cisco
11 15 (4.24%) MuleSoft
12 13 (3.67%) TIBCO
13 11 (3.11%) Citrix
14 10 (2.82%) Tableau
14 10 (2.82%) VMware
15 9 (2.54%) CheckPoint
15 9 (2.54%) Cloudera