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 30 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.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 448 552 562
Rank change year-on-year +104 +10  
Contract jobs citing SAML 154 88 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.08% 0.58% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 52 36
Median daily rate £513 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% +5.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £252 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -7.77% +2.27%  
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 14295 15148 14225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 27.98% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9923 10542 9247
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 185 222 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +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 30 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 30 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 +105 142 £525 +16.66% 22
London +104 106 £528 +5.50% 12
South East +12 18 £451 +24.27% 2
City of London +20 11 £538 +42.38% 1
Hampshire +9 11 £451 +34.47% 1
Scotland - 10 £388 -
Moray - 9 £388 -
West Midlands - 6 £575 -
Berkshire +24 4 £463 +27.58%
Warwickshire - 4 £400 -
Warwick - 4 £400 -
South West +4 3 £448 +1.70%
North West +24 2 £375 -16.66% 1
Reading +14 2 £525 +29.23%
East of England -1 2 £400 -11.11% 3
Essex -14 2 £400 -11.11%
Elgin - 2 £300 -
Birmingham - 2 £763 -
Bristol - 2 £448 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £675 -
Paddington - 2 £350 -
Andover - 2 £538 - 1
Fareham - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £438 -
Yorkshire +18 1 - - 1
Surrey +3 1 - -
Merseyside -1 1 £400 +23.07% 1
East Midlands -11 1 £375 - 3
West Sussex - 1 £475 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 106 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (29.15%) Linux
3 68 (27.53%) Java
4 67 (27.13%) LDAP
5 59 (23.89%) Oracle
6 54 (21.86%) Microsoft
7 53 (21.46%) REST
8 52 (21.05%) SQL
9 51 (20.65%) Active Directory
10 49 (19.84%) OAuth
11 47 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
12 46 (18.62%) JavaScript
12 46 (18.62%) Windows
12 46 (18.62%) Identity Management
13 45 (18.22%) Unix
13 45 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
14 42 (17.00%) Web Services
14 42 (17.00%) Kerberos
15 40 (16.19%) SOA
15 40 (16.19%) SOAP
15 40 (16.19%) HTML
15 40 (16.19%) Cybersecurity
16 39 (15.79%) Open Source
17 38 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
18 36 (14.57%) Finance
19 34 (13.77%) SQL Server
19 34 (13.77%) CSS
20 32 (12.96%) Apache
20 32 (12.96%) VMware
21 31 (12.55%) SSL

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 32 (12.96%) Apache
2 25 (10.12%) JBoss
3 16 (6.48%) WebLogic
4 14 (5.67%) IIS
5 12 (4.86%) Tomcat
6 10 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (4.05%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.64%) Drupal
7 9 (3.64%) Oracle Application Server
7 9 (3.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (2.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.62%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.62%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.21%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (1.21%) CMS
11 3 (1.21%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.21%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 8 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.81%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (7.69%) Office 365
4 18 (7.29%) SaaS
5 15 (6.07%) PaaS
6 9 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.02%) IaaS
8 4 (1.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (1.62%) GitHub
8 4 (1.62%) Heroku
9 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.81%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 67 (27.13%) LDAP
2 42 (17.00%) Kerberos
3 31 (12.55%) SSL
4 26 (10.53%) DNS
5 25 (10.12%) HTTP
6 19 (7.69%) Firewall
7 15 (6.07%) Internet
8 14 (5.67%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (4.86%) SMTP
9 12 (4.86%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.64%) NetScaler
11 7 (2.83%) VPN
11 7 (2.83%) X.509
12 5 (2.02%) SCCP
13 4 (1.62%) DHCP
14 3 (1.21%) LAN
14 3 (1.21%) SMS
14 3 (1.21%) SNMP
14 3 (1.21%) TACACS
14 3 (1.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.29%) Oracle Database
3 15 (6.07%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.83%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.43%) DB2
7 6 (2.43%) MySQL
7 6 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.02%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.21%) Redis
10 3 (1.21%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.81%) Informix
12 1 (0.40%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 29 (11.74%) Git (software)
2 24 (9.72%) Jenkins
3 21 (8.50%) JIRA
4 20 (8.10%) Maven
5 17 (6.88%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.64%) Subversion
7 6 (2.43%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.62%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.62%) Gradle
8 4 (1.62%) Selenium
8 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.21%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.21%) JUnit
10 2 (0.81%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.81%) Ant
10 2 (0.81%) Checkstyle
10 2 (0.81%) Mocha
10 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.81%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 36 (14.57%) Finance
2 23 (9.31%) Banking
3 9 (3.64%) Retail
4 8 (3.24%) Marketing
5 6 (2.43%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.02%) Games
7 4 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.21%) French Language
9 2 (0.81%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) Electronics
9 2 (0.81%) German Language
9 2 (0.81%) Legal
9 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (33.60%) Architect
2 64 (25.91%) Developer
3 32 (12.96%) Security Architect
4 25 (10.12%) Consultant
4 25 (10.12%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (8.50%) Java Developer
6 18 (7.29%) Analyst
7 17 (6.88%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 13 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 13 (5.26%) Technical Architect
9 11 (4.45%) Business Analyst
9 11 (4.45%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (4.05%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (3.24%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.83%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.83%) Administrator
12 7 (2.83%) Designer
12 7 (2.83%) Ruby Developer
12 7 (2.83%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.43%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (21.46%) REST
2 49 (19.84%) OAuth
3 42 (17.00%) Web Services
4 40 (16.19%) HTML
4 40 (16.19%) SOAP
5 34 (13.77%) CSS
6 27 (10.93%) JDBC
7 25 (10.12%) XML
8 23 (9.31%) RESTful
9 22 (8.91%) JSON
10 20 (8.10%) .NET
11 18 (7.29%) J2EE
11 18 (7.29%) OpenID
12 17 (6.88%) Apache Camel
13 16 (6.48%) Ehcache
13 16 (6.48%) JMS
13 16 (6.48%) Play Framework
14 15 (6.07%) Apache CXF
15 14 (5.67%) Gherkin
15 14 (5.67%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.10%) PKI
2 12 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.43%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.02%) Clustering
7 5 (2.02%) User Experience
8 4 (1.62%) Blog
8 4 (1.62%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (1.62%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.62%) Wiki
9 3 (1.21%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.21%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.21%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.21%) Semantic Web
9 3 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.21%) W3C
10 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (29.15%) Linux
2 46 (18.62%) Windows
3 45 (18.22%) Unix
4 16 (6.48%) Mac OS
5 15 (6.07%) Windows Server
6 13 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (3.64%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.21%) CentOS
10 2 (0.81%) Android
10 2 (0.81%) Solaris
10 2 (0.81%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.62%) Identity Management
3 40 (16.19%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (16.19%) SOA
4 39 (15.79%) Open Source
5 38 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
6 27 (10.93%) Microservices
6 27 (10.93%) Scrum
7 25 (10.12%) MVC
8 24 (9.72%) Security Architecture
9 22 (8.91%) Front End Development
10 21 (8.50%) ITIL
10 21 (8.50%) User Stories
11 18 (7.29%) DevOps
12 17 (6.88%) Security Testing
13 16 (6.48%) Pair Programming
13 16 (6.48%) Responsive Web Design
13 16 (6.48%) Web Design
14 14 (5.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 68 (27.53%) Java
2 52 (21.05%) SQL
3 46 (18.62%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.69%) Scala
5 16 (6.48%) Ruby
6 14 (5.67%) C#
7 11 (4.45%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.05%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.24%) Python
10 7 (2.83%) Perl
11 6 (2.43%) PHP
12 5 (2.02%) C
13 4 (1.62%) VB
14 3 (1.21%) C++
14 3 (1.21%) ES6
14 3 (1.21%) SPARQL
15 2 (0.81%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.81%) XPath
16 1 (0.40%) ECMAScript
16 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 27 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.10%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.88%) Degree
4 15 (6.07%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (2.83%) CISMP
5 7 (2.83%) CISSP
5 7 (2.83%) CRISC
6 5 (2.02%) CISA
6 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.62%) CISM
7 4 (1.62%) MCSE
8 3 (1.21%) CSSLP
8 3 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.81%) RHCE
9 2 (0.81%) SANS
10 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.40%) CHFI
10 1 (0.40%) MCTS
10 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.45%) QA
2 10 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.21%) GPG13
4 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 51 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.72%) Shibboleth
3 15 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.67%) Docker
5 9 (3.64%) vCloud
6 7 (2.83%) vSphere
7 6 (2.43%) XenApp
8 4 (1.62%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.40%) NDS
10 1 (0.40%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.40%) NFS
10 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (8.91%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 13 (5.26%) Oracle Identity Management
3 11 (4.45%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.05%) Puppet
5 9 (3.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 8 (3.24%) logstash
7 7 (2.83%) CA Single Sign-On
7 7 (2.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (2.43%) SCCM
9 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (2.02%) OpenAM
9 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 5 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (1.62%) Cacti
10 4 (1.62%) Ganglia
10 4 (1.62%) Graphite
10 4 (1.62%) Hyperic
10 4 (1.62%) Nagios
11 3 (1.21%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 59 (23.89%) Oracle
2 54 (21.86%) Microsoft
3 32 (12.96%) VMware
4 26 (10.53%) Google
5 18 (7.29%) IBM
5 18 (7.29%) ServiceNow
6 17 (6.88%) Cisco
7 16 (6.48%) Citrix
8 15 (6.07%) Symantec
9 14 (5.67%) CheckPoint
10 12 (4.86%) Red Hat
11 11 (4.45%) CA
11 11 (4.45%) Palo Alto
12 10 (4.05%) HP
13 9 (3.64%) Splunk
14 8 (3.24%) CyberArk
15 7 (2.83%) ForgeRock
15 7 (2.83%) SAP
16 6 (2.43%) MuleSoft
16 6 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
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