Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 688 648 686
Rank change year-on-year -40 +38 +48
Contract jobs citing SAML 208 217 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.72% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 145 114
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +13.96%
10th Percentile £356 £338 £363
90th Percentile £663 £638 £818
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +11.25% -11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £25.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.64

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 31,976 30,160 30,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.88% 30.98% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,812 20,815 21,041
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 339 559
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.70 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -15 203 £500 +5.82% 41
London +10 140 £525 +0.96% 23
UK excluding London -10 65 £445 +11.25% 18
North of England +57 21 £398 -3.64% 2
North West +24 17 £398 -0.63% 1
East of England -17 17 £500 +13.31% 9
South East -62 11 £403 -14.81% 3
South West +9 6 £513 +42.86% 1
Midlands -9 5 £425 +6.25% 3
Scotland - 5 £525 -
Yorkshire +22 4 £440 +3.53% 1
West Midlands -15 3 £375 -6.25% 2
East Midlands +4 2 £425 +13.33% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 75 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (29.33%) OAuth
3 60 (28.85%) Java
4 52 (25.00%) Web Services
5 51 (24.52%) Oracle
5 51 (24.52%) LDAP
5 51 (24.52%) REST
6 49 (23.56%) JavaScript
7 47 (22.60%) SSL
7 47 (22.60%) Microsoft
8 46 (22.12%) Finance
9 43 (20.67%) SOA
10 38 (18.27%) SQL
10 38 (18.27%) XML
10 38 (18.27%) Active Directory
11 34 (16.35%) Identity Management
11 34 (16.35%) SQL Server
11 34 (16.35%) Jenkins
11 34 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
11 34 (16.35%) OpenID
12 33 (15.87%) RESTful
13 32 (15.38%) DevOps
13 32 (15.38%) Banking
14 31 (14.90%) PKI
15 29 (13.94%) SOAP
15 29 (13.94%) CA
15 29 (13.94%) AngularJS
16 28 (13.46%) Microservices
16 28 (13.46%) Identity Access Management
16 28 (13.46%) CA Single Sign-On

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 25 (12.02%) Apache
2 20 (9.62%) IIS
3 19 (9.13%) Tomcat
4 16 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 15 (7.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (5.77%) JBoss
8 9 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (3.85%) CMS
10 7 (3.37%) Mule
10 7 (3.37%) nginx
11 6 (2.88%) Confluence
11 6 (2.88%) Mule ESB
11 6 (2.88%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (2.40%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.96%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.96%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.48%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.58%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (9.62%) Amazon S3
4 15 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (7.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (5.29%) SaaS
6 10 (4.81%) IaaS
6 10 (4.81%) Office 365
7 9 (4.33%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (4.33%) Route 53
7 9 (4.33%) Serverless
8 7 (3.37%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (2.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (2.88%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (2.88%) npm
10 5 (2.40%) PaaS
11 2 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 51 (24.52%) LDAP
2 47 (22.60%) SSL
3 27 (12.98%) Firewall
4 19 (9.13%) Kerberos
5 16 (7.69%) HTTP
6 14 (6.73%) Internet
7 9 (4.33%) Network Security
8 6 (2.88%) FTP
8 6 (2.88%) SMTP
9 5 (2.40%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.92%) VPN
11 3 (1.44%) DNS
11 3 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.44%) S/MIME
11 3 (1.44%) X.509
12 2 (0.96%) NAS
12 2 (0.96%) SAN
12 2 (0.96%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.02%) Redis
3 17 (8.17%) NoSQL
4 16 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 12 (5.77%) MySQL
6 11 (5.29%) MongoDB
6 11 (5.29%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.81%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.37%) Hazelcast
9 6 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.44%) Big Data
11 2 (0.96%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.48%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.48%) DB2
12 1 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (16.35%) Jenkins
2 26 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 25 (12.02%) JIRA
4 19 (9.13%) Subversion
5 18 (8.65%) Mocha
6 16 (7.69%) JUnit
7 15 (7.21%) Selenium
8 13 (6.25%) Maven
9 10 (4.81%) Grunt
9 10 (4.81%) gulp
9 10 (4.81%) JMeter
10 8 (3.85%) Gradle
10 8 (3.85%) Mockito
11 7 (3.37%) JDeveloper
11 7 (3.37%) Mercurial
11 7 (3.37%) Vagrant
12 6 (2.88%) Bower
12 6 (2.88%) Jasmine
12 6 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (2.88%) SonarQube
General
1 46 (22.12%) Finance
2 32 (15.38%) Banking
3 13 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.96%) Legal
5 2 (0.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (40.87%) Developer
2 38 (18.27%) Architect
3 22 (10.58%) Java Developer
4 15 (7.21%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (5.77%) Consultant
5 12 (5.77%) Senior Developer
6 10 (4.81%) Security Engineer
7 9 (4.33%) Analyst
7 9 (4.33%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 8 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (3.37%) Node.js Developer
9 7 (3.37%) SAP Developer
9 7 (3.37%) Security Architect
9 7 (3.37%) Technical Leader
10 6 (2.88%) Design Engineer
10 6 (2.88%) Digital Architect
10 6 (2.88%) MuleSoft Developer
10 6 (2.88%) Sitecore Developer
10 6 (2.88%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (29.33%) OAuth
2 52 (25.00%) Web Services
3 51 (24.52%) REST
4 38 (18.27%) XML
5 34 (16.35%) OpenID
6 33 (15.87%) RESTful
7 29 (13.94%) AngularJS
7 29 (13.94%) SOAP
8 27 (12.98%) .NET
9 26 (12.50%) HTML
9 26 (12.50%) OAuth2
10 25 (12.02%) Spring
11 23 (11.06%) Node.js
12 21 (10.10%) CSS
13 18 (8.65%) KnockoutJS
13 18 (8.65%) SailPoint
13 18 (8.65%) Swagger
14 14 (6.73%) J2EE
14 14 (6.73%) jQuery
15 13 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.90%) PKI
2 21 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.81%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.37%) Social Media
6 5 (2.40%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.92%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.44%) Wiki
9 2 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.96%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.48%) iPhone
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.46%) Linux
2 20 (9.62%) Windows
3 9 (4.33%) Unix
4 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.48%) Android
5 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.48%) Solaris
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (20.67%) SOA
3 34 (16.35%) Identity Management
4 32 (15.38%) DevOps
5 28 (13.46%) Identity Access Management
5 28 (13.46%) Microservices
6 25 (12.02%) TDD
7 23 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (11.06%) ITIL
7 23 (11.06%) MVC
8 22 (10.58%) Scrum
9 21 (10.10%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (9.13%) Security Architecture
10 19 (9.13%) Waterfall
11 16 (7.69%) Information Security
12 15 (7.21%) Unit Testing
13 14 (6.73%) Prototyping
14 12 (5.77%) Risk Assessment
14 12 (5.77%) Test Automation
15 11 (5.29%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (28.85%) Java
2 49 (23.56%) JavaScript
3 38 (18.27%) SQL
4 23 (11.06%) Python
5 19 (9.13%) C#
6 12 (5.77%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.85%) Go
8 7 (3.37%) R
9 5 (2.40%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.92%) PHP
11 2 (0.96%) ES6
11 2 (0.96%) Perl
11 2 (0.96%) SPARQL
11 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.48%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.48%) C++
12 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (7.69%) Degree
1 16 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.37%) CISSP
4 6 (2.88%) CISM
5 4 (1.92%) CISA
5 4 (1.92%) CRISC
6 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.96%) OCA
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.96%) OSCP
7 2 (0.96%) SANS
8 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.33%) GDPR
3 4 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.92%) QA
4 3 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.48%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (18.27%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.06%) Docker
3 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.96%) IAG
3 2 (0.96%) XenApp
3 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.48%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 28 (13.46%) CA Single Sign-On
2 18 (8.65%) Ansible
3 12 (5.77%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.81%) Puppet
5 9 (4.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 9 (4.33%) Terraform
6 8 (3.85%) Fluentd
6 8 (3.85%) Grafana
6 8 (3.85%) Kibana
6 8 (3.85%) logstash
6 8 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (3.85%) Prometheus
7 6 (2.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (2.40%) AirWatch
8 5 (2.40%) SCCM
9 4 (1.92%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.96%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 51 (24.52%) Oracle
2 47 (22.60%) Microsoft
3 29 (13.94%) CA
4 20 (9.62%) ForgeRock
4 20 (9.62%) IBM
5 18 (8.65%) ServiceNow
6 12 (5.77%) MuleSoft
6 12 (5.77%) WSO2
7 9 (4.33%) Axway
7 9 (4.33%) BMC
8 8 (3.85%) SAP
9 6 (2.88%) Coveo
9 6 (2.88%) Sitecore
10 5 (2.40%) Dell
11 4 (1.92%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.44%) Splunk
13 2 (0.96%) Citrix
13 2 (0.96%) New Relic
13 2 (0.96%) VMware
14 1 (0.48%) Intel