Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 497 564 678
Rank change year-on-year +67 +114 -50
Contract jobs citing SAML 239 339 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 1.02% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 209 127
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £382 £400 £367
90th Percentile £743 £750 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £33.08 £80.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.98% -59.02% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £33.08 £80.73
% change year-on-year -31.98% -59.02% -

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 20,604 33,340 32,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.10% 33.64% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,088 23,463 23,059
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +8.82%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 300 342
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +4.61% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £17.95 £18.53
90th Percentile £73.75 £60.00 £55.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £41.81
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.66% +7.54%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +73 230 £550 - 35
UK excluding London +130 134 £525 - 25
London +24 103 £588 +6.82% 10
Midlands +106 55 £525 -2.33% 6
West Midlands +93 55 £525 -6.67% 6
South West +30 28 £513 -12.77% 2
South East +61 20 £588 +17.50% 5
North of England +76 17 £525 -4.55% 11
North West +42 10 £525 -7.89% 3
East of England +26 6 £620 +24.00% 1
Yorkshire +49 5 £538 - 7
Scotland +21 4 £513 -10.87%
Wales - 4 £550 -
North East +23 2 £493 -10.45% 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 99 (41.42%) Active Directory
2 98 (41.00%) Azure
3 96 (40.17%) OpenID
4 95 (39.75%) OAuth
5 83 (34.73%) Single Sign-On
6 76 (31.80%) AWS
7 74 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (30.13%) DevOps
9 70 (29.29%) Microsoft
10 59 (24.69%) Identity Access Management
11 58 (24.27%) JavaScript
12 54 (22.59%) Java
12 54 (22.59%) LDAP
13 48 (20.08%) Kerberos
14 45 (18.83%) XML
15 43 (17.99%) Firewall
15 43 (17.99%) Test Automation
16 41 (17.15%) Windows
16 41 (17.15%) JSON
17 40 (16.74%) Identity Management
17 40 (16.74%) REST
18 39 (16.32%) Docker
18 39 (16.32%) SOAP
18 39 (16.32%) PKI
18 39 (16.32%) PowerShell
19 38 (15.90%) Azure Active Directory
20 37 (15.48%) Finance
21 32 (13.39%) Security Cleared
22 31 (12.97%) SQL
22 31 (12.97%) 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 23 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.11%) Apache
3 7 (2.93%) Confluence
3 7 (2.93%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (2.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (2.09%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.67%) IIS
6 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.42%) CMS
8 1 (0.42%) Drupal
8 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) WildFly
8 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) InDesign
1 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 15 (6.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (41.00%) Azure
2 76 (31.80%) AWS
3 38 (15.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (11.72%) SaaS
5 18 (7.53%) IaaS
6 17 (7.11%) PaaS
7 16 (6.69%) Power Platform
8 15 (6.28%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (5.02%) Office 365
10 10 (4.18%) GCP
11 8 (3.35%) Amazon S3
12 6 (2.51%) Serverless
13 5 (2.09%) GitHub
14 4 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (1.67%) Azure Functions
14 4 (1.67%) Route 53
15 3 (1.26%) Apigee
16 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 48 (20.08%) Kerberos
2 43 (17.99%) Firewall
3 31 (12.97%) SSL
4 22 (9.21%) VPN
5 19 (7.95%) Network Security
6 13 (5.44%) DNS
6 13 (5.44%) IPsec
7 10 (4.18%) HTTP
7 10 (4.18%) X.509
8 6 (2.51%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.51%) Intranet
9 5 (2.09%) Extranet
9 5 (2.09%) X.500
10 4 (1.67%) DMZ
11 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.84%) DKIM
12 2 (0.84%) DMARC
12 2 (0.84%) Internet
13 1 (0.42%) VLAN
13 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.69%) Power BI
3 15 (6.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (5.02%) MySQL
5 10 (4.18%) Pentaho
5 10 (4.18%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.51%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.09%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.09%) HBase
7 5 (2.09%) Sqoop
8 4 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.67%) Big Data
8 4 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.67%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.84%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.84%) Redis
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (7.53%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.28%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.18%) Cucumber
3 10 (4.18%) Selenium
4 8 (3.35%) JIRA
5 7 (2.93%) GitLab
6 4 (1.67%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.67%) CircleCI
7 3 (1.26%) ER Studio
7 3 (1.26%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.84%) Subversion
8 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.42%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.42%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.42%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.42%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.42%) Protractor
9 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (15.48%) Finance
2 22 (9.21%) Public Sector
3 16 (6.69%) Banking
4 7 (2.93%) Marketing
4 7 (2.93%) Retail
5 4 (1.67%) Publishing
6 3 (1.26%) Billing
6 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Automotive
7 2 (0.84%) Legal
7 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) German Language
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (29.71%) Developer
2 61 (25.52%) Architect
3 42 (17.57%) Consultant
4 21 (8.79%) Security Engineer
5 17 (7.11%) Security Architect
6 14 (5.86%) Azure Developer
7 12 (5.02%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (4.60%) CRM Developer
9 10 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.18%) Network Architect
10 9 (3.77%) DevSecOps Engineer
10 9 (3.77%) Information Architect
10 9 (3.77%) Lead Developer
10 9 (3.77%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.35%) Information Assurance Architect
11 8 (3.35%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.35%) Technical Architect
12 7 (2.93%) Analyst
12 7 (2.93%) Security Consultant
12 7 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (40.17%) OpenID
2 95 (39.75%) OAuth
3 54 (22.59%) LDAP
4 45 (18.83%) XML
5 41 (17.15%) JSON
6 40 (16.74%) REST
7 39 (16.32%) SOAP
8 29 (12.13%) OAuth2
9 26 (10.88%) .NET
9 26 (10.88%) Web Services
10 25 (10.46%) Node.js
11 21 (8.79%) HTML
12 18 (7.53%) CSS
13 16 (6.69%) SailPoint
14 11 (4.60%) HTML5
15 10 (4.18%) Apache POI
15 10 (4.18%) Drools
15 10 (4.18%) Hibernate
15 10 (4.18%) jBPM
15 10 (4.18%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.32%) PKI
2 16 (6.69%) Public Cloud
3 11 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.09%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.09%) User Experience
5 4 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.67%) Life Science
5 4 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.84%) Clustering
6 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.84%) PMI
6 2 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.42%) BYOD
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.15%) Windows
2 25 (10.46%) Unix
3 11 (4.60%) Android
4 10 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.77%) Linux
6 6 (2.51%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.26%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (30.13%) DevOps
3 59 (24.69%) Identity Access Management
4 43 (17.99%) Test Automation
5 40 (16.74%) Identity Management
6 30 (12.55%) SIEM
7 29 (12.13%) Kanban
7 29 (12.13%) Migration
8 26 (10.88%) Security Architecture
9 24 (10.04%) Open Source
10 23 (9.62%) Scrum
11 21 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (8.37%) Workflow
13 19 (7.95%) Change Control
14 18 (7.53%) Incident Management
15 17 (7.11%) CRM
15 17 (7.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 17 (7.11%) Security Testing
15 17 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (6.69%) ArchiMate
Programming Languages
1 58 (24.27%) JavaScript
2 54 (22.59%) Java
3 39 (16.32%) PowerShell
4 31 (12.97%) SQL
5 29 (12.13%) C#
6 28 (11.72%) Bash Shell
7 22 (9.21%) Python
8 12 (5.02%) C
9 7 (2.93%) Java 8
9 7 (2.93%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.51%) Ruby
11 5 (2.09%) PHP
12 2 (0.84%) Go
12 2 (0.84%) Perl
13 1 (0.42%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.42%) C++
13 1 (0.42%) ES6
13 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 29 (12.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.77%) Degree
4 3 (1.26%) CISSP
5 2 (0.84%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.84%) CISM
5 2 (0.84%) CSPO
5 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) CEH
6 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.77%) SSAE 16
3 5 (2.09%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.09%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.09%) SLA
4 2 (0.84%) QA
5 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.42%) NIST
System Software
1 99 (41.42%) Active Directory
2 39 (16.32%) Docker
3 13 (5.44%) NDS
3 13 (5.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 8 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.09%) HDFS
6 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.42%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.42%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.42%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 83 (34.73%) Single Sign-On
2 17 (7.11%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (5.86%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 10 (4.18%) Terraform
5 9 (3.77%) Ansible
6 8 (3.35%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.35%) Puppet
7 7 (2.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (2.93%) Tivoli
8 6 (2.51%) PingFederate
9 5 (2.09%) AirWatch
9 5 (2.09%) Ambari
9 5 (2.09%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (2.09%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (2.09%) Oozie
10 2 (0.84%) Nessus
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.42%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 70 (29.29%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.21%) ForgeRock
3 21 (8.79%) Oracle
4 16 (6.69%) CA
4 16 (6.69%) NetIQ
4 16 (6.69%) Okta
5 13 (5.44%) VMware
6 12 (5.02%) Zscaler
7 11 (4.60%) Ping Identity
8 10 (4.18%) Cisco
9 9 (3.77%) Juniper
9 9 (3.77%) Novell
10 7 (2.93%) IBM
11 6 (2.51%) Adobe
11 6 (2.51%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.09%) Cloudera
12 5 (2.09%) Hortonworks
12 5 (2.09%) Meraki
12 5 (2.09%) Palo Alto
13 3 (1.26%) Workday