The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 138 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 -  
Contract jobs citing SAML 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.050% 0.13% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £402 £450
% change year-on-year +5.85% -10.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 490 766 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.37% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 490 353
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SAML
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

SAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SAML in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SAML in the West Midlands

SAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAML in the West Midlands

SAML
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Coventry - 1 £425 -
SAML
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SAML.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) JBoss
2 5 (62.50%) Apache
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) HTTP
2 5 (62.50%) PL/SQL
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) WebLogic
2 5 (62.50%) IIS
2 5 (62.50%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (25.00%) JDBC
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services

SAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (62.50%) Apache
1 5 (62.50%) IIS
1 5 (62.50%) JBoss
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Application Server
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (62.50%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) HTTP
3 2 (25.00%) LDAP
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Support Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Support Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Service Architect
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JDBC
1 2 (25.00%) ODBC
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (12.50%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (62.50%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
3 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) PL/SQL
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CWAP
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Identity Management
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco