The table below looks at the statistics for AppScan skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AppScan over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational AppScan
Rank 648 672 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs citing AppScan 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.002% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.044% 0.012% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £530 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8992 8320 7413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 14.37% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6051 5502 4930
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 192 117
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

AppScan
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing AppScan as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

AppScan Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AppScan
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AppScan within the UK.

AppScan Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AppScan
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AppScan within the UK.

AppScan Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AppScan
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AppScan within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +2 4 £530 - 2
London - 2 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £530 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £530 -
South East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £530 -

AppScan
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing AppScan 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 AppScan.

1 8 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Security Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Information Security
3 6 (50.00%) WebInspect
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) Nessus
4 5 (41.67%) HP Fortify
5 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (33.33%) Metasploit
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (33.33%) Veracode
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) Nmap
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) OWASP
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (25.00%) Open Source
6 3 (25.00%) Kali Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Secure Coding
7 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) SIEM
7 2 (16.67%) OSCP
7 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
7 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (16.67%) OSSTMM
7 2 (16.67%) BPMN

AppScan
Top Related 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 1 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Metasploit
2 2 (16.67%) Fiddler
3 1 (8.33%) Ant
3 1 (8.33%) Burp Suite
3 1 (8.33%) GDB
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Liquibase
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Application Security Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) IT Security Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Security Advisor
2 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) LAMP
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Kali Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Security Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Information Security
4 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) OWASP
6 2 (16.67%) BPMN
6 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (16.67%) OSSTMM
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (16.67%) Secure Coding
6 2 (16.67%) SIEM
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) UML
6 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) DevOps
7 1 (8.33%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) COBOL
4 2 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) OSCP
1 2 (16.67%) SANS
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CCSP
2 1 (8.33%) CEH
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ECSA
2 1 (8.33%) GIAC
2 1 (8.33%) GPEN
2 1 (8.33%) GWAPT
2 1 (8.33%) GXPN
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) OSCE
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) HIPAA
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) WebInspect
2 5 (41.67%) HP Fortify
2 5 (41.67%) Nessus
3 3 (25.00%) Nmap
4 1 (8.33%) Core Impact
4 1 (8.33%) logstash
4 1 (8.33%) Nexpose
4 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (8.33%) QRadar
4 1 (8.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Veracode
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Qualys
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) Netsparker
3 1 (8.33%) Sonatype