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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Application Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Application Security over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 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.

Application Security (AppSec)
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 299 284 294
Rank change year-on-year -15 +10 +7
Contract jobs citing Application Security 316 199 142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.83% 0.82% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.90% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 155 100
10th Percentile £414 £450 £413
25th Percentile £508 £525 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £631 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.91% +14.73% -7.37%
75th Percentile £725 £700 £625
90th Percentile £850 £775 £690
England median daily rate £600 £595 £541
% change year-on-year +0.84% +9.93% -1.59%

Application Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 35,029 22,087 17,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.52% 90.98% 89.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,608 15,826 12,801
10th Percentile £400 £350 £325
25th Percentile £475 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £615
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £545 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +9.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 231 225
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.00 £13.60
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.13 £18.50
Median hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +9.23% +22.64% +20.45%
75th Percentile £50.00 £51.56 £47.12
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £59.00
England median hourly rate £26.98 £24.47 £21.57
% change year-on-year +10.26% +13.44% -4.13%

Application Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Application Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Application Security in London

Application Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Application Security in London.

Daily rate trend for Application Security in London

Application Security
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Application Security in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Application Security in London

Application Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Application Security in London.

Hourly rate trend for Application Security in London

Application Security
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Security within the London region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -21 24 £560 -6.67% 14
West London -4 5 £500 -33.33% 6
East London - 1 £500 - 5
Application Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Application Security 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 across the London region with a requirement for Application Security.

1 111 (35.13%) DevOps
2 108 (34.18%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (33.23%) Agile
4 98 (31.01%) Azure
5 87 (27.53%) Finance
6 84 (26.58%) CI/CD
7 81 (25.63%) Java
8 79 (25.00%) AWS
9 73 (23.10%) Kubernetes
10 72 (22.78%) Social Skills
11 61 (19.30%) Banking
12 58 (18.35%) Security Architecture
13 53 (16.77%) SDLC
14 52 (16.46%) Network Security
15 51 (16.14%) Firewall
16 49 (15.51%) SaaS
16 49 (15.51%) Docker
16 49 (15.51%) GCP
16 49 (15.51%) Threat Modelling
17 48 (15.19%) Information Security
17 48 (15.19%) Python
18 47 (14.87%) Microsoft
18 47 (14.87%) Security Testing
19 42 (13.29%) JavaScript
19 42 (13.29%) Terraform
20 41 (12.97%) Linux
20 41 (12.97%) PaaS
21 39 (12.34%) Identity Access Management
22 38 (12.03%) OWASP
22 38 (12.03%) Data Security

Application Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (7.28%) OpenStack
2 18 (5.70%) Confluence
3 8 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (2.22%) JBoss
4 7 (2.22%) Red Hat Fuse
4 7 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.63%) Apache
8 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.32%) CMS
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.32%) IIS
9 1 (0.32%) Mule
9 1 (0.32%) nginx
9 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.63%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.32%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 98 (31.01%) Azure
2 79 (25.00%) AWS
3 49 (15.51%) GCP
3 49 (15.51%) SaaS
4 41 (12.97%) PaaS
5 35 (11.08%) IaaS
6 31 (9.81%) Serverless
7 18 (5.70%) GitHub
8 17 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (4.43%) Power Platform
10 13 (4.11%) Microsoft 365
11 12 (3.80%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (2.85%) Akamai
13 7 (2.22%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.90%) GitHub Actions
15 5 (1.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
16 4 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (1.27%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 52 (16.46%) Network Security
2 51 (16.14%) Firewall
3 22 (6.96%) DNS
4 21 (6.65%) VPN
5 18 (5.70%) SSL
6 16 (5.06%) IPsec
7 15 (4.75%) IKE
8 12 (3.80%) Internet
9 9 (2.85%) IPv6
10 8 (2.53%) X.509
11 5 (1.58%) SD-WAN
11 5 (1.58%) WAN
12 4 (1.27%) DHCP
12 4 (1.27%) HTTP
12 4 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.95%) SAN
14 2 (0.63%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.63%) Wireless
15 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.75%) Redis
3 12 (3.80%) Power BI
4 11 (3.48%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.22%) MarkLogic
6 6 (1.90%) BigQuery
6 6 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (1.58%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.95%) MySQL
9 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.63%) Big Data
10 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (9.18%) JIRA
2 26 (8.23%) Jenkins
3 23 (7.28%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.80%) TeamCity
5 9 (2.85%) Maven
5 9 (2.85%) SonarQube
6 8 (2.53%) Gradle
7 7 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (2.22%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.22%) GitLab
7 7 (2.22%) Subversion
8 5 (1.58%) Burp Suite
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.95%) AppScan
9 3 (0.95%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.95%) Postman
9 3 (0.95%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.63%) git-flow
10 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 87 (27.53%) Finance
2 72 (22.78%) Social Skills
3 61 (19.30%) Banking
4 28 (8.86%) Investment Banking
5 23 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (5.06%) Telecoms
7 14 (4.43%) Documentation Skills
8 12 (3.80%) Public Sector
9 9 (2.85%) Games
10 8 (2.53%) Legal
10 8 (2.53%) Retail
11 6 (1.90%) Law
12 5 (1.58%) Front Office
12 5 (1.58%) Presentation Skills
13 4 (1.27%) Financial Institution
13 4 (1.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 4 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.95%) Back Office
15 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (34.49%) Architect
2 81 (25.63%) Security Architect
3 43 (13.61%) Developer
4 35 (11.08%) Security Engineer
5 30 (9.49%) Cloud Architect
6 28 (8.86%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (8.23%) Consultant
8 22 (6.96%) Security Specialist
9 19 (6.01%) Applications Architect
9 19 (6.01%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (5.06%) Security Consultant
11 15 (4.75%) Security Solutions Architect
12 14 (4.43%) Azure Architect
13 13 (4.11%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.80%) Analyst
15 11 (3.48%) Cybersecurity Architect
15 11 (3.48%) Java Developer
15 11 (3.48%) Project Manager
15 11 (3.48%) Security Manager
16 10 (3.16%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.39%) Spring
2 28 (8.86%) Spring Boot
3 27 (8.54%) .NET
3 27 (8.54%) React
4 24 (7.59%) REST
5 22 (6.96%) Web Services
6 21 (6.65%) RESTful
7 18 (5.70%) OAuth
8 16 (5.06%) ARM Templates
8 16 (5.06%) OAuth2
9 15 (4.75%) SOAP
10 13 (4.11%) .NET Framework
10 13 (4.11%) Middleware
11 12 (3.80%) Node.js
11 12 (3.80%) SAML
12 11 (3.48%) HTML
13 10 (3.16%) JSON
14 9 (2.85%) ASP.NET
14 9 (2.85%) HTML5
14 9 (2.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.96%) Cloud Native
2 18 (5.70%) PKI
2 18 (5.70%) Private Cloud
3 17 (5.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 17 (5.38%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.43%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (4.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (4.43%) User Experience
5 13 (4.11%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.48%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.85%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.85%) Robotics
8 7 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.90%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.27%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.27%) Legacy Applications
11 4 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.95%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.97%) Linux
2 31 (9.81%) Windows
3 17 (5.38%) Unix
4 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.58%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.95%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.95%) VMS
5 3 (0.95%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.63%) Android
6 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (35.13%) DevOps
2 108 (34.18%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (33.23%) Agile
4 84 (26.58%) CI/CD
5 58 (18.35%) Security Architecture
6 53 (16.77%) SDLC
7 49 (15.51%) Threat Modelling
8 48 (15.19%) Information Security
9 47 (14.87%) Security Testing
10 39 (12.34%) Identity Access Management
11 38 (12.03%) Data Security
11 38 (12.03%) OWASP
12 35 (11.08%) Microservices
13 33 (10.44%) Risk Management
14 32 (10.13%) DevSecOps
14 32 (10.13%) Vulnerability Management
15 27 (8.54%) Software Engineering
16 26 (8.23%) Infrastructure as Code
17 25 (7.91%) Secure Coding
18 24 (7.59%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 81 (25.63%) Java
2 48 (15.19%) Python
3 42 (13.29%) JavaScript
4 37 (11.71%) C#
5 36 (11.39%) SQL
6 18 (5.70%) PowerShell
7 16 (5.06%) Bash
7 16 (5.06%) C++
7 16 (5.06%) TypeScript
8 15 (4.75%) C
9 9 (2.85%) ES6
10 7 (2.22%) Go
10 7 (2.22%) Perl
11 5 (1.58%) PHP
11 5 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.27%) Scala
13 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.63%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.63%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (11.39%) CISSP
2 26 (8.23%) CISM
3 15 (4.75%) Degree
3 15 (4.75%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.43%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.80%) CEH
6 11 (3.48%) CRISC
7 10 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.22%) CISA
8 7 (2.22%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.22%) PMP
9 5 (1.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (1.58%) CCIE
9 5 (1.58%) CCIE Security
9 5 (1.58%) GIAC
9 5 (1.58%) OSCP
10 3 (0.95%) CCSK
10 3 (0.95%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.75%) NIST
2 15 (4.75%) QA
3 8 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 7 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (2.22%) MiFID
5 5 (1.58%) GDPR
5 5 (1.58%) GRC
5 5 (1.58%) NIST 800
6 4 (1.27%) SOC 2
7 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.63%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.63%) NCSC
9 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.32%) PMO
9 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.32%) SLA
9 1 (0.32%) SOC 1
System Software
1 49 (15.51%) Docker
2 20 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.75%) vCloud
3 15 (4.75%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.32%) iptables
7 1 (0.32%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.32%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.32%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 73 (23.10%) Kubernetes
2 42 (13.29%) Terraform
3 30 (9.49%) Ansible
4 10 (3.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 9 (2.85%) Nessus
5 9 (2.85%) Puppet
5 9 (2.85%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.27%) CASB
6 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.27%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.95%) Grafana
7 3 (0.95%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.63%) SCCM
8 2 (0.63%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.32%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.32%) Icinga
9 1 (0.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.32%) QRadar
9 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (14.87%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.54%) Oracle
3 22 (6.96%) Google
3 22 (6.96%) VMware
4 18 (5.70%) CA
5 13 (4.11%) IBM
6 12 (3.80%) Checkmarx
6 12 (3.80%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.85%) F5
7 9 (2.85%) Infoblox
7 9 (2.85%) Radware
7 9 (2.85%) SevOne
8 7 (2.22%) ForgeRock
8 7 (2.22%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.58%) Centrify
9 5 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.58%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.27%) Cisco
10 4 (1.27%) Databricks
10 4 (1.27%) Splunk