The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AppScan skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AppScan over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational AppScan
UK
Rank 604 635 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 -  
Contract jobs citing AppScan 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.011% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.065% 0.077% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

AppScan is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7747 7746 6990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.56% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5227 5162 4464
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.89 £31.80 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

AppScan
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing AppScan as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for AppScan in the UK

AppScan
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AppScan in the UK

AppScan
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AppScan in the UK

AppScan
Top 5 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 26 March 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
England +38 5 - - 1
London +31 4 - - 1
South East +23 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -

AppScan
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) CISSP
1 7 (100.00%) CEH
2 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
2 4 (57.14%) DV Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) OSCP
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (57.14%) C
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) C++
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) J2EE
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) CISA
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) SaaS
2 4 (57.14%) Threat Management
2 4 (57.14%) HP Fortify
3 3 (42.86%) QRadar
3 3 (42.86%) Acunetix
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Splunk
3 3 (42.86%) Cryptography
3 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) Social Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Applications Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Security Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
1 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Threat Management
2 3 (42.86%) Cryptography
2 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Social Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CEH
1 7 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) CISA
2 4 (57.14%) DV Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) OSCP
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Fortify
2 3 (42.86%) Nexpose
2 3 (42.86%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Acunetix
1 3 (42.86%) F5
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Splunk