Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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.

IBM Rational AppScan
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 887 891
Rank change year-on-year +32 +4 0
Contract jobs citing AppScan 23 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.007% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.040% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 0
UK median daily rate £475 £540 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.04% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £530 -
% change year-on-year -8.96% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19200 17494 16364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 16.51% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13374 11774 10881
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 252 335
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.10 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

AppScan
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AppScan as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AppScan over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AppScan in the UK

AppScan
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AppScan in the UK

AppScan
Top 9 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +35 23 £475 -12.04% 1
UK excluding London +41 13 £483 -8.96% 1
Midlands +37 10 £483 -8.96% 1
West Midlands +32 10 £483 -8.96% 1
London +2 10 £438 -20.45%
South East +5 1 £550 -
South West - 1 - -
North West - 1 £413 -
North of England - 1 £413 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 19 (82.61%) IBM
2 17 (73.91%) Java
3 12 (52.17%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle
4 10 (43.48%) AIX
4 10 (43.48%) Server Hardening
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle Utilities
5 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
6 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (34.78%) HP Fortify
6 8 (34.78%) Black Duck
7 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (30.43%) Liferay
7 7 (30.43%) LDAP
8 6 (26.09%) DevOps
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) WebEx
11 2 (8.70%) Information Security
11 2 (8.70%) Banking
11 2 (8.70%) Nessus
11 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
12 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
12 1 (4.35%) HP
12 1 (4.35%) Intel
12 1 (4.35%) CISSP
12 1 (4.35%) Remedy
12 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
12 1 (4.35%) CISA
12 1 (4.35%) CISM

AppScan
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 7 (30.43%) Liferay
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) LDAP
2 3 (13.04%) WebEx
3 1 (4.35%) Multicast
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Burp Suite
2 1 (4.35%) Paros
2 1 (4.35%) Pylint
2 1 (4.35%) WebScarab
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Consultant
2 10 (43.48%) Security Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Application Security Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Deployment Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Security Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) CGI
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (43.48%) Server Hardening
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) DevOps
6 2 (8.70%) Information Security
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Open Source
7 1 (4.35%) Open Source Development
7 1 (4.35%) OWASP
7 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
7 1 (4.35%) Remediation Plan
7 1 (4.35%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Security Operations
7 1 (4.35%) SIEM
7 1 (4.35%) Static Code Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Threat Modelling
7 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CEH
1 1 (4.35%) CISA
1 1 (4.35%) CISM
1 1 (4.35%) CISSP
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) HP Fortify
2 2 (8.70%) Nessus
3 1 (4.35%) CSIRT
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) IBM
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) Black Duck
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Intel
5 1 (4.35%) Remedy
5 1 (4.35%) Veracode