Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Secure Coding skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Secure Coding over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 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.

Secure Code Development
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 724 822 707
Rank change year-on-year +98 -115 +108
Contract jobs citing Secure Coding 149 84 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.084% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.098% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 53 97
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £345 £375 £325
90th Percentile £709 £686 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £525 £445
% change year-on-year -28.57% +17.98% -6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

Secure Coding 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,410 86,099 82,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.92% 85.83% 85.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,036 57,590 54,781
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.86% +1.33% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,199 2,021 2,396
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +0.70% -0.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £50.02 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%

Secure Coding
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Secure Coding in the UK

Secure Coding
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Secure Coding in the UK

Secure Coding
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Secure Coding over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Secure Coding in the UK

Secure Coding
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Secure Coding in the UK

Secure Coding
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Secure Coding within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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 +61 135 £500 - 29
London +42 74 £550 +12.82% 10
UK excluding London -3 69 £375 -28.57% 24
North of England +5 26 £375 -28.57% 4
North West +4 21 £375 -28.57% 3
South East +8 13 £319 -24.11% 6
Midlands +7 12 £365 +10.47% 1
East Midlands +14 8 £365 -
East of England +4 7 £525 -2.37% 4
Yorkshire -11 5 £575 +9.52% 1
Wales - 5 - - 1
West Midlands -16 4 £650 +85.71% 1
Scotland - 4 £450 - 2
South West -26 2 £340 -20.93% 4

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Secure Coding 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 with a requirement for Secure Coding.

1 71 (47.65%) Git (software)
2 63 (42.28%) Java
3 58 (38.93%) JavaScript
4 52 (34.90%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (31.54%) Test Automation
6 47 (31.54%) Jenkins
7 39 (26.17%) HTML
8 35 (23.49%) Penetration Testing
9 34 (22.82%) Cryptography
9 34 (22.82%) CSS
9 34 (22.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 32 (21.48%) TDD
10 32 (21.48%) JIRA
11 31 (20.81%) Firewall
12 30 (20.13%) Information Security
12 30 (20.13%) Unit Testing
13 29 (19.46%) AngularJS
14 27 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
14 27 (18.12%) Docker
14 27 (18.12%) C++
14 27 (18.12%) C
14 27 (18.12%) Linux
15 26 (17.45%) Confluence
16 25 (16.78%) HTML5
16 25 (16.78%) Gradle
16 25 (16.78%) Android Development
16 25 (16.78%) Kubernetes
16 25 (16.78%) Microsoft
16 25 (16.78%) Android

Secure Coding
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 26 (17.45%) Confluence
2 7 (4.70%) Apache
2 7 (4.70%) IIS
2 7 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.03%) Drupal
4 3 (2.01%) CMS
5 2 (1.34%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.34%) WordPress
6 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (22.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.37%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (4.03%) GitHub
5 5 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.68%) IaaS
6 4 (2.68%) Office 365
7 3 (2.01%) Apigee
8 2 (1.34%) Google Play
8 2 (1.34%) SaaS
9 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.67%) Heroku
9 1 (0.67%) npm
9 1 (0.67%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.81%) Firewall
2 9 (6.04%) Internet
3 6 (4.03%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.36%) HTTPS
4 5 (3.36%) LAN
4 5 (3.36%) WAN
5 4 (2.68%) NAS
5 4 (2.68%) SAN
6 3 (2.01%) HTTP
6 3 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.01%) Network Security
7 2 (1.34%) IPsec
8 1 (0.67%) 3G
8 1 (0.67%) 4G
8 1 (0.67%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.67%) SCCP
8 1 (0.67%) SSL
8 1 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.05%) MySQL
3 6 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.34%) SQLite
6 1 (0.67%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (47.65%) Git (software)
2 47 (31.54%) Jenkins
3 32 (21.48%) JIRA
4 25 (16.78%) Gradle
5 15 (10.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (7.38%) GoCD
7 8 (5.37%) Subversion
8 7 (4.70%) GitLab
8 7 (4.70%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.36%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.68%) IDA Disassembler
10 4 (2.68%) Maven
10 4 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.68%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.68%) WinDbg
11 3 (2.01%) Gatling
11 3 (2.01%) JUnit
11 3 (2.01%) ReSharper
11 3 (2.01%) Selenium
11 3 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (14.09%) Banking
1 21 (14.09%) Finance
2 4 (2.68%) Retail Banking
2 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.34%) Marketing
3 2 (1.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (49.66%) Developer
2 23 (15.44%) Android Developer
3 14 (9.40%) Consultant
4 11 (7.38%) Security Engineer
5 9 (6.04%) .NET Developer
6 8 (5.37%) Architect
6 8 (5.37%) Security Architect
6 8 (5.37%) Security Consultant
7 7 (4.70%) Lead Developer
7 7 (4.70%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (4.03%) Java Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Cloud Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Head of Development
9 5 (3.36%) Head of Software Development
9 5 (3.36%) iOS Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.36%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (26.17%) HTML
2 34 (22.82%) CSS
3 29 (19.46%) AngularJS
4 25 (16.78%) HTML5
5 23 (15.44%) CSS3
6 21 (14.09%) .NET
7 20 (13.42%) Android NDK
7 20 (13.42%) Android SDK
7 20 (13.42%) Ionic Framework
8 19 (12.75%) Web Services
9 14 (9.40%) RESTful
10 13 (8.72%) jQuery
10 13 (8.72%) REST
10 13 (8.72%) Spring
11 12 (8.05%) Node.js
12 9 (6.04%) .NET Framework
12 9 (6.04%) ASP.NET
13 8 (5.37%) SOAP
14 7 (4.70%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (4.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.41%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.37%) Mainframe
4 7 (4.70%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (4.70%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.03%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.03%) User Experience
6 5 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.68%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.68%) Clustering
8 3 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.01%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.34%) Wiki
10 1 (0.67%) Blog
10 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.67%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.67%) PKI
10 1 (0.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.12%) Linux
2 25 (16.78%) Android
3 22 (14.77%) Windows
4 10 (6.71%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.37%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.03%) Unix
7 3 (2.01%) CentOS
8 2 (1.34%) Debian
8 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.67%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (34.90%) Continuous Integration
2 50 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (31.54%) Test Automation
4 35 (23.49%) Penetration Testing
5 34 (22.82%) Cryptography
6 32 (21.48%) TDD
7 30 (20.13%) Information Security
7 30 (20.13%) Unit Testing
8 25 (16.78%) Android Development
9 24 (16.11%) Software Engineering
10 22 (14.77%) BDD
10 22 (14.77%) SDLC
11 20 (13.42%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (12.75%) DevOps
12 19 (12.75%) Microservices
12 19 (12.75%) Open Source
13 18 (12.08%) OWASP
13 18 (12.08%) Security Architecture
14 16 (10.74%) Mentoring
14 16 (10.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.28%) Java
2 58 (38.93%) JavaScript
3 27 (18.12%) C
3 27 (18.12%) C++
4 24 (16.11%) SQL
5 19 (12.75%) Bash Shell
5 19 (12.75%) Python
6 16 (10.74%) C#
7 15 (10.07%) PHP
7 15 (10.07%) Ruby
8 14 (9.40%) Perl
9 9 (6.04%) Scala
10 8 (5.37%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.03%) Groovy
12 4 (2.68%) Java 8
13 3 (2.01%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.01%) Kotlin
13 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.67%) Lua
14 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.05%) CISSP
4 11 (7.38%) Degree
5 7 (4.70%) CEH
6 5 (3.36%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.68%) CISM
7 4 (2.68%) ISSAP
7 4 (2.68%) SANS
8 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.34%) CCNP
9 2 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.34%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.34%) GCIA
9 2 (1.34%) GCIH
9 2 (1.34%) GIAC
9 2 (1.34%) GSEC
10 1 (0.67%) CCSP
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.36%) QA
3 4 (2.68%) COBIT
3 4 (2.68%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 3 (2.01%) PSD2
5 1 (0.67%) GDPR
5 1 (0.67%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (18.12%) Docker
2 7 (4.70%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.03%) OpenAM
3 6 (4.03%) OpenDJ
4 5 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.68%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.67%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 25 (16.78%) Kubernetes
2 17 (11.41%) Ansible
2 17 (11.41%) Puppet
3 11 (7.38%) Rundeck
4 10 (6.71%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.70%) vRealize
5 7 (4.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 4 (2.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.01%) HP Fortify
7 3 (2.01%) Terraform
8 1 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.67%) Nessus
8 1 (0.67%) Nmap
8 1 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.05%) VMware
3 11 (7.38%) Atlassian
3 11 (7.38%) SaltStack
4 6 (4.03%) ForgeRock
5 5 (3.36%) Apple
6 4 (2.68%) Citrix
6 4 (2.68%) Google
7 3 (2.01%) Cisco
7 3 (2.01%) EnterpriseDB
7 3 (2.01%) Pega
7 3 (2.01%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.34%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.34%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.34%) Xerox
8 2 (1.34%) Zend
9 1 (0.67%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.67%) F5
9 1 (0.67%) hybris