Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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.

Secure Code Development
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 701 840
Rank change year-on-year -83 +139 -7
Contract jobs citing Secure Coding 98 177 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.17% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.21% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 107 54
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £366 £320 £330
90th Percentile £682 £663 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
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 87300 86207 93084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.96% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58318 56952 60427
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.63% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2337 2766
UK median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.08% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.30 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +18.75%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 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 -28 94 £495 +15.12% 36
London -30 53 £525 - 15
UK excluding London -60 45 £475 +10.47% 21
East of England -10 16 £525 - 3
North of England +56 14 £475 - 9
North West +28 13 £475 - 3
South East -53 6 £420 +10.16% 4
Midlands +18 4 £334 -39.32% 2
Scotland -1 4 £413 -2.94%
South West -4 2 £430 +1.18% 3
West Midlands - 2 £344 -
Yorkshire +19 1 £525 - 5
East Midlands -8 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Secure Coding 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 Secure Coding.

1 47 (47.96%) Java
2 41 (41.84%) Finance
3 39 (39.80%) Linux
4 31 (31.63%) SDLC
5 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (28.57%) Windows
7 27 (27.55%) Information Security
8 26 (26.53%) Unix
9 25 (25.51%) SIEM
10 24 (24.49%) .NET
11 21 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 21 (21.43%) OWASP
11 21 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (20.41%) Cryptography
12 20 (20.41%) SQL
13 19 (19.39%) Firewall
13 19 (19.39%) Penetration Testing
14 18 (18.37%) Degree
14 18 (18.37%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (17.35%) Vulnerability Management
15 17 (17.35%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (17.35%) Git (software)
15 17 (17.35%) Web Services
16 16 (16.33%) Scrum
16 16 (16.33%) Security Architecture
16 16 (16.33%) Analytics
17 15 (15.31%) DevOps
17 15 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
17 15 (15.31%) Citrix
18 14 (14.29%) ITIL

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 6 (6.12%) IIS
1 6 (6.12%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.10%) Apache
3 4 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.06%) CMS
4 3 (3.06%) Confluence
5 2 (2.04%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (2.04%) WordPress
6 1 (1.02%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.02%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (6.12%) Google App Engine
3 6 (6.12%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (6.12%) IaaS
4 1 (1.02%) npm
4 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.39%) Firewall
2 9 (9.18%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.12%) Internet
4 6 (6.12%) LAN
4 6 (6.12%) NAS
4 6 (6.12%) SAN
4 6 (6.12%) WAN
5 3 (3.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.24%) Relational Database
3 11 (11.22%) MySQL
4 7 (7.14%) Big Data
4 7 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 7 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.08%) Data Lake
7 3 (3.06%) DB2
8 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.02%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.02%) Redis
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.16%) Burp Suite
4 5 (5.10%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.08%) Gradle
5 4 (4.08%) JIRA
5 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.06%) FishEye
6 3 (3.06%) gulp
6 3 (3.06%) JUnit
6 3 (3.06%) Mockito
7 2 (2.04%) webpack
8 1 (1.02%) Capybara
8 1 (1.02%) git-flow
8 1 (1.02%) Grunt
8 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.02%) RSpec
8 1 (1.02%) Selenium
8 1 (1.02%) Subversion
8 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (41.84%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Marketing
3 7 (7.14%) Retail
4 3 (3.06%) Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Electronics
4 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.04%) French Language
5 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (37.76%) Developer
2 19 (19.39%) Security Engineer
3 15 (15.31%) Analyst
4 11 (11.22%) Technical Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Application Security Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) IT Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) IT Security Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Security Analyst
6 8 (8.16%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.16%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.16%) Technical Security Analyst
7 7 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.12%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (5.10%) Consultant
10 4 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) SQL Developer
10 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.49%) .NET
2 17 (17.35%) Web Services
3 9 (9.18%) REST
4 8 (8.16%) CSS
4 8 (8.16%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (8.16%) HTML
5 7 (7.14%) CSS3
5 7 (7.14%) HTML5
5 7 (7.14%) Middleware
5 7 (7.14%) Spring
6 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.08%) J2EE
6 4 (4.08%) jQuery
6 4 (4.08%) RESTful
7 3 (3.06%) Android NDK
7 3 (3.06%) Android SDK
7 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.06%) Ionic Framework
7 3 (3.06%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) PKI
2 11 (11.22%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (11.22%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (10.20%) Data Centre
4 9 (9.18%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (9.18%) Mobile App
5 7 (7.14%) BYOD
6 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (6.12%) Clustering
7 5 (5.10%) User Experience
8 4 (4.08%) Fintech
9 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
10 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
10 2 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
11 1 (1.02%) CESG
11 1 (1.02%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.80%) Linux
2 28 (28.57%) Windows
3 26 (26.53%) Unix
4 12 (12.24%) Android
5 10 (10.20%) Solaris
6 9 (9.18%) Apple iOS
7 6 (6.12%) AIX
7 6 (6.12%) Windows Server
8 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.63%) SDLC
2 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (27.55%) Information Security
4 25 (25.51%) SIEM
5 21 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (21.43%) OWASP
6 20 (20.41%) Cryptography
7 19 (19.39%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (18.37%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (17.35%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (17.35%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (16.33%) Analytics
10 16 (16.33%) Scrum
10 16 (16.33%) Security Architecture
11 15 (15.31%) DevOps
12 14 (14.29%) ITIL
13 12 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (11.22%) MVC
14 11 (11.22%) TDD
14 11 (11.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.96%) Java
2 20 (20.41%) SQL
3 13 (13.27%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.24%) C++
5 9 (9.18%) C#
5 9 (9.18%) Python
5 9 (9.18%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.08%) C
6 4 (4.08%) Groovy
6 4 (4.08%) PHP
6 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.06%) Ruby
8 2 (2.04%) COBOL
8 2 (2.04%) Perl
9 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (18.37%) Degree
2 11 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (10.20%) CISSP
4 9 (9.18%) CREST Certified
5 8 (8.16%) CGEIT
5 8 (8.16%) CRISC
5 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
6 7 (7.14%) CCSP
7 6 (6.12%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.08%) CCIE
8 4 (4.08%) CISM
9 2 (2.04%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.02%) CISA
10 1 (1.02%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) GDPR
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.12%) OpenAM
3 6 (6.12%) OpenDJ
3 6 (6.12%) vCloud
3 6 (6.12%) vSphere
4 3 (3.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (3.06%) NFS
5 2 (2.04%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) logstash
1 8 (8.16%) Nessus
2 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.08%) WMI
4 3 (3.06%) Netcool
4 3 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Citrix
2 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.24%) VMware
3 8 (8.16%) AlienVault
3 8 (8.16%) Qualys
3 8 (8.16%) Splunk
4 7 (7.14%) Oracle
4 7 (7.14%) Tableau
5 6 (6.12%) Google
6 5 (5.10%) ForgeRock
6 5 (5.10%) LogRhythm
7 4 (4.08%) CyberArk
7 4 (4.08%) Perforce
7 4 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.06%) SAP
8 3 (3.06%) Sybase
9 2 (2.04%) Cadence
9 2 (2.04%) Synopsys
9 2 (2.04%) VocaLink
9 2 (2.04%) Xamarin