Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 777 698 824
Rank change year-on-year -79 +126 +13
Contract jobs citing Secure Coding 98 148 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.15% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.18% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 85 30
UK median daily rate £511 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.61% -5.26% +22.58%
10th Percentile £375 £318 £337
90th Percentile £695 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +29.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% - -
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 86,111 80,463 88,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,529 53,322 57,292
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 2,233 2,595
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% -3.85% +23.81%

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 21 February 2018.

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 13 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 21 February 2018. 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 -26 98 £511 +19.04% 56
London -12 50 £500 +11.11% 15
UK excluding London -63 48 £525 +16.67% 45
East of England -4 15 £551 +4.86% 4
South East -31 14 £420 +5.00% 9
North of England +36 13 £525 +23.53% 20
North West +19 9 £525 +61.54% 11
Midlands +9 5 £330 -40.00% 2
Yorkshire -1 3 £475 -9.52% 8
West Midlands - 3 £350 - 1
South West -2 2 £430 +14.67% 6
East Midlands +8 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £625 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 47 (47.96%) Java
2 43 (43.88%) Linux
3 41 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (40.82%) Finance
5 37 (37.76%) SDLC
6 34 (34.69%) Unix
7 33 (33.67%) Information Security
8 31 (31.63%) Degree
9 27 (27.55%) Scrum
10 26 (26.53%) Web Services
11 25 (25.51%) OWASP
12 24 (24.49%) SIEM
13 23 (23.47%) Continuous Delivery
13 23 (23.47%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (23.47%) Windows
13 23 (23.47%) SQL Server
14 22 (22.45%) Amazon AWS
14 22 (22.45%) Security Architecture
15 21 (21.43%) .NET
16 20 (20.41%) Firewall
16 20 (20.41%) REST
16 20 (20.41%) Penetration Testing
16 20 (20.41%) DevOps
17 19 (19.39%) Software Engineering
18 17 (17.35%) Git (software)
18 17 (17.35%) SQL
18 17 (17.35%) ITIL
18 17 (17.35%) CISSP
19 16 (16.33%) TDD
19 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure

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 10 (10.20%) Apache
2 7 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 7 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (7.14%) JBoss
3 6 (6.12%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.08%) IIS
5 2 (2.04%) Drupal
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.02%) CMS
6 1 (1.02%) Confluence
6 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.02%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.02%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.45%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.14%) GitHub
4 6 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.12%) Google App Engine
4 6 (6.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (6.12%) IaaS
5 1 (1.02%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.41%) Firewall
2 11 (11.22%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.16%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (7.14%) Internet
5 4 (4.08%) HTTP
5 4 (4.08%) HTTPS
5 4 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.08%) IPsec
5 4 (4.08%) LAN
5 4 (4.08%) NAS
5 4 (4.08%) SAN
5 4 (4.08%) WAN
6 1 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.47%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.31%) MySQL
3 14 (14.29%) Big Data
3 14 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 8 (8.16%) NoSQL
4 8 (8.16%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (7.14%) HBase
5 7 (7.14%) Parquet
6 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (4.08%) Data Lake
8 2 (2.04%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.02%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.02%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.22%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.18%) Burp Suite
3 9 (9.18%) Gradle
4 5 (5.10%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.06%) JIRA
6 2 (2.04%) Grunt
6 2 (2.04%) JUnit
6 2 (2.04%) Mockito
6 2 (2.04%) Selenium
6 2 (2.04%) Subversion
7 1 (1.02%) Capybara
7 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.02%) git-flow
7 1 (1.02%) GitLab
7 1 (1.02%) gulp
7 1 (1.02%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.02%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (40.82%) Finance
2 12 (12.24%) 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%) Games
5 2 (2.04%) Legal
5 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) French Language
Job Titles
1 36 (36.73%) Developer
2 25 (25.51%) Security Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Analyst
4 10 (10.20%) Architect
4 10 (10.20%) Java Developer
4 10 (10.20%) Technical Analyst
5 8 (8.16%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 8 (8.16%) Application Security Analyst
5 8 (8.16%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (8.16%) IT Analyst
5 8 (8.16%) IT Security Analyst
5 8 (8.16%) Security Analyst
6 7 (7.14%) Big Data Developer
6 7 (7.14%) Technical Security Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.08%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.53%) Web Services
2 21 (21.43%) .NET
3 20 (20.41%) REST
4 14 (14.29%) Spring
5 12 (12.24%) Middleware
6 10 (10.20%) JSON
7 9 (9.18%) HTML
8 8 (8.16%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (8.16%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (7.14%) Apache Avro
9 7 (7.14%) CSS
9 7 (7.14%) Drools
9 7 (7.14%) Kafka
10 5 (5.10%) CSS3
10 5 (5.10%) HTML5
10 5 (5.10%) J2EE
10 5 (5.10%) jQuery
10 5 (5.10%) RESTful
11 4 (4.08%) Node.js
12 3 (3.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (11.22%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (9.18%) Mobile App
3 9 (9.18%) PKI
4 8 (8.16%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (8.16%) User Experience
5 7 (7.14%) BYOD
5 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 7 (7.14%) Virtual Team
6 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
7 4 (4.08%) Clustering
8 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (2.04%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.02%) CMDB
10 1 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.88%) Linux
2 34 (34.69%) Unix
3 23 (23.47%) Windows
4 8 (8.16%) Android
5 7 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (6.12%) AIX
6 6 (6.12%) Solaris
7 4 (4.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (37.76%) SDLC
3 33 (33.67%) Information Security
4 27 (27.55%) Scrum
5 25 (25.51%) OWASP
6 24 (24.49%) SIEM
7 23 (23.47%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (23.47%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (22.45%) Security Architecture
9 20 (20.41%) DevOps
9 20 (20.41%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (19.39%) Software Engineering
11 17 (17.35%) ITIL
12 16 (16.33%) Cryptography
12 16 (16.33%) TDD
12 16 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
13 15 (15.31%) Analytics
13 15 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (14.29%) Microservices
15 12 (12.24%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.96%) Java
2 17 (17.35%) SQL
3 9 (9.18%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.16%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.14%) Python
5 7 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.08%) C#
7 3 (3.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.02%) Ruby
8 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (31.63%) Degree
2 17 (17.35%) CISSP
3 11 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.16%) CREST Certified
4 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.14%) CCSP
5 7 (7.14%) CEH
5 7 (7.14%) CGEIT
5 7 (7.14%) CISM
5 7 (7.14%) CRISC
6 6 (6.12%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.10%) GIAC
8 3 (3.06%) CCNP
8 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.06%) GCIA
8 3 (3.06%) GCIH
8 3 (3.06%) GSEC
9 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.02%) CCIE
10 1 (1.02%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.02%) GDPR
5 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (7.14%) HDFS
3 6 (6.12%) vCloud
3 6 (6.12%) vSphere
4 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (9.18%) logstash
2 8 (8.16%) Nessus
3 7 (7.14%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.02%) Grafana
6 1 (1.02%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) Citrix
2 10 (10.20%) VMware
3 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.18%) Qualys
4 8 (8.16%) AlienVault
4 8 (8.16%) LogRhythm
4 8 (8.16%) Splunk
5 7 (7.14%) Tableau
6 6 (6.12%) Google
6 6 (6.12%) Oracle
7 5 (5.10%) Cadence
8 4 (4.08%) CyberArk
9 3 (3.06%) SAP
10 2 (2.04%) Jaspersoft
10 2 (2.04%) VocaLink
10 2 (2.04%) Xamarin
11 1 (1.02%) Apple
11 1 (1.02%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.02%) Zend