Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 746 771 806
Rank change year-on-year +25 +35 +19
Contract jobs citing Secure Coding 142 74 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.077% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.091% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 46 64
UK median daily rate £450 £495 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -1.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £318 £369 £323
90th Percentile £638 £695 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -12.22% +4.65% -2.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 88,233 81,755 92,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.51% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,249 53,551 61,094
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,389 2,080 2,284
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.16 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.04% +12.23%

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 14 August 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 15 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 14 August 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 +25 126 £450 -10.00% 42
UK excluding London +32 95 £395 -12.22% 30
London -11 42 £500 -9.09% 13
North of England -2 36 £375 -16.67% 14
South East -6 22 £383 +15.91% 8
North West -7 22 £381 -15.28% 9
Wales - 13 £568 - 1
East of England +8 12 £500 +2.04% 4
Midlands -1 10 £357 -14.68% 1
Yorkshire -15 8 £406 -32.29% 5
East Midlands +14 7 £357 -35.04% 1
North East -1 6 £324 -44.62%
West Midlands -21 3 - -
Scotland -39 2 - -
South West -3 1 £533 - 2

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 71 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (33.10%) Git (software)
3 46 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (31.69%) Java
5 41 (28.87%) TDD
6 39 (27.46%) HTML
7 38 (26.76%) JavaScript
8 36 (25.35%) CSS
9 35 (24.65%) Jenkins
10 34 (23.94%) Microservices
10 34 (23.94%) SDLC
11 33 (23.24%) Microsoft
12 32 (22.54%) Finance
13 29 (20.42%) User Experience
13 29 (20.42%) Amazon AWS
14 27 (19.01%) HTML5
14 27 (19.01%) CSS3
14 27 (19.01%) SQL
15 26 (18.31%) Linux
15 26 (18.31%) REST
16 25 (17.61%) Scrum
17 24 (16.90%) Degree
17 24 (16.90%) Microsoft Azure
18 23 (16.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 23 (16.20%) JIRA
18 23 (16.20%) Unit Testing
19 22 (15.49%) Middleware
19 22 (15.49%) SQL Server
19 22 (15.49%) BDD
19 22 (15.49%) AngularJS

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 11 (7.75%) Confluence
1 11 (7.75%) IIS
2 8 (5.63%) Apache
3 7 (4.93%) Apache Spark
3 7 (4.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (4.93%) JBoss
3 7 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.11%) CICS
4 3 (2.11%) Jetty
4 3 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.11%) WildFly
5 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.42%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (16.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.63%) GitHub
4 6 (4.23%) Office 365
5 3 (2.11%) npm
5 3 (2.11%) SaaS
5 3 (2.11%) Slack
6 2 (1.41%) Trello
7 1 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.38%) Firewall
2 11 (7.75%) LAN
2 11 (7.75%) NAS
2 11 (7.75%) SAN
2 11 (7.75%) WAN
3 4 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.11%) HTTP
4 3 (2.11%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.11%) IPsec
4 3 (2.11%) Network Security
5 2 (1.41%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.41%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.41%) Wireless
5 2 (1.41%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.70%) Internet
6 1 (0.70%) LTE
6 1 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.75%) MySQL
3 9 (6.34%) Big Data
4 8 (5.63%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.93%) HBase
5 7 (4.93%) Parquet
5 7 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.82%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.11%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.41%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.41%) Semantic Layer
10 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (33.10%) Git (software)
2 35 (24.65%) Jenkins
3 23 (16.20%) JIRA
4 19 (13.38%) Gradle
5 11 (7.75%) CircleCI
6 7 (4.93%) Maven
7 5 (3.52%) Selenium
8 3 (2.11%) Grunt
8 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.41%) Capybara
9 2 (1.41%) gulp
9 2 (1.41%) JUnit
9 2 (1.41%) Mockito
9 2 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.41%) Protractor
9 2 (1.41%) RSpec
10 1 (0.70%) CA Release Automation
10 1 (0.70%) GoCD
10 1 (0.70%) IDA Disassembler
10 1 (0.70%) MSBuild
General
1 32 (22.54%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Banking
3 10 (7.04%) Retail
4 9 (6.34%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Automotive
5 1 (0.70%) French Language
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (54.23%) Developer
2 15 (10.56%) Android Developer
3 14 (9.86%) Java Developer
4 13 (9.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (7.04%) Consultant
5 10 (7.04%) E-Commerce Developer
6 9 (6.34%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 9 (6.34%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (5.63%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (5.63%) Lead Developer
8 7 (4.93%) Big Data Developer
8 7 (4.93%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.93%) Senior Manager
9 6 (4.23%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Hadoop Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.52%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.46%) HTML
2 36 (25.35%) CSS
3 27 (19.01%) CSS3
3 27 (19.01%) HTML5
4 26 (18.31%) REST
5 22 (15.49%) AngularJS
5 22 (15.49%) Middleware
6 21 (14.79%) Sass
7 20 (14.08%) React
8 18 (12.68%) .NET
9 15 (10.56%) Spring
10 12 (8.45%) Ionic Framework
10 12 (8.45%) Web Services
11 11 (7.75%) Android NDK
11 11 (7.75%) Android SDK
11 11 (7.75%) JSON
11 11 (7.75%) RESTful
12 10 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (4.93%) Kafka
13 7 (4.93%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.42%) User Experience
2 15 (10.56%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (8.45%) Data Centre
4 11 (7.75%) Clustering
5 8 (5.63%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (5.63%) Virtual Team
6 6 (4.23%) Algorithms
6 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.23%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.82%) PKI
8 3 (2.11%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (2.11%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.41%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.70%) Fintech
10 1 (0.70%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.31%) Linux
2 17 (11.97%) Android
2 17 (11.97%) Windows
3 15 (10.56%) Unix
4 11 (7.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (28.87%) TDD
4 34 (23.94%) Microservices
4 34 (23.94%) SDLC
5 25 (17.61%) Scrum
6 23 (16.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 23 (16.20%) Unit Testing
7 22 (15.49%) BDD
8 21 (14.79%) DevOps
8 21 (14.79%) Information Security
8 21 (14.79%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (14.08%) Continuous Deployment
9 20 (14.08%) Enterprise Architecture
9 20 (14.08%) Software Engineering
9 20 (14.08%) Test Automation
10 19 (13.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (13.38%) Front End Development
10 19 (13.38%) SIEM
11 18 (12.68%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.69%) Java
2 38 (26.76%) JavaScript
3 27 (19.01%) SQL
4 20 (14.08%) C
5 16 (11.27%) C#
6 13 (9.15%) Shell Script
7 12 (8.45%) C++
7 12 (8.45%) ES6
8 5 (3.52%) Embedded C
8 5 (3.52%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.82%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.82%) Java 8
9 4 (2.82%) PHP
9 4 (2.82%) Python
9 4 (2.82%) Ruby
9 4 (2.82%) VB
9 4 (2.82%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.11%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (16.90%) Degree
2 16 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (8.45%) Security Cleared
4 11 (7.75%) AWS Certification
5 8 (5.63%) CISSP
6 6 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.82%) CCIE
7 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (2.11%) CCSP
8 3 (2.11%) CEH
8 3 (2.11%) CHFI
8 3 (2.11%) CISA
9 2 (1.41%) CCNP
9 2 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.41%) GCIA
9 2 (1.41%) GCIH
9 2 (1.41%) GIAC
9 2 (1.41%) GSEC
10 1 (0.70%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (7.04%) QA
2 6 (4.23%) GDPR
3 5 (3.52%) MISRA
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 7 (4.93%) HDFS
4 4 (2.82%) Firmware
5 2 (1.41%) Docker
6 1 (0.70%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (4.93%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (2.11%) HockeyApp
3 3 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.41%) Ansible
4 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.41%) Puppet
5 1 (0.70%) Grafana
5 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.70%) Kibana
5 1 (0.70%) logstash
Vendors
1 33 (23.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.15%) VMware
3 12 (8.45%) Citrix
4 8 (5.63%) Cisco
5 4 (2.82%) Apple
5 4 (2.82%) Google
5 4 (2.82%) Oracle
6 3 (2.11%) Cadence
6 3 (2.11%) CyberArk
6 3 (2.11%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 3 (2.11%) IBM
6 3 (2.11%) Jaspersoft
7 2 (1.41%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.70%) Capita
8 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.70%) Darktrace
8 1 (0.70%) Intel
8 1 (0.70%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.70%) Tableau
8 1 (0.70%) TIBCO