Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 770 743 834
Rank change year-on-year -27 +91 -21
Contract jobs citing Secure Coding 115 75 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.083% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.098% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 45 36
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.25% +12.94%
10th Percentile £375 £313 £321
90th Percentile £638 £692 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +36.49%
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 86,297 76,245 88,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.63% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,940 50,019 58,259
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,268 2,079 2,320
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.46 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.92
% change year-on-year -18.00% -7.11% +22.34%

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 May 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 May 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 -12 103 £500 +11.11% 45
UK excluding London -1 77 £500 +11.11% 34
London -60 37 £500 +6.67% 14
North of England -8 26 £475 +5.56% 14
South East -23 17 £425 +30.77% 10
East of England +11 14 £513 -4.65% 4
Wales +2 13 £568 +19.47%
North West -11 13 £500 +11.11% 7
Yorkshire -12 10 £475 -20.83% 7
Midlands -1 5 - - 2
West Midlands - 5 - - 1
North East +12 3 £400 -31.62%
South West - 2 £533 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 64 (55.65%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (39.13%) SDLC
3 37 (32.17%) Microservices
3 37 (32.17%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (30.43%) Git (software)
4 35 (30.43%) Finance
5 33 (28.70%) Java
6 32 (27.83%) Scrum
6 32 (27.83%) TDD
7 31 (26.96%) Software Engineering
7 31 (26.96%) Amazon AWS
8 30 (26.09%) Degree
9 27 (23.48%) Linux
10 25 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 25 (21.74%) User Experience
10 25 (21.74%) REST
11 24 (20.87%) Jenkins
11 24 (20.87%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (20.87%) Middleware
12 23 (20.00%) DevOps
13 22 (19.13%) Unix
14 20 (17.39%) HTML
14 20 (17.39%) SQL
14 20 (17.39%) Firewall
14 20 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
14 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (16.52%) Software Deployment
15 19 (16.52%) Continuous Deployment
15 19 (16.52%) Deployment Automation
16 18 (15.65%) 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 14 (12.17%) Apache
2 12 (10.43%) Apache Spark
2 12 (10.43%) Cloud Foundry
2 12 (10.43%) JBoss
3 9 (7.83%) IIS
4 2 (1.74%) Drupal
4 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.87%) CMS
5 1 (0.87%) nginx
5 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.96%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.30%) GitHub
4 3 (2.61%) SaaS
4 3 (2.61%) Slack
5 2 (1.74%) npm
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.87%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.87%) IaaS
6 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.87%) Serverless
6 1 (0.87%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.39%) Firewall
2 9 (7.83%) LAN
2 9 (7.83%) NAS
2 9 (7.83%) SAN
2 9 (7.83%) WAN
3 6 (5.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.35%) HTTP
4 5 (4.35%) HTTPS
4 5 (4.35%) IPsec
4 5 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.74%) Internet
6 1 (0.87%) Network Security
6 1 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.30%) Big Data
2 13 (11.30%) Hadoop
3 12 (10.43%) HBase
3 12 (10.43%) Parquet
4 11 (9.57%) MySQL
5 5 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.74%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.74%) Semantic Layer
7 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.87%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 24 (20.87%) Jenkins
3 13 (11.30%) Gradle
4 8 (6.96%) CircleCI
5 6 (5.22%) JIRA
6 3 (2.61%) Maven
7 2 (1.74%) Grunt
7 2 (1.74%) JUnit
7 2 (1.74%) Mockito
7 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.87%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.87%) CA Release Automation
8 1 (0.87%) git-flow
8 1 (0.87%) GitLab
8 1 (0.87%) gulp
8 1 (0.87%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.87%) Selenium
8 1 (0.87%) Subversion
8 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (30.43%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Legal
2 9 (7.83%) Retail
3 5 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Automotive
5 1 (0.87%) French Language
5 1 (0.87%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (41.74%) Developer
2 13 (11.30%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 13 (11.30%) Delivery Manager
3 12 (10.43%) Big Data Developer
3 12 (10.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Consultant
5 10 (8.70%) Architect
5 10 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Hadoop Developer
7 7 (6.09%) E-Commerce Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Security Consultant
7 7 (6.09%) Senior Manager
8 6 (5.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (5.22%) Security Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.35%) Agile Coach
9 5 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.74%) REST
2 24 (20.87%) Middleware
3 20 (17.39%) HTML
4 15 (13.04%) CSS
4 15 (13.04%) Spring
5 14 (12.17%) Web Services
6 13 (11.30%) .NET
6 13 (11.30%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (10.43%) Apache Avro
7 12 (10.43%) CSS3
7 12 (10.43%) Drools
7 12 (10.43%) HTML5
7 12 (10.43%) JSON
7 12 (10.43%) Kafka
7 12 (10.43%) Sass
8 10 (8.70%) React
9 8 (6.96%) AngularJS
9 8 (6.96%) RESTful
10 7 (6.09%) Node.js
11 6 (5.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.74%) User Experience
2 13 (11.30%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (11.30%) Virtual Team
3 12 (10.43%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (8.70%) Data Centre
5 9 (7.83%) Clustering
6 6 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.61%) PKI
9 2 (1.74%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.74%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.87%) Fintech
10 1 (0.87%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.87%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.48%) Linux
2 22 (19.13%) Unix
3 17 (14.78%) Windows
4 9 (7.83%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.74%) Android
7 1 (0.87%) AIX
7 1 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (55.65%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (39.13%) SDLC
3 37 (32.17%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (32.17%) Microservices
4 32 (27.83%) Scrum
4 32 (27.83%) TDD
5 31 (26.96%) Software Engineering
6 24 (20.87%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (20.00%) DevOps
8 20 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
9 19 (16.52%) Continuous Deployment
9 19 (16.52%) Deployment Automation
9 19 (16.52%) Software Deployment
10 18 (15.65%) ITIL
11 16 (13.91%) SIEM
11 16 (13.91%) Waterfall
12 15 (13.04%) Kanban
12 15 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (13.04%) Service Management
12 15 (13.04%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.70%) Java
2 20 (17.39%) SQL
3 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.17%) Shell Script
5 8 (6.96%) ES6
6 7 (6.09%) C#
7 6 (5.22%) C
8 5 (4.35%) PHP
9 3 (2.61%) Embedded C
9 3 (2.61%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.61%) VB
10 2 (1.74%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.74%) Java 8
10 2 (1.74%) Python
10 2 (1.74%) Ruby
10 2 (1.74%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.87%) Scala
11 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (26.09%) Degree
2 12 (10.43%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (9.57%) AWS Certification
3 11 (9.57%) CISSP
4 8 (6.96%) CEH
5 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.22%) GIAC
7 5 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (4.35%) CCIE
8 4 (3.48%) CCNP
8 4 (3.48%) CISM
8 4 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.48%) GCIA
8 4 (3.48%) GCIH
8 4 (3.48%) GSEC
9 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.87%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.87%) CISA
10 1 (0.87%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.87%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.43%) QA
2 5 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.48%) GDPR
3 4 (3.48%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.61%) MISRA
5 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 12 (10.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 12 (10.43%) HDFS
2 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) Firmware
4 1 (0.87%) Docker
4 1 (0.87%) vCloud
4 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) Hadoop YARN
2 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.61%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.87%) Ansible
5 1 (0.87%) Grafana
5 1 (0.87%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.87%) Kibana
5 1 (0.87%) logstash
5 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.70%) Citrix
2 10 (8.70%) VMware
3 6 (5.22%) Cadence
3 6 (5.22%) Oracle
4 5 (4.35%) CyberArk
4 5 (4.35%) Jaspersoft
5 3 (2.61%) Apple
5 3 (2.61%) Cisco
5 3 (2.61%) LogRhythm
5 3 (2.61%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.87%) Google
6 1 (0.87%) Qualys
6 1 (0.87%) Tableau
6 1 (0.87%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.87%) Zend