Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 719 747 794
Rank change year-on-year +28 +47 +46
Contract jobs citing Secure Coding 117 148 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.16% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 106 48
UK median daily rate £513 £456 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.33% -1.35% -7.50%
10th Percentile £346 £325 £331
90th Percentile £700 £638 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -8.82% -5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 80,732 89,914 81,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.91% 86.68% 85.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,167 59,292 53,144
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,289 2,456 2,150
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.86% -14.00% +2.46%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00% -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +14 108 £494 +9.72% 61
UK excluding London +3 63 £388 -8.82% 38
London +43 52 £588 +17.50% 25
South East +49 31 £388 +3.33% 9
Midlands +37 14 £363 -0.43% 6
East Midlands +25 7 £363 -0.43% 4
West Midlands +15 7 - - 2
East of England +10 6 £475 -5.00% 6
Scotland - 5 £638 -
South West -22 3 £450 -15.49% 2
North of England 0 2 £450 +13.92% 13
Wales -7 2 £420 -25.99% 2
North East +8 1 - - 4
North West +7 1 £450 +13.56% 4

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 63 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (34.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (27.35%) Java
3 32 (27.35%) JavaScript
4 30 (25.64%) C
5 29 (24.79%) OWASP
6 28 (23.93%) C#
6 28 (23.93%) Microsoft
7 25 (21.37%) Firmware
7 25 (21.37%) TDD
7 25 (21.37%) Wireless
7 25 (21.37%) Scrum
8 24 (20.51%) Embedded C
8 24 (20.51%) Bluetooth
8 24 (20.51%) ZigBee
8 24 (20.51%) DevOps
9 23 (19.66%) Microservices
9 23 (19.66%) MISRA
9 23 (19.66%) 3GPP
9 23 (19.66%) Python
10 22 (18.80%) Linux
10 22 (18.80%) SQL Server
10 22 (18.80%) Migration
11 21 (17.95%) .NET
12 20 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (17.09%) Kanban
12 20 (17.09%) HTML
12 20 (17.09%) Configuration Management
13 19 (16.24%) Web Services
13 19 (16.24%) Git (software)

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 8 (6.84%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.13%) Apache Solr
2 6 (5.13%) CMS
2 6 (5.13%) Drupal
3 4 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (4.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 40 (34.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.53%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (11.97%) Power Platform
4 11 (9.40%) GitHub
5 10 (8.55%) Office 365
6 9 (7.69%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (4.27%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (3.42%) Amazon S3
9 4 (3.42%) Serverless
10 3 (2.56%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (2.56%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (2.56%) OpenShift
10 3 (2.56%) PaaS
10 3 (2.56%) Route 53
10 3 (2.56%) SaaS
11 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.37%) Wireless
2 24 (20.51%) Bluetooth
2 24 (20.51%) ZigBee
3 23 (19.66%) 3GPP
4 11 (9.40%) Firewall
5 9 (7.69%) GPRS
6 6 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (5.13%) Network Security
7 4 (3.42%) HTTP
8 3 (2.56%) HTTPS
8 3 (2.56%) IPsec
8 3 (2.56%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.71%) Intranet
10 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.53%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (12.82%) MySQL
4 14 (11.97%) Big Data
4 14 (11.97%) Data Lake
4 14 (11.97%) Power BI
5 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 9 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (7.69%) SQL Server 2017
5 9 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.42%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.85%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (16.24%) Git (software)
1 19 (16.24%) Jenkins
2 11 (9.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (6.84%) Bitbucket
4 7 (5.98%) GoCD
4 7 (5.98%) Gradle
4 7 (5.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (4.27%) SonarQube
6 4 (3.42%) Artifactory
6 4 (3.42%) Cobertura
6 4 (3.42%) Metasploit
6 4 (3.42%) Snyk
7 3 (2.56%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.56%) Mocha
8 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.85%) fastlane
9 1 (0.85%) JIRA
9 1 (0.85%) JUnit
9 1 (0.85%) RSpec
9 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 11 (9.40%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Banking
3 3 (2.56%) Publishing
3 3 (2.56%) Retail
4 2 (1.71%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (47.86%) Developer
2 21 (17.95%) Firmware Engineer
3 13 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 11 (9.40%) Lead Developer
5 9 (7.69%) Architect
6 8 (6.84%) Lead Architect
7 7 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.13%) C Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Drupal Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Embedded C Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Embedded C Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Embedded Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Ruby Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Wireless Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.27%) C++ Developer
9 5 (4.27%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.95%) .NET
2 20 (17.09%) HTML
3 19 (16.24%) Web Services
4 18 (15.38%) REST
5 17 (14.53%) CSS
6 16 (13.68%) JSON
7 15 (12.82%) XML
8 14 (11.97%) AngularJS
9 10 (8.55%) HTML5
10 9 (7.69%) OAuth
10 9 (7.69%) OpenID
11 8 (6.84%) React
11 8 (6.84%) Sass
12 7 (5.98%) CSS3
12 7 (5.98%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET
13 6 (5.13%) Node.js
13 6 (5.13%) SOAP
13 6 (5.13%) Twig
14 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Smart Meter
2 12 (10.26%) Smart Energy
3 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.84%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.98%) User Experience
6 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.42%) iPad
6 4 (3.42%) PKI
6 4 (3.42%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.71%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.71%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Blog
8 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.80%) Linux
2 7 (5.98%) Windows
3 6 (5.13%) Unix
4 4 (3.42%) Kali Linux
4 4 (3.42%) Solaris
5 3 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (24.79%) OWASP
3 25 (21.37%) Scrum
3 25 (21.37%) TDD
4 24 (20.51%) DevOps
5 23 (19.66%) Microservices
6 22 (18.80%) Migration
7 20 (17.09%) Configuration Management
7 20 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (17.09%) Kanban
8 19 (16.24%) Test Automation
9 18 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (15.38%) SOA
10 16 (13.68%) Threat Modelling
10 16 (13.68%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (11.97%) Data Migration
12 13 (11.11%) SIEM
13 11 (9.40%) Identity Access Management
13 11 (9.40%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.35%) Java
1 32 (27.35%) JavaScript
2 30 (25.64%) C
3 28 (23.93%) C#
4 24 (20.51%) Embedded C
5 23 (19.66%) Python
6 15 (12.82%) C++
6 15 (12.82%) PowerShell
7 12 (10.26%) PHP
7 12 (10.26%) Ruby
7 12 (10.26%) SQL
8 11 (9.40%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.98%) Go
9 7 (5.98%) Perl
10 2 (1.71%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.85%) Groovy
11 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (11.11%) Degree
2 7 (5.98%) CISSP
3 4 (3.42%) PhD
3 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) CEH
5 2 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.71%) CCNP
5 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.71%) GCIA
5 2 (1.71%) GCIH
5 2 (1.71%) GIAC
5 2 (1.71%) GSEC
6 1 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.66%) MISRA
2 4 (3.42%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (3.42%) PSD2
3 3 (2.56%) GDPR
3 3 (2.56%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) COBIT
4 1 (0.85%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (21.37%) Firmware
2 9 (7.69%) Docker
3 6 (5.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.85%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.85%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 18 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 11 (9.40%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (9.40%) Puppet
3 9 (7.69%) Terraform
4 5 (4.27%) Ansible
4 5 (4.27%) Rundeck
5 4 (3.42%) Mesos
5 4 (3.42%) Nessus
5 4 (3.42%) Nmap
5 4 (3.42%) Rancher
5 4 (3.42%) Sysdig
6 2 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.85%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 28 (23.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.69%) Databricks
2 9 (7.69%) Tableau
3 8 (6.84%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.27%) Qualys
4 5 (4.27%) SaltStack
5 4 (3.42%) ArcSight
5 4 (3.42%) CyberArk
5 4 (3.42%) LogRhythm
5 4 (3.42%) Oracle
5 4 (3.42%) Splunk
6 3 (2.56%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.71%) Darktrace
7 2 (1.71%) Veracode
8 1 (0.85%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.85%) Google
8 1 (0.85%) Sonatype