The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 161 197 -
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -
Contract jobs citing OWASP 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.090% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £500 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
OWASP
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2874 4439 4783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.95% 80.16% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2355 3493 3602
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing OWASP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

OWASP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OWASP across the City of London region.

OWASP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OWASP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 6 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Puppet
5 2 (22.22%) XenServer
5 2 (22.22%) EnterpriseDB
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 2 (22.22%) Cobbler
5 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
5 2 (22.22%) Build Automation
5 2 (22.22%) CloudStack
5 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
5 2 (22.22%) Xen
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
5 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (22.22%) Ansible
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Salt
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (22.22%) CloudStack
1 2 (22.22%) JBoss
1 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
1 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) SSH
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) IPsec
3 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
1 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Security Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Application Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Application Security Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Security Advisor
4 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) LAMP
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Flex
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) SAML
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 1 (11.11%) CESG
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Auto-Scaling
2 2 (22.22%) Build Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) DSDM
2 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) RUP
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Fuzz Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Secure Coding
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
1 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CEH
1 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
1 2 (22.22%) Xen
1 2 (22.22%) XenServer
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Ansible
1 2 (22.22%) Cobbler
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
1 2 (22.22%) Salt
1 2 (22.22%) Terraform
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 1 (11.11%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (11.11%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) EnterpriseDB
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) HP