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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 145 188 203
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +15
Contract jobs citing OWASP 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.040% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.049% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate £455 - £488
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 - £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £396
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2632 4072 4650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 83.90% 80.89% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2087 3166 3367
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 50
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OWASP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OWASP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing OWASP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OWASP.

1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 3 (30.00%) Secure Coding
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (20.00%) Tufin
3 2 (20.00%) Qualys
3 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 2 (20.00%) GIAC
3 2 (20.00%) AppSense
3 2 (20.00%) McAfee
3 2 (20.00%) Websense
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Nessus
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing OWASP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OWASP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) FTP
3 1 (10.00%) IPsec
3 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Application Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Application Security Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) CESG
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 3 (30.00%) Secure Coding
2 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (10.00%) ISMS
4 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) CISA
2 2 (20.00%) CISM
2 2 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (10.00%) CEH
3 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (20.00%) Nessus
2 1 (10.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (10.00%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) AppSense
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) McAfee
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Qualys
1 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (20.00%) Tufin
1 2 (20.00%) Websense
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) WorldPay