The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 209 191 220
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +29
Contract jobs citing OWASP 1 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.015% 0.096% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.13% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate £500 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+19.28% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
OWASP
London

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) Information Security
1 4 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (33.33%) CEH
3 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) GIAC
3 2 (33.33%) CISA
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (16.67%) JSP
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Data Security
4 1 (16.67%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (16.67%) AppScan
1 1 (16.67%) FindBugs
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Database Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) JSP
1 1 (16.67%) Spring Security
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
1 4 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Security
4 1 (16.67%) Security Management
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CEH
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) GIAC
1 2 (33.33%) CISA
2 1 (16.67%) GSEC
2 1 (16.67%) PCI QSA
2 1 (16.67%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Qualys