The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 530 538 536
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing OWASP 59 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.078% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.10% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 22 18
Average daily rate
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£461 £474 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% +39.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £355 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £579 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £467 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OWASP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in England

OWASP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

OWASP Daily Rate Trend in England

OWASP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OWASP across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram in England

OWASP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OWASP across the England region.

OWASP Hourly Rate Trend in England

OWASP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 24 £461 -7.80% 13
South East -4 19 £500 +18.34% 5
South West -16 6 £369 -22.42% 5
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 4
North East - 3 £415 -
North West - 2 £467 - 4
East of England - 1 - - 4
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OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 48 (36.09%) Java
2 45 (33.83%) Linux
3 39 (29.32%) Firewall
4 37 (27.82%) Scrum
5 36 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (27.07%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (26.32%) Jenkins
7 34 (25.56%) HTML
8 31 (23.31%) JavaScript
8 31 (23.31%) Web Services
9 30 (22.56%) Penetration Testing
10 29 (21.80%) CSS
11 27 (20.30%) Information Security
11 27 (20.30%) Git (software)
12 23 (17.29%) Security Testing
12 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
13 22 (16.54%) CISSP
13 22 (16.54%) JIRA
13 22 (16.54%) Artifactory
13 22 (16.54%) Ansible
13 22 (16.54%) Salt
13 22 (16.54%) SonarQube
13 22 (16.54%) Rundeck
14 21 (15.79%) SDLC
14 21 (15.79%) DevOps
14 21 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
14 21 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 21 (15.79%) MongoDB
14 21 (15.79%) NoSQL
14 21 (15.79%) Tomcat

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 21 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 17 (12.78%) Apache
2 17 (12.78%) Mule ESB
3 15 (11.28%) nginx
4 14 (10.53%) JBoss
5 12 (9.02%) Confluence
6 11 (8.27%) Drupal
7 8 (6.02%) Node.js
8 7 (5.26%) Alfresco
9 6 (4.51%) WildFly
10 4 (3.01%) CMS
11 2 (1.50%) Mule
11 2 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.28%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.50%) GitHub
4 1 (0.75%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Office 365
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (29.32%) Firewall
2 15 (11.28%) VPN
3 14 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (6.02%) DMZ
4 8 (6.02%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.26%) Internet
5 3 (2.26%) LDAP
6 1 (0.75%) HTTP
6 1 (0.75%) IPv4
6 1 (0.75%) MPLS
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.79%) MySQL
1 21 (15.79%) MongoDB
1 21 (15.79%) NoSQL
2 20 (15.04%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (10.53%) Redis
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.75%) Big Data
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 27 (20.30%) Git (software)
3 22 (16.54%) JIRA
3 22 (16.54%) Artifactory
3 22 (16.54%) SonarQube
4 16 (12.03%) Gerrit
5 14 (10.53%) Mercurial
6 12 (9.02%) Selenium
7 10 (7.52%) Visual Studio
8 9 (6.77%) JMeter
9 8 (6.02%) Maven
9 8 (6.02%) Gradle
10 3 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.26%) Subversion
10 3 (2.26%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.50%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.50%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.75%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (7.52%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.51%) Legal
4 5 (3.76%) Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Retail
5 4 (3.01%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.01%) Private Banking
6 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (29.32%) Developer
2 31 (23.31%) Architect
3 21 (15.79%) Consultant
4 20 (15.04%) Security Architect
5 18 (13.53%) Security Consultant
6 14 (10.53%) Analyst
7 12 (9.02%) Web Developer
7 12 (9.02%) Security Analyst
7 12 (9.02%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (8.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 11 (8.27%) Application Security Analyst
9 10 (7.52%) Applications Developer
10 9 (6.77%) Web Applications Developer
11 8 (6.02%) Software Architect
12 7 (5.26%) Tester
13 6 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (4.51%) ScrumMaster
14 4 (3.01%) UX Developer
14 4 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
14 4 (3.01%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.56%) HTML
2 31 (23.31%) Web Services
3 29 (21.80%) CSS
4 18 (13.53%) .NET
4 18 (13.53%) LAMP
5 16 (12.03%) J2EE
6 15 (11.28%) RESTful
6 15 (11.28%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (7.52%) HTML5
7 10 (7.52%) CSS3
8 9 (6.77%) jQuery
8 9 (6.77%) SAML
9 8 (6.02%) Spring
10 7 (5.26%) REST
10 7 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (3.76%) .NET Framework
12 4 (3.01%) JSON
12 4 (3.01%) Entity Framework
12 4 (3.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Wiki
2 11 (8.27%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (6.77%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.02%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.51%) User Experience
6 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.50%) W3C
7 2 (1.50%) Clustering
7 2 (1.50%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.75%) PKI
8 1 (0.75%) Derivative
8 1 (0.75%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 45 (33.83%) Linux
2 20 (15.04%) CentOS
3 14 (10.53%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) UNIX
4 1 (0.75%) Windows
4 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.82%) Scrum
2 36 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.07%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (22.56%) Penetration Testing
4 27 (20.30%) Information Security
5 23 (17.29%) Security Testing
6 21 (15.79%) DevOps
6 21 (15.79%) SDLC
7 18 (13.53%) Cyber Security
8 17 (12.78%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (12.03%) Security Architecture
10 13 (9.77%) BDD
10 13 (9.77%) Web Development
10 13 (9.77%) Validation
10 13 (9.77%) Patch Management
10 13 (9.77%) Security Patching
11 12 (9.02%) TDD
11 12 (9.02%) E-Commerce
11 12 (9.02%) Risk Management
12 11 (8.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.09%) Java
2 31 (23.31%) JavaScript
3 21 (15.79%) PHP
4 18 (13.53%) C#
5 17 (12.78%) Bash Shell
5 17 (12.78%) Python
6 16 (12.03%) Ruby
7 15 (11.28%) Perl
8 8 (6.02%) SQL
9 3 (2.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 22 (16.54%) CISSP
2 16 (12.03%) GIAC
2 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.51%) CEH
5 5 (3.76%) CISM
5 5 (3.76%) Degree
6 4 (3.01%) CRISC
7 2 (1.50%) GWAPT
7 2 (1.50%) OSCP
7 2 (1.50%) OSCE
8 1 (0.75%) ISACA
8 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) CISMP
8 1 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.52%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.76%) WAI
4 3 (2.26%) COBIT
4 3 (2.26%) QA
5 2 (1.50%) WCAG
5 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 20 (15.04%) Docker
2 17 (12.78%) vCloud
3 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.75%) XenApp
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (16.54%) Ansible
1 22 (16.54%) Salt
1 22 (16.54%) Rundeck
2 21 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (12.03%) logstash
3 16 (12.03%) Kibana
3 16 (12.03%) Puppet
4 15 (11.28%) ZABBIX
5 13 (9.77%) HAProxy
6 10 (7.52%) Vagrant
7 8 (6.02%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (2.26%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.75%) SCCM
9 1 (0.75%) SCOM
9 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.04%) Red Hat
3 17 (12.78%) VMware
4 16 (12.03%) Oracle
5 15 (11.28%) Google
6 12 (9.02%) WorldPay
7 11 (8.27%) HP
8 8 (6.02%) CA
9 3 (2.26%) IBM
10 2 (1.50%) EPiServer
10 2 (1.50%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.50%) SAP
11 1 (0.75%) Cisco
11 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.75%) KANA
11 1 (0.75%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.75%) F5
11 1 (0.75%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.75%) Barracuda Networks
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