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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 540 536 497
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -39
Contract jobs citing OWASP 45 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.040% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.054% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 37
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £313 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.44% +1.66%
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
37258 35013 32335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.72% 74.27% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24817 21952 19356
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1086 1353
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 2014.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -4 21 £475 +38.18% 6
London +22 15 £450 +10.42% 13
Yorkshire - 2 £250 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
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OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 34 (39.53%) CISSP
1 34 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (34.88%) Risk Management
4 28 (32.56%) PCI DSS
5 27 (31.40%) ITIL
6 25 (29.07%) HTML
6 25 (29.07%) CSS
7 22 (25.58%) Linux
7 22 (25.58%) Git (software)
8 20 (23.26%) CISM
9 17 (19.77%) E-Commerce
9 17 (19.77%) TDD
9 17 (19.77%) Node.js
10 16 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (18.60%) Automated Testing
10 16 (18.60%) Ruby
11 15 (17.44%) C#
11 15 (17.44%) JavaScript
11 15 (17.44%) PRINCE2
11 15 (17.44%) Information Security
12 14 (16.28%) .NET
12 14 (16.28%) MVC
12 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (16.28%) Change Control
12 14 (16.28%) CRISC
12 14 (16.28%) AngularJS
12 14 (16.28%) Jenkins
13 13 (15.12%) CEH
14 12 (13.95%) Python

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 17 (19.77%) Node.js
2 12 (13.95%) CMS
2 12 (13.95%) EPiServer CMS
3 7 (8.14%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.81%) Apache
4 5 (5.81%) Confluence
5 4 (4.65%) nginx
6 3 (3.49%) JBoss
7 1 (1.16%) IIS
7 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.95%) IaaS
2 3 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
3 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) VPN
1 6 (6.98%) Firewall
2 5 (5.81%) Internet
3 4 (4.65%) HTTP
4 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.49%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (3.49%) Network Security
5 2 (2.33%) SSL
5 2 (2.33%) DMZ
6 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.81%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.81%) Redis
2 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.81%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.65%) MySQL
4 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) Big Data
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.28%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.14%) Artifactory
3 7 (8.14%) Maven
4 5 (5.81%) JIRA
4 5 (5.81%) Selenium
4 5 (5.81%) JUnit
4 5 (5.81%) JMeter
4 5 (5.81%) Gradle
4 5 (5.81%) Gerrit
5 4 (4.65%) Subversion
5 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.49%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.33%) Capybara
7 2 (2.33%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.16%) PhantomJS
8 1 (1.16%) VisualVM
8 1 (1.16%) Ant
8 1 (1.16%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (12.79%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.81%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (27.91%) Developer
2 19 (22.09%) Consultant
2 19 (22.09%) Security Consultant
3 13 (15.12%) Architect
4 12 (13.95%) .NET Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Security Architect
5 10 (11.63%) .NET Web Developer
5 10 (11.63%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Information Architect
6 6 (6.98%) Lead Architect
6 6 (6.98%) Lead Security Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Application Security Specialist
7 5 (5.81%) Applications Specialist
7 5 (5.81%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.49%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Ruby Developer
9 2 (2.33%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.07%) HTML
1 25 (29.07%) CSS
2 14 (16.28%) .NET
2 14 (16.28%) AngularJS
3 12 (13.95%) NHibernate
4 11 (12.79%) jQuery
4 11 (12.79%) Ruby on Rails
5 9 (10.47%) Web Services
5 9 (10.47%) JSON
5 9 (10.47%) REST
6 6 (6.98%) J2EE
6 6 (6.98%) XHTML
7 5 (5.81%) XML
7 5 (5.81%) LAMP
7 5 (5.81%) Spring
7 5 (5.81%) RESTful
8 4 (4.65%) HTML5
8 4 (4.65%) CSS3
8 4 (4.65%) Django
8 4 (4.65%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) RMADS
2 8 (9.30%) Open Source
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.16%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.16%) PKI
5 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.58%) Linux
2 9 (10.47%) CentOS
3 7 (8.14%) UNIX
4 4 (4.65%) Windows
4 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.65%) Android
5 3 (3.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.88%) Risk Management
3 27 (31.40%) ITIL
4 17 (19.77%) E-Commerce
4 17 (19.77%) TDD
5 16 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (18.60%) Automated Testing
6 15 (17.44%) Information Security
6 15 (17.44%) PRINCE2
7 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (16.28%) MVC
7 14 (16.28%) Change Control
8 12 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (13.95%) SOA
9 11 (12.79%) Security Architecture
10 8 (9.30%) Information Assurance
10 8 (9.30%) Scrum
11 6 (6.98%) Configuration Management
12 5 (5.81%) Web Accessibility
12 5 (5.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) Ruby
2 15 (17.44%) C#
2 15 (17.44%) JavaScript
3 12 (13.95%) Python
4 10 (11.63%) Java
5 9 (10.47%) SQL
6 7 (8.14%) Perl
7 6 (6.98%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.65%) Scala
8 4 (4.65%) PHP
9 2 (2.33%) C
10 1 (1.16%) C++
10 1 (1.16%) XQuery
10 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.16%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 34 (39.53%) CISSP
2 20 (23.26%) CISM
3 14 (16.28%) CRISC
4 13 (15.12%) CEH
5 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
6 9 (10.47%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.49%) GIAC
7 3 (3.49%) CISA
8 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.33%) ISEB
8 2 (2.33%) ISACA
9 1 (1.16%) CSSLP
9 1 (1.16%) Degree
9 1 (1.16%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.16%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (36.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (32.56%) PCI DSS
3 12 (13.95%) ISO 9000
4 5 (5.81%) WAI
5 4 (4.65%) QA
6 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (1.16%) JSP 440
7 1 (1.16%) BS25999
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) vCloud
2 3 (3.49%) Docker
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Ansible
1 5 (5.81%) Salt
2 4 (4.65%) logstash
2 4 (4.65%) ZABBIX
3 3 (3.49%) Puppet
3 3 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.49%) HAProxy
3 3 (3.49%) Kibana
4 2 (2.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) EPiServer
2 9 (10.47%) Red Hat
3 7 (8.14%) VMware
4 6 (6.98%) Google
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.16%) Akamai
6 1 (1.16%) AppDynamics
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