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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 527 546 478
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -68
Contract jobs citing OWASP 45 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.036% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.048% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 35
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £418 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £725 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £434 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.89% +23.92%
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
37161 35673 30835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.42% 75.44% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23489 22217 18883
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1070 1065 1029
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 19 £425 +39.34% 4
London +13 18 £450 -35.71% 8
East of England +9 5 £388 -18.42%
West Midlands - 3 £550 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
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OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 32 (36.78%) CISSP
2 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (32.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (31.03%) PCI DSS
4 27 (31.03%) Linux
5 26 (29.89%) Risk Management
6 25 (28.74%) CISM
7 22 (25.29%) Scrum
7 22 (25.29%) Web Services
7 22 (25.29%) ITIL
7 22 (25.29%) PRINCE2
7 22 (25.29%) Java
7 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (25.29%) CRISC
8 21 (24.14%) Change Control
8 21 (24.14%) Jenkins
8 21 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (22.99%) Ruby
10 18 (20.69%) JavaScript
10 18 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (19.54%) SonarQube
12 16 (18.39%) jQuery
12 16 (18.39%) Git (software)
12 16 (18.39%) Bash Shell
12 16 (18.39%) Python
13 15 (17.24%) CSS
13 15 (17.24%) Artifactory
13 15 (17.24%) RESTful
14 14 (16.09%) Spring
15 13 (14.94%) Maven

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (11.49%) Node.js
2 9 (10.34%) Confluence
2 9 (10.34%) Apache
2 9 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 8 (9.20%) nginx
4 5 (5.75%) Mule
4 5 (5.75%) JBoss
4 5 (5.75%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.60%) Alfresco
6 2 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.30%) WildFly
7 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) Firewall
2 10 (11.49%) VPN
3 7 (8.05%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (5.75%) DMZ
5 4 (4.60%) HTTP
6 3 (3.45%) Internet
6 3 (3.45%) Network Security
7 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (13.79%) NoSQL
1 12 (13.79%) MongoDB
2 11 (12.64%) Oracle Database
3 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 9 (10.34%) MySQL
4 8 (9.20%) Redis
5 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.15%) Big Data
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 21 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 17 (19.54%) SonarQube
3 16 (18.39%) Git (software)
4 15 (17.24%) Artifactory
5 13 (14.94%) Maven
6 12 (13.79%) Gerrit
7 10 (11.49%) Gradle
8 9 (10.34%) JIRA
9 8 (9.20%) Selenium
10 7 (8.05%) JMeter
11 6 (6.90%) Cucumber
12 5 (5.75%) Mercurial
12 5 (5.75%) Subversion
12 5 (5.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (4.60%) JUnit
14 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
14 2 (2.30%) Android Studio
15 1 (1.15%) Appium
15 1 (1.15%) Calabash
15 1 (1.15%) PhantomJS
General
1 4 (4.60%) Finance
1 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Billing
3 1 (1.15%) Automotive
3 1 (1.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Consultant
1 28 (32.18%) Security Consultant
2 19 (21.84%) Developer
3 15 (17.24%) Architect
4 7 (8.05%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.05%) Security Architect
5 6 (6.90%) Tester
6 4 (4.60%) Penetration Tester
6 4 (4.60%) Java Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Security Specialist
7 3 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Information Architect
8 2 (2.30%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (2.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.29%) Web Services
2 16 (18.39%) jQuery
3 15 (17.24%) RESTful
3 15 (17.24%) CSS
4 14 (16.09%) Spring
5 13 (14.94%) J2EE
6 12 (13.79%) HTML
6 12 (13.79%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (11.49%) JSON
7 10 (11.49%) REST
7 10 (11.49%) Hibernate
8 9 (10.34%) LAMP
9 7 (8.05%) Java EE
10 6 (6.90%) SOAP
10 6 (6.90%) XML
10 6 (6.90%) XHTML
10 6 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (5.75%) HTML5
11 5 (5.75%) Play Framework
11 5 (5.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Open Source
2 6 (6.90%) Cryptography
3 5 (5.75%) Clustering
4 3 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.30%) RMADS
5 2 (2.30%) PKI
5 2 (2.30%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Biometrics
5 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Linux
2 13 (14.94%) CentOS
3 12 (13.79%) UNIX
4 5 (5.75%) Windows
4 5 (5.75%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.45%) Android
5 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.89%) Risk Management
3 22 (25.29%) Scrum
3 22 (25.29%) ITIL
3 22 (25.29%) PRINCE2
3 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (24.14%) Change Control
4 21 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (11.49%) DevOps
7 9 (10.34%) BDD
7 9 (10.34%) TDD
8 7 (8.05%) Information Security
9 5 (5.75%) Web Development
9 5 (5.75%) Automated Testing
9 5 (5.75%) OO
9 5 (5.75%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.75%) Cyber Security
9 5 (5.75%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.75%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.29%) Java
2 20 (22.99%) Ruby
3 18 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 16 (18.39%) Python
4 16 (18.39%) Bash Shell
5 11 (12.64%) Perl
6 8 (9.20%) PHP
6 8 (9.20%) SQL
7 6 (6.90%) C#
8 5 (5.75%) Scala
9 2 (2.30%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.15%) C++
10 1 (1.15%) C
10 1 (1.15%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 32 (36.78%) CISSP
2 25 (28.74%) CISM
3 22 (25.29%) CRISC
4 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) CEH
6 4 (4.60%) Degree
7 3 (3.45%) CISA
8 2 (2.30%) GIAC
8 2 (2.30%) ISEB
8 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (32.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (31.03%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.75%) WAI
4 4 (4.60%) QA
5 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (2.30%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) vCloud
2 6 (6.90%) Docker
3 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (14.94%) Ansible
2 12 (13.79%) Salt
3 11 (12.64%) logstash
4 10 (11.49%) Kibana
5 9 (10.34%) ZABBIX
6 7 (8.05%) Puppet
7 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (6.90%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.30%) MOM
9 1 (1.15%) Nagios
9 1 (1.15%) collectd
Vendors
1 13 (14.94%) Red Hat
2 12 (13.79%) VMware
3 11 (12.64%) Oracle
4 10 (11.49%) Google
5 5 (5.75%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.15%) HP
7 1 (1.15%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.15%) AppDynamics
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