The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 480 548 568
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +20
Contract jobs citing OWASP 157 65 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.13% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.16% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 35 12
Median daily rate £500 £425 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £377 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £525 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £491 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+22.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
OWASP
UK

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
41611 40093 38816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 79.03% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27834 25415 24688
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 1174 1149
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing OWASP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +32 65 £486 +21.56% 3
London +6 52 £513 +13.88% 12
North West - 18 £474 - 2
South West +8 9 £615 -
East Midlands - 6 £615 -
Yorkshire +5 3 £400 - 3
North East - 3 £381 -
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OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OWASP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 138 (59.23%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (41.20%) Java
3 85 (36.48%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (34.76%) C#
5 79 (33.91%) Open Source
6 76 (32.62%) HTML
6 76 (32.62%) CSS
7 75 (32.19%) Linux
8 72 (30.90%) Python
8 72 (30.90%) Scrum
9 70 (30.04%) Jenkins
10 69 (29.61%) Ruby
11 65 (27.90%) REST
12 64 (27.47%) HTML5
12 64 (27.47%) Subversion
13 63 (27.04%) HTTP
14 62 (26.61%) JSON
14 62 (26.61%) Git (software)
14 62 (26.61%) CSS3
15 60 (25.75%) Spring
16 59 (25.32%) JIRA
17 57 (24.46%) JUnit
18 56 (24.03%) Automated Testing
19 54 (23.18%) Penetration Testing
20 53 (22.75%) Google
20 53 (22.75%) Ruby on Rails
21 52 (22.32%) MVC
21 52 (22.32%) Confluence
22 50 (21.46%) Django
23 49 (21.03%) Guice

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (22.32%) Confluence
2 14 (6.01%) CMS
3 12 (5.15%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (4.72%) Apache
4 11 (4.72%) MS Exchange
5 10 (4.29%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.29%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.00%) JBoss
6 7 (3.00%) nginx
7 6 (2.58%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.15%) IIS
8 5 (2.15%) Mule ESB
9 4 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.29%) Node.js
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.29%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.29%) WordPress
11 2 (0.86%) Drupal
11 2 (0.86%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.88%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.15%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.15%) GitHub
4 4 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.43%) Force.com
6 1 (0.43%) IaaS
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (27.04%) HTTP
2 25 (10.73%) Firewall
2 25 (10.73%) Internet
3 16 (6.87%) SSL
4 14 (6.01%) SSH
5 13 (5.58%) FTP
6 11 (4.72%) IPsec
6 11 (4.72%) SMTP
7 10 (4.29%) Network Security
8 8 (3.43%) VPN
8 8 (3.43%) Wireless
9 6 (2.58%) DMZ
10 4 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.86%) DHCP
11 2 (0.86%) DNS
11 2 (0.86%) LAN
11 2 (0.86%) NAS
11 2 (0.86%) SAN
11 2 (0.86%) WAN
12 1 (0.43%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.02%) Relational Database
2 24 (10.30%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.30%) MySQL
4 16 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.86%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.43%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.58%) Redis
8 5 (2.15%) DB2
8 5 (2.15%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (30.04%) Jenkins
2 64 (27.47%) Subversion
3 62 (26.61%) Git (software)
4 59 (25.32%) JIRA
5 57 (24.46%) JUnit
6 13 (5.58%) Selenium
6 13 (5.58%) SpecFlow
7 11 (4.72%) JMeter
8 10 (4.29%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.43%) TeamCity
10 7 (3.00%) WebDriver
11 6 (2.58%) Artifactory
11 6 (2.58%) CruiseControl
11 6 (2.58%) Gerrit
11 6 (2.58%) SonarQube
11 6 (2.58%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (2.15%) Burp Suite
12 5 (2.15%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.72%) Hudson
13 4 (1.72%) Protractor
General
1 21 (9.01%) Finance
2 12 (5.15%) Law
3 7 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.15%) Retail
5 3 (1.29%) Legal
6 2 (0.86%) Banking
6 2 (0.86%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Military
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (36.05%) Developer
2 37 (15.88%) Architect
3 35 (15.02%) Scala Developer
4 32 (13.73%) Java Developer
5 27 (11.59%) Analyst
6 25 (10.73%) Tester
7 24 (10.30%) Security Analyst
8 21 (9.01%) Consultant
9 20 (8.58%) Security Architect
10 19 (8.15%) Java Scala Developer
11 17 (7.30%) C# Developer
11 17 (7.30%) Lead Developer
11 17 (7.30%) Security Consultant
12 14 (6.01%) Penetration Tester
12 14 (6.01%) Software Developer
13 13 (5.58%) Security Tester
14 12 (5.15%) Application Security Analyst
15 11 (4.72%) Agile Developer
16 10 (4.29%) Ethical Hacker
17 9 (3.86%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (32.62%) CSS
1 76 (32.62%) HTML
2 65 (27.90%) REST
3 64 (27.47%) HTML5
4 62 (26.61%) CSS3
4 62 (26.61%) JSON
5 60 (25.75%) Spring
6 53 (22.75%) Ruby on Rails
7 50 (21.46%) Django
8 49 (21.03%) Ajax
8 49 (21.03%) Guice
8 49 (21.03%) Play Framework
9 47 (20.17%) RESTful
10 46 (19.74%) .NET
11 38 (16.31%) Spring MVC
12 21 (9.01%) Web Services
13 19 (8.15%) AngularJS
14 16 (6.87%) XML
15 14 (6.01%) .NET Framework
15 14 (6.01%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.44%) CESG
2 19 (8.15%) User Experience
3 16 (6.87%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (5.15%) Client/Server
4 12 (5.15%) PKI
5 11 (4.72%) Cryptography
5 11 (4.72%) Public Cloud
6 10 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.29%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.72%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.72%) Social Media
9 4 (1.72%) W3C
10 3 (1.29%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.86%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.86%) NHS
12 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 75 (32.19%) Linux
2 28 (12.02%) Unix
3 26 (11.16%) Windows
4 11 (4.72%) Windows Vista
5 8 (3.43%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.58%) CentOS
6 6 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.58%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.72%) Android
7 4 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.29%) zOS
9 2 (0.86%) Debian
9 2 (0.86%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (59.23%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (36.48%) Continuous Integration
3 79 (33.91%) Open Source
4 72 (30.90%) Scrum
5 56 (24.03%) Automated Testing
6 54 (23.18%) Penetration Testing
7 52 (22.32%) MVC
8 47 (20.17%) Web Design
9 43 (18.45%) Responsive Web Design
10 41 (17.60%) Configuration Management
10 41 (17.60%) Web Development
11 40 (17.17%) Cybersecurity
11 40 (17.17%) Information Security
12 30 (12.88%) Security Testing
13 29 (12.45%) Ethical Hacking
14 25 (10.73%) BDD
15 23 (9.87%) Security Architecture
16 22 (9.44%) Service Design
17 20 (8.58%) Data Protection
17 20 (8.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 96 (41.20%) Java
2 81 (34.76%) C#
3 72 (30.90%) Python
4 69 (29.61%) Ruby
5 49 (21.03%) Scala
6 38 (16.31%) SQL
7 34 (14.59%) JavaScript
8 23 (9.87%) PHP
9 14 (6.01%) PowerShell
10 11 (4.72%) Perl
11 10 (4.29%) C++
12 8 (3.43%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.43%) C
12 8 (3.43%) FQL
12 8 (3.43%) VB
13 6 (2.58%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.86%) Go
15 2 (0.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (17.17%) CISSP
2 24 (10.30%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.73%) SANS
4 17 (7.30%) CEH
4 17 (7.30%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.44%) CREST Certified
6 14 (6.01%) Degree
7 10 (4.29%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (3.43%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.43%) OSCP
9 7 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (3.00%) CISM
10 6 (2.58%) CISA
11 5 (2.15%) GIAC
11 5 (2.15%) ISSAP
12 4 (1.72%) GWAPT
12 4 (1.72%) ISEB
12 4 (1.72%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.72%) OSCE
13 3 (1.29%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (7.73%) WCAG
3 17 (7.30%) PCI DSS
4 11 (4.72%) QA
5 9 (3.86%) COBIT
6 7 (3.00%) WAI
7 6 (2.58%) GPG13
8 5 (2.15%) RMADS
9 4 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.72%) Sendmail
3 6 (2.58%) vCloud
4 5 (2.15%) Docker
5 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.86%) vSphere
5 2 (0.86%) Xen
5 2 (0.86%) XenServer
6 1 (0.43%) LXC
Systems Management
1 11 (4.72%) Ansible
2 8 (3.43%) Puppet
3 7 (3.00%) Salt
4 6 (2.58%) OpenAM
5 5 (2.15%) Nessus
5 5 (2.15%) Nmap
5 5 (2.15%) Rundeck
6 4 (1.72%) HAProxy
6 4 (1.72%) HP Fortify
6 4 (1.72%) Kibana
6 4 (1.72%) logstash
6 4 (1.72%) OpenVAS
6 4 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.72%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.29%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.86%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.86%) Terraform
8 2 (0.86%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 53 (22.75%) Google
2 34 (14.59%) Oracle
3 29 (12.45%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.44%) Sitecore
5 11 (4.72%) Citrix
5 11 (4.72%) EPiServer
6 9 (3.86%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.43%) ServiceNow
7 8 (3.43%) VMware
8 6 (2.58%) Black Duck
8 6 (2.58%) Sonatype
8 6 (2.58%) Veracode
9 5 (2.15%) Capita
9 5 (2.15%) F5
9 5 (2.15%) HP
9 5 (2.15%) Qualys
10 4 (1.72%) ForgeRock
10 4 (1.72%) IBM
10 4 (1.72%) Pega
11 2 (0.86%) Splunk
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