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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 528 513 547
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +34
Contract jobs citing OWASP 41 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.086% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.12% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 22
Average daily rate
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£473 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.97% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £313 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £500 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £245
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +63.26%
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
37903 35325 37963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.50% 73.75% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23950 22116 22455
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 961 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
London +10 23 £500 +47.05% 7
South East -11 4 £423 -15.50% 3
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 4
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OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.68%) Java
3 21 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 20 (31.75%) HTML
4 20 (31.75%) CSS
5 17 (26.98%) JavaScript
5 17 (26.98%) SQL
5 17 (26.98%) .NET
5 17 (26.98%) SOA
6 16 (25.40%) Information Security
6 16 (25.40%) TDD
7 15 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (23.81%) AngularJS
8 14 (22.22%) C#
8 14 (22.22%) Oracle
8 14 (22.22%) CISSP
8 14 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 14 (22.22%) Node.js
9 13 (20.63%) XML
9 13 (20.63%) CEH
9 13 (20.63%) NHibernate
10 12 (19.05%) Linux
10 12 (19.05%) Apache
10 12 (19.05%) Automated Testing
11 11 (17.46%) Web Services
11 11 (17.46%) UML
11 11 (17.46%) SSL
11 11 (17.46%) PCI DSS
11 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
12 10 (15.87%) WebLogic

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 14 (22.22%) Node.js
2 12 (19.05%) Apache
3 10 (15.87%) WebLogic
3 10 (15.87%) CMS
3 10 (15.87%) EPiServer CMS
4 6 (9.52%) Oracle Application Server
4 6 (9.52%) IIS
5 5 (7.94%) Tomcat
6 4 (6.35%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (6.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (3.17%) nginx
9 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) IaaS
2 6 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.59%) SaaS
5 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) SSL
2 7 (11.11%) Firewall
2 7 (11.11%) Internet
3 3 (4.76%) HTTP
3 3 (4.76%) VPN
3 3 (4.76%) DNS
4 2 (3.17%) DMZ
4 2 (3.17%) Network Security
4 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.59%) Telnet
5 1 (1.59%) LDAP
5 1 (1.59%) LAN
5 1 (1.59%) WLAN
5 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (11.11%) MySQL
2 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
5 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.17%) Redis
8 1 (1.59%) Big Data
8 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.11%) Selenium
3 6 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 5 (7.94%) JUnit
5 4 (6.35%) Subversion
5 4 (6.35%) JDeveloper
5 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.76%) Hudson
6 3 (4.76%) Maven
6 3 (4.76%) JMeter
6 3 (4.76%) CruiseControl
6 3 (4.76%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.17%) Artifactory
7 2 (3.17%) Mercurial
7 2 (3.17%) Capybara
7 2 (3.17%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.59%) Checkstyle
8 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (15.87%) Manufacturing
2 6 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Automotive
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Architect
1 13 (20.63%) Developer
2 11 (17.46%) Web Developer
3 10 (15.87%) .NET Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Security Architect
4 8 (12.70%) .NET Web Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) Information Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Lead Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Lead Security Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.76%) Java Web Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.75%) HTML
1 20 (31.75%) CSS
2 17 (26.98%) .NET
3 15 (23.81%) AngularJS
4 13 (20.63%) NHibernate
4 13 (20.63%) XML
5 11 (17.46%) Web Services
6 6 (9.52%) Middleware
6 6 (9.52%) LAMP
7 5 (7.94%) Spring
7 5 (7.94%) XSLT
7 5 (7.94%) JSP
7 5 (7.94%) J2EE
7 5 (7.94%) jQuery
7 5 (7.94%) RESTful
8 4 (6.35%) Java EE
8 4 (6.35%) Oracle ADF
9 3 (4.76%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.76%) XML Schema
9 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) RMADS
2 6 (9.52%) Open Source
3 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.76%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.76%) W3C
4 3 (4.76%) Taxonomies
4 3 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.17%) Statistics
6 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Linux
2 8 (12.70%) Windows
3 6 (9.52%) UNIX
4 3 (4.76%) Android
4 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.17%) CentOS
5 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 17 (26.98%) SOA
4 16 (25.40%) Information Security
4 16 (25.40%) TDD
5 12 (19.05%) Automated Testing
6 11 (17.46%) UML
7 10 (15.87%) ITIL
7 10 (15.87%) MVC
7 10 (15.87%) Risk Management
7 10 (15.87%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Scrum
9 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.52%) Security Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Information Assurance
10 6 (9.52%) Security Architecture
10 6 (9.52%) BDD
10 6 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (9.52%) Web Development
11 4 (6.35%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) Java
2 17 (26.98%) JavaScript
2 17 (26.98%) SQL
3 14 (22.22%) C#
4 7 (11.11%) Python
4 7 (11.11%) Ruby
5 6 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.94%) C
6 5 (7.94%) PHP
7 4 (6.35%) C++
7 4 (6.35%) Objective-C
8 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.17%) Perl
9 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.59%) PHP5
10 1 (1.59%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) CISSP
2 13 (20.63%) CEH
3 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.70%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) CISM
5 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) CSSLP
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (17.46%) PCI DSS
3 10 (15.87%) ISO 9000
4 3 (4.76%) QA
5 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.59%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) vCloud
1 2 (3.17%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Nessus
2 2 (3.17%) ZABBIX
2 2 (3.17%) Puppet
2 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.17%) Ansible
2 2 (3.17%) logstash
2 2 (3.17%) Salt
2 2 (3.17%) Kibana
3 1 (1.59%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.59%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Oracle
2 10 (15.87%) EPiServer
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.35%) Akamai
5 2 (3.17%) JBoss
5 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.17%) VMware
5 2 (3.17%) Google
6 1 (1.59%) IBM
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