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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
UK / England
Rank 493 540 550
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +10
Contract jobs citing OWASP 80 64 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.17% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 33 16
Median daily rate £488 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £353 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £431 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.14% +23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
34247 37536 36338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 81.99% 78.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22846 24700 23777
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 844 1095 972
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
London +21 26 £525 +5.00% 10
South East +29 19 £474 -5.12% 4
South West +9 12 £480 -8.57% 5
North West +20 6 £525 +32.07% 1
Yorkshire +9 5 - - 3
East of England +6 4 £700 - 3
North East -19 3 £403 -1.82%
East Midlands - 3 £275 -
West Midlands -8 2 - - 1
OWASP
UK

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 122 (47.47%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.91%) Penetration Testing
3 80 (31.13%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (30.74%) Jenkins
5 78 (30.35%) C#
5 78 (30.35%) CSS
5 78 (30.35%) Linux
6 77 (29.96%) HTML
7 71 (27.63%) Java
8 70 (27.24%) Scrum
9 69 (26.85%) Python
9 69 (26.85%) Open Source
10 65 (25.29%) Ruby
11 64 (24.90%) Web Services
12 60 (23.35%) Automated Testing
13 57 (22.18%) MVC
13 57 (22.18%) REST
14 56 (21.79%) .NET
14 56 (21.79%) Ajax
15 54 (21.01%) Git (software)
16 51 (19.84%) JavaScript
17 49 (19.07%) Spring
18 48 (18.68%) SQL
18 48 (18.68%) Secure Coding
19 46 (17.90%) Security Testing
19 46 (17.90%) HTML5
20 45 (17.51%) Amazon AWS
21 44 (17.12%) SQL Server
22 40 (15.56%) Subversion
23 39 (15.18%) PostgreSQL

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 34 (13.23%) Confluence
2 32 (12.45%) IIS
3 29 (11.28%) nginx
4 17 (6.61%) CMS
5 11 (4.28%) Apache
6 9 (3.50%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (3.11%) JBoss
7 8 (3.11%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.72%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.33%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.56%) ATG Dynamo
10 4 (1.56%) Drupal
11 3 (1.17%) Mule ESB
11 3 (1.17%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.39%) SAS
13 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.51%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.11%) Boomi
3 8 (3.11%) GitHub
4 4 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.17%) SaaS
6 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.78%) IaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Heroku
7 1 (0.39%) Office 365
7 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.67%) HTTP
2 23 (8.95%) Firewall
3 20 (7.78%) Internet
4 11 (4.28%) Network Security
5 10 (3.89%) SSL
6 8 (3.11%) SSH
7 7 (2.72%) FTP
7 7 (2.72%) IPsec
7 7 (2.72%) SMTP
7 7 (2.72%) VPN
8 6 (2.33%) Kerberos
8 6 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (2.33%) Wireshark
9 5 (1.95%) Wireless
10 4 (1.56%) DMZ
11 1 (0.39%) LDAP
11 1 (0.39%) Skype
11 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 39 (15.18%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (13.62%) Relational Database
4 34 (13.23%) MongoDB
5 21 (8.17%) MySQL
6 20 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (6.61%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.50%) Redis
9 8 (3.11%) MS Access
9 8 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.39%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.39%) Riak
Development Applications
1 79 (30.74%) Jenkins
2 54 (21.01%) Git (software)
3 40 (15.56%) Subversion
4 37 (14.40%) JIRA
5 31 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (11.28%) JUnit
7 23 (8.95%) Travis CI
8 20 (7.78%) CircleCI
9 19 (7.39%) Burp Suite
9 19 (7.39%) Selenium
10 16 (6.23%) JMeter
11 9 (3.50%) Cucumber
12 8 (3.11%) SonarQube
13 7 (2.72%) Artifactory
13 7 (2.72%) Gerrit
14 6 (2.33%) Metasploit
14 6 (2.33%) Protractor
14 6 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (2.33%) Visual Studio
14 6 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (11.28%) Finance
2 5 (1.95%) Banking
2 5 (1.95%) Marketing
2 5 (1.95%) Retail
3 4 (1.56%) Back Office
4 2 (0.78%) Publishing
5 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 98 (38.13%) Developer
2 41 (15.95%) .NET Developer
3 33 (12.84%) Architect
4 28 (10.89%) Consultant
5 27 (10.51%) Java Developer
6 24 (9.34%) Tester
7 22 (8.56%) Security Consultant
7 22 (8.56%) Security Engineer
8 21 (8.17%) Security Architect
9 15 (5.84%) Penetration Tester
10 14 (5.45%) Analyst
11 12 (4.67%) Applications Consultant
12 11 (4.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.89%) Scala Developer
14 9 (3.50%) Access Developer
14 9 (3.50%) Microsoft Developer
15 8 (3.11%) Sitecore Developer
16 7 (2.72%) CMS Developer
16 7 (2.72%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (30.35%) CSS
2 77 (29.96%) HTML
3 64 (24.90%) Web Services
4 57 (22.18%) REST
5 56 (21.79%) .NET
5 56 (21.79%) Ajax
6 49 (19.07%) Spring
7 46 (17.90%) HTML5
8 39 (15.18%) JSON
9 38 (14.79%) ASP.NET
10 37 (14.40%) RESTful
11 36 (14.01%) XML
12 34 (13.23%) Django
13 33 (12.84%) CSS3
13 33 (12.84%) LINQ
14 31 (12.06%) jQuery
14 31 (12.06%) Play Framework
15 30 (11.67%) Ruby on Rails
16 28 (10.89%) Guice
16 28 (10.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.89%) N-Tier
2 19 (7.39%) User Experience
3 16 (6.23%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.06%) Cryptography
5 8 (3.11%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.72%) CESG
6 7 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.95%) PKI
8 5 (1.95%) W3C
9 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.78%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.78%) Fintech
10 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (30.35%) Linux
2 34 (13.23%) Windows
3 17 (6.61%) Unix
4 6 (2.33%) CentOS
4 6 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.33%) Windows Vista
5 4 (1.56%) Android
5 4 (1.56%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.78%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (47.47%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.91%) Penetration Testing
3 80 (31.13%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (27.24%) Scrum
5 69 (26.85%) Open Source
6 60 (23.35%) Automated Testing
7 57 (22.18%) MVC
8 48 (18.68%) Secure Coding
9 46 (17.90%) Security Testing
10 34 (13.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 34 (13.23%) Web Development
11 32 (12.45%) OOP
12 31 (12.06%) Configuration Management
12 31 (12.06%) Web Design
13 30 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 30 (11.67%) Information Security
14 26 (10.12%) Fuzz Testing
15 25 (9.73%) TDD
16 24 (9.34%) Static Code Analysis
17 21 (8.17%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 78 (30.35%) C#
2 71 (27.63%) Java
3 69 (26.85%) Python
4 65 (25.29%) Ruby
5 51 (19.84%) JavaScript
6 48 (18.68%) SQL
7 36 (14.01%) Scala
8 31 (12.06%) PHP
9 28 (10.89%) VB.NET
10 8 (3.11%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.11%) VBA
11 7 (2.72%) Perl
12 5 (1.95%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.78%) C
14 1 (0.39%) C++
14 1 (0.39%) Groovy
14 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (14.79%) CISSP
2 22 (8.56%) CHECK Team Member
3 21 (8.17%) Security Cleared
4 20 (7.78%) SANS
5 14 (5.45%) CREST Certified
5 14 (5.45%) GIAC
6 12 (4.67%) Degree
7 11 (4.28%) CISM
8 10 (3.89%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (3.50%) SC Cleared
10 8 (3.11%) CISA
11 7 (2.72%) CEH
11 7 (2.72%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (2.33%) CLAS
13 5 (1.95%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.95%) ISEB
13 5 (1.95%) OSCP
14 4 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (1.56%) ISSAP
14 4 (1.56%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.95%) PCI DSS
2 15 (5.84%) QA
3 14 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (2.72%) WAI
5 7 (2.72%) WCAG
6 6 (2.33%) COBIT
7 5 (1.95%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 4 (1.56%) RMADS
9 3 (1.17%) SDET
10 1 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.39%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.45%) Docker
3 7 (2.72%) Sendmail
3 7 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.95%) vCloud
5 4 (1.56%) LXC
5 4 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.39%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (5.06%) Ansible
2 12 (4.67%) HP Fortify
3 9 (3.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 9 (3.50%) logstash
3 9 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.72%) Kibana
4 7 (2.72%) Nmap
4 7 (2.72%) Puppet
5 6 (2.33%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (2.33%) HAProxy
6 5 (1.95%) Rundeck
6 5 (1.95%) Salt
6 5 (1.95%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.78%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.39%) Core Impact
8 1 (0.39%) Graphite
8 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.39%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.39%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 34 (13.23%) Google
2 27 (10.51%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.39%) Oracle
4 11 (4.28%) HP
5 9 (3.50%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.50%) Sitecore
5 9 (3.50%) VMware
6 8 (3.11%) Dell
7 7 (2.72%) Citrix
8 6 (2.33%) Black Duck
8 6 (2.33%) CA
8 6 (2.33%) Sonatype
8 6 (2.33%) Veracode
9 4 (1.56%) ATG
9 4 (1.56%) Splunk
10 3 (1.17%) SAP
11 2 (0.78%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.78%) ForgeRock
12 1 (0.39%) Pega
12 1 (0.39%) Qualys