The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 401 434 387
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -47
Contract jobs citing OWASP 27 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.032% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.041% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 15
Average daily rate
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£500 £365 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.98% -30.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £323 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £388 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £381 £363
% change year-on-year
+24.59% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OWASP
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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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19078 19694 18813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.35% 77.70% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13764 13804 12807
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 228 338
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OWASP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in London

OWASP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OWASP across the London region.

OWASP Daily Rate Trend in London

OWASP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OWASP across the London region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram in London

OWASP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the London region over the 3 months to 20 October 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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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
City of London - - - - 1
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) TDD
3 17 (47.22%) Git (software)
3 17 (47.22%) .NET
4 15 (41.67%) C#
4 15 (41.67%) E-Commerce
5 14 (38.89%) HTML
5 14 (38.89%) CSS
5 14 (38.89%) Automated Testing
5 14 (38.89%) AngularJS
6 13 (36.11%) Node.js
7 12 (33.33%) EPiServer CMS
7 12 (33.33%) Information Security
7 12 (33.33%) EPiServer
7 12 (33.33%) PCI DSS
7 12 (33.33%) NHibernate
7 12 (33.33%) MVC
7 12 (33.33%) CMS
8 11 (30.56%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (22.22%) Java
9 8 (22.22%) Ruby
10 7 (19.44%) Scrum
11 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 6 (16.67%) BDD
12 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
12 5 (13.89%) Web Services
12 5 (13.89%) Python
12 5 (13.89%) Linux
12 5 (13.89%) Firewall
12 5 (13.89%) Security Testing

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 13 (36.11%) Node.js
2 12 (33.33%) CMS
2 12 (33.33%) EPiServer CMS
3 3 (8.33%) JBoss
3 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.56%) Apache
4 2 (5.56%) nginx
5 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Firewall
2 4 (11.11%) VPN
3 3 (8.33%) SSL
4 2 (5.56%) DMZ
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security
4 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.78%) LDAP
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) WLAN
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) HTTP
5 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.33%) Redis
3 2 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.33%) Gerrit
4 3 (8.33%) Artifactory
4 3 (8.33%) Mercurial
4 3 (8.33%) Selenium
4 3 (8.33%) JMeter
4 3 (8.33%) Maven
5 2 (5.56%) JUnit
5 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.56%) Capybara
6 1 (2.78%) Gradle
6 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.78%) PhantomJS
6 1 (2.78%) VisualVM
6 1 (2.78%) Checkstyle
6 1 (2.78%) Ant
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
1 12 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 10 (27.78%) Web Developer
2 10 (27.78%) .NET Web Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Security Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Application Security Specialist
3 5 (13.89%) Applications Specialist
3 5 (13.89%) Security Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Ethical Hacker
5 1 (2.78%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Development Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Security Tester
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (47.22%) .NET
2 14 (38.89%) CSS
2 14 (38.89%) HTML
2 14 (38.89%) AngularJS
3 12 (33.33%) NHibernate
4 5 (13.89%) Web Services
5 3 (8.33%) XML
5 3 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (5.56%) REST
6 2 (5.56%) JSON
6 2 (5.56%) Spring Security
6 2 (5.56%) J2EE
6 2 (5.56%) SAML
6 2 (5.56%) LAMP
6 2 (5.56%) Spring
6 2 (5.56%) OAuth
6 2 (5.56%) RESTful
6 2 (5.56%) XACML
6 2 (5.56%) OpenID
7 1 (2.78%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Open Source
1 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Ubuntu
2 3 (8.33%) Android
2 3 (8.33%) CentOS
2 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) TDD
3 15 (41.67%) E-Commerce
4 14 (38.89%) Automated Testing
5 12 (33.33%) MVC
5 12 (33.33%) Information Security
6 11 (30.56%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Scrum
8 6 (16.67%) BDD
9 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (8.33%) Kanban
10 3 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
10 3 (8.33%) DevOps
10 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 3 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
11 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) C#
2 8 (22.22%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) Ruby
3 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) Python
5 4 (11.11%) PHP
5 4 (11.11%) Objective-C
6 3 (8.33%) C
6 3 (8.33%) C++
7 2 (5.56%) Perl
7 2 (5.56%) SQL
7 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) CISSP
1 3 (8.33%) CISM
1 3 (8.33%) GIAC
1 3 (8.33%) CEH
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ISACA
3 1 (2.78%) CSSLP
3 1 (2.78%) PCI QSA
3 1 (2.78%) GSEC
3 1 (2.78%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (2.78%) BS25999
3 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) vCloud
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Puppet
1 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.33%) Ansible
1 3 (8.33%) Salt
2 2 (5.56%) Kibana
2 2 (5.56%) logstash
2 2 (5.56%) Nessus
2 2 (5.56%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.78%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) EPiServer
2 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.33%) VMware
2 3 (8.33%) Google
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Akamai