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 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 384 397 344
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -53
Contract jobs citing OWASP 18 7 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.084% 0.031% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.040% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 34
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£450 £700 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £480 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £725 £486
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16791 17576 15878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.53% 78.45% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11824 12256 11182
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 237 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
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 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 27 March 2015.

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 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
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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
City of London +16 1 £525 +5.00% 2
Hammersmith - - - -
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England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Jenkins
3 16 (50.00%) SonarQube
4 15 (46.88%) Bash Shell
4 15 (46.88%) Web Services
5 14 (43.75%) Linux
5 14 (43.75%) Artifactory
6 13 (40.63%) Scrum
7 12 (37.50%) Java
7 12 (37.50%) J2EE
7 12 (37.50%) Python
7 12 (37.50%) Red Hat
7 12 (37.50%) CentOS
7 12 (37.50%) Ansible
8 11 (34.38%) Salt
8 11 (34.38%) MongoDB
8 11 (34.38%) NoSQL
8 11 (34.38%) Gerrit
8 11 (34.38%) Git (software)
8 11 (34.38%) VMware
9 10 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
9 10 (31.25%) Perl
9 10 (31.25%) Ruby
9 10 (31.25%) logstash
10 9 (28.13%) DevOps
10 9 (28.13%) Kibana
10 9 (28.13%) Node.js
10 9 (28.13%) Gradle

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 9 (28.13%) Tomcat
1 9 (28.13%) Node.js
2 8 (25.00%) Apache
2 8 (25.00%) nginx
3 5 (15.63%) Confluence
3 5 (15.63%) JBoss
4 4 (12.50%) Mule
5 3 (9.38%) Alfresco
6 1 (3.13%) IIS
6 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (3.13%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (18.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) VPN
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
2 6 (18.75%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (15.63%) DMZ
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) MongoDB
1 11 (34.38%) NoSQL
2 10 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (25.00%) Redis
3 8 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) Big Data
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Jenkins
2 16 (50.00%) SonarQube
3 14 (43.75%) Artifactory
4 11 (34.38%) Gerrit
4 11 (34.38%) Git (software)
5 9 (28.13%) Gradle
5 9 (28.13%) Maven
6 7 (21.88%) Selenium
7 6 (18.75%) JMeter
8 5 (15.63%) JIRA
8 5 (15.63%) Mercurial
9 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
9 2 (6.25%) Android Studio
10 1 (3.13%) Appium
10 1 (3.13%) Calabash
10 1 (3.13%) PhantomJS
10 1 (3.13%) VisualVM
10 1 (3.13%) Subversion
10 1 (3.13%) Ant
10 1 (3.13%) JUnit
General
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Application Security Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Web Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Android Developer
4 2 (6.25%) iOS Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Security Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.13%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) Web Services
2 12 (37.50%) J2EE
3 9 (28.13%) jQuery
4 8 (25.00%) LAMP
5 6 (18.75%) JSON
5 6 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (18.75%) REST
6 5 (15.63%) RESTful
6 5 (15.63%) CSS
6 5 (15.63%) Spring
7 4 (12.50%) SOAP
7 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
8 3 (9.38%) HTML
8 3 (9.38%) XML
8 3 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (6.25%) Play Framework
9 2 (6.25%) Android SDK
9 2 (6.25%) J2ME
9 2 (6.25%) .NET
9 2 (6.25%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Open Source
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.38%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) Online Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Biometrics
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 12 (37.50%) CentOS
3 5 (15.63%) Ubuntu
4 3 (9.38%) Android
4 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) DevOps
5 7 (21.88%) TDD
5 7 (21.88%) BDD
6 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.50%) OO
7 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
7 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
8 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.25%) MVC
8 2 (6.25%) Information Security
8 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
8 2 (6.25%) Android Development
8 2 (6.25%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) Bash Shell
2 12 (37.50%) Java
2 12 (37.50%) Python
3 10 (31.25%) Ruby
3 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 10 (31.25%) Perl
4 7 (21.88%) PHP
5 3 (9.38%) C#
6 2 (6.25%) Scala
6 2 (6.25%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CISSP
2 2 (6.25%) CISM
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ISACA
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) vCloud
2 6 (18.75%) Docker
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) Ansible
2 11 (34.38%) Salt
3 10 (31.25%) logstash
4 9 (28.13%) Kibana
5 8 (25.00%) ZABBIX
6 7 (21.88%) Puppet
7 6 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (18.75%) HAProxy
8 1 (3.13%) collectd
8 1 (3.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 11 (34.38%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
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