The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 6 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 392 404 414
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Contract jobs citing OWASP 39 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.13% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 11
Median daily rate £525 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
OWASP
England

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
18699 18662 19002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.89% 83.55% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13450 13314 14022
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 227 249
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.56 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.89% +0.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the London region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
City of London +6 6 £500 +15.94% 2
Croydon -21 1 £463 +23.33%
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 London region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 57 (53.77%) Penetration Testing
2 49 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (41.51%) Security Testing
4 43 (40.57%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (39.62%) Open Source
6 35 (33.02%) Automated Testing
7 34 (32.08%) Web Services
7 34 (32.08%) Linux
7 34 (32.08%) Python
7 34 (32.08%) Jenkins
8 33 (31.13%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (30.19%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (29.25%) nginx
11 30 (28.30%) Ruby
11 30 (28.30%) PHP
12 25 (23.58%) Static Code Analysis
12 25 (23.58%) Social Engineering
12 25 (23.58%) Static Program Analysis
12 25 (23.58%) Fuzz Testing
13 24 (22.64%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (21.70%) CHECK Team Member
14 23 (21.70%) Java
15 21 (19.81%) Finance
15 21 (19.81%) CREST Certified
15 21 (19.81%) Travis CI
16 20 (18.87%) Secure Coding
17 19 (17.92%) CircleCI
18 18 (16.98%) Firewall
19 17 (16.04%) CISSP
19 17 (16.04%) Web Development

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 31 (29.25%) nginx
2 11 (10.38%) Tomcat
3 10 (9.43%) Apache
3 10 (9.43%) JBoss
4 6 (5.66%) Mule ESB
5 4 (3.77%) CMS
5 4 (3.77%) Drupal
6 1 (0.94%) Confluence
6 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.94%) SAS
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.94%) WildFly
6 1 (0.94%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (31.13%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.49%) GitHub
4 5 (4.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.89%) IaaS
5 2 (1.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.94%) Heroku
6 1 (0.94%) Office 365
6 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) Firewall
2 15 (14.15%) Internet
3 10 (9.43%) VPN
4 9 (8.49%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (6.60%) Kerberos
5 7 (6.60%) SSL
6 6 (5.66%) DMZ
7 2 (1.89%) HTTP
7 2 (1.89%) Network Security
8 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.94%) LDAP
8 1 (0.94%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.94%) Skype
8 1 (0.94%) SSH
8 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (30.19%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (12.26%) MongoDB
3 10 (9.43%) MySQL
4 8 (7.55%) NoSQL
4 8 (7.55%) Redis
5 2 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.94%) QlikView
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (32.08%) Jenkins
2 21 (19.81%) Travis CI
3 19 (17.92%) CircleCI
4 11 (10.38%) Git (software)
5 10 (9.43%) Artifactory
5 10 (9.43%) Gerrit
5 10 (9.43%) SonarQube
6 9 (8.49%) Burp Suite
6 9 (8.49%) JMeter
6 9 (8.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (6.60%) Mercurial
8 5 (4.72%) Protractor
9 4 (3.77%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.83%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.83%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.89%) JUnit
11 2 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (1.89%) Selenium
11 2 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Marketing
3 3 (2.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Publishing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (31.13%) Security Engineer
2 22 (20.75%) Developer
3 14 (13.21%) Analyst
4 12 (11.32%) Tester
5 10 (9.43%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Security Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Applications Developer
7 8 (7.55%) Architect
7 8 (7.55%) Penetration Tester
8 7 (6.60%) .NET Developer
8 7 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Principal Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Principal Security Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.72%) CISSP Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Security Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
12 3 (2.83%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (32.08%) Web Services
2 14 (13.21%) .NET
3 10 (9.43%) LAMP
3 10 (9.43%) LAPP Stack
3 10 (9.43%) LEMP Stack
4 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.55%) REST
4 8 (7.55%) SAML
5 7 (6.60%) CSS
5 7 (6.60%) HTML
5 7 (6.60%) J2EE
6 6 (5.66%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (5.66%) RESTful
7 5 (4.72%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.83%) Django
8 3 (2.83%) HTML5
8 3 (2.83%) Java EE
8 3 (2.83%) JSON
8 3 (2.83%) Play Framework
8 3 (2.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Cryptography
2 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.89%) Fintech
3 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.89%) PKI
3 2 (1.89%) User Experience
3 2 (1.89%) Wiki
4 1 (0.94%) Blog
4 1 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.08%) Linux
2 8 (7.55%) CentOS
3 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Ubuntu
4 5 (4.72%) Unix
5 4 (3.77%) Windows
6 1 (0.94%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (53.77%) Penetration Testing
2 49 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (41.51%) Security Testing
4 43 (40.57%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (39.62%) Open Source
6 35 (33.02%) Automated Testing
7 25 (23.58%) Fuzz Testing
7 25 (23.58%) Social Engineering
7 25 (23.58%) Static Code Analysis
7 25 (23.58%) Static Program Analysis
8 24 (22.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (18.87%) Secure Coding
10 17 (16.04%) Web Development
11 14 (13.21%) Security Architecture
12 13 (12.26%) Information Security
12 13 (12.26%) Scrum
13 12 (11.32%) DevOps
13 12 (11.32%) Source Code Analysis
14 11 (10.38%) Risk Management
15 10 (9.43%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.08%) Python
2 30 (28.30%) PHP
2 30 (28.30%) Ruby
3 23 (21.70%) Java
4 13 (12.26%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.38%) Perl
6 10 (9.43%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.66%) C#
8 4 (3.77%) Scala
9 2 (1.89%) C
9 2 (1.89%) SQL
10 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (21.70%) CHECK Team Member
2 21 (19.81%) CREST Certified
3 17 (16.04%) CISSP
4 11 (10.38%) CEH
5 9 (8.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (7.55%) Degree
7 6 (5.66%) GIAC
7 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
8 5 (4.72%) SANS
9 2 (1.89%) CISM
9 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.94%) CISA
10 1 (0.94%) CISMP
10 1 (0.94%) ECSA
10 1 (0.94%) GSEC
10 1 (0.94%) ISACA
10 1 (0.94%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.94%) OSCP
10 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (4.72%) QA
3 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.89%) RMADS
3 2 (1.89%) SDET
4 1 (0.94%) COBIT
4 1 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.94%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (9.43%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (7.55%) vCloud
3 7 (6.60%) Docker
4 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.94%) KVM
6 1 (0.94%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) HP Fortify
2 10 (9.43%) Ansible
3 8 (7.55%) CA Single Sign-On
3 8 (7.55%) HAProxy
3 8 (7.55%) Kibana
3 8 (7.55%) logstash
4 7 (6.60%) Rundeck
4 7 (6.60%) Salt
4 7 (6.60%) ZABBIX
5 3 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.83%) Puppet
6 2 (1.89%) Nmap
7 1 (0.94%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.94%) Graphite
7 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.94%) Nagios
7 1 (0.94%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) HP
2 11 (10.38%) Red Hat
3 10 (9.43%) VMware
4 9 (8.49%) Black Duck
4 9 (8.49%) Sonatype
4 9 (8.49%) Veracode
5 8 (7.55%) CA
6 7 (6.60%) Google
6 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.72%) Mercator
8 1 (0.94%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco
8 1 (0.94%) Citrix
8 1 (0.94%) F5
8 1 (0.94%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.94%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.94%) Qualys
8 1 (0.94%) SAP
8 1 (0.94%) Splunk
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