The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 239 226 218
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing OWASP 14 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.083% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.12% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
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£475 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £344 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.54% -8.33%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6951 6060 5428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.96% 72.15% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3847 3182 2680
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 257 335
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

OWASP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

OWASP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

OWASP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OWASP across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

OWASP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Surrey +3 10 £500 -
Berkshire 0 2 £550 +46.66% 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 £410 -
Kent - - - - 1
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (64.52%) CISSP
1 20 (64.52%) CISM
1 20 (64.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (61.29%) Risk Management
2 19 (61.29%) PCI DSS
3 18 (58.06%) CRISC
3 18 (58.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (58.06%) PRINCE2
4 17 (54.84%) ITIL
4 17 (54.84%) Change Control
5 10 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Linux
6 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
7 7 (22.58%) UNIX
7 7 (22.58%) CSS
7 7 (22.58%) Ruby
7 7 (22.58%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (22.58%) jQuery
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
8 6 (19.35%) XHTML
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle
8 6 (19.35%) SQL
8 6 (19.35%) HTML
9 5 (16.13%) WAI
9 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.13%) Web Accessibility
10 4 (12.90%) Information Security
10 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
11 2 (6.45%) Waterfall

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) WildFly
1 1 (3.23%) Node.js
1 1 (3.23%) Alfresco
1 1 (3.23%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JMeter
1 1 (3.23%) Maven
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) Gradle
1 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) Gerrit
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Consultant
1 19 (61.29%) Security Consultant
2 7 (22.58%) Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Lead Security Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) CSS
1 7 (22.58%) Ruby on Rails
1 7 (22.58%) jQuery
2 6 (19.35%) XHTML
2 6 (19.35%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) WSDL
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) J2EE
4 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.23%) Spring
4 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
1 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Risk Management
2 18 (58.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (58.06%) PRINCE2
3 17 (54.84%) ITIL
3 17 (54.84%) Change Control
4 10 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (12.90%) Information Security
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.45%) Security Management
7 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.23%) EAI
8 1 (3.23%) SOA
8 1 (3.23%) UML
8 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (3.23%) TDD
8 1 (3.23%) Use Case
8 1 (3.23%) ArchiMate
8 1 (3.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
2 7 (22.58%) Ruby
3 6 (19.35%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) CISSP
1 20 (64.52%) CISM
2 18 (58.06%) CRISC
3 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (64.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (61.29%) PCI DSS
3 5 (16.13%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) MOM
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) logstash
1 1 (3.23%) Salt
1 1 (3.23%) Kibana
1 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) VMware
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