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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 251 247 223
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs citing OWASP 19 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.044% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.059% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £423 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.34% -15.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £365 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £449 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £467 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +12.50%
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
7601 6804 6394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.70% 74.39% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3831 3521
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 260 258
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Oxfordshire - 8 £528 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £500 -
Berkshire - 4 £413 - 2
Surrey -3 2 £500 +11.73%
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (51.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (45.95%) Security Testing
2 17 (45.95%) Vulnerability Management
2 17 (45.95%) Information Security
3 16 (43.24%) CISSP
4 15 (40.54%) GIAC
4 15 (40.54%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (40.54%) Cyber Security
5 13 (35.14%) Firewall
5 13 (35.14%) Patch Management
5 13 (35.14%) Security Patching
6 10 (27.03%) SDLC
7 9 (24.32%) Risk Management
7 9 (24.32%) Validation
7 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (24.32%) HTML
7 9 (24.32%) Java
7 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
7 9 (24.32%) CSS
8 8 (21.62%) Oracle
8 8 (21.62%) Management Information System
8 8 (21.62%) WorldPay
8 8 (21.62%) Security Architecture
8 8 (21.62%) Web Development
9 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
9 6 (16.22%) ERP
10 5 (13.51%) Finance
10 5 (13.51%) Tomcat
10 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
10 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (13.51%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
1 1 (2.70%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.70%) JMeter
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Selenium
1 1 (2.70%) Fiddler
1 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
1 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Legal
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Retail Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Private Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Consultant
2 16 (43.24%) Security Consultant
3 14 (37.84%) Architect
4 13 (35.14%) Security Architect
5 8 (21.62%) Developer
6 7 (18.92%) Applications Developer
7 6 (16.22%) Web Applications Developer
7 6 (16.22%) Web Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Test Consultant
8 3 (8.11%) Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Tester
9 2 (5.41%) Security Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Application Security Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce Web Developer
10 1 (2.70%) Cloud Architect
10 1 (2.70%) Senior Tester
10 1 (2.70%) Penetration Tester
10 1 (2.70%) QA Tester
10 1 (2.70%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) HTML
1 9 (24.32%) CSS
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Information Security
1 17 (45.95%) Security Testing
1 17 (45.95%) Vulnerability Management
2 15 (40.54%) Cyber Security
2 15 (40.54%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (35.14%) Patch Management
3 13 (35.14%) Security Patching
4 10 (27.03%) SDLC
5 9 (24.32%) Risk Management
5 9 (24.32%) Validation
5 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (21.62%) Security Architecture
6 8 (21.62%) Web Development
7 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
7 6 (16.22%) ERP
8 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.81%) Change Control
9 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) Java
1 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) CISSP
2 15 (40.54%) GIAC
3 4 (10.81%) CISM
3 4 (10.81%) CRISC
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (51.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) WebInspect
2 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle
1 8 (21.62%) WorldPay
2 3 (8.11%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Red Gate
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