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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 248 247 240
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing OWASP 9 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.13% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.16% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate £465 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £396
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 3 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £530 +29.26%
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 16 (48.48%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (42.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 12 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (36.36%) CREST Certified
4 11 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 10 (30.30%) CEH
6 9 (27.27%) IT Governance
6 9 (27.27%) Information Security
6 9 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (24.24%) Web Development
7 8 (24.24%) HTML
7 8 (24.24%) Java
7 8 (24.24%) CSS
8 6 (18.18%) Statistics
8 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle
8 6 (18.18%) Python
8 6 (18.18%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
9 5 (15.15%) SDLC
10 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
10 4 (12.12%) Validation
10 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
10 4 (12.12%) HTML5
10 4 (12.12%) WorldPay
10 4 (12.12%) Secure Coding
10 4 (12.12%) OSCP
11 3 (9.09%) Security Management

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) Confluence
2 2 (6.06%) Drupal
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) Joomla!
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) nginx
2 2 (6.06%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
1 1 (3.03%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) FTP
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
1 2 (6.06%) IPsec
1 2 (6.06%) LAN
1 2 (6.06%) NAS
1 2 (6.06%) Network Security
1 2 (6.06%) SAN
1 2 (6.06%) SMTP
1 2 (6.06%) SSH
1 2 (6.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) JUnit
2 2 (6.06%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Law
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
1 8 (24.24%) Lead Tester
1 8 (24.24%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (24.24%) Tester
2 7 (21.21%) IT Manager
2 7 (21.21%) IT Security Manager
2 7 (21.21%) Security Manager
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Web Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Applications Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Architect
5 4 (12.12%) IT Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) IT Security Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Security Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Scala Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior IT Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) CSS
1 8 (24.24%) HTML
2 4 (12.12%) HTML5
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) Ajax
3 2 (6.06%) CSS3
3 2 (6.06%) Django
3 2 (6.06%) Guice
3 2 (6.06%) JSON
3 2 (6.06%) Play Framework
3 2 (6.06%) REST
3 2 (6.06%) RESTful
3 2 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (6.06%) Spring
3 2 (6.06%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Statistics
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Debian
2 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (42.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 12 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (27.27%) Information Security
4 9 (27.27%) IT Governance
4 9 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (24.24%) Web Development
6 6 (18.18%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
7 5 (15.15%) SDLC
8 4 (12.12%) Secure Coding
8 4 (12.12%) Validation
9 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.09%) ERP
9 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 3 (9.09%) Security Management
10 2 (6.06%) CRM
10 2 (6.06%) Scrum
10 2 (6.06%) SEO
10 2 (6.06%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 6 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (6.06%) C
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) PHP
3 2 (6.06%) Ruby
3 2 (6.06%) Scala
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) CREST Certified
2 10 (30.30%) CEH
3 4 (12.12%) OSCP
4 2 (6.06%) Cyber Scheme
4 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) GIAC
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (3.03%) CISSP
5 1 (3.03%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) Sendmail
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nessus
1 2 (6.06%) Nmap
1 2 (6.06%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) WorldPay
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) Google
3 2 (6.06%) Qualys
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.03%) IBM