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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 202 238 239
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +1
Contract jobs citing OWASP 64 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 3
Median daily rate £475 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £462 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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
7339 7317 6743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.12% 78.59% 75.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4510 4157 3755
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 262 280
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing OWASP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
West Sussex - 39 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +16 9 £525 +23.52%
Hampshire - 8 £400 - 2
Berkshire -3 2 £550 +46.66%
Kent - 2 £475 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £500 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 South East region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 61 (75.31%) Java
2 57 (70.37%) JUnit
3 56 (69.14%) HTTP
4 55 (67.90%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (66.67%) Subversion
5 54 (66.67%) Spring
6 53 (65.43%) JIRA
6 53 (65.43%) HTML
6 53 (65.43%) CSS
6 53 (65.43%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (65.43%) Jenkins
7 52 (64.20%) Git (software)
8 51 (62.96%) REST
8 51 (62.96%) Python
8 51 (62.96%) Ruby
9 50 (61.73%) Google
9 50 (61.73%) Ruby on Rails
9 50 (61.73%) Automated Testing
9 50 (61.73%) Guice
9 50 (61.73%) Django
9 50 (61.73%) Play Framework
10 49 (60.49%) Open Source
10 49 (60.49%) Confluence
10 49 (60.49%) HTML5
10 49 (60.49%) JSON
11 47 (58.02%) Ajax
11 47 (58.02%) Scala
11 47 (58.02%) CSS3
12 46 (56.79%) C#
13 45 (55.56%) Web Design

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 49 (60.49%) Confluence
2 11 (13.58%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.41%) Apache
4 4 (4.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (4.94%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.94%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.70%) CMS
6 2 (2.47%) Drupal
6 2 (2.47%) IIS
6 2 (2.47%) Joomla!
6 2 (2.47%) nginx
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.47%) WordPress
7 1 (1.23%) SAS
7 1 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 56 (69.14%) HTTP
2 13 (16.05%) FTP
3 12 (14.81%) SSH
4 11 (13.58%) Internet
4 11 (13.58%) IPsec
4 11 (13.58%) SMTP
5 2 (2.47%) DHCP
5 2 (2.47%) DNS
5 2 (2.47%) LAN
5 2 (2.47%) NAS
5 2 (2.47%) Network Security
5 2 (2.47%) SAN
5 2 (2.47%) WAN
5 2 (2.47%) Wireless
6 1 (1.23%) Firewall
6 1 (1.23%) SSL
6 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (35.80%) Relational Database
2 15 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 57 (70.37%) JUnit
2 54 (66.67%) Subversion
3 53 (65.43%) Jenkins
3 53 (65.43%) JIRA
4 52 (64.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.17%) Selenium
6 4 (4.94%) CruiseControl
6 4 (4.94%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.94%) Hudson
6 4 (4.94%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.70%) Gradle
8 2 (2.47%) JMeter
9 1 (1.23%) Checkstyle
9 1 (1.23%) FindBugs
9 1 (1.23%) Flyway
9 1 (1.23%) Liquibase
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (2.47%) Finance
1 2 (2.47%) Law
1 2 (2.47%) Publishing
1 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (65.43%) Developer
2 35 (43.21%) Scala Developer
3 29 (35.80%) Java Developer
4 19 (23.46%) Java Scala Developer
5 11 (13.58%) Lead Developer
5 11 (13.58%) Software Developer
6 10 (12.35%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Consultant
7 6 (7.41%) Security Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) Security Advisor
9 4 (4.94%) Digital Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Penetration Tester
10 3 (3.70%) Security Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (66.67%) Spring
2 53 (65.43%) CSS
2 53 (65.43%) HTML
3 51 (62.96%) REST
4 50 (61.73%) Django
4 50 (61.73%) Guice
4 50 (61.73%) Play Framework
4 50 (61.73%) Ruby on Rails
5 49 (60.49%) HTML5
5 49 (60.49%) JSON
6 47 (58.02%) Ajax
6 47 (58.02%) CSS3
7 44 (54.32%) RESTful
8 36 (44.44%) Spring MVC
9 7 (8.64%) .NET
9 7 (8.64%) Java EE
10 6 (7.41%) XML
11 4 (4.94%) Hibernate
11 4 (4.94%) NHibernate
11 4 (4.94%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) User Experience
2 11 (13.58%) Client/Server
2 11 (13.58%) Cryptography
3 9 (11.11%) CESG
4 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.94%) W3C
6 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (46.91%) Linux
2 16 (19.75%) Unix
3 15 (18.52%) Windows
4 11 (13.58%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.47%) Debian
5 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (67.90%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (65.43%) Continuous Integration
3 50 (61.73%) Automated Testing
4 49 (60.49%) Open Source
5 45 (55.56%) Web Design
6 41 (50.62%) Responsive Web Design
7 39 (48.15%) Scrum
8 36 (44.44%) MVC
9 35 (43.21%) Configuration Management
10 25 (30.86%) Web Development
11 20 (24.69%) Service Design
12 15 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
13 13 (16.05%) Mentoring
14 12 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
15 11 (13.58%) Patch Management
16 9 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
16 9 (11.11%) Fuzz Testing
16 9 (11.11%) Information Assurance
17 8 (9.88%) ISMS
18 7 (8.64%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 61 (75.31%) Java
2 51 (62.96%) Python
2 51 (62.96%) Ruby
3 47 (58.02%) Scala
4 46 (56.79%) C#
5 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.35%) SQL
6 4 (4.94%) C++
6 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.70%) C
8 2 (2.47%) Groovy
8 2 (2.47%) PHP
9 1 (1.23%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.23%) Perl
9 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.58%) CISSP
4 9 (11.11%) CEH
4 9 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (6.17%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.94%) CREST Certified
6 4 (4.94%) OSCP
6 4 (4.94%) SANS
7 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.47%) Cyber Scheme
7 2 (2.47%) GIAC
7 2 (2.47%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (1.23%) CISA
8 1 (1.23%) CISM
8 1 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.23%) Degree
8 1 (1.23%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) RMADS
2 3 (3.70%) COBIT
2 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (13.58%) Active Directory
1 11 (13.58%) Sendmail
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Nessus
1 2 (2.47%) Nmap
1 2 (2.47%) OpenVAS
2 1 (1.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 50 (61.73%) Google
2 20 (24.69%) Oracle
3 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
4 11 (13.58%) Citrix
5 4 (4.94%) ForgeRock
5 4 (4.94%) Pega
5 4 (4.94%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.47%) Qualys
6 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.47%) VMware
7 1 (1.23%) F5
7 1 (1.23%) HP