The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 246 211 231
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +20
Contract jobs citing OWASP 3 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.033% 0.15% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.22% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
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£350 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
+19.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6685 5980 6836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.66% 70.40% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3664 3192 3249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 260 315
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
OWASP
England

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
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 July 2014. 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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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
Hampshire - 3 £350 - 1
Kent - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) Java
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 10 (83.33%) Oracle
3 9 (75.00%) Apache
4 7 (58.33%) Linux
5 6 (50.00%) UNIX
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (50.00%) SSL
5 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (50.00%) Middleware
5 6 (50.00%) WebLogic
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (41.67%) XML
6 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (33.33%) HTML
7 4 (33.33%) CSS
7 4 (33.33%) UML
7 4 (33.33%) Selenium
8 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
8 3 (25.00%) CruiseControl
8 3 (25.00%) Subversion
8 3 (25.00%) Spring
8 3 (25.00%) Web Development
8 3 (25.00%) Java EE
8 3 (25.00%) NHibernate
8 3 (25.00%) Tomcat

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) Apache
2 6 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SSL
2 3 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 3 (25.00%) CruiseControl
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
2 3 (25.00%) Hudson
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Java Web Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Middleware
2 5 (41.67%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (25.00%) Spring
4 3 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 3 (25.00%) Java EE
4 3 (25.00%) WebCenter
4 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (8.33%) XSD
6 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) JSF
6 1 (8.33%) Ajax
6 1 (8.33%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
2 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (33.33%) UML
3 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Business Development
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) C#
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft