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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
England / South East
Rank 221 245 251
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +6
Contract jobs citing OWASP 20 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 3
Median daily rate £475 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £349
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
5739 6656 7227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.23% 79.98% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 3988 3999
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 286 241
Median hourly rate £38.50 £44.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +76.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

OWASP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

OWASP Hourly 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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
Buckinghamshire +11 6 £498 -6.13%
West Sussex +11 6 £468 +13.33%
Hampshire - 5 £400 - 1
Surrey +10 2 £475 -5.00% 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 39 (56.52%) HTML
2 36 (52.17%) C#
3 35 (50.72%) CSS
4 33 (47.83%) SQL Server
5 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (43.48%) SQL
7 28 (40.58%) .NET
8 27 (39.13%) Ajax
9 26 (37.68%) JavaScript
10 25 (36.23%) XML
10 25 (36.23%) MVC
10 25 (36.23%) Secure Coding
11 24 (34.78%) ASP.NET
11 24 (34.78%) Java
12 23 (33.33%) VB.NET
12 23 (33.33%) IIS
12 23 (33.33%) OOP
12 23 (33.33%) N-Tier
12 23 (33.33%) WCF
12 23 (33.33%) LINQ
12 23 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
12 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 21 (30.43%) jQuery
14 20 (28.99%) HTML5
14 20 (28.99%) Windows
15 19 (27.54%) Scrum
16 18 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (24.64%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (24.64%) REST

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 23 (33.33%) IIS
2 10 (14.49%) CMS
3 9 (13.04%) Confluence
4 7 (10.14%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
6 4 (5.80%) Apache
6 4 (5.80%) WebLogic
7 3 (4.35%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.90%) JBoss
9 1 (1.45%) nginx
9 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.14%) Boomi
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.45%) IaaS
5 1 (1.45%) PaaS
5 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) HTTP
2 7 (10.14%) FTP
2 7 (10.14%) IPsec
2 7 (10.14%) SMTP
2 7 (10.14%) SSH
3 6 (8.70%) Firewall
3 6 (8.70%) Internet
4 2 (2.90%) Wireless
5 1 (1.45%) LDAP
5 1 (1.45%) Network Security
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (24.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
4 9 (13.04%) MongoDB
5 7 (10.14%) MS Access
5 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (7.25%) MySQL
8 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
9 3 (4.35%) Redis
10 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
3 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 11 (15.94%) Subversion
5 10 (14.49%) JUnit
6 9 (13.04%) JIRA
7 4 (5.80%) Burp Suite
7 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.35%) JMeter
8 3 (4.35%) Selenium
9 2 (2.90%) Checkstyle
9 2 (2.90%) Cobertura
9 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.90%) Maven
9 2 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.45%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.45%) Protractor
10 1 (1.45%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Back Office
3 3 (4.35%) Publishing
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (56.52%) Developer
2 20 (28.99%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Access Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Java Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Security Architect
6 6 (8.70%) CMS Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Scala Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Sitecore Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Information Assurance Leader
7 4 (5.80%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Agile Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Java Scala Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Security Advisor
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (56.52%) HTML
2 35 (50.72%) CSS
3 28 (40.58%) .NET
4 27 (39.13%) Ajax
5 25 (36.23%) XML
6 24 (34.78%) ASP.NET
7 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 23 (33.33%) LINQ
7 23 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
7 23 (33.33%) WCF
8 21 (30.43%) jQuery
9 20 (28.99%) HTML5
10 17 (24.64%) REST
11 16 (23.19%) Spring
11 16 (23.19%) Web Services
12 11 (15.94%) JSON
13 9 (13.04%) CSS3
13 9 (13.04%) Django
13 9 (13.04%) Guice
13 9 (13.04%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 7 (10.14%) CESG
2 7 (10.14%) Client/Server
2 7 (10.14%) Cryptography
3 6 (8.70%) User Experience
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) Windows
2 13 (18.84%) Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Unix
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.23%) MVC
2 25 (36.23%) Secure Coding
3 23 (33.33%) OOP
4 19 (27.54%) Scrum
5 18 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (23.19%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (15.94%) Automated Testing
7 11 (15.94%) Open Source
7 11 (15.94%) Patch Management
8 10 (14.49%) Web Design
8 10 (14.49%) Web Development
9 9 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (11.59%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (11.59%) Fuzz Testing
10 8 (11.59%) Migration
11 7 (10.14%) Analytics
11 7 (10.14%) BDD
11 7 (10.14%) Information Assurance
11 7 (10.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) C#
2 30 (43.48%) SQL
3 26 (37.68%) JavaScript
4 24 (34.78%) Java
5 23 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 14 (20.29%) Python
7 13 (18.84%) Ruby
8 9 (13.04%) Scala
9 7 (10.14%) VBA
10 2 (2.90%) PHP
11 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.45%) C
11 1 (1.45%) C++
11 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) CISSP
2 8 (11.59%) SANS
3 7 (10.14%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (8.70%) CLAS
4 6 (8.70%) GIAC
5 5 (7.25%) CEH
6 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.90%) CISM
8 2 (2.90%) Degree
8 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.90%) OSCP
9 1 (1.45%) CCNP
9 1 (1.45%) CCSP
9 1 (1.45%) CISA
9 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.45%) GPEN
9 1 (1.45%) GWAPT
9 1 (1.45%) OSCE
9 1 (1.45%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) PCI DSS
2 7 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.35%) WAI
3 3 (4.35%) WCAG
4 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.90%) QA
4 2 (2.90%) RMADS
5 1 (1.45%) COBIT
5 1 (1.45%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (1.45%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.45%) SDET
5 1 (1.45%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) Sendmail
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) logstash
2 1 (1.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.45%) Core Impact
2 1 (1.45%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.45%) Nessus
2 1 (1.45%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.45%) Nmap
2 1 (1.45%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.45%) OpenIDM
2 1 (1.45%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.94%) Google
2 11 (15.94%) Oracle
3 7 (10.14%) Citrix
3 7 (10.14%) Dell
3 7 (10.14%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 3 (4.35%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.90%) ForgeRock
5 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.90%) Splunk
6 1 (1.45%) Pega