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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 238 236 224
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing OWASP 19 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
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£450 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £400 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £331
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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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
7062 6652 5964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.13% 74.24% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4135 3667 3111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 253 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Buckinghamshire - 13 £450 - 3
Surrey +8 5 £500 - 3
Berkshire - 1 £375 - 1
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OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 28 (71.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (64.10%) CISSP
3 20 (51.28%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (43.59%) Information Security
4 17 (43.59%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (41.03%) Cyber Security
5 16 (41.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (41.03%) Risk Management
6 15 (38.46%) GIAC
7 14 (35.90%) Firewall
7 14 (35.90%) Security Testing
8 13 (33.33%) PCI DSS
8 13 (33.33%) CISM
8 13 (33.33%) Patch Management
8 13 (33.33%) Security Patching
9 12 (30.77%) PRINCE2
9 12 (30.77%) CRISC
10 11 (28.21%) Change Control
11 10 (25.64%) ITIL
12 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
13 7 (17.95%) Security Architecture
13 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (12.82%) Web Services
15 4 (10.26%) XML
15 4 (10.26%) HP
15 4 (10.26%) Legal
15 4 (10.26%) GAP Analysis
15 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
15 4 (10.26%) Degree

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.56%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.56%) Mule
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) Node.js
2 1 (2.56%) WildFly
2 1 (2.56%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Wireless
2 1 (2.56%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) JMeter
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
1 2 (5.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.56%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
2 1 (2.56%) Maven
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.56%) PHPUnit
2 1 (2.56%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.56%) Gradle
2 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (10.26%) Legal
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Security Consultant
1 25 (64.10%) Consultant
2 16 (41.03%) Architect
3 12 (30.77%) Security Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Lead Security Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Application Security Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (2.56%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) Applications Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Junior
6 1 (2.56%) Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) .NET
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.13%) CSS
4 2 (5.13%) SOAP
4 2 (5.13%) RESTful
4 2 (5.13%) WSDL
5 1 (2.56%) LAMP
5 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.56%) Spring
5 1 (2.56%) Ajax
5 1 (2.56%) JSON
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Cryptography
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (43.59%) Vulnerability Management
2 17 (43.59%) Information Security
3 16 (41.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (41.03%) Risk Management
3 16 (41.03%) Cyber Security
4 14 (35.90%) Security Testing
5 13 (33.33%) Patch Management
5 13 (33.33%) Security Patching
6 12 (30.77%) PRINCE2
7 11 (28.21%) Change Control
8 10 (25.64%) ITIL
9 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (17.95%) Security Architecture
10 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (10.26%) GAP Analysis
12 3 (7.69%) SOA
12 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
12 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
12 3 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Java
1 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) PHP5
2 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.56%) PHP
2 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (64.10%) CISSP
2 15 (38.46%) GIAC
3 13 (33.33%) CISM
4 12 (30.77%) CRISC
5 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) Degree
6 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (71.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) WebInspect
2 2 (5.13%) MOM
3 1 (2.56%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) logstash
3 1 (2.56%) Salt
3 1 (2.56%) Kibana
3 1 (2.56%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) HP
2 2 (5.13%) SAP
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) Red Gate
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