The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 85 82 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing OWASP 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.23% 0.61% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£448 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £400 £256
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +56.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
962 970 942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 72.66% 73.76% 71.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 604 469
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 48
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OWASP across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

OWASP
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OWASP across the Surrey region.

OWASP Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

OWASP
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) CRAMM
3 1 (25.00%) JSF

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) JSF
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) CRAMM
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle