The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 535 557 490
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -67
Contract jobs citing OWASP 41 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.037% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.050% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 41
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£425 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £418 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £725 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £418 -
% change year-on-year
-5.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OWASP
Daily Rate Trend

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

OWASP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OWASP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OWASP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OWASP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 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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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
England -12 37 £450 -10.00% 24
South East -5 17 £438 +43.44% 7
London +13 16 £450 -34.54% 7
Surrey +8 10 £425 - 1
East of England +10 4 £388 -18.42% 2
Hertfordshire +9 4 £388 -18.42% 1
City of London +7 3 £525 +7.69% 2
Reading - 3 £550 - 2
Berkshire - 3 £550 - 3
Hampshire -17 2 £453 +48.36% 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 £410 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £410 -
Southampton - 1 £380 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 3
Birmingham - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 32 (36.36%) CISSP
2 31 (35.23%) PCI DSS
3 29 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (31.82%) CISM
4 28 (31.82%) Linux
5 27 (30.68%) Risk Management
5 27 (30.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (26.14%) Java
7 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 22 (25.00%) ITIL
7 22 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 22 (25.00%) CRISC
8 21 (23.86%) Change Control
8 21 (23.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (22.73%) Web Services
10 19 (21.59%) Ruby
11 18 (20.45%) CSS
11 18 (20.45%) Scrum
12 17 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (19.32%) Jenkins
13 16 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
13 16 (18.18%) Python
14 15 (17.05%) UNIX
14 15 (17.05%) HTML
14 15 (17.05%) jQuery
14 15 (17.05%) Git (software)
15 14 (15.91%) RESTful
16 13 (14.77%) Open Source
16 13 (14.77%) Spring

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (12.50%) Node.js
2 9 (10.23%) Confluence
3 6 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.68%) Mule
4 5 (5.68%) Apache
5 4 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.55%) Alfresco
6 3 (3.41%) nginx
7 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.27%) CMS
7 2 (2.27%) JBoss
7 2 (2.27%) WildFly
7 2 (2.27%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.27%) IaaS
1 2 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) VPN
1 8 (9.09%) Firewall
2 7 (7.95%) Network Security
3 5 (5.68%) HTTP
4 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (3.41%) Internet
6 1 (1.14%) Wireless
6 1 (1.14%) SSL
6 1 (1.14%) IPv4
6 1 (1.14%) IPv6
6 1 (1.14%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) Oracle Database
2 9 (10.23%) NoSQL
2 9 (10.23%) MongoDB
3 8 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.68%) Redis
4 5 (5.68%) MySQL
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (19.32%) Jenkins
2 15 (17.05%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.64%) Maven
4 11 (12.50%) Artifactory
5 9 (10.23%) Gerrit
5 9 (10.23%) Gradle
5 9 (10.23%) JIRA
6 6 (6.82%) Selenium
6 6 (6.82%) JMeter
6 6 (6.82%) Subversion
7 4 (4.55%) JUnit
7 4 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.27%) Android Studio
8 2 (2.27%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.14%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Billing
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (30.68%) Consultant
1 27 (30.68%) Security Consultant
2 24 (27.27%) Developer
3 12 (13.64%) Architect
4 6 (6.82%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.68%) Security Architect
5 5 (5.68%) Software Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Security Specialist
7 3 (3.41%) Administrator
7 3 (3.41%) Tester
7 3 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.41%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Java Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Application Security Specialist
8 2 (2.27%) Web Administrator
8 2 (2.27%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.73%) Web Services
2 18 (20.45%) CSS
3 16 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
4 15 (17.05%) jQuery
4 15 (17.05%) HTML
5 14 (15.91%) RESTful
6 13 (14.77%) Spring
7 12 (13.64%) .NET
8 11 (12.50%) J2EE
9 10 (11.36%) REST
9 10 (11.36%) JSON
10 9 (10.23%) Hibernate
11 6 (6.82%) XML
11 6 (6.82%) XHTML
12 5 (5.68%) Ajax
12 5 (5.68%) SOAP
12 5 (5.68%) LAMP
12 5 (5.68%) CSS3
12 5 (5.68%) HTML5
12 5 (5.68%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Open Source
2 9 (10.23%) Cryptography
3 4 (4.55%) Clustering
4 3 (3.41%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) RMADS
5 2 (2.27%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Biometrics
5 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) User Experience
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.82%) Linux
2 15 (17.05%) UNIX
3 10 (11.36%) CentOS
4 6 (6.82%) Windows
5 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (1.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.68%) Risk Management
3 22 (25.00%) ITIL
3 22 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 21 (23.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (23.86%) Change Control
5 18 (20.45%) Scrum
6 17 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (11.36%) TDD
9 9 (10.23%) Information Security
10 7 (7.95%) SOA
10 7 (7.95%) BDD
11 6 (6.82%) DevOps
11 6 (6.82%) Security Architecture
11 6 (6.82%) Configuration Management
11 6 (6.82%) MVC
11 6 (6.82%) OO
11 6 (6.82%) Automated Testing
12 5 (5.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) Java
2 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (21.59%) Ruby
4 16 (18.18%) Python
5 11 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 10 (11.36%) Perl
7 8 (9.09%) SQL
8 7 (7.95%) C#
9 5 (5.68%) C++
9 5 (5.68%) C
9 5 (5.68%) Scala
10 4 (4.55%) PHP
11 2 (2.27%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.27%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 32 (36.36%) CISSP
2 28 (31.82%) CISM
3 22 (25.00%) CRISC
4 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) Degree
7 3 (3.41%) CISA
8 2 (2.27%) ISEB
8 2 (2.27%) GIAC
8 2 (2.27%) CEH
8 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.14%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (35.23%) PCI DSS
2 27 (30.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.68%) WAI
4 3 (3.41%) QA
5 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (2.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) vCloud
2 3 (3.41%) Docker
2 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) Ansible
2 8 (9.09%) Salt
3 7 (7.95%) logstash
4 6 (6.82%) Kibana
5 5 (5.68%) ZABBIX
6 3 (3.41%) Puppet
6 3 (3.41%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.27%) MOM
8 1 (1.14%) Nagios
8 1 (1.14%) Nessus
8 1 (1.14%) collectd
Vendors
1 10 (11.36%) Red Hat
1 10 (11.36%) Oracle
2 8 (9.09%) VMware
3 6 (6.82%) Google
3 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.27%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.14%) HP
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