The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
UK
Rank 491 531 582
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +51
Contract jobs citing OWASP 100 102 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.24% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 49 20
Median daily rate £488 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £345 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £526 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37137 43014 41716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.89% 82.70% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24673 28082 26249
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1162 1119
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OWASP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 March 2017.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OWASP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OWASP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OWASP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 March 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
England +40 96 £488 +14.70% 30
South East +23 29 £410 -8.88% 5
London +8 29 £538 +26.47% 15
Hampshire +22 15 £425 -5.55% 1
North East -9 11 £450 +9.75% 1
West Sussex -11 11 £410 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 11 £450 +9.75% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 11 £450 +9.75% 1
Yorkshire +22 7 £420 +37.70% 4
West Yorkshire +14 7 £420 - 2
North West +12 7 £525 +23.52%
Leeds +4 6 £420 - 1
East of England -1 6 - - 1
Worthing -7 6 £410 - 1
Cheshire - 5 £525 -
Warrington - 5 £525 -
Farnborough - 5 £400 -
South West +1 3 £450 -19.64% 3
Hertfordshire -2 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Andover - 3 £425 - 1
West Midlands +7 2 - - 1
Wiltshire +2 2 £450 -
City of London -9 2 £500 +16.95% 2
Manchester -15 2 £650 +52.94%
Salisbury - 2 £450 -
Telford - 2 - -
East Grinstead - 2 £400 -
Havant - 2 - -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 with a requirement for OWASP.

1 133 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (41.60%) Java
3 87 (33.21%) HTML
4 86 (32.82%) CSS
5 85 (32.44%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (30.92%) Scrum
7 80 (30.53%) C#
8 77 (29.39%) Ajax
9 75 (28.63%) Git (software)
10 74 (28.24%) Linux
11 71 (27.10%) Python
11 71 (27.10%) REST
12 70 (26.72%) Penetration Testing
13 68 (25.95%) JSON
13 68 (25.95%) Jenkins
14 66 (25.19%) Ruby
14 66 (25.19%) MVC
15 64 (24.43%) Spring
16 63 (24.05%) Relational Database
17 62 (23.66%) HTTP
18 60 (22.90%) Secure Coding
19 59 (22.52%) Open Source
20 57 (21.76%) HTML5
21 56 (21.37%) RESTful
22 55 (20.99%) Scala
23 53 (20.23%) Responsive Web Design
23 53 (20.23%) JavaScript
23 53 (20.23%) Subversion
24 52 (19.85%) JIRA
24 52 (19.85%) Confluence

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills 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 52 (19.85%) Confluence
2 22 (8.40%) IIS
3 16 (6.11%) Apache
4 9 (3.44%) CMS
5 8 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.67%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.91%) JBoss
7 5 (1.91%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.91%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.91%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.53%) ATG Dynamo
8 4 (1.53%) Drupal
8 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.53%) nginx
9 3 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.76%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.76%) WordPress
11 1 (0.38%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.38%) phpBB
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.49%) PaaS
4 11 (4.20%) IaaS
5 8 (3.05%) Boomi
6 6 (2.29%) SaaS
7 4 (1.53%) GitHub
8 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.38%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 62 (23.66%) HTTP
2 18 (6.87%) Firewall
3 15 (5.73%) Internet
4 13 (4.96%) Network Security
4 13 (4.96%) SSL
5 8 (3.05%) SSH
6 6 (2.29%) Wireshark
7 5 (1.91%) Kerberos
8 4 (1.53%) FTP
8 4 (1.53%) IPsec
8 4 (1.53%) SMTP
8 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.53%) Wireless
9 3 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.15%) VPN
10 2 (0.76%) LDAP
11 1 (0.38%) DHCP
11 1 (0.38%) DMZ
11 1 (0.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (24.05%) Relational Database
2 34 (12.98%) SQL Server
3 21 (8.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (6.87%) MySQL
6 16 (6.11%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.96%) Oracle Database
8 11 (4.20%) NoSQL
9 8 (3.05%) MS Access
9 8 (3.05%) Redis
9 8 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.38%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.38%) GIS
14 1 (0.38%) Riak
Development Applications
1 75 (28.63%) Git (software)
2 68 (25.95%) Jenkins
3 53 (20.23%) Subversion
4 52 (19.85%) JIRA
5 39 (14.89%) JUnit
6 25 (9.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (8.78%) Selenium
8 14 (5.34%) Burp Suite
8 14 (5.34%) JMeter
9 10 (3.82%) Cucumber
10 8 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (2.67%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.29%) Metasploit
12 6 (2.29%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.91%) Moq
13 5 (1.91%) MSTest
13 5 (1.91%) webpack
14 4 (1.53%) NuGet
14 4 (1.53%) SonarQube
14 4 (1.53%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (12.21%) Finance
2 11 (4.20%) Marketing
3 10 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.29%) Electronics
6 4 (1.53%) Back Office
6 4 (1.53%) Banking
6 4 (1.53%) Publishing
7 3 (1.15%) Games
7 3 (1.15%) Law
7 3 (1.15%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 113 (43.13%) Developer
2 36 (13.74%) .NET Developer
3 35 (13.36%) Architect
4 34 (12.98%) Consultant
5 32 (12.21%) Java Developer
6 30 (11.45%) Security Consultant
7 28 (10.69%) Scala Developer
8 23 (8.78%) Security Architect
8 23 (8.78%) Tester
9 18 (6.87%) Penetration Tester
10 14 (5.34%) Analyst
11 13 (4.96%) Applications Consultant
12 11 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 11 (4.20%) Java Scala Developer
13 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Developer
14 8 (3.05%) Access Developer
14 8 (3.05%) Security Analyst
14 8 (3.05%) Software Engineer
15 7 (2.67%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (33.21%) HTML
2 86 (32.82%) CSS
3 77 (29.39%) Ajax
4 71 (27.10%) REST
5 68 (25.95%) JSON
6 64 (24.43%) Spring
7 57 (21.76%) HTML5
8 56 (21.37%) RESTful
9 51 (19.47%) Django
10 50 (19.08%) CSS3
11 48 (18.32%) Play Framework
12 46 (17.56%) Ruby on Rails
13 44 (16.79%) Guice
14 42 (16.03%) .NET
15 40 (15.27%) Web Services
16 32 (12.21%) Spring MVC
17 29 (11.07%) ASP.NET
18 25 (9.54%) jQuery
19 24 (9.16%) XML
20 21 (8.02%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.40%) User Experience
2 19 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.11%) N-Tier
4 11 (4.20%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.82%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.67%) PKI
8 6 (2.29%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.53%) CESG
9 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.53%) W3C
10 3 (1.15%) BYOD
10 3 (1.15%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.76%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.76%) Fintech
11 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 74 (28.24%) Linux
2 21 (8.02%) Windows
3 10 (3.82%) Unix
4 5 (1.91%) Android
5 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.53%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.15%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.76%) CentOS
8 1 (0.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.38%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (32.44%) Continuous Integration
3 81 (30.92%) Scrum
4 70 (26.72%) Penetration Testing
5 66 (25.19%) MVC
6 60 (22.90%) Secure Coding
7 59 (22.52%) Open Source
8 53 (20.23%) Responsive Web Design
9 50 (19.08%) Automated Testing
10 49 (18.70%) TDD
11 47 (17.94%) Web Development
12 46 (17.56%) Web Design
13 41 (15.65%) Configuration Management
14 36 (13.74%) Security Testing
15 34 (12.98%) BDD
16 32 (12.21%) Information Security
17 30 (11.45%) DevOps
17 30 (11.45%) Security Architecture
18 28 (10.69%) Kanban
19 27 (10.31%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 109 (41.60%) Java
2 80 (30.53%) C#
3 71 (27.10%) Python
4 66 (25.19%) Ruby
5 55 (20.99%) Scala
6 53 (20.23%) JavaScript
7 37 (14.12%) SQL
8 16 (6.11%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.05%) VBA
10 7 (2.67%) PHP
11 6 (2.29%) Go
12 5 (1.91%) ES6
12 5 (1.91%) Perl
12 5 (1.91%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.91%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.91%) VB
13 4 (1.53%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.53%) C++
13 4 (1.53%) F#
13 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (16.79%) CISSP
2 29 (11.07%) Security Cleared
3 23 (8.78%) SANS
4 18 (6.87%) CEH
5 17 (6.49%) CREST Certified
5 17 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.58%) GIAC
7 9 (3.44%) Degree
8 6 (2.29%) CISM
8 6 (2.29%) CLAS
9 5 (1.91%) CHECK Team Member
9 5 (1.91%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.53%) CISA
10 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.53%) ISEB
10 4 (1.53%) ISSAP
11 3 (1.15%) CCNA
11 3 (1.15%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.16%) PCI DSS
2 15 (5.73%) QA
3 13 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (2.67%) WAI
5 7 (2.67%) WCAG
6 5 (1.91%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 4 (1.53%) ISO27005
8 3 (1.15%) ISO22301
8 3 (1.15%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.76%) RMADS
9 2 (0.76%) SDET
10 1 (0.38%) COBIT
10 1 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (5.34%) Docker
2 11 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.91%) LXC
5 4 (1.53%) Sendmail
6 3 (1.15%) vCloud
6 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.76%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.38%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (3.82%) Ansible
1 10 (3.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 9 (3.44%) HP Fortify
2 9 (3.44%) Nmap
2 9 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.67%) Puppet
4 6 (2.29%) logstash
5 5 (1.91%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.53%) Kibana
7 2 (0.76%) Graphite
7 2 (0.76%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.76%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.76%) Nagios
7 2 (0.76%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.76%) Salt
7 2 (0.76%) Terraform
8 1 (0.38%) Nessus
8 1 (0.38%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (18.32%) Google
2 22 (8.40%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.63%) Oracle
4 9 (3.44%) HP
4 9 (3.44%) SAP
5 8 (3.05%) Dell
5 8 (3.05%) VMware
6 5 (1.91%) CA
6 5 (1.91%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.91%) Splunk
7 4 (1.53%) ATG
7 4 (1.53%) Citrix
8 2 (0.76%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.76%) Black Duck
8 2 (0.76%) Sonatype
8 2 (0.76%) Veracode
9 1 (0.38%) Acunetix
9 1 (0.38%) Qualys
9 1 (0.38%) Zend
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