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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 548 571 513
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -58
Contract jobs citing OWASP 52 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.044% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.059% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 37
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£425 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £335 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £725 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £409 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +16.78%
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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 2015.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OWASP
Top 26 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 1 May 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 +20 52 £425 -10.52% 38
London +13 22 £450 -35.71% 10
South East +2 20 £400 +6.66% 3
Surrey +11 9 £425 -
Staines - 8 - -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £400 -
East of England +10 6 £388 -18.42% 5
Hertfordshire +6 5 £388 -18.42%
Watford - 3 £388 -
West Midlands - 3 £550 - 7
Hampshire -3 2 £453 +20.66% 2
Berkshire - 2 £375 - 1
Reading - 2 £375 - 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £340 -
City of London - 2 £488 - 2
Basingstoke +5 1 £525 +35.48%
Yorkshire -9 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -12 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Bradford - 1 - -
Cobham - 1 £425 -
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Dunstable - 1 £450 - 1
Southampton - 1 £380 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £390 - 1

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 36 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.20%) Web Services
3 29 (32.58%) Linux
4 27 (30.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (29.21%) CISSP
6 25 (28.09%) Java
6 25 (28.09%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (26.97%) Jenkins
8 23 (25.84%) Scrum
8 23 (25.84%) SonarQube
9 22 (24.72%) Penetration Testing
10 21 (23.60%) Artifactory
11 20 (22.47%) PCI DSS
11 20 (22.47%) Python
12 19 (21.35%) JavaScript
12 19 (21.35%) Red Hat
12 19 (21.35%) CISM
12 19 (21.35%) CentOS
12 19 (21.35%) Bash Shell
12 19 (21.35%) Ansible
13 18 (20.22%) Salt
13 18 (20.22%) MongoDB
13 18 (20.22%) NoSQL
13 18 (20.22%) Ruby
13 18 (20.22%) Firewall
13 18 (20.22%) Perl
14 17 (19.10%) PRINCE2
14 17 (19.10%) Risk Management
14 17 (19.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (19.10%) CRISC

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 15 (16.85%) Mule ESB
2 12 (13.48%) Apache
2 12 (13.48%) Tomcat
2 12 (13.48%) Node.js
3 11 (12.36%) nginx
4 9 (10.11%) JBoss
5 8 (8.99%) Confluence
6 7 (7.87%) Alfresco
7 5 (5.62%) Mule
7 5 (5.62%) WebLogic
7 5 (5.62%) WildFly
8 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.12%) Drupal
9 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.12%) CMS
9 1 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.22%) Firewall
2 11 (12.36%) VPN
3 10 (11.24%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (7.87%) Network Security
4 7 (7.87%) DMZ
5 4 (4.49%) Internet
6 2 (2.25%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.12%) Wireless
7 1 (1.12%) IPv4
7 1 (1.12%) IPv6
7 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.22%) MongoDB
1 18 (20.22%) NoSQL
2 15 (16.85%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (13.48%) MySQL
4 11 (12.36%) Redis
5 7 (7.87%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.12%) Big Data
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (26.97%) Jenkins
2 23 (25.84%) SonarQube
3 21 (23.60%) Artifactory
4 16 (17.98%) Git (software)
5 15 (16.85%) Gerrit
5 15 (16.85%) Maven
6 12 (13.48%) Gradle
7 10 (11.24%) Selenium
8 9 (10.11%) Mercurial
8 9 (10.11%) JMeter
9 8 (8.99%) JIRA
10 6 (6.74%) Cucumber
11 5 (5.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
13 2 (2.25%) CocoaPods
13 2 (2.25%) Android Studio
13 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
13 2 (2.25%) Subversion
14 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
14 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
General
1 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
1 3 (3.37%) Legal
1 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.25%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Billing
3 1 (1.12%) Automotive
3 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Consultant
1 26 (29.21%) Security Consultant
2 20 (22.47%) Developer
3 17 (19.10%) Architect
4 9 (10.11%) Security Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Tester
7 4 (4.49%) Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Penetration Tester
7 4 (4.49%) Java Architect
7 4 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.37%) Administrator
8 3 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.37%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.25%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.25%) Security Specialist
9 2 (2.25%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (38.20%) Web Services
2 16 (17.98%) RESTful
2 16 (17.98%) J2EE
3 13 (14.61%) jQuery
3 13 (14.61%) .NET
4 12 (13.48%) LAMP
5 11 (12.36%) Spring
6 10 (11.24%) Hibernate
6 10 (11.24%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (10.11%) CSS
8 8 (8.99%) REST
9 7 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (7.87%) Java EE
9 7 (7.87%) JSON
9 7 (7.87%) SOAP
10 6 (6.74%) XML
10 6 (6.74%) HTML
10 6 (6.74%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (5.62%) HTML5
11 5 (5.62%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Open Source
2 9 (10.11%) Cryptography
3 6 (6.74%) Clustering
4 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.37%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.37%) User Experience
6 2 (2.25%) Biometrics
6 2 (2.25%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.25%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.25%) PKI
6 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.12%) Derivative
7 1 (1.12%) W3C
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.58%) Linux
2 19 (21.35%) CentOS
3 10 (11.24%) UNIX
4 9 (10.11%) Ubuntu
5 5 (5.62%) Windows
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.37%) Android
6 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.09%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (25.84%) Scrum
4 22 (24.72%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (19.10%) PRINCE2
5 17 (19.10%) Risk Management
5 17 (19.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (17.98%) Change Control
6 16 (17.98%) DevOps
7 15 (16.85%) ITIL
8 11 (12.36%) BDD
8 11 (12.36%) Security Testing
8 11 (12.36%) TDD
9 10 (11.24%) Information Security
9 10 (11.24%) Cyber Security
9 10 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (6.74%) OO
10 6 (6.74%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (6.74%) Security Architecture
11 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.09%) Java
2 20 (22.47%) Python
3 19 (21.35%) JavaScript
3 19 (21.35%) Bash Shell
4 18 (20.22%) Ruby
4 18 (20.22%) Perl
5 12 (13.48%) PHP
6 6 (6.74%) C#
7 5 (5.62%) C
7 5 (5.62%) C++
8 2 (2.25%) SQL
8 2 (2.25%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.12%) Scala
9 1 (1.12%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) CISSP
2 19 (21.35%) CISM
3 17 (19.10%) CRISC
4 14 (15.73%) Security Cleared
5 8 (8.99%) GIAC
6 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.62%) Degree
8 3 (3.37%) CEH
9 1 (1.12%) ISACA
9 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.12%) CISA
9 1 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (30.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (22.47%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.49%) QA
4 3 (3.37%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (14.61%) vCloud
2 12 (13.48%) Docker
3 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (21.35%) Ansible
2 18 (20.22%) Salt
3 14 (15.73%) logstash
4 13 (14.61%) Kibana
5 12 (13.48%) Puppet
5 12 (13.48%) ZABBIX
5 12 (13.48%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (10.11%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.25%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.25%) MOM
7 2 (2.25%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.12%) Nagios
8 1 (1.12%) collectd
Vendors
1 19 (21.35%) Red Hat
2 15 (16.85%) VMware
3 11 (12.36%) Google
4 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.62%) Atlassian
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle
6 3 (3.37%) HP
7 2 (2.25%) IBM
7 2 (2.25%) CA
8 1 (1.12%) F5
8 1 (1.12%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.12%) KANA
8 1 (1.12%) AppDynamics
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