The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 567 505 568
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +63
Contract jobs citing OWASP 20 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.082% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.11% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 37 11
Average daily rate £488 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+19.28% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -106 20 £488 +21.87% 9
London -54 7 £700 +75.00% 2
South East -9 5 £353 +0.71% 2
North West - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £353 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 -
East of England - 2 £475 - 1
City of London -18 1 £500 +14.28% 1
Guildford - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £400 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 18 (52.94%) Java
2 14 (41.18%) XML
3 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
3 11 (32.35%) Information Security
4 10 (29.41%) Firewall
5 9 (26.47%) PCI DSS
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 8 (23.53%) SQL
6 8 (23.53%) Oracle
6 8 (23.53%) IIS
6 8 (23.53%) UML
6 8 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (20.59%) .NET
7 7 (20.59%) MySQL
7 7 (20.59%) HTML
8 6 (17.65%) CSS
8 6 (17.65%) SOA
8 6 (17.65%) SSL
8 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (14.71%) Web Development
9 5 (14.71%) jQuery
9 5 (14.71%) Android
9 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (14.71%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
9 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
9 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (14.71%) IBM
9 5 (14.71%) CISSP
9 5 (14.71%) N-Tier

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (23.53%) IIS
2 3 (8.82%) Node.js
2 3 (8.82%) Apache
2 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.94%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Confluence
4 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) Firewall
2 6 (17.65%) SSL
3 3 (8.82%) Internet
3 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) HTTP
5 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) MySQL
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) AppScan
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.94%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.94%) JSUnit
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) FindBugs
2 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.94%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.94%) Maven
2 1 (2.94%) Paros
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
1 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Consultant
2 8 (23.53%) Architect
2 8 (23.53%) Security Consultant
3 6 (17.65%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Perl Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Perl Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Security Designer
7 1 (2.94%) Designer
7 1 (2.94%) CSS Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) XML
2 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) HTML
3 6 (17.65%) CSS
4 5 (14.71%) jQuery
4 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (14.71%) JSP
4 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
5 4 (11.76%) Web Services
6 3 (8.82%) RESTful
6 3 (8.82%) Akka
6 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
6 3 (8.82%) REST
6 3 (8.82%) SOAP
6 3 (8.82%) XSD
6 3 (8.82%) XML Schema
6 3 (8.82%) CGI
6 3 (8.82%) Ajax
6 3 (8.82%) LAMP
7 2 (5.88%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
1 5 (14.71%) N-Tier
1 5 (14.71%) PKI
1 5 (14.71%) Cryptography
2 4 (11.76%) Open Source
3 3 (8.82%) Taxonomies
3 3 (8.82%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.82%) W3C
4 2 (5.88%) Statistics
5 1 (2.94%) RMADS
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Android
1 5 (14.71%) Apple iOS
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) UNIX
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Information Security
2 8 (23.53%) UML
2 8 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (17.65%) SOA
4 5 (14.71%) Web Development
4 5 (14.71%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (14.71%) TOGAF
5 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.76%) Scrum
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
6 3 (8.82%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.82%) System Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Java
2 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
3 8 (23.53%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) Objective-C
5 4 (11.76%) Python
6 3 (8.82%) C#
6 3 (8.82%) Perl
7 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.94%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.94%) PHP
8 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) CISSP
2 3 (8.82%) CRISC
2 3 (8.82%) CISM
3 2 (5.88%) CISA
3 2 (5.88%) GIAC
3 2 (5.88%) CEH
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) PCI QSA
4 1 (2.94%) ISACA
4 1 (2.94%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) PCI DSS
2 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (14.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.94%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.94%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Nessus
2 1 (2.94%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.94%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) IBM
3 4 (11.76%) JBoss
4 3 (8.82%) Akamai
5 1 (2.94%) Qualys
5 1 (2.94%) Adobe
5 1 (2.94%) VMware
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
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Posted: Yesterday
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £750 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago