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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 551 579 539
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -40
Contract jobs citing OWASP 69 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.059% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.077% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 18 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £343 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £548 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £448 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +19.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 68 £450 +2.85% 38
London +25 40 £450 +2.85% 4
South East +2 15 £450 +28.57% 10
Buckinghamshire - 8 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £450 -
City of London - 7 £475 -
South West -16 4 £369 -21.85% 5
Surrey - 4 £500 - 2
Berkshire - 3 £413 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £415 -
North East - 3 £415 -
North West - 3 £475 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 3 £415 -
Staines - 3 £500 - 2
Ealing - 3 £400 -
Uxbridge - 2 £391 -
Leeds - 2 £550 - 1
Swindon - 2 £395 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £550 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £488 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £344 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £395 -
Yorkshire - 2 £550 - 2
East of England 0 1 - - 4
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £413 -
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
Knutsford - 1 £500 -
Cheltenham - 1 - - 1

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 42 (34.15%) Java
1 42 (34.15%) Linux
2 39 (31.71%) Scrum
3 37 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (27.64%) Firewall
5 34 (27.64%) Jenkins
6 33 (26.83%) Web Services
7 32 (26.02%) Penetration Testing
8 27 (21.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 26 (21.14%) Git (software)
9 26 (21.14%) CISSP
10 24 (19.51%) Information Security
11 22 (17.89%) Security Testing
11 22 (17.89%) JIRA
12 21 (17.07%) Microsoft
12 21 (17.07%) Artifactory
12 21 (17.07%) Ansible
12 21 (17.07%) DevOps
12 21 (17.07%) SonarQube
13 20 (16.26%) Rundeck
13 20 (16.26%) Salt
13 20 (16.26%) Docker
13 20 (16.26%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (16.26%) MongoDB
13 20 (16.26%) NoSQL
13 20 (16.26%) MySQL
14 19 (15.45%) HTML
14 19 (15.45%) PHP
14 19 (15.45%) Cyber Security

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (13.01%) Apache
1 16 (13.01%) Mule ESB
2 14 (11.38%) JBoss
2 14 (11.38%) nginx
3 13 (10.57%) Tomcat
4 12 (9.76%) Confluence
5 10 (8.13%) Drupal
6 8 (6.50%) Node.js
7 6 (4.88%) Alfresco
8 5 (4.07%) WebLogic
8 5 (4.07%) WildFly
9 2 (1.63%) Mule
9 2 (1.63%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.63%) CMS
10 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (27.64%) Firewall
2 13 (10.57%) VPN
3 12 (9.76%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (6.50%) Kerberos
5 7 (5.69%) DMZ
6 3 (2.44%) LDAP
7 2 (1.63%) Internet
8 1 (0.81%) MPLS
8 1 (0.81%) Wireless
8 1 (0.81%) HTTP
8 1 (0.81%) IPv4
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.26%) MySQL
1 20 (16.26%) MongoDB
1 20 (16.26%) NoSQL
2 17 (13.82%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (11.38%) Redis
4 6 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (27.64%) Jenkins
2 26 (21.14%) Git (software)
3 22 (17.89%) JIRA
4 21 (17.07%) Artifactory
4 21 (17.07%) SonarQube
5 15 (12.20%) Gerrit
6 13 (10.57%) Mercurial
7 12 (9.76%) Maven
8 11 (8.94%) Selenium
9 10 (8.13%) Visual Studio
10 8 (6.50%) JMeter
10 8 (6.50%) Gradle
11 7 (5.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (4.88%) Cucumber
13 3 (2.44%) Subversion
14 2 (1.63%) WebDriver
14 2 (1.63%) SpecFlow
15 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
15 1 (0.81%) Calabash
15 1 (0.81%) PhantomJS
General
1 9 (7.32%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Legal
3 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.25%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Retail
5 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.44%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.81%) French Language
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (26.02%) Architect
2 25 (20.33%) Consultant
3 23 (18.70%) Security Consultant
4 22 (17.89%) Developer
5 17 (13.82%) Security Architect
6 14 (11.38%) Analyst
7 12 (9.76%) Security Analyst
7 12 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (8.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 10 (8.13%) Application Security Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Tester
9 8 (6.50%) Software Architect
10 6 (4.88%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.88%) ScrumMaster
11 5 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Penetration Tester
12 4 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.25%) Author
12 4 (3.25%) Technical Author
12 4 (3.25%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (26.83%) Web Services
2 19 (15.45%) HTML
3 17 (13.82%) .NET
3 17 (13.82%) RESTful
4 16 (13.01%) LAMP
5 15 (12.20%) J2EE
6 14 (11.38%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (10.57%) CSS
8 12 (9.76%) Spring
9 9 (7.32%) jQuery
9 9 (7.32%) SAML
10 8 (6.50%) Java EE
10 8 (6.50%) REST
11 7 (5.69%) CSS3
11 7 (5.69%) HTML5
11 7 (5.69%) Hibernate
12 6 (4.88%) Struts
12 6 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (4.07%) SOAP
13 5 (4.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) Wiki
2 10 (8.13%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.13%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.50%) Fixed Income
4 6 (4.88%) Clustering
4 6 (4.88%) User Experience
5 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.81%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.81%) W3C
6 1 (0.81%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Derivative
6 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 42 (34.15%) Linux
2 18 (14.63%) CentOS
3 13 (10.57%) Ubuntu
4 5 (4.07%) UNIX
5 2 (1.63%) Windows
6 1 (0.81%) Debian
6 1 (0.81%) Android
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.71%) Scrum
2 37 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (26.02%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (19.51%) Information Security
6 22 (17.89%) Security Testing
7 21 (17.07%) DevOps
8 19 (15.45%) Cyber Security
9 17 (13.82%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (12.20%) Risk Management
11 13 (10.57%) TDD
11 13 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (10.57%) Security Architecture
11 13 (10.57%) Patch Management
11 13 (10.57%) Security Patching
12 12 (9.76%) Open Source
12 12 (9.76%) BDD
13 10 (8.13%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (7.32%) SDLC
14 9 (7.32%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.15%) Java
2 19 (15.45%) PHP
3 18 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.82%) Python
4 17 (13.82%) Bash Shell
5 16 (13.01%) C#
6 15 (12.20%) Ruby
7 14 (11.38%) Perl
8 6 (4.88%) SQL
9 2 (1.63%) PHP5
10 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (21.14%) CISSP
2 16 (13.01%) GIAC
3 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
4 11 (8.94%) CISM
5 8 (6.50%) CRISC
6 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.88%) CEH
7 4 (3.25%) Degree
8 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) CISMP
8 1 (0.81%) SSCP
8 1 (0.81%) CISA
8 1 (0.81%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (11.38%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.07%) WAI
4 4 (3.25%) QA
5 3 (2.44%) COBIT
6 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.81%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (16.26%) Docker
2 15 (12.20%) vCloud
3 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.81%) XenApp
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (17.07%) Ansible
2 20 (16.26%) Salt
2 20 (16.26%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (16.26%) Rundeck
3 16 (13.01%) Puppet
4 14 (11.38%) Kibana
4 14 (11.38%) logstash
5 13 (10.57%) ZABBIX
6 12 (9.76%) HAProxy
7 10 (8.13%) Vagrant
8 8 (6.50%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (2.44%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.81%) SCCM
10 1 (0.81%) SCOM
10 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.81%) MOM
10 1 (0.81%) Nagios
10 1 (0.81%) collectd
Vendors
1 21 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.63%) Red Hat
3 15 (12.20%) VMware
4 14 (11.38%) Google
5 12 (9.76%) HP
6 8 (6.50%) CA
6 8 (6.50%) Oracle
7 5 (4.07%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.63%) SAP
8 2 (1.63%) IBM
9 1 (0.81%) KANA
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco
9 1 (0.81%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.81%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.81%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.81%) F5
9 1 (0.81%) AppDynamics
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