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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 447 604 603
Rank change year-on-year
+157 -1
Contract jobs citing OWASP 203 66 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.14% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 46 23
Median daily rate £475 £434 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.51% -12.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £350 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £473
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
43985 46966 44712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.01% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29139 30711 27950
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1137 1301 1222
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +142 182 £500 +16.27% 38
London +49 74 £453 +9.03% 14
South East +66 61 £500 - 10
Oxfordshire +6 21 £500 -5.21% 2
South Wales - 20 £468 -
Wales - 20 £468 -
Hampshire - 19 £381 - 1
Newport - 18 £468 -
Yorkshire +21 15 £425 +6.25% 4
West Yorkshire +16 14 £425 +6.25% 3
Leeds +13 14 £425 - 2
Oxford -12 10 £500 -9.09%
Winchester - 9 £370 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £538 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £538 - 2
City of London +19 7 £500 +23.07% 2
East of England +18 6 £313 - 1
South West +14 6 £425 +15.33% 1
West Sussex - 6 - -
North West +23 5 £350 -23.62% 2
Hertfordshire +3 5 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 5 - - 1
East Midlands - 5 £550 - 3
West Midlands -16 4 £500 - 2
North East -22 4 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 4 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -26 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £550 - 1
Berkshire +9 3 £500 +21.21% 5
Northampton - 3 £550 -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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.

1 187 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (40.23%) Java
3 124 (35.13%) Continuous Integration
4 119 (33.71%) Open Source
5 111 (31.44%) Penetration Testing
6 107 (30.31%) Linux
7 106 (30.03%) Scrum
8 105 (29.75%) Jenkins
9 98 (27.76%) Python
10 95 (26.91%) C#
11 94 (26.63%) Automated Testing
12 87 (24.65%) Ruby
12 87 (24.65%) Amazon AWS
13 86 (24.36%) HTML
14 83 (23.51%) CSS
15 79 (22.38%) Web Services
16 78 (22.10%) REST
17 76 (21.53%) CISSP
18 75 (21.25%) JSON
19 73 (20.68%) Git (software)
20 70 (19.83%) Spring
21 66 (18.70%) HTML5
22 64 (18.13%) Subversion
22 64 (18.13%) HTTP
23 60 (17.00%) Google
23 60 (17.00%) .NET
23 60 (17.00%) Secure Coding
24 58 (16.43%) SQL
24 58 (16.43%) SQL Server
24 58 (16.43%) Web Development

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 44 (12.46%) Confluence
2 38 (10.76%) nginx
3 28 (7.93%) IIS
3 28 (7.93%) Tomcat
4 24 (6.80%) WebLogic
5 23 (6.52%) Apache
6 22 (6.23%) SharePoint
7 18 (5.10%) JBoss
8 16 (4.53%) MS Exchange
9 15 (4.25%) CMS
9 15 (4.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 12 (3.40%) Mule ESB
11 5 (1.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (0.85%) WildFly
13 2 (0.57%) SAS
14 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Exchequer
1 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 87 (24.65%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.53%) GitHub
3 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.55%) IaaS
5 9 (2.55%) PaaS
6 7 (1.98%) SaaS
7 4 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.57%) Force.com
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (18.13%) HTTP
2 40 (11.33%) Firewall
3 37 (10.48%) Internet
4 26 (7.37%) SSL
5 21 (5.95%) Wireless
6 19 (5.38%) FTP
6 19 (5.38%) Network Security
7 17 (4.82%) IPsec
7 17 (4.82%) SMTP
7 17 (4.82%) SSH
8 16 (4.53%) Reverse Proxy
9 15 (4.25%) VPN
10 13 (3.68%) DMZ
11 7 (1.98%) LDAP
12 6 (1.70%) Kerberos
12 6 (1.70%) LAN
13 5 (1.42%) WAN
14 2 (0.57%) DHCP
14 2 (0.57%) DNS
14 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 49 (13.88%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (12.75%) MongoDB
4 44 (12.46%) Relational Database
5 28 (7.93%) MySQL
6 23 (6.52%) NoSQL
7 19 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (4.53%) Redis
9 14 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.27%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.28%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.28%) QlikView
12 1 (0.28%) Riak
Development Applications
1 105 (29.75%) Jenkins
2 73 (20.68%) Git (software)
3 64 (18.13%) Subversion
4 57 (16.15%) JIRA
5 56 (15.86%) JUnit
6 23 (6.52%) Travis CI
7 21 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (5.67%) CircleCI
9 19 (5.38%) Burp Suite
10 18 (5.10%) JMeter
11 17 (4.82%) Artifactory
11 17 (4.82%) Selenium
12 16 (4.53%) Gerrit
12 16 (4.53%) SonarQube
13 15 (4.25%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (3.97%) Mercurial
15 13 (3.68%) Cucumber
16 8 (2.27%) Protractor
16 8 (2.27%) Visual Studio
17 6 (1.70%) Eclipse
General
1 56 (15.86%) Finance
2 14 (3.97%) Law
3 11 (3.12%) Publishing
4 6 (1.70%) Banking
4 6 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.85%) Retail
6 2 (0.57%) Electronics
6 2 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) German Language
7 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.28%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 138 (39.09%) Developer
2 61 (17.28%) Java Developer
3 49 (13.88%) Architect
4 47 (13.31%) Security Engineer
5 30 (8.50%) Tester
6 26 (7.37%) Consultant
7 21 (5.95%) .NET Developer
7 21 (5.95%) Security Architect
7 21 (5.95%) Security Consultant
8 19 (5.38%) Penetration Tester
9 16 (4.53%) Scala Developer
10 14 (3.97%) Analyst
10 14 (3.97%) C# Developer
11 13 (3.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 13 (3.68%) Sitecore Developer
12 12 (3.40%) Digital Architect
12 12 (3.40%) Java Scala Developer
13 11 (3.12%) CMS Developer
13 11 (3.12%) Information Security Consultant
13 11 (3.12%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (24.36%) HTML
2 83 (23.51%) CSS
3 79 (22.38%) Web Services
4 78 (22.10%) REST
5 75 (21.25%) JSON
6 70 (19.83%) Spring
7 66 (18.70%) HTML5
8 60 (17.00%) .NET
9 56 (15.86%) Ajax
10 50 (14.16%) Django
10 50 (14.16%) Play Framework
11 49 (13.88%) CSS3
11 49 (13.88%) Ruby on Rails
12 48 (13.60%) Guice
13 44 (12.46%) RESTful
14 43 (12.18%) XML
15 39 (11.05%) ASP.NET
16 35 (9.92%) Spring MVC
17 22 (6.23%) LINQ
17 22 (6.23%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.08%) Cryptography
2 22 (6.23%) User Experience
3 21 (5.95%) CESG
3 21 (5.95%) N-Tier
4 18 (5.10%) Client/Server
5 17 (4.82%) PKI
6 12 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.55%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.27%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.70%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.70%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.70%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.85%) Social Media
11 3 (0.85%) W3C
12 2 (0.57%) Cyber Attack
12 2 (0.57%) Wiki
13 1 (0.28%) Cyberthreat
13 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Cloud
13 1 (0.28%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 107 (30.31%) Linux
2 42 (11.90%) Windows
3 28 (7.93%) Unix
4 16 (4.53%) Windows Vista
5 15 (4.25%) CentOS
6 13 (3.68%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.27%) Android
7 8 (2.27%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.13%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (35.13%) Continuous Integration
3 119 (33.71%) Open Source
4 111 (31.44%) Penetration Testing
5 106 (30.03%) Scrum
6 94 (26.63%) Automated Testing
7 60 (17.00%) Secure Coding
8 58 (16.43%) Security Testing
8 58 (16.43%) Web Development
9 49 (13.88%) MVC
10 48 (13.60%) Fuzz Testing
11 43 (12.18%) Information Security
12 41 (11.61%) Continuous Delivery
12 41 (11.61%) Web Design
13 39 (11.05%) Ethical Hacking
14 38 (10.76%) Responsive Web Design
15 36 (10.20%) Configuration Management
15 36 (10.20%) Security Architecture
16 34 (9.63%) Kanban
17 33 (9.35%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 142 (40.23%) Java
2 98 (27.76%) Python
3 95 (26.91%) C#
4 87 (24.65%) Ruby
5 58 (16.43%) SQL
6 48 (13.60%) Scala
7 47 (13.31%) PHP
8 43 (12.18%) JavaScript
9 21 (5.95%) Perl
9 21 (5.95%) VB.NET
10 20 (5.67%) PowerShell
11 18 (5.10%) Bash Shell
12 12 (3.40%) FQL
12 12 (3.40%) VB
13 7 (1.98%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.70%) C++
14 6 (1.70%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.42%) C
16 4 (1.13%) Groovy
17 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (21.53%) CISSP
2 34 (9.63%) CEH
2 34 (9.63%) Security Cleared
3 26 (7.37%) CREST Certified
4 21 (5.95%) CHECK Team Member
5 20 (5.67%) CISM
6 18 (5.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (5.10%) CESG Certified Professional
7 17 (4.82%) CISA
7 17 (4.82%) Degree
7 17 (4.82%) SC Cleared
8 15 (4.25%) CompTIA Security+
8 15 (4.25%) Security+ Certification
9 12 (3.40%) ISSAP
10 10 (2.83%) SANS
11 9 (2.55%) CISMP
12 4 (1.13%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.13%) ISEB
13 3 (0.85%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (5.38%) COBIT
3 13 (3.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (3.40%) RMADS
5 11 (3.12%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.98%) QA
7 4 (1.13%) WAI
7 4 (1.13%) WCAG
8 3 (0.85%) SDET
9 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.82%) Sendmail
3 16 (4.53%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (4.25%) Docker
5 14 (3.97%) vCloud
6 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.28%) KVM
7 1 (0.28%) LXC
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (5.67%) Ansible
2 15 (4.25%) HAProxy
3 14 (3.97%) Kibana
3 14 (3.97%) logstash
3 14 (3.97%) Rundeck
3 14 (3.97%) Salt
3 14 (3.97%) ZABBIX
4 12 (3.40%) OpenAM
5 11 (3.12%) HP Fortify
6 10 (2.83%) Puppet
7 7 (1.98%) CA Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.70%) OpenIDM
8 6 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.13%) WebInspect
10 3 (0.85%) Nmap
11 2 (0.57%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.28%) Core Impact
12 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.28%) Nessus
12 1 (0.28%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 60 (17.00%) Google
2 38 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.76%) Oracle
3 18 (5.10%) Citrix
4 17 (4.82%) Red Hat
4 17 (4.82%) Sitecore
5 16 (4.53%) VMware
6 15 (4.25%) Black Duck
6 15 (4.25%) Sonatype
6 15 (4.25%) Veracode
7 12 (3.40%) ServiceNow
8 10 (2.83%) HP
9 9 (2.55%) ForgeRock
10 8 (2.27%) CA
11 5 (1.42%) Mercator
12 3 (0.85%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.85%) Pega
12 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.57%) SAP
14 1 (0.28%) Siebel
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Difrent Ltd
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
ServerChoice
Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 10 days ago