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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 536 559 515
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -44
Contract jobs citing OWASP 71 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.044% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.058% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 9 32
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +14.28%
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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 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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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 +23 71 £450 +2.85% 39
London +29 41 £425 -2.85% 13
South East -4 19 £400 +6.66% 9
Surrey +14 10 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £400 - 2
Milton Keynes - 8 £400 - 2
Staines - 8 - - 1
North West -20 3 £475 - 3
City of London - 3 £463 - 6
Ealing - 3 £400 -
West Midlands - 3 £550 - 2
East of England +7 2 £419 -11.84% 4
West Yorkshire -9 2 £550 - 2
Cheshire -12 2 £488 -
Yorkshire -13 2 £550 - 2
South West +10 1 - - 5
Bedfordshire +6 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire -1 1 £388 -18.42%
Leeds -13 1 £550 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 3
Thames Ditton - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £388 -
Reading - 1 £375 - 1
Bradford - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - - 3
Cobham - 1 £425 -
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Dunstable - 1 £450 -
Knutsford - 1 £500 -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 43 (39.45%) Java
2 42 (38.53%) Linux
3 39 (35.78%) Web Services
4 37 (33.94%) Scrum
4 37 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (33.03%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (31.19%) Jenkins
7 26 (23.85%) CISSP
7 26 (23.85%) Git (software)
8 25 (22.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 23 (21.10%) JIRA
9 23 (21.10%) Penetration Testing
10 22 (20.18%) JavaScript
11 21 (19.27%) Firewall
12 20 (18.35%) Artifactory
12 20 (18.35%) Ansible
12 20 (18.35%) SonarQube
13 19 (17.43%) Rundeck
13 19 (17.43%) Salt
13 19 (17.43%) MongoDB
13 19 (17.43%) NoSQL
14 18 (16.51%) RESTful
15 17 (15.60%) Security Cleared
15 17 (15.60%) Ruby
15 17 (15.60%) Python
15 17 (15.60%) DevOps
16 16 (14.68%) Red Hat
16 16 (14.68%) J2EE
16 16 (14.68%) CISM
16 16 (14.68%) Risk Management

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (13.76%) Mule ESB
2 13 (11.93%) Confluence
3 11 (10.09%) Apache
3 11 (10.09%) Node.js
4 10 (9.17%) nginx
4 10 (9.17%) Drupal
5 9 (8.26%) Alfresco
5 9 (8.26%) JBoss
5 9 (8.26%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.42%) WildFly
7 5 (4.59%) Mule
7 5 (4.59%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.83%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.92%) CMS
9 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.27%) Firewall
2 11 (10.09%) VPN
3 9 (8.26%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (6.42%) Network Security
4 7 (6.42%) DMZ
5 4 (3.67%) Internet
5 4 (3.67%) Kerberos
6 3 (2.75%) LDAP
7 2 (1.83%) HTTP
7 2 (1.83%) IPv4
8 1 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.92%) IPv6
8 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.92%) MPLS
8 1 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.43%) MongoDB
1 19 (17.43%) NoSQL
2 15 (13.76%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (13.76%) MySQL
3 10 (9.17%) Redis
4 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (31.19%) Jenkins
2 26 (23.85%) Git (software)
3 23 (21.10%) JIRA
4 20 (18.35%) Artifactory
4 20 (18.35%) SonarQube
5 14 (12.84%) Gerrit
5 14 (12.84%) Maven
6 12 (11.01%) Selenium
7 11 (10.09%) JMeter
7 11 (10.09%) Gradle
8 9 (8.26%) Mercurial
9 6 (5.50%) Cucumber
9 6 (5.50%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.83%) Android Studio
11 2 (1.83%) CocoaPods
11 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.83%) Subversion
11 2 (1.83%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.92%) PHPUnit
General
1 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.67%) Finance
3 3 (2.75%) Legal
3 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Billing
5 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Developer
2 25 (22.94%) Architect
3 23 (21.10%) Consultant
3 23 (21.10%) Security Consultant
4 11 (10.09%) Security Architect
5 9 (8.26%) Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Security Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Software Architect
7 6 (5.50%) ScrumMaster
7 6 (5.50%) Application Security Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.67%) Tester
9 4 (3.67%) Author
9 4 (3.67%) Technical Author
9 4 (3.67%) Java Architect
9 4 (3.67%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (35.78%) Web Services
2 18 (16.51%) RESTful
3 16 (14.68%) J2EE
4 15 (13.76%) .NET
4 15 (13.76%) HTML
5 14 (12.84%) Spring
6 12 (11.01%) CSS
6 12 (11.01%) jQuery
7 11 (10.09%) LAMP
8 10 (9.17%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (9.17%) Hibernate
9 9 (8.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (7.34%) REST
11 7 (6.42%) HTML5
11 7 (6.42%) JSON
11 7 (6.42%) Java EE
11 7 (6.42%) XML
11 7 (6.42%) SOAP
11 7 (6.42%) CSS3
12 6 (5.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Wiki
2 10 (9.17%) Open Source
3 9 (8.26%) Cryptography
4 6 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.50%) Clustering
5 5 (4.59%) User Experience
6 4 (3.67%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.75%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.83%) Biometrics
8 2 (1.83%) PKI
8 2 (1.83%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.92%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.92%) Derivative
9 1 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 42 (38.53%) Linux
2 16 (14.68%) CentOS
3 10 (9.17%) UNIX
4 9 (8.26%) Ubuntu
5 5 (4.59%) Windows
6 3 (2.75%) Android
6 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.94%) Scrum
1 37 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (33.03%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (21.10%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (15.60%) DevOps
5 16 (14.68%) Risk Management
6 15 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (13.76%) Information Security
7 13 (11.93%) PRINCE2
8 12 (11.01%) Change Control
8 12 (11.01%) ITIL
8 12 (11.01%) BDD
8 12 (11.01%) Security Testing
8 12 (11.01%) TDD
9 11 (10.09%) Cyber Security
10 10 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (7.34%) Security Architecture
13 6 (5.50%) SOA
13 6 (5.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 43 (39.45%) Java
2 22 (20.18%) JavaScript
3 17 (15.60%) Ruby
3 17 (15.60%) Python
4 16 (14.68%) Bash Shell
5 15 (13.76%) Perl
6 14 (12.84%) PHP
7 9 (8.26%) C#
8 5 (4.59%) C++
8 5 (4.59%) C
9 3 (2.75%) SQL
10 2 (1.83%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.92%) Scala
11 1 (0.92%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 26 (23.85%) CISSP
2 17 (15.60%) Security Cleared
3 16 (14.68%) CISM
4 13 (11.93%) CRISC
5 9 (8.26%) GIAC
6 7 (6.42%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.59%) Degree
8 4 (3.67%) CEH
9 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.92%) CISMP
9 1 (0.92%) CISA
9 1 (0.92%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (13.76%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.59%) QA
3 5 (4.59%) WAI
4 2 (1.83%) COBIT
5 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 15 (13.76%) Docker
2 13 (11.93%) vCloud
3 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.92%) vSphere
4 1 (0.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (18.35%) Ansible
2 19 (17.43%) Rundeck
2 19 (17.43%) Salt
3 15 (13.76%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (11.93%) logstash
4 13 (11.93%) Kibana
5 12 (11.01%) Puppet
6 11 (10.09%) ZABBIX
7 8 (7.34%) HAProxy
8 5 (4.59%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.67%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (2.75%) WebInspect
11 2 (1.83%) MOM
12 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.92%) SCCM
12 1 (0.92%) SCOM
12 1 (0.92%) Nagios
12 1 (0.92%) collectd
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Red Hat
2 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.93%) VMware
3 11 (10.09%) Google
4 8 (7.34%) HP
4 8 (7.34%) Oracle
5 5 (4.59%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.67%) CA
7 2 (1.83%) SAP
7 2 (1.83%) IBM
8 1 (0.92%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.92%) KANA
8 1 (0.92%) Cisco
8 1 (0.92%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.92%) F5
8 1 (0.92%) Red Gate
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