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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 500 605 592
Rank change year-on-year
+105 -13
Contract jobs citing OWASP 160 69 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.12% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.15% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 46 15
Median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £380 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £538 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median 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
44685 45554 42380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29541 29536 26295
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1193 1184
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +70 153 £500 +11.11% 37
South East +46 61 £500 +11.11% 5
London +14 50 £513 +13.88% 15
Oxfordshire - 22 £500 - 4
Hampshire - 14 £360 - 1
South West +13 13 £575 +55.72% 3
Bristol - 11 £563 -
Yorkshire +7 10 £413 -25.00% 2
Oxford - 10 £500 -
Leeds +6 9 £413 -25.00% 1
West Yorkshire +4 9 £413 -25.00% 1
West Sussex - 8 - -
Buckinghamshire +9 7 £525 +16.66%
Worthing - 7 - -
East Midlands - 7 £615 - 2
Milton Keynes +8 6 £525 +16.66%
Croydon -12 6 £395 -7.05%
North East -44 5 £350 -15.66%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £615 - 1
Kent - 5 £550 -
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
Wales - 5 £680 -
Winchester - 4 £370 -
Nottingham - 4 £615 - 1
Newport - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - -
City of London +46 3 £513 +7.89% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 3 £350 -15.66%
Tyne and Wear -48 3 £350 -15.66%
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £550 -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 181 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (47.27%) Java
3 127 (40.84%) Continuous Integration
4 105 (33.76%) Linux
4 105 (33.76%) Open Source
5 100 (32.15%) Python
6 96 (30.87%) Ruby
7 95 (30.55%) HTML
8 94 (30.23%) C#
9 93 (29.90%) Scrum
9 93 (29.90%) Jenkins
10 88 (28.30%) REST
11 85 (27.33%) Git (software)
11 85 (27.33%) CSS
12 84 (27.01%) HTML5
13 82 (26.37%) JSON
14 81 (26.05%) Spring
14 81 (26.05%) Automated Testing
15 79 (25.40%) Penetration Testing
16 77 (24.76%) Subversion
16 77 (24.76%) HTTP
17 75 (24.12%) Amazon AWS
18 74 (23.79%) JUnit
18 74 (23.79%) Google
19 72 (23.15%) CISSP
20 70 (22.51%) JIRA
21 68 (21.86%) Ruby on Rails
22 66 (21.22%) CSS3
23 65 (20.90%) Django
24 64 (20.58%) Guice

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 60 (19.29%) Confluence
2 26 (8.36%) WebLogic
3 24 (7.72%) Tomcat
4 21 (6.75%) SharePoint
5 18 (5.79%) Apache
6 17 (5.47%) JBoss
7 13 (4.18%) MS Exchange
8 12 (3.86%) nginx
9 11 (3.54%) Mule ESB
10 10 (3.22%) OpenStack
11 9 (2.89%) IIS
12 8 (2.57%) CMS
12 8 (2.57%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (1.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.96%) WildFly
15 2 (0.64%) CloudStack
15 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
16 1 (0.32%) Commerce Server
16 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (24.12%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.47%) IaaS
3 17 (5.47%) PaaS
4 14 (4.50%) SaaS
5 13 (4.18%) GitHub
6 9 (2.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.93%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.64%) Force.com
10 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 77 (24.76%) HTTP
2 40 (12.86%) Firewall
3 26 (8.36%) Internet
3 26 (8.36%) SSL
4 21 (6.75%) Network Security
5 20 (6.43%) Wireless
6 16 (5.14%) SSH
7 15 (4.82%) FTP
7 15 (4.82%) VPN
8 13 (4.18%) IPsec
8 13 (4.18%) SMTP
9 12 (3.86%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (3.54%) DMZ
11 6 (1.93%) LAN
11 6 (1.93%) LDAP
12 4 (1.29%) WAN
13 3 (0.96%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.64%) DHCP
14 2 (0.64%) DNS
14 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.50%) Relational Database
2 39 (12.54%) SQL Server
3 30 (9.65%) MySQL
4 29 (9.32%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (7.07%) MongoDB
6 17 (5.47%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.50%) Redis
8 12 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.61%) DB2
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 93 (29.90%) Jenkins
2 85 (27.33%) Git (software)
3 77 (24.76%) Subversion
4 74 (23.79%) JUnit
5 70 (22.51%) JIRA
6 14 (4.50%) Artifactory
6 14 (4.50%) Selenium
7 13 (4.18%) JMeter
7 13 (4.18%) SonarQube
7 13 (4.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (3.86%) Gerrit
9 11 (3.54%) Cucumber
9 11 (3.54%) Mercurial
10 8 (2.57%) Burp Suite
10 8 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (2.57%) Visual Studio
11 7 (2.25%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.93%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.61%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.61%) Hudson
General
1 43 (13.83%) Finance
2 14 (4.50%) Law
3 11 (3.54%) Publishing
4 6 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.64%) Banking
5 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 112 (36.01%) Developer
2 53 (17.04%) Java Developer
3 46 (14.79%) Architect
4 35 (11.25%) Scala Developer
5 25 (8.04%) Consultant
6 23 (7.40%) Security Engineer
6 23 (7.40%) Tester
7 22 (7.07%) Security Consultant
8 21 (6.75%) Java Scala Developer
8 21 (6.75%) Security Architect
9 19 (6.11%) Analyst
10 17 (5.47%) Penetration Tester
10 17 (5.47%) Security Analyst
11 14 (4.50%) C# Developer
11 14 (4.50%) Lead Developer
12 13 (4.18%) Software Developer
13 12 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.86%) Digital Architect
13 12 (3.86%) Information Security Consultant
14 11 (3.54%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (30.55%) HTML
2 88 (28.30%) REST
3 85 (27.33%) CSS
4 84 (27.01%) HTML5
5 82 (26.37%) JSON
6 81 (26.05%) Spring
7 68 (21.86%) Ruby on Rails
8 66 (21.22%) CSS3
9 65 (20.90%) Django
10 64 (20.58%) Guice
10 64 (20.58%) Play Framework
11 63 (20.26%) Ajax
12 56 (18.01%) RESTful
13 48 (15.43%) Web Services
14 46 (14.79%) Spring MVC
15 45 (14.47%) .NET
16 27 (8.68%) XML
17 22 (7.07%) ASP.NET
18 18 (5.79%) LAMP
19 16 (5.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.65%) User Experience
2 23 (7.40%) CESG
3 20 (6.43%) PKI
4 16 (5.14%) Cryptography
5 14 (4.50%) Client/Server
6 12 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.86%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (3.22%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.57%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.25%) Algorithms
9 7 (2.25%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.25%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.61%) W3C
11 2 (0.64%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.64%) NHS
11 2 (0.64%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) Social Media
12 1 (0.32%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 105 (33.76%) Linux
2 34 (10.93%) Unix
3 29 (9.32%) Windows
4 13 (4.18%) Windows Vista
5 12 (3.86%) CentOS
5 12 (3.86%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.93%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.29%) Android
8 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.64%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (40.84%) Continuous Integration
3 105 (33.76%) Open Source
4 93 (29.90%) Scrum
5 81 (26.05%) Automated Testing
6 79 (25.40%) Penetration Testing
7 63 (20.26%) Web Development
8 56 (18.01%) Web Design
9 51 (16.40%) MVC
9 51 (16.40%) Responsive Web Design
10 48 (15.43%) Configuration Management
11 47 (15.11%) Information Security
12 43 (13.83%) Ethical Hacking
13 41 (13.18%) Cybersecurity
14 36 (11.58%) Security Architecture
15 35 (11.25%) Security Testing
16 31 (9.97%) Secure Coding
17 26 (8.36%) Mentoring
17 26 (8.36%) TDD
18 25 (8.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 147 (47.27%) Java
2 100 (32.15%) Python
3 96 (30.87%) Ruby
4 94 (30.23%) C#
5 62 (19.94%) Scala
6 49 (15.76%) SQL
7 43 (13.83%) JavaScript
8 23 (7.40%) PHP
9 18 (5.79%) Perl
10 16 (5.14%) PowerShell
11 15 (4.82%) Bash Shell
12 12 (3.86%) FQL
12 12 (3.86%) VB
13 10 (3.22%) C++
14 7 (2.25%) C
14 7 (2.25%) PL/SQL
14 7 (2.25%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.93%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.93%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 72 (23.15%) CISSP
2 35 (11.25%) Security Cleared
3 29 (9.32%) CEH
4 23 (7.40%) CREST Certified
5 20 (6.43%) SC Cleared
6 19 (6.11%) CISM
7 18 (5.79%) CISA
8 15 (4.82%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (4.50%) CompTIA Security+
9 14 (4.50%) Degree
9 14 (4.50%) Security+ Certification
10 13 (4.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (4.18%) SANS
11 12 (3.86%) ISSAP
12 9 (2.89%) CISMP
13 5 (1.61%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.96%) CHECK Team Member
14 3 (0.96%) ISEB
14 3 (0.96%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.64%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (5.47%) COBIT
3 10 (3.22%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.22%) RMADS
4 6 (1.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.61%) QA
6 3 (0.96%) GPG13
6 3 (0.96%) WAI
6 3 (0.96%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (11.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.18%) Docker
2 13 (4.18%) Sendmail
2 13 (4.18%) vCloud
2 13 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.64%) vSphere
4 2 (0.64%) Xen
4 2 (0.64%) XenServer
5 1 (0.32%) KVM
5 1 (0.32%) LXC
Systems Management
1 17 (5.47%) Ansible
2 14 (4.50%) Salt
3 12 (3.86%) Rundeck
4 11 (3.54%) HAProxy
4 11 (3.54%) Kibana
4 11 (3.54%) logstash
4 11 (3.54%) OpenAM
4 11 (3.54%) Puppet
4 11 (3.54%) ZABBIX
5 7 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.61%) OpenIDM
7 4 (1.29%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.29%) HP Fortify
8 3 (0.96%) Nmap
8 3 (0.96%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.64%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.64%) Terraform
9 2 (0.64%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.32%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.32%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 74 (23.79%) Google
2 38 (12.22%) Oracle
3 29 (9.32%) Microsoft
4 22 (7.07%) VMware
5 17 (5.47%) Red Hat
6 14 (4.50%) Citrix
7 13 (4.18%) Black Duck
7 13 (4.18%) Sonatype
7 13 (4.18%) Veracode
8 12 (3.86%) ServiceNow
8 12 (3.86%) Sitecore
9 10 (3.22%) ForgeRock
10 6 (1.93%) F5
11 5 (1.61%) CA
11 5 (1.61%) Mercator
11 5 (1.61%) Pega
12 4 (1.29%) HP
13 3 (0.96%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.64%) Qualys
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Montash Associates
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago