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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 538 563 513
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -50
Contract jobs citing OWASP 75 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.055% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.072% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £600 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £331
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +16.98%
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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 29 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 3 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 +16 75 £450 +12.50% 32
London +27 48 £450 +2.85% 10
South East -4 19 £450 +20.00% 6
Milton Keynes - 13 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 13 £450 - 3
City of London - 8 £475 - 4
Surrey -2 5 £500 - 1
Staines - 4 £500 -
North West -14 3 £475 - 5
Ealing - 3 £400 -
Cheshire -3 2 £488 -
South West -10 2 £395 - 3
West Yorkshire -18 2 £550 - 1
Yorkshire -19 2 £550 - 1
Bedfordshire +10 1 £450 -
East of England +2 1 £450 - 3
Leeds -25 1 £550 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £395 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 £395 -
Thames Ditton - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £375 - 1
Bradford - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Dunstable - 1 £450 -
Knutsford - 1 £500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £390 -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 43 (35.54%) Linux
2 41 (33.88%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (33.06%) Java
4 39 (32.23%) Jenkins
5 38 (31.40%) Scrum
6 37 (30.58%) Firewall
6 37 (30.58%) Web Services
6 37 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (28.10%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (25.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 31 (25.62%) Git (software)
9 30 (24.79%) CISSP
10 25 (20.66%) Ansible
10 25 (20.66%) SonarQube
10 25 (20.66%) Artifactory
11 24 (19.83%) MongoDB
11 24 (19.83%) NoSQL
11 24 (19.83%) Salt
11 24 (19.83%) Rundeck
11 24 (19.83%) Information Security
12 23 (19.01%) JIRA
12 23 (19.01%) DevOps
13 21 (17.36%) Docker
13 21 (17.36%) Opscode Chef
13 21 (17.36%) CentOS
13 21 (17.36%) Bash Shell
13 21 (17.36%) Red Hat
14 20 (16.53%) MySQL
14 20 (16.53%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (16.53%) Mule ESB

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 20 (16.53%) Mule ESB
2 16 (13.22%) Apache
3 15 (12.40%) nginx
4 14 (11.57%) Tomcat
4 14 (11.57%) JBoss
5 13 (10.74%) Confluence
6 11 (9.09%) Node.js
7 10 (8.26%) Drupal
8 9 (7.44%) Alfresco
9 7 (5.79%) WildFly
10 5 (4.13%) WebLogic
10 5 (4.13%) Mule
11 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.83%) CMS
12 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.58%) Firewall
2 16 (13.22%) VPN
3 14 (11.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (6.61%) Kerberos
4 8 (6.61%) DMZ
5 3 (2.48%) Internet
5 3 (2.48%) LDAP
6 2 (1.65%) HTTP
7 1 (0.83%) IPv4
7 1 (0.83%) MPLS
7 1 (0.83%) Wireless
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.83%) MongoDB
1 24 (19.83%) NoSQL
2 20 (16.53%) MySQL
2 20 (16.53%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (12.40%) Redis
4 7 (5.79%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.83%) Big Data
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (32.23%) Jenkins
2 31 (25.62%) Git (software)
3 25 (20.66%) Artifactory
3 25 (20.66%) SonarQube
4 23 (19.01%) JIRA
5 19 (15.70%) Gerrit
6 14 (11.57%) Maven
6 14 (11.57%) Mercurial
7 12 (9.92%) Selenium
8 11 (9.09%) JMeter
8 11 (9.09%) Gradle
9 10 (8.26%) Visual Studio
10 6 (4.96%) Cucumber
11 5 (4.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.65%) Subversion
12 2 (1.65%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.83%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.83%) Calabash
13 1 (0.83%) PhantomJS
13 1 (0.83%) VisualVM
General
1 6 (4.96%) Legal
1 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.13%) Finance
3 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Billing
4 1 (0.83%) Automotive
4 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (27.27%) Architect
2 27 (22.31%) Consultant
2 27 (22.31%) Security Consultant
3 18 (14.88%) Developer
3 18 (14.88%) Security Architect
4 13 (10.74%) Analyst
5 12 (9.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) Security Analyst
7 10 (8.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Application Security Analyst
8 8 (6.61%) Software Architect
9 7 (5.79%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.96%) ScrumMaster
11 5 (4.13%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Penetration Tester
11 5 (4.13%) Tester
11 5 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.31%) Author
12 4 (3.31%) Technical Author
12 4 (3.31%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (30.58%) Web Services
2 19 (15.70%) J2EE
3 18 (14.88%) RESTful
4 16 (13.22%) .NET
4 16 (13.22%) LAMP
5 15 (12.40%) HTML
5 15 (12.40%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (11.57%) Spring
7 12 (9.92%) jQuery
7 12 (9.92%) CSS
8 10 (8.26%) Hibernate
9 9 (7.44%) SAML
9 9 (7.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (5.79%) CSS3
10 7 (5.79%) HTML5
10 7 (5.79%) Java EE
11 5 (4.13%) REST
11 5 (4.13%) Struts2
11 5 (4.13%) JMS
11 5 (4.13%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Wiki
2 10 (8.26%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.26%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.61%) Fixed Income
4 6 (4.96%) Clustering
5 5 (4.13%) Cryptography
5 5 (4.13%) User Experience
6 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.48%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.83%) W3C
8 1 (0.83%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.83%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) Derivative
8 1 (0.83%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 43 (35.54%) Linux
2 21 (17.36%) CentOS
3 14 (11.57%) Ubuntu
4 5 (4.13%) UNIX
5 4 (3.31%) Windows
6 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Debian
7 1 (0.83%) Android
7 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.88%) Continuous Integration
2 38 (31.40%) Scrum
3 37 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (28.10%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (19.83%) Information Security
6 23 (19.01%) DevOps
7 19 (15.70%) Cyber Security
7 19 (15.70%) Risk Management
8 18 (14.88%) Security Testing
9 17 (14.05%) Vulnerability Management
9 17 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.74%) Patch Management
10 13 (10.74%) Security Patching
11 12 (9.92%) BDD
11 12 (9.92%) Security Architecture
11 12 (9.92%) TDD
11 12 (9.92%) ITIL
11 12 (9.92%) PRINCE2
12 11 (9.09%) Change Control
12 11 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.06%) Java
2 21 (17.36%) Bash Shell
3 19 (15.70%) PHP
4 17 (14.05%) JavaScript
4 17 (14.05%) Python
4 17 (14.05%) Ruby
5 15 (12.40%) Perl
6 13 (10.74%) C#
7 3 (2.48%) SQL
8 1 (0.83%) PHP5
8 1 (0.83%) Scala
8 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (24.79%) CISSP
2 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
3 16 (13.22%) GIAC
4 15 (12.40%) CISM
5 12 (9.92%) CRISC
6 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.13%) Degree
7 5 (4.13%) CEH
8 1 (0.83%) CISMP
8 1 (0.83%) CISA
8 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (25.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (12.40%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.13%) WAI
4 3 (2.48%) COBIT
4 3 (2.48%) QA
5 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 21 (17.36%) Docker
2 18 (14.88%) vCloud
3 4 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.83%) XenApp
4 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (20.66%) Ansible
2 24 (19.83%) Salt
2 24 (19.83%) Rundeck
3 21 (17.36%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (14.88%) Kibana
4 18 (14.88%) logstash
5 17 (14.05%) Puppet
6 16 (13.22%) ZABBIX
7 13 (10.74%) HAProxy
8 10 (8.26%) Vagrant
9 8 (6.61%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (2.48%) WebInspect
11 2 (1.65%) MOM
12 1 (0.83%) Nagios
12 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.83%) SCCM
12 1 (0.83%) SCOM
12 1 (0.83%) collectd
Vendors
1 21 (17.36%) Red Hat
2 19 (15.70%) Microsoft
3 18 (14.88%) VMware
4 16 (13.22%) Google
5 12 (9.92%) HP
6 8 (6.61%) CA
6 8 (6.61%) Oracle
7 5 (4.13%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.65%) SAP
8 2 (1.65%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) KANA
9 1 (0.83%) Cisco
9 1 (0.83%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (0.83%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.83%) F5
9 1 (0.83%) AppDynamics
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