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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 554 556 562
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing OWASP 59 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.040% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.054% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 19
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£495 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £305 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £448 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £381 £363
% change year-on-year
+24.59% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 2014. 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 +9 57 £500 +33.33% 14
London +12 26 £500 +36.98% 3
Surrey +6 17 £450 - 1
South East -7 17 £450 -5.26% 2
Guildford - 4 £400 -
East of England -18 3 £600 +60.00% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £250 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £250 - 1
Essex - 2 £600 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Leicester - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
High Wycombe - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 35 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.10%) HTML
2 32 (38.10%) CSS
3 30 (35.71%) CISSP
4 27 (32.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (30.95%) PCI DSS
6 24 (28.57%) Risk Management
7 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
8 21 (25.00%) ITIL
9 20 (23.81%) E-Commerce
9 20 (23.81%) Information Security
10 19 (22.62%) Java
10 19 (22.62%) C#
10 19 (22.62%) Git (software)
11 18 (21.43%) TDD
11 18 (21.43%) .NET
12 17 (20.24%) SQL
12 17 (20.24%) Automated Testing
13 16 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (19.05%) Ruby
13 16 (19.05%) Linux
13 16 (19.05%) SOA
14 15 (17.86%) Oracle
14 15 (17.86%) CISM
14 15 (17.86%) NHibernate
14 15 (17.86%) CEH
15 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
16 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database
16 13 (15.48%) Node.js
16 13 (15.48%) MVC

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 13 (15.48%) Node.js
2 12 (14.29%) EPiServer CMS
2 12 (14.29%) CMS
3 7 (8.33%) Apache
4 6 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.95%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (3.57%) JBoss
7 3 (3.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.38%) IIS
8 2 (2.38%) nginx
8 2 (2.38%) Confluence
9 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.29%) IaaS
2 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.19%) SaaS
3 1 (1.19%) PaaS
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) Firewall
2 6 (7.14%) HTTP
2 6 (7.14%) VPN
3 5 (5.95%) SSL
4 4 (4.76%) Internet
5 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.38%) DMZ
6 2 (2.38%) Network Security
6 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.19%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.19%) Telnet
7 1 (1.19%) LDAP
7 1 (1.19%) LAN
7 1 (1.19%) WLAN
7 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database
2 8 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.57%) MySQL
4 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.57%) Redis
5 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.19%) Big Data
6 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (22.62%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.10%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.33%) JUnit
4 6 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 6 (7.14%) Subversion
4 6 (7.14%) Selenium
5 4 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.76%) Hudson
5 4 (4.76%) Maven
5 4 (4.76%) JDeveloper
6 3 (3.57%) JMeter
6 3 (3.57%) CruiseControl
6 3 (3.57%) JIRA
6 3 (3.57%) Gerrit
6 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.57%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.57%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.38%) Capybara
8 1 (1.19%) Gradle
8 1 (1.19%) PhantomJS
General
1 11 (13.10%) Manufacturing
2 8 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Developer
2 13 (15.48%) Web Developer
2 13 (15.48%) Consultant
2 13 (15.48%) Security Consultant
3 12 (14.29%) Architect
3 12 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 10 (11.90%) .NET Web Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Information Architect
6 6 (7.14%) Lead Architect
6 6 (7.14%) Lead Security Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Application Security Specialist
7 5 (5.95%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Applications Specialist
7 5 (5.95%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Security Specialist
8 4 (4.76%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.76%) Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (38.10%) HTML
1 32 (38.10%) CSS
2 18 (21.43%) .NET
3 15 (17.86%) NHibernate
4 14 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 12 (14.29%) jQuery
6 11 (13.10%) XML
7 10 (11.90%) Web Services
8 8 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (8.33%) XSLT
9 7 (8.33%) XHTML
9 7 (8.33%) Spring
10 6 (7.14%) J2EE
11 4 (4.76%) Oracle ADF
11 4 (4.76%) Java EE
11 4 (4.76%) JSON
11 4 (4.76%) RESTful
11 4 (4.76%) REST
12 3 (3.57%) WebCenter
12 3 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) RMADS
2 6 (7.14%) Open Source
3 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Linux
2 7 (8.33%) UNIX
3 6 (7.14%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.57%) CentOS
5 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 21 (25.00%) ITIL
4 20 (23.81%) E-Commerce
4 20 (23.81%) Information Security
5 18 (21.43%) TDD
6 17 (20.24%) Automated Testing
7 16 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (19.05%) SOA
8 13 (15.48%) MVC
9 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (13.10%) Security Architecture
10 10 (11.90%) Scrum
11 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (9.52%) Information Assurance
12 8 (9.52%) Change Control
13 7 (8.33%) UML
14 6 (7.14%) Web Development
14 6 (7.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
2 19 (22.62%) C#
2 19 (22.62%) Java
3 17 (20.24%) SQL
4 16 (19.05%) Ruby
5 7 (8.33%) Python
6 5 (5.95%) C
6 5 (5.95%) PHP
7 4 (4.76%) C++
8 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.57%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.38%) Scala
9 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.38%) Perl
10 1 (1.19%) PHP5
10 1 (1.19%) XQuery
10 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (35.71%) CISSP
2 15 (17.86%) CISM
2 15 (17.86%) CEH
3 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 8 (9.52%) CRISC
6 4 (4.76%) CISA
7 3 (3.57%) GIAC
7 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.38%) ISACA
9 1 (1.19%) ISEB
9 1 (1.19%) CSSLP
9 1 (1.19%) GSEC
9 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.19%) Degree
9 1 (1.19%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (32.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (30.95%) PCI DSS
3 12 (14.29%) ISO 9000
4 5 (5.95%) WAI
5 4 (4.76%) QA
6 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.19%) JSP 440
7 1 (1.19%) BS25999
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) vCloud
1 3 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Nessus
1 3 (3.57%) Puppet
1 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.57%) Ansible
1 3 (3.57%) Salt
2 2 (2.38%) Kibana
2 2 (2.38%) logstash
2 2 (2.38%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Oracle
2 12 (14.29%) EPiServer
3 5 (5.95%) Google
4 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.57%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) Sun
6 1 (1.19%) Imperva
6 1 (1.19%) Akamai
6 1 (1.19%) F5
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