The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 547 522 570
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +48
Contract jobs citing OWASP 25 44 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.087% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.12% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 18
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£438 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £400 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £350 £263
% change year-on-year
+19.64% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39338 37094 40713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.94% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24409 22472 23326
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1062 1420
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -

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 July 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 22 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 24 £438 +9.37% 17
London +1 8 £438 +9.37% 5
South East -14 5 £363 +3.57% 4
East of England - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Accrington - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Folkestone - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Leicester - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 29 (60.42%) Java
2 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 18 (37.50%) XML
3 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
4 16 (33.33%) UML
5 15 (31.25%) Oracle
6 12 (25.00%) SOA
6 12 (25.00%) SSL
6 12 (25.00%) Firewall
6 12 (25.00%) PCI DSS
7 11 (22.92%) Information Security
7 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.92%) WebLogic
8 10 (20.83%) HTML
8 10 (20.83%) Apache
8 10 (20.83%) CSS
9 9 (18.75%) Objective-C
9 9 (18.75%) Linux
9 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 9 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (16.67%) CISSP
10 8 (16.67%) Web Services
10 8 (16.67%) .NET
11 7 (14.58%) IIS
11 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
11 7 (14.58%) Windows
11 7 (14.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.58%) CEH
11 7 (14.58%) Android

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (22.92%) WebLogic
2 10 (20.83%) Apache
3 7 (14.58%) IIS
4 6 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (6.25%) Node.js
7 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (10.42%) IaaS
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) SaaS
4 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) SSL
1 12 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.33%) Internet
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) HTTP
4 2 (4.17%) Network Security
4 2 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) LDAP
5 1 (2.08%) LAN
5 1 (2.08%) WLAN
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) Telnet
5 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.42%) MySQL
2 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 5 (10.42%) Selenium
3 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.33%) Subversion
3 4 (8.33%) JDeveloper
3 4 (8.33%) JUnit
4 3 (6.25%) CruiseControl
4 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.25%) Hudson
5 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.08%) JMeter
6 1 (2.08%) Checkstyle
6 1 (2.08%) AppScan
6 1 (2.08%) Maven
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.08%) Metasploit
6 1 (2.08%) FindBugs
6 1 (2.08%) Capybara
General
1 6 (12.50%) Banking
2 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Finance
4 2 (4.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Architect
2 10 (20.83%) Security Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Lead Security Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Lead Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Leader
5 4 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Information Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Java Web Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Database Designer
8 1 (2.08%) Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) XML
2 10 (20.83%) HTML
2 10 (20.83%) CSS
3 8 (16.67%) Web Services
3 8 (16.67%) .NET
4 6 (12.50%) jQuery
4 6 (12.50%) Middleware
5 5 (10.42%) XSLT
5 5 (10.42%) Spring
6 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 4 (8.33%) RESTful
6 4 (8.33%) LAMP
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle ADF
6 4 (8.33%) J2EE
6 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (8.33%) JSP
7 3 (6.25%) XSD
7 3 (6.25%) XML Schema
7 3 (6.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 6 (12.50%) Cryptography
1 6 (12.50%) PKI
2 5 (10.42%) RMADS
2 5 (10.42%) Open Source
3 4 (8.33%) N-Tier
4 3 (6.25%) W3C
4 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.25%) Taxonomies
4 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.17%) Statistics
6 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Linux
2 7 (14.58%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Android
2 7 (14.58%) Apple iOS
3 6 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) UML
2 12 (25.00%) SOA
3 11 (22.92%) Information Security
3 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.58%) Reverse Engineering
6 6 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (12.50%) Web Development
6 6 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 6 (12.50%) Scrum
7 5 (10.42%) ITIL
7 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
7 5 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Security Testing
8 4 (8.33%) BDD
8 4 (8.33%) Information Assurance
8 4 (8.33%) BPMN
8 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.33%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) Java
2 18 (37.50%) SQL
3 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.75%) Objective-C
5 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 5 (10.42%) C#
7 4 (8.33%) Ruby
7 4 (8.33%) C++
7 4 (8.33%) C
7 4 (8.33%) Python
8 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 2 (4.17%) PHP
10 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.08%) XQuery
10 1 (2.08%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) CISSP
2 7 (14.58%) CEH
3 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CISA
6 1 (2.08%) GIAC
6 1 (2.08%) CISM
6 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 9 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (14.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (10.42%) ISO 9000
5 2 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Nessus
2 1 (2.08%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Oracle
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.50%) IBM
4 4 (8.33%) Akamai
5 1 (2.08%) Imperva
5 1 (2.08%) F5
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Somerset
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £495 per day
Posted: 17 days ago