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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 546 554 515
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -39
Contract jobs citing OWASP 46 16 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.031% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.042% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 38
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.44% -27.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £313 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £478 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 -2 42 £450 +18.03% 12
South East -17 19 £445 +29.45% 3
Surrey - 18 £475 -
London +20 14 £450 +10.42% 7
Guildford - 4 £400 -
City of London +2 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £250 -
Yorkshire - 2 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £410 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £410 -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Manchester - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 37 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.96%) CISSP
3 31 (33.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (32.61%) Risk Management
5 28 (30.43%) PCI DSS
6 27 (29.35%) HTML
6 27 (29.35%) CSS
6 27 (29.35%) ITIL
7 26 (28.26%) Linux
8 22 (23.91%) Git (software)
9 21 (22.83%) JavaScript
10 20 (21.74%) CISM
10 20 (21.74%) Ruby
11 19 (20.65%) .NET
12 18 (19.57%) E-Commerce
13 17 (18.48%) TDD
13 17 (18.48%) Automated Testing
13 17 (18.48%) Node.js
14 16 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
14 16 (17.39%) C#
14 16 (17.39%) Python
15 15 (16.30%) PRINCE2
15 15 (16.30%) Java
15 15 (16.30%) SOA
15 15 (16.30%) Information Security
15 15 (16.30%) Jenkins
15 15 (16.30%) Ruby on Rails
16 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
16 14 (15.22%) Change Control
16 14 (15.22%) CRISC

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (18.48%) Node.js
2 12 (13.04%) EPiServer CMS
2 12 (13.04%) CMS
3 7 (7.61%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.43%) Apache
4 5 (5.43%) Confluence
5 4 (4.35%) nginx
6 3 (3.26%) JBoss
7 2 (2.17%) IIS
8 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.04%) IaaS
2 3 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.09%) SaaS
3 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) Network Security
2 6 (6.52%) Firewall
2 6 (6.52%) VPN
3 5 (5.43%) Internet
4 4 (4.35%) HTTP
4 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.17%) DMZ
6 2 (2.17%) SSL
7 1 (1.09%) IPv4
7 1 (1.09%) IPv6
7 1 (1.09%) LDAP
7 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.43%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.43%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.43%) Redis
3 4 (4.35%) MySQL
4 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.09%) Big Data
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 22 (23.91%) Git (software)
2 15 (16.30%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.70%) Maven
4 7 (7.61%) Artifactory
5 6 (6.52%) JIRA
6 5 (5.43%) Selenium
6 5 (5.43%) JUnit
6 5 (5.43%) JMeter
6 5 (5.43%) Gerrit
6 5 (5.43%) Gradle
7 4 (4.35%) Subversion
7 4 (4.35%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.26%) Mercurial
8 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.17%) Capybara
9 2 (2.17%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.09%) PhantomJS
10 1 (1.09%) VisualVM
10 1 (1.09%) Ant
10 1 (1.09%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (11.96%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.52%) Finance
3 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.09%) Legal
4 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (32.61%) Developer
2 19 (20.65%) Consultant
2 19 (20.65%) Security Consultant
3 13 (14.13%) Architect
4 12 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 12 (13.04%) Security Architect
5 10 (10.87%) .NET Web Developer
5 10 (10.87%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Information Architect
6 6 (6.52%) Lead Architect
6 6 (6.52%) Lead Security Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Application Security Specialist
7 5 (5.43%) Applications Specialist
7 5 (5.43%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.26%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.35%) HTML
1 27 (29.35%) CSS
2 19 (20.65%) .NET
3 15 (16.30%) Ruby on Rails
4 14 (15.22%) AngularJS
5 13 (14.13%) Web Services
6 12 (13.04%) NHibernate
6 12 (13.04%) jQuery
7 9 (9.78%) JSON
7 9 (9.78%) REST
8 7 (7.61%) XML
8 7 (7.61%) XHTML
9 6 (6.52%) J2EE
10 5 (5.43%) LAMP
10 5 (5.43%) Spring
10 5 (5.43%) RESTful
11 4 (4.35%) HTML5
11 4 (4.35%) CSS3
11 4 (4.35%) Play Framework
11 4 (4.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) RMADS
2 8 (8.70%) Open Source
3 4 (4.35%) Cryptography
3 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Linux
2 11 (11.96%) UNIX
3 9 (9.78%) CentOS
4 6 (6.52%) Windows
5 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.35%) Android
6 3 (3.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.61%) Risk Management
3 27 (29.35%) ITIL
4 18 (19.57%) E-Commerce
5 17 (18.48%) TDD
5 17 (18.48%) Automated Testing
6 16 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (16.30%) Information Security
7 15 (16.30%) PRINCE2
7 15 (16.30%) SOA
8 14 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (15.22%) MVC
8 14 (15.22%) Change Control
9 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (11.96%) Security Architecture
11 9 (9.78%) Scrum
12 8 (8.70%) Information Assurance
13 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
13 6 (6.52%) Security Testing
14 5 (5.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) JavaScript
2 20 (21.74%) Ruby
3 16 (17.39%) Python
3 16 (17.39%) C#
4 15 (16.30%) Java
5 11 (11.96%) Perl
6 9 (9.78%) SQL
7 6 (6.52%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.52%) C
8 5 (5.43%) C++
9 4 (4.35%) PHP
9 4 (4.35%) Scala
10 1 (1.09%) PHP5
10 1 (1.09%) XQuery
10 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 34 (36.96%) CISSP
2 20 (21.74%) CISM
3 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
3 14 (15.22%) CRISC
4 13 (14.13%) CEH
5 9 (9.78%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.26%) GIAC
7 3 (3.26%) CISA
8 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.17%) Degree
8 2 (2.17%) ISEB
8 2 (2.17%) ISACA
9 1 (1.09%) CSSLP
9 1 (1.09%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.09%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (33.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (30.43%) PCI DSS
3 12 (13.04%) ISO 9000
4 5 (5.43%) WAI
4 5 (5.43%) QA
5 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.09%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.09%) BS25999
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) vCloud
2 3 (3.26%) Docker
3 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Ansible
1 5 (5.43%) Salt
2 4 (4.35%) logstash
2 4 (4.35%) ZABBIX
3 3 (3.26%) Puppet
3 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.26%) HAProxy
3 3 (3.26%) Kibana
4 2 (2.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) EPiServer
2 9 (9.78%) Red Hat
3 7 (7.61%) VMware
3 7 (7.61%) Oracle
4 6 (6.52%) Google
5 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.09%) Sun
6 1 (1.09%) Akamai
6 1 (1.09%) AppDynamics