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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 570 558 577
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing OWASP 42 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.053% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.072% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 22
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£495 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.42% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £294 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £375 £256
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +46.34%
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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +3 40 £498 +41.13% 19
London +29 25 £500 +47.05% 4
South East -4 3 £448 -10.50% 4
Surrey -9 3 £448 +55.65% 2
East of England -22 1 £500 +66.66% 2
Leeds - 1 - - 4
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
City of London - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - - 2
Accrington - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) HTML
2 24 (33.80%) Java
2 24 (33.80%) CSS
2 24 (33.80%) E-Commerce
3 19 (26.76%) Information Security
4 18 (25.35%) SQL
4 18 (25.35%) .NET
5 17 (23.94%) JavaScript
5 17 (23.94%) CISSP
5 17 (23.94%) TDD
5 17 (23.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
6 16 (22.54%) C#
7 15 (21.13%) Oracle
7 15 (21.13%) PCI DSS
8 14 (19.72%) NHibernate
8 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing
8 14 (19.72%) Linux
8 14 (19.72%) SOA
9 13 (18.31%) Apache
9 13 (18.31%) SSL
9 13 (18.31%) CEH
9 13 (18.31%) AngularJS
10 12 (16.90%) Node.js
10 12 (16.90%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (16.90%) XML
10 12 (16.90%) Risk Management
11 11 (15.49%) MVC
11 11 (15.49%) CMS

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (18.31%) Apache
2 12 (16.90%) Node.js
3 11 (15.49%) CMS
3 11 (15.49%) EPiServer CMS
4 10 (14.08%) WebLogic
5 6 (8.45%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (8.45%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.63%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (5.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (5.63%) IIS
7 3 (4.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.82%) nginx
9 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) IaaS
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) SSL
2 9 (12.68%) Firewall
3 7 (9.86%) Internet
4 4 (5.63%) HTTP
4 4 (5.63%) VPN
5 3 (4.23%) DNS
6 2 (2.82%) Network Security
6 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.82%) DMZ
6 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.41%) Telnet
7 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.41%) LDAP
7 1 (1.41%) LAN
7 1 (1.41%) WLAN
7 1 (1.41%) WAN
7 1 (1.41%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.04%) MySQL
4 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.23%) Redis
5 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.41%) Big Data
6 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.68%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.86%) Selenium
4 6 (8.45%) Eclipse
5 5 (7.04%) Subversion
5 5 (7.04%) JUnit
6 4 (5.63%) Maven
6 4 (5.63%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.63%) Hudson
6 4 (5.63%) JDeveloper
7 3 (4.23%) JMeter
7 3 (4.23%) CruiseControl
7 3 (4.23%) Gerrit
7 3 (4.23%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.23%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.23%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.82%) Capybara
9 1 (1.41%) Ant
9 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.41%) Gradle
General
1 10 (14.08%) Manufacturing
2 7 (9.86%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Automotive
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Developer
2 12 (16.90%) Web Developer
3 11 (15.49%) .NET Developer
4 10 (14.08%) Architect
4 10 (14.08%) Security Architect
5 9 (12.68%) Consultant
5 9 (12.68%) .NET Web Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Security Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) Information Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Security Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Lead Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Lead Security Architect
8 4 (5.63%) Technical Leader
8 4 (5.63%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Applications Specialist
9 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.23%) Application Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) HTML
1 24 (33.80%) CSS
2 18 (25.35%) .NET
3 14 (19.72%) NHibernate
4 13 (18.31%) AngularJS
5 12 (16.90%) XML
6 10 (14.08%) Web Services
7 7 (9.86%) LAMP
7 7 (9.86%) XSLT
8 6 (8.45%) jQuery
8 6 (8.45%) Middleware
8 6 (8.45%) J2EE
9 5 (7.04%) JSP
9 5 (7.04%) Spring
10 4 (5.63%) Java EE
10 4 (5.63%) Oracle ADF
11 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
11 3 (4.23%) WebCenter
11 3 (4.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (4.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) RMADS
2 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.04%) Open Source
3 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.23%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) PKI
5 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Windows
3 6 (8.45%) UNIX
4 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.23%) Android
4 3 (4.23%) CentOS
4 3 (4.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) E-Commerce
3 19 (26.76%) Information Security
4 17 (23.94%) TDD
5 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing
5 14 (19.72%) SOA
6 12 (16.90%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (16.90%) Risk Management
7 11 (15.49%) MVC
7 11 (15.49%) ITIL
8 9 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (12.68%) Security Architecture
9 8 (11.27%) UML
9 8 (11.27%) Scrum
10 7 (9.86%) Web Development
10 7 (9.86%) Security Testing
11 6 (8.45%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (8.45%) Information Assurance
11 6 (8.45%) BDD
12 4 (5.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.80%) Java
2 18 (25.35%) SQL
3 17 (23.94%) JavaScript
4 16 (22.54%) C#
5 8 (11.27%) Ruby
6 6 (8.45%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.45%) PHP
7 5 (7.04%) C
7 5 (7.04%) Python
8 4 (5.63%) C++
8 4 (5.63%) Objective-C
9 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.82%) PHP5
10 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.82%) Perl
11 1 (1.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) CISSP
2 13 (18.31%) CEH
3 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
4 8 (11.27%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.45%) CISM
6 3 (4.23%) GIAC
7 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.82%) CISA
8 1 (1.41%) GSEC
8 1 (1.41%) ISACA
8 1 (1.41%) CSSLP
8 1 (1.41%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (21.13%) PCI DSS
3 10 (14.08%) ISO 9000
4 4 (5.63%) QA
5 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.41%) BS25999
6 1 (1.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) vCloud
1 3 (4.23%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.23%) Puppet
1 3 (4.23%) Nessus
1 3 (4.23%) Ansible
1 3 (4.23%) Salt
2 2 (2.82%) Kibana
2 2 (2.82%) logstash
2 2 (2.82%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.41%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 15 (21.13%) Oracle
2 11 (15.49%) EPiServer
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.63%) Akamai
5 3 (4.23%) JBoss
5 3 (4.23%) VMware
5 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.23%) Google
6 1 (1.41%) Sun
6 1 (1.41%) IBM
6 1 (1.41%) F5
6 1 (1.41%) Imperva
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