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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 546 578 572
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -6
Contract jobs citing OWASP 80 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.066% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.085% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 16 9
Average daily rate £425 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £349 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £563 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £410 £396
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +3.47%
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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 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 12 February 2016. 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 +44 77 £423 -6.11% 25
London +11 20 £450 - 12
North West - 20 £425 - 1
Manchester - 19 £398 - 1
North East - 11 £410 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 11 £410 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £410 - 2
Stockport - 10 £370 -
South East +12 9 £465 -4.61% 5
City of London +39 7 £455 -13.33% 2
Yorkshire - 7 £305 - 2
South West - 6 £550 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
Leeds - 5 - - 1
Scotland -5 3 £450 +29.31%
Surrey -13 3 £450 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £450 -
East of England - 3 - - 2
Malmesbury - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 £305 - 1
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £530 +29.26%
Milton Keynes +4 2 £530 +29.26%
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 2 £300 -
Worthing - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 75 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.32%) Penetration Testing
3 46 (28.05%) HTML
3 46 (28.05%) CSS
4 41 (25.00%) Java
5 39 (23.78%) Linux
5 39 (23.78%) Information Security
6 37 (22.56%) JavaScript
6 37 (22.56%) BDD
7 35 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (20.12%) Jenkins
9 30 (18.29%) HTML5
10 29 (17.68%) Web Services
10 29 (17.68%) Scrum
11 28 (17.07%) Firewall
11 28 (17.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 26 (15.85%) Microsoft
12 26 (15.85%) Security Cleared
13 25 (15.24%) Git (software)
13 25 (15.24%) E-Commerce
13 25 (15.24%) C#
14 24 (14.63%) CISSP
14 24 (14.63%) Selenium
14 24 (14.63%) CREST Certified
15 23 (14.02%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (14.02%) CSS3
15 23 (14.02%) JIRA
15 23 (14.02%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (14.02%) SQL
15 23 (14.02%) Oracle

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (10.37%) CMS
2 13 (7.93%) Sitecore CMS
3 12 (7.32%) Tomcat
4 11 (6.71%) Confluence
4 11 (6.71%) Mule ESB
5 9 (5.49%) MS Exchange
6 8 (4.88%) Apache
6 8 (4.88%) JBoss
6 8 (4.88%) nginx
7 7 (4.27%) Alfresco
7 7 (4.27%) Node.js
8 6 (3.66%) Mule
8 6 (3.66%) WildFly
9 5 (3.05%) IIS
10 4 (2.44%) Drupal
11 3 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.83%) WordPress
12 2 (1.22%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.83%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.66%) GitHub
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.22%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.07%) Firewall
2 16 (9.76%) Internet
3 11 (6.71%) VPN
4 8 (4.88%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (3.66%) HTTP
6 5 (3.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (3.05%) FTP
6 5 (3.05%) IPsec
6 5 (3.05%) Network Security
6 5 (3.05%) SMTP
6 5 (3.05%) SSH
7 4 (2.44%) DNS
7 4 (2.44%) WAN
8 2 (1.22%) DMZ
8 2 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (1.22%) LAN
8 2 (1.22%) NAS
8 2 (1.22%) SAN
8 2 (1.22%) SNMP
9 1 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.02%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (8.54%) MySQL
3 13 (7.93%) MongoDB
3 13 (7.93%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.66%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.05%) Redis
5 5 (3.05%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (20.12%) Jenkins
2 25 (15.24%) Git (software)
3 24 (14.63%) Selenium
4 23 (14.02%) JIRA
5 22 (13.41%) JMeter
6 21 (12.80%) Gerrit
7 15 (9.15%) SonarQube
7 15 (9.15%) SpecFlow
8 13 (7.93%) Artifactory
9 12 (7.32%) Cucumber
10 11 (6.71%) WebDriver
11 10 (6.10%) Subversion
12 7 (4.27%) Gradle
12 7 (4.27%) Maven
12 7 (4.27%) Mercurial
13 6 (3.66%) Gitweb
13 6 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (3.05%) JUnit
14 5 (3.05%) SoapUI
15 3 (1.83%) WATIR
General
1 15 (9.15%) Finance
2 7 (4.27%) Retail
3 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.83%) Law
5 2 (1.22%) Banking
5 2 (1.22%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Military
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (31.71%) Developer
2 27 (16.46%) Analyst
3 20 (12.20%) Security Analyst
3 20 (12.20%) Tester
4 19 (11.59%) Consultant
5 15 (9.15%) Architect
6 14 (8.54%) Security Architect
7 13 (7.93%) Web Developer
8 12 (7.32%) Security Consultant
9 11 (6.71%) Agile Developer
9 11 (6.71%) Java Developer
9 11 (6.71%) Penetration Tester
10 10 (6.10%) Security Specialist
11 9 (5.49%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.88%) Applications Developer
12 8 (4.88%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.88%) Lead Tester
12 8 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.88%) Test Analyst
12 8 (4.88%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (28.05%) CSS
1 46 (28.05%) HTML
2 30 (18.29%) HTML5
3 29 (17.68%) Web Services
4 23 (14.02%) CSS3
5 22 (13.41%) AngularJS
6 21 (12.80%) .NET
7 13 (7.93%) .NET Framework
7 13 (7.93%) RESTful
8 12 (7.32%) LAMP
9 11 (6.71%) J2EE
10 10 (6.10%) Spring
11 9 (5.49%) jQuery
11 9 (5.49%) REST
12 7 (4.27%) XML
13 6 (3.66%) Hibernate
13 6 (3.66%) JSON
13 6 (3.66%) LAPP Stack
13 6 (3.66%) LEMP Stack
13 6 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (7.32%) CESG
3 8 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.27%) Internet of Things
5 6 (3.66%) Statistics
5 6 (3.66%) User Experience
6 5 (3.05%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.05%) Cryptography
6 5 (3.05%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.44%) W3C
8 3 (1.83%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.83%) PKI
8 3 (1.83%) Social Media
9 2 (1.22%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.22%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.22%) NHS
10 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.78%) Linux
2 16 (9.76%) Unix
3 15 (9.15%) Windows
4 11 (6.71%) CentOS
5 8 (4.88%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.05%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.44%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.83%) zOS
9 2 (1.22%) Debian
9 2 (1.22%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.32%) Penetration Testing
3 39 (23.78%) Information Security
4 37 (22.56%) BDD
5 35 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (17.68%) Scrum
7 28 (17.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 25 (15.24%) E-Commerce
9 23 (14.02%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (12.80%) SDLC
10 21 (12.80%) Security Architecture
11 20 (12.20%) Security Testing
11 20 (12.20%) TDD
12 17 (10.37%) MVC
13 16 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis
13 16 (9.76%) Test Automation
14 15 (9.15%) Web Development
15 14 (8.54%) Open Source
15 14 (8.54%) Secure Coding
16 13 (7.93%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.00%) Java
2 37 (22.56%) JavaScript
3 25 (15.24%) C#
4 23 (14.02%) SQL
5 20 (12.20%) PHP
5 20 (12.20%) Ruby
6 17 (10.37%) Python
7 12 (7.32%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.49%) Perl
9 8 (4.88%) C
10 4 (2.44%) Scala
11 3 (1.83%) C++
11 3 (1.83%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.61%) PHP 4
13 1 (0.61%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.63%) CISSP
2 24 (14.63%) CREST Certified
3 18 (10.98%) CEH
4 13 (7.93%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.71%) OSCP
6 10 (6.10%) SANS
7 9 (5.49%) CISM
7 9 (5.49%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.88%) Degree
9 7 (4.27%) GIAC
9 7 (4.27%) GWAPT
9 7 (4.27%) ISEB
9 7 (4.27%) ISTQB
9 7 (4.27%) OSCE
10 3 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.83%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.83%) CISA
10 3 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.22%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.41%) WCAG
2 20 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (11.59%) PCI DSS
4 11 (6.71%) QA
5 7 (4.27%) COBIT
6 6 (3.66%) GPG13
6 6 (3.66%) WAI
7 3 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (6.10%) Active Directory
1 10 (6.10%) vCloud
2 6 (3.66%) Docker
3 5 (3.05%) Sendmail
3 5 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (7.32%) Ansible
2 11 (6.71%) Rundeck
2 11 (6.71%) Salt
3 10 (6.10%) Kibana
3 10 (6.10%) logstash
4 8 (4.88%) ZABBIX
5 7 (4.27%) Nessus
5 7 (4.27%) Puppet
6 6 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.05%) CFEngine
8 4 (2.44%) HAProxy
8 4 (2.44%) Nmap
8 4 (2.44%) OpenVAS
9 3 (1.83%) HP Fortify
10 2 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.61%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 26 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.02%) Oracle
3 13 (7.93%) EPiServer
3 13 (7.93%) Sitecore
4 12 (7.32%) VMware
5 11 (6.71%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.49%) WorldPay
7 8 (4.88%) Google
8 6 (3.66%) Black Duck
8 6 (3.66%) Qualys
8 6 (3.66%) Sonatype
8 6 (3.66%) Twitter
8 6 (3.66%) Veracode
9 5 (3.05%) ATG
9 5 (3.05%) Capita
9 5 (3.05%) Citrix
9 5 (3.05%) F5
9 5 (3.05%) HP
10 4 (2.44%) hybris
11 3 (1.83%) Cisco
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