The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for OWASP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 156 195
Rank change year-on-year +9 +39  
Contract jobs citing OWASP 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.21% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.24% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Median daily rate £500 £434 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -17.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OWASP is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2657 2978 4235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.65% 87.49% 82.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2076 2386 3276
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.78 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.53% +6.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing OWASP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OWASP in the City of London

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OWASP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for OWASP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OWASP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (40.00%) Secure Coding
2 4 (40.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 4 (40.00%) CREST Certified
3 3 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (30.00%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) nginx
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (20.00%) Jenkins

OWASP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) nginx
2 1 (10.00%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) Drupal
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) Mule ESB
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) DMZ
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Redis
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Artifactory
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Gerrit
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
3 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacker
2 1 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) JSP
3 1 (10.00%) LAMP
3 1 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) SAML
3 1 (10.00%) Servlets
3 1 (10.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (40.00%) Secure Coding
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) ATDD
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) API Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Social Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 4 (40.00%) CREST Certified
3 3 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (10.00%) CISA
4 1 (10.00%) CISSP
4 1 (10.00%) CSSLP
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) OCA
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (10.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) vCloud
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (10.00%) Kibana
1 1 (10.00%) logstash
1 1 (10.00%) Rundeck
1 1 (10.00%) Salt
1 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) ATG
1 1 (10.00%) Black Duck
1 1 (10.00%) Google
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (10.00%) Sonatype
1 1 (10.00%) Veracode
1 1 (10.00%) VMware
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 2 days ago