Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OWASP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OWASP over the 6 months to 18 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 576 728
Rank change year-on-year +56 +152 +30
Contract jobs citing OWASP 326 308 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.31% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.37% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 184 98
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £336
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -5.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +35.71% - -

OWASP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OWASP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OWASP in England

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OWASP in England

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OWASP in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OWASP in England

OWASP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OWASP in England

OWASP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 129 £500 - 11
South East -3 86 £388 -18.42% 5
North of England +92 69 £475 +11.76% 5
Yorkshire +32 29 £506 +19.12% 1
North West +45 26 £375 +7.14% 2
Midlands +31 18 £413 -8.33% 5
South West +13 17 £575 +4.55% 2
North East +64 12 £550 +29.41% 2
West Midlands +42 10 £475 -5.00% 3
East Midlands +5 8 £375 +36.36% 2
East of England -26 7 - -
OWASP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 158 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (33.44%) Test Automation
3 107 (32.82%) REST
4 105 (32.21%) Linux
5 102 (31.29%) Jenkins
6 96 (29.45%) CSS
7 95 (29.14%) C#
8 93 (28.53%) Continuous Integration
9 88 (26.99%) Git (software)
10 82 (25.15%) HTML
11 81 (24.85%) Java
12 77 (23.62%) MVC
13 74 (22.70%) JavaScript
13 74 (22.70%) .NET
14 73 (22.39%) Scrum
15 72 (22.09%) TDD
15 72 (22.09%) Penetration Testing
16 71 (21.78%) Open Source
17 67 (20.55%) RESTful
18 64 (19.63%) JIRA
19 59 (18.10%) Confluence
19 59 (18.10%) Ruby
19 59 (18.10%) Web Development
19 59 (18.10%) Web Services
20 56 (17.18%) Python
20 56 (17.18%) Spring
21 54 (16.56%) JSON
22 53 (16.26%) Relational Database
23 51 (15.64%) AngularJS
23 51 (15.64%) Information Security

OWASP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 59 (18.10%) Confluence
2 17 (5.21%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (4.60%) nginx
4 14 (4.29%) IIS
5 12 (3.68%) CMS
5 12 (3.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.84%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.23%) Drupal
7 4 (1.23%) WordPress
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (3.07%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 50 (15.34%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.76%) IaaS
4 7 (2.15%) Heroku
4 7 (2.15%) PaaS
5 6 (1.84%) SaaS
6 5 (1.53%) GitHub
6 5 (1.53%) Slack
7 4 (1.23%) Office 365
8 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.31%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.31%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.31%) npm
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.42%) HTTP
2 33 (10.12%) Firewall
3 25 (7.67%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.52%) Network Security
5 12 (3.68%) Internet
6 9 (2.76%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (2.45%) CTI
7 8 (2.45%) SSL
8 7 (2.15%) Kerberos
9 6 (1.84%) DNS
9 6 (1.84%) FTP
10 4 (1.23%) LAN
10 4 (1.23%) MPLS
10 4 (1.23%) OSPF
10 4 (1.23%) SAN
10 4 (1.23%) VPN
10 4 (1.23%) WAN
10 4 (1.23%) WLAN
11 2 (0.61%) LDAP
11 2 (0.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.26%) Relational Database
2 40 (12.27%) SQL Server
3 37 (11.35%) MongoDB
4 29 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (7.36%) NoSQL
6 21 (6.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (4.60%) MySQL
8 11 (3.37%) Endeca
8 11 (3.37%) GIS
9 9 (2.76%) SAP Data Services
10 8 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.45%) Big Data
11 7 (2.15%) Apache Hive
11 7 (2.15%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.84%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 102 (31.29%) Jenkins
2 88 (26.99%) Git (software)
3 64 (19.63%) JIRA
4 43 (13.19%) JMeter
5 40 (12.27%) Subversion
6 37 (11.35%) JUnit
7 33 (10.12%) Protractor
8 31 (9.51%) Selenium
9 23 (7.06%) Burp Suite
10 21 (6.44%) Visual Studio
11 16 (4.91%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (3.99%) Maven
13 12 (3.68%) ReSharper
14 11 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (3.07%) WiX
16 9 (2.76%) webpack
17 8 (2.45%) Gradle
18 7 (2.15%) CircleCI
18 7 (2.15%) Gatling
18 7 (2.15%) Travis CI
General
1 34 (10.43%) Finance
2 13 (3.99%) Banking
3 11 (3.37%) Law
3 11 (3.37%) Marketing
4 10 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.76%) Legal
5 9 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.45%) Electronics
7 7 (2.15%) Retail
8 2 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 119 (36.50%) Developer
2 47 (14.42%) Analyst
3 36 (11.04%) Consultant
4 35 (10.74%) Scala Developer
5 34 (10.43%) Tester
6 33 (10.12%) Security Consultant
7 32 (9.82%) .NET Developer
8 30 (9.20%) C# Developer
9 29 (8.90%) Architect
9 29 (8.90%) Security Analyst
10 27 (8.28%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (7.67%) Security Engineer
12 23 (7.06%) Application Security Analyst
13 18 (5.52%) Penetration Tester
14 17 (5.21%) Security Architect
15 16 (4.91%) Applications Consultant
15 16 (4.91%) Java Developer
15 16 (4.91%) Web Developer
16 15 (4.60%) Test Analyst
17 12 (3.68%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (32.82%) REST
2 96 (29.45%) CSS
3 82 (25.15%) HTML
4 74 (22.70%) .NET
5 67 (20.55%) RESTful
6 59 (18.10%) Web Services
7 56 (17.18%) Spring
8 54 (16.56%) JSON
9 51 (15.64%) AngularJS
10 49 (15.03%) Ajax
11 47 (14.42%) HTML5
12 45 (13.80%) CSS3
12 45 (13.80%) Guice
13 44 (13.50%) Django
14 38 (11.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 38 (11.66%) Play Framework
14 38 (11.66%) Ruby on Rails
15 29 (8.90%) Spring MVC
16 28 (8.59%) .NET Framework
17 24 (7.36%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.29%) PKI
3 11 (3.37%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (3.37%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.07%) User Experience
4 10 (3.07%) Wiki
5 9 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.45%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.15%) BYOD
8 6 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.53%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.23%) CESG
10 4 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.92%) Fintech
11 3 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.92%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 105 (32.21%) Linux
2 47 (14.42%) Windows
3 36 (11.04%) Unix
4 14 (4.29%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.37%) CentOS
6 5 (1.53%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.23%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.92%) Android
8 3 (0.92%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (33.44%) Test Automation
3 93 (28.53%) Continuous Integration
4 77 (23.62%) MVC
5 73 (22.39%) Scrum
6 72 (22.09%) Penetration Testing
6 72 (22.09%) TDD
7 71 (21.78%) Open Source
8 59 (18.10%) Web Development
9 51 (15.64%) Information Security
10 49 (15.03%) Security Testing
11 48 (14.72%) SDLC
12 41 (12.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 39 (11.96%) Configuration Management
13 39 (11.96%) DevOps
13 39 (11.96%) Responsive Web Design
14 37 (11.35%) Web Design
15 36 (11.04%) Vulnerability Management
16 33 (10.12%) SIEM
17 28 (8.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 95 (29.14%) C#
2 81 (24.85%) Java
3 74 (22.70%) JavaScript
4 59 (18.10%) Ruby
5 56 (17.18%) Python
6 45 (13.80%) Scala
7 30 (9.20%) SQL
8 18 (5.52%) C++
9 14 (4.29%) PHP
10 12 (3.68%) Groovy
11 9 (2.76%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.15%) Dart
12 7 (2.15%) ES6
12 7 (2.15%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.84%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.23%) F#
14 4 (1.23%) Perl
14 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (12.27%) CISSP
2 27 (8.28%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.83%) Degree
4 15 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.29%) CISA
6 13 (3.99%) SANS
7 12 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.68%) CISM
8 11 (3.37%) CREST Certified
9 10 (3.07%) CLAS
10 9 (2.76%) CESG Certified Professional
10 9 (2.76%) CGEIT
11 8 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (2.45%) CCSP
11 8 (2.45%) CHECK Team Member
11 8 (2.45%) CRISC
12 7 (2.15%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.53%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (1.53%) Security+ Certification
14 4 (1.23%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.68%) GDPR
3 11 (3.37%) QA
4 10 (3.07%) NIST 800
4 10 (3.07%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.76%) COBIT
6 8 (2.45%) WCAG
7 6 (1.84%) JSP 440
8 5 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.92%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.92%) WAI
10 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (8.59%) Docker
2 11 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.84%) LXC
4 4 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.23%) VirtualBox
4 4 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.61%) IAG
Systems Management
1 20 (6.13%) Ansible
2 16 (4.91%) Nessus
3 14 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.68%) HP Fortify
5 10 (3.07%) Puppet
6 9 (2.76%) Terraform
7 8 (2.45%) Kubernetes
7 8 (2.45%) logstash
8 7 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.53%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.53%) Kibana
10 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.23%) Nmap
10 4 (1.23%) SCCM
10 4 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (12.58%) Google
1 41 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.83%) SAP
3 17 (5.21%) Oracle
4 16 (4.91%) Sitecore
5 14 (4.29%) Splunk
6 13 (3.99%) Citrix
7 11 (3.37%) HP
7 11 (3.37%) hybris
8 10 (3.07%) ESRI
8 10 (3.07%) Qualys
9 8 (2.45%) AlienVault
10 7 (2.15%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.84%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.53%) CA
13 4 (1.23%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.23%) CommVault
13 4 (1.23%) Juniper
13 4 (1.23%) McAfee
13 4 (1.23%) Salesforce.com