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 3 months to 28 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 478 562
Rank change year-on-year +2 +84  
Contract jobs citing OWASP 107 136 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.28% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.33% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 68 25
Median daily rate £513 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £314 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +1.66% +2.85%  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34656 40979 39244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.30% 82.95% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23008 27240 24713
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1153
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +32.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £48.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East 0 35 £410 -8.88% 1
London +17 32 £525 +15.38% 16
North East -9 16 £450 +11.11% 1
East of England +6 8 - - 3
Yorkshire +18 6 £420 +37.70% 1
North West +6 4 £525 +36.36% 2
South West -7 2 £400 -28.57% 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £550 - 1
OWASP
UK

OWASP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 119 (55.87%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (40.85%) HTML
3 86 (40.38%) C#
4 85 (39.91%) CSS
5 79 (37.09%) Ajax
5 79 (37.09%) Git (software)
6 71 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (33.33%) Java
7 70 (32.86%) MVC
7 70 (32.86%) REST
8 68 (31.92%) Jenkins
9 66 (30.99%) Ruby
10 63 (29.58%) Spring
11 62 (29.11%) Python
12 60 (28.17%) Linux
12 60 (28.17%) Scrum
13 59 (27.70%) HTML5
14 58 (27.23%) JSON
15 57 (26.76%) Open Source
16 55 (25.82%) Confluence
16 55 (25.82%) Responsive Web Design
16 55 (25.82%) JIRA
16 55 (25.82%) Subversion
17 54 (25.35%) Scala
18 53 (24.88%) Relational Database
18 53 (24.88%) Django
19 52 (24.41%) HTTP
19 52 (24.41%) RESTful
19 52 (24.41%) CSS3
20 51 (23.94%) Google

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 55 (25.82%) Confluence
2 23 (10.80%) IIS
3 22 (10.33%) Apache
4 14 (6.57%) CMS
5 7 (3.29%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.35%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.35%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.88%) ATG Dynamo
7 4 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.88%) Drupal
7 4 (1.88%) JBoss
7 4 (1.88%) nginx
7 4 (1.88%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.41%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.41%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.94%) EPiServer
Applications
1 4 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.63%) IaaS
4 11 (5.16%) PaaS
5 8 (3.76%) Boomi
6 5 (2.35%) SaaS
7 4 (1.88%) GitHub
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.47%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 52 (24.41%) HTTP
2 16 (7.51%) Firewall
3 13 (6.10%) Network Security
4 12 (5.63%) SSL
5 9 (4.23%) Internet
6 7 (3.29%) SSH
7 5 (2.35%) Wireshark
8 4 (1.88%) Kerberos
8 4 (1.88%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.88%) Wireless
9 3 (1.41%) DNS
9 3 (1.41%) FTP
9 3 (1.41%) IPsec
9 3 (1.41%) SMTP
10 2 (0.94%) LDAP
10 2 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.94%) VPN
11 1 (0.47%) DHCP
11 1 (0.47%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (24.88%) Relational Database
2 36 (16.90%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (7.98%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (7.04%) MySQL
6 13 (6.10%) Oracle Database
7 11 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (4.69%) MongoDB
9 9 (4.23%) NoSQL
10 8 (3.76%) MS Access
10 8 (3.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (3.76%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (3.29%) Redis
11 7 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.88%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1 (0.47%) Big Data
15 1 (0.47%) GIS
Development Applications
1 79 (37.09%) Git (software)
2 68 (31.92%) Jenkins
3 55 (25.82%) JIRA
3 55 (25.82%) Subversion
4 42 (19.72%) JUnit
5 24 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (9.86%) Selenium
7 9 (4.23%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.76%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.76%) JMeter
8 8 (3.76%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (2.82%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.35%) Burp Suite
10 5 (2.35%) Metasploit
10 5 (2.35%) Moq
10 5 (2.35%) MSTest
10 5 (2.35%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.35%) webpack
11 4 (1.88%) Mockito
11 4 (1.88%) NuGet
General
1 22 (10.33%) Finance
2 6 (2.82%) Banking
2 6 (2.82%) Marketing
3 5 (2.35%) Law
3 5 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.88%) Back Office
4 4 (1.88%) Publishing
5 3 (1.41%) Games
5 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.41%) Retail
6 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 96 (45.07%) Developer
2 33 (15.49%) .NET Developer
3 32 (15.02%) Architect
4 31 (14.55%) Scala Developer
5 23 (10.80%) Consultant
5 23 (10.80%) Security Architect
6 21 (9.86%) Java Developer
7 20 (9.39%) Security Consultant
8 14 (6.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 14 (6.57%) Tester
9 13 (6.10%) Penetration Tester
10 10 (4.69%) Information Security Consultant
11 9 (4.23%) Analyst
11 9 (4.23%) Java Scala Developer
11 9 (4.23%) Microsoft Developer
12 8 (3.76%) Access Developer
12 8 (3.76%) Applications Consultant
12 8 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.76%) Software Engineer
13 7 (3.29%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (40.85%) HTML
2 85 (39.91%) CSS
3 79 (37.09%) Ajax
4 70 (32.86%) REST
5 63 (29.58%) Spring
6 59 (27.70%) HTML5
7 58 (27.23%) JSON
8 53 (24.88%) Django
9 52 (24.41%) CSS3
9 52 (24.41%) RESTful
10 49 (23.00%) Play Framework
11 48 (22.54%) Ruby on Rails
12 47 (22.07%) Guice
13 43 (20.19%) Web Services
14 38 (17.84%) .NET
15 32 (15.02%) Spring MVC
16 26 (12.21%) ASP.NET
17 25 (11.74%) jQuery
18 23 (10.80%) XML
19 21 (9.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.39%) User Experience
2 16 (7.51%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.63%) N-Tier
5 10 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.29%) PKI
7 6 (2.82%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.35%) W3C
9 3 (1.41%) BYOD
9 3 (1.41%) CESG
9 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.94%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.94%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.47%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.47%) iPad
11 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 60 (28.17%) Linux
2 20 (9.39%) Windows
3 10 (4.69%) Unix
4 6 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.41%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.47%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) CentOS
7 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (55.87%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 70 (32.86%) MVC
4 60 (28.17%) Scrum
5 57 (26.76%) Open Source
6 55 (25.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 49 (23.00%) Automated Testing
8 48 (22.54%) Penetration Testing
8 48 (22.54%) Web Design
9 40 (18.78%) Configuration Management
10 39 (18.31%) TDD
11 32 (15.02%) Web Development
12 31 (14.55%) Information Security
13 24 (11.27%) Risk Management
14 22 (10.33%) DevOps
14 22 (10.33%) Secure Coding
14 22 (10.33%) Security Testing
15 20 (9.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (9.39%) Security Architecture
16 18 (8.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 86 (40.38%) C#
2 71 (33.33%) Java
3 66 (30.99%) Ruby
4 62 (29.11%) Python
5 54 (25.35%) Scala
6 48 (22.54%) JavaScript
7 37 (17.37%) SQL
8 12 (5.63%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.76%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.76%) TypeScript
9 8 (3.76%) VB
9 8 (3.76%) VBA
10 6 (2.82%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.35%) ES6
12 4 (1.88%) F#
12 4 (1.88%) PHP
13 3 (1.41%) C++
13 3 (1.41%) Perl
14 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.94%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (15.02%) CISSP
2 22 (10.33%) SANS
2 22 (10.33%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.63%) GIAC
5 8 (3.76%) CREST Certified
5 8 (3.76%) Degree
6 7 (3.29%) CISA
6 7 (3.29%) CISM
7 6 (2.82%) CLAS
8 5 (2.35%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.35%) ISEB
9 4 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.88%) CEH
9 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.88%) CSSLP
9 4 (1.88%) ISSAP
9 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.41%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.27%) PCI DSS
2 15 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (6.57%) QA
4 5 (2.35%) ISO27005
4 5 (2.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 3 (1.41%) ISO22301
5 3 (1.41%) ISO27002
5 3 (1.41%) WAI
5 3 (1.41%) WCAG
6 2 (0.94%) RMADS
7 1 (0.47%) COBIT
7 1 (0.47%) GDPR
7 1 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (6.10%) Docker
2 9 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.35%) LXC
3 5 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.41%) Sendmail
4 3 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.94%) OpenSSH
5 2 (0.94%) vCloud
6 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.76%) Ansible
2 8 (3.76%) Puppet
3 7 (3.29%) Nmap
4 6 (2.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 6 (2.82%) logstash
5 5 (2.35%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.88%) Kibana
7 3 (1.41%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.94%) Graphite
8 2 (0.94%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.94%) Nagios
9 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.47%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.47%) Piwik
9 1 (0.47%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.47%) Salt
9 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.47%) Terraform
9 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (23.94%) Google
2 23 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.92%) Oracle
4 8 (3.76%) Dell
5 7 (3.29%) VMware
6 6 (2.82%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.88%) ATG
7 4 (1.88%) CA
7 4 (1.88%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.88%) SAP
7 4 (1.88%) Splunk
8 3 (1.41%) Citrix
8 3 (1.41%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.94%) Adobe
9 2 (0.94%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.94%) Black Duck
9 2 (0.94%) HP
9 2 (0.94%) Sonatype
9 2 (0.94%) Veracode
10 1 (0.47%) Zend
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
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