Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 11 December 2019 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 97 97
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -7
Contract jobs citing OWASP 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.30% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.30% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £538 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.23% - -
East of England median daily rate £375 £538 -
% change year-on-year -30.23% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,102 1,320 1,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 83.04% 82.19% 83.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 807 675
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £242 £205 £206
90th Percentile £588 £569 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 73 63
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £17.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% -6.79% -36.13%
10th Percentile £9.25 £12.53 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.10 £48.10 £47.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.99 £33.25
% change year-on-year +0.08% -45.91% +5.55%

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for OWASP in Hertfordshire

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OWASP in Hertfordshire

OWASP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 2019. 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
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £375 -
OWASP
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing OWASP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 4 (100.00%) WebInspect
1 4 (100.00%) AppScan
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (100.00%) Acunetix
1 4 (100.00%) Android
1 4 (100.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
1 4 (100.00%) Burp Suite
1 4 (100.00%) SANS
2 3 (75.00%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (75.00%) Critical Thinking
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET

OWASP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) AppScan
1 4 (100.00%) Burp Suite
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Web Applications Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Ajax
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Android
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 4 (100.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (75.00%) Critical Thinking
2 3 (75.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) Objective-C
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SANS
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) WebInspect
2 3 (75.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Acunetix
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) IBM