The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
England / London
Rank 368 391 390
Rank change year-on-year +23 -1  
Contract jobs citing OWASP 32 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.17% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 14
Median daily rate £525 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +1.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £371 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88%  
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16576 18773 17205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.15% 85.14% 82.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11916 13556 12086
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 193 243
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.86% +10.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OWASP in London

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OWASP in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OWASP in London

OWASP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London +1 4 £500 +15.27% 3
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Docklands, London - 1 £563 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (29.03%) Security Testing
4 16 (25.81%) Java
5 14 (22.58%) Jenkins
6 13 (20.97%) Information Security
6 13 (20.97%) Finance
6 13 (20.97%) Scrum
7 12 (19.35%) Ruby
7 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
8 11 (17.74%) CISSP
8 11 (17.74%) HTML
8 11 (17.74%) CSS
8 11 (17.74%) Linux
8 11 (17.74%) Python
8 11 (17.74%) Risk Management
9 10 (16.13%) C#
9 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
9 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (14.52%) RESTful
10 9 (14.52%) Security Architecture
10 9 (14.52%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (14.52%) PCI DSS
10 9 (14.52%) .NET
10 9 (14.52%) Web Services
10 9 (14.52%) Subversion
10 9 (14.52%) DevOps
10 9 (14.52%) SDLC
10 9 (14.52%) Threat Modelling
11 8 (12.90%) SANS

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in 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 8 (12.90%) Apache
2 7 (11.29%) Confluence
3 6 (9.68%) CMS
4 4 (6.45%) Drupal
5 3 (4.84%) nginx
6 2 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.23%) ATG Dynamo
6 2 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (3.23%) JBoss
6 2 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.23%) Umbraco
6 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.61%) Mule ESB
7 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.45%) GitHub
4 3 (4.84%) IaaS
5 2 (3.23%) SaaS
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.61%) Heroku
6 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) HTTP
1 8 (12.90%) SSL
2 7 (11.29%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) Internet
3 5 (8.06%) Network Security
4 3 (4.84%) SSH
5 2 (3.23%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.23%) LDAP
5 2 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (3.23%) VPN
6 1 (1.61%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Redis
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Jenkins
2 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
3 9 (14.52%) Subversion
4 7 (11.29%) JIRA
5 5 (8.06%) JMeter
5 5 (8.06%) JUnit
6 4 (6.45%) Burp Suite
6 4 (6.45%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.45%) Selenium
6 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.23%) Artifactory
7 2 (3.23%) Gerrit
7 2 (3.23%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.61%) Protractor
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
2 5 (8.06%) Marketing
3 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Developer
2 12 (19.35%) Architect
3 11 (17.74%) Security Architect
4 9 (14.52%) Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Penetration Tester
5 6 (9.68%) Tester
6 5 (8.06%) QA Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Scala Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.84%) IT Architect
8 3 (4.84%) IT Security Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) CSS
1 11 (17.74%) HTML
2 9 (14.52%) .NET
2 9 (14.52%) RESTful
2 9 (14.52%) Web Services
3 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 8 (12.90%) REST
4 7 (11.29%) Ajax
4 7 (11.29%) SAML
5 5 (8.06%) CSS3
5 5 (8.06%) Django
5 5 (8.06%) Guice
5 5 (8.06%) HTML5
5 5 (8.06%) JSON
5 5 (8.06%) Play Framework
5 5 (8.06%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (8.06%) Spring
6 4 (6.45%) J2EE
6 4 (6.45%) jQuery
7 3 (4.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Cyber Defence
2 3 (4.84%) BYOD
2 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.84%) PKI
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Cybercrime
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Fintech
3 2 (3.23%) Taxonomies
3 2 (3.23%) W3C
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) Unix
2 3 (4.84%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) CentOS
4 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (29.03%) Security Testing
4 13 (20.97%) Information Security
4 13 (20.97%) Scrum
5 11 (17.74%) Risk Management
6 9 (14.52%) DevOps
6 9 (14.52%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (14.52%) SDLC
6 9 (14.52%) Security Architecture
6 9 (14.52%) Threat Modelling
7 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (12.90%) Open Source
8 7 (11.29%) BDD
8 7 (11.29%) Cryptography
8 7 (11.29%) TDD
9 6 (9.68%) MVC
9 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
10 5 (8.06%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) Java
2 12 (19.35%) Ruby
3 11 (17.74%) Python
4 10 (16.13%) C#
4 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.68%) Scala
6 4 (6.45%) SQL
7 3 (4.84%) PHP
8 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.23%) Perl
9 1 (1.61%) C
9 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) CISSP
2 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) SANS
3 7 (11.29%) CREST Certified
4 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.06%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.84%) CEH
7 3 (4.84%) CISA
7 3 (4.84%) CISM
7 3 (4.84%) CSSLP
7 3 (4.84%) GIAC
8 2 (3.23%) ISEB
8 2 (3.23%) MCSE
8 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.23%) OSCP
8 2 (3.23%) RHCE
9 1 (1.61%) CRISC
9 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) PCI DSS
2 8 (12.90%) QA
3 5 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (6.45%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 3 (4.84%) ISO22301
5 3 (4.84%) ISO27002
5 3 (4.84%) ISO27005
6 1 (1.61%) GDPR
6 1 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.61%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Docker
2 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) vCloud
2 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.61%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Ansible
2 5 (8.06%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (6.45%) HP Fortify
4 3 (4.84%) Kibana
4 3 (4.84%) logstash
4 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.61%) Graphite
5 1 (1.61%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.61%) Nagios
5 1 (1.61%) Nmap
5 1 (1.61%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.61%) Puppet
5 1 (1.61%) Rundeck
5 1 (1.61%) Salt
5 1 (1.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Google
2 4 (6.45%) CA
2 4 (6.45%) HP
3 3 (4.84%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.23%) Adobe
4 2 (3.23%) ATG
4 2 (3.23%) Black Duck
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.23%) Sonatype
4 2 (3.23%) Veracode
4 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.61%) Splunk
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 3 days ago