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 26 June 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)
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 394 369 396
Rank change year-on-year -25 +27  
Contract jobs citing OWASP 30 49 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 27
Median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £321 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £725 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £499 £450
% change year-on-year -9.77% +10.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 17979 18242 19175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.61% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12883 13341 13612
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 £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 254
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 - 4 £650 - 6
Croydon -7 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Docklands, London - 1 £575 -
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 31 (50.00%) Java
2 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (40.32%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (35.48%) C#
5 20 (32.26%) Security Testing
6 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
7 15 (24.19%) REST
7 15 (24.19%) Firewall
7 15 (24.19%) SDLC
8 14 (22.58%) SAML
8 14 (22.58%) .NET
8 14 (22.58%) Scrum
8 14 (22.58%) Git (software)
9 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (20.97%) Jenkins
9 13 (20.97%) HTTP
9 13 (20.97%) Internet
10 12 (19.35%) CA Single Sign-On
10 12 (19.35%) Linux
10 12 (19.35%) Ruby
11 11 (17.74%) Subversion
11 11 (17.74%) MVC
11 11 (17.74%) CA
11 11 (17.74%) HP
11 11 (17.74%) Open Source
11 11 (17.74%) HP Fortify
11 11 (17.74%) Source Code Analysis
12 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
12 10 (16.13%) QA
12 10 (16.13%) Data Protection

OWASP
Co-occurring 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%) Confluence
2 6 (9.68%) Apache
3 3 (4.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (4.84%) CMS
3 3 (4.84%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (4.84%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.23%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (3.23%) nginx
4 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.84%) Heroku
3 3 (4.84%) PaaS
4 2 (3.23%) GitHub
4 2 (3.23%) IaaS
4 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) Firewall
2 13 (20.97%) HTTP
2 13 (20.97%) Internet
3 9 (14.52%) Kerberos
3 9 (14.52%) SSL
4 3 (4.84%) DNS
4 3 (4.84%) FTP
4 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.23%) LDAP
5 2 (3.23%) Network Security
5 2 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.61%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Git (software)
2 13 (20.97%) Jenkins
3 11 (17.74%) Subversion
4 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
5 9 (14.52%) JIRA
6 8 (12.90%) JUnit
7 4 (6.45%) Gradle
8 3 (4.84%) Selenium
8 3 (4.84%) webpack
9 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.23%) JMeter
9 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.61%) Gerrit
10 1 (1.61%) LoadUI
10 1 (1.61%) Maven
10 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.61%) Paros
10 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Security Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Application Security Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Security Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Tester
6 6 (9.68%) Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Penetration Tester
6 6 (9.68%) Security Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Security Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Scala Developer
8 4 (6.45%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Platform Architect
9 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Security Penetration Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Security Tester
10 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 2 (3.23%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) REST
2 14 (22.58%) .NET
2 14 (22.58%) SAML
3 10 (16.13%) Guice
3 10 (16.13%) Web Services
4 9 (14.52%) Ajax
4 9 (14.52%) CSS
4 9 (14.52%) HTML
4 9 (14.52%) RESTful
5 8 (12.90%) JSON
6 7 (11.29%) CSS3
6 7 (11.29%) Django
6 7 (11.29%) HTML5
6 7 (11.29%) Play Framework
6 7 (11.29%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (11.29%) Spring
7 6 (9.68%) SOAP
8 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
8 5 (8.06%) OAuth
8 5 (8.06%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Wiki
2 3 (4.84%) BYOD
2 3 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.84%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Cybercrime
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) PKI
3 2 (3.23%) Taxonomies
3 2 (3.23%) User Experience
3 2 (3.23%) W3C
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) CoreOS
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (32.26%) Security Testing
4 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
5 15 (24.19%) SDLC
6 14 (22.58%) Scrum
7 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (17.74%) MVC
8 11 (17.74%) Open Source
8 11 (17.74%) Source Code Analysis
9 10 (16.13%) Data Protection
10 9 (14.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 9 (14.52%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 8 (12.90%) BDD
11 8 (12.90%) Cryptography
11 8 (12.90%) Information Security
11 8 (12.90%) TDD
12 7 (11.29%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (11.29%) Web Design
13 6 (9.68%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) Java
2 22 (35.48%) C#
3 12 (19.35%) Ruby
4 10 (16.13%) Python
5 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.29%) Scala
7 6 (9.68%) Groovy
8 5 (8.06%) SQL
9 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.61%) C++
9 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.61%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) R
9 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) CISSP
2 4 (6.45%) CISA
3 3 (4.84%) CISM
3 3 (4.84%) CSSLP
3 3 (4.84%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) SANS
3 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) CEH
4 2 (3.23%) CREST Certified
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) MCSE
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.23%) OSCP
4 2 (3.23%) RHCE
4 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) CCSP
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.61%) OCA
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) QA
2 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (4.84%) ISO 22301
4 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (3.23%) GDPR
5 2 (3.23%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) CA Single Sign-On
2 11 (17.74%) HP Fortify
3 6 (9.68%) Ansible
4 4 (6.45%) Puppet
5 3 (4.84%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (4.84%) Terraform
6 2 (3.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (1.61%) Kibana
7 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.61%) OpenAM
7 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) CA
1 11 (17.74%) HP
2 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.90%) Google
4 4 (6.45%) Sitecore
5 3 (4.84%) Adobe
6 2 (3.23%) ATG
7 1 (1.61%) Apple
7 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.61%) IBM