Period
to 13 August 2020

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 6 months to 13 August 2020 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
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 313 424 454
Rank change year-on-year +111 +30 +84
Contract jobs citing OWASP 57 155 192
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.44% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 114 156
Median daily rate £538 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £381 £470 £413
90th Percentile £638 £700 £775
England median daily rate £513 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -6.82% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,279 35,304 40,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.97% 88.59% 88.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,934 25,284 29,284
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +1.42%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £720 £688 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 422 530
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +4.26% +1.62%
10th Percentile £17.33 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £53.93 £57.40 £53.84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -7.53%

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing OWASP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for OWASP in London

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OWASP in London.

Daily rate trend for OWASP in London

OWASP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OWASP in London over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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 6 months to 13 August 2020. 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
Central London +96 10 £475 -17.39% 6
South London +44 2 £500 +14.29%
West London - 2 £600 - 2
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Information Security
3 17 (29.82%) Java
4 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
5 15 (26.32%) Finance
5 15 (26.32%) Azure
5 15 (26.32%) AWS
5 15 (26.32%) AngularJS
5 15 (26.32%) DevOps
6 14 (24.56%) SANS
6 14 (24.56%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (24.56%) Node.js
6 14 (24.56%) Firewall
7 12 (21.05%) CISSP
7 12 (21.05%) Jenkins
8 11 (19.30%) CSS
8 11 (19.30%) Python
9 10 (17.54%) HTML
9 10 (17.54%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
9 10 (17.54%) Open Source
9 10 (17.54%) Docker
9 10 (17.54%) React
10 9 (15.79%) GCP
10 9 (15.79%) DevSecOps
10 9 (15.79%) Test Automation
10 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
10 9 (15.79%) Security Testing
10 9 (15.79%) SIEM
10 9 (15.79%) Scrum

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 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.75%) Confluence
1 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.75%) IIS
1 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) InVision
1 1 (1.75%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Magento
1 1 (1.75%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.32%) AWS
1 15 (26.32%) Azure
2 9 (15.79%) GCP
3 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.51%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (3.51%) Logic Apps
3 2 (3.51%) Office 365
3 2 (3.51%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.75%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.75%) Heroku
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
4 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) WAN
2 4 (7.02%) Wireless
3 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.51%) DMZ
4 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 2 (3.51%) Intranet
4 2 (3.51%) LAN
4 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.51%) VPN
4 2 (3.51%) WLAN
5 1 (1.75%) HTTP
5 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.51%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.51%) Power BI
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.77%) SonarQube
4 4 (7.02%) gulp
4 4 (7.02%) Selenium
5 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.51%) JIRA
6 2 (3.51%) JMeter
6 2 (3.51%) JUnit
6 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.75%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.75%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.75%) Gradle
7 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.75%) Maven
7 1 (1.75%) Protractor
7 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.75%) webpack
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Public Sector
3 4 (7.02%) Legal
4 3 (5.26%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Retail
6 1 (1.75%) Advertising
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
6 1 (1.75%) Games
6 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Consultant
2 9 (15.79%) Security Consultant
2 9 (15.79%) Security Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Security Technical Consultant
3 5 (8.77%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (8.77%) Technical Security Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Angular Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) AngularJS
2 14 (24.56%) Node.js
3 11 (19.30%) CSS
4 10 (17.54%) HTML
4 10 (17.54%) React
5 6 (10.53%) Express
6 5 (8.77%) .NET
6 5 (8.77%) GraphQL
6 5 (8.77%) HTML5
6 5 (8.77%) jQuery
6 5 (8.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (7.02%) CSS3
7 4 (7.02%) Java EE
7 4 (7.02%) Sass
7 4 (7.02%) Spring
7 4 (7.02%) Vue.js
8 3 (5.26%) RESTful
8 3 (5.26%) Spring Boot
9 2 (3.51%) Android SDK
9 2 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.28%) W3C
3 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (7.02%) Public Cloud
5 3 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (3.51%) PKI
6 2 (3.51%) SWIFT
6 2 (3.51%) User Experience
7 1 (1.75%) BYOD
7 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Android
2 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Information Security
3 15 (26.32%) DevOps
4 14 (24.56%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (17.54%) Open Source
5 10 (17.54%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
6 9 (15.79%) DevSecOps
6 9 (15.79%) Scrum
6 9 (15.79%) Security Testing
6 9 (15.79%) SIEM
6 9 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.04%) Kanban
8 7 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (12.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 7 (12.28%) Web Development
9 6 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (10.53%) Microservices
9 6 (10.53%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) Java
2 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.30%) Python
4 7 (12.28%) TypeScript
5 6 (10.53%) C#
5 6 (10.53%) ES6
5 6 (10.53%) SQL
6 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.77%) Scala
7 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.02%) ES7
8 3 (5.26%) Clojure
9 2 (3.51%) Kotlin
9 2 (3.51%) PHP
10 1 (1.75%) C
10 1 (1.75%) C++
10 1 (1.75%) Go
10 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) SANS
2 12 (21.05%) CISSP
3 7 (12.28%) CISM
3 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (5.26%) CREST Certified
6 3 (5.26%) GIAC
7 2 (3.51%) CISA
7 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) OSCP
7 2 (3.51%) SSCP
8 1 (1.75%) CCNP
8 1 (1.75%) CEH
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.75%) Cyber Scheme
8 1 (1.75%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) ISEB
8 1 (1.75%) OSCE
8 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) GDPR
1 7 (12.28%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.77%) WCAG
4 4 (7.02%) NIST
5 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (5.26%) QA
6 2 (3.51%) NCSC
7 1 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Docker
2 4 (7.02%) VMware NSX
3 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.26%) QRadar
3 2 (3.51%) Ansible
3 2 (3.51%) CASB
3 2 (3.51%) Terraform
4 1 (1.75%) Kibana
4 1 (1.75%) logstash
4 1 (1.75%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) VMware
3 3 (5.26%) ArcSight
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) Splunk
4 2 (3.51%) Databricks
4 2 (3.51%) Guidewire
4 2 (3.51%) Qualys
4 2 (3.51%) Tableau
5 1 (1.75%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) hybris
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) SAP