Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 November 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 279 354
Rank change year-on-year -6 +75 +10
Contract jobs citing OWASP 87 99 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.60% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.73% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 68 38
South East median daily rate £388 £475 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -1.55% +7.82%
10th Percentile £331 £359 £400
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £444
% change year-on-year +2.63% +7.04% -6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +35.71% - -

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13848 13626 15658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.83% 82.61% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8310 8240 9341
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 544 607
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.58 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OWASP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for OWASP in the South East

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OWASP in the South East

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OWASP in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OWASP in the South East

OWASP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OWASP in the South East

OWASP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Kent +8 27 £348 -36.82%
West Sussex +6 22 £538 +34.38%
Hampshire -12 18 £388 +3.33% 2
Thames Valley -34 16 £550 +10.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -31 12 £550 +4.76%
Berkshire +4 4 £550 +10.00% 2
Surrey -15 3 £420 -5.35% 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South East region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 46 (52.87%) C#
2 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (50.57%) MVC
4 43 (49.43%) .NET
5 41 (47.13%) HTML
5 41 (47.13%) CSS
6 36 (41.38%) SQL Server
6 36 (41.38%) TDD
7 31 (35.63%) Git (software)
8 29 (33.33%) AngularJS
9 27 (31.03%) Test Automation
9 27 (31.03%) Web Services
10 26 (29.89%) .NET Framework
10 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (27.59%) Windows
13 23 (26.44%) Scrum
13 23 (26.44%) MVVM
13 23 (26.44%) REST
14 22 (25.29%) Prototyping
14 22 (25.29%) Software Architecture
14 22 (25.29%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (25.29%) Backbone.js
14 22 (25.29%) KnockoutJS
14 22 (25.29%) E-Commerce
15 21 (24.14%) Penetration Testing
15 21 (24.14%) RESTful
16 19 (21.84%) Information Security
17 17 (19.54%) Elasticsearch
18 16 (18.39%) Jenkins

OWASP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 17 (19.54%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (14.94%) CMS
2 13 (14.94%) IIS
2 13 (14.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 12 (13.79%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) IaaS
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.60%) PaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) HTTP
1 12 (13.79%) Network Security
2 11 (12.64%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.20%) CTI
4 4 (4.60%) Firewall
5 1 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (25.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.60%) GIS
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (35.63%) Git (software)
2 16 (18.39%) Jenkins
3 15 (17.24%) Visual Studio
4 13 (14.94%) ReSharper
5 12 (13.79%) JIRA
5 12 (13.79%) Subversion
6 10 (11.49%) WiX
7 7 (8.05%) JUnit
8 6 (6.90%) Protractor
8 6 (6.90%) Selenium
9 4 (4.60%) Moq
9 4 (4.60%) MSTest
9 4 (4.60%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (4.60%) webpack
10 3 (3.45%) Burp Suite
11 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.30%) JMeter
12 1 (1.15%) Gatling
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (57.47%) Developer
2 26 (29.89%) .NET Developer
3 24 (27.59%) C# Developer
4 23 (26.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (12.64%) Scala Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) Security Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Tester
7 6 (6.90%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Application Security Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Architect
8 5 (5.75%) Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) Security Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Security Architect
10 3 (3.45%) J2EE Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Applications Tester
11 2 (2.30%) Banking Analyst
11 2 (2.30%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (49.43%) .NET
2 41 (47.13%) CSS
2 41 (47.13%) HTML
3 29 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 27 (31.03%) Web Services
5 26 (29.89%) .NET Framework
5 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (26.44%) REST
7 22 (25.29%) Backbone.js
7 22 (25.29%) KnockoutJS
8 21 (24.14%) RESTful
9 16 (18.39%) Ajax
10 14 (16.09%) Spring
10 14 (16.09%) WCF
10 14 (16.09%) XML
11 13 (14.94%) LINQ
12 12 (13.79%) Django
12 12 (13.79%) Guice
12 12 (13.79%) JSON
12 12 (13.79%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.15%) PKI
2 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.15%) User Experience
2 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.59%) Windows
2 13 (14.94%) Linux
2 13 (14.94%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (50.57%) MVC
3 36 (41.38%) TDD
4 27 (31.03%) Test Automation
5 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (26.44%) MVVM
6 23 (26.44%) Scrum
7 22 (25.29%) E-Commerce
7 22 (25.29%) Prototyping
7 22 (25.29%) Software Architecture
8 21 (24.14%) Penetration Testing
9 19 (21.84%) Information Security
10 16 (18.39%) Web Development
11 15 (17.24%) Open Source
12 12 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
12 12 (13.79%) Web Design
13 11 (12.64%) Configuration Management
13 11 (12.64%) Multithreading
13 11 (12.64%) OOD
14 10 (11.49%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (52.87%) C#
2 12 (13.79%) Ruby
3 11 (12.64%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.64%) Scala
4 10 (11.49%) C++
5 9 (10.34%) VB.NET
6 6 (6.90%) SQL
7 4 (4.60%) ES6
7 4 (4.60%) F#
7 4 (4.60%) Java
7 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.60%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) CISSP
2 6 (6.90%) CISM
3 5 (5.75%) CISA
3 5 (5.75%) CompTIA Security+
3 5 (5.75%) Degree
3 5 (5.75%) SANS
3 5 (5.75%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (3.45%) CLAS
4 3 (3.45%) GIAC
4 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.15%) CCSP
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) ISEB
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.15%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.05%) COBIT
3 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (2.30%) QA
4 2 (2.30%) WAI
4 2 (2.30%) WCAG
5 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) logstash
1 1 (1.15%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.94%) Sitecore
3 12 (13.79%) Google
4 6 (6.90%) Oracle
5 4 (4.60%) ESRI
6 1 (1.15%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.15%) Citrix
6 1 (1.15%) Qualys
6 1 (1.15%) Splunk