Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 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 > South East
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 229 307 332
Rank change year-on-year +78 +25 -43
Contract jobs citing OWASP 42 71 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.45% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 28
Median daily rate £488 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -9.09% +28.73%
10th Percentile £425 £415 £350
90th Percentile £570 £602 £702
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 8,180 13,719 14,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.67% 87.58% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,770 8,297 8,449
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £254 £275 £281
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 481 445
Median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +6.67% -0.04%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £54.88 £52.50 £50.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.11 £23.50
% change year-on-year +3.69% +2.60% -6.00%

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OWASP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OWASP in the South East.

Daily rate trend for OWASP in the South East

OWASP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OWASP in the South East over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for OWASP in the South East

OWASP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OWASP in the South East.

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 31 March 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
Thames Valley +42 25 £504 -3.13% 5
Buckinghamshire +19 13 £550 +2.80% 1
Berkshire +36 12 £463 -7.50% 3
East Sussex +19 8 - - 1
Surrey +51 3 £450 - 4
Hampshire +46 2 £475 - 1
West Sussex +16 2 £500 +5.26% 1
Middlesex +17 1 - -
Kent - 1 £308 - 2
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 South East region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 20 (47.62%) .NET
3 19 (45.24%) Information Security
4 18 (42.86%) SQL
5 17 (40.48%) ASP.NET
6 15 (35.71%) C#
6 15 (35.71%) MVC
6 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (35.71%) SANS
7 14 (33.33%) GDPR
7 14 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 14 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (33.33%) CISSP
8 13 (30.95%) GIAC
8 13 (30.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (28.57%) Security Architecture
9 12 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (28.57%) CLAS
9 12 (28.57%) HTML
9 12 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (28.57%) Security Testing
10 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
10 11 (26.19%) TDD
10 11 (26.19%) TOGAF
10 11 (26.19%) CSS
10 11 (26.19%) Risk Management
10 11 (26.19%) Firewall
10 11 (26.19%) TOGAF Certification
11 10 (23.81%) Computer Science Degree

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 2 (4.76%) Confluence
1 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Azure
2 6 (14.29%) AWS
3 3 (7.14%) Serverless
4 2 (4.76%) GitHub
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 3 (7.14%) Network Security
3 2 (4.76%) SSL
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) DMZ
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) FTP
4 1 (2.38%) MPLS
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 9 (21.43%) Burp Suite
3 7 (16.67%) NUnit
3 7 (16.67%) Selenium
4 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (7.14%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.38%) Gatling
7 1 (2.38%) Geb
7 1 (2.38%) GitLab
7 1 (2.38%) Gradle
7 1 (2.38%) JUnit
7 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
7 1 (2.38%) Spock
7 1 (2.38%) StyleCop
7 1 (2.38%) Subversion
7 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (23.81%) Retail
2 6 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Developer
2 18 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 15 (35.71%) Architect
4 12 (28.57%) Security Architect
5 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Azure Developer
5 6 (14.29%) React Developer
6 5 (11.90%) DevSecOps Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Agile Java Developer
9 1 (2.38%) C++/Java Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Information Security Architect
9 1 (2.38%) Information Security Specialist
9 1 (2.38%) Information Specialist
9 1 (2.38%) Linux Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) .NET
2 17 (40.48%) ASP.NET
3 14 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 12 (28.57%) HTML
5 11 (26.19%) CSS
6 10 (23.81%) jQuery
7 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET Core
7 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (21.43%) Vue.js
8 8 (19.05%) .NET Core
9 5 (11.90%) REST
9 5 (11.90%) Spring
10 4 (9.52%) Django
10 4 (9.52%) SOAP
10 4 (9.52%) Web Services
11 3 (7.14%) GraphQL
11 3 (7.14%) Node.js
12 2 (4.76%) Ajax
12 2 (4.76%) HTML5
12 2 (4.76%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 6 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 3 (7.14%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Kali Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Information Security
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) MVC
3 14 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (30.95%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 12 (28.57%) Security Testing
6 11 (26.19%) Risk Management
6 11 (26.19%) TDD
6 11 (26.19%) TOGAF
7 10 (23.81%) BDD
7 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
7 10 (23.81%) Patch Management
7 10 (23.81%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (23.81%) Security Patching
7 10 (23.81%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (23.81%) Web Design
8 9 (21.43%) DevOps
8 9 (21.43%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 18 (42.86%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) C#
4 9 (21.43%) Java
4 9 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 8 (19.05%) Python
6 5 (11.90%) PHP
7 4 (9.52%) C
7 4 (9.52%) C++
7 4 (9.52%) Scala
7 4 (9.52%) TypeScript
8 3 (7.14%) Solidity
9 1 (2.38%) Java 8
9 1 (2.38%) Ruby
9 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) SANS
2 14 (33.33%) CISSP
3 13 (30.95%) GIAC
4 12 (28.57%) CLAS
5 11 (26.19%) TOGAF Certification
6 10 (23.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (23.81%) Degree
7 3 (7.14%) CISA
8 2 (4.76%) CEH
8 2 (4.76%) CISM
9 1 (2.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (2.38%) CCSP
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.38%) CRISC
9 1 (2.38%) ISEB
9 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (2.38%) OSCE
9 1 (2.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (33.33%) GDPR
3 12 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (7.14%) NIST
5 1 (2.38%) COBIT
5 1 (2.38%) QA
5 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Nessus
2 1 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (2.38%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.38%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.38%) Kibana
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) logstash
2 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Qualys
2 9 (21.43%) McAfee
2 9 (21.43%) Rapid7
3 4 (9.52%) Black Duck
4 3 (7.14%) Coverity
4 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Meraki
5 1 (2.38%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) Mitel
5 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.38%) Sonatype
5 1 (2.38%) VMware