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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
England / South East
Rank 204 220 243
Rank change year-on-year +16 +23  
Contract jobs citing OWASP 36 45 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 0.49% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.60% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 5
Median daily rate £410 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £340 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £465 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.85%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6306 7493 7783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.55% 81.26% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 4607 4279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 276
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +19.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 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
West Sussex -12 16 £410 -8.88%
Hampshire +14 14 £425 -5.55%
Berkshire +28 3 £465 -15.45% 1
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Kent - 1 £345 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 39 (54.93%) HTML
2 38 (53.52%) C#
2 38 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (52.11%) Ajax
4 32 (45.07%) MVC
4 32 (45.07%) CSS
5 30 (42.25%) Git (software)
6 28 (39.44%) SQL Server
7 27 (38.03%) SQL
7 27 (38.03%) Java
7 27 (38.03%) JavaScript
7 27 (38.03%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (33.80%) .NET
9 23 (32.39%) Web Services
9 23 (32.39%) Spring
9 23 (32.39%) REST
10 21 (29.58%) TDD
10 21 (29.58%) IIS
10 21 (29.58%) HTML5
11 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
11 20 (28.17%) Jenkins
12 19 (26.76%) XML
12 19 (26.76%) Linux
12 19 (26.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (26.76%) Ruby
13 18 (25.35%) WCF
13 18 (25.35%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (25.35%) Python
13 18 (25.35%) ASP.NET
13 18 (25.35%) Scrum

OWASP
Top Related 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 21 (29.58%) IIS
2 14 (19.72%) Confluence
3 9 (12.68%) Apache
4 7 (9.86%) CMS
5 5 (7.04%) OpenStack
5 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
5 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
7 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
7 3 (4.23%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (2.82%) EPiServer
8 2 (2.82%) JBoss
9 1 (1.41%) phpBB
9 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.68%) IaaS
2 9 (12.68%) PaaS
3 7 (9.86%) Boomi
4 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.13%) HTTP
2 6 (8.45%) Firewall
3 4 (5.63%) Internet
3 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.23%) DNS
4 3 (4.23%) FTP
4 3 (4.23%) IPsec
4 3 (4.23%) SMTP
4 3 (4.23%) SSH
5 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.82%) Network Security
6 1 (1.41%) DHCP
6 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (39.44%) SQL Server
2 18 (25.35%) Relational Database
2 18 (25.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (11.27%) MySQL
4 8 (11.27%) Oracle Database
5 7 (9.86%) MS Access
5 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (5.63%) RDBMS
8 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
8 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
8 3 (4.23%) Redis
9 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (42.25%) Git (software)
2 20 (28.17%) Jenkins
3 19 (26.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (22.54%) Subversion
5 14 (19.72%) JIRA
6 11 (15.49%) JUnit
7 9 (12.68%) Selenium
8 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (9.86%) Cucumber
10 6 (8.45%) SpecFlow
10 6 (8.45%) Visual Studio
11 5 (7.04%) Moq
11 5 (7.04%) MSTest
11 5 (7.04%) webpack
12 4 (5.63%) Mockito
12 4 (5.63%) NuGet
13 3 (4.23%) Burp Suite
13 3 (4.23%) JMeter
13 3 (4.23%) ReSharper
14 2 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Back Office
2 4 (5.63%) Publishing
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Military
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (61.97%) Developer
2 22 (30.99%) .NET Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Scala Developer
4 10 (14.08%) Java Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Architect
6 7 (9.86%) Access Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Consultant
6 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Security Architect
7 5 (7.04%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Java Scala Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Security Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Java Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Security Advisor
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.23%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Tester
10 2 (2.82%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (54.93%) HTML
2 37 (52.11%) Ajax
3 32 (45.07%) CSS
4 24 (33.80%) .NET
5 23 (32.39%) REST
5 23 (32.39%) Spring
5 23 (32.39%) Web Services
6 21 (29.58%) HTML5
7 19 (26.76%) XML
8 18 (25.35%) ASP.NET
8 18 (25.35%) WCF
9 16 (22.54%) jQuery
9 16 (22.54%) JSON
10 14 (19.72%) CSS3
10 14 (19.72%) Django
10 14 (19.72%) Guice
10 14 (19.72%) LINQ
10 14 (19.72%) Play Framework
10 14 (19.72%) Ruby on Rails
11 13 (18.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) N-Tier
2 5 (7.04%) User Experience
3 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) CESG
4 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.76%) Linux
2 13 (18.31%) Windows
3 7 (9.86%) Unix
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) MVC
3 27 (38.03%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (29.58%) TDD
5 18 (25.35%) Scrum
6 14 (19.72%) Automated Testing
6 14 (19.72%) Open Source
6 14 (19.72%) Responsive Web Design
6 14 (19.72%) Web Design
7 12 (16.90%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (16.90%) Secure Coding
7 12 (16.90%) Web Development
8 11 (15.49%) OOP
9 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
9 9 (12.68%) Unit Testing
10 8 (11.27%) Analytics
10 8 (11.27%) BDD
10 8 (11.27%) Release Management
11 7 (9.86%) Change Data Capture
11 7 (9.86%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (53.52%) C#
2 27 (38.03%) Java
2 27 (38.03%) JavaScript
2 27 (38.03%) SQL
3 19 (26.76%) Ruby
4 18 (25.35%) Python
5 14 (19.72%) Scala
6 11 (15.49%) VB.NET
7 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
7 7 (9.86%) TypeScript
7 7 (9.86%) VB
7 7 (9.86%) VBA
8 5 (7.04%) ES6
8 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.63%) F#
10 2 (2.82%) C++
11 1 (1.41%) C
11 1 (1.41%) Perl
11 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) CISSP
2 9 (12.68%) SANS
3 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.45%) CLAS
4 6 (8.45%) GIAC
4 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.41%) CEH
7 1 (1.41%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.41%) CSSLP
7 1 (1.41%) Degree
7 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) ISEB
7 1 (1.41%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.41%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (11.27%) PCI DSS
2 5 (7.04%) QA
3 3 (4.23%) WAI
3 3 (4.23%) WCAG
4 2 (2.82%) ISO27005
5 1 (1.41%) RMADS
5 1 (1.41%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.41%) Docker
3 1 (1.41%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) logstash
2 1 (1.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.41%) Piwik
2 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.54%) Google
3 14 (19.72%) Oracle
4 7 (9.86%) Dell
5 5 (7.04%) VMware
6 4 (5.63%) SAP
7 3 (4.23%) Citrix
7 3 (4.23%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.82%) DevExpress
8 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.82%) Splunk
9 1 (1.41%) Zend