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 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 224 248
Rank change year-on-year +21 +24  
Contract jobs citing OWASP 35 53 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.60% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.73% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 15
Median daily rate £375 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £499 £450
% change year-on-year -9.77% +10.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
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 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 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 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 25 June 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 25 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
West Sussex +13 11 £520 +15.55%
Surrey - 9 £375 - 5
Kent +2 7 £340 -30.25%
Buckinghamshire -19 4 - -
East Sussex +3 2 £338 -3.57%
Berkshire - 1 £515 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (59.15%) C#
2 42 (59.15%) Git (software)
3 38 (53.52%) Test Automation
4 37 (52.11%) HTML
5 35 (49.30%) CSS
6 34 (47.89%) Ajax
6 34 (47.89%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (45.07%) MVC
8 28 (39.44%) REST
9 27 (38.03%) Spring
10 26 (36.62%) Relational Database
11 25 (35.21%) HTML5
11 25 (35.21%) Google
11 25 (35.21%) HTTP
12 23 (32.39%) Ruby on Rails
12 23 (32.39%) JIRA
12 23 (32.39%) Ruby
12 23 (32.39%) Subversion
12 23 (32.39%) Web Design
12 23 (32.39%) CSS3
12 23 (32.39%) Responsive Web Design
12 23 (32.39%) Play Framework
12 23 (32.39%) JSON
12 23 (32.39%) Django
12 23 (32.39%) Guice
12 23 (32.39%) Open Source
12 23 (32.39%) Confluence
13 22 (30.99%) Scala
13 22 (30.99%) Web Services

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 23 (32.39%) Confluence
2 16 (22.54%) IIS
3 12 (16.90%) CMS
4 11 (15.49%) Apache
5 9 (12.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
6 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.82%) EPiServer
9 1 (1.41%) Apache Pig
9 1 (1.41%) phpBB
9 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) IaaS
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (8.45%) PaaS
2 1 (1.41%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (35.21%) HTTP
2 3 (4.23%) DNS
2 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.82%) Network Security
4 1 (1.41%) DHCP
4 1 (1.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.62%) Relational Database
2 19 (26.76%) SQL Server
3 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (9.86%) Oracle Database
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.82%) Redis
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.41%) Big Data
8 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (59.15%) Git (software)
2 23 (32.39%) JIRA
2 23 (32.39%) Subversion
3 19 (26.76%) Jenkins
4 14 (19.72%) JUnit
5 13 (18.31%) Visual Studio
6 9 (12.68%) ReSharper
7 8 (11.27%) Gatling
7 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (8.45%) Selenium
8 6 (8.45%) SpecFlow
9 5 (7.04%) Moq
9 5 (7.04%) MSTest
9 5 (7.04%) webpack
10 4 (5.63%) NuGet
11 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
11 3 (4.23%) Mockito
12 2 (2.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 2 (2.82%) WiX
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Publishing
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Military
4 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (64.79%) Developer
2 22 (30.99%) Scala Developer
3 16 (22.54%) .NET Developer
4 11 (15.49%) C# Developer
5 10 (14.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Consultant
7 6 (8.45%) Security Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Tester
9 4 (5.63%) Java Scala Developer
9 4 (5.63%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Test Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) Information Security Consultant
11 2 (2.82%) Agile Test Analyst
11 2 (2.82%) Automation Test Analyst
11 2 (2.82%) Automation Tester
11 2 (2.82%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (52.11%) HTML
2 35 (49.30%) CSS
3 34 (47.89%) Ajax
4 28 (39.44%) REST
5 27 (38.03%) Spring
6 25 (35.21%) HTML5
7 23 (32.39%) CSS3
7 23 (32.39%) Django
7 23 (32.39%) Guice
7 23 (32.39%) JSON
7 23 (32.39%) Play Framework
7 23 (32.39%) Ruby on Rails
8 22 (30.99%) Web Services
9 18 (25.35%) .NET
9 18 (25.35%) Akka
10 17 (23.94%) RESTful
11 16 (22.54%) .NET Framework
12 14 (19.72%) Spring MVC
13 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) User Experience
2 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) BYOD
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Smart Energy
4 1 (1.41%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Linux
2 11 (15.49%) Windows
3 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (53.52%) Test Automation
3 34 (47.89%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (45.07%) MVC
5 23 (32.39%) Open Source
5 23 (32.39%) Responsive Web Design
5 23 (32.39%) Web Design
6 20 (28.17%) TDD
7 17 (23.94%) MVVM
8 15 (21.13%) Configuration Management
9 14 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (19.72%) Web Development
10 13 (18.31%) Scrum
11 10 (14.08%) Information Security
12 9 (12.68%) E-Commerce
12 9 (12.68%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (12.68%) Prototyping
12 9 (12.68%) Software Architecture
13 8 (11.27%) Test Strategy
13 8 (11.27%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) C#
2 23 (32.39%) Ruby
3 22 (30.99%) Scala
4 19 (26.76%) Java
5 15 (21.13%) Python
6 14 (19.72%) SQL
7 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
8 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
8 7 (9.86%) TypeScript
8 7 (9.86%) VB
9 5 (7.04%) ES6
10 4 (5.63%) F#
10 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.82%) C++
12 1 (1.41%) C
12 1 (1.41%) Perl
12 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) CISM
2 4 (5.63%) CISSP
2 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) CISA
3 3 (4.23%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (4.23%) SANS
3 3 (4.23%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (2.82%) CEH
4 2 (2.82%) ISEB
5 1 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.41%) CCSP
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.41%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.41%) CRISC
5 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.41%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.23%) COBIT
3 3 (4.23%) QA
4 1 (1.41%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.41%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.41%) SSAE 16
4 1 (1.41%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
1 1 (1.41%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.41%) Piwik
1 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (35.21%) Google
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) Sitecore
3 8 (11.27%) Oracle
4 3 (4.23%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.41%) Zend
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