The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 April 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)
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 477 501 598
Rank change year-on-year +24 +97  
Contract jobs citing OWASP 127 153 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.33% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 83 30
Median daily rate £506 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 38739 46308 45398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.57% 82.87% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25492 30609 28223
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 986 1086 1331
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +18.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.82 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OWASP in the UK

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OWASP over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OWASP in the UK

OWASP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OWASP in the UK

OWASP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 April 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
England +7 120 £500 +11.11% 17
South East -3 40 £400 -11.11% 3
London +12 31 £550 +15.78% 7
North East +26 16 £451 +18.36%
Tyne and Wear +25 16 £451 +18.36%
Newcastle upon Tyne +20 16 £451 +18.36%
Hampshire +14 13 £425 -5.55%
West Sussex -14 12 £520 +15.55% 1
East of England - 12 - -
Yorkshire +37 9 £423 +38.52% 3
West Yorkshire - 9 £423 - 1
Leeds - 7 £420 - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 - -
South West +12 6 £425 -39.28% 1
Worthing -3 5 £520 +15.55% 1
Woking - 5 £369 -
Plymouth - 5 £438 - 1
Devon - 5 £438 - 1
Surrey - 5 £369 -
Kent +20 4 £340 -28.42%
Andover - 4 £425 -
West Malling - 4 £340 -
Berkshire +27 3 £465 -15.45% 2
City of London +7 3 £500 +15.27% 2
North West +6 3 £650 +40.54% 1
Manchester -4 3 £650 +40.54% 1
Cambridge - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Havant - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 with a requirement for OWASP.

1 144 (65.75%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (46.58%) Git (software)
3 95 (43.38%) C#
4 94 (42.92%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (40.64%) HTML
6 86 (39.27%) CSS
7 83 (37.90%) REST
7 83 (37.90%) Jenkins
8 81 (36.99%) Ajax
9 79 (36.07%) JSON
9 79 (36.07%) Ruby
9 79 (36.07%) Python
10 78 (35.62%) Java
11 73 (33.33%) MVC
11 73 (33.33%) Spring
11 73 (33.33%) Open Source
12 72 (32.88%) Linux
13 71 (32.42%) HTTP
13 71 (32.42%) Subversion
14 69 (31.51%) Scrum
14 69 (31.51%) JIRA
14 69 (31.51%) Confluence
14 69 (31.51%) Scala
14 69 (31.51%) HTML5
15 67 (30.59%) Responsive Web Design
15 67 (30.59%) Relational Database
15 67 (30.59%) Google
16 66 (30.14%) Django
17 65 (29.68%) CSS3
17 65 (29.68%) Play Framework

OWASP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 69 (31.51%) Confluence
2 26 (11.87%) Apache
3 15 (6.85%) IIS
4 13 (5.94%) CMS
5 9 (4.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.74%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.28%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.83%) ATG Dynamo
8 4 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.83%) JBoss
8 4 (1.83%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.83%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.37%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.37%) nginx
10 2 (0.91%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.48%) PaaS
4 9 (4.11%) IaaS
5 4 (1.83%) GitHub
6 2 (0.91%) SaaS
7 1 (0.46%) Boomi
7 1 (0.46%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 71 (32.42%) HTTP
2 13 (5.94%) Network Security
3 12 (5.48%) SSL
4 11 (5.02%) Firewall
5 8 (3.65%) Internet
6 7 (3.20%) SSH
7 6 (2.74%) Wireshark
8 5 (2.28%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.83%) Wireless
10 3 (1.37%) DNS
10 3 (1.37%) FTP
10 3 (1.37%) IPsec
10 3 (1.37%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.37%) SMTP
11 2 (0.91%) LDAP
12 1 (0.46%) DHCP
12 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (30.59%) Relational Database
2 24 (10.96%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.57%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.65%) MySQL
6 8 (3.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (3.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (2.28%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.28%) Redis
8 4 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.83%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.46%) Big Data
11 1 (0.46%) GIS
11 1 (0.46%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 102 (46.58%) Git (software)
2 83 (37.90%) Jenkins
3 71 (32.42%) Subversion
4 69 (31.51%) JIRA
5 57 (26.03%) JUnit
6 15 (6.85%) Selenium
7 13 (5.94%) Visual Studio
8 12 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (3.65%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (2.74%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.74%) Metasploit
10 6 (2.74%) ReSharper
10 6 (2.74%) SpecFlow
11 5 (2.28%) Gatling
11 5 (2.28%) Moq
11 5 (2.28%) MSTest
11 5 (2.28%) Vagrant
11 5 (2.28%) webpack
12 4 (1.83%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.83%) Mockito
General
1 19 (8.68%) Finance
2 8 (3.65%) Banking
2 8 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.20%) Law
4 6 (2.74%) Publishing
5 5 (2.28%) Marketing
6 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.37%) Electronics
7 3 (1.37%) Games
7 3 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Military
8 1 (0.46%) Retail
8 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 107 (48.86%) Developer
2 44 (20.09%) Scala Developer
3 27 (12.33%) Consultant
4 25 (11.42%) Architect
4 25 (11.42%) Security Consultant
5 24 (10.96%) Java Developer
6 20 (9.13%) .NET Developer
6 20 (9.13%) Security Architect
7 17 (7.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 16 (7.31%) Tester
9 14 (6.39%) Java Scala Developer
9 14 (6.39%) Penetration Tester
10 13 (5.94%) Information Security Consultant
11 10 (4.57%) Applications Consultant
11 10 (4.57%) C# Developer
12 9 (4.11%) Analyst
12 9 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.65%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.65%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (40.64%) HTML
2 86 (39.27%) CSS
3 83 (37.90%) REST
4 81 (36.99%) Ajax
5 79 (36.07%) JSON
6 73 (33.33%) Spring
7 69 (31.51%) HTML5
8 66 (30.14%) Django
9 65 (29.68%) CSS3
9 65 (29.68%) Play Framework
10 64 (29.22%) Ruby on Rails
11 63 (28.77%) Guice
12 59 (26.94%) RESTful
13 43 (19.63%) Spring MVC
14 35 (15.98%) Web Services
15 27 (12.33%) .NET
16 25 (11.42%) Akka
17 20 (9.13%) AngularJS
18 19 (8.68%) .NET Framework
18 19 (8.68%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.59%) User Experience
2 15 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.39%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.94%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.20%) PKI
6 5 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.28%) W3C
7 4 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.37%) BYOD
8 3 (1.37%) CESG
8 3 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.37%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.91%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.91%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.46%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.46%) iPad
10 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 72 (32.88%) Linux
2 18 (8.22%) Windows
3 15 (6.85%) Unix
4 8 (3.65%) Mac OS
4 8 (3.65%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.37%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (65.75%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (42.92%) Continuous Integration
3 73 (33.33%) MVC
3 73 (33.33%) Open Source
4 69 (31.51%) Scrum
5 67 (30.59%) Responsive Web Design
6 65 (29.68%) Automated Testing
7 63 (28.77%) Web Design
8 48 (21.92%) Configuration Management
8 48 (21.92%) Penetration Testing
9 38 (17.35%) TDD
10 28 (12.79%) Information Security
10 28 (12.79%) Web Development
11 25 (11.42%) DevOps
12 21 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (9.59%) Security Architecture
13 20 (9.13%) Risk Management
13 20 (9.13%) Security Testing
14 19 (8.68%) Mentoring
14 19 (8.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 95 (43.38%) C#
2 79 (36.07%) Python
2 79 (36.07%) Ruby
3 78 (35.62%) Java
4 69 (31.51%) Scala
5 31 (14.16%) JavaScript
5 31 (14.16%) SQL
6 8 (3.65%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.65%) TypeScript
6 8 (3.65%) VB
7 6 (2.74%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.28%) ES6
9 4 (1.83%) C++
9 4 (1.83%) F#
10 3 (1.37%) PHP
11 2 (0.91%) Perl
12 1 (0.46%) C
12 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (15.07%) CISSP
2 25 (11.42%) Security Cleared
3 19 (8.68%) SANS
4 17 (7.76%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.11%) CEH
6 7 (3.20%) GIAC
7 6 (2.74%) CISA
7 6 (2.74%) CISM
8 5 (2.28%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.28%) ISEB
9 4 (1.83%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.83%) Degree
10 3 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.37%) CISMP
10 3 (1.37%) CSSLP
10 3 (1.37%) ISSAP
10 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.37%) OSCP
11 2 (0.91%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.13%) PCI DSS
2 14 (6.39%) QA
3 13 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.74%) ISO27005
5 5 (2.28%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 3 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.37%) ISO22301
6 3 (1.37%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.91%) RMADS
8 1 (0.46%) GDPR
8 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.46%) WAI
8 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (6.39%) Docker
2 8 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.28%) VirtualBox
4 3 (1.37%) Sendmail
5 2 (0.91%) LXC
5 2 (0.91%) OpenSSH
5 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.46%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.46%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (4.11%) Nmap
2 7 (3.20%) Ansible
2 7 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 5 (2.28%) logstash
4 5 (2.28%) Puppet
5 4 (1.83%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.83%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.37%) Kibana
7 2 (0.91%) Graphite
7 2 (0.91%) Nagios
8 1 (0.46%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.46%) Nessus
8 1 (0.46%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.46%) Piwik
8 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 67 (30.59%) Google
2 16 (7.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.31%) Oracle
3 12 (5.48%) Sitecore
4 5 (2.28%) SAP
5 4 (1.83%) ATG
5 4 (1.83%) Splunk
6 3 (1.37%) Adobe
6 3 (1.37%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.37%) CA
6 3 (1.37%) Citrix
6 3 (1.37%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.37%) VMware
7 2 (0.91%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.46%) Acunetix
8 1 (0.46%) Dell
8 1 (0.46%) HP
8 1 (0.46%) Qualys
8 1 (0.46%) Zend
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