Period
to 20 July 2017

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 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 606 768
Rank change year-on-year +27 +162 +49
Contract jobs citing OWASP 274 308 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.34% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 178 78
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.28%
10th Percentile £353 £350 £377
90th Percentile £625 £648 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £13.50
10th Percentile £41.75 - £12.75
90th Percentile £48.25 - £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80202 91869 90801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.23% 83.46% 80.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 52576 60575 57435
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2217 2557
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.82%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.72 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +4.65%

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OWASP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 July 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 13 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 6 months to 20 July 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
England +26 261 £500 +5.26% 40
UK excluding London +50 188 £450 -5.26% 18
South East -1 84 £425 -10.53% 6
London +10 71 £550 +10.00% 22
North of England +70 57 £463 +8.82% 12
Yorkshire +53 30 £425 +6.25% 4
East of England - 20 - -
North East +57 19 £475 +35.71% 1
South West +3 19 £450 -22.75%
Midlands +24 8 £475 -22.76%
North West +10 8 £650 +40.54% 7
West Midlands - 6 £475 -
East Midlands -8 2 £445 -27.64%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 192 (70.07%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (52.55%) Test Automation
3 136 (49.64%) Git (software)
4 131 (47.81%) Continuous Integration
5 128 (46.72%) REST
6 124 (45.26%) HTML
7 122 (44.53%) C#
8 121 (44.16%) CSS
8 121 (44.16%) Jenkins
9 112 (40.88%) Open Source
9 112 (40.88%) Ajax
9 112 (40.88%) JSON
10 105 (38.32%) Ruby
11 104 (37.96%) Linux
12 103 (37.59%) MVC
13 102 (37.23%) JIRA
14 101 (36.86%) Spring
15 99 (36.13%) HTTP
16 98 (35.77%) Confluence
16 98 (35.77%) Relational Database
17 97 (35.40%) Java
18 95 (34.67%) Python
18 95 (34.67%) CSS3
18 95 (34.67%) HTML5
19 94 (34.31%) Guice
19 94 (34.31%) Subversion
19 94 (34.31%) Google
19 94 (34.31%) Django
20 93 (33.94%) Scala
21 92 (33.58%) Responsive Web Design

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 98 (35.77%) Confluence
2 25 (9.12%) Apache
3 18 (6.57%) IIS
4 13 (4.74%) CMS
5 12 (4.38%) nginx
5 12 (4.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.19%) ArcGIS
7 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.46%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.09%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.36%) phpBB
10 1 (0.36%) Predix
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.74%) PaaS
4 12 (4.38%) IaaS
5 4 (1.46%) GitHub
5 4 (1.46%) SaaS
6 3 (1.09%) Heroku
7 1 (0.36%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 99 (36.13%) HTTP
2 17 (6.20%) Internet
3 14 (5.11%) Firewall
4 11 (4.01%) SSL
5 10 (3.65%) Kerberos
6 6 (2.19%) DNS
6 6 (2.19%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.46%) Network Security
7 4 (1.46%) SSH
8 3 (1.09%) FTP
9 2 (0.73%) LDAP
10 1 (0.36%) DHCP
10 1 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (35.77%) Relational Database
2 24 (8.76%) SQL Server
3 21 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (4.38%) GIS
5 12 (4.38%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (4.38%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (3.65%) Big Data
6 10 (3.65%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (2.92%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.55%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.55%) MySQL
8 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.46%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 136 (49.64%) Git (software)
2 121 (44.16%) Jenkins
3 102 (37.23%) JIRA
4 94 (34.31%) Subversion
5 77 (28.10%) JUnit
6 26 (9.49%) Visual Studio
7 20 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (5.84%) Selenium
9 13 (4.74%) webpack
10 12 (4.38%) Maven
11 11 (4.01%) Vagrant
12 10 (3.65%) SpecFlow
13 9 (3.28%) Moq
13 9 (3.28%) MSTest
13 9 (3.28%) ReSharper
14 8 (2.92%) Gatling
14 8 (2.92%) JMeter
14 8 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (2.55%) Cucumber
15 7 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (11.68%) Finance
2 15 (5.47%) Law
3 11 (4.01%) Banking
4 8 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.19%) Publishing
6 4 (1.46%) Games
6 4 (1.46%) Marketing
7 3 (1.09%) Electronics
7 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.09%) Legal
7 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 144 (52.55%) Developer
2 72 (26.28%) Scala Developer
3 39 (14.23%) Consultant
4 38 (13.87%) Security Consultant
5 31 (11.31%) Analyst
6 30 (10.95%) Java Developer
7 24 (8.76%) Java Scala Developer
8 23 (8.39%) Information Security Consultant
8 23 (8.39%) Security Analyst
9 20 (7.30%) Applications Consultant
9 20 (7.30%) Architect
10 19 (6.93%) .NET Developer
11 18 (6.57%) Security Technical Consultant
11 18 (6.57%) Technical Consultant
11 18 (6.57%) Technical Security Consultant
12 17 (6.20%) Application Security Analyst
12 17 (6.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 16 (5.84%) Software Developer
13 16 (5.84%) Tester
14 14 (5.11%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (46.72%) REST
2 124 (45.26%) HTML
3 121 (44.16%) CSS
4 112 (40.88%) Ajax
4 112 (40.88%) JSON
5 101 (36.86%) Spring
6 95 (34.67%) CSS3
6 95 (34.67%) HTML5
7 94 (34.31%) Django
7 94 (34.31%) Guice
8 92 (33.58%) Play Framework
9 91 (33.21%) Ruby on Rails
10 86 (31.39%) RESTful
11 65 (23.72%) Spring MVC
12 42 (15.33%) Web Services
13 40 (14.60%) .NET
14 32 (11.68%) Akka
15 24 (8.76%) .NET Framework
16 22 (8.03%) ASP.NET Web API
17 21 (7.66%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.03%) User Experience
3 19 (6.93%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.84%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.74%) Wiki
6 4 (1.46%) BYOD
6 4 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.73%) PKI
8 2 (0.73%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.73%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.36%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 104 (37.96%) Linux
2 23 (8.39%) Unix
3 14 (5.11%) Windows
4 11 (4.01%) Mac OS
5 10 (3.65%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.55%) CentOS
7 3 (1.09%) Android
7 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.09%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (70.07%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (52.55%) Test Automation
3 131 (47.81%) Continuous Integration
4 112 (40.88%) Open Source
5 103 (37.59%) MVC
6 92 (33.58%) Responsive Web Design
7 91 (33.21%) Scrum
8 87 (31.75%) Web Design
9 73 (26.64%) Configuration Management
10 67 (24.45%) Penetration Testing
11 44 (16.06%) Information Security
12 40 (14.60%) Web Development
13 38 (13.87%) TDD
14 37 (13.50%) Security Testing
15 34 (12.41%) Continuous Delivery
16 30 (10.95%) SDLC
17 24 (8.76%) Risk Management
18 22 (8.03%) Front End Development
18 22 (8.03%) Mentoring
18 22 (8.03%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 122 (44.53%) C#
2 105 (38.32%) Ruby
3 97 (35.40%) Java
4 95 (34.67%) Python
5 93 (33.94%) Scala
6 44 (16.06%) JavaScript
7 36 (13.14%) SQL
8 12 (4.38%) T-SQL
8 12 (4.38%) TypeScript
9 9 (3.28%) ES6
10 8 (2.92%) F#
10 8 (2.92%) VB
11 7 (2.55%) Dart
11 7 (2.55%) Groovy
12 6 (2.19%) PHP
13 5 (1.82%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.46%) C++
15 2 (0.73%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.73%) Go
Qualifications
1 21 (7.66%) CISSP
2 16 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.28%) CISA
4 9 (3.28%) CISM
5 7 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (2.55%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (2.55%) CLAS
6 6 (2.19%) Degree
7 5 (1.82%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (1.82%) Security+ Certification
8 4 (1.46%) CEH
8 4 (1.46%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (1.09%) CSSLP
9 3 (1.09%) ISEB
9 3 (1.09%) SANS
10 2 (0.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.73%) CRISC
10 2 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.03%) QA
2 20 (7.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (6.57%) NIST 800
4 11 (4.01%) PCI DSS
5 7 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (2.19%) COBIT
6 6 (2.19%) JSP 440
7 4 (1.46%) ISO 22301
7 4 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (1.09%) GDPR
9 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.73%) WAI
9 2 (0.73%) WCAG
10 1 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.36%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 28 (10.22%) Docker
2 11 (4.01%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.09%) LXC
4 2 (0.73%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.36%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (5.84%) Ansible
2 14 (5.11%) HP Fortify
3 11 (4.01%) CA Single Sign-On
4 9 (3.28%) Puppet
5 6 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.82%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.82%) Terraform
7 3 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.09%) Kibana
8 2 (0.73%) Graphite
8 2 (0.73%) logstash
8 2 (0.73%) Nagios
8 2 (0.73%) Nmap
9 1 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.36%) Piwik
9 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (34.31%) Google
2 32 (11.68%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.47%) Sitecore
4 14 (5.11%) HP
5 12 (4.38%) Oracle
6 10 (3.65%) CA
6 10 (3.65%) ESRI
7 7 (2.55%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.19%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.09%) Adobe
9 3 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.09%) DevExpress
9 3 (1.09%) SAP
10 2 (0.73%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.73%) Splunk
11 1 (0.36%) Apple
11 1 (0.36%) IBM
11 1 (0.36%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.36%) Zend
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