The table below looks at the statistics for OWASP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 161 - 133
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OWASP 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.045% - 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% - 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£467 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £471 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OWASP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3466 2318 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.84% 74.18% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2129 1288 1045
Average daily rate £413 £373 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 102 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OWASP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OWASP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OWASP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OWASP across the North West region.

OWASP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

OWASP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 2 £467 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing OWASP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OWASP.

1 3 (60.00%) Spring
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) JSP
1 3 (60.00%) JPA
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) AppScan
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) SAML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing OWASP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OWASP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) AppScan
General
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) AWS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Application Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JSP
1 3 (60.00%) Spring
1 3 (60.00%) JPA
2 1 (20.00%) SAML
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle