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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 155 166 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing OWASP 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.18% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £350 £440 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £444 £474
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
2939 3663 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.30% 81.82% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2293 1396
Median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 149 114
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.58 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

OWASP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing OWASP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Merseyside +5 3 £350 -18.60% 1
Lancashire +22 1 - -
Manchester -11 1 - - 1
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) MySQL
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
3 4 (57.14%) MongoDB
3 4 (57.14%) NoSQL
4 3 (42.86%) Subversion
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) Autofac
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) Spring
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
4 3 (42.86%) SAML
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (14.29%) JBoss
3 1 (14.29%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) GitHub
2 1 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DMZ
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MongoDB
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
1 4 (57.14%) NoSQL
2 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (14.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Artifactory
2 1 (14.29%) Burp Suite
2 1 (14.29%) Gerrit
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 1 (14.29%) SonarQube
2 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
1 3 (42.86%) C# Software Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Digital Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) Autofac
2 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) JSON
2 3 (42.86%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) SAML
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) XSD
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) JSP
3 1 (14.29%) LAMP
3 1 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
1 1 (14.29%) vCloud
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) CFEngine
1 1 (14.29%) HAProxy
1 1 (14.29%) Kibana
1 1 (14.29%) logstash
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Rundeck
1 1 (14.29%) Salt
1 1 (14.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Black Duck
3 1 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) hybris
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Sonatype
3 1 (14.29%) Veracode
3 1 (14.29%) VMware