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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 151 147 133
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing OWASP 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.081% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £499 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.83% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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
3042 2861 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.08% 76.93% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1678 1260
Median daily rate £415 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 124 100
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OWASP across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

OWASP Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 June 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
Cheshire 0 5 £525 +7.69%
Manchester - 2 £513 - 2
Merseyside - 2 £338 -
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 13 (40.63%) C#
3 13 (40.63%) .NET
3 13 (40.63%) Linux
4 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (34.38%) Scrum
5 11 (34.38%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (31.25%) MVC
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 10 (31.25%) HTML
6 10 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (31.25%) Public Cloud
7 9 (28.13%) CSS
7 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
7 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (25.00%) Web Development
8 8 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 8 (25.00%) Information Security
8 8 (25.00%) Web Services
8 8 (25.00%) Java
8 8 (25.00%) CSS3
8 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 8 (25.00%) HTML5
8 8 (25.00%) Open Source
9 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
9 7 (21.88%) Web Testing
10 6 (18.75%) EPiServer
10 6 (18.75%) Data Protection

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 6 (18.75%) CMS
1 6 (18.75%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (15.63%) Amazon S3
4 2 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) MySQL
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.25%) Redis
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) Burp Suite
General
1 6 (18.75%) Law
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Consultant
2 8 (25.00%) Ethical Hacker
3 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Technical Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Agile .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Agile Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Digital Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Digital Technical Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (9.38%) HTML Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Tester
7 2 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) HTML
3 9 (28.13%) CSS
4 8 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 8 (25.00%) CSS3
4 8 (25.00%) HTML5
4 8 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
5 5 (15.63%) CAML
6 4 (12.50%) JSON
6 4 (12.50%) REST
6 4 (12.50%) SOAP
6 4 (12.50%) Spring
6 4 (12.50%) XML
7 3 (9.38%) jQuery
7 3 (9.38%) JSP
8 2 (6.25%) Servlets
8 2 (6.25%) Struts
8 2 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Public Cloud
2 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.38%) Social Media
5 2 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) Ethical Hacking
2 11 (34.38%) Scrum
3 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (31.25%) MVC
4 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
5 8 (25.00%) Information Security
5 8 (25.00%) Open Source
5 8 (25.00%) Web Development
6 7 (21.88%) Web Testing
7 6 (18.75%) BDD
7 6 (18.75%) Data Management
7 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
7 6 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (18.75%) Secure Coding
7 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (12.50%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) C#
3 8 (25.00%) Java
4 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
5 5 (15.63%) FQL
5 5 (15.63%) VB
6 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.38%) PHP
8 2 (6.25%) C
8 2 (6.25%) C++
8 2 (6.25%) Go
8 2 (6.25%) Python
8 2 (6.25%) Ruby
9 1 (3.13%) PHP 4
9 1 (3.13%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) CISSP
3 2 (6.25%) PhD
4 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) WCAG
2 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.25%) QA
4 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) EPiServer
2 6 (18.75%) Sitecore
3 5 (15.63%) ServiceNow
4 4 (12.50%) Capita
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) hybris