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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
England / North West
Rank 130 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing OWASP 7 26 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.68% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 0
Median daily rate £525 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2135 3149 2659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.33% 77.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1894 1519
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 143 114
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 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
Cheshire - 5 £525 - 1
Manchester -14 2 £650 +52.94%
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 across the North West region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (60.00%) DevOps
2 6 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (50.00%) Node.js
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) ClearCase
5 2 (20.00%) WSDL
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Information Security
5 2 (20.00%) Checkstyle
5 2 (20.00%) Ruby
5 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Spring
5 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (20.00%) FindBugs
5 2 (20.00%) Secure Coding
6 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack

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 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) SSH
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Checkstyle
2 2 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (20.00%) FindBugs
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Development Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 5 (50.00%) Node.js
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 2 (20.00%) WSDL
4 2 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) Django
5 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (10.00%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (60.00%) DevOps
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Secure Coding
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Content Management
5 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
5 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Source Code Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Graphite
1 1 (10.00%) Kibana
1 1 (10.00%) logstash
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
1 1 (10.00%) Nmap
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
1 1 (10.00%) Splunk