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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 149 133 122
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing OWASP 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.083% 0.097% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.13% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£475 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £331
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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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
2785 2242 1694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.64% 72.30% 73.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1176 826
Average daily rate £393 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 114 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.75 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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
Cheshire -9 2 £488 - 1
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) JSP
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
1 3 (100.00%) JPA
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) SAML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) AWS Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) JSP
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
1 3 (100.00%) JPA
2 1 (33.33%) SAML
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle