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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Rank 138 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OWASP 18 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate £370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £396
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -11.67%
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
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - 17 £370 - 2
OWASP
England

OWASP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) HTML
2 12 (44.44%) CSS
3 11 (40.74%) .NET
3 11 (40.74%) C#
3 11 (40.74%) MVC
3 11 (40.74%) CMS
3 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
3 11 (40.74%) WCAG
3 11 (40.74%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (40.74%) Web Testing
3 11 (40.74%) EPiServer
3 11 (40.74%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (40.74%) Sitecore
3 11 (40.74%) HTML5
3 11 (40.74%) BDD
3 11 (40.74%) CSS3
3 11 (40.74%) SpecFlow
3 11 (40.74%) AngularJS
3 11 (40.74%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
5 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (22.22%) Front End Development
6 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) Information Security
7 5 (18.52%) Capita
7 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
7 5 (18.52%) Process Management

OWASP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (40.74%) CMS
1 11 (40.74%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.70%) AppScan
General
1 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Consultant
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Developer
4 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Agile .NET Developer
4 6 (22.22%) HTML Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Agile C# Developer
5 5 (18.52%) C# Developer
6 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Lead Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
6 4 (14.81%) UX Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
8 2 (7.41%) Architect
8 2 (7.41%) Ethical Hacker
8 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
8 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
8 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) CSS
1 12 (44.44%) HTML
2 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
2 11 (40.74%) AngularJS
2 11 (40.74%) CSS3
2 11 (40.74%) HTML5
3 5 (18.52%) XML
4 3 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (18.52%) User Experience
3 3 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 3 (11.11%) Social Media
4 2 (7.41%) CESG
4 2 (7.41%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) BDD
2 11 (40.74%) MVC
2 11 (40.74%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (40.74%) Web Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) Front End Development
4 6 (22.22%) Information Security
5 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
5 5 (18.52%) Process Management
5 5 (18.52%) Security Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) PHP 4
4 1 (3.70%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) CISSP
3 2 (7.41%) CISM
3 2 (7.41%) CLAS
4 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) WCAG
2 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
3 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (7.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) EPiServer
1 11 (40.74%) Sitecore
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) Capita
3 5 (18.52%) F5