Period
to 12 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for OWASP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OWASP over the 6 months to 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 97 96
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing OWASP 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.59% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.26% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +23.53% -19.05%
10th Percentile £375 £488 £413
90th Percentile £425 £713 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +17.95% +2.63% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -

OWASP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,120 1,174 1,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.27% 83.03% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 806 942
Birmingham median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £245 £225 £231
90th Percentile £600 £559 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 18
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.77 £10.88
90th Percentile £85.80 £29.40 £46.40
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.75 £15.85 £23.00
% change year-on-year +11.99% -31.09% +31.43%

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing OWASP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for OWASP in Birmingham

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OWASP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for OWASP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing OWASP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Microservices
2 7 (87.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (87.50%) Data Lake
2 7 (87.50%) Databricks
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 7 (87.50%) Service Design
2 7 (87.50%) Tableau
2 7 (87.50%) Big Data
2 7 (87.50%) Secure Coding
2 7 (87.50%) Power BI
2 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) Azure Data Factory
2 7 (87.50%) Deployment Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Power Platform
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2017
2 7 (87.50%) Public Sector
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 7 (87.50%) JSON
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (87.50%) Kanban
2 7 (87.50%) Data Migration
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Azure
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services

OWASP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Azure
1 7 (87.50%) Azure Data Factory
1 7 (87.50%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) Big Data
1 7 (87.50%) Data Lake
1 7 (87.50%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 7 (87.50%) Power BI
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2014
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2017
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (87.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Azure DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Lead DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) JSON
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
1 7 (87.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Symfony
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Microservices
2 7 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (87.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (87.50%) Data Migration
2 7 (87.50%) Deployment Automation
2 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) Kanban
2 7 (87.50%) Migration
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) Secure Coding
2 7 (87.50%) Service Design
2 7 (87.50%) SOA
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) SOLID
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Databricks
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) Zend