The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for OWASP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OWASP over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 77 73
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4  
Contract jobs citing OWASP 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.31% 0.54% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.65% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £499 £450
% change year-on-year -9.77% +10.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

OWASP is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 534 774 848
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.44% 84.13% 84.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 562 508
Median daily rate £400 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 33
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing OWASP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OWASP in Cheshire

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OWASP in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (66.67%) Node.js
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (66.67%) Static Code Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) API Development
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) OAuth
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management

OWASP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 4 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (33.33%) OAuth
2 2 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
1 4 (66.67%) Static Code Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) API Development
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#