The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 29 March 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)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 131 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing OWASP 4 27 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 0
Median daily rate £525 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +1.66% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2120 3183 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.04% 82.27% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1929 1547
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OWASP in the North West

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OWASP in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OWASP 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 29 March 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 +26 2 £525 -4.54%
Manchester 0 2 £650 +62.50% 1
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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
Co-occurring 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