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 24 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)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 146 151
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5  
Contract jobs citing OWASP 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.21% 0.24% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.29% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Median daily rate £519 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
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 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 2350 3136 2943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.03% 82.31% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1972 1711
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 129
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Manchester +12 3 £650 +26.82%
Cheshire +22 2 - -
Merseyside -1 1 £388 +14.81% 1
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (50.00%) DevOps
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (33.33%) Node.js
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (25.00%) REST
5 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) CISSP
6 2 (16.67%) Nagios
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) SSL
6 2 (16.67%) Banking
6 2 (16.67%) SSH
6 2 (16.67%) Nmap

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 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
1 2 (16.67%) SSH
1 2 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 4 (33.33%) Node.js
2 3 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (16.67%) OAuth
3 2 (16.67%) Sensu
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Autofac
4 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) SAML
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) DevOps
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 4 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) API Development
6 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Analytics
7 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (8.33%) MVC
7 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
1 2 (16.67%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Graphite
1 2 (16.67%) Kibana
1 2 (16.67%) logstash
1 2 (16.67%) Nagios
1 2 (16.67%) Nmap
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
1 2 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) AppDynamics
1 2 (16.67%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Xamarin