Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 December 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 181 197
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 -18
Contract jobs citing OWASP 21 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.19% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.22% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 2
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £343 £388 £445
90th Percentile £596 £545 £535
England median daily rate £513 £488 £474
% change year-on-year +5.13% +2.77% +10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +35.71% -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,471 4,071 4,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.76% 83.90% 84.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,764 2,624 2,969
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 141 148
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.12 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.90% +47.25% -14.70%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.09
England median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.22% +8.25% +4.98%

OWASP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing OWASP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for OWASP in the West Midlands

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OWASP in the West Midlands

OWASP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OWASP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OWASP in the West Midlands

OWASP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OWASP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -50 9 £348 -
Coventry -2 7 £500 -
Birmingham +7 4 £525 +23.53% 1
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 11 (52.38%) Python
2 11 (52.38%) Django
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (52.38%) MongoDB
2 11 (52.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (52.38%) NoSQL
2 11 (52.38%) DevOps
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 9 (42.86%) JIRA
4 9 (42.86%) Relational Database
5 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
5 8 (38.10%) REST
5 8 (38.10%) Big Data
5 8 (38.10%) Flask
5 8 (38.10%) Microservices
5 8 (38.10%) GraphQL
5 8 (38.10%) Cosmos DB
5 8 (38.10%) Confluence
5 8 (38.10%) Hadoop
5 8 (38.10%) Waterfall
5 8 (38.10%) Data Modelling
5 8 (38.10%) RDBMS
6 7 (33.33%) C#
6 7 (33.33%) Data Management
6 7 (33.33%) Machine Learning

OWASP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (38.10%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (23.81%) Slack
3 3 (14.29%) GitHub
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 11 (52.38%) MongoDB
1 11 (52.38%) NoSQL
1 11 (52.38%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 8 (38.10%) Big Data
3 8 (38.10%) Cosmos DB
3 8 (38.10%) Hadoop
3 8 (38.10%) RDBMS
4 3 (14.29%) MySQL
4 3 (14.29%) OLAP
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JIRA
2 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
3 5 (23.81%) Burp Suite
3 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
3 5 (23.81%) HP UFT
3 5 (23.81%) JMeter
3 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
4 4 (19.05%) Selenium
5 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Big Data Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Digital Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Python Developer
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Data Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Django Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Python Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) Django
2 8 (38.10%) Flask
2 8 (38.10%) GraphQL
2 8 (38.10%) REST
3 6 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (19.05%) JSON
4 4 (19.05%) RESTful
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) Ajax
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) CSS3
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) SOAP
5 3 (14.29%) Spring
5 3 (14.29%) Swagger
6 1 (4.76%) OAuth2
6 1 (4.76%) OpenID
6 1 (4.76%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) DevOps
3 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 8 (38.10%) Data Modelling
4 8 (38.10%) Microservices
4 8 (38.10%) Waterfall
5 7 (33.33%) Data Management
5 7 (33.33%) Data Virtualisation
5 7 (33.33%) Machine Learning
5 7 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
6 6 (28.57%) Coaching
6 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 5 (23.81%) BDD
7 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Kanban
8 4 (19.05%) Open Source
8 4 (19.05%) Prototyping
8 4 (19.05%) Scrum
8 4 (19.05%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Python
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby
4 3 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) WCAG
2 1 (4.76%) GDPR
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
1 3 (14.29%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Nessus
2 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft