Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 206 177
Rank change year-on-year +27 -29 -
Contract jobs citing OWASP 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.085% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.10% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% - -
England median daily rate £488 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +2.63% +10.47% -9.47%
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 3988 4871 4025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.88% 82.76% 79.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2569 2921 2278
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £244
90th Percentile £550 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 130 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.06 £18.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.26% -6.68% -
10th Percentile £11.74 £10.86 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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
Birmingham -4 4 £425 -19.05%
Coventry +16 3 £500 - 2
Shropshire +18 2 - -
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for OWASP.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
3 7 (77.78%) PHP
3 7 (77.78%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (55.56%) Web Development
4 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 5 (55.56%) BDD
4 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
5 4 (44.44%) Microservices
5 4 (44.44%) SOLID
5 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
5 4 (44.44%) Open Source
5 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Symfony
5 4 (44.44%) Zend
5 4 (44.44%) TDD
5 4 (44.44%) Ruby
5 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
5 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
5 4 (44.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (33.33%) Travis CI
6 3 (33.33%) Fuzz Testing
6 3 (33.33%) CircleCI
6 3 (33.33%) Python
6 3 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (33.33%) nginx
6 3 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
6 3 (33.33%) Security Testing

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 3 (33.33%) nginx
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
3 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) CircleCI
2 3 (33.33%) Travis CI
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) Burp Suite
4 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) PHP Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacker
5 1 (11.11%) Scala Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Symfony
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) Spring
4 1 (11.11%) Ajax
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) Django
4 1 (11.11%) Guice
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) Play Framework
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (11.11%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Web Development
3 4 (44.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 4 (44.44%) Microservices
3 4 (44.44%) Open Source
3 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SOLID
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Fuzz Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Social Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Static Program Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) PHP
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 3 (33.33%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) WAI
1 1 (11.11%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Zend
2 1 (11.11%) Google