Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 176 166
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 +30
Contract jobs citing OWASP 5 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.25% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.29% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 0
West Midlands median daily rate £600 £406 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.69% - -
England median daily rate £550 £550 £480
% change year-on-year - +14.58% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 3,966 4,122 3,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.46% 84.21% 81.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,455 2,544 2,219
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 176 139
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.75 £15.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.77% -27.91% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.63 £11.50
90th Percentile £45.70 £42.13 £49.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -13.73% +8.51%

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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 +12 2 £600 +41.18%
Coventry -6 2 - -
OWASP
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) API Testing
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (40.00%) GDPR
2 2 (40.00%) Data Science
2 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (40.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (20.00%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) sqlmap
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Web Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (20.00%) OAuth
1 1 (20.00%) OAuth2
1 1 (20.00%) OpenID
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XACML
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (40.00%) API Testing
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Science
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Sprint Planning
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CGEIT
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) GDPR
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Grafana
1 1 (20.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM