The table below looks at the statistics for OSSTMM skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSSTMM over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing OSSTMM 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £514 £525 -
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OSSTMM
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2957 4410 4960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.70% 80.65% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2396 3433 3638
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 47
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +14.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.55 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.26 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

OSSTMM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSSTMM across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OSSTMM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

OSSTMM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSSTMM across the City of London region.

OSSTMM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London