The table below looks at the statistics for OSSTMM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSSTMM over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
UK / England
Rank 571 - 594
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSSTMM 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.007% - 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.009% - 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34237 39508 37993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.95% 82.86% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22891 26199 24367
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 847 1079 1033
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +37.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

OSSTMM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing OSSTMM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

OSSTMM Jobs Demand Trend in England

OSSTMM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

OSSTMM Daily Rate Trend in England

OSSTMM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSSTMM within the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 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
London - 2 - -
South East - 1 - -
OSSTMM
UK

OSSTMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OSSTMM 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 England region with a requirement for OSSTMM.

1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) OSCP
1 5 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 5 (100.00%) SANS
2 3 (60.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 3 (60.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 3 (60.00%) Threat Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) IPv6
3 2 (40.00%) Nessus
3 2 (40.00%) CEH
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) GIAC
3 2 (40.00%) GPEN
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) OSCE
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Burp Suite
3 2 (40.00%) Kali Linux
3 2 (40.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (20.00%) OOD

OSSTMM
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Burp Suite
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Kali Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Threat Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 5 (100.00%) OSCP
1 5 (100.00%) SANS
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
2 2 (40.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) GIAC
2 2 (40.00%) GPEN
2 2 (40.00%) OSCE
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
2 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (40.00%) Nessus