The table below looks at the statistics for OSCP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSCP over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
Rank 569 614 599
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -15
Contract jobs citing OSCP 28 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.075% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 4
Median daily rate £425 £518 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.87% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £665 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £505 -
% change year-on-year
-17.82% -
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 Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9111 10677 10412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.36% 21.02% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5799 6487 6098
Median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 499 490
Median hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

OSCP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OSCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

OSCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSCP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSCP within the UK.

OSCP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OSCP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

OSCP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 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
England +50 28 £425 -17.87% 8
South East +24 15 £415 -17.82% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 14 £415 -21.69% 1
Milton Keynes +13 11 £425 -19.81% 1
London +16 8 £425 -34.61% 3
Midlands - 3 - -
City of London -2 2 £450 -10.00% 2
Newport Pagnell - 2 £380 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
South West - 2 - - 3
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OSCP.

1 32 (88.89%) CREST Certified
2 28 (77.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 25 (69.44%) Security Testing
4 23 (63.89%) CEH
4 23 (63.89%) Security Cleared
5 21 (58.33%) DV Cleared
5 21 (58.33%) Windows
6 20 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (50.00%) Risk Management
7 18 (50.00%) Unix
8 12 (33.33%) Incident Management
8 12 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
9 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
9 11 (30.56%) SANS
10 9 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (22.22%) CHECK Team Leader
12 7 (19.44%) Kali Linux
12 7 (19.44%) Finance
12 7 (19.44%) Nessus
12 7 (19.44%) Linux
13 6 (16.67%) CISSP
13 6 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
13 6 (16.67%) Network Security
13 6 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member
13 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 6 (16.67%) OSSTMM
14 5 (13.89%) OWASP
14 5 (13.89%) GPEN
14 5 (13.89%) OSCE
15 4 (11.11%) Legal

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
1 4 (11.11%) MS Project
1 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Network Security
2 2 (5.56%) IPv6
3 1 (2.78%) Wireless
3 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Burp Suite
1 4 (11.11%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.78%) AppScan
2 1 (2.78%) GDB
2 1 (2.78%) sqlmap
2 1 (2.78%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 18 (50.00%) Tester
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Consultant
2 6 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Security Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Security Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Security Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Security Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
1 1 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) CESG
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Unix
3 7 (19.44%) Kali Linux
3 7 (19.44%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 25 (69.44%) Security Testing
3 20 (55.56%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 12 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 12 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
6 9 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (16.67%) OSSTMM
7 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (13.89%) OWASP
9 4 (11.11%) Open Source
10 3 (8.33%) Data Flow Diagram
10 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
10 3 (8.33%) Social Engineering
10 3 (8.33%) Threat Modelling
11 2 (5.56%) Computer Security
11 2 (5.56%) Information Security
11 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.56%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) C#
2 1 (2.78%) C++
2 1 (2.78%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.78%) PHP
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (88.89%) CREST Certified
2 23 (63.89%) CEH
2 23 (63.89%) Security Cleared
3 21 (58.33%) DV Cleared
4 11 (30.56%) SANS
4 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
5 8 (22.22%) CHECK Team Leader
6 6 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member
6 6 (16.67%) CISSP
7 5 (13.89%) GPEN
7 5 (13.89%) OSCE
8 4 (11.11%) Degree
8 4 (11.11%) GIAC
9 2 (5.56%) CISA
9 2 (5.56%) CISM
9 2 (5.56%) Tigerscheme
10 1 (2.78%) CCSP
10 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.78%) GWAPT
10 1 (2.78%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Web Application Security Consortium
2 2 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (2.78%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Nessus
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (5.56%) Nmap
4 1 (2.78%) Core Impact
4 1 (2.78%) HP Fortify
4 1 (2.78%) Nexpose
4 1 (2.78%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Acunetix
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