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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
Rank 565 612 617
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +5
Contract jobs citing OSCP 31 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.023% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.11% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 3
Median daily rate £425 £503 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.42% +123.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £566 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £463 -
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -
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
9432 10878 10377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.80% 21.26% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6090 6726 5935
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 445 488
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 21 February 2017.

OSCP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 11 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 21 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
England +48 31 £425 -15.42% 9
South East +30 19 £425 -15.84%
Buckinghamshire +20 18 £425 -19.81%
Milton Keynes +14 11 £425 -19.81%
London +15 8 £563 -2.17% 5
Midlands - 3 - -
Newport Pagnell - 3 £393 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 39 (88.64%) CREST Certified
2 33 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 30 (68.18%) CEH
4 29 (65.91%) Security Testing
4 29 (65.91%) Security Cleared
5 27 (61.36%) DV Cleared
6 25 (56.82%) Windows
7 23 (52.27%) Unix
8 22 (50.00%) Risk Management
8 22 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
9 16 (36.36%) Incident Management
9 16 (36.36%) Protective Monitoring
10 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
11 12 (27.27%) SANS
12 9 (20.45%) CHECK Team Leader
12 9 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (20.45%) Finance
13 7 (15.91%) Nessus
13 7 (15.91%) CISSP
13 7 (15.91%) Network Security
13 7 (15.91%) CHECK Team Member
14 6 (13.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 6 (13.64%) Kali Linux
14 6 (13.64%) Linux
15 5 (11.36%) Ethical Hacking
15 5 (11.36%) OSSTMM
15 5 (11.36%) GPEN
16 4 (9.09%) OSCE
16 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
16 4 (9.09%) OWASP

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 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
1 4 (9.09%) MS Project
1 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Network Security
2 2 (4.55%) IPv6
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Burp Suite
1 3 (6.82%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.27%) AppScan
2 1 (2.27%) GDB
2 1 (2.27%) sqlmap
2 1 (2.27%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Penetration Tester
1 20 (45.45%) Tester
2 9 (20.45%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Consultant
4 7 (15.91%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Security Technical Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.82%) CESG
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (56.82%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Unix
3 6 (13.64%) Kali Linux
3 6 (13.64%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 29 (65.91%) Security Testing
3 22 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 16 (36.36%) Incident Management
4 16 (36.36%) Protective Monitoring
5 9 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (13.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (11.36%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (11.36%) OSSTMM
8 4 (9.09%) OWASP
8 4 (9.09%) Threat Management
9 3 (6.82%) Data Flow Diagram
9 3 (6.82%) Information Security
9 3 (6.82%) Open Source
9 3 (6.82%) Security Architecture
9 3 (6.82%) Social Engineering
9 3 (6.82%) Threat Modelling
10 2 (4.55%) Computer Security
10 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) C#
2 1 (2.27%) C++
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.27%) PHP
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (88.64%) CREST Certified
2 30 (68.18%) CEH
3 29 (65.91%) Security Cleared
4 27 (61.36%) DV Cleared
5 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
6 12 (27.27%) SANS
7 9 (20.45%) CHECK Team Leader
8 7 (15.91%) CHECK Team Member
8 7 (15.91%) CISSP
9 5 (11.36%) GPEN
10 4 (9.09%) GIAC
10 4 (9.09%) OSCE
11 3 (6.82%) Degree
12 2 (4.55%) CISA
12 2 (4.55%) CISM
12 2 (4.55%) Tigerscheme
13 1 (2.27%) CCNP
13 1 (2.27%) CCSP
13 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (2.27%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Web Application Security Consortium
2 2 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Nessus
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (4.55%) Nmap
4 1 (2.27%) Core Impact
4 1 (2.27%) HP Fortify
4 1 (2.27%) Nexpose
4 1 (2.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft