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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 614 628 645
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +17
Contract jobs citing OSCP 13 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.016% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.080% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Median daily rate £475 £521 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.74% +43.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £509 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £665 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate - £530 -
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
10279 11291 11931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 20.64% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6486 6815 6762
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 554 564
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 5 December 2016.

OSCP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 10 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 5 December 2016. 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
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statistics and trends)
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 +5 13 £475 -8.74% 23
London 0 8 £475 -7.04% 7
South East +13 3 - - 3
Milton Keynes +12 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 3 - - 1
South West +10 2 - - 2
City of London +4 2 £450 -11.93% 1
Wiltshire -5 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 16 (94.12%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (82.35%) CREST Certified
3 11 (64.71%) CEH
4 9 (52.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (47.06%) Linux
5 8 (47.06%) Kali Linux
6 7 (41.18%) SANS
6 7 (41.18%) CHECK Team Leader
6 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 7 (41.18%) CISSP
6 7 (41.18%) Nessus
6 7 (41.18%) Security Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (35.29%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) Metasploit
8 5 (29.41%) Open Source
8 5 (29.41%) GPEN
8 5 (29.41%) OSCE
8 5 (29.41%) GIAC
8 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
9 4 (23.53%) Information Security
9 4 (23.53%) Degree
9 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
9 4 (23.53%) Unix
9 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (23.53%) OSSTMM
9 4 (23.53%) CHECK Team Member
9 4 (23.53%) Social Engineering

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 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS Project
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) IPv6
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
1 2 (11.76%) Wireless
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless Security
2 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Metasploit
2 4 (23.53%) Burp Suite
3 2 (11.76%) AppScan
4 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
4 1 (5.88%) GDB
4 1 (5.88%) sqlmap
4 1 (5.88%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Legal
3 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.88%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Penetration Tester
1 13 (76.47%) Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Security Technical Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Security Penetration Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Security Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Security Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) CESG
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Kali Linux
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (41.18%) Security Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (29.41%) Open Source
5 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (23.53%) Information Security
6 4 (23.53%) OSSTMM
6 4 (23.53%) Social Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) OWASP
8 2 (11.76%) Computer Security
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.88%) Presales
9 1 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (5.88%) Secure Coding
9 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C
2 2 (11.76%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) CREST Certified
2 11 (64.71%) CEH
3 7 (41.18%) CHECK Team Leader
3 7 (41.18%) CISSP
3 7 (41.18%) SANS
4 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) GIAC
5 5 (29.41%) GPEN
5 5 (29.41%) OSCE
6 4 (23.53%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) CISA
7 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) CISM
8 2 (11.76%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (5.88%) CCSP
9 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (5.88%) ECSA
9 1 (5.88%) GWAPT
9 1 (5.88%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) HIPAA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Nessus
2 3 (17.65%) Nmap
3 2 (11.76%) WebInspect
4 1 (5.88%) Core Impact
4 1 (5.88%) HP Fortify
4 1 (5.88%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Acunetix
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