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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 613 606 610
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing OSCP 30 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.007% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.038% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 1
Median daily rate £500 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -26.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+91.66% -
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
11556 10459 10565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.29% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7154 6020 6146
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 533 544
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 31 May 2016.

OSCP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 12 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 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 +7 18 £500 +107.25% 13
London +19 14 £500 +107.25% 5
Wales - 3 £600 -
South Wales - 3 £600 -
Manchester - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £500 - 4
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 36 (85.71%) CREST Certified
2 35 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (73.81%) Information Security
4 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
5 25 (59.52%) SC Cleared
6 21 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
7 20 (47.62%) Tigerscheme
7 20 (47.62%) Cyber Scheme
8 19 (45.24%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (42.86%) CESG
10 17 (40.48%) CESG Certified Professional
11 13 (30.95%) CEH
12 10 (23.81%) CISSP
13 9 (21.43%) Firewall
13 9 (21.43%) Java
13 9 (21.43%) Python
14 8 (19.05%) Internet
14 8 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
14 8 (19.05%) OWASP
15 7 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 7 (16.67%) C++
15 7 (16.67%) C
16 6 (14.29%) Perl
16 6 (14.29%) PHP
16 6 (14.29%) Wireless
16 6 (14.29%) Ruby
16 6 (14.29%) Security Testing
16 6 (14.29%) Network Security
16 6 (14.29%) SIEM

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Firewall
2 8 (19.05%) Internet
3 6 (14.29%) Network Security
3 6 (14.29%) Wireless
4 4 (9.52%) LAN
4 4 (9.52%) WAN
5 3 (7.14%) IPsec
5 3 (7.14%) SSH
5 3 (7.14%) Wireless Security
6 2 (4.76%) FTP
6 2 (4.76%) LDAP
6 2 (4.76%) NAS
6 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 2 (4.76%) SMTP
6 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.76%) VPN
7 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.38%) IPv6
7 1 (2.38%) SSL
7 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Burp Suite
1 2 (4.76%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Law
2 2 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Tester
2 26 (61.90%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (23.81%) Security Penetration Tester
3 10 (23.81%) Security Tester
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) IT Security Specialist
4 5 (11.90%) Security Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Security Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Architect
7 2 (4.76%) IT Security Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) AWS Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.38%) Java EE
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (42.86%) CESG
2 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.52%) Internet of Things
4 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.76%) Cryptography
4 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) SCADA
5 1 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Unix
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Kali Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 31 (73.81%) Information Security
3 19 (45.24%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (19.05%) OWASP
5 7 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 6 (14.29%) SIEM
7 5 (11.90%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (11.90%) Security Architecture
7 5 (11.90%) Web Filtering
8 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.52%) Coaching
8 4 (9.52%) Email Filtering
8 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (7.14%) Security Operations
9 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) Java
1 9 (21.43%) Python
2 7 (16.67%) C
2 7 (16.67%) C++
3 6 (14.29%) Perl
3 6 (14.29%) PHP
3 6 (14.29%) Ruby
4 3 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.76%) SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (85.71%) CREST Certified
2 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
3 25 (59.52%) SC Cleared
4 21 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 20 (47.62%) Cyber Scheme
5 20 (47.62%) Tigerscheme
6 17 (40.48%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (30.95%) CEH
8 10 (23.81%) CISSP
9 6 (14.29%) SANS
10 5 (11.90%) CHECK Team Leader
10 5 (11.90%) Degree
10 5 (11.90%) GIAC
11 4 (9.52%) GWAPT
11 4 (9.52%) OSCE
12 3 (7.14%) CISA
13 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
14 1 (2.38%) GCFA
14 1 (2.38%) GCIA
14 1 (2.38%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Nessus
2 2 (4.76%) Nmap
2 2 (4.76%) OpenVAS
3 1 (2.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.38%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) VMware
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco
2 2 (4.76%) Citrix
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Qualys
3 1 (2.38%) BT
3 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.38%) F5