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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 633 658 637
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -21
Contract jobs citing OSCP 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.010% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.028% 0.053% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £550 £511 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +16.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
10838 11364 11558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.58% 19.68% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6719 6868 6390
Median daily rate £400 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 524 493
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.56 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +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
Top 4 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 1 October 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 +17 3 £550 +7.63% 31
London +5 1 £550 +7.63% 4
South East - 1 - - 9
Berkshire - 1 - - 2

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 25 (89.29%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (82.14%) CREST Certified
3 20 (71.43%) Information Security
4 18 (64.29%) SC Cleared
4 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
5 14 (50.00%) CESG
5 14 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
6 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (46.43%) Tigerscheme
6 13 (46.43%) CESG Certified Professional
6 13 (46.43%) Cyber Scheme
7 12 (42.86%) CEH
8 11 (39.29%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 7 (25.00%) CISSP
9 7 (25.00%) Java
9 7 (25.00%) PHP
10 6 (21.43%) Python
10 6 (21.43%) Wireless
11 5 (17.86%) C
11 5 (17.86%) C++
11 5 (17.86%) Perl
11 5 (17.86%) Ruby
11 5 (17.86%) Ethical Hacking
11 5 (17.86%) CHECK Team Leader
12 4 (14.29%) Kali Linux
12 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
12 4 (14.29%) Wireless Security
12 4 (14.29%) Linux

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Wireless
2 4 (14.29%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) Wireless Security
3 2 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) LDAP
4 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Burp Suite
1 3 (10.71%) Metasploit
2 2 (7.14%) AppScan
3 1 (3.57%) Fiddler
3 1 (3.57%) GDB
3 1 (3.57%) sqlmap
3 1 (3.57%) WinDbg
General
1 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Tester
2 23 (82.14%) Penetration Tester
3 8 (28.57%) Security Penetration Tester
3 8 (28.57%) Security Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Ethical Hacker
5 1 (3.57%) Information Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) CESG
2 13 (46.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Kali Linux
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (71.43%) Information Security
3 11 (39.29%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (17.86%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) OWASP
6 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (10.71%) Web Development
7 2 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.14%) ERP
7 2 (7.14%) OSSTMM
7 2 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Social Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (3.57%) Presales
8 1 (3.57%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
1 7 (25.00%) PHP
2 6 (21.43%) Python
3 5 (17.86%) C
3 5 (17.86%) C++
3 5 (17.86%) Perl
3 5 (17.86%) Ruby
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) CREST Certified
2 18 (64.29%) SC Cleared
2 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
3 14 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 13 (46.43%) CESG Certified Professional
4 13 (46.43%) Cyber Scheme
4 13 (46.43%) Tigerscheme
5 12 (42.86%) CEH
6 7 (25.00%) CISSP
7 5 (17.86%) CHECK Team Leader
8 4 (14.29%) CISA
9 3 (10.71%) OSCE
10 2 (7.14%) Degree
10 2 (7.14%) ECSA
10 2 (7.14%) GIAC
10 2 (7.14%) GPEN
10 2 (7.14%) SANS
11 1 (3.57%) CEPT
11 1 (3.57%) GWAPT
11 1 (3.57%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) HIPAA
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Nmap
2 2 (7.14%) Nessus
2 2 (7.14%) WebInspect
3 1 (3.57%) Core Impact
3 1 (3.57%) HP Fortify
3 1 (3.57%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Acunetix
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