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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 612 612 584
Rank change year-on-year
0 -28
Contract jobs citing OSCP 12 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.038% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Average daily rate £503 £225 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+123.33% -55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10920 10497 9567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.21% 20.32% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6750 6072 5158
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 491 443
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

OSCP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSCP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 2016.

OSCP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSCP
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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 historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 12 £503 +123.33% 18
South East 0 5 £505 - 2
South West - 4 £420 - 3
Milton Keynes - 3 £530 -
Malmesbury - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £530 -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
London +4 2 £575 +155.55% 7
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
City of London - 1 £500 - 1
North West - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OSCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSCP.

1 15 (78.95%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (68.42%) CREST Certified
3 11 (57.89%) OWASP
3 11 (57.89%) Information Security
4 10 (52.63%) CISSP
4 10 (52.63%) OSCE
5 9 (47.37%) Internet
6 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (42.11%) GWAPT
6 8 (42.11%) SIEM
6 8 (42.11%) SANS
7 7 (36.84%) Email Filtering
7 7 (36.84%) Web Filtering
7 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
7 7 (36.84%) Internet of Things
7 7 (36.84%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (36.84%) Coaching
7 7 (36.84%) Security Architecture
7 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
7 7 (36.84%) Degree
7 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (36.84%) Firewall
8 6 (31.58%) Linux
8 6 (31.58%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (31.58%) CEH
9 5 (26.32%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (26.32%) Nmap
9 5 (26.32%) Unix
10 4 (21.05%) Windows
10 4 (21.05%) C

OSCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OSCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Internet
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) FTP
3 2 (10.53%) IPsec
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) NAS
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
3 2 (10.53%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) SMTP
3 2 (10.53%) SSH
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Burp Suite
1 4 (21.05%) Metasploit
2 3 (15.79%) sqlmap
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Architect
2 9 (47.37%) Security Architect
3 8 (42.11%) IT Security Specialist
3 8 (42.11%) Security Specialist
4 5 (26.32%) IT Architect
4 5 (26.32%) IT Security Architect
5 4 (21.05%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (21.05%) Security Penetration Tester
5 4 (21.05%) Tester
6 3 (15.79%) Consultant
6 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
6 3 (15.79%) Security Tester
7 2 (10.53%) Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) AWS Architect
8 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) Classic ASP
1 1 (5.26%) Java EE
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
1 7 (36.84%) Internet of Things
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) Kali Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Information Security
2 11 (57.89%) OWASP
3 8 (42.11%) SIEM
3 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Coaching
4 7 (36.84%) Email Filtering
4 7 (36.84%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (36.84%) Security Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
4 7 (36.84%) Web Filtering
5 6 (31.58%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (26.32%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Security Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
9 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
10 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C
1 4 (21.05%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) CREST Certified
2 10 (52.63%) CISSP
2 10 (52.63%) OSCE
3 8 (42.11%) GWAPT
3 8 (42.11%) SANS
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) CEH
6 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Cyber Scheme
7 3 (15.79%) GIAC
7 3 (15.79%) Tigerscheme
8 2 (10.53%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (10.53%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
9 1 (5.26%) GCFA
9 1 (5.26%) GCFE
9 1 (5.26%) GPEN
9 1 (5.26%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Sendmail
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Nmap
2 3 (15.79%) Ettercap
2 3 (15.79%) Nessus
3 2 (10.53%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Qualys
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
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