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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Rank 618 635 620
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing OSCP 25 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.009% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Median daily rate £525 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
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
11724 10585 10403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.83% 18.89% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7320 6199 5997
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 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 549 491
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.12 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.08% +26.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.92 £50.00 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 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 - 13 £500 - 23
London - 9 £513 - 5
Wales - 4 £600 -
South Wales - 4 £600 -
North West - 2 - - 2
Manchester - 2 - - 2
East of England - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -

OSCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (90.00%) Penetration Testing
2 34 (85.00%) CREST Certified
3 32 (80.00%) Information Security
4 23 (57.50%) Security Cleared
5 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
6 20 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
7 19 (47.50%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (45.00%) CESG
9 17 (42.50%) Tigerscheme
9 17 (42.50%) CESG Certified Professional
9 17 (42.50%) Cyber Scheme
10 15 (37.50%) CEH
11 11 (27.50%) CISSP
12 10 (25.00%) Firewall
12 10 (25.00%) Java
12 10 (25.00%) Python
13 8 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
13 8 (20.00%) C++
14 7 (17.50%) C
14 7 (17.50%) Perl
14 7 (17.50%) PHP
14 7 (17.50%) Wireless
14 7 (17.50%) Ruby
14 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 7 (17.50%) OWASP
15 6 (15.00%) Network Security
15 6 (15.00%) SIEM
15 6 (15.00%) GIAC
15 6 (15.00%) Internet

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 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Firewall
2 7 (17.50%) Wireless
3 6 (15.00%) Internet
3 6 (15.00%) Network Security
4 4 (10.00%) Wireless Security
5 2 (5.00%) LAN
5 2 (5.00%) LDAP
5 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (2.50%) BGP
6 1 (2.50%) DWDM
6 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.50%) Extranet
6 1 (2.50%) Intranet
6 1 (2.50%) IPv6
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) SSL
6 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Metasploit
2 2 (5.00%) Burp Suite
3 1 (2.50%) AppScan
3 1 (2.50%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Tester
2 26 (65.00%) Penetration Tester
3 9 (22.50%) Security Penetration Tester
3 9 (22.50%) Security Tester
4 5 (12.50%) IT Security Specialist
4 5 (12.50%) Security Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) IT Architect
7 2 (5.00%) IT Security Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) AWS Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.50%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.50%) Java EE
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (45.00%) CESG
2 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) Internet of Things
4 2 (5.00%) Digital Media
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) SCADA
5 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Kali Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (80.00%) Information Security
3 19 (47.50%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (17.50%) OWASP
5 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (15.00%) SIEM
7 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (12.50%) Security Architecture
7 5 (12.50%) Web Filtering
8 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.00%) Coaching
8 4 (10.00%) Email Filtering
8 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.50%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (7.50%) Social Engineering
9 3 (7.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) Java
1 10 (25.00%) Python
2 8 (20.00%) C++
3 7 (17.50%) C
3 7 (17.50%) Perl
3 7 (17.50%) PHP
3 7 (17.50%) Ruby
4 3 (7.50%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (85.00%) CREST Certified
2 23 (57.50%) Security Cleared
3 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
4 20 (50.00%) CHECK Team Member
5 17 (42.50%) CESG Certified Professional
5 17 (42.50%) Cyber Scheme
5 17 (42.50%) Tigerscheme
6 15 (37.50%) CEH
7 11 (27.50%) CISSP
8 6 (15.00%) GIAC
8 6 (15.00%) SANS
9 5 (12.50%) CHECK Team Leader
9 5 (12.50%) Degree
10 4 (10.00%) CISA
10 4 (10.00%) GWAPT
10 4 (10.00%) OSCE
11 2 (5.00%) ECSA
12 1 (2.50%) CEPT
12 1 (2.50%) GCFE
12 1 (2.50%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Nessus
1 3 (7.50%) Nmap
2 2 (5.00%) OpenVAS
3 1 (2.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.50%) vMotion
3 1 (2.50%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco
1 2 (5.00%) Qualys
2 1 (2.50%) BT
2 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.50%) F5
2 1 (2.50%) VMware