The table below looks at the statistics for OSSTMM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSSTMM over the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
Rank 655 630 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing OSSTMM 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.007% 0.002% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £514 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £514 £525 -
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

OSSTMM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSSTMM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OSSTMM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSSTMM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSSTMM within the UK.

OSSTMM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OSSTMM
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSSTMM within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -27 3 £514 -2.14% 2
South East -20 2 £514 -2.14% 1
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
London - 1 - - 1

OSSTMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OSSTMM 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 OSSTMM.

1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) OWASP
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) WebInspect
2 2 (66.67%) SANS
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) SAS
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) LAMP
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Fiddler

OSSTMM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OSSTMM 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 OSSTMM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) AppScan
1 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Metasploit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Penetration Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Security Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) LAMP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Kali Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OWASP
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SANS
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) WebInspect
2 1 (33.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
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