The table below looks at the statistics for OSSTMM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSSTMM over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
Rank 648 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSSTMM 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.007% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £514 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £514 - -
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 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
43851 42877 41677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 79.19% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29046 27097 26309
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median 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 median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1228 1245
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

OSSTMM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OSSTMM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSSTMM within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 - 3 £514 -
South East - 2 £514 -
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
London - 1 - -

OSSTMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OSSTMM 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 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

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 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