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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
Rank 644 - -
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 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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
43972 47025 44690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.14% 81.01% 77.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 29135 30776 27890
Median daily rate £440 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £578 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1300 1233
Median hourly rate £30.94 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.32% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.38 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 2 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 September 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 - -
London - 2 - -

OSSTMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 6 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (100.00%) OWASP
2 4 (66.67%) Open Source
2 4 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) WebInspect
3 3 (50.00%) Kali Linux
3 3 (50.00%) SANS
3 3 (50.00%) Metasploit
3 3 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Fiddler
4 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (33.33%) OSCP
4 2 (33.33%) AppScan
4 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) Nmap
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) LAMP
5 1 (16.67%) GIAC
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) SAS

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 (16.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Metasploit
2 2 (33.33%) AppScan
2 2 (33.33%) Fiddler
3 1 (16.67%) Burp Suite
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Penetration Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Kali Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) OWASP
1 6 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Open Source
2 4 (66.67%) Security Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Presales
5 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Social Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SANS
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) OSCP
3 1 (16.67%) CEH
3 1 (16.67%) ECSA
3 1 (16.67%) GIAC
3 1 (16.67%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) WebInspect
2 2 (33.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Acunetix
1 1 (16.67%) HP