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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
Rank 628 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSSTMM 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
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
41121 45003 43480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.48% 81.18% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27428 29175 28284
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1352 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 3 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 7 December 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
City of London - 2 £450 -
London - 2 £450 -
England - 2 £450 -

OSSTMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) OSCP
2 4 (80.00%) Kali Linux
3 3 (60.00%) OSCE
3 3 (60.00%) SANS
3 3 (60.00%) Burp Suite
3 3 (60.00%) CEH
3 3 (60.00%) GIAC
3 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (60.00%) OWASP
3 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) GPEN
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Metasploit
4 2 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) IPv6
4 2 (40.00%) Nessus
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (40.00%) CREST Certified
5 1 (20.00%) Presales
5 1 (20.00%) Social Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (20.00%) ECSA
5 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (20.00%) Nmap

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Burp Suite
2 2 (40.00%) Metasploit
3 1 (20.00%) AppScan
3 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Kali Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Presales
4 1 (20.00%) Social Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) OSCP
2 3 (60.00%) CEH
2 3 (60.00%) GIAC
2 3 (60.00%) OSCE
2 3 (60.00%) SANS
3 2 (40.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 2 (40.00%) CREST Certified
3 2 (40.00%) GPEN
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Nessus
2 1 (20.00%) Nmap
2 1 (20.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Acunetix