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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
UK
Rank 594 - 610
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSSTMM 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% - 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.008% - 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £525
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
37065 42986 41665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.79% 82.74% 79.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24644 28105 26278
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 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1180 1114
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.75 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +41.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 5 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 26 February 2017. 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 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 - -
South East - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

OSSTMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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
1 5 (100.00%) OSCP
1 5 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 5 (100.00%) SANS
2 3 (60.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 3 (60.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 3 (60.00%) Threat Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) IPv6
3 2 (40.00%) Nessus
3 2 (40.00%) CEH
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) GIAC
3 2 (40.00%) GPEN
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) OSCE
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Burp Suite
3 2 (40.00%) Kali Linux
3 2 (40.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (20.00%) OOD

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 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Burp Suite
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Kali Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Threat Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 5 (100.00%) OSCP
1 5 (100.00%) SANS
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
2 2 (40.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) GIAC
2 2 (40.00%) GPEN
2 2 (40.00%) OSCE
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
2 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (40.00%) Nessus