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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
Rank 659 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSSTMM 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.002% - -
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
44685 45554 42380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29541 29536 26295
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1193 1184
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 - 1 - -
London - 1 - -

OSSTMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 4 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) OWASP
2 3 (75.00%) WebInspect
2 3 (75.00%) SANS
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (50.00%) Nmap
3 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
3 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (50.00%) AppScan
3 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (50.00%) Kali Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Metasploit
3 2 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Node.js
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) OSCP
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Social Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Scala

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 (25.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) AppScan
1 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
1 2 (50.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Security Penetration Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Security Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Kali Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) OWASP
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Social Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SANS
2 1 (25.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ECSA
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) WebInspect
2 2 (50.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP