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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
UK
Rank 576 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSSTMM 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.014% - -
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
36193 41509 39855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.76% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23989 26924 25716
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1213 1044
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.16 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 6 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 22 January 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 - 5 £450 -
London - 4 £450 -
City of London - 2 £450 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

OSSTMM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 7 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (85.71%) OSCP
3 5 (71.43%) CREST Certified
3 5 (71.43%) SANS
3 5 (71.43%) Security Testing
3 5 (71.43%) OWASP
4 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) Data Flow Diagram
4 3 (42.86%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (42.86%) OSCE
4 3 (42.86%) Burp Suite
4 3 (42.86%) Kali Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (28.57%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) GPEN
5 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Open Source
5 2 (28.57%) IPv6
5 2 (28.57%) CEH
5 2 (28.57%) Nessus
5 2 (28.57%) GIAC

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 (42.86%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Burp Suite
2 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Security Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Kali Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) OWASP
2 5 (71.43%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Data Flow Diagram
3 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Threat Modelling
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (14.29%) OOD
5 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) OSCP
2 5 (71.43%) CREST Certified
2 5 (71.43%) SANS
3 3 (42.86%) OSCE
4 2 (28.57%) CEH
4 2 (28.57%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) GIAC
4 2 (28.57%) GPEN
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Web Application Security Consortium
2 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (28.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Acunetix