Period
to 18 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for OSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 253 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 - +250
Contract jobs citing OSCP 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.051% 0.029% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
City of London median daily rate £700 £538 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.23% - -
Central London median daily rate £625 £538 -
% change year-on-year +16.28% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

OSCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 846 939 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.48% 13.53% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 666 719
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -4.52% +10.56%
10th Percentile £300 £238 £300
90th Percentile £693 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 26
City of London median hourly rate £22.93 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.62% - -1.58%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.40 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.25 £25.50 £29.64
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +20.32% -1.58% -

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing OSCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in the City of London

OSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSCP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSCP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing OSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for OSCP.

1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) AWS
2 2 (66.67%) OAuth2
2 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) OAuth
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) X.509
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Darktrace
3 1 (33.33%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (33.33%) Kali Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SANS
3 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (33.33%) Nessus
3 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (33.33%) CEH
3 1 (33.33%) Nmap
3 1 (33.33%) Law

OSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (66.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) X.509
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Application Security Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) AWS Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Security Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) OAuth
1 2 (66.67%) OAuth2
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Kali Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) SANS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nessus
1 1 (33.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Darktrace
1 1 (33.33%) Rapid7