Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 April 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 811 751 853
Rank change year-on-year -60 +102 -26
Contract jobs citing OSCP 39 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.061% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.30% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 17
England median daily rate £575 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -15.00% +100.00%
10th Percentile £500 £384 £390
90th Percentile £738 £645 £615
UK median daily rate £550 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +29.41% -15.00% +81.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,735 17,536 20,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.14% 20.43% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,639 11,027 13,065
England median daily rate £450 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.66% +3.50%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 870 822
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% +9.33% +40.72%
10th Percentile £12.51 £12.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.50 £52.42
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £29.96 £28.44
% change year-on-year -21.56% +5.35% +45.83%

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OSCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in England

OSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSCP in England

OSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSCP in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSCP in England

OSCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the England region over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +10 21 - - 4
London -35 13 £725 +52.63% 10
Midlands +6 4 - - 5
South East -49 4 £500 +17.65% 2
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
South West +5 1 £563 -
OSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for OSCP.

1 29 (74.36%) Information Security
2 28 (71.79%) GIAC
3 24 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (35.90%) Firewall
4 14 (35.90%) E-Commerce
5 13 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Security Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Finance
7 10 (25.64%) CISSP
8 9 (23.08%) CEH
9 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
9 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (20.51%) DevOps
9 8 (20.51%) Web Services
9 8 (20.51%) Banking
10 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (17.95%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (17.95%) PKI
10 7 (17.95%) Fintech
10 7 (17.95%) SANS
11 6 (15.38%) CREST Certified
11 6 (15.38%) Runbook
11 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
11 6 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (15.38%) CSSLP
11 6 (15.38%) CISA
11 6 (15.38%) X.509
11 6 (15.38%) Java
12 5 (12.82%) OWASP

OSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) Firewall
2 6 (15.38%) X.509
3 3 (7.69%) Network Security
4 2 (5.13%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Burp Suite
1 1 (2.56%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.56%) sqlmap
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Technical Leader
2 7 (17.95%) Application Security Specialist
2 7 (17.95%) Applications Specialist
2 7 (17.95%) Security Specialist
3 6 (15.38%) AWS Specialist
3 6 (15.38%) Cloud Specialist
3 6 (15.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 6 (15.38%) Senior Security Specialist
4 5 (12.82%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Penetration Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Information Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Security Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.13%) SAML
4 1 (2.56%) LDAP
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Fintech
1 7 (17.95%) PKI
2 6 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Unix
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Information Security
2 24 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (35.90%) E-Commerce
4 13 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (28.21%) Security Testing
6 8 (20.51%) DevOps
6 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.95%) Ethical Hacking
8 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
8 6 (15.38%) Runbook
9 5 (12.82%) OWASP
10 3 (7.69%) Line Management
10 3 (7.69%) Threat Modelling
10 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
11 2 (5.13%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Java
2 3 (7.69%) C#
2 3 (7.69%) C++
3 2 (5.13%) C
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.13%) PHP
3 2 (5.13%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) Ruby
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) GIAC
2 10 (25.64%) CISSP
3 9 (23.08%) CEH
4 7 (17.95%) SANS
5 6 (15.38%) CISA
5 6 (15.38%) CREST Certified
5 6 (15.38%) CSSLP
6 4 (10.26%) Degree
7 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (5.13%) GPEN
7 2 (5.13%) GWAPT
7 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.56%) AWS Certification
8 1 (2.56%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (2.56%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.56%) CISM
8 1 (2.56%) GISP
8 1 (2.56%) OSCE
8 1 (2.56%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) GDPR
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
1 1 (2.56%) IAG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Nmap
1 2 (5.13%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Google
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle
1 1 (2.56%) Qualys
1 1 (2.56%) Sitecore