Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 842 840
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +26
Contract jobs citing OSCP 26 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.032% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 11
England median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -13.54%
10th Percentile £410 £375 £393
90th Percentile £655 £663 £600
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
England median hourly rate £47.50 - £35.00
10th Percentile £43.75 - £32.50
90th Percentile £51.25 - £37.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - £35.00

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 18,356 17,984 19,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.13% 18.93% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,944 11,070 12,267
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £245
90th Percentile £630 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 817 777
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.88
% change year-on-year +3.54% -1.08% +3.50%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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
London +24 14 £600 +11.63% 15
Midlands -17 5 £500 - 3
East of England -18 4 - - 1
South East -8 2 - - 7
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
North West - 1 £350 -
North of England - 1 £350 - 4
OSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 15 (57.69%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (53.85%) CREST Certified
3 13 (50.00%) Python
4 10 (38.46%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (38.46%) C
4 10 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (38.46%) SANS
5 9 (34.62%) C#
5 9 (34.62%) Linux
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (34.62%) GIAC
6 8 (30.77%) Java
6 8 (30.77%) HTTP
6 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (30.77%) Ruby
6 8 (30.77%) Degree
6 8 (30.77%) Burp Suite
7 7 (26.92%) Tigerscheme
7 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
7 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
7 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
7 7 (26.92%) Information Security
7 7 (26.92%) CEH
8 6 (23.08%) GPEN
8 6 (23.08%) Social Engineering
8 6 (23.08%) Metasploit
8 6 (23.08%) Mathematics
8 6 (23.08%) Remediation Plan
9 5 (19.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 5 (19.23%) Threat Intelligence

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 5 (19.23%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Domino
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) HTTP
2 5 (19.23%) 802.11
2 5 (19.23%) SAN
2 5 (19.23%) SNMP
2 5 (19.23%) VPN
3 4 (15.38%) Wireless
3 4 (15.38%) Wireshark
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 3 (11.54%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) DKIM
5 1 (3.85%) DMARC
5 1 (3.85%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) SMTP
5 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Burp Suite
2 6 (23.08%) Metasploit
3 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 2 (7.69%) Banking
1 2 (7.69%) Italian Language
1 2 (7.69%) Military
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Automotive
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 13 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (11.54%) Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) Data Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Ethical Hacker
2 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Data Science Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Data Scientist
4 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Email Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Security Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) 802.1X
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Cyberthreat
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
1 5 (19.23%) SCADA
2 3 (11.54%) Wiki
3 2 (7.69%) CESG
3 2 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.69%) EMV
4 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Kali Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Mac OS
4 2 (7.69%) Android
4 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (38.46%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
4 7 (26.92%) Information Security
5 6 (23.08%) Mathematics
5 6 (23.08%) Remediation Plan
5 6 (23.08%) Social Engineering
6 5 (19.23%) Cyber Intelligence
6 5 (19.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 5 (19.23%) Open Source
6 5 (19.23%) OSINT
6 5 (19.23%) Patch Management
6 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Software Delivery
6 5 (19.23%) Threat Intelligence
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Python
2 10 (38.46%) C
3 9 (34.62%) C#
4 8 (30.77%) Java
4 8 (30.77%) Ruby
5 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
5 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
6 5 (19.23%) Lua
7 4 (15.38%) C++
8 3 (11.54%) R
9 2 (7.69%) Apple Swift
9 2 (7.69%) Perl
10 1 (3.85%) PHP
10 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) CREST Certified
2 10 (38.46%) SANS
3 9 (34.62%) GIAC
4 8 (30.77%) Degree
5 7 (26.92%) CEH
5 7 (26.92%) Tigerscheme
6 6 (23.08%) GPEN
7 5 (19.23%) CISSP
7 5 (19.23%) OSCE
8 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) GISP
9 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
10 1 (3.85%) CCSAM
10 1 (3.85%) CCSAS
10 1 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (3.85%) GCFA
10 1 (3.85%) MCSA
10 1 (3.85%) MCTS
10 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Nessus
1 5 (19.23%) Nmap
2 2 (7.69%) EnCase
2 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) McAfee
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) IronPort
2 1 (3.85%) Proofpoint