Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 841 840 864
Rank change year-on-year -1 +24 0
Contract jobs citing OSCP 23 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.017% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.086% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 11
England median daily rate £600 £453 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.60% -9.50% -2.15%
10th Percentile £463 £371 £413
90th Percentile £738 £663 £575
UK median daily rate £600 £453 £525
% change year-on-year +32.60% -13.81% +2.84%
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 17,443 17,373 20,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.53% 19.14% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,313 10,557 13,072
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 878 828 697
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +7.84% +13.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.80 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.04 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -17.10% +5.45% +19.57%

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 September 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 September 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 +21 15 £600 +20.00% 21
East of England -9 4 - -
South West -1 2 £594 -5.00%
South East -13 1 - - 8
North West - 1 £350 - 2
North of England - 1 £350 - 2
OSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (56.52%) Information Security
1 13 (56.52%) Ethical Hacking
1 13 (56.52%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (47.83%) GIAC
3 10 (43.48%) CISSP
3 10 (43.48%) CREST Certified
4 9 (39.13%) SANS
4 9 (39.13%) CEH
5 8 (34.78%) Security Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) Banking
6 6 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (21.74%) DevOps
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) PKI
7 5 (21.74%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) C
7 5 (21.74%) Python
8 4 (17.39%) Firewall
8 4 (17.39%) X.509
8 4 (17.39%) CISA
8 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Mac OS
8 4 (17.39%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
8 4 (17.39%) CSSLP
8 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (17.39%) Fintech

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 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
1 4 (17.39%) X.509
2 3 (13.04%) Wireshark
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Burp Suite
1 2 (8.70%) Xcode
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Italian Language
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Military
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (30.43%) Tester
2 4 (17.39%) Application Security Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Applications Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) AWS Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Cloud Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Security Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Security Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Ethical Hacker
4 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Information Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Security Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) PKI
2 4 (17.39%) Fintech
3 2 (8.70%) CESG
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (8.70%) EMV
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Mac OS
4 2 (8.70%) Android
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Ethical Hacking
1 13 (56.52%) Information Security
1 13 (56.52%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Security Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) DevOps
5 4 (17.39%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) Runbook
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.04%) OWASP
6 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (8.70%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Remediation Plan
7 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Threat Modelling
8 1 (4.35%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (4.35%) Secure Coding
8 1 (4.35%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C
1 5 (21.74%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) C++
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Apple Swift
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) R
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) GIAC
2 10 (43.48%) CISSP
2 10 (43.48%) CREST Certified
3 9 (39.13%) CEH
3 9 (39.13%) SANS
4 4 (17.39%) CISA
4 4 (17.39%) CSSLP
4 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) GISP
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) Tigerscheme
7 1 (4.35%) CCSAM
7 1 (4.35%) CCSAS
7 1 (4.35%) CISM
7 1 (4.35%) MCP
7 1 (4.35%) MCSE
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) EnCase
1 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Remedy
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle