Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OSSTMM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSSTMM over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 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.

Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 861 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 - -
Contract jobs citing OSSTMM 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.003% 0.005% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.004% 0.006% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
England median daily rate - £450 -
UK median daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

OSSTMM is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80305 82432 84439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54036 54950 55644
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1882 2137 2504
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

OSSTMM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OSSTMM in England

OSSTMM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSSTMM in England

OSSTMM
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 OSSTMM within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -32 3 - -
OSSTMM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for OSSTMM.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Mercator
1 3 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) OWASP
1 3 (100.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 3 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 3 (100.00%) Analytics
1 3 (100.00%) Legal

OSSTMM
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:

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
General
1 3 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
1 3 (100.00%) Vulnerability Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analytics Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Lead Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Analytics
1 3 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 3 (100.00%) OWASP
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Mercator
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft