Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 > Scotland
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +190
Contract jobs citing OSCP 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.12% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Scotland median daily rate £325 - -
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
Scotland 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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 816 595 1,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.36% 16.52% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 391 616
Scotland median daily rate £363 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.68% -0.60% +7.07%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £230
90th Percentile £500 £550 £484
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 31
Scotland median hourly rate £21.73 £42.70 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.10% +18.60% +27.43%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.74 £14.13
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.17 £42.50
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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in Scotland

OSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSCP in Scotland

OSCP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the Scotland 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
Edinburgh - 6 £325 -
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 Scotland region with a requirement for OSCP.

1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Sophos
4 2 (33.33%) CEH
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified
5 1 (16.67%) Email Filtering
5 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
5 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
5 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) SIEM
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) GPEN

OSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) CREST Certified
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) GIAC
2 1 (16.67%) GPEN
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Palo Alto
1 4 (66.67%) Sophos
2 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware