The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 627 640
Rank change year-on-year +24 +13  
Contract jobs citing OSCP 4 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.045% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.044% 0.21% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 1
Median daily rate £405 £525 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.85% +75.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £600 £300
% change year-on-year -32.50% +100.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OSCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSCP in the UK

OSCP
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 4 £405 -19.00% 3
Milton Keynes - 2 £405 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £405 -
South East - 2 £405 - 1
East of England -5 1 - - 1
London -13 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OSCP.

1 28 (77.78%) Security Testing
2 27 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (75.00%) CREST Certified
3 26 (72.22%) DV Cleared
3 26 (72.22%) CEH
4 23 (63.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 17 (47.22%) Unix
5 17 (47.22%) Windows
6 16 (44.44%) Risk Management
7 13 (36.11%) Incident Management
7 13 (36.11%) Protective Monitoring
8 12 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (25.00%) CISSP
9 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (25.00%) Threat Management
10 8 (22.22%) Mobile App
10 8 (22.22%) Information Security
11 7 (19.44%) Network Security
12 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (16.67%) SANS
13 5 (13.89%) HP Fortify
13 5 (13.89%) CISA
13 5 (13.89%) C
13 5 (13.89%) C#
13 5 (13.89%) C++
13 5 (13.89%) Java
13 5 (13.89%) J2EE
13 5 (13.89%) Web Services
13 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
13 5 (13.89%) SaaS

OSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Network Security
2 3 (8.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) AppScan
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Penetration Tester
1 10 (27.78%) Tester
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Consultant
3 6 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Network Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Security Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Security Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) J2EE
1 5 (13.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Unix
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) Security Testing
2 23 (63.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 16 (44.44%) Risk Management
4 13 (36.11%) Incident Management
4 13 (36.11%) Protective Monitoring
5 12 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Threat Management
7 8 (22.22%) Information Security
8 4 (11.11%) Cryptography
8 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 4 (11.11%) SDLC
8 4 (11.11%) Social Engineering
9 3 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (8.33%) Data Flow Diagram
9 3 (8.33%) OSSTMM
9 3 (8.33%) OWASP
9 3 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
9 3 (8.33%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) C
1 5 (13.89%) C#
1 5 (13.89%) C++
1 5 (13.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (75.00%) CREST Certified
1 27 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (72.22%) CEH
2 26 (72.22%) DV Cleared
3 9 (25.00%) CISSP
3 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) SANS
5 5 (13.89%) CISA
6 4 (11.11%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (11.11%) Degree
7 3 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (2.78%) GIAC
8 1 (2.78%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) JSP 440
2 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.33%) Web Application Security Consortium
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP Fortify
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams