Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 876 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 - -
Contract jobs citing OSSTMM 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.005% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.003% 0.006% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

OSSTMM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OSSTMM in the UK

OSSTMM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSSTMM in the UK

OSSTMM
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSSTMM within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
England +14 3 - -
London -20 3 - -

For the 6 months to 21 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 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 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