The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
England / London
Rank 395 409 414
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing GPEN 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.015% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.080% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.47% +3.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £245
% change year-on-year
- +73.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3229 3741 3605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.57% 18.12% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2220 2480 2476
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 66 65
Median hourly rate £25.88 £22.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.61% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.20 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing GPEN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in London

GPEN
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GPEN across the London region.

GPEN Daily Rate Trend in London

GPEN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the London region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
City of London - 4 £425 -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GPEN 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 London region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 7 (77.78%) CISSP
2 6 (66.67%) CREST Certified
3 4 (44.44%) CISM
3 4 (44.44%) GIAC
3 4 (44.44%) Information Security
3 4 (44.44%) CEH
3 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Security Testing
3 4 (44.44%) OSCP
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) IPv6
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) CISA
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) SSCP
5 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (22.22%) GCIA
5 2 (22.22%) GCFA
5 2 (22.22%) OSCE
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) GREM
5 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (22.22%) Burp Suite
5 2 (22.22%) Kali Linux

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (22.22%) IPv6
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Burp Suite
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Information Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Forensic Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Forensic Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Information Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Security Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Security Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Kali Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
1 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Security Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Security
2 2 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) OSSTMM
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) CISSP
2 6 (66.67%) CREST Certified
3 4 (44.44%) CEH
3 4 (44.44%) CISM
3 4 (44.44%) GIAC
3 4 (44.44%) OSCP
4 2 (22.22%) CCFP
4 2 (22.22%) CEPT
4 2 (22.22%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (22.22%) CISA
4 2 (22.22%) CPTE
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) EnCE
4 2 (22.22%) GCFA
4 2 (22.22%) GCIA
4 2 (22.22%) GREM
4 2 (22.22%) OSCE
4 2 (22.22%) SANS
4 2 (22.22%) SSCP
5 1 (11.11%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (22.22%) QA
1 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nessus
2 1 (11.11%) EnCase
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) FireEye
1 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
1 1 (11.11%) Splunk