The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 399 410 427
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Contract jobs citing GPEN 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.025% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.028% 0.17% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £595 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.97% +61.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3615 3538 3733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.78% 14.60% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2338 2167 2227
Average daily rate £425 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 120 132
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £48.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
GPEN
England

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPEN across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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City of London - - - -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 26 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing GPEN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GPEN.

1 2 (100.00%) GCIH
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) CISA
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) GIAC
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) CEH
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) CISMP
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) GWAPT
2 1 (50.00%) OSCP
2 1 (50.00%) OSCE

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing GPEN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GPEN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) GCIH
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) CISA
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) GIAC
2 1 (50.00%) CEH
2 1 (50.00%) CISMP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (50.00%) GWAPT
2 1 (50.00%) OSCP
2 1 (50.00%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix