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 24 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 407 412 393
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing GPEN 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.004% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.028% 0.026% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£700 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £245 -
% change year-on-year
+93.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3585 3896 3381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.10% 16.48% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2306 2620 2045
Average daily rate £413 £410 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.79 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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%) CISA
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CEH
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) COBIT
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless Security
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (50.00%) SSCP
2 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) GIAC
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) GSEC
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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%) Wireless Security
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISA
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CEH
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) SSCP
2 1 (50.00%) GIAC
2 1 (50.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) COBIT
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley