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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 417 423 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing GPEN 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.009% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.028% 0.054% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £475 £250
% change year-on-year
- +90.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
GPEN
England

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
3609 3695 3778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.59% 16.09% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2505 2401 2576
Median daily rate £450 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £568 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 96 126
Median hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.72 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) CEH
1 3 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (100.00%) CEPT
2 2 (66.67%) CPTE
2 2 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) GIAC
3 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) ECSA
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) OSCP
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Social Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CEH
1 3 (100.00%) CEPT
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CPTE
2 2 (66.67%) CREST Certified
3 1 (33.33%) ECSA
3 1 (33.33%) GIAC
3 1 (33.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS