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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 434 443 436
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing GPEN 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.013% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.075% 0.081% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £465 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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
4020 3685 3831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.70% 15.58% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2654 2435 2464
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 68 92
Median hourly rate £19.23 £22.00 £19.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.59% +13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 1 £510 -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 29 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (100.00%) CEH
1 4 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 4 (100.00%) CPTE
1 4 (100.00%) CEPT
2 3 (75.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) CISSP
4 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) OSCP
4 1 (25.00%) Social Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) ECSA
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) LDAP
4 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) GIAC

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 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Security Technical Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Security Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CEH
1 4 (100.00%) CEPT
1 4 (100.00%) CPTE
2 3 (75.00%) CREST Certified
3 2 (50.00%) CISSP
4 1 (25.00%) ECSA
4 1 (25.00%) GIAC
4 1 (25.00%) OSCP