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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 406 414 406
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing GPEN 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.052% 0.028% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £330 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £245 -
% change year-on-year
+73.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
3859 3615 3777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.22% 17.05% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2624 2418 2362
Average daily rate £450 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 78
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.57 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 24 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) CREST Certified
1 2 (66.67%) CEPT
1 2 (66.67%) CEH
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) GWAPT
2 1 (33.33%) OSCP
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) CPTE
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Test Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Security Penetration Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Security Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CEH
1 2 (66.67%) CEPT
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 1 (33.33%) CPTE
2 1 (33.33%) GWAPT
2 1 (33.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft