The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 624 640 624
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -16
Contract jobs citing GPEN 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.007% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.059% 0.035% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £450 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £349 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £645 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £250
% change year-on-year
- +70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10201 11455 11748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.46% 20.66% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6461 6922 6661
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 565 556
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GPEN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GPEN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GPEN within the UK.

GPEN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GPEN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GPEN within the UK.

GPEN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GPEN
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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
England +26 6 £450 +5.88% 4
London +4 4 £450 -12.62% 3
City of London - 2 £450 - 2
Swindon - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 with a requirement for GPEN.

1 10 (90.91%) CREST Certified
2 8 (72.73%) CEH
2 8 (72.73%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (63.64%) GIAC
4 6 (54.55%) Finance
5 5 (45.45%) CISSP
5 5 (45.45%) Security Testing
5 5 (45.45%) OSCP
6 4 (36.36%) GWAPT
7 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
7 3 (27.27%) OSCE
7 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
7 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (27.27%) Burp Suite
7 3 (27.27%) Kali Linux
7 3 (27.27%) Degree
7 3 (27.27%) Nessus
7 3 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (27.27%) Open Source
7 3 (27.27%) Windows
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (27.27%) SANS
7 3 (27.27%) CPTE
7 3 (27.27%) CEPT
8 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 2 (18.18%) CISA

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) IPv6
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Burp Suite
2 1 (9.09%) AppScan
2 1 (9.09%) GDB
2 1 (9.09%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (72.73%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Security Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Security Technical Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Kali Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Security Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Open Source
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Computer Security
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) OSSTMM
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (9.09%) OWASP
5 1 (9.09%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CREST Certified
2 8 (72.73%) CEH
3 7 (63.64%) GIAC
4 5 (45.45%) CISSP
4 5 (45.45%) OSCP
5 4 (36.36%) GWAPT
6 3 (27.27%) CEPT
6 3 (27.27%) CPTE
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) OSCE
6 3 (27.27%) SANS
7 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (18.18%) CISA
7 2 (18.18%) CISM
8 1 (9.09%) CCNP
8 1 (9.09%) CCSP
8 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (9.09%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) HIPAA
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Nessus
2 1 (9.09%) Core Impact
2 1 (9.09%) HP Fortify
2 1 (9.09%) Nexpose
2 1 (9.09%) Nmap
2 1 (9.09%) WebInspect
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