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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
UK
Rank 577 622 602
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -20
Contract jobs citing GPEN 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.056% 0.047% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Median daily rate £425 £425 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +73.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £245
% change year-on-year
- +73.46%
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
8942 10670 10380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 21.00% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5705 6477 6069
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 498 488
Median hourly rate £28.15 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

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 3 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +22 5 £425 - 2
London +15 5 £425 -17.47% 1
City of London - 4 £425 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 9 (69.23%) CREST Certified
2 8 (61.54%) CISSP
2 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (53.85%) CEH
3 7 (53.85%) GIAC
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) OSCP
6 4 (30.77%) Security Testing
6 4 (30.77%) GWAPT
6 4 (30.77%) CISM
6 4 (30.77%) Information Security
7 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (23.08%) Nessus
7 3 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) Open Source
7 3 (23.08%) OSCE
7 3 (23.08%) SANS
7 3 (23.08%) Burp Suite
7 3 (23.08%) Kali Linux
8 2 (15.38%) GREM
8 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (15.38%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (15.38%) CCFP
8 2 (15.38%) CHECK Team Member

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 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) IPv6
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Burp Suite
2 1 (7.69%) AppScan
2 1 (7.69%) GDB
2 1 (7.69%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (61.54%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Forensic Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Forensic Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Information Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Kali Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Security Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (23.08%) Open Source
3 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Security
4 2 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) OSSTMM
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) C++
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) CREST Certified
2 8 (61.54%) CISSP
3 7 (53.85%) CEH
3 7 (53.85%) GIAC
4 5 (38.46%) OSCP
5 4 (30.77%) CISM
5 4 (30.77%) GWAPT
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) OSCE
6 3 (23.08%) SANS
7 2 (15.38%) CCFP
7 2 (15.38%) CEPT
7 2 (15.38%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (15.38%) CISA
7 2 (15.38%) CPTE
7 2 (15.38%) EnCE
7 2 (15.38%) GCFA
7 2 (15.38%) GCIA
7 2 (15.38%) GREM
7 2 (15.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (15.38%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (15.38%) QA
3 1 (7.69%) HIPAA
3 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Nessus
2 1 (7.69%) Core Impact
2 1 (7.69%) EnCase
2 1 (7.69%) HP Fortify
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Nexpose
2 1 (7.69%) Nmap
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) FireEye
1 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
1 1 (7.69%) Splunk