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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 642 - 632
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GPEN 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% - 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% - 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £488 - £431
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 - £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 - £476
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
11000 11387 11308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6793 6861 6258
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 531 481
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £46.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 8 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 28 September 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 - 6 £488 - 6
South West - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
London - 2 £488 - 2
City of London - 1 £510 -
South East - 1 - - 3
Berkshire - 1 - -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 7 (87.50%) CEH
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) CREST Certified
3 5 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (50.00%) GIAC
4 4 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (50.00%) GWAPT
4 4 (50.00%) CPTE
4 4 (50.00%) CEPT
5 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (37.50%) CISSP
6 2 (25.00%) Python
6 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) OSCP
6 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (12.50%) HIPAA
7 1 (12.50%) OWASP
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (12.50%) Open Source
7 1 (12.50%) Ruby
7 1 (12.50%) Degree
7 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
7 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (12.50%) jQuery

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 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) AppScan
1 1 (12.50%) Burp Suite
1 1 (12.50%) GDB
1 1 (12.50%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Penetration Tester
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Security Technical Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Security Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Kali Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) OWASP
4 1 (12.50%) Secure Coding
4 1 (12.50%) Social Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CEH
2 6 (75.00%) CREST Certified
3 4 (50.00%) CEPT
3 4 (50.00%) CPTE
3 4 (50.00%) GIAC
3 4 (50.00%) GWAPT
4 3 (37.50%) CISSP
5 2 (25.00%) OSCP
6 1 (12.50%) CCNP
6 1 (12.50%) CCSP
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) ECSA
6 1 (12.50%) GXPN
6 1 (12.50%) OSCE
6 1 (12.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) HIPAA
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Core Impact
1 1 (12.50%) HP Fortify
1 1 (12.50%) Nessus
1 1 (12.50%) Nexpose
1 1 (12.50%) Nmap
1 1 (12.50%) WebInspect