The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 602 558 581
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +23
Contract jobs citing GPEN 2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.014% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% 0.077% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £595 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.97% +61.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10430 9053 9821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.71% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5879 4854 5076
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 502 610
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPEN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 1 £375 -36.97% 1
England -12 1 £375 -36.97% 1
Scotland - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) CEH
2 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) OSCP
3 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (60.00%) CISMP
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) GIAC
3 3 (60.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) CISA
4 2 (40.00%) CISM
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) Information Management
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 2 (40.00%) GCIH
4 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) SIEM
4 2 (40.00%) Open Source

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Security Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (40.00%) SIEM
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) Information Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) CEH
2 4 (80.00%) OSCP
3 3 (60.00%) CISMP
3 3 (60.00%) GIAC
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) GCIH
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) CISA
4 2 (40.00%) CISM
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) GWAPT
5 1 (20.00%) OSCE
5 1 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) RHCE
5 1 (20.00%) SSCP
5 1 (20.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Sun
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee
1 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (20.00%) LogLogic