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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank - 609 572
Contract jobs citing GPEN 0 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.019% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £375 £595
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £60.00

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) CEH
2 1 (50.00%) Snort
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless Security
2 1 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (50.00%) LogLogic
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SSCP
2 1 (50.00%) CISA

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless Security
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CEH
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SSCP
2 1 (50.00%) CISA
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) GIAC
2 1 (50.00%) GCIH
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (50.00%) LogLogic