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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
UK
Rank 598 628 620
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Contract jobs citing GPEN 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.016% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.032% 0.073% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £425 £438 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +78.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £245
% change year-on-year
- +83.67%
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
9480 10888 10560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.84% 21.27% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6106 6780 6048
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 426 485
Median hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +79.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 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
London +20 3 £425 +28.78% 1
England +7 3 £425 -2.85% 1
City of London - 2 £425 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (72.73%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (63.64%) GIAC
2 7 (63.64%) CREST Certified
3 6 (54.55%) CISSP
4 5 (45.45%) CEH
4 5 (45.45%) OSCP
5 4 (36.36%) GWAPT
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) Information Security
5 4 (36.36%) CISM
6 3 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Nessus
6 3 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) Open Source
6 3 (27.27%) SANS
6 3 (27.27%) OSCE
6 3 (27.27%) Burp Suite
6 3 (27.27%) Kali Linux
7 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (18.18%) CCFP
7 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 2 (18.18%) GREM

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 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (72.73%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Information Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Forensic Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Forensic Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Risk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Risk Analyst
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%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
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 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 3 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (27.27%) Open Source
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Computer Security
4 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) OSSTMM
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) OWASP
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (9.09%) Secure Coding
5 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
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 7 (63.64%) CREST Certified
1 7 (63.64%) GIAC
2 6 (54.55%) CISSP
3 5 (45.45%) CEH
3 5 (45.45%) OSCP
4 4 (36.36%) CISM
4 4 (36.36%) GWAPT
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) OSCE
5 3 (27.27%) SANS
6 2 (18.18%) CCFP
6 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (18.18%) CISA
6 2 (18.18%) EnCE
6 2 (18.18%) GCFA
6 2 (18.18%) GCIA
6 2 (18.18%) GREM
6 2 (18.18%) SSCP
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (9.09%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (18.18%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) QA
3 1 (9.09%) HIPAA
3 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Nessus
2 1 (9.09%) Core Impact
2 1 (9.09%) EnCase
2 1 (9.09%) HP Fortify
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) Nexpose
2 1 (9.09%) Nmap
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) FireEye
1 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
1 1 (9.09%) Splunk