The table below looks at the statistics for GWAPT in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GWAPT over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
Rank 618 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GWAPT 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.073% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £423 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

GWAPT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GWAPT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GWAPT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GWAPT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GWAPT within the UK.

GWAPT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GWAPT
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GWAPT within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England - 8 £423 - 1
South West - 7 £420 -
Wiltshire - 6 - -
Malmesbury - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Warwick - 1 £425 -

GWAPT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GWAPT 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 GWAPT.

1 11 (91.67%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (91.67%) CREST Certified
2 8 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 8 (66.67%) OSCP
2 8 (66.67%) CISSP
2 8 (66.67%) Information Security
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) Internet
3 7 (58.33%) OSCE
3 7 (58.33%) Internet of Things
3 7 (58.33%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (58.33%) Coaching
3 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (58.33%) Security Architecture
3 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (58.33%) SIEM
3 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 7 (58.33%) OWASP
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) SANS
3 7 (58.33%) Email Filtering
3 7 (58.33%) Web Filtering
4 6 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (41.67%) GPEN
6 3 (25.00%) GIAC
6 3 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (25.00%) CEH
7 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (16.67%) Java

GWAPT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GWAPT 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 GWAPT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Solr
1 1 (8.33%) Liferay
1 1 (8.33%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) Internet
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) IT Security Specialist
1 7 (58.33%) Security Specialist
2 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 5 (41.67%) IT Architect
2 5 (41.67%) IT Security Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Security Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) AWS Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Security Penetration Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Security Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP
1 1 (8.33%) Java EE
1 1 (8.33%) OAuth
1 1 (8.33%) OpenID
1 1 (8.33%) SAML
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
1 7 (58.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Coaching
3 7 (58.33%) Email Filtering
3 7 (58.33%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (58.33%) OWASP
3 7 (58.33%) Security Architecture
3 7 (58.33%) SIEM
3 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (58.33%) Web Filtering
4 6 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) Product Management
7 1 (8.33%) SOA
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (8.33%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) CREST Certified
2 8 (66.67%) CISSP
2 8 (66.67%) OSCP
3 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 7 (58.33%) OSCE
3 7 (58.33%) SANS
4 5 (41.67%) GPEN
5 3 (25.00%) CEH
5 3 (25.00%) GIAC
6 1 (8.33%) GSSP-JAVA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle