The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GPEN qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
England / London
Rank 405 - 419
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing GPEN 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% - 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% - 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £700
UK excluding London median daily rate - £469 £245
% change year-on-year - +91.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GPEN is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3339 3862 3532
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.15% 17.45% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 2725 2316
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 49 84
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -18.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

GPEN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing GPEN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GPEN in London

GPEN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GPEN in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for GPEN in London

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the London region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) GIAC
2 5 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) OSCP
2 5 (62.50%) CREST Certified
3 4 (50.00%) Information Security
3 4 (50.00%) CISM
4 3 (37.50%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Security
5 2 (25.00%) EnCE
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) OSCE
5 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) GREM
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) SANS
5 2 (25.00%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (25.00%) Burp Suite
5 2 (25.00%) Kali Linux
5 2 (25.00%) OSSTMM
5 2 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (25.00%) CCFP
5 2 (25.00%) SSCP
5 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) IPv6
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Burp Suite
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Penetration Tester
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Forensic Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Forensic Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Information Risk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Penetration Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Security Risk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Kali Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Security
4 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) OSSTMM
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) CREST Certified
2 5 (62.50%) GIAC
2 5 (62.50%) OSCP
3 4 (50.00%) CISM
4 3 (37.50%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (25.00%) CCFP
5 2 (25.00%) CEH
5 2 (25.00%) CISA
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) EnCE
5 2 (25.00%) GCFA
5 2 (25.00%) GCIA
5 2 (25.00%) GREM
5 2 (25.00%) OSCE
5 2 (25.00%) SANS
5 2 (25.00%) SSCP
6 1 (12.50%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (25.00%) QA
1 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Nessus
2 1 (12.50%) EnCase
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) FireEye
1 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
1 1 (12.50%) Splunk