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 22 June 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.

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 429 424
Contract jobs citing GPEN 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.009% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.055% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £473 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £475
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 3454 3658 3657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.66% 16.85% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 2532 2352
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 43 99
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) GIAC
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) CHECK Team Member
1 1 (100.00%) CREST Certified

GPEN
Co-occurring 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Security Penetration Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Security Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CHECK Team Member
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 1 (100.00%) GIAC
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP