The table below looks at the statistics for Metasploit skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Metasploit over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid7 Metasploit
Rank 550 581 567
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -14
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 31 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 0.064% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 3
Average daily rate £455 £225 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.22% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £223 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £325 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6912 6298 5434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.87% 13.53% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4653 4295 3498
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 113 120
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £47.50 £46.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

Metasploit
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Metasploit across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Metasploit Jobs Demand Trend in England

Metasploit
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Metasploit across the England region.

Metasploit Daily Rate Trend in England

Metasploit
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Metasploit across the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Metasploit Daily Rate Histogram in England

Metasploit
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the England region over the 3 months to 13 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
London +11 16 £455 +102.22% 2
Yorkshire - 11 £455 - 3
East Midlands - 2 £600 -
East of England - 1 £375 -
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Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Metasploit 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 Metasploit.

1 34 (79.07%) Nessus
2 25 (58.14%) Nmap
3 24 (55.81%) Linux
4 23 (53.49%) Information Security
5 22 (51.16%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (51.16%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (46.51%) HTTP
7 16 (37.21%) Windows
7 16 (37.21%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (32.56%) Information Management
9 13 (30.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (27.91%) GCIA
10 12 (27.91%) GSEC
10 12 (27.91%) QRadar
10 12 (27.91%) ArcSight
11 9 (20.93%) Splunk
11 9 (20.93%) Kali Linux
11 9 (20.93%) Security Testing
11 9 (20.93%) Network Security
12 8 (18.60%) CEH
13 7 (16.28%) Finance
13 7 (16.28%) Unix
14 6 (13.95%) Python
14 6 (13.95%) CISSP
14 6 (13.95%) Firewall
14 6 (13.95%) Regular Expression
14 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
14 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 6 (13.95%) Ethical Hacking
15 5 (11.63%) PowerShell

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Metasploit 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 Metasploit. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) HTTP
2 13 (30.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (20.93%) Network Security
4 6 (13.95%) Firewall
5 5 (11.63%) DNS
6 4 (9.30%) FTP
6 4 (9.30%) SMTP
7 3 (6.98%) VPN
8 1 (2.33%) Internet
8 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Burp Suite
2 4 (9.30%) sqlmap
3 1 (2.33%) AppScan
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Military
2 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Security Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (23.26%) Tester
4 8 (18.60%) ArcSight Analyst
4 8 (18.60%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Splunk Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) IT Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Security Advisor
7 2 (4.65%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (51.16%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (37.21%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (55.81%) Linux
2 16 (37.21%) Windows
3 9 (20.93%) Kali Linux
4 7 (16.28%) Unix
5 4 (9.30%) CentOS
5 4 (9.30%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.33%) VxWorks
6 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Information Security
2 22 (51.16%) Penetration Testing
3 14 (32.56%) Information Management
4 9 (20.93%) Security Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (9.30%) Project Management
7 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.30%) Time Management
8 3 (6.98%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.65%) Security Operations
9 2 (4.65%) SIEM
9 2 (4.65%) Threat Modelling
10 1 (2.33%) Computer Forensics
10 1 (2.33%) OWASP
10 1 (2.33%) Protective Monitoring
10 1 (2.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) Python
2 5 (11.63%) Perl
2 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.30%) C
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) GCIA
1 12 (27.91%) GSEC
2 8 (18.60%) CEH
3 6 (13.95%) CISSP
4 5 (11.63%) CREST Certified
5 4 (9.30%) GCIH
5 4 (9.30%) OSCP
5 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.98%) AWS Certification
6 3 (6.98%) GCED
6 3 (6.98%) OSCE
6 3 (6.98%) RHCT
7 2 (4.65%) CISM
7 2 (4.65%) GCFW
7 2 (4.65%) GCUX
7 2 (4.65%) GCWN
7 2 (4.65%) ISEB
7 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.33%) CISA
8 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (79.07%) Nessus
2 25 (58.14%) Nmap
3 12 (27.91%) QRadar
4 4 (9.30%) Ettercap
4 4 (9.30%) Puppet
5 1 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) ArcSight
2 9 (20.93%) Splunk
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.33%) Symantec
4 1 (2.33%) Veracode