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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Metasploit
Rank 574 564 570
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.017% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
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
6674 5761 5953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.04% 11.97% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4342 3772 3435
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 208
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -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
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 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 3 £400 - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
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Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (54.55%) Firewall
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Nessus
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) CISSP
4 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) McAfee
4 3 (27.27%) Sophos
4 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (27.27%) PKI
4 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 3 (27.27%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) CEH
4 3 (27.27%) Sourcefire
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
4 3 (27.27%) IronPort
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (18.18%) Mocha

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) Mocha
1 2 (18.18%) JMeter
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) IT Security Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) PKI
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (9.09%) OWASP
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Ruby
1 2 (18.18%) C
1 2 (18.18%) C++
1 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) CISSP
3 3 (27.27%) CEH
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Nmap
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Nessus
2 4 (36.36%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
1 3 (27.27%) McAfee
1 3 (27.27%) Sophos
1 3 (27.27%) Sourcefire
1 3 (27.27%) IronPort
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
2 1 (9.09%) Ruckus Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) F5