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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Metasploit
Rank 552 535 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.009% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.079% 0.077% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
6331 5210 4865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.63% 11.85% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4348 3361 3082
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 198
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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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 -5 3 £225 -42.30% 3
South West -16 1 - - 2
South East - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
North West - - - - 2
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Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) Nessus
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) CISSP
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) UNIX
6 5 (31.25%) CEH
6 5 (31.25%) Nmap
6 5 (31.25%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (25.00%) CISM
7 4 (25.00%) Juniper
8 3 (18.75%) TestDirector
8 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
8 3 (18.75%) HP
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco
8 3 (18.75%) AIX
8 3 (18.75%) Information Security
8 3 (18.75%) WebInspect
8 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 3 (18.75%) Ruby
8 3 (18.75%) PKI
8 3 (18.75%) Use Case
8 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (18.75%) CORE IMPACT
8 3 (18.75%) OSCP
8 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
3 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) TestDirector
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) TestLink
2 2 (12.50%) Geb
2 2 (12.50%) Mocha
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) JMeter
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
1 6 (37.50%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Security Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby Developer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) SCADA
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Use Case
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
3 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Data Security
3 2 (12.50%) Security Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
1 3 (18.75%) Ruby
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CISSP
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) CEH
2 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CISM
4 3 (18.75%) OSCP
5 2 (12.50%) CISA
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.25%) CCNP
6 1 (6.25%) CCNA
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Nmap
2 2 (12.50%) UAG
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Snort
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) Nessus
2 3 (18.75%) WebInspect
2 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (18.75%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Juniper
2 3 (18.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Ruckus Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) Qualys
3 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Brocade