The table below looks at the statistics for Metasploit skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Metasploit over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid7 Metasploit
Rank 620 623 604
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 10 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.017% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Median daily rate £415 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £434 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £600 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8163 7441 6650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.49% 14.07% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5552 4957 4314
Median daily rate £438 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 132 118
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Metasploit
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Metasploit as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire - 7 £408 -
South West +4 1 £488 +8.33% 2
London -4 1 - - 2
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Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Metasploit 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 England region with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 18 (72.00%) Nessus
2 16 (64.00%) Information Security
3 15 (60.00%) Nmap
4 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (48.00%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (48.00%) HTTP
6 11 (44.00%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (40.00%) Firewall
8 9 (36.00%) Security Testing
9 7 (28.00%) Linux
9 7 (28.00%) Use Case
9 7 (28.00%) CEH
9 7 (28.00%) Anomaly Detection
9 7 (28.00%) SIEM
9 7 (28.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (24.00%) AppScan
10 6 (24.00%) Information Management
10 6 (24.00%) Python
10 6 (24.00%) Perl
10 6 (24.00%) Windows
11 5 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) C
12 4 (16.00%) Veracode
12 4 (16.00%) QRadar
12 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 4 (16.00%) Splunk
12 4 (16.00%) ArcSight
12 4 (16.00%) Kali Linux
12 4 (16.00%) Java
12 4 (16.00%) IBM

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) HTTP
2 10 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) FTP
3 3 (12.00%) SMTP
3 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) AppScan
2 2 (8.00%) Burp Suite
2 2 (8.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Italian Language
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Consultant
1 8 (32.00%) Security Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) ArcSight Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Penetration Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Splunk Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Advisor
5 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) LAMP
1 1 (4.00%) Node.js
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (12.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (8.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) Kali Linux
4 3 (12.00%) CentOS
4 3 (12.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Information Security
2 12 (48.00%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (44.00%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (36.00%) Security Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Anomaly Detection
5 7 (28.00%) SIEM
5 7 (28.00%) Use Case
6 6 (24.00%) Information Management
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (12.00%) Open Source
8 3 (12.00%) OSSTMM
8 3 (12.00%) OWASP
8 3 (12.00%) Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) Security Operations
8 3 (12.00%) Threat Management
9 2 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Perl
1 6 (24.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) C
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) C++
4 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) CEH
2 4 (16.00%) GIAC
3 3 (12.00%) CISA
3 3 (12.00%) CISM
3 3 (12.00%) CISSP
3 3 (12.00%) CRISC
3 3 (12.00%) OSCP
4 2 (8.00%) AWS Certification
4 2 (8.00%) CREST Certified
4 2 (8.00%) GCED
4 2 (8.00%) GCIA
4 2 (8.00%) GCIH
4 2 (8.00%) GSEC
4 2 (8.00%) RHCT
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) ECSA
5 1 (4.00%) OSCE
5 1 (4.00%) SANS
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (72.00%) Nessus
2 15 (60.00%) Nmap
3 7 (28.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (16.00%) QRadar
5 3 (12.00%) Puppet
6 2 (8.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) ArcSight
1 4 (16.00%) IBM
1 4 (16.00%) Splunk
1 4 (16.00%) Veracode
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Acunetix
3 1 (4.00%) Intel