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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid7 Metasploit
Rank 614 612 612
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 10 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.14% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 2
Median daily rate £425 £510 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £450 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £600 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Metasploit
UK

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
8385 7600 6773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.93% 14.44% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5668 5081 4564
Median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 163 106
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £24.20 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 30 September 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
South East - 5 £425 - 5
Yorkshire +17 3 - - 2
South West +12 1 £488 +8.33% 1
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Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 14 (60.87%) Nessus
1 14 (60.87%) Nmap
2 13 (56.52%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (52.17%) HTTP
3 12 (52.17%) Firewall
4 11 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (43.48%) Use Case
5 10 (43.48%) Anomaly Detection
5 10 (43.48%) SIEM
5 10 (43.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (39.13%) Information Security
6 9 (39.13%) Linux
7 8 (34.78%) Windows
8 6 (26.09%) Security Testing
9 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
9 5 (21.74%) CentOS
9 5 (21.74%) Ubuntu
9 5 (21.74%) Python
9 5 (21.74%) SMTP
9 5 (21.74%) FTP
9 5 (21.74%) Perl
9 5 (21.74%) VPN
9 5 (21.74%) DNS
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
9 5 (21.74%) Puppet
9 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (17.39%) Kali Linux
10 4 (17.39%) Ethical Hacking

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 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Firewall
1 12 (52.17%) HTTP
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) FTP
2 5 (21.74%) SMTP
2 5 (21.74%) VPN
3 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) AppScan
2 2 (8.70%) Burp Suite
2 2 (8.70%) Fiddler
3 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Italian Language
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Consultant
2 7 (30.43%) Security Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Penetration Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Support
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) LAMP
1 1 (4.35%) Node.js
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) CentOS
3 5 (21.74%) Ubuntu
4 4 (17.39%) Kali Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (47.83%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Anomaly Detection
3 10 (43.48%) SIEM
3 10 (43.48%) Use Case
4 9 (39.13%) Information Security
5 6 (26.09%) Security Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (13.04%) Open Source
7 3 (13.04%) OSSTMM
7 3 (13.04%) OWASP
7 3 (13.04%) Threat Management
7 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (8.70%) Information Management
8 2 (8.70%) Security Operations
8 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.35%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Perl
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
1 5 (21.74%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CEH
2 3 (13.04%) OSCP
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) AWS Certification
3 2 (8.70%) CREST Certified
3 2 (8.70%) RHCT
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) ECSA
4 1 (4.35%) GIAC
4 1 (4.35%) OSCE
4 1 (4.35%) SANS
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) Nessus
1 14 (60.87%) Nmap
2 10 (43.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (21.74%) Puppet
4 2 (8.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.35%) Acunetix
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Intel
2 1 (4.35%) Veracode
2 1 (4.35%) VMware