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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Metasploit
Rank 568 550 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 11 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.002% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.018% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
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
6699 5655 5784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.77% 11.83% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4562 3788 3307
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 122 231
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

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 22 October 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 3 £400 - 5
West Midlands - 2 £400 - 2
South East - 1 £500 - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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UK

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 8 (57.14%) Nessus
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) CISSP
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Information Security
5 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) PKI
6 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
6 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
6 3 (21.43%) IronPort
6 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 3 (21.43%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Juniper
6 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 3 (21.43%) McAfee
6 3 (21.43%) Sophos
6 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (21.43%) CEH
6 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) CISM
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Management

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
3 1 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JMeter
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Mocha
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) TestLink
1 2 (14.29%) Geb
1 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
3 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Tester
1 3 (21.43%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (21.43%) Security Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Ruby Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) IT Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Information Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) PKI
2 3 (21.43%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
1 2 (14.29%) C++
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CISSP
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CEH
3 3 (21.43%) CISM
4 2 (14.29%) CISA
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Nmap
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) UAG
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Nessus
2 3 (21.43%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) IronPort
1 3 (21.43%) Juniper
1 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
1 3 (21.43%) McAfee
1 3 (21.43%) Sophos
1 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Qualys
3 1 (7.14%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.14%) VMware