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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid7 Metasploit
Rank 592 609 590
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.061% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Median daily rate £423 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £235 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £480 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Metasploit
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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
7548 6541 6311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.32% 13.07% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5239 4310 4169
Median daily rate £435 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 115 140
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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
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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the England region over the 3 months to 30 May 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 -6 5 £425 -15.00% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
London +5 4 £520 +115.54% 1
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Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 40 (86.96%) Nessus
2 29 (63.04%) Information Security
3 28 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (58.70%) Nmap
5 25 (54.35%) HTTP
6 19 (41.30%) Linux
6 19 (41.30%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (39.13%) Information Management
7 18 (39.13%) Cyberthreat
8 16 (34.78%) QRadar
8 16 (34.78%) ArcSight
9 14 (30.43%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (30.43%) GCIA
9 14 (30.43%) GSEC
10 13 (28.26%) Windows
10 13 (28.26%) Splunk
10 13 (28.26%) Security Testing
11 11 (23.91%) Firewall
12 8 (17.39%) Finance
12 8 (17.39%) Network Security
12 8 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (17.39%) CEH
13 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 6 (13.04%) Kali Linux
14 6 (13.04%) CREST Certified
14 6 (13.04%) Risk Management
14 6 (13.04%) Perl
14 6 (13.04%) Python
14 6 (13.04%) GCIH
15 5 (10.87%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (54.35%) HTTP
2 14 (30.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (23.91%) Firewall
4 8 (17.39%) Network Security
5 4 (8.70%) DNS
6 3 (6.52%) FTP
6 3 (6.52%) SMTP
6 3 (6.52%) VPN
7 1 (2.17%) Internet
7 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) AppScan
2 2 (4.35%) Burp Suite
3 1 (2.17%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
2 1 (2.17%) Military
2 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Analyst
2 14 (30.43%) Security Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) SOC Analyst
4 11 (23.91%) ArcSight Analyst
5 9 (19.57%) Penetration Tester
5 9 (19.57%) Tester
6 7 (15.22%) Consultant
6 7 (15.22%) Security Consultant
6 7 (15.22%) Splunk Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Architect
8 2 (4.35%) IT Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) IT Security Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Security Advisor
8 2 (4.35%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Security Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) LAMP
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (39.13%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) Linux
2 13 (28.26%) Windows
3 6 (13.04%) Kali Linux
4 4 (8.70%) Unix
5 3 (6.52%) CentOS
5 3 (6.52%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.17%) Android
6 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Information Security
2 19 (41.30%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (39.13%) Information Management
4 13 (28.26%) Security Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (13.04%) Risk Management
8 5 (10.87%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (10.87%) Project Management
8 5 (10.87%) Security Operations
8 5 (10.87%) SIEM
9 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (6.52%) Anomaly Detection
10 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.52%) Time Management
10 3 (6.52%) Use Case
10 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 2 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
11 2 (4.35%) OWASP
11 2 (4.35%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Perl
1 6 (13.04%) Python
2 5 (10.87%) C
3 4 (8.70%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) C#
4 3 (6.52%) C++
4 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) GCIA
1 14 (30.43%) GSEC
2 8 (17.39%) CEH
3 6 (13.04%) CREST Certified
3 6 (13.04%) GCIH
4 5 (10.87%) GCED
5 4 (8.70%) CISM
5 4 (8.70%) CISSP
6 3 (6.52%) CISA
6 3 (6.52%) CRISC
6 3 (6.52%) GIAC
7 2 (4.35%) AWS Certification
7 2 (4.35%) GCFW
7 2 (4.35%) GCUX
7 2 (4.35%) GCWN
7 2 (4.35%) ISEB
7 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
7 2 (4.35%) OSCP
7 2 (4.35%) RHCT
7 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (86.96%) Nessus
2 27 (58.70%) Nmap
3 16 (34.78%) QRadar
4 4 (8.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (6.52%) Puppet
6 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) ArcSight
2 13 (28.26%) Splunk
3 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.70%) Veracode
4 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.17%) Symantec