The table below looks at the statistics for Metasploit skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Metasploit over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid7 Metasploit
Rank 414 423 421
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.018% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.064% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £520 £241 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.54% -35.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Metasploit
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3692 3143 3188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.97% 13.68% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2735 2216 2376
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
Median hourly rate £43.63 £27.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.57% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%

Metasploit
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Metasploit as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Metasploit Jobs Demand Trend in London

Metasploit
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Metasploit across the London region.

Metasploit Daily Rate Trend in London

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 18 (90.00%) Nessus
2 13 (65.00%) Nmap
3 12 (60.00%) HTTP
3 12 (60.00%) Information Security
3 12 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (45.00%) Linux
5 9 (45.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (45.00%) GCIA
5 9 (45.00%) GSEC
6 8 (40.00%) Information Management
6 8 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (35.00%) Splunk
8 6 (30.00%) ArcSight
8 6 (30.00%) Security Testing
8 6 (30.00%) QRadar
9 5 (25.00%) Kali Linux
9 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (25.00%) Network Security
9 5 (25.00%) GCIH
9 5 (25.00%) Windows
10 4 (20.00%) Firewall
10 4 (20.00%) GCED
10 4 (20.00%) Regular Expression
11 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 3 (15.00%) AppScan
11 3 (15.00%) CREST Certified
11 3 (15.00%) CEH
11 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (15.00%) Finance

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (5.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) HTTP
2 9 (45.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (25.00%) Network Security
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) AppScan
2 2 (10.00%) Burp Suite
3 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) ArcSight Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Splunk Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Security Advisor
6 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SOC Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Kali Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Information Security
2 8 (40.00%) Information Management
2 8 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.00%) Computer Forensics
7 1 (5.00%) Open Source
7 1 (5.00%) OSSTMM
7 1 (5.00%) OWASP
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) Security Operations
7 1 (5.00%) SIEM
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) GCIA
1 9 (45.00%) GSEC
2 5 (25.00%) GCIH
3 4 (20.00%) GCED
4 3 (15.00%) CEH
4 3 (15.00%) CREST Certified
5 2 (10.00%) GCFW
5 2 (10.00%) GCUX
5 2 (10.00%) GCWN
5 2 (10.00%) OSCP
5 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (5.00%) CISA
6 1 (5.00%) CISM
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP
6 1 (5.00%) CRISC
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 18 (90.00%) Nessus
2 13 (65.00%) Nmap
3 6 (30.00%) QRadar
4 1 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (5.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Splunk
2 6 (30.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Veracode