The table below looks at the statistics for Metasploit skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Metasploit over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid7 Metasploit
Rank 427 425 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.009% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.064% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £490 £241 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
3775 3127 3098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.40% 13.94% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2771 2186 2304
Average daily rate £463 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 10
Average hourly rate £43.63 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

Metasploit
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Metasploit across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 19 (90.48%) Nessus
2 13 (61.90%) Nmap
3 12 (57.14%) HTTP
3 12 (57.14%) Information Security
3 12 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (47.62%) Linux
4 10 (47.62%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (42.86%) GCIA
5 9 (42.86%) GSEC
6 8 (38.10%) Information Management
7 7 (33.33%) Splunk
8 6 (28.57%) ArcSight
8 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Kali Linux
8 6 (28.57%) QRadar
9 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (23.81%) Network Security
9 5 (23.81%) GCIH
9 5 (23.81%) Windows
10 4 (19.05%) Firewall
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
10 4 (19.05%) GCED
10 4 (19.05%) Regular Expression
11 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
11 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 3 (14.29%) AppScan
11 3 (14.29%) CREST Certified
11 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) HTTP
2 9 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (23.81%) Network Security
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) AppScan
2 2 (9.52%) Burp Suite
3 1 (4.76%) Fiddler
3 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Penetration Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Tester
4 5 (23.81%) ArcSight Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Splunk Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Security Advisor
7 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) SOC Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.76%) LAMP
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (47.62%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 2 (9.52%) Cryptography
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Kali Linux
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 3 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Information Security
2 9 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Information Management
4 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.76%) Open Source
8 1 (4.76%) OSSTMM
8 1 (4.76%) OWASP
8 1 (4.76%) Project Management
8 1 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
8 1 (4.76%) Security Operations
8 1 (4.76%) SIEM
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) C++
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) GCIA
1 9 (42.86%) GSEC
2 5 (23.81%) GCIH
3 4 (19.05%) GCED
4 3 (14.29%) CEH
4 3 (14.29%) CREST Certified
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) GCFW
5 2 (9.52%) GCUX
5 2 (9.52%) GCWN
5 2 (9.52%) OSCP
6 1 (4.76%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (4.76%) CISA
6 1 (4.76%) CISM
6 1 (4.76%) CISSP
6 1 (4.76%) CRISC
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 19 (90.48%) Nessus
2 13 (61.90%) Nmap
3 6 (28.57%) QRadar
4 1 (4.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Splunk
2 6 (28.57%) ArcSight
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Veracode