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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Metasploit
Rank 406 423 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.004% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.088% 0.033% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3412 3030 2844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.80% 12.49% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2668 2222 2033
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 21
Average hourly rate £55.00 £44.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.90% +5.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £22.05 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Metasploit across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Metasploit Daily Rate Histogram in London

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) CISSP
1 4 (66.67%) Nessus
1 4 (66.67%) CEH
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Nmap
3 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (33.33%) WebInspect
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (33.33%) Mocha
3 2 (33.33%) UAG
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 2 (33.33%) Mocha
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 2 (33.33%) JMeter
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) TestLink
1 2 (33.33%) Geb
General
1 1 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) IT Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Use Case
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Data Security
2 2 (33.33%) Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CISSP
1 4 (66.67%) CEH
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) OSCP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Nmap
1 2 (33.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Nessus
2 2 (33.33%) WebInspect
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Juniper
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec
1 2 (33.33%) F5
1 2 (33.33%) Ruckus Wireless
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Brocade