The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Metasploit skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Metasploit over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 611 621
Rank change year-on-year +26 +10  
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 16 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.024% 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.15% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Median daily rate £475 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% -7.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate - £408 £450
% change year-on-year - -9.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Metasploit is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7654 7779 6772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.70% 15.69% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 5421 4527
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 125 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +13.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Metasploit as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Metasploit in England

Metasploit
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Metasploit in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Metasploit in England

Metasploit
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Metasploit in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Metasploit 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 27 June 2017. 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 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
London +9 9 £475 -13.63% 2
East of England - 7 - -
Metasploit
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
2 10 (58.82%) Python
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (47.06%) IDA Disassembler
4 8 (47.06%) Firewall
4 8 (47.06%) Network Security
4 8 (47.06%) CEH
5 7 (41.18%) Computer Forensics
5 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (41.18%) VirtualBox
5 7 (41.18%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) VMS
5 7 (41.18%) Perl
5 7 (41.18%) Programme Delivery
5 7 (41.18%) EnCase
5 7 (41.18%) Actionable Insight
5 7 (41.18%) OllyDbg
5 7 (41.18%) Threat Analysis
5 7 (41.18%) Malware Analysis
5 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
6 6 (35.29%) Law
7 5 (29.41%) Incident Management
7 5 (29.41%) SIEM
7 5 (29.41%) Nmap
7 5 (29.41%) Information Management
7 5 (29.41%) Nessus
7 5 (29.41%) HTTP

Metasploit
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
1 8 (47.06%) Network Security
2 5 (29.41%) HTTP
3 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
5 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) IDA Disassembler
2 7 (41.18%) OllyDbg
General
1 6 (35.29%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Security Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Incident Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Malware Analyst
4 5 (29.41%) Consultant
4 5 (29.41%) Security Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Malware Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Security Incident Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Security Incident Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) SOC Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Management Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Research Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Incident Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) VMS
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Kali Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) Actionable Insight
2 7 (41.18%) Computer Forensics
2 7 (41.18%) Malware Analysis
2 7 (41.18%) Programme Delivery
2 7 (41.18%) Threat Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (29.41%) Incident Management
3 5 (29.41%) Information Management
3 5 (29.41%) SIEM
4 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) Threat Modelling
5 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Security Operations
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
7 1 (5.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
1 10 (58.82%) Python
2 7 (41.18%) Perl
3 3 (17.65%) Assembly Language
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) CEH
2 5 (29.41%) CISSP
3 3 (17.65%) CHFI
3 3 (17.65%) MCSA
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (17.65%) SSCP
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) VirtualBox
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) EnCase
2 5 (29.41%) Nessus
2 5 (29.41%) Nmap
2 5 (29.41%) QRadar
3 4 (23.53%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) FireEye
2 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 4 (23.53%) Sophos
2 4 (23.53%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) SAP