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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid7 Metasploit
UK / England
Rank 569 589 585
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4  
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 1 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.060% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.014% 0.41% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 22 2
Median daily rate - £455 £241
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +88.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 -
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 7140 7132 6272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.42% 14.66% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4790 4784 4086
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 172 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £31.50 £28.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

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
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 22 March 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
South West - 1 - -
Metasploit
UK

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (61.11%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Nmap
3 10 (55.56%) CISSP
3 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 10 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (50.00%) Nessus
5 8 (44.44%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (44.44%) SANS
6 7 (38.89%) Wireshark
6 7 (38.89%) CEH
7 6 (33.33%) Firewall
7 6 (33.33%) Linux
7 6 (33.33%) SIEM
8 5 (27.78%) OWASP
8 5 (27.78%) Network Packet Analysis
8 5 (27.78%) Network Packet Capture
9 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (22.22%) Finance
10 3 (16.67%) CESG
10 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (16.67%) SQL
10 3 (16.67%) Windows
10 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
10 3 (16.67%) Social Engineering
10 3 (16.67%) Kali Linux
10 3 (16.67%) CHECK Team Leader
10 3 (16.67%) CREST Certified
10 3 (16.67%) Release Management

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 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Wireshark
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) FTP
4 2 (11.11%) HTTP
4 2 (11.11%) SMTP
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) LDAP
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) SNMP
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (44.44%) Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Security Penetration Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Security Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Support
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) CESG
3 2 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Kali Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) CentOS
3 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (44.44%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (33.33%) SIEM
5 5 (27.78%) Network Packet Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Network Packet Capture
5 5 (27.78%) OWASP
6 3 (16.67%) Change Control
6 3 (16.67%) Release Management
6 3 (16.67%) Social Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (11.11%) Anomaly Detection
7 2 (11.11%) Information Security
7 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.11%) Use Case
8 1 (5.56%) Security Operations
8 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) CISSP
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) SANS
4 7 (38.89%) CEH
5 3 (16.67%) CHECK Team Leader
5 3 (16.67%) CREST Certified
5 3 (16.67%) OSCP
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Certification
6 1 (5.56%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO27005
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) NFS
2 1 (5.56%) Samba
2 1 (5.56%) Snort
2 1 (5.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) Nmap
2 9 (50.00%) Nessus
3 2 (11.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (11.11%) Puppet
4 1 (5.56%) Nagios
4 1 (5.56%) OpenVAS
4 1 (5.56%) OSSEC
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) AlienVault
3 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
3 1 (5.56%) Qualys
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Sourcefire
3 1 (5.56%) Splunk