Period
to 13 December 2019

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 6 months to 13 December 2019 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 739 830 847
Rank change year-on-year +91 +17 +1
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 8 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.042% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.064% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 12
England median daily rate £513 £500 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -1.96% +17.65%
10th Percentile £385 £421 £413
90th Percentile £668 £616 £550
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £510
% change year-on-year +2.50% -1.96% +16.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £13.95
UK median hourly rate - - £13.95

Metasploit is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 12,519 20,664 17,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.21% 21.49% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,336 14,337 12,524
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +7.69%
10th Percentile £330 £326 £313
90th Percentile £645 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 207 254
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £16.50 £30.00 £29.15
90th Percentile £73.00 £53.75 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £44.01 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.55% - +3.66%

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Metasploit as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 13 December 2019.

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 6 months to 13 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +82 5 £525 +10.53% 6
South West - 2 £425 -
East of England - 1 £500 -
Metasploit
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Metasploit also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 7 (87.50%) Nessus
2 5 (62.50%) Nmap
2 5 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (50.00%) Snort
4 3 (37.50%) Burp Suite
5 2 (25.00%) BMC
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Ethereal
5 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (25.00%) WSUS
5 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (25.00%) Tripwire
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (25.00%) User Experience
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (25.00%) Network Packet Capture
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
1 1 (12.50%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (25.00%) Ethereal
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Burp Suite
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Kali Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (25.00%) Network Packet Capture
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (12.50%) BCP
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) SABSA
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCSAS
1 1 (12.50%) CCSP
1 1 (12.50%) CHECK Team Leader
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CREST Certified
1 1 (12.50%) Cyber Scheme
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Nessus
2 5 (62.50%) Nmap
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (25.00%) WSUS
4 1 (12.50%) Nagios
4 1 (12.50%) Nexpose
4 1 (12.50%) OSSEC
4 1 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) BMC
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (25.00%) Tripwire
2 1 (12.50%) Rapid7
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk