Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 546 778 851
Rank change year-on-year +232 +73 -38
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 12 43 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.051% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.26% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 12
Median daily rate £550 £475 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -8.43% +9.21%
10th Percentile £348 £390 £419
90th Percentile £600 £700 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £556
% change year-on-year +15.79% -14.61% +17.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £38.75
UK median hourly rate - - £38.75

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 6,616 16,738 19,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.51% 19.71% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,350 11,130 13,288
Median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +7.95%
10th Percentile £331 £343 £320
90th Percentile £675 £638 £616
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 260 227
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.92 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.38% +5.68% -
10th Percentile £23.01 £22.15 £25.91
90th Percentile £61.30 £55.00 £62.06
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.60% +2.35% -

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Metasploit in England

Metasploit
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Metasploit in England.

Daily rate trend for Metasploit in England

Metasploit
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Metasploit in England over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020. 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 +182 11 £575 -2.13% 4
South East +164 1 £400 -5.88%
Metasploit
UK

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 12 (100.00%) Nmap
1 12 (100.00%) Nessus
2 10 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
4 7 (58.33%) Kali Linux
4 7 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Security Testing
5 6 (50.00%) Network Security
5 6 (50.00%) Open Source
5 6 (50.00%) GIAC
5 6 (50.00%) Firewall
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) Information Security
6 5 (41.67%) GCIA
6 5 (41.67%) GSEC
6 5 (41.67%) GCIH
6 5 (41.67%) Middleware
6 5 (41.67%) GISF
6 5 (41.67%) Splunk
6 5 (41.67%) GCED
6 5 (41.67%) Qualys
6 5 (41.67%) QRadar
6 5 (41.67%) Burp Suite
6 5 (41.67%) GPPA
7 4 (33.33%) Red Team
7 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (33.33%) Social Engineering
7 4 (33.33%) OSINT
7 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
1 6 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless Security
3 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Burp Suite
2 2 (16.67%) AppScan
2 2 (16.67%) Paros
General
1 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Incident Responder
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) IT Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Penetration Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Kali Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Security Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Open Source
4 5 (41.67%) Information Security
5 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (33.33%) OSINT
5 4 (33.33%) Red Team
5 4 (33.33%) Social Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 3 (25.00%) Threat Management
7 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (16.67%) ITSM
7 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (16.67%) Validation
7 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
8 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) GIAC
2 5 (41.67%) GCED
2 5 (41.67%) GCIA
2 5 (41.67%) GCIH
2 5 (41.67%) GISF
2 5 (41.67%) GPPA
2 5 (41.67%) GSEC
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) GCFW
4 3 (25.00%) GCUX
4 3 (25.00%) GCWN
5 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) OSCP
6 1 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (8.33%) GPEN
6 1 (8.33%) SANS
6 1 (8.33%) Tigerscheme
Systems Management
1 12 (100.00%) Nessus
1 12 (100.00%) Nmap
2 5 (41.67%) QRadar
3 2 (16.67%) HP Fortify
3 2 (16.67%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Qualys
1 5 (41.67%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) Google