Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 837 838
Rank change year-on-year +33 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 38 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.028% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.22% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 21
England median daily rate £498 £419 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% -7.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £372 £413
90th Percentile £563 £493 £511
UK median daily rate £498 £419 £450
% change year-on-year +18.88% -7.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
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 17533 16135 15014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 16.57% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12283 10943 10092
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £280
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 231 286
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £26.15 £23.88
90th Percentile £59.88 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -10 22 £488 +20.00% 1
North of England +53 7 £495 +21.47% 1
Yorkshire +15 5 £495 +21.47%
Midlands - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
East of England - 3 - -
South East +2 2 £525 +24.48%
North West - 2 - - 1
Metasploit
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 24 (63.16%) Firewall
2 22 (57.89%) Nessus
3 20 (52.63%) Nmap
4 16 (42.11%) Linux
5 15 (39.47%) Windows
5 15 (39.47%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (36.84%) Threat Modelling
7 13 (34.21%) Network Security
7 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
8 12 (31.58%) Information Security
8 12 (31.58%) HTTP
8 12 (31.58%) SIEM
9 11 (28.95%) Python
9 11 (28.95%) Red Hat
9 11 (28.95%) CEH
10 10 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
11 9 (23.68%) FireEye
11 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (23.68%) Sophos
11 9 (23.68%) Symantec
12 8 (21.05%) SQL
12 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
12 8 (21.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 8 (21.05%) Threat Intelligence
13 7 (18.42%) CSIRT
13 7 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Scanning

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.53%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (63.16%) Firewall
2 13 (34.21%) Network Security
3 12 (31.58%) HTTP
4 10 (26.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (13.16%) MPLS
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (10.53%) DNS
6 4 (10.53%) FTP
6 4 (10.53%) GSM
6 4 (10.53%) Internet
6 4 (10.53%) Kerberos
6 4 (10.53%) LAN
6 4 (10.53%) LDAP
6 4 (10.53%) PBX
6 4 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (10.53%) SSL
6 4 (10.53%) VoIP
6 4 (10.53%) VPN
6 4 (10.53%) WAN
6 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Burp Suite
2 3 (7.89%) IDA Disassembler
2 3 (7.89%) OllyDbg
General
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Law
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Security Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Incident Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Malware Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Network Support
4 3 (7.89%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) ICT Support
5 2 (5.26%) IT Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Security Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Support Officer
5 2 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Vulnerability Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (13.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.53%) PKI
4 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Linux
2 15 (39.47%) Windows
3 9 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.16%) Unix
6 4 (10.53%) Kali Linux
7 3 (7.89%) VMS
8 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.63%) Solaris
9 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (36.84%) Threat Modelling
3 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
4 12 (31.58%) Information Security
4 12 (31.58%) SIEM
5 8 (21.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 8 (21.05%) Threat Intelligence
6 7 (18.42%) Information Management
6 7 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (15.79%) Security Operations
8 5 (13.16%) Anomaly Detection
8 5 (13.16%) Open Source
8 5 (13.16%) Security Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Threat Detection
8 5 (13.16%) Use Case
8 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Line Management
9 4 (10.53%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Python
2 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) CEH
2 6 (15.79%) CISSP
3 5 (13.16%) CHFI
3 5 (13.16%) MCSA
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (13.16%) SSCP
4 2 (5.26%) CREST Certified
4 2 (5.26%) SANS
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) iptables
2 4 (10.53%) Postfix
2 4 (10.53%) Samba
2 4 (10.53%) Squid
3 3 (7.89%) VirtualBox
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (57.89%) Nessus
2 20 (52.63%) Nmap
3 7 (18.42%) CSIRT
4 6 (15.79%) QRadar
5 5 (13.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (10.53%) EnCase
7 2 (5.26%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Red Hat
2 9 (23.68%) FireEye
2 9 (23.68%) Sophos
2 9 (23.68%) Symantec
3 5 (13.16%) Splunk
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) NEC
5 3 (7.89%) Qualys
5 3 (7.89%) VMware
6 2 (5.26%) Imperva
6 2 (5.26%) Rapid7
7 1 (2.63%) McAfee