Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 21 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 610 600
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +10
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 22 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.047% 0.011% 0.021%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.062% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 7
London median daily rate £488 £406 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -20.50% +36.27%
10th Percentile £413 £369 £491
90th Percentile £568 £438 £600
England median daily rate £498 £419 £450
% change year-on-year +18.88% -7.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9517 8124 7171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.22% 18.08% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7193 5889 5276
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 20
London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +20.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £22.17 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.50 £57.05 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Metasploit in London

Metasploit
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Metasploit in London

Metasploit
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Metasploit in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Metasploit in London

Metasploit
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London - 2 £488 - 2
Metasploit
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 14 (63.64%) Windows
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) Linux
3 11 (50.00%) Nessus
3 11 (50.00%) CEH
3 11 (50.00%) Nmap
4 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
4 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (40.91%) FireEye
4 9 (40.91%) Threat Modelling
4 9 (40.91%) Information Security
4 9 (40.91%) Red Hat
4 9 (40.91%) Symantec
4 9 (40.91%) Sophos
4 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
5 8 (36.36%) Network Security
6 7 (31.82%) HTTP
6 7 (31.82%) Information Management
6 7 (31.82%) CSIRT
7 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 6 (27.27%) CISSP
7 6 (27.27%) SIEM
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 6 (27.27%) QRadar
8 5 (22.73%) Security Operations
8 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
8 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001

Metasploit
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) Network Security
3 7 (31.82%) HTTP
4 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Burp Suite
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Security Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.09%) Kali Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
1 9 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
1 9 (40.91%) Information Security
1 9 (40.91%) Threat Modelling
2 7 (31.82%) Information Management
3 6 (27.27%) SIEM
4 5 (22.73%) Security Operations
5 4 (18.18%) OWASP
5 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (9.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
7 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Threat Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
1 5 (22.73%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) CEH
2 6 (27.27%) CISSP
3 5 (22.73%) CHFI
3 5 (22.73%) MCSA
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (22.73%) SSCP
4 2 (9.09%) CREST Certified
4 2 (9.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) Nessus
1 11 (50.00%) Nmap
2 7 (31.82%) CSIRT
3 6 (27.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) FireEye
1 9 (40.91%) Red Hat
1 9 (40.91%) Sophos
1 9 (40.91%) Symantec
2 2 (9.09%) Qualys
2 2 (9.09%) Splunk