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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 413 424 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.044% 0.014% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.081% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £475 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.63% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £408 £450
% change year-on-year - -9.44%  
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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3877 3726 3270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.75% 17.23% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2842 2788 2359
Median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £338 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.63 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.30% +45.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £41.75 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.13 £116.88 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
City of London - 1 £425 -
Metasploit
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 8 (88.89%) Firewall
1 8 (88.89%) CEH
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) HTTP
3 5 (55.56%) CISSP
3 5 (55.56%) Information Security
3 5 (55.56%) Information Management
3 5 (55.56%) Nessus
3 5 (55.56%) Nmap
3 5 (55.56%) SIEM
3 5 (55.56%) Network Security
3 5 (55.56%) QRadar
4 4 (44.44%) FireEye
4 4 (44.44%) Threat Modelling
4 4 (44.44%) CSIRT
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 4 (44.44%) Symantec
4 4 (44.44%) Sophos
4 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
5 3 (33.33%) SSCP
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) MCSA

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 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) HTTP
2 5 (55.56%) Network Security
3 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Information Management
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
1 5 (55.56%) SIEM
2 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (44.44%) Threat Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 1 (11.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 3 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) CEH
2 5 (55.56%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) CHFI
3 3 (33.33%) MCSA
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Nessus
1 5 (55.56%) Nmap
1 5 (55.56%) QRadar
2 4 (44.44%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) FireEye
1 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
1 4 (44.44%) Sophos
1 4 (44.44%) Symantec