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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid7 Metasploit
England / London
Rank - 412 407
Contract jobs citing Metasploit 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.032% 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.20% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Median daily rate - £455 £241
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +88.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 -
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 3515 3459 3023
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.30% 15.73% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2576 2525 2143
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £39.70 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 5 (100.00%) Nessus
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) CEH
3 3 (60.00%) Nmap
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Release Management
3 3 (60.00%) SIEM
3 3 (60.00%) Change Control
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (40.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (40.00%) Legal
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
5 1 (20.00%) CESG
5 1 (20.00%) Samba
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Squid
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (20.00%) Snort
5 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (20.00%) Apache
5 1 (20.00%) LDAP
5 1 (20.00%) NFS
5 1 (20.00%) SNMP
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory

Metasploit
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Penetration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Security Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) CESG
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Kali Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Control
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
1 3 (60.00%) SIEM
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Social Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CEH
1 4 (80.00%) CISSP
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
3 1 (20.00%) OSCP
3 1 (20.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO27005
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
1 1 (20.00%) Samba
1 1 (20.00%) Snort
1 1 (20.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) Nessus
2 3 (60.00%) Nmap
3 1 (20.00%) Nagios
3 1 (20.00%) OpenVAS
3 1 (20.00%) OSSEC
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) AlienVault
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) Sourcefire