Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Rapid7 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rapid7 over the 6 months to 17 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Rapid7 LLC.

Rapid7
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 869 876
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 +14
Contract jobs citing Rapid7 15 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.024% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.034% 0.052% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 12
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £455 £424 £428
90th Percentile £559 £480 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £563
% change year-on-year +5.56% -20.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Rapid7 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43891 48012 49887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 45.31% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27261 29317 29425
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1471 1723 2124
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.69% +6.03%

Rapid7
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Rapid7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Rapid7 in the UK

Rapid7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Rapid7.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rapid7 in the UK

Rapid7
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rapid7 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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
England +7 14 £475 +5.56%
UK excluding London +17 9 £475 +5.56%
North of England +59 8 £475 +5.56%
Yorkshire +32 6 £475 +5.56%
London -2 5 £553 -
North West +19 2 - -
South West - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rapid7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Rapid7.

1 10 (66.67%) Nexpose
2 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Information Security
3 7 (46.67%) Nessus
3 7 (46.67%) Unix
3 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (46.67%) VPN
3 7 (46.67%) LogRhythm
3 7 (46.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (40.00%) ArcSight
4 6 (40.00%) F5
4 6 (40.00%) GFI Software
4 6 (40.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 6 (40.00%) 802.1X
4 6 (40.00%) FireEye
4 6 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 6 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 6 (40.00%) SSL
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) Juniper
4 6 (40.00%) Internet
4 6 (40.00%) Wireless
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) Symantec
4 6 (40.00%) McAfee
4 6 (40.00%) Sourcefire
4 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (40.00%) TippingPoint

Rapid7
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (46.67%) VPN
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (40.00%) Internet
3 6 (40.00%) SSL
3 6 (40.00%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Security Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Information Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Unix
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Kali Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Information Security
1 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 7 (46.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (40.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 6 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 6 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (13.33%) SIEM
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (6.67%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Python
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
1 2 (13.33%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Nexpose
2 7 (46.67%) Nessus
3 3 (20.00%) SCCM
4 2 (13.33%) Puppet
5 1 (6.67%) Ansible
5 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
5 1 (6.67%) QRadar
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) LogRhythm
2 6 (40.00%) ArcSight
2 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) F5
2 6 (40.00%) FireEye
2 6 (40.00%) GFI Software
2 6 (40.00%) Juniper
2 6 (40.00%) McAfee
2 6 (40.00%) Sourcefire
2 6 (40.00%) Symantec
2 6 (40.00%) TippingPoint
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (20.00%) Splunk
4 2 (13.33%) AlienVault
4 2 (13.33%) Imperva
4 2 (13.33%) Qualys
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Tripwire