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 3 months to 29 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.

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

Rapid7
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 643 618
Rank change year-on-year +54 -25  
Contract jobs citing Rapid7 16 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.009% 0.013%
As % of the Vendors category 0.080% 0.021% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 7
Median daily rate £450 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -8.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £463
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19933 23550 24158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.07% 43.75% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12320 14319 13673
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 809 1029
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +11.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Rapid7
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Rapid7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rapid7 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rapid7 in the UK

Rapid7
Top 10 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 3 months to 29 March 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
England +60 16 £450 -14.28% 2
London +38 12 £450 -14.28% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Coventry - 1 £450 -
City of London - 1 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
South East - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 19 (86.36%) Wireless
2 19 (86.36%) Information Security
2 19 (86.36%) Internet
2 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 19 (86.36%) LogRhythm
3 17 (77.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (59.09%) Sourcefire
4 13 (59.09%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (59.09%) F5
4 13 (59.09%) ArcSight
4 13 (59.09%) Cisco
4 13 (59.09%) Symantec
4 13 (59.09%) Intel Security
4 13 (59.09%) FireEye
5 12 (54.55%) Identity Access Management
5 12 (54.55%) SIEM
5 12 (54.55%) PCI DSS
6 10 (45.45%) TippingPoint
6 10 (45.45%) Blue Coat
6 10 (45.45%) GFI Software
6 10 (45.45%) Finance
6 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
6 10 (45.45%) VPN
6 10 (45.45%) SSL
6 10 (45.45%) Unix
6 10 (45.45%) Juniper
6 10 (45.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 10 (45.45%) Nexpose
6 10 (45.45%) Malware Detection/Protection

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 19 (86.36%) Internet
2 19 (86.36%) Wireless
3 13 (59.09%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (45.45%) SSL
4 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 10 (45.45%) VPN
5 9 (40.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (13.64%) TACACS
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Information Security Specialist
1 10 (45.45%) Information Specialist
1 10 (45.45%) Security Specialist
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Security Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) SIEM Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) CyberArk Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Incident Handler
7 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) 802.1X
2 3 (13.64%) OAuth
2 3 (13.64%) OpenID
2 3 (13.64%) SailPoint
2 3 (13.64%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
2 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (4.55%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Unix
3 9 (40.91%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Information Security
2 17 (77.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 12 (54.55%) Identity Access Management
3 12 (54.55%) SIEM
4 10 (45.45%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 10 (45.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 10 (45.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 10 (45.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (40.91%) Email Filtering
5 9 (40.91%) ITIL
5 9 (40.91%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (40.91%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Web Filtering
6 7 (31.82%) Malware Analysis
6 7 (31.82%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (13.64%) Identity Management
7 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.64%) Presales
7 3 (13.64%) Privileged Access Management
7 3 (13.64%) Privileged Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 9 (40.91%) CCSP
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (40.91%) CISM
1 9 (40.91%) CISSP
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
1 9 (40.91%) SANS
2 2 (9.09%) GCIH
2 2 (9.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) PCI DSS
2 3 (13.64%) GPG13
2 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) LogRhythm
2 13 (59.09%) ArcSight
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) F5
2 13 (59.09%) FireEye
2 13 (59.09%) Intel Security
2 13 (59.09%) Sourcefire
2 13 (59.09%) Symantec
3 10 (45.45%) Blue Coat
3 10 (45.45%) GFI Software
3 10 (45.45%) Juniper
3 10 (45.45%) TippingPoint
4 8 (36.36%) Dell
5 3 (13.64%) CA
5 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.64%) EMC
5 3 (13.64%) IBM
5 3 (13.64%) Qualys
5 3 (13.64%) Tufin
5 3 (13.64%) VMware