The table below looks at the statistics for Nessus skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Nessus over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tenable Nessus
UK / England
Rank 564 564 573
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Nessus 15 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.10% 0.054%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.36% 1.13% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 24
Median daily rate £350 £455 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £389 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £556 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £455 £363
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +25.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4127 4242 4247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.85% 8.90% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2767 2701 2516
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 129 153
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-32.78% +35.55%

Nessus
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Nessus as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

Nessus Jobs Demand Trend in England

Nessus
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Nessus across the England region.

Nessus Daily Rate Trend in England

Nessus
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Nessus across the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Nessus Daily Rate Histogram in England

Nessus
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Nessus across the England region.

Nessus Hourly Rate Trend in England

Nessus
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 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
South East +24 8 £350 -12.50% 4
London +2 3 £450 -1.09% 3
South West +13 2 - - 3
East of England +5 2 £363 -3.33% 1
Nessus
UK

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Nessus 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 England region with a requirement for Nessus.

1 56 (66.67%) Firewall
2 44 (52.38%) Windows
3 40 (47.62%) VMware
4 38 (45.24%) SIEM
5 35 (41.67%) Cisco
6 33 (39.29%) CISSP
7 32 (38.10%) Unix
8 31 (36.90%) Security Cleared
9 29 (34.52%) TCP/IP
10 28 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (32.14%) SC Cleared
11 27 (32.14%) Linux
12 26 (30.95%) Active Directory
12 26 (30.95%) Vulnerability Management
13 25 (29.76%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (29.76%) LAN
13 25 (29.76%) WAN
14 24 (28.57%) Information Security
15 22 (26.19%) Finance
16 21 (25.00%) Nmap
17 19 (22.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 19 (22.62%) PCI DSS
17 19 (22.62%) Cybersecurity
18 18 (21.43%) Splunk
18 18 (21.43%) Management Information System
18 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
18 18 (21.43%) Security Operations
19 17 (20.24%) Windows Server
19 17 (20.24%) CheckPoint
19 17 (20.24%) Intrusion Detection

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Office
1 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 56 (66.67%) Firewall
2 29 (34.52%) TCP/IP
3 25 (29.76%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (29.76%) LAN
3 25 (29.76%) WAN
4 17 (20.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (17.86%) VPN
6 10 (11.90%) VoIP
7 7 (8.33%) Network Security
8 5 (5.95%) OSPF
8 5 (5.95%) SSH
9 4 (4.76%) HTTP
9 4 (4.76%) Internet
9 4 (4.76%) SNMP
10 3 (3.57%) ADSL
10 3 (3.57%) EIGRP
10 3 (3.57%) ICMP
10 3 (3.57%) IPsec
10 3 (3.57%) RIP
10 3 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.57%) Burp Suite
2 3 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.19%) AppScan
3 1 (1.19%) GDB
3 1 (1.19%) JIRA
3 1 (1.19%) sqlmap
3 1 (1.19%) WinDbg
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (30.95%) Analyst
2 17 (20.24%) Security Analyst
3 13 (15.48%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (14.29%) Consultant
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Security Consultant
5 10 (11.90%) SOC Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) IT Analyst
6 8 (9.52%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
7 7 (8.33%) Tester
8 5 (5.95%) Operational Security Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Operations Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Security Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Security Operations Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) SIEM Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (4.76%) .NET
3 3 (3.57%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.57%) COM
4 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.19%) HTML
4 1 (1.19%) jQuery
4 1 (1.19%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.71%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (7.14%) PKI
5 5 (5.95%) CESG
6 4 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.38%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.19%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 44 (52.38%) Windows
2 32 (38.10%) Unix
3 27 (32.14%) Linux
4 17 (20.24%) Windows Server
5 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.14%) Kali Linux
7 3 (3.57%) CentOS
7 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.38%) FreeBSD
8 2 (2.38%) Solaris
9 1 (1.19%) Android
9 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.24%) SIEM
2 26 (30.95%) Vulnerability Management
3 24 (28.57%) Information Security
4 19 (22.62%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (22.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 18 (21.43%) Security Operations
6 16 (19.05%) Patch Management
7 15 (17.86%) Analytics
8 14 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 13 (15.48%) Identity Access Management
10 11 (13.10%) Security Monitoring
11 10 (11.90%) Case Management
11 10 (11.90%) Data Analytics
11 10 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (8.33%) Secure Coding
13 6 (7.14%) Change Control
13 6 (7.14%) Computer Security
13 6 (7.14%) ITIL
13 6 (7.14%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) Python
1 15 (17.86%) SQL
2 13 (15.48%) Java
3 11 (13.10%) C#
4 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.19%) C
6 1 (1.19%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
6 1 (1.19%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (39.29%) CISSP
2 31 (36.90%) Security Cleared
3 27 (32.14%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.67%) SANS
5 12 (14.29%) MCITP
5 12 (14.29%) MCP
5 12 (14.29%) MCSA
5 12 (14.29%) MCSE
5 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (11.90%) CEH
6 10 (11.90%) DV Cleared
7 8 (9.52%) SSCP
8 7 (8.33%) CREST Certified
8 7 (8.33%) OSCP
9 6 (7.14%) CCNP
9 6 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (5.95%) CISM
11 4 (4.76%) BC Cleared
11 4 (4.76%) Degree
11 4 (4.76%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.62%) PCI DSS
2 17 (20.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (9.52%) RMADS
4 2 (2.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.38%) QA
5 1 (1.19%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.19%) ISO27005
5 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (30.95%) Active Directory
3 16 (19.05%) vSphere
4 6 (7.14%) Snort
5 3 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (3.57%) Squid
5 3 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.19%) NFS
6 1 (1.19%) Samba
6 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (25.00%) Nmap
2 13 (15.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 13 (15.48%) QRadar
3 11 (13.10%) Nexpose
4 5 (5.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (3.57%) OSSEC
5 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (2.38%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.38%) Puppet
6 2 (2.38%) yum
7 1 (1.19%) Core Impact
7 1 (1.19%) HP Fortify
7 1 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.19%) OpenVAS
7 1 (1.19%) PowerBroker
7 1 (1.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 40 (47.62%) VMware
2 35 (41.67%) Cisco
3 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.43%) Splunk
4 17 (20.24%) CheckPoint
5 15 (17.86%) ArcSight
5 15 (17.86%) Qualys
6 14 (16.67%) AlienVault
6 14 (16.67%) Intel Security
7 12 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 12 (14.29%) LANDesk
7 12 (14.29%) LogRhythm
7 12 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 11 (13.10%) Intel
9 10 (11.90%) NetWitness
10 9 (10.71%) Apple
10 9 (10.71%) Brocade
10 9 (10.71%) Palo Alto
11 8 (9.52%) Snow
12 6 (7.14%) AppSense