The table below looks at the statistics for Nessus skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Nessus over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 559 537 552
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing Nessus 36 33 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.067% 0.009%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.84% 0.84% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 1
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£450 £325 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -31.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £473
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -28.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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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
4298 3950 3598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.34% 8.00% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2674 2336 2030
Average daily rate £405 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 123 165
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £31.56 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

Nessus
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Nessus across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 11 £450 +71.42% 5
East Midlands - 8 £375 - 2
South East -25 6 £425 +25.92% 2
East of England - 4 £500 - 1
South West - 3 £600 - 6
Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 5
North East - 2 £244 -
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Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Nessus also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Nessus.

1 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Firewall
2 18 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 16 (33.33%) SIEM
4 13 (27.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (27.08%) Nmap
5 12 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (22.92%) Management Information System
6 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
6 11 (22.92%) CISSP
6 11 (22.92%) Cisco
6 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
6 11 (22.92%) Network Security
7 10 (20.83%) Qualys
7 10 (20.83%) Splunk
7 10 (20.83%) Linux
7 10 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (20.83%) Business Continuity
8 9 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (18.75%) Information Security
8 9 (18.75%) VMware
8 9 (18.75%) HP
8 9 (18.75%) ArcSight
8 9 (18.75%) Wireshark
9 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 8 (16.67%) IronPort
9 8 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (16.67%) Resilience Testing

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Nessus also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Nessus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) nginx
1 2 (4.17%) Confluence
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (37.50%) Firewall
2 12 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (22.92%) Network Security
4 9 (18.75%) Wireshark
5 8 (16.67%) DNS
6 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
7 5 (10.42%) VPN
8 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (8.33%) DHCP
9 3 (6.25%) LAN
9 3 (6.25%) WAN
9 3 (6.25%) SSL
9 3 (6.25%) IPsec
10 2 (4.17%) SSH
10 2 (4.17%) OSPF
10 2 (4.17%) TACACS
10 2 (4.17%) IPv6
10 2 (4.17%) SAN
10 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (4.17%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) MySQL
1 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.17%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.17%) Metasploit
2 2 (4.17%) RSpec
2 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) GitLab
2 2 (4.17%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Legal
2 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Security Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Test Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Security Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Splunk Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) OAT Test Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Security Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Security Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) IT Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Tester
8 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) XML
2 2 (4.17%) REST
2 2 (4.17%) MCollective
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) PKI
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) NHS
3 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.17%) CMDB
3 2 (4.17%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.33%) UNIX
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) AIX
6 2 (4.17%) SmartOS
6 2 (4.17%) CoreOS
6 2 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (4.17%) CentOS
6 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) SIEM
2 13 (27.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (20.83%) Business Continuity
4 9 (18.75%) Information Security
4 9 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Resilience Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.50%) ITIL
7 5 (10.42%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (10.42%) Time Management
7 5 (10.42%) Server Hardening
8 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.33%) Open Source
8 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (8.33%) Security Management
9 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) Python
1 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
1 2 (4.17%) Ruby
1 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.17%) C
2 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) CISSP
3 6 (12.50%) CISM
4 5 (10.42%) CISA
5 3 (6.25%) CCSA
5 3 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) CEH
6 2 (4.17%) CCSP
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.17%) OSCP
7 1 (2.08%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) Snort
4 3 (6.25%) XenApp
4 3 (6.25%) vSphere
5 2 (4.17%) Varnish
5 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.17%) vCloud
5 2 (4.17%) KVM
5 2 (4.17%) Docker
5 2 (4.17%) LXC
5 2 (4.17%) iptables
5 2 (4.17%) Btrfs
5 2 (4.17%) XenServer
5 2 (4.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Nmap
2 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (6.25%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (4.17%) Puppet
4 2 (4.17%) CFEngine
4 2 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.17%) HAProxy
4 2 (4.17%) Ansible
4 2 (4.17%) WebInspect
4 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) systemd
4 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.08%) logstash
5 1 (2.08%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Cisco
2 10 (20.83%) Qualys
2 10 (20.83%) Splunk
3 9 (18.75%) ArcSight
3 9 (18.75%) HP
3 9 (18.75%) VMware
4 8 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 8 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 8 (16.67%) IronPort
5 6 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 3 (6.25%) Symantec
7 3 (6.25%) LogRhythm
8 2 (4.17%) SaltStack
8 2 (4.17%) Imperva
8 2 (4.17%) Rapid7
8 2 (4.17%) NetApp
8 2 (4.17%) Dell
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