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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tenable Nessus
Rank 543 563 564
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Contract jobs citing Nessus 53 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.064% 0.029%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.32% 0.74% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 6
Average daily rate £455 £358 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -18.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £225 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £310 £425
% change year-on-year
+46.77% -27.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Nessus
UK

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
4027 4032 3464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.53% 8.56% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2568 2415 1998
Average daily rate £448 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 139 137
Average hourly rate £28.75 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.74% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.17 £41.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +19 25 £459 +22.33% 6
Yorkshire - 10 £455 - 4
East of England +5 5 £425 +36.00%
South East +13 4 £400 +37.93% 5
South West +6 4 £473 +21.93% 1
East Midlands - 2 £600 -
Nessus
UK

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 35 (45.45%) Information Security
2 34 (44.16%) Nmap
2 34 (44.16%) Metasploit
3 29 (37.66%) Windows
4 28 (36.36%) Network Security
5 26 (33.77%) Linux
6 25 (32.47%) Firewall
7 24 (31.17%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (25.97%) Unix
9 20 (25.97%) HTTP
9 20 (25.97%) Cyberthreat
10 19 (24.68%) ArcSight
11 18 (23.38%) SIEM
11 18 (23.38%) QRadar
12 16 (20.78%) Splunk
12 16 (20.78%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (19.48%) Information Management
14 14 (18.18%) GCIA
14 14 (18.18%) Qualys
14 14 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 13 (16.88%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (16.88%) CISSP
16 12 (15.58%) GSEC
17 11 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 10 (12.99%) PCI DSS
18 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
18 10 (12.99%) Finance
18 10 (12.99%) CEH
18 10 (12.99%) Cisco

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (3.90%) Confluence
1 3 (3.90%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (36.36%) Network Security
2 25 (32.47%) Firewall
3 20 (25.97%) HTTP
4 16 (20.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.69%) WAN
6 7 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (9.09%) LAN
6 7 (9.09%) Wireshark
7 6 (7.79%) DNS
7 6 (7.79%) Internet
7 6 (7.79%) VPN
8 5 (6.49%) OSPF
9 3 (3.90%) DHCP
9 3 (3.90%) IPsec
9 3 (3.90%) IPv6
9 3 (3.90%) OpenVPN
9 3 (3.90%) SAN
9 3 (3.90%) SSH
9 3 (3.90%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) MySQL
2 3 (3.90%) MariaDB
2 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.30%) DB2
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (44.16%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.90%) GitLab
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.90%) RSpec
3 1 (1.30%) AppScan
3 1 (1.30%) Burp Suite
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (46.75%) Analyst
2 28 (36.36%) Security Analyst
3 11 (14.29%) Consultant
3 11 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 11 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Penetration Tester
4 9 (11.69%) SOC Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Tester
5 8 (10.39%) ArcSight Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) IT Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) IT Security Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Splunk Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.90%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (3.90%) MCollective
2 3 (3.90%) REST
2 3 (3.90%) Web Services
3 2 (2.60%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.17%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (25.97%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.79%) Mobile App
5 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.90%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.90%) PKI
6 3 (3.90%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.30%) CESG
8 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.66%) Windows
2 26 (33.77%) Linux
3 20 (25.97%) Unix
4 6 (7.79%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.19%) Kali Linux
6 3 (3.90%) CoreOS
6 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.90%) SmartOS
6 3 (3.90%) Solaris
6 3 (3.90%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.30%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (45.45%) Information Security
2 22 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (23.38%) SIEM
4 15 (19.48%) Information Management
5 14 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 13 (16.88%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (11.69%) Security Testing
8 8 (10.39%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (10.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 7 (9.09%) Time Management
10 6 (7.79%) OWASP
10 6 (7.79%) Performance Optimisation
11 5 (6.49%) Business Continuity
11 5 (6.49%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (6.49%) SDLC
11 5 (6.49%) Security Operations
11 5 (6.49%) Vulnerability Management
12 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) Python
2 3 (3.90%) C
2 3 (3.90%) C++
2 3 (3.90%) Java
2 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.90%) Ruby
2 3 (3.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) GCIA
2 13 (16.88%) CISSP
3 12 (15.58%) GSEC
4 10 (12.99%) CEH
4 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
5 9 (11.69%) CREST Certified
6 8 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (9.09%) CCNP
8 6 (7.79%) CISM
9 5 (6.49%) CCNA
9 5 (6.49%) GIAC
9 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
10 4 (5.19%) CISA
10 4 (5.19%) GCIH
10 4 (5.19%) MCSE
10 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (3.90%) CCSA
11 3 (3.90%) CCSE
11 3 (3.90%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (3.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (12.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) CESG Infosec
3 1 (1.30%) COBIT
3 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.30%) RMADS
3 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.90%) Btrfs
1 3 (3.90%) Docker
1 3 (3.90%) iptables
1 3 (3.90%) KVM
1 3 (3.90%) LXC
1 3 (3.90%) Snort
1 3 (3.90%) Squid
1 3 (3.90%) Varnish
1 3 (3.90%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (44.16%) Nmap
2 18 (23.38%) QRadar
3 4 (5.19%) OpenVAS
4 3 (3.90%) Ansible
4 3 (3.90%) CFEngine
4 3 (3.90%) HAProxy
4 3 (3.90%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.90%) Puppet
4 3 (3.90%) systemd
5 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.30%) EnCase
6 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) ArcSight
2 16 (20.78%) Splunk
3 14 (18.18%) Qualys
4 10 (12.99%) Cisco
5 9 (11.69%) F5
6 8 (10.39%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.79%) VMware
8 4 (5.19%) HP
8 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.90%) Forcepoint
9 3 (3.90%) IBM
9 3 (3.90%) Intel Security
9 3 (3.90%) SaltStack
10 2 (2.60%) AppSense
10 2 (2.60%) Juniper
10 2 (2.60%) Rapid7
10 2 (2.60%) Sourcefire
10 2 (2.60%) Tufin
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