The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tenable Nessus
Rank 538 537 534
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Nessus 32 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.011% 0.049%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.85% 0.14% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £412 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.02% +67.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £362 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £461 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £412 £243
% change year-on-year
-21.02% +69.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3751 3450 3503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.60% 7.42% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2201 1980 1829
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 157 159
Average hourly rate £18.46 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.95% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.39 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.51 £40.76 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
South East +10 21 £325 -21.02% 1
London +7 6 £331 - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South West - - - -
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Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 46 (82.14%) Windows
1 46 (82.14%) Linux
2 35 (62.50%) Nmap
3 33 (58.93%) UNIX
3 33 (58.93%) TCP/IP
4 32 (57.14%) Oracle
5 30 (53.57%) Security Cleared
6 28 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
6 28 (50.00%) HP
6 28 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (46.43%) SC Cleared
8 25 (44.64%) .NET
8 25 (44.64%) HTML
8 25 (44.64%) ASP.NET
9 23 (41.07%) SSL
9 23 (41.07%) Wireshark
10 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (39.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (39.29%) HTTPS
10 22 (39.29%) Windows XP
10 22 (39.29%) JSP
10 22 (39.29%) Windows 2000
10 22 (39.29%) JavaScript
10 22 (39.29%) Oracle EBS
10 22 (39.29%) Workflow
10 22 (39.29%) Validation
10 22 (39.29%) Software Testing
10 22 (39.29%) ISTQB
11 21 (37.50%) Test Strategy
12 18 (32.14%) Penetration Testing

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 11 (19.64%) IIS
2 5 (8.93%) Apache
3 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (19.64%) MS Office
1 11 (19.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (39.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 33 (58.93%) TCP/IP
2 23 (41.07%) SSL
2 23 (41.07%) Wireshark
3 22 (39.29%) HTTPS
4 17 (30.36%) Firewall
5 11 (19.64%) Wireless
5 11 (19.64%) SAN
6 4 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (5.36%) Network Security
7 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.79%) NetScreen
8 1 (1.79%) LDAP
8 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.79%) KDB
5 1 (1.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.79%) JUnit
2 1 (1.79%) JMeter
2 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Analyst
2 17 (30.36%) Tester
3 11 (19.64%) Security Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) IT Security Analyst
5 9 (16.07%) Test Analyst
5 9 (16.07%) Consultant
6 8 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 8 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (14.29%) Security Tester
7 5 (8.93%) QA Tester
8 4 (7.14%) IT Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Test Specialist
10 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Ethical Hacker
10 2 (3.57%) Integration Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Integration Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (44.64%) HTML
1 25 (44.64%) .NET
1 25 (44.64%) ASP.NET
2 22 (39.29%) JSP
3 1 (1.79%) SOAP
3 1 (1.79%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) CORBA
3 1 (1.79%) LAMP
3 1 (1.79%) Xerces
3 1 (1.79%) Xalan
3 1 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.79%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.79%) RMADS
2 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 46 (82.14%) Windows
1 46 (82.14%) Linux
2 33 (58.93%) UNIX
3 28 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (39.29%) Windows 2000
4 22 (39.29%) Windows XP
4 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.50%) AIX
6 4 (7.14%) Windows NT
6 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.36%) zOS
8 1 (1.79%) OpenSolaris
8 1 (1.79%) Solaris
8 1 (1.79%) SUSE
8 1 (1.79%) Debian
8 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Workflow
1 22 (39.29%) Validation
1 22 (39.29%) Software Testing
2 21 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 18 (32.14%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (26.79%) Knowledge Management
4 15 (26.79%) Test Scripting
5 13 (23.21%) Incident Management
6 12 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (19.64%) ITIL
8 8 (14.29%) Information Security
9 6 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (10.71%) Security Testing
10 2 (3.57%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.57%) Ethical Hacking
10 2 (3.57%) OWASP
11 1 (1.79%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) JavaScript
2 15 (26.79%) SQL
3 5 (8.93%) C
3 5 (8.93%) Java
3 5 (8.93%) Python
4 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.36%) PHP
5 3 (5.36%) VB
6 2 (3.57%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) Ruby
7 1 (1.79%) Korn
7 1 (1.79%) C-shell
7 1 (1.79%) Lisp
7 1 (1.79%) C#
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (46.43%) SC Cleared
3 22 (39.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (39.29%) ISTQB
4 16 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 12 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (21.43%) CEH
5 12 (21.43%) MCSE
5 12 (21.43%) CCNA
6 11 (19.64%) CISSP
6 11 (19.64%) MCP
7 1 (1.79%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (62.50%) Nmap
2 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.71%) Terminal Server
4 4 (7.14%) Xen
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.79%) qmail
5 1 (1.79%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.79%) OpenSSH
5 1 (1.79%) KVM
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.79%) Snort
5 1 (1.79%) Squid
Systems Management
1 28 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (19.64%) SCCM
3 7 (12.50%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.79%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Oracle
2 28 (50.00%) HP
3 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
4 13 (23.21%) Qualys
5 11 (19.64%) McAfee
6 7 (12.50%) Cisco
7 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.14%) IBM
9 3 (5.36%) Citrix
10 1 (1.79%) Nokia
10 1 (1.79%) Veritas
10 1 (1.79%) Sybase
10 1 (1.79%) JBoss
10 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.79%) Symantec
10 1 (1.79%) Akamai
10 1 (1.79%) Splunk
10 1 (1.79%) VMware
10 1 (1.79%) Tripwire
10 1 (1.79%) Fortinet
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