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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 571 558 523
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -35
Contract jobs citing Nessus 12 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.048% 0.007%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.30% 0.63% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
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£400 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £335 -
% change year-on-year
+41.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
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
3952 3831 3029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.82% 7.62% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2220 1766
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 153 164
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.15 £45.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -11 7 - - 1
London +4 4 £338 - 3
South West +5 3 - - 2
East of England +22 1 £525 -
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Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 30 (61.22%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) CISSP
2 20 (40.82%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (36.73%) Linux
4 16 (32.65%) UNIX
4 16 (32.65%) Nmap
5 15 (30.61%) Firewall
5 15 (30.61%) HP
5 15 (30.61%) Qualys
5 15 (30.61%) SIEM
6 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 14 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
8 12 (24.49%) Information Security
8 12 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (22.45%) CORE IMPACT
9 11 (22.45%) Splunk
9 11 (22.45%) Network Security
9 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
9 11 (22.45%) CEH
9 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.41%) Oracle
10 10 (20.41%) ITIL
11 9 (18.37%) SQL
11 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
11 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (18.37%) Shell Script
11 9 (18.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (12.24%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Visio
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) Firewall
2 11 (22.45%) Network Security
3 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.20%) SAN
4 5 (10.20%) DNS
4 5 (10.20%) Wireless
5 4 (8.16%) VPN
6 3 (6.12%) HTTPS
6 3 (6.12%) SSL
6 3 (6.12%) DHCP
6 3 (6.12%) Wireshark
7 2 (4.08%) LAN
7 2 (4.08%) Internet
8 1 (2.04%) WAN
8 1 (2.04%) IPsec
8 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.04%) VLAN
8 1 (2.04%) IntruShield
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Metasploit
1 5 (10.20%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (12.24%) Retail
1 6 (12.24%) Games
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Security Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Security Specialist
4 8 (16.33%) Tester
5 6 (12.24%) Penetration Tester
5 6 (12.24%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Security Tester
6 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Security Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Network Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) HTML
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
1 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.12%) JSP
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.08%) Open Source
3 2 (4.08%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (61.22%) Windows
2 18 (36.73%) Linux
3 16 (32.65%) UNIX
4 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.24%) AIX
5 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.12%) Windows NT
6 3 (6.12%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Vulnerability Management
2 15 (30.61%) SIEM
3 14 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (24.49%) Information Security
5 10 (20.41%) ITIL
6 9 (18.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
7 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.33%) Use Case
8 7 (14.29%) Incident Management
9 6 (12.24%) Data Governance
10 5 (10.20%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (10.20%) Coaching
11 3 (6.12%) Protective Monitoring
11 3 (6.12%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.12%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (6.12%) Validation
11 3 (6.12%) Workflow
11 3 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
1 9 (18.37%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
2 3 (6.12%) Java
2 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.12%) VB
2 3 (6.12%) Python
2 3 (6.12%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) CISSP
2 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 11 (22.45%) CEH
4 8 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (12.24%) CCNA
5 6 (12.24%) MCSE
6 5 (10.20%) OSCP
6 5 (10.20%) MCP
6 5 (10.20%) CISM
7 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
8 2 (4.08%) CCSA
8 2 (4.08%) GCIA
8 2 (4.08%) CCSP
8 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (2.04%) GWAPT
9 1 (2.04%) CCNP
9 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) Terminal Server
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.08%) XenServer
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (32.65%) Nmap
2 12 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (22.45%) CORE IMPACT
4 5 (10.20%) WebInspect
4 5 (10.20%) SCCM
5 3 (6.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) HP
1 15 (30.61%) Qualys
2 11 (22.45%) Splunk
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.41%) Oracle
4 6 (12.24%) McAfee
4 6 (12.24%) ArcSight
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco
5 3 (6.12%) Citrix
5 3 (6.12%) VMware
5 3 (6.12%) Sourcefire
6 2 (4.08%) Altiris
6 2 (4.08%) Tripwire
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.08%) NetIQ
6 2 (4.08%) IBM
6 2 (4.08%) Rapid7
6 2 (4.08%) LogRhythm
6 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.04%) Juniper