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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tenable Nessus
Rank 594 596 578
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing Nessus 25 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.043% 0.069%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.46% 0.51% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 17
Median daily rate £475 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5397 4343 4001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.09% 8.54% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3548 2713 2342
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 148 122
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £39.05 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% +6.23%

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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +13 9 £500 +11.11% 11
Yorkshire +12 9 £408 +35.83%
South East +2 3 £438 +6.06% 11
North West - 3 - - 1
East Midlands +6 1 - -
Nessus
UK

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 34 (52.31%) Information Security
2 33 (50.77%) Nmap
3 29 (44.62%) Metasploit
4 24 (36.92%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (35.38%) Firewall
6 21 (32.31%) Windows
6 21 (32.31%) HTTP
7 20 (30.77%) Linux
8 18 (27.69%) SIEM
9 17 (26.15%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (26.15%) Finance
10 16 (24.62%) Qualys
11 15 (23.08%) ArcSight
12 14 (21.54%) Network Security
12 14 (21.54%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (18.46%) CISSP
13 12 (18.46%) CEH
13 12 (18.46%) Information Management
13 12 (18.46%) Splunk
13 12 (18.46%) Cyberthreat
13 12 (18.46%) QRadar
14 11 (16.92%) Vulnerability Management
14 11 (16.92%) TCP/IP
15 10 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (15.38%) GCIA
15 10 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 9 (13.85%) GSEC
16 9 (13.85%) Risk Management
16 9 (13.85%) Python
16 9 (13.85%) Cisco

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 4 (6.15%) Confluence
2 3 (4.62%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.62%) SAS
2 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.54%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.69%) Mimecast
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (4.62%) AWS CloudTrail
2 3 (4.62%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (4.62%) GitHub
2 3 (4.62%) Route 53
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (35.38%) Firewall
2 21 (32.31%) HTTP
3 14 (21.54%) Network Security
4 11 (16.92%) TCP/IP
5 10 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (10.77%) Wireshark
7 6 (9.23%) LAN
7 6 (9.23%) WAN
8 4 (6.15%) DNS
8 4 (6.15%) OpenVPN
9 3 (4.62%) VPN
10 2 (3.08%) DHCP
10 2 (3.08%) Wireless
11 1 (1.54%) Internet
11 1 (1.54%) IPsec
11 1 (1.54%) IPv6
11 1 (1.54%) MPLS
11 1 (1.54%) OSPF
11 1 (1.54%) SMTP
11 1 (1.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) MySQL
2 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.62%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.62%) DataStax
3 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (4.62%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 1 (1.54%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (44.62%) Metasploit
2 5 (7.69%) AppScan
3 4 (6.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (6.15%) GitLab
3 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.15%) JIRA
4 1 (1.54%) Burp Suite
4 1 (1.54%) RSpec
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Advertising
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (36.92%) Analyst
2 19 (29.23%) Security Analyst
3 13 (20.00%) Consultant
3 13 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 10 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) ArcSight Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) SOC Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) IT Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) IT Security Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Splunk Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Security Specialist
8 4 (6.15%) Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) IT Security Specialist
9 3 (4.62%) Penetration Tester
9 3 (4.62%) Security Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Security Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.62%) Tester
9 3 (4.62%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) .NET
1 1 (1.54%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (1.54%) MCollective
1 1 (1.54%) Regular Expression
1 1 (1.54%) REST
1 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (36.92%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (18.46%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (12.31%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.15%) Cryptography
5 3 (4.62%) PKI
5 3 (4.62%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.31%) Windows
2 20 (30.77%) Linux
3 8 (12.31%) Unix
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
5 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.08%) Solaris
8 1 (1.54%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.54%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.54%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (52.31%) Information Security
2 18 (27.69%) SIEM
3 17 (26.15%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (21.54%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (18.46%) Information Management
6 11 (16.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 9 (13.85%) Risk Management
9 8 (12.31%) Security Operations
9 8 (12.31%) Security Testing
10 7 (10.77%) Anomaly Detection
10 7 (10.77%) Use Case
11 6 (9.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (7.69%) Attack Monitoring
12 5 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
12 5 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (7.69%) Project Management
13 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (6.15%) OWASP
14 3 (4.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) Python
2 8 (12.31%) Java
3 5 (7.69%) C
3 5 (7.69%) C++
3 5 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.15%) Ruby
5 3 (4.62%) C#
5 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.62%) Perl
5 3 (4.62%) Scala
6 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) CEH
1 12 (18.46%) CISSP
2 10 (15.38%) GCIA
3 9 (13.85%) GSEC
4 7 (10.77%) CISM
5 6 (9.23%) CREST Certified
5 6 (9.23%) GIAC
6 5 (7.69%) CISA
7 4 (6.15%) GCIH
8 3 (4.62%) CRISC
8 3 (4.62%) OSCP
8 3 (4.62%) SANS
9 2 (3.08%) CCNA
9 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.08%) Degree
9 2 (3.08%) GCED
9 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.54%) CCDP
10 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.62%) COBIT
4 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (7.69%) vSphere
2 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) XenApp
3 3 (4.62%) Snort
3 3 (4.62%) Squid
4 1 (1.54%) Btrfs
4 1 (1.54%) Docker
4 1 (1.54%) iptables
4 1 (1.54%) KVM
4 1 (1.54%) LXC
4 1 (1.54%) Varnish
4 1 (1.54%) vCloud
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (50.77%) Nmap
2 12 (18.46%) QRadar
3 7 (10.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (7.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (6.15%) OpenVAS
5 4 (6.15%) Puppet
6 3 (4.62%) Nexpose
6 3 (4.62%) Oozie
6 3 (4.62%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.54%) Ansible
7 1 (1.54%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.54%) EnCase
7 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.54%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.54%) HP Fortify
7 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.54%) rkt
7 1 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.54%) systemd
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Qualys
2 15 (23.08%) ArcSight
3 12 (18.46%) Splunk
4 9 (13.85%) Cisco
5 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
6 7 (10.77%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.23%) Forcepoint
7 6 (9.23%) HP
7 6 (9.23%) IBM
7 6 (9.23%) LogRhythm
7 6 (9.23%) VMware
8 5 (7.69%) Citrix
8 5 (7.69%) Rapid7
8 5 (7.69%) Tripwire
9 4 (6.15%) Oracle
9 4 (6.15%) Veracode
10 3 (4.62%) AppDynamics
10 3 (4.62%) Atlassian
10 3 (4.62%) Endeca
10 3 (4.62%) Hortonworks