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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tenable Nessus
Rank 525 542 523
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs citing Nessus 54 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.019% 0.025%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.29% 0.27% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 3 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
4189 3352 2891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.45% 7.16% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2069 1550
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 203
Average hourly rate £20.03 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.43 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.72 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 December 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 24 December 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
London +29 18 £413 +17.85% 2
South East -16 18 £310 -
North West - 6 £563 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £400 -
East of England - 4 £525 - 1
South West -26 3 £513 +36.66%
Yorkshire - - - -
Nessus
UK

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 51 (59.30%) Windows
2 42 (48.84%) Linux
3 36 (41.86%) UNIX
4 34 (39.53%) Nmap
5 33 (38.37%) Firewall
6 31 (36.05%) CISSP
7 25 (29.07%) Security Cleared
8 24 (27.91%) TCP/IP
8 24 (27.91%) Oracle
9 23 (26.74%) SC Cleared
9 23 (26.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 23 (26.74%) Network Security
10 22 (25.58%) HP
11 21 (24.42%) Information Security
12 19 (22.09%) ITIL
12 19 (22.09%) Qualys
12 19 (22.09%) Penetration Testing
13 18 (20.93%) SIEM
13 18 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
13 18 (20.93%) Active Directory
14 16 (18.60%) Cisco
14 16 (18.60%) Wireshark
15 15 (17.44%) CEH
15 15 (17.44%) Test Strategy
15 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
15 15 (17.44%) SSL
15 15 (17.44%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
16 14 (16.28%) HTML
16 14 (16.28%) .NET

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (10.47%) IIS
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (4.65%) Apache
4 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Office
2 7 (8.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (38.37%) Firewall
2 24 (27.91%) TCP/IP
3 23 (26.74%) Network Security
4 16 (18.60%) Wireshark
5 15 (17.44%) SSL
6 11 (12.79%) HTTPS
7 8 (9.30%) OSPF
7 8 (9.30%) BGP
8 7 (8.14%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (8.14%) Wireless
8 7 (8.14%) SNMP
8 7 (8.14%) VPN
8 7 (8.14%) SAN
9 6 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (6.98%) Internet
9 6 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (5.81%) IPsec
10 5 (5.81%) TACACS
10 5 (5.81%) WAN
11 4 (4.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.16%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.49%) TestDirector
2 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.33%) TestLink
3 2 (2.33%) Geb
3 2 (2.33%) JMeter
3 2 (2.33%) Selenium
3 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.33%) Mocha
3 2 (2.33%) JUnit
General
1 7 (8.14%) Finance
1 7 (8.14%) Retail
2 6 (6.98%) Games
3 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.49%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Local Government
6 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (41.86%) Analyst
2 29 (33.72%) Security Analyst
3 16 (18.60%) Tester
4 13 (15.12%) IT Security Analyst
5 12 (13.95%) Network Engineer
6 11 (12.79%) Consultant
7 10 (11.63%) Penetration Tester
7 10 (11.63%) Security Engineer
8 8 (9.30%) Test Analyst
8 8 (9.30%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (8.14%) Security Specialist
9 7 (8.14%) Security Tester
10 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.81%) Security Consultant
11 4 (4.65%) Network Analyst
11 4 (4.65%) Network Security Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) Integration Test Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) Integration Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) Integration Tester
12 3 (3.49%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.28%) HTML
1 14 (16.28%) .NET
1 14 (16.28%) ASP.NET
2 11 (12.79%) JSP
3 2 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.81%) Open Source
4 4 (4.65%) PKI
5 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 51 (59.30%) Windows
2 42 (48.84%) Linux
3 36 (41.86%) UNIX
4 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (12.79%) Windows XP
5 11 (12.79%) Windows 2000
6 6 (6.98%) AIX
6 6 (6.98%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.49%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.16%) Solaris
8 1 (1.16%) zOS
8 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) Vulnerability Management
2 21 (24.42%) Information Security
3 19 (22.09%) ITIL
3 19 (22.09%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (20.93%) SIEM
5 15 (17.44%) Test Strategy
6 14 (16.28%) Incident Management
7 13 (15.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (13.95%) Test Scripting
9 11 (12.79%) Software Testing
9 11 (12.79%) Workflow
9 11 (12.79%) Validation
10 9 (10.47%) Use Case
11 8 (9.30%) Security Testing
11 8 (9.30%) Knowledge Management
12 7 (8.14%) Coaching
13 6 (6.98%) Technical Analysis
13 6 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (6.98%) Data Governance
14 5 (5.81%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) SQL
2 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.30%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.65%) Python
5 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.49%) VB
5 3 (3.49%) C
5 3 (3.49%) Java
6 1 (1.16%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (36.05%) CISSP
2 25 (29.07%) Security Cleared
3 23 (26.74%) SC Cleared
4 15 (17.44%) CEH
4 15 (17.44%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (12.79%) ISTQB
5 11 (12.79%) DV Cleared
5 11 (12.79%) CCNA
5 11 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (11.63%) MCSE
7 7 (8.14%) MCP
7 7 (8.14%) CCNP
7 7 (8.14%) Degree
8 6 (6.98%) CISM
9 4 (4.65%) CCIE
9 4 (4.65%) CCSP
10 3 (3.49%) OSCP
11 2 (2.33%) CISA
11 2 (2.33%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.14%) QA
3 4 (4.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (39.53%) Nmap
2 18 (20.93%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.98%) Snort
4 3 (3.49%) Terminal Server
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.16%) Xen
5 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (10.47%) CORE IMPACT
3 7 (8.14%) SCCM
4 4 (4.65%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (4.65%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.49%) WebInspect
5 3 (3.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Oracle
2 22 (25.58%) HP
3 19 (22.09%) Qualys
4 16 (18.60%) Cisco
5 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
6 13 (15.12%) Splunk
7 9 (10.47%) ArcSight
7 9 (10.47%) McAfee
8 7 (8.14%) SolarWinds
9 6 (6.98%) Tripwire
9 6 (6.98%) Juniper
10 4 (4.65%) Citrix
10 4 (4.65%) IBM
10 4 (4.65%) 3Com
10 4 (4.65%) Aruba
11 3 (3.49%) Rapid7
11 3 (3.49%) NetIQ
11 3 (3.49%) Dell
12 2 (2.33%) Sourcefire
12 2 (2.33%) VMware