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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tenable Nessus
Rank 554 565 551
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Nessus 46 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.013% 0.031%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.08% 0.18% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 7
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£400 £413 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +45.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4277 3407 3374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.05% 7.10% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2611 2102 1811
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 148 188
Average hourly rate £21.73 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.47% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

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 21 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Nessus across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Nessus Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 October 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
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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
London +9 21 £356 +42.50% 4
South East - 11 £375 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £400 -
South West -34 3 £500 +21.21%
East of England - 3 £513 - 1
North West - 3 £531 -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 52 (66.67%) Windows
2 49 (62.82%) Linux
3 35 (44.87%) UNIX
3 35 (44.87%) Nmap
4 34 (43.59%) TCP/IP
5 31 (39.74%) Firewall
6 29 (37.18%) Oracle
7 28 (35.90%) Security Cleared
8 27 (34.62%) CISSP
9 26 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 23 (29.49%) Wireshark
10 23 (29.49%) HP
11 22 (28.21%) SSL
12 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
12 21 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
13 20 (25.64%) ASP.NET
13 20 (25.64%) HTML
13 20 (25.64%) .NET
14 19 (24.36%) ITIL
14 19 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (23.08%) HTTPS
15 18 (23.08%) Windows 2000
15 18 (23.08%) Windows XP
15 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
15 18 (23.08%) JSP
15 18 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
15 18 (23.08%) Workflow
15 18 (23.08%) Validation
15 18 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (15.38%) IIS
2 5 (6.41%) Apache
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) MS Office
2 11 (14.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (43.59%) TCP/IP
2 31 (39.74%) Firewall
3 23 (29.49%) Wireshark
4 22 (28.21%) SSL
5 18 (23.08%) HTTPS
6 14 (17.95%) Network Security
7 11 (14.10%) Wireless
7 11 (14.10%) SAN
8 8 (10.26%) OSPF
8 8 (10.26%) BGP
9 7 (8.97%) SNMP
9 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (7.69%) VPN
11 5 (6.41%) TACACS
11 5 (6.41%) Internet
12 4 (5.13%) IPsec
12 4 (5.13%) Gigabit Ethernet
12 4 (5.13%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Metasploit
2 4 (5.13%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) TestLink
3 2 (2.56%) Geb
3 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.56%) Mocha
3 2 (2.56%) JUnit
3 2 (2.56%) JMeter
3 2 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Local Government
5 1 (1.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (42.31%) Analyst
2 26 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Tester
3 15 (19.23%) IT Security Analyst
4 10 (12.82%) Consultant
4 10 (12.82%) Network Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) Security Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Penetration Tester
6 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Security Consultant
8 5 (6.41%) Security Tester
9 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
9 4 (5.13%) Integration Test Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Integration Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.85%) Ethical Hacker
11 2 (2.56%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 2 (2.56%) Network Security Analyst
11 2 (2.56%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.64%) HTML
1 20 (25.64%) .NET
1 20 (25.64%) ASP.NET
2 18 (23.08%) JSP
3 1 (1.28%) Middleware
3 1 (1.28%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 6 (7.69%) Open Source
2 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.85%) PKI
3 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 52 (66.67%) Windows
2 49 (62.82%) Linux
3 35 (44.87%) UNIX
4 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (23.08%) Windows 2000
5 18 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.85%) zOS
6 3 (3.85%) AIX
6 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (24.36%) ITIL
3 18 (23.08%) Workflow
3 18 (23.08%) Validation
3 18 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 18 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
4 17 (21.79%) Test Strategy
4 17 (21.79%) Incident Management
5 15 (19.23%) Information Security
6 14 (17.95%) Knowledge Management
6 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
7 10 (12.82%) Coaching
8 9 (11.54%) Security Testing
8 9 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (8.97%) SIEM
10 5 (6.41%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (6.41%) Load Balancing
11 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.13%) Network Management
12 3 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 15 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (5.13%) Python
4 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.85%) PHP
5 2 (2.56%) C
5 2 (2.56%) Java
5 2 (2.56%) Ruby
5 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 27 (34.62%) CISSP
3 26 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 19 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 18 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (20.51%) CEH
7 15 (19.23%) CCNA
7 15 (19.23%) DV Cleared
8 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (17.95%) MCSE
9 11 (14.10%) MCP
10 7 (8.97%) CCNP
11 6 (7.69%) Degree
12 5 (6.41%) CISM
13 4 (5.13%) CCIE
13 4 (5.13%) CCSP
14 2 (2.56%) CISA
15 1 (1.28%) GIAC
15 1 (1.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.26%) QA
3 4 (5.13%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.56%) COBIT
4 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (44.87%) Nmap
2 17 (21.79%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.69%) Snort
4 3 (3.85%) Terminal Server
4 3 (3.85%) Xen
5 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (14.10%) SCCM
3 4 (5.13%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (5.13%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (5.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (37.18%) Oracle
2 23 (29.49%) HP
3 17 (21.79%) Cisco
4 16 (20.51%) Qualys
5 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 13 (16.67%) McAfee
7 6 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 6 (7.69%) Juniper
8 5 (6.41%) IBM
8 5 (6.41%) Tripwire
8 5 (6.41%) ArcSight
9 4 (5.13%) Aruba
9 4 (5.13%) Splunk
9 4 (5.13%) 3Com
9 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.85%) Dell
10 3 (3.85%) Citrix
11 2 (2.56%) NetIQ
11 2 (2.56%) Sourcefire
11 2 (2.56%) Rapid7
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