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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 522 525 519
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Nessus 35 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.031% 0.007%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.93% 0.43% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 2
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£358 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.28% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-26.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
3760 3255 2739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.25% 7.30% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2307 1921 1507
Average daily rate £425 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 133 203
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.98 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 +23 14 £413 -8.33% 2
South East -9 11 £290 -31.76% 4
South West -16 3 £388 - 2
North West - 3 £563 - 3
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
East of England - 2 £313 - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 45 (54.88%) Windows
2 37 (45.12%) Linux
3 34 (41.46%) UNIX
4 30 (36.59%) CISSP
4 30 (36.59%) Nmap
5 29 (35.37%) Firewall
6 25 (30.49%) Security Cleared
6 25 (30.49%) Vulnerability Management
7 23 (28.05%) SC Cleared
8 22 (26.83%) HP
8 22 (26.83%) Oracle
9 20 (24.39%) TCP/IP
9 20 (24.39%) Network Security
10 19 (23.17%) SIEM
11 18 (21.95%) Qualys
11 18 (21.95%) ITIL
11 18 (21.95%) Information Security
12 17 (20.73%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (20.73%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (18.29%) Splunk
13 15 (18.29%) Wireshark
13 15 (18.29%) Cisco
14 14 (17.07%) SSL
14 14 (17.07%) Test Strategy
15 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (15.85%) CEH
15 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
15 13 (15.85%) Active Directory
15 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (15.85%) ASP.NET

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 7 (8.54%) IIS
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.66%) Apache
4 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Office
2 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (35.37%) Firewall
2 20 (24.39%) TCP/IP
2 20 (24.39%) Network Security
3 15 (18.29%) Wireshark
4 14 (17.07%) SSL
5 10 (12.20%) HTTPS
6 8 (9.76%) OSPF
6 8 (9.76%) BGP
7 7 (8.54%) Internet
7 7 (8.54%) VPN
7 7 (8.54%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (7.32%) SNMP
9 5 (6.10%) WAN
9 5 (6.10%) SAN
9 5 (6.10%) Wireless
9 5 (6.10%) IPsec
10 4 (4.88%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 4 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (4.88%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) MySQL
2 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.66%) TestDirector
2 3 (3.66%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.44%) Selenium
3 2 (2.44%) Mocha
3 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.44%) TestLink
3 2 (2.44%) Geb
3 2 (2.44%) JMeter
3 2 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 6 (7.32%) Retail
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
1 6 (7.32%) Games
2 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.66%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.22%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (37.80%) Analyst
2 25 (30.49%) Security Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) Tester
4 11 (13.41%) Network Engineer
4 11 (13.41%) IT Security Analyst
5 10 (12.20%) Security Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Consultant
6 9 (10.98%) Penetration Tester
7 7 (8.54%) Test Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Security Specialist
8 6 (7.32%) Security Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.66%) Security Consultant
11 3 (3.66%) Network Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) Integration Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) Integration Tester
11 3 (3.66%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) ASP.NET
1 13 (15.85%) HTML
1 13 (15.85%) .NET
2 10 (12.20%) JSP
3 2 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.10%) Open Source
4 4 (4.88%) PKI
5 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 45 (54.88%) Windows
2 37 (45.12%) Linux
3 34 (41.46%) UNIX
4 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (12.20%) Windows 2000
5 10 (12.20%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.32%) AIX
7 3 (3.66%) Windows NT
7 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.49%) Vulnerability Management
2 19 (23.17%) SIEM
3 18 (21.95%) ITIL
3 18 (21.95%) Information Security
4 17 (20.73%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (17.07%) Test Strategy
6 11 (13.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (13.41%) Test Scripting
7 10 (12.20%) Software Testing
7 10 (12.20%) Incident Management
7 10 (12.20%) Workflow
7 10 (12.20%) Validation
8 9 (10.98%) Use Case
9 7 (8.54%) Security Testing
9 7 (8.54%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (7.32%) Data Governance
10 6 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (7.32%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (6.10%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.76%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.88%) Python
5 3 (3.66%) C
5 3 (3.66%) Java
5 3 (3.66%) VB
5 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.22%) PHP
6 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (36.59%) CISSP
2 25 (30.49%) Security Cleared
3 23 (28.05%) SC Cleared
4 13 (15.85%) CEH
5 12 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (13.41%) DV Cleared
7 10 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (12.20%) ISTQB
8 8 (9.76%) CISM
8 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (9.76%) CCNA
8 8 (9.76%) MCSE
9 7 (8.54%) CCNP
9 7 (8.54%) Degree
10 5 (6.10%) MCP
11 4 (4.88%) CCIE
11 4 (4.88%) CCSP
12 3 (3.66%) OSCP
13 2 (2.44%) GWAPT
13 2 (2.44%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.98%) QA
3 4 (4.88%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (36.59%) Nmap
2 13 (15.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.54%) Snort
4 3 (3.66%) Terminal Server
4 3 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.22%) XenApp
5 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (20.73%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (12.20%) CORE IMPACT
3 5 (6.10%) SCCM
4 4 (4.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (4.88%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.66%) WSUS
5 3 (3.66%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (26.83%) HP
1 22 (26.83%) Oracle
2 18 (21.95%) Qualys
3 15 (18.29%) Splunk
3 15 (18.29%) Cisco
4 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.41%) ArcSight
6 8 (9.76%) SolarWinds
6 8 (9.76%) McAfee
7 7 (8.54%) Juniper
8 6 (7.32%) Tripwire
9 5 (6.10%) Sourcefire
10 4 (4.88%) Aruba
10 4 (4.88%) Rapid7
10 4 (4.88%) 3Com
10 4 (4.88%) NetIQ
10 4 (4.88%) IBM
11 3 (3.66%) Citrix
11 3 (3.66%) Dell
11 3 (3.66%) Altiris