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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tenable Nessus
Rank 577 598 561
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -37
Contract jobs citing Nessus 29 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.030% 0.065%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.56% 0.37% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 16
Median daily rate £463 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £262 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £455 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 - -
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
5141 4102 3898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.44% 8.19% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3317 2581 2309
Median daily rate £450 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 169 143
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% +0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £10.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £34.80 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -6.11%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +12 14 £500 +17.64% 5
South East -11 6 £438 +6.06% 5
Yorkshire +9 5 £400 +33.33%
North West - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nessus
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Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 46 (56.79%) Nmap
2 40 (49.38%) Metasploit
2 40 (49.38%) Information Security
3 31 (38.27%) Windows
3 31 (38.27%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (37.04%) Linux
5 27 (33.33%) HTTP
6 26 (32.10%) Firewall
7 23 (28.40%) ArcSight
8 22 (27.16%) Cyberthreat
8 22 (27.16%) QRadar
9 21 (25.93%) Splunk
10 20 (24.69%) Network Security
10 20 (24.69%) Penetration Testing
11 19 (23.46%) Information Management
12 18 (22.22%) Finance
12 18 (22.22%) SIEM
13 17 (20.99%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (20.99%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (20.99%) Qualys
13 17 (20.99%) GCIA
14 15 (18.52%) CEH
15 14 (17.28%) GSEC
15 14 (17.28%) TCP/IP
16 13 (16.05%) CISSP
16 13 (16.05%) Unix
17 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 11 (13.58%) Security Operations
18 11 (13.58%) Security Testing
19 10 (12.35%) Vulnerability Management

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 (4.94%) Confluence
2 3 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.70%) SAS
2 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.23%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.17%) Mimecast
2 3 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.70%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (3.70%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (3.70%) AWS CloudTrail
2 3 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (3.70%) GitHub
2 3 (3.70%) Route 53
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (33.33%) HTTP
2 26 (32.10%) Firewall
3 20 (24.69%) Network Security
4 17 (20.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (17.28%) TCP/IP
6 7 (8.64%) Wireshark
7 6 (7.41%) LAN
7 6 (7.41%) WAN
8 5 (6.17%) DNS
9 4 (4.94%) OpenVPN
9 4 (4.94%) VPN
10 2 (2.47%) DHCP
10 2 (2.47%) Internet
11 1 (1.23%) IPsec
11 1 (1.23%) IPv6
11 1 (1.23%) MPLS
11 1 (1.23%) OSPF
11 1 (1.23%) SMTP
11 1 (1.23%) SSH
11 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) MySQL
2 4 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.70%) Apache Hive
3 3 (3.70%) DataStax
3 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) DB2
5 1 (1.23%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (49.38%) Metasploit
2 5 (6.17%) AppScan
3 4 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (4.94%) GitLab
3 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.94%) JIRA
4 1 (1.23%) Burp Suite
4 1 (1.23%) RSpec
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Advertising
2 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (44.44%) Analyst
2 27 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 13 (16.05%) SOC Analyst
4 11 (13.58%) ArcSight Analyst
5 10 (12.35%) Consultant
5 10 (12.35%) Security Consultant
5 10 (12.35%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (9.88%) Tester
7 7 (8.64%) Splunk Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) IT Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) IT Security Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) Security Specialist
10 4 (4.94%) Architect
10 4 (4.94%) Security Manager
11 3 (3.70%) IT Security Specialist
11 3 (3.70%) Security Technical Consultant
11 3 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
2 2 (2.47%) Middleware
3 1 (1.23%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.23%) MCollective
3 1 (1.23%) REST
3 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (38.27%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (27.16%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (6.17%) Cryptography
6 4 (4.94%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.70%) PKI
8 2 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.27%) Windows
2 30 (37.04%) Linux
3 13 (16.05%) Unix
4 8 (9.88%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.70%) Kali Linux
7 3 (3.70%) Solaris
8 1 (1.23%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.23%) SmartOS
8 1 (1.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (49.38%) Information Security
2 20 (24.69%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (23.46%) Information Management
4 18 (22.22%) SIEM
5 17 (20.99%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 11 (13.58%) Security Operations
7 11 (13.58%) Security Testing
8 10 (12.35%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (11.11%) Risk Management
10 8 (9.88%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (9.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (6.17%) Attack Monitoring
11 5 (6.17%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (6.17%) OWASP
11 5 (6.17%) Project Management
12 4 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (4.94%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (4.94%) SDLC
12 4 (4.94%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) Python
2 8 (9.88%) Java
3 5 (6.17%) C
3 5 (6.17%) C++
3 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.94%) Ruby
5 3 (3.70%) C#
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.70%) Perl
5 3 (3.70%) Scala
6 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (20.99%) GCIA
2 15 (18.52%) CEH
3 14 (17.28%) GSEC
4 13 (16.05%) CISSP
5 10 (12.35%) CREST Certified
6 7 (8.64%) GCIH
6 7 (8.64%) GIAC
7 6 (7.41%) CISM
8 5 (6.17%) CISA
8 5 (6.17%) GCED
8 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.70%) CRISC
9 3 (3.70%) Degree
9 3 (3.70%) OSCP
9 3 (3.70%) SANS
10 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.47%) GCUX
10 2 (2.47%) GCWN
10 2 (2.47%) ISTQB
10 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.70%) COBIT
4 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (6.17%) vSphere
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) XenApp
3 3 (3.70%) Snort
3 3 (3.70%) Squid
4 1 (1.23%) Btrfs
4 1 (1.23%) Docker
4 1 (1.23%) iptables
4 1 (1.23%) KVM
4 1 (1.23%) LXC
4 1 (1.23%) Varnish
4 1 (1.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 46 (56.79%) Nmap
2 22 (27.16%) QRadar
3 5 (6.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (6.17%) OpenVAS
4 4 (4.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (4.94%) Puppet
5 3 (3.70%) Nexpose
5 3 (3.70%) Oozie
5 3 (3.70%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.23%) Ansible
6 1 (1.23%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.23%) EnCase
6 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.23%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.23%) HP Fortify
6 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.23%) systemd
Vendors
1 23 (28.40%) ArcSight
2 21 (25.93%) Splunk
3 17 (20.99%) Qualys
4 9 (11.11%) Cisco
5 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.64%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.41%) Forcepoint
7 6 (7.41%) HP
7 6 (7.41%) IBM
7 6 (7.41%) LogRhythm
7 6 (7.41%) VMware
8 5 (6.17%) Citrix
8 5 (6.17%) Rapid7
8 5 (6.17%) Tripwire
9 4 (4.94%) Oracle
9 4 (4.94%) Veracode
10 3 (3.70%) AppDynamics
10 3 (3.70%) Atlassian
10 3 (3.70%) Endeca
10 3 (3.70%) Hortonworks