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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 549 543 567
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +24
Contract jobs citing Nessus 40 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.068% 0.008%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.90% 0.83% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£500 £369 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -18.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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
4429 4080 3690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.33% 8.11% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2738 2419 2163
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 143 156
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.07 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £32.17 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(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 +19 16 £500 +45.45% 4
East Midlands - 8 £375 -
South West -5 6 £600 +20.00%
South East -32 4 £425 +13.33% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 3
North East - 2 £244 -
East of England - 2 £500 -
Nessus
UK

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (43.64%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.82%) Windows
3 18 (32.73%) Firewall
4 16 (29.09%) SC Cleared
5 15 (27.27%) SIEM
6 14 (25.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (25.45%) Business Continuity
6 14 (25.45%) CISSP
7 13 (23.64%) Management Information System
7 13 (23.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (21.82%) Nmap
8 12 (21.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (21.82%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Wireshark
8 12 (21.82%) LoadRunner
8 12 (21.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Performance Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Resilience Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 11 (20.00%) Network Security
9 11 (20.00%) HP
9 11 (20.00%) DNS
9 11 (20.00%) Cisco
9 11 (20.00%) Linux
9 11 (20.00%) Information Security
9 11 (20.00%) VMware
10 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 10 (18.18%) Qualys
10 10 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (16.36%) Splunk

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (9.09%) nginx
1 5 (9.09%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.73%) Firewall
2 12 (21.82%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (21.82%) Wireshark
3 11 (20.00%) Network Security
3 11 (20.00%) DNS
4 7 (12.73%) DHCP
5 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.91%) IPsec
6 5 (9.09%) SSH
6 5 (9.09%) OSPF
6 5 (9.09%) VPN
6 5 (9.09%) IPv6
6 5 (9.09%) OpenVPN
7 4 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.45%) LAN
8 3 (5.45%) WAN
9 2 (3.64%) SAN
9 2 (3.64%) SSL
9 2 (3.64%) TACACS
9 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) MySQL
1 5 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 5 (9.09%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) LoadRunner
2 5 (9.09%) JIRA
2 5 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (9.09%) RSpec
2 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.09%) GitLab
3 2 (3.64%) TestDirector
3 2 (3.64%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
1 5 (9.09%) Legal
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Analyst
2 13 (23.64%) Test Analyst
2 13 (23.64%) Security Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) Security Engineer
4 11 (20.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Performance Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Performance Test Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Splunk Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) OAT Test Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Security Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Tester
8 3 (5.45%) Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Information Security Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) Web Services
2 5 (9.09%) REST
2 5 (9.09%) MCollective
3 2 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.45%) PKI
2 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) NHS
3 2 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.64%) CMDB
3 2 (3.64%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Windows
2 11 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (9.09%) SmartOS
3 5 (9.09%) CoreOS
3 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.45%) UNIX
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.64%) CentOS
5 2 (3.64%) AIX
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.64%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (1.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) SIEM
2 14 (25.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (25.45%) Business Continuity
3 13 (23.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 12 (21.82%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (21.82%) Performance Testing
4 12 (21.82%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (21.82%) Resilience Testing
4 12 (21.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.00%) Information Security
6 10 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (16.36%) ITIL
8 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
8 7 (12.73%) Open Source
9 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
9 6 (10.91%) Security Management
9 6 (10.91%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (9.09%) DevOps
10 5 (9.09%) Server Hardening
10 5 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) Python
1 5 (9.09%) Ruby
2 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.64%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (43.64%) Security Cleared
2 16 (29.09%) SC Cleared
3 14 (25.45%) CISSP
4 9 (16.36%) CISM
5 7 (12.73%) CISA
6 4 (7.27%) CEH
7 3 (5.45%) Degree
7 3 (5.45%) CCSA
8 2 (3.64%) CCSP
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.64%) CGEIT
8 2 (3.64%) OSCP
9 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.82%) CCSE
9 1 (1.82%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.64%) SLA
4 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) Snort
3 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.09%) Squid
4 5 (9.09%) vCloud
4 5 (9.09%) KVM
4 5 (9.09%) Docker
4 5 (9.09%) LXC
4 5 (9.09%) iptables
4 5 (9.09%) Btrfs
4 5 (9.09%) Varnish
5 3 (5.45%) vSphere
5 3 (5.45%) XenApp
6 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) Nmap
2 7 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (9.09%) Puppet
3 5 (9.09%) CFEngine
3 5 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (9.09%) HAProxy
3 5 (9.09%) Ansible
3 5 (9.09%) systemd
3 5 (9.09%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.64%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (3.64%) WebInspect
4 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.82%) logstash
5 1 (1.82%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Cisco
1 11 (20.00%) HP
1 11 (20.00%) VMware
2 10 (18.18%) Qualys
3 9 (16.36%) Splunk
4 8 (14.55%) ArcSight
4 8 (14.55%) IronPort
4 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
4 8 (14.55%) Sourcefire
5 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
5 6 (10.91%) CheckPoint
6 5 (9.09%) SaltStack
7 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.45%) Symantec
8 3 (5.45%) Citrix
8 3 (5.45%) LogRhythm
9 2 (3.64%) NetApp
9 2 (3.64%) Dell
9 2 (3.64%) Imperva
10 1 (1.82%) Coverity