The table below looks at the statistics for Nessus skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Nessus over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 404 408 397
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Nessus 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.018% 0.021% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.23% 0.30% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £335 -
% change year-on-year
+41.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
Nessus
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1721 1666 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.73% 7.05% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1204 1128 1001
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £40.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

Nessus
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Nessus across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Nessus Jobs Demand Trend in London

Nessus
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Nessus across the London region.

Nessus Daily Rate Trend in London

Nessus
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Nessus across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Nessus Daily Rate Histogram in London

Nessus
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Nessus across the London region.

Nessus Hourly Rate Trend in London

Nessus
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
City of London +19 2 £413 - 1
Nessus
England

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Nmap
2 8 (42.11%) Network Security
3 7 (36.84%) HP
3 7 (36.84%) Shell Script
3 7 (36.84%) CORE IMPACT
3 7 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (31.58%) Splunk
4 6 (31.58%) SIEM
4 6 (31.58%) Data Governance
4 6 (31.58%) Qualys
4 6 (31.58%) Retail
4 6 (31.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (31.58%) Games
5 5 (26.32%) UNIX
5 5 (26.32%) CEH
5 5 (26.32%) CISSP
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
6 4 (21.05%) Metasploit
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) OSCP
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) TestDirector
6 4 (21.05%) AIX
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) WebInspect
6 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Network Security
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Metasploit
1 4 (21.05%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (31.58%) Retail
1 6 (31.58%) Games
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Security Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) AIX
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows NT
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (31.58%) SIEM
2 6 (31.58%) Data Governance
2 6 (31.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
3 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Use Case
3 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) C
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) CEH
1 5 (26.32%) CISSP
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) OSCP
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) GWAPT
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) XenServer
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Server
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Nmap
2 7 (36.84%) CORE IMPACT
3 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (21.05%) WebInspect
5 3 (15.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) HP
2 6 (31.58%) Splunk
2 6 (31.58%) Qualys
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) VMware