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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 397 388 395
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Nessus 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.027% 0.031% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.35% 0.41% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
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£413 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £412
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -17.98%
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
1695 1704 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.65% 7.53% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1173 945
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.10 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £33.70 £40.85
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 2 £413 +57.14% 1
Nessus
England

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (52.94%) Windows
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Nmap
2 7 (41.18%) CORE IMPACT
3 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (29.41%) Network Security
4 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) SIEM
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) Metasploit
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (23.53%) OSCP
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) Splunk
5 4 (23.53%) CISSP
5 4 (23.53%) TestDirector
5 4 (23.53%) AIX
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Use Case
5 4 (23.53%) WebInspect
5 4 (23.53%) CEH
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) UNIX

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
1 5 (29.41%) Network Security
2 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Metasploit
1 4 (23.53%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Games
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Security Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Security Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) AIX
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (29.41%) SIEM
2 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
2 4 (23.53%) Use Case
3 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (17.65%) Data Governance
4 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) C
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) OSCP
1 4 (23.53%) CISSP
1 4 (23.53%) CEH
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (17.65%) XenApp
4 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 2 (11.76%) XenServer
4 2 (11.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Nmap
1 7 (41.18%) CORE IMPACT
2 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (23.53%) WebInspect
4 3 (17.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 4 (23.53%) Splunk
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Qualys
6 2 (11.76%) LogRhythm
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle