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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tenable Nessus
Rank 391 421 380
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -41
Contract jobs citing Nessus 18 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.97% 0.17% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1864 1735 1322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.09% 7.15% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1208 816
Average daily rate £450 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £297 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 56
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.50 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.11 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +15 9 £525 +50.00% 1
Bromley - - - -
Nessus
England

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 18 (48.65%) Windows
1 18 (48.65%) Nmap
2 17 (45.95%) Network Security
3 14 (37.84%) Firewall
3 14 (37.84%) Linux
4 12 (32.43%) UNIX
5 11 (29.73%) CISSP
6 10 (27.03%) HP
6 10 (27.03%) Cisco
6 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
6 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (24.32%) Wireshark
7 9 (24.32%) SSL
7 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
8 8 (21.62%) SIEM
8 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
8 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (21.62%) OSPF
8 8 (21.62%) BGP
8 8 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Degree
9 7 (18.92%) Qualys
9 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
9 7 (18.92%) HTML
9 7 (18.92%) .NET
9 7 (18.92%) Oracle
9 7 (18.92%) Security Testing

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (13.51%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.41%) Apache
2 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) Network Security
2 14 (37.84%) Firewall
3 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
4 9 (24.32%) Wireshark
4 9 (24.32%) SSL
5 8 (21.62%) OSPF
5 8 (21.62%) BGP
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (16.22%) VPN
7 5 (13.51%) TACACS
7 5 (13.51%) HTTPS
7 5 (13.51%) WAN
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (10.81%) HSRP
8 4 (10.81%) tcpdump
8 4 (10.81%) snoop
8 4 (10.81%) LDAP
8 4 (10.81%) ADSL
8 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
8 4 (10.81%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Metasploit
2 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.41%) TestLink
3 2 (5.41%) Geb
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) Mocha
3 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.41%) JUnit
3 2 (5.41%) TestDirector
3 2 (5.41%) JMeter
3 2 (5.41%) Selenium
General
1 6 (16.22%) Retail
1 6 (16.22%) Games
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Network Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Security Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Security Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Security Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Network Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Ethical Hacker
8 1 (2.70%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Testing Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Head of Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
1 7 (18.92%) HTML
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 5 (13.51%) JSP
3 2 (5.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.51%) Open Source
3 2 (5.41%) PKI
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Linux
3 12 (32.43%) UNIX
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
6 5 (13.51%) Windows 2000
6 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.81%) AIX
8 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
3 8 (21.62%) SIEM
3 8 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Security Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
4 7 (18.92%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (16.22%) Data Governance
6 5 (13.51%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
6 5 (13.51%) Workflow
6 5 (13.51%) Validation
7 4 (10.81%) Network Management
7 4 (10.81%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (10.81%) Information Security
8 3 (8.11%) Change Management
9 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (5.41%) Test Management
9 2 (5.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Shell Script
2 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.11%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.41%) C
4 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) VB
4 2 (5.41%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) CISSP
2 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
3 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
4 7 (18.92%) Degree
5 6 (16.22%) CEH
6 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
6 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
6 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (10.81%) CCIE
7 4 (10.81%) CCSP
7 4 (10.81%) CCNP
8 3 (8.11%) CISM
9 2 (5.41%) GWAPT
9 2 (5.41%) OSCP
10 1 (2.70%) GIAC
10 1 (2.70%) ISEB
10 1 (2.70%) CCNA
10 1 (2.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.41%) COBIT
4 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Nmap
2 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.81%) Snort
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.41%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (13.51%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (10.81%) FortiGate
3 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (8.11%) WSUS
5 2 (5.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) HP
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco
2 7 (18.92%) Qualys
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
3 6 (16.22%) Splunk
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) Aruba
4 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
4 4 (10.81%) Juniper
4 4 (10.81%) 3Com
5 3 (8.11%) Dell
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.70%) Tufin
6 1 (2.70%) AlgoSec