The table below looks at the statistics for Nessus skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Nessus over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 271 238 244
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +6
Contract jobs citing Nessus 4 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.040% 0.18% 0.011%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.40% 1.94% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1010 875 930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.07% 9.41% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 437 466
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 51
Average hourly rate £22.75 £19.91 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.26% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £47.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +0.30%

Nessus
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Nessus Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Nessus
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Nessus Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Nessus
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Nessus Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Nessus
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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
Surrey -9 2 - - 1
Hampshire 0 1 £425 -
Berkshire -3 1 - - 2
Nessus
England

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) CISSP
3 5 (45.45%) Server Hardening
4 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) CISM
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (36.36%) Security Management
4 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) Information Security
5 3 (27.27%) CCSA
5 3 (27.27%) Legal
5 3 (27.27%) PKI
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) CISA
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) Qualys
5 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
6 2 (18.18%) CMDB

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) TACACS
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) SSL
4 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (18.18%) Network Security
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) SCTP
5 1 (9.09%) 4G
5 1 (9.09%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (9.09%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) 3G
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Security Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Head of Security
4 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Testing Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Head of Operations
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Product Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) PKI
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 2 (18.18%) CMDB
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) NHS
4 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Server Hardening
3 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (36.36%) Security Management
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (18.18%) Security Patching
5 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
5 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (18.18%) ISMS
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) SIEM
5 2 (18.18%) Information Governance
5 2 (18.18%) Information Management
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) BCP
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CISSP
2 4 (36.36%) CISM
3 3 (27.27%) CCSA
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) CISA
4 2 (18.18%) CCSP
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Qualys
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Coverity
4 1 (9.09%) Splunk
4 1 (9.09%) LogRhythm