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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tenable Nessus
Rank 242 255 237
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing Nessus 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.047% 0.084% 0.070%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.47% 0.78% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate £400 £290 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -31.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £310 £425
% change year-on-year
+46.77% -27.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
847 1026 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.89% 10.75% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 501 379
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 32 51
Average hourly rate £46.00 £16.72 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.11% -17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.12 £55.65 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 12 February 2016. 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
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Nessus
England

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (70.00%) Network Security
2 4 (40.00%) Qualys
2 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (40.00%) Nmap
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) SIEM
3 3 (30.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) CISSP
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (20.00%) CEH
4 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) Brocade
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) GIAC
4 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Network Security
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 2 (20.00%) BGP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) IPsec
4 1 (10.00%) IPv6
4 1 (10.00%) OpenVPN
4 1 (10.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MariaDB
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (10.00%) GitLab
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) RSpec
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) CISSP Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) CISSP Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (10.00%) MCollective
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) CoreOS
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) SIEM
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (20.00%) Database Security
2 2 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) OWASP
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CCIE
2 2 (20.00%) CEH
2 2 (20.00%) CREST Certified
2 2 (20.00%) GIAC
2 2 (20.00%) OSCP
3 1 (10.00%) CCDP
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Btrfs
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) iptables
1 1 (10.00%) KVM
1 1 (10.00%) LXC
1 1 (10.00%) Snort
1 1 (10.00%) Squid
1 1 (10.00%) Varnish
1 1 (10.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Nmap
2 2 (20.00%) OpenVAS
3 1 (10.00%) Ansible
3 1 (10.00%) CFEngine
3 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
3 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (10.00%) systemd
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Qualys
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (20.00%) Brocade
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (20.00%) Splunk
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) SaltStack
4 1 (10.00%) VMware