The table below looks at the statistics for Nessus skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Nessus over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 577 568 567
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Nessus 34 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.059% 0.010%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.73% 0.74% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 2
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£438 £325 £412
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -21.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £237 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £412
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -21.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4630 4353 3951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.11% 7.96% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2555 2206
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 133 175
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.69 £31.54 £40.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%

Nessus
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Nessus Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Nessus
Daily Rate Trend

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

Nessus Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Nessus
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Nessus within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Nessus Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Nessus
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Nessus Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Nessus
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England -10 34 £438 +34.61% 29
London +11 11 £450 +35.84% 7
East Midlands - 8 £375 - 3
Derbyshire - 7 £375 - 2
Derby - 6 - -
South East -37 5 £425 +30.76% 2
East of England - 4 £500 - 1
Norfolk - 4 £500 -
Norwich - 4 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 2 £244 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £244 -
Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 8
North East - 2 £244 -
South West - 2 £600 - 5
Surrey - 2 - -
City of London +4 1 £500 +90.47% 3
Portsmouth -2 1 £425 -19.04%
Hampshire -6 1 £425 +25.92%
Kent - 1 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
Chatham - 1 £425 -
Banbury - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 £300 - 3
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £600 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Firewall
2 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
3 17 (36.17%) SIEM
4 14 (29.79%) Nmap
5 13 (27.66%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (27.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (23.40%) Management Information System
6 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
6 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
6 11 (23.40%) Network Security
7 10 (21.28%) Splunk
7 10 (21.28%) Cisco
7 10 (21.28%) CISSP
7 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (21.28%) Business Continuity
8 9 (19.15%) Information Security
8 9 (19.15%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (19.15%) HP
8 9 (19.15%) Linux
8 9 (19.15%) ArcSight
8 9 (19.15%) Wireshark
8 9 (19.15%) Qualys
9 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
9 8 (17.02%) IronPort
9 8 (17.02%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (17.02%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (17.02%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Resilience Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.13%) nginx
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (38.30%) Firewall
2 13 (27.66%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (23.40%) Network Security
4 9 (19.15%) Wireshark
5 7 (14.89%) DNS
6 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
7 5 (10.64%) VPN
8 3 (6.38%) LAN
8 3 (6.38%) WAN
8 3 (6.38%) DHCP
8 3 (6.38%) SSL
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.26%) SAN
9 2 (4.26%) TACACS
9 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.13%) OSPF
10 1 (2.13%) IPsec
10 1 (2.13%) SSH
10 1 (2.13%) OpenVPN
10 1 (2.13%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.26%) TestDirector
2 2 (4.26%) Metasploit
3 1 (2.13%) RSpec
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) GitLab
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Legal
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) Security Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Test Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Security Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Splunk Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) OAT Test Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) Security Consultant
7 4 (8.51%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Security Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Performance Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) IT Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) REST
3 1 (2.13%) MCollective
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
3 2 (4.26%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.26%) CMDB
3 2 (4.26%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Linux
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.64%) UNIX
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.26%) AIX
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.26%) CentOS
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.26%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.13%) SmartOS
7 1 (2.13%) CoreOS
7 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) SIEM
2 13 (27.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (21.28%) Business Continuity
4 9 (19.15%) Information Security
4 9 (19.15%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Resilience Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (17.02%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (14.89%) ITIL
7 6 (12.77%) Time Management
8 5 (10.64%) Server Hardening
8 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (8.51%) Security Management
10 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) C
1 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
1 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) Ruby
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
3 10 (21.28%) CISSP
4 6 (12.77%) CISM
5 4 (8.51%) CISA
6 3 (6.38%) CCSA
6 3 (6.38%) Degree
7 2 (4.26%) CEH
7 2 (4.26%) CCSP
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) OSCP
8 1 (2.13%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) XenApp
3 3 (6.38%) Snort
3 3 (6.38%) vSphere
4 2 (4.26%) XenServer
4 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.13%) vCloud
5 1 (2.13%) KVM
5 1 (2.13%) Docker
5 1 (2.13%) LXC
5 1 (2.13%) iptables
5 1 (2.13%) Btrfs
5 1 (2.13%) Squid
5 1 (2.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) Nmap
2 8 (17.02%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (6.38%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (4.26%) WebInspect
4 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.13%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.13%) Ansible
5 1 (2.13%) logstash
5 1 (2.13%) Kibana
5 1 (2.13%) systemd
5 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.13%) Puppet
5 1 (2.13%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Cisco
1 10 (21.28%) Splunk
2 9 (19.15%) ArcSight
2 9 (19.15%) Qualys
2 9 (19.15%) HP
3 8 (17.02%) VMware
3 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
3 8 (17.02%) Sourcefire
3 8 (17.02%) IronPort
4 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix
6 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.38%) Symantec
6 3 (6.38%) LogRhythm
7 2 (4.26%) Imperva
7 2 (4.26%) Rapid7
7 2 (4.26%) NetApp
7 2 (4.26%) Dell
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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