The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tenable Nessus
Rank 563 542 576
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +34
Contract jobs citing Nessus 24 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.004% 0.020%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.58% 0.063% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Average daily rate £335 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 - £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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 18 April 2014.

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 30 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -65 24 £335 - 6
South East -3 11 £330 -
London -19 5 - - 3
West Midlands - 3 £265 - 2
South West - 2 £500 -
City of London - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Slough - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 30 (76.92%) Nmap
2 28 (71.79%) Linux
2 28 (71.79%) Windows
3 26 (66.67%) UNIX
4 24 (61.54%) Security Cleared
5 23 (58.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (56.41%) Oracle
6 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
7 21 (53.85%) Wireshark
7 21 (53.85%) HP
8 20 (51.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (51.28%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (48.72%) SSL
10 18 (46.15%) TCP/IP
10 18 (46.15%) .NET
10 18 (46.15%) ASP.NET
10 18 (46.15%) HTML
10 18 (46.15%) HTTPS
11 17 (43.59%) Validation
11 17 (43.59%) Oracle EBS
11 17 (43.59%) Workflow
11 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
11 17 (43.59%) ISTQB
11 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
11 17 (43.59%) JSP
11 17 (43.59%) Windows 2000
11 17 (43.59%) Windows XP
12 14 (35.90%) Test Strategy
13 12 (30.77%) DV Cleared
13 12 (30.77%) Firewall

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.56%) Apache
1 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) Wireshark
2 19 (48.72%) SSL
3 18 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 18 (46.15%) HTTPS
4 12 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 2 (5.13%) tcpdump
6 2 (5.13%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.56%) Network Security
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.56%) Wireless
7 1 (2.56%) IPsec
7 1 (2.56%) LDAP
7 1 (2.56%) OSPF
7 1 (2.56%) BGP
7 1 (2.56%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.56%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.56%) KDB
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) JMeter
2 1 (2.56%) JUnit
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Tester
2 9 (23.08%) Consultant
2 9 (23.08%) Security Consultant
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Technical Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Security Tester
6 5 (12.82%) IT Security Consultant
6 5 (12.82%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (12.82%) IT Consultant
7 4 (10.26%) Security Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) IT Security Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) QA Consultant
10 1 (2.56%) Technical Security Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) IT Security Specialist
10 1 (2.56%) Implementation Specialist
10 1 (2.56%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) .NET
1 18 (46.15%) ASP.NET
1 18 (46.15%) HTML
2 17 (43.59%) JSP
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) wxWidgets
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.56%) Xerces
4 1 (2.56%) Xalan
4 1 (2.56%) CORBA
4 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) RMADS
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (71.79%) Linux
1 28 (71.79%) Windows
2 26 (66.67%) UNIX
3 23 (58.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (51.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (43.59%) Windows 2000
5 17 (43.59%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.26%) AIX
7 2 (5.13%) Windows NT
7 2 (5.13%) Solaris
7 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.56%) Android
8 1 (2.56%) OpenSolaris
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.56%) SUSE
8 1 (2.56%) Debian
8 1 (2.56%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Validation
1 17 (43.59%) Workflow
1 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
2 14 (35.90%) Test Strategy
3 11 (28.21%) Knowledge Management
3 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Information Security
6 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (10.26%) SIEM
8 3 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.13%) OWASP
10 1 (2.56%) Information Assurance
10 1 (2.56%) ISMS
10 1 (2.56%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.69%) Ruby
3 3 (7.69%) Python
3 3 (7.69%) Perl
3 3 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) C
3 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.13%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) C-shell
5 1 (2.56%) Korn
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 24 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
3 17 (43.59%) ISTQB
4 12 (30.77%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) CISSP
6 1 (2.56%) CISM
6 1 (2.56%) CCIE
6 1 (2.56%) CCSP
6 1 (2.56%) CCNP
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (76.92%) Nmap
2 4 (10.26%) Terminal Server
2 4 (10.26%) Snort
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.56%) qmail
4 1 (2.56%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.56%) OpenSSH
4 1 (2.56%) KVM
4 1 (2.56%) Xen
4 1 (2.56%) Squid
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (51.28%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.26%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (5.13%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Oracle
2 21 (53.85%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.26%) Qualys
5 2 (5.13%) Symantec
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Rapid7
6 1 (2.56%) Q1 Labs
6 1 (2.56%) Akamai
6 1 (2.56%) Splunk
6 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.56%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.56%) JBoss
6 1 (2.56%) Sybase
6 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.56%) McAfee
6 1 (2.56%) Nokia
6 1 (2.56%) Veritas
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago