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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 562 536 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing Nessus 20 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.047% -
As % of the Systems Management category 0.51% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £408 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 -
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
3939 3555 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.20% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2345 1967 1665
Average daily rate £425 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
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 £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 152 173
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.40 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 6 March 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 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 6 March 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 -32 17 £370 -9.20% 14
South East -16 6 £300 -11.76% 1
London -8 4 £425 -5.55% 5
East of England +17 3 £400 -
City of London +14 3 £400 -11.11% 2
South West -6 3 £388 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £388 - 1
Berkshire -4 1 - -
Hampshire -18 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £375 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 3
Leeds - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 45 (61.64%) Windows
2 33 (45.21%) Linux
3 32 (43.84%) UNIX
4 26 (35.62%) CISSP
4 26 (35.62%) Vulnerability Management
5 25 (34.25%) Firewall
6 24 (32.88%) Nmap
7 21 (28.77%) HP
7 21 (28.77%) SIEM
8 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
8 20 (27.40%) Oracle
8 20 (27.40%) Information Security
9 19 (26.03%) Qualys
9 19 (26.03%) Network Security
10 18 (24.66%) SC Cleared
10 18 (24.66%) ITIL
10 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
11 16 (21.92%) Splunk
12 15 (20.55%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (19.18%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
14 12 (16.44%) SSL
14 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
14 12 (16.44%) CEH
14 12 (16.44%) ArcSight
14 12 (16.44%) Test Strategy
15 11 (15.07%) CORE IMPACT
15 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (15.07%) Cisco

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 7 (9.59%) IIS
2 3 (4.11%) Apache
3 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.37%) nginx
4 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Office
2 5 (6.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) SaaS
1 1 (1.37%) PaaS
1 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.25%) Firewall
2 19 (26.03%) Network Security
3 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
4 12 (16.44%) SSL
5 9 (12.33%) Wireshark
6 8 (10.96%) HTTPS
7 6 (8.22%) SAN
8 5 (6.85%) VPN
8 5 (6.85%) WAN
8 5 (6.85%) Wireless
8 5 (6.85%) IPsec
9 4 (5.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.48%) LDAP
9 4 (5.48%) ADSL
9 4 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (5.48%) OSPF
9 4 (5.48%) BGP
10 3 (4.11%) NetScreen
10 3 (4.11%) Internet
10 3 (4.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
3 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Metasploit
2 3 (4.11%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.37%) Maven
3 1 (1.37%) Selenium
3 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) NeoLoad
3 1 (1.37%) GitLab
General
1 6 (8.22%) Games
1 6 (8.22%) Retail
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.11%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.74%) Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Local Government
6 1 (1.37%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Analyst
2 22 (30.14%) Security Analyst
3 14 (19.18%) Tester
4 10 (13.70%) IT Security Analyst
5 9 (12.33%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (10.96%) Security Specialist
6 8 (10.96%) Consultant
7 7 (9.59%) Network Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Test Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) Security Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Security Tester
9 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Integration Tester
10 3 (4.11%) Network Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Network Security Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) HTML
1 11 (15.07%) .NET
1 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET
2 8 (10.96%) JSP
3 2 (2.74%) Middleware
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.74%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) PKI
4 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 45 (61.64%) Windows
2 33 (45.21%) Linux
3 32 (43.84%) UNIX
4 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.33%) Windows 2000
6 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
7 6 (8.22%) AIX
7 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.48%) Windows NT
8 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) Vulnerability Management
2 21 (28.77%) SIEM
3 20 (27.40%) Information Security
4 18 (24.66%) ITIL
5 14 (19.18%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (16.44%) Test Strategy
7 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
7 10 (13.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (12.33%) Use Case
8 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
9 8 (10.96%) Workflow
9 8 (10.96%) Validation
10 7 (9.59%) Software Testing
11 6 (8.22%) Data Governance
11 6 (8.22%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (8.22%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (6.85%) Coaching
12 5 (6.85%) Network Management
12 5 (6.85%) Cyber Security
12 5 (6.85%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) SQL
2 8 (10.96%) Shell Script
2 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.11%) VB
3 3 (4.11%) Python
3 3 (4.11%) C
3 3 (4.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (35.62%) CISSP
2 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
3 18 (24.66%) SC Cleared
4 12 (16.44%) CEH
5 10 (13.70%) DV Cleared
6 8 (10.96%) CISM
6 8 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (10.96%) MCSE
6 8 (10.96%) CCNA
7 7 (9.59%) ISTQB
7 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (6.85%) MCP
9 3 (4.11%) Degree
9 3 (4.11%) CCNP
9 3 (4.11%) OSCP
10 2 (2.74%) GCIA
10 2 (2.74%) GWAPT
10 2 (2.74%) CISA
11 1 (1.37%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (10.96%) QA
2 4 (5.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (32.88%) Nmap
2 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.11%) Terminal Server
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.11%) Snort
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.37%) XenApp
5 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (15.07%) CORE IMPACT
3 5 (6.85%) SCCM
4 4 (5.48%) FortiGate
4 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (4.11%) WebInspect
5 3 (4.11%) WSUS
6 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.37%) Puppet
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.37%) Ansible
6 1 (1.37%) logstash
6 1 (1.37%) Graphite
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) HP
2 20 (27.40%) Oracle
3 19 (26.03%) Qualys
4 16 (21.92%) Splunk
5 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
6 12 (16.44%) ArcSight
7 11 (15.07%) Cisco
8 10 (13.70%) SolarWinds
9 8 (10.96%) McAfee
10 7 (9.59%) Juniper
11 5 (6.85%) IBM
11 5 (6.85%) NetIQ
11 5 (6.85%) Tripwire
11 5 (6.85%) Sourcefire
11 5 (6.85%) Rapid7
12 4 (5.48%) Aruba
12 4 (5.48%) 3Com
12 4 (5.48%) VMware
12 4 (5.48%) Altiris
12 4 (5.48%) Citrix