The table below looks at the statistics for Nessus skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Nessus over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tenable Nessus
UK
Rank 557 563 560
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Nessus 40 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.86% 1.33% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 30
Median daily rate £425 £455 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.59% +22.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £380 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £453 £331
% change year-on-year
-11.60% +36.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4662 4452 4479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.42% 8.76% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3067 2756 2687
Median daily rate £475 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 142 144
Median hourly rate £34.81 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.04% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £53.58 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -3.33%

Nessus
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Nessus as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 38 £413 -9.34% 16
London -3 11 £475 +4.39% 6
South East +19 10 £350 -12.50% 3
Kent - 9 £350 -
South West +15 7 - - 2
North West - 6 £438 - 2
Manchester - 6 £438 - 2
Salford - 5 £450 - 1
Croydon - 5 £551 -
Bristol -1 4 - - 2
East of England 0 3 £363 -14.70%
City of London -3 2 £450 -10.00% 2
Swindon - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Devon - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 £450 -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £275 -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Nessus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Nessus.

1 84 (70.00%) Firewall
2 66 (55.00%) SIEM
3 59 (49.17%) VMware
4 58 (48.33%) Windows
4 58 (48.33%) Cisco
5 49 (40.83%) TCP/IP
6 47 (39.17%) Security Cleared
6 47 (39.17%) Cisco ASA
7 46 (38.33%) CISSP
8 45 (37.50%) Unix
9 43 (35.83%) WAN
9 43 (35.83%) LAN
10 41 (34.17%) SC Cleared
11 38 (31.67%) PCI DSS
11 38 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (31.67%) Information Security
11 38 (31.67%) Linux
12 33 (27.50%) Active Directory
12 33 (27.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 33 (27.50%) Vulnerability Management
13 29 (24.17%) Microsoft
13 29 (24.17%) Security Operations
14 28 (23.33%) vSphere
15 27 (22.50%) Splunk
15 27 (22.50%) Patch Management
15 27 (22.50%) CheckPoint
15 27 (22.50%) Management Information System
16 26 (21.67%) AlienVault
16 26 (21.67%) Kalman Filter
17 25 (20.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.33%) Apache
2 9 (7.50%) Confluence
3 7 (5.83%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.83%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.83%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.83%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Office
1 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 84 (70.00%) Firewall
2 49 (40.83%) TCP/IP
3 47 (39.17%) Cisco ASA
4 43 (35.83%) LAN
4 43 (35.83%) WAN
5 25 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 21 (17.50%) VPN
7 17 (14.17%) Network Security
8 10 (8.33%) OSPF
8 10 (8.33%) VoIP
9 8 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (6.67%) Spanning Tree
9 8 (6.67%) Wireshark
10 7 (5.83%) BGP
10 7 (5.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (5.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (5.83%) tcpdump
10 7 (5.83%) WLAN
11 5 (4.17%) IPsec
12 4 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Metasploit
2 10 (8.33%) JIRA
3 9 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.50%) Burp Suite
4 3 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.83%) AppScan
5 1 (0.83%) GDB
5 1 (0.83%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.83%) WinDbg
General
1 23 (19.17%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.67%) Electronics
4 2 (1.67%) Legal
4 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (25.00%) Analyst
2 22 (18.33%) Consultant
3 20 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 17 (14.17%) Security Consultant
5 13 (10.83%) SOC Analyst
6 12 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 11 (9.17%) Security Manager
8 10 (8.33%) Architect
8 10 (8.33%) IT Analyst
8 10 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
9 9 (7.50%) Operational Security Manager
9 9 (7.50%) Security Operations Manager
10 8 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
10 8 (6.67%) Tester
11 6 (5.00%) Operations Manager
11 6 (5.00%) Security Engineer
11 6 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.00%) ELK Stack
2 9 (7.50%) MCollective
3 6 (5.00%) .NET
4 3 (2.50%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.50%) COM
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.83%) HTML
5 1 (0.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 18 (15.00%) PKI
3 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.50%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (5.83%) Clustering
6 6 (5.00%) CESG
7 5 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.33%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (2.50%) Cryptography
9 3 (2.50%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.83%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 58 (48.33%) Windows
2 45 (37.50%) Unix
3 38 (31.67%) Linux
4 19 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.00%) Windows Server
6 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.50%) AIX
7 9 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (5.00%) Kali Linux
10 3 (2.50%) Solaris
11 2 (1.67%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.83%) Android
12 1 (0.83%) CentOS
12 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (55.00%) SIEM
2 38 (31.67%) Information Security
3 33 (27.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 29 (24.17%) Security Operations
5 27 (22.50%) Patch Management
6 26 (21.67%) Kalman Filter
7 24 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
7 24 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 23 (19.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 18 (15.00%) Analytics
10 16 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (9.17%) ITIL
12 10 (8.33%) Case Management
12 10 (8.33%) Data Analytics
12 10 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
13 9 (7.50%) IT Governance
13 9 (7.50%) Load Balancing
13 9 (7.50%) Network Management
14 8 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.33%) Python
2 15 (12.50%) Java
2 15 (12.50%) SQL
3 11 (9.17%) C#
4 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.67%) C++
6 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.83%) C
6 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.83%) Perl
6 1 (0.83%) PHP
6 1 (0.83%) Ruby
6 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (39.17%) Security Cleared
2 46 (38.33%) CISSP
3 41 (34.17%) SC Cleared
4 15 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 14 (11.67%) CCNP
5 14 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (11.67%) SANS
6 12 (10.00%) MCITP
6 12 (10.00%) MCP
6 12 (10.00%) MCSA
6 12 (10.00%) MCSE
6 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (9.17%) CEH
8 9 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (7.50%) SSCP
9 8 (6.67%) BC Cleared
9 8 (6.67%) CREST Certified
10 7 (5.83%) CISM
10 7 (5.83%) OSCP
11 5 (4.17%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (31.67%) PCI DSS
2 33 (27.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (15.83%) RMADS
4 3 (2.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (2.50%) QA
5 1 (0.83%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.83%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (27.50%) Active Directory
3 28 (23.33%) vSphere
4 7 (5.83%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (5.83%) PowerHA
5 6 (5.00%) Snort
6 3 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.67%) Squid
8 1 (0.83%) NFS
8 1 (0.83%) Samba
8 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (20.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 23 (19.17%) Nmap
3 14 (11.67%) QRadar
4 11 (9.17%) Nexpose
5 10 (8.33%) Puppet
6 9 (7.50%) Ansible
6 9 (7.50%) Packer
6 9 (7.50%) Rundeck
6 9 (7.50%) Tivoli
6 9 (7.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 9 (7.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (7.50%) Zenoss
7 7 (5.83%) SCCM
7 7 (5.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (5.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (1.67%) OSSEC
10 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 59 (49.17%) VMware
2 58 (48.33%) Cisco
3 29 (24.17%) Microsoft
4 27 (22.50%) CheckPoint
4 27 (22.50%) Splunk
5 26 (21.67%) AlienVault
6 24 (20.00%) ArcSight
7 18 (15.00%) Fortinet
7 18 (15.00%) LogRhythm
7 18 (15.00%) Qualys
8 14 (11.67%) F5
8 14 (11.67%) Intel Security
8 14 (11.67%) Symantec
9 12 (10.00%) Intel
9 12 (10.00%) LANDesk
9 12 (10.00%) Oracle
9 12 (10.00%) SolarWinds
10 11 (9.17%) Red Hat
10 11 (9.17%) ScanSafe
11 10 (8.33%) NetWitness