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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tenable Nessus
Rank 612 628 606
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs citing Nessus 32 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.023% 0.044%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.58% 0.29% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 8
Average daily rate £493 £413 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.39% +23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £241 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £335
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +41.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -

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
5472 4551 4274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.80% 8.17% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3449 2756 2458
Average daily rate £450 £408 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 202 154
Average hourly rate £21.33 £20.19 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -19.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £35.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 28 April 2016.

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 21 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 28 April 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
England -6 28 £493 +23.12% 14
London +14 18 £500 +48.14% 10
South East -6 5 £613 - 3
Berkshire +4 4 £613 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £369 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £369 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £369 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
City of London +38 1 £500 +21.21% 4
South West +4 1 £493 - 1
Scotland -22 1 £350 -17.64%
Greenock - 1 £350 -
Inverclyde - 1 £350 -
Derby - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £493 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Reading - 1 £613 -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 47 (52.81%) Nmap
2 42 (47.19%) Metasploit
3 39 (43.82%) Information Security
4 33 (37.08%) Firewall
4 33 (37.08%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (33.71%) Windows
6 29 (32.58%) Linux
7 26 (29.21%) HTTP
7 26 (29.21%) Network Security
7 26 (29.21%) Penetration Testing
8 24 (26.97%) Cyberthreat
9 23 (25.84%) ArcSight
9 23 (25.84%) SIEM
10 22 (24.72%) QRadar
11 21 (23.60%) Splunk
12 20 (22.47%) Information Management
13 19 (21.35%) Finance
13 19 (21.35%) TCP/IP
13 19 (21.35%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (20.22%) GCIA
15 16 (17.98%) Unix
15 16 (17.98%) CEH
15 16 (17.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 15 (16.85%) Qualys
16 15 (16.85%) PCI DSS
16 15 (16.85%) GSEC
17 14 (15.73%) Cisco
17 14 (15.73%) Cybersecurity
18 12 (13.48%) CREST Certified
18 12 (13.48%) CISSP

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (1.12%) Confluence
1 1 (1.12%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (37.08%) Firewall
2 26 (29.21%) HTTP
2 26 (29.21%) Network Security
3 19 (21.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (21.35%) TCP/IP
4 12 (13.48%) LAN
4 12 (13.48%) WAN
5 11 (12.36%) Wireshark
6 8 (8.99%) VPN
7 7 (7.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (7.87%) Internet
8 5 (5.62%) DNS
9 4 (4.49%) tcpdump
10 2 (2.25%) DHCP
10 2 (2.25%) IPsec
10 2 (2.25%) SSH
10 2 (2.25%) Wireless
11 1 (1.12%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (1.12%) IntruShield
11 1 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) MySQL
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.12%) DB2
2 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (47.19%) Metasploit
2 4 (4.49%) AppScan
3 2 (2.25%) Burp Suite
4 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.12%) GitLab
4 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) RSpec
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Advertising
2 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (42.70%) Analyst
2 29 (32.58%) Security Analyst
3 13 (14.61%) Consultant
3 13 (14.61%) Security Consultant
3 13 (14.61%) SOC Analyst
4 12 (13.48%) Security Engineer
5 11 (12.36%) ArcSight Analyst
6 10 (11.24%) Penetration Tester
6 10 (11.24%) Tester
7 8 (8.99%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) IT Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) IT Security Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Splunk Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Security Manager
9 4 (4.49%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Senior Security Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.25%) .NET
2 2 (2.25%) Middleware
3 1 (1.12%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.12%) MCollective
3 1 (1.12%) REST
3 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (37.08%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (26.97%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (8.99%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.74%) Cryptography
4 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.62%) PKI
6 4 (4.49%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 30 (33.71%) Windows
2 29 (32.58%) Linux
3 16 (17.98%) Unix
4 10 (11.24%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.62%) Solaris
5 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.49%) Kali Linux
7 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.12%) Android
9 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.12%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.12%) SmartOS
9 1 (1.12%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.82%) Information Security
2 26 (29.21%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (25.84%) SIEM
4 20 (22.47%) Information Management
5 16 (17.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 14 (15.73%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (13.48%) Security Testing
8 11 (12.36%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (10.11%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (10.11%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.11%) Security Operations
10 8 (8.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (6.74%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (6.74%) OWASP
11 6 (6.74%) Performance Optimisation
12 5 (5.62%) Attack Monitoring
12 5 (5.62%) Project Management
12 5 (5.62%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (5.62%) SDLC
12 5 (5.62%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) Python
2 5 (5.62%) C
2 5 (5.62%) C++
2 5 (5.62%) Java
3 3 (3.37%) C#
3 3 (3.37%) Perl
3 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.12%) Ruby
4 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (20.22%) GCIA
2 16 (17.98%) CEH
3 15 (16.85%) GSEC
4 12 (13.48%) CISSP
4 12 (13.48%) CREST Certified
5 8 (8.99%) GIAC
6 7 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (7.87%) GCIH
6 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.74%) CCNA
7 6 (6.74%) CCNP
7 6 (6.74%) CISA
7 6 (6.74%) CISM
8 5 (5.62%) GCED
9 4 (4.49%) CCSE
10 3 (3.37%) CCSA
10 3 (3.37%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (3.37%) CRISC
10 3 (3.37%) Degree
10 3 (3.37%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.85%) PCI DSS
2 12 (13.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.49%) COBIT
4 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.12%) FISMA
4 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.62%) vSphere
3 4 (4.49%) XenApp
4 3 (3.37%) Snort
5 1 (1.12%) Btrfs
5 1 (1.12%) Docker
5 1 (1.12%) iptables
5 1 (1.12%) KVM
5 1 (1.12%) LXC
5 1 (1.12%) Squid
5 1 (1.12%) Varnish
5 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (52.81%) Nmap
2 22 (24.72%) QRadar
3 6 (6.74%) OpenVAS
4 2 (2.25%) EnCase
5 1 (1.12%) Ansible
5 1 (1.12%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.12%) FTK
5 1 (1.12%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.12%) Puppet
5 1 (1.12%) SCCM
5 1 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.12%) systemd
5 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (25.84%) ArcSight
2 21 (23.60%) Splunk
3 15 (16.85%) Qualys
4 14 (15.73%) Cisco
5 12 (13.48%) CheckPoint
6 10 (11.24%) Microsoft
7 9 (10.11%) F5
8 7 (7.87%) VMware
9 6 (6.74%) Forcepoint
9 6 (6.74%) HP
9 6 (6.74%) IBM
9 6 (6.74%) LogRhythm
10 5 (5.62%) Citrix
10 5 (5.62%) Tripwire
11 4 (4.49%) Veracode
12 2 (2.25%) Intel Security
12 2 (2.25%) Rapid7
12 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.25%) Sourcefire
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