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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tenable Nessus
Rank 609 622 593
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -29
Contract jobs citing Nessus 32 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.030% 0.063%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.57% 0.36% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 15
Median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £262 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.87% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London median 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
5601 4393 4117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.43% 8.11% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3565 2731 2422
Median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 180 148
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -19.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -19.26%

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 25 May 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 18 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 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 29 £463 +15.62% 16
London +10 16 £500 +21.21% 6
Berkshire +2 6 £438 - 2
South East -11 6 £438 +6.06% 5
Yorkshire +4 3 £369 +22.83%
North West - 3 - - 1
Liverpool - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 £369 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £369 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
City of London +45 1 £500 +21.21% 3
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 49 (56.32%) Nmap
2 41 (47.13%) Metasploit
2 41 (47.13%) Information Security
3 36 (41.38%) Windows
4 33 (37.93%) Linux
4 33 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (31.03%) Firewall
6 26 (29.89%) HTTP
7 24 (27.59%) Cyberthreat
8 23 (26.44%) ArcSight
9 22 (25.29%) Network Security
9 22 (25.29%) QRadar
10 21 (24.14%) Penetration Testing
10 21 (24.14%) Splunk
11 20 (22.99%) Information Management
12 19 (21.84%) Intrusion Detection
12 19 (21.84%) Finance
13 18 (20.69%) GCIA
13 18 (20.69%) Qualys
14 16 (18.39%) SIEM
14 16 (18.39%) TCP/IP
15 15 (17.24%) Unix
15 15 (17.24%) GSEC
15 15 (17.24%) CEH
15 15 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
16 14 (16.09%) CISSP
17 13 (14.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 12 (13.79%) Security Testing
19 11 (12.64%) PCI DSS
19 11 (12.64%) CREST Certified

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 4 (4.60%) Confluence
2 3 (3.45%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.45%) SAS
2 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.15%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.75%) Mimecast
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (3.45%) AWS CloudTrail
2 3 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (3.45%) GitHub
2 3 (3.45%) Route 53
3 2 (2.30%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (31.03%) Firewall
2 26 (29.89%) HTTP
3 22 (25.29%) Network Security
4 19 (21.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (18.39%) TCP/IP
6 8 (9.20%) Wireshark
7 7 (8.05%) LAN
7 7 (8.05%) WAN
8 6 (6.90%) DNS
8 6 (6.90%) VPN
9 4 (4.60%) OpenVPN
10 3 (3.45%) Internet
11 2 (2.30%) DHCP
11 2 (2.30%) IPsec
11 2 (2.30%) SSH
11 2 (2.30%) Wireless
12 1 (1.15%) MPLS
12 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.15%) OSPF
12 1 (1.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) MySQL
2 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.45%) Apache Hive
3 3 (3.45%) DataStax
3 3 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (3.45%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.15%) DB2
5 1 (1.15%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (47.13%) Metasploit
2 5 (5.75%) AppScan
3 4 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (4.60%) GitLab
3 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.60%) JIRA
4 2 (2.30%) Burp Suite
5 1 (1.15%) RSpec
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Advertising
2 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (44.83%) Analyst
2 30 (34.48%) Security Analyst
3 13 (14.94%) SOC Analyst
4 11 (12.64%) ArcSight Analyst
5 10 (11.49%) Security Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Consultant
6 9 (10.34%) Penetration Tester
6 9 (10.34%) Security Consultant
6 9 (10.34%) Tester
7 7 (8.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 7 (8.05%) Splunk Analyst
8 6 (6.90%) IT Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) IT Security Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Security Specialist
10 4 (4.60%) Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Security Manager
10 4 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Senior Security Analyst
11 3 (3.45%) Security Technical Consultant
11 3 (3.45%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.15%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.15%) MCollective
3 1 (1.15%) REST
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (27.59%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.90%) Cryptography
5 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.75%) PKI
6 4 (4.60%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.30%) Clustering
7 2 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 36 (41.38%) Windows
2 33 (37.93%) Linux
3 15 (17.24%) Unix
4 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.75%) Solaris
7 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.45%) Kali Linux
8 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.15%) Android
9 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.15%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.15%) SmartOS
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.13%) Information Security
2 21 (24.14%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (22.99%) Information Management
4 16 (18.39%) SIEM
5 15 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (14.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 12 (13.79%) Security Testing
8 10 (11.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (10.34%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.34%) Security Operations
9 9 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (9.20%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (5.75%) Attack Monitoring
12 5 (5.75%) OWASP
12 5 (5.75%) Project Management
12 5 (5.75%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (5.75%) SDLC
12 5 (5.75%) Threat Analysis
13 4 (4.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) Python
2 8 (9.20%) Java
3 5 (5.75%) C
3 5 (5.75%) C++
3 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.60%) Ruby
5 3 (3.45%) C#
5 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.45%) Perl
5 3 (3.45%) Scala
6 1 (1.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (20.69%) GCIA
2 15 (17.24%) CEH
2 15 (17.24%) GSEC
3 14 (16.09%) CISSP
4 11 (12.64%) CREST Certified
5 7 (8.05%) GCIH
5 7 (8.05%) GIAC
6 6 (6.90%) CISA
6 6 (6.90%) CISM
7 5 (5.75%) GCED
7 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.45%) CRISC
8 3 (3.45%) Degree
8 3 (3.45%) OSCP
8 3 (3.45%) SANS
9 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.30%) GCUX
9 2 (2.30%) GCWN
9 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) PCI DSS
2 7 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.60%) COBIT
4 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.15%) FISMA
4 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (5.75%) vSphere
2 4 (4.60%) XenApp
3 3 (3.45%) Snort
3 3 (3.45%) Squid
4 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.15%) Btrfs
5 1 (1.15%) Docker
5 1 (1.15%) iptables
5 1 (1.15%) KVM
5 1 (1.15%) LXC
5 1 (1.15%) Varnish
5 1 (1.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (56.32%) Nmap
2 22 (25.29%) QRadar
3 5 (5.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (5.75%) OpenVAS
4 4 (4.60%) Puppet
5 3 (3.45%) Nexpose
5 3 (3.45%) Oozie
5 3 (3.45%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.30%) EnCase
6 2 (2.30%) SCOM
7 1 (1.15%) Ansible
7 1 (1.15%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.15%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.15%) SCCM
7 1 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.15%) systemd
7 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) ArcSight
2 21 (24.14%) Splunk
3 18 (20.69%) Qualys
4 9 (10.34%) Cisco
4 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.05%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.90%) Forcepoint
6 6 (6.90%) HP
6 6 (6.90%) IBM
6 6 (6.90%) LogRhythm
6 6 (6.90%) VMware
7 5 (5.75%) Citrix
7 5 (5.75%) Rapid7
7 5 (5.75%) Tripwire
8 4 (4.60%) Oracle
8 4 (4.60%) Veracode
9 3 (3.45%) AppDynamics
9 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
9 3 (3.45%) Endeca
9 3 (3.45%) Hortonworks
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago