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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tenable Nessus
UK
Rank 568 564 590
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +26
Contract jobs citing Nessus 18 58 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.40% 1.26% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 26
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 £325 £381 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £544 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £455 £363
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +25.51%
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
4461 4614 4572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.01% 8.90% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2979 2903 2708
Median daily rate £475 £428 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 140 146
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +55.55%

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 19 February 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 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 19 February 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 15 £350 -23.07% 21
South East +21 7 £350 -12.50% 5
Kent - 5 £350 -
South West +8 3 - - 3
London -3 3 £450 -1.09% 4
Bristol +11 2 - - 2
East of England +5 2 £363 -14.70% 1
Scotland +28 1 £525 +50.00% 1
Berkshire +21 1 £525 -14.28%
Reading +13 1 £525 -14.28%
Buckinghamshire +3 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £525 -
Ipswich - 1 £275 -
Cambridge - 1 £450 -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 63 (61.76%) Firewall
2 54 (52.94%) Windows
3 49 (48.04%) VMware
4 46 (45.10%) SIEM
5 43 (42.16%) Unix
6 40 (39.22%) Cisco
7 38 (37.25%) CISSP
8 37 (36.27%) Linux
8 37 (36.27%) Security Cleared
9 33 (32.35%) Active Directory
10 31 (30.39%) TCP/IP
10 31 (30.39%) Information Security
10 31 (30.39%) SC Cleared
10 31 (30.39%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (28.43%) Microsoft
12 28 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 27 (26.47%) WAN
13 27 (26.47%) LAN
13 27 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
14 24 (23.53%) Finance
15 23 (22.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 23 (22.55%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (22.55%) Splunk
16 22 (21.57%) Nmap
16 22 (21.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 22 (21.57%) CheckPoint
17 21 (20.59%) Management Information System
17 21 (20.59%) PCI DSS
18 20 (19.61%) Security Operations
19 19 (18.63%) Windows Server 2012

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 (9.80%) Apache
2 9 (8.82%) Confluence
3 7 (6.86%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.86%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.86%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.98%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Office
1 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 63 (61.76%) Firewall
2 31 (30.39%) Cisco ASA
2 31 (30.39%) TCP/IP
3 27 (26.47%) LAN
3 27 (26.47%) WAN
4 19 (18.63%) VPN
5 17 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (9.80%) VoIP
7 8 (7.84%) Network Security
8 7 (6.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (6.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (6.86%) WLAN
9 5 (4.90%) OSPF
9 5 (4.90%) SSH
10 4 (3.92%) SNMP
11 3 (2.94%) 802.11
11 3 (2.94%) ADSL
11 3 (2.94%) HTTP
11 3 (2.94%) Internet
11 3 (2.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) JIRA
1 10 (9.80%) Metasploit
2 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.82%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.94%) Burp Suite
3 3 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.98%) AppScan
4 1 (0.98%) GDB
4 1 (0.98%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.98%) WinDbg
General
1 24 (23.53%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.96%) Electronics
4 2 (1.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (29.41%) Analyst
2 20 (19.61%) Security Analyst
3 15 (14.71%) Consultant
4 13 (12.75%) SOC Analyst
4 13 (12.75%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 11 (10.78%) Security Consultant
7 10 (9.80%) IT Analyst
7 10 (9.80%) IT Security Analyst
8 9 (8.82%) Architect
9 7 (6.86%) Penetration Tester
9 7 (6.86%) Tester
10 6 (5.88%) Security Specialist
10 6 (5.88%) Technical Architect
11 5 (4.90%) Operational Security Manager
11 5 (4.90%) Operations Manager
11 5 (4.90%) Security Manager
11 5 (4.90%) Security Operations Manager
11 5 (4.90%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (8.82%) MCollective
3 5 (4.90%) .NET
4 3 (2.94%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.94%) COM
5 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.98%) HTML
5 1 (0.98%) jQuery
5 1 (0.98%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 15 (14.71%) PKI
3 14 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.82%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (6.86%) Clustering
6 5 (4.90%) CESG
7 4 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.92%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.96%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.98%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 54 (52.94%) Windows
2 43 (42.16%) Unix
3 37 (36.27%) Linux
4 19 (18.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (8.82%) AIX
9 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (5.88%) Kali Linux
11 2 (1.96%) CentOS
11 2 (1.96%) FreeBSD
11 2 (1.96%) Solaris
12 1 (0.98%) Android
12 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (45.10%) SIEM
2 31 (30.39%) Information Security
3 27 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
4 23 (22.55%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (22.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 20 (19.61%) Security Operations
6 17 (16.67%) Patch Management
6 17 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 16 (15.69%) Analytics
8 14 (13.73%) Identity Access Management
8 14 (13.73%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (10.78%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (10.78%) Security Monitoring
10 10 (9.80%) Case Management
10 10 (9.80%) Data Analytics
11 9 (8.82%) IT Governance
12 8 (7.84%) ITIL
12 8 (7.84%) Process Improvement
13 7 (6.86%) High Availability
13 7 (6.86%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.71%) Python
1 15 (14.71%) SQL
2 14 (13.73%) Java
3 11 (10.78%) C#
4 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.96%) C++
6 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.98%) C
6 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.98%) Perl
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) Ruby
6 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (37.25%) CISSP
2 37 (36.27%) Security Cleared
3 31 (30.39%) SC Cleared
4 14 (13.73%) SANS
5 12 (11.76%) MCITP
5 12 (11.76%) MCP
5 12 (11.76%) MCSA
5 12 (11.76%) MCSE
5 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (10.78%) CEH
7 10 (9.80%) DV Cleared
8 9 (8.82%) SSCP
9 7 (6.86%) CCNP
9 7 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (6.86%) CREST Certified
9 7 (6.86%) OSCP
10 5 (4.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (4.90%) CISM
11 4 (3.92%) CHECK Team Leader
11 4 (3.92%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (21.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (20.59%) PCI DSS
3 9 (8.82%) RMADS
4 2 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.96%) QA
5 1 (0.98%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.98%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 28 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.67%) vSphere
4 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (6.86%) PowerHA
5 6 (5.88%) Snort
6 3 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.94%) Squid
6 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.98%) NFS
7 1 (0.98%) Samba
7 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (21.57%) Nmap
2 14 (13.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 13 (12.75%) QRadar
4 11 (10.78%) Nexpose
4 11 (10.78%) Puppet
5 9 (8.82%) Ansible
5 9 (8.82%) Packer
5 9 (8.82%) Rundeck
5 9 (8.82%) Tivoli
5 9 (8.82%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 9 (8.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (8.82%) Zenoss
6 7 (6.86%) SCCM
6 7 (6.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (6.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (5.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.94%) OSSEC
8 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (2.94%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 49 (48.04%) VMware
2 40 (39.22%) Cisco
3 29 (28.43%) Microsoft
4 23 (22.55%) Splunk
5 22 (21.57%) CheckPoint
6 18 (17.65%) ArcSight
7 15 (14.71%) AlienVault
7 15 (14.71%) Qualys
8 14 (13.73%) Intel Security
8 14 (13.73%) Symantec
9 13 (12.75%) Fortinet
9 13 (12.75%) LogRhythm
10 12 (11.76%) LANDesk
10 12 (11.76%) Red Hat
10 12 (11.76%) SolarWinds
11 11 (10.78%) Intel
11 11 (10.78%) Oracle
12 10 (9.80%) NetWitness
12 10 (9.80%) ScanSafe
13 9 (8.82%) Palo Alto
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