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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tenable Nessus
Rank 594 622 602
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -20
Contract jobs citing Nessus 51 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.068% 0.061%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.87% 0.79% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 16
Median daily rate £498 £500 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £250 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
5879 5060 4678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.88% 8.63% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3777 3090 2744
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 167 154
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.43 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.98%

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 31 August 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 23 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 31 August 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 +15 49 £495 -1.00% 18
London -17 20 £495 -1.00% 6
South East +18 10 £450 +5.88% 7
Croydon - 10 £470 -
East of England +24 8 £525 +5.00% 1
Bedfordshire - 8 £525 - 1
South West +17 5 £500 -16.66% 1
Yorkshire +7 5 £450 +50.00%
Bristol -4 5 £500 -16.66%
Sheffield - 5 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Bedford - 4 - -
Berkshire +10 3 £550 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £475 -
Surrey +3 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 £550 -
Hampshire +11 1 £400 -5.88% 2
North West - 1 £550 - 2
Brighton - 1 £425 -
Winchester - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £550 - 2
East Sussex - 1 £425 -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 53 (63.10%) Firewall
2 46 (54.76%) SIEM
3 34 (40.48%) Cisco
4 33 (39.29%) TCP/IP
4 33 (39.29%) Information Security
5 28 (33.33%) PCI DSS
6 27 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (30.95%) LAN
7 26 (30.95%) WAN
7 26 (30.95%) Windows
8 22 (26.19%) Linux
8 22 (26.19%) CISSP
8 22 (26.19%) Security Cleared
8 22 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 21 (25.00%) Security Operations
9 21 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 21 (25.00%) Nmap
10 19 (22.62%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (22.62%) Kalman Filter
11 18 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
11 18 (21.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
11 18 (21.43%) Metasploit
11 18 (21.43%) vSphere
11 18 (21.43%) VMware
12 17 (20.24%) Management Information System
12 17 (20.24%) ArcSight
12 17 (20.24%) Network Security

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 (4.76%) Confluence
2 3 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.57%) SAS
2 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (3.57%) AWS CloudTrail
2 3 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (3.57%) GitHub
2 3 (3.57%) Mimecast
2 3 (3.57%) Route 53
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (63.10%) Firewall
2 33 (39.29%) TCP/IP
3 27 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (30.95%) LAN
4 26 (30.95%) WAN
5 17 (20.24%) Network Security
6 14 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (14.29%) Wireshark
8 11 (13.10%) HTTP
9 8 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
9 8 (9.52%) tcpdump
10 7 (8.33%) BGP
10 7 (8.33%) OSPF
11 5 (5.95%) VPN
11 5 (5.95%) Wireless
12 3 (3.57%) DNS
12 3 (3.57%) Internet
12 3 (3.57%) OpenVPN
13 2 (2.38%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.57%) Apache Hive
2 3 (3.57%) DataStax
2 3 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.57%) MySQL
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Metasploit
2 8 (9.52%) AppScan
3 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.76%) JIRA
4 3 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.57%) GitLab
5 1 (1.19%) Ant
5 1 (1.19%) Burp Suite
5 1 (1.19%) GDB
5 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.19%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.19%) JUnit
5 1 (1.19%) Liquibase
5 1 (1.19%) Maven
5 1 (1.19%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.19%) WinDbg
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Advertising
2 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Billing
3 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Consultant
2 20 (23.81%) Security Consultant
3 19 (22.62%) Analyst
4 12 (14.29%) Security Analyst
5 10 (11.90%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
6 8 (9.52%) SOC Analyst
7 7 (8.33%) Security Manager
7 7 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Architect
8 5 (5.95%) Security Technical Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Security Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) IT Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) IT Security Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Operational Security Manager
9 4 (4.76%) Security Operations Manager
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.19%) HTML
2 1 (1.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Management Information System
2 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) PKI
3 5 (5.95%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (4.76%) Cryptography
4 4 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.38%) Clustering
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.19%) CESG
7 1 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.95%) Windows
2 22 (26.19%) Linux
3 12 (14.29%) Unix
4 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.57%) Kali Linux
6 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.38%) Solaris
8 1 (1.19%) Android
8 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (54.76%) SIEM
2 33 (39.29%) Information Security
3 22 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 21 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 19 (22.62%) Kalman Filter
5 19 (22.62%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
6 18 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (15.48%) Patch Management
8 9 (10.71%) Use Case
9 8 (9.52%) ITIL
9 8 (9.52%) Load Balancing
9 8 (9.52%) Threat Management
10 7 (8.33%) Anomaly Detection
10 7 (8.33%) Network Management
10 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (7.14%) Security Testing
11 6 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) Java
2 11 (13.10%) Python
3 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.95%) C
4 5 (5.95%) C#
4 5 (5.95%) C++
5 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.76%) Perl
6 3 (3.57%) Ruby
6 3 (3.57%) Scala
7 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (26.19%) CISSP
1 22 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 21 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.29%) CCNP
3 12 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 7 (8.33%) CISM
6 6 (7.14%) CEH
7 5 (5.95%) BC Cleared
7 5 (5.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (5.95%) CRISC
8 4 (4.76%) CISA
8 4 (4.76%) GIAC
9 3 (3.57%) Degree
10 2 (2.38%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (2.38%) CREST Certified
10 2 (2.38%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (1.19%) GCIA
11 1 (1.19%) GXPN
11 1 (1.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 17 (20.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (16.67%) RMADS
4 2 (2.38%) COBIT
5 1 (1.19%) FISMA
5 1 (1.19%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.19%) QA
5 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 18 (21.43%) vSphere
2 5 (5.95%) Snort
3 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) Squid
4 2 (2.38%) XenApp
5 1 (1.19%) Docker
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (25.00%) Nmap
2 18 (21.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (7.14%) QRadar
5 4 (4.76%) Nexpose
5 4 (4.76%) Puppet
6 3 (3.57%) Oozie
6 3 (3.57%) Rundeck
7 2 (2.38%) EnCase
7 2 (2.38%) HP Fortify
7 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.38%) SCOM
8 1 (1.19%) Ansible
8 1 (1.19%) Core Impact
8 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.19%) FTK
8 1 (1.19%) logstash
8 1 (1.19%) OpenVAS
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (40.48%) Cisco
2 18 (21.43%) VMware
3 17 (20.24%) ArcSight
4 16 (19.05%) AlienVault
4 16 (19.05%) Splunk
5 14 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 13 (15.48%) Qualys
7 12 (14.29%) LogRhythm
8 10 (11.90%) Fortinet
8 10 (11.90%) Tripwire
9 9 (10.71%) LogLogic
10 8 (9.52%) Juniper
11 7 (8.33%) Citrix
11 7 (8.33%) F5
12 6 (7.14%) IBM
13 5 (5.95%) Intel Security
13 5 (5.95%) Oracle
13 5 (5.95%) Veracode
14 4 (4.76%) HP
14 4 (4.76%) Rapid7