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 1 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 587 569 550
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -19
Contract jobs citing Nessus 13 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.048% 0.008%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.30% 0.62% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
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£413 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+41.79% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
4382 4185 3417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.68% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2409 1966
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 158 165
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £45.00 £33.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +22.50%

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 1 May 2015.

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 20 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 1 May 2015. 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
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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 -22 12 £400 +17.64% 11
South East -14 7 - - 2
London -4 4 £338 -15.62% 3
South West +5 3 - - 2
Brighton - 3 - -
Exeter - 3 - -
Devon - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 - -
City of London +3 2 £413 - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Gosport +17 1 - -
East of England +6 1 £525 -
Hampshire -9 1 - - 1
Basildon - 1 £525 -
Scotland - 1 £425 -
Moray - 1 £425 -
Nairn - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £525 -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 30 (62.50%) Windows
2 19 (39.58%) Linux
3 18 (37.50%) CISSP
3 18 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 16 (33.33%) SIEM
4 16 (33.33%) HP
4 16 (33.33%) UNIX
4 16 (33.33%) Firewall
4 16 (33.33%) Nmap
5 15 (31.25%) Qualys
6 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 13 (27.08%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (27.08%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
8 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
8 11 (22.92%) Oracle
8 11 (22.92%) Information Security
8 11 (22.92%) Network Security
8 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
8 11 (22.92%) CORE IMPACT
9 10 (20.83%) Splunk
9 10 (20.83%) Test Strategy
9 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (20.83%) CEH
9 10 (20.83%) ITIL
9 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
9 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (18.75%) SQL
10 9 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Visio
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Firewall
2 11 (22.92%) Network Security
3 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.42%) SAN
4 5 (10.42%) DNS
4 5 (10.42%) Wireless
5 4 (8.33%) Wireshark
5 4 (8.33%) HTTPS
5 4 (8.33%) SSL
5 4 (8.33%) VPN
6 3 (6.25%) DHCP
7 2 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (4.17%) LAN
7 2 (4.17%) Internet
8 1 (2.08%) WAN
8 1 (2.08%) IntruShield
8 1 (2.08%) VLAN
8 1 (2.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Metasploit
1 5 (10.42%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (12.50%) Games
1 6 (12.50%) Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Security Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Security Specialist
4 6 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Tester
5 5 (10.42%) IT Security Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Security Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Security Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
1 7 (14.58%) HTML
1 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.33%) JSP
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) CMDB
3 2 (4.17%) Open Source
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (62.50%) Windows
2 19 (39.58%) Linux
3 16 (33.33%) UNIX
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (12.50%) AIX
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.42%) Windows 2000
7 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.33%) Windows NT
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 16 (33.33%) SIEM
3 13 (27.08%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Information Security
5 10 (20.83%) Test Strategy
5 10 (20.83%) ITIL
6 9 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.67%) Use Case
8 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 6 (12.50%) Data Governance
9 5 (10.42%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (10.42%) Coaching
10 4 (8.33%) Workflow
10 4 (8.33%) Validation
11 3 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
11 3 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.25%) Python
4 3 (6.25%) C
4 3 (6.25%) Java
4 3 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) CISSP
2 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
4 10 (20.83%) CEH
5 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (14.58%) CCNA
6 7 (14.58%) MCSE
7 5 (10.42%) OSCP
7 5 (10.42%) DV Cleared
7 5 (10.42%) MCP
8 4 (8.33%) CISM
9 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
10 2 (4.17%) CCSA
10 2 (4.17%) GCIA
10 2 (4.17%) CCSP
10 2 (4.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Terminal Server
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) XenServer
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (33.33%) Nmap
2 13 (27.08%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (22.92%) CORE IMPACT
4 5 (10.42%) SCCM
4 5 (10.42%) WebInspect
5 3 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) HP
2 15 (31.25%) Qualys
3 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.92%) Oracle
4 10 (20.83%) Splunk
5 6 (12.50%) McAfee
5 6 (12.50%) ArcSight
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco
6 3 (6.25%) Citrix
6 3 (6.25%) Sourcefire
6 3 (6.25%) VMware
7 2 (4.17%) Altiris
7 2 (4.17%) Tripwire
7 2 (4.17%) IBM
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) NetIQ
7 2 (4.17%) Rapid7
7 2 (4.17%) LogRhythm
7 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.08%) Symantec