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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 546 539 537
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Nessus 37 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.029% 0.004%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.90% 0.40% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 1
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£358 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.28% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-26.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
4122 3508 2895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.08% 7.28% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2501 2015 1567
Average daily rate £425 £387 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 139 204
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -22.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.78 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 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 30 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 30 January 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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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 +3 35 £358 -18.28% 16
London +3 14 £413 -8.33% 2
South East +1 11 £290 -31.76% 4
City of London +17 7 £525 +16.66% 1
South West -14 3 £388 - 2
Hampshire -23 3 - - 2
North West - 3 £563 - 3
Cheshire - 3 £563 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £388 - 1
East of England - 2 £313 - 2
Surrey - 2 £250 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £375 - 1
Gloucester - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Banbury - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - - 1

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (55.81%) Windows
2 40 (46.51%) Linux
3 36 (41.86%) UNIX
4 32 (37.21%) Nmap
5 30 (34.88%) Firewall
5 30 (34.88%) CISSP
6 27 (31.40%) Security Cleared
7 25 (29.07%) Vulnerability Management
7 25 (29.07%) SC Cleared
8 24 (27.91%) HP
8 24 (27.91%) Oracle
9 22 (25.58%) TCP/IP
10 20 (23.26%) Network Security
11 19 (22.09%) SIEM
11 19 (22.09%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (20.93%) Qualys
12 18 (20.93%) ITIL
12 18 (20.93%) Information Security
13 17 (19.77%) Wireshark
13 17 (19.77%) Penetration Testing
14 16 (18.60%) Test Strategy
14 16 (18.60%) SSL
15 15 (17.44%) Cisco
15 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (17.44%) ASP.NET
15 15 (17.44%) HTML
15 15 (17.44%) .NET
15 15 (17.44%) Splunk
15 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (16.28%) Active Directory

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (8.14%) IIS
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.49%) Apache
4 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.16%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Office
2 5 (5.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) IaaS
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
1 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (34.88%) Firewall
2 22 (25.58%) TCP/IP
3 20 (23.26%) Network Security
4 17 (19.77%) Wireshark
5 16 (18.60%) SSL
6 12 (13.95%) HTTPS
7 8 (9.30%) OSPF
7 8 (9.30%) BGP
8 7 (8.14%) Internet
8 7 (8.14%) VPN
8 7 (8.14%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (6.98%) SNMP
9 6 (6.98%) SAN
9 6 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (5.81%) Wireless
10 5 (5.81%) IPsec
10 5 (5.81%) WAN
11 4 (4.65%) Gigabit Ethernet
11 4 (4.65%) tcpdump
11 4 (4.65%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.16%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Metasploit
2 4 (4.65%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.49%) TestDirector
3 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.49%) Selenium
4 2 (2.33%) Mocha
4 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.33%) JUnit
4 2 (2.33%) JMeter
4 2 (2.33%) TestLink
4 2 (2.33%) Geb
5 1 (1.16%) GitLab
5 1 (1.16%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.16%) Maven
General
1 6 (6.98%) Retail
1 6 (6.98%) Finance
1 6 (6.98%) Games
2 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.49%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.16%) Law
4 1 (1.16%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (38.37%) Analyst
2 25 (29.07%) Security Analyst
3 15 (17.44%) Tester
4 11 (12.79%) Network Engineer
4 11 (12.79%) IT Security Analyst
5 10 (11.63%) Security Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) Penetration Tester
6 9 (10.47%) Test Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Consultant
7 7 (8.14%) Security Specialist
7 7 (8.14%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Security Tester
9 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.49%) Security Consultant
11 3 (3.49%) Integration Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Integration Tester
11 3 (3.49%) Network Security Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) ASP.NET
1 15 (17.44%) HTML
1 15 (17.44%) .NET
2 12 (13.95%) JSP
3 2 (2.33%) Middleware
4 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.81%) Open Source
4 4 (4.65%) PKI
5 2 (2.33%) Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 48 (55.81%) Windows
2 40 (46.51%) Linux
3 36 (41.86%) UNIX
4 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (13.95%) Windows 2000
5 12 (13.95%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.98%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.98%) AIX
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.49%) Windows NT
8 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) Vulnerability Management
2 19 (22.09%) SIEM
3 18 (20.93%) ITIL
3 18 (20.93%) Information Security
4 17 (19.77%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (18.60%) Test Strategy
6 13 (15.12%) Test Scripting
7 12 (13.95%) Software Testing
7 12 (13.95%) Workflow
7 12 (13.95%) Validation
8 11 (12.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 10 (11.63%) Incident Management
10 9 (10.47%) Knowledge Management
10 9 (10.47%) Use Case
11 7 (8.14%) Security Testing
12 6 (6.98%) Load Balancing
12 6 (6.98%) Data Governance
12 6 (6.98%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (5.81%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
2 11 (12.79%) SQL
3 8 (9.30%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.65%) Python
5 3 (3.49%) C
5 3 (3.49%) VB
5 3 (3.49%) Java
5 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.16%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (34.88%) CISSP
2 27 (31.40%) Security Cleared
3 25 (29.07%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (15.12%) CEH
5 13 (15.12%) DV Cleared
6 12 (13.95%) ISTQB
6 12 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (11.63%) MCSE
7 10 (11.63%) CCNA
7 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (10.47%) CCNP
9 8 (9.30%) CISM
10 7 (8.14%) Degree
11 5 (5.81%) MCP
12 4 (4.65%) CCIE
12 4 (4.65%) CCSP
13 3 (3.49%) OSCP
14 2 (2.33%) GWAPT
14 2 (2.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.47%) QA
3 4 (4.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (37.21%) Nmap
2 14 (16.28%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.14%) Snort
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.49%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.16%) XenApp
5 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (22.09%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (11.63%) CORE IMPACT
3 5 (5.81%) SCCM
4 4 (4.65%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (4.65%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.49%) WSUS
5 3 (3.49%) WebInspect
6 1 (1.16%) Graphite
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.16%) logstash
6 1 (1.16%) Ansible
6 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) HP
1 24 (27.91%) Oracle
2 18 (20.93%) Qualys
3 15 (17.44%) Cisco
3 15 (17.44%) Splunk
4 14 (16.28%) Microsoft
5 11 (12.79%) ArcSight
6 9 (10.47%) SolarWinds
7 8 (9.30%) McAfee
8 7 (8.14%) Juniper
9 6 (6.98%) Tripwire
10 5 (5.81%) Sourcefire
11 4 (4.65%) Aruba
11 4 (4.65%) Rapid7
11 4 (4.65%) IBM
11 4 (4.65%) Citrix
11 4 (4.65%) NetIQ
11 4 (4.65%) 3Com
12 3 (3.49%) VMware
12 3 (3.49%) Dell