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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tenable Nessus
Rank 549 570 558
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -12
Contract jobs citing Nessus 46 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.015% 0.029%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.03% 0.22% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 7
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£488 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +22.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
4470 3653 3358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.97% 7.06% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2769 2219 1797
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 148 195
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £23.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +10.47%

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 26 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Nessus within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Nessus Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 November 2014. 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 +22 44 £488 +30.00% 9
London +20 14 £400 +60.00% 6
South East -5 14 £368 -
City of London +30 6 £525 +110.00% 2
Cheshire - 5 £563 - 1
North West - 5 £563 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £400 -
East of England - 4 £525 - 1
Swindon -8 2 £513 +36.66%
Wiltshire -12 2 £513 +36.66%
South West -29 2 £513 +36.66%
Wales - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £500 -
Kent - 1 £313 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - - 2
Gloucester - - - -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 (60.00%) Windows
2 42 (52.50%) Linux
3 34 (42.50%) UNIX
4 32 (40.00%) Nmap
5 31 (38.75%) Firewall
6 28 (35.00%) CISSP
7 25 (31.25%) Security Cleared
8 24 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 24 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 23 (28.75%) Oracle
10 19 (23.75%) Network Security
10 19 (23.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 18 (22.50%) Wireshark
11 18 (22.50%) HP
12 17 (21.25%) SSL
12 17 (21.25%) Cisco
12 17 (21.25%) ITIL
12 17 (21.25%) Information Security
13 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (18.75%) Qualys
13 15 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (17.50%) SIEM
14 14 (17.50%) Incident Management
14 14 (17.50%) CEH
15 13 (16.25%) Oracle EBS
15 13 (16.25%) Workflow
15 13 (16.25%) Validation
15 13 (16.25%) HTTPS
15 13 (16.25%) Active Directory

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 8 (10.00%) IIS
2 6 (7.50%) Apache
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.25%) nginx
6 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Office
2 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
1 1 (1.25%) PaaS
1 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (38.75%) Firewall
2 24 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 19 (23.75%) Network Security
4 18 (22.50%) Wireshark
5 17 (21.25%) SSL
6 13 (16.25%) HTTPS
7 8 (10.00%) BGP
7 8 (10.00%) OSPF
8 7 (8.75%) SNMP
8 7 (8.75%) SAN
8 7 (8.75%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (7.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (7.50%) Wireless
9 6 (7.50%) VPN
10 5 (6.25%) Internet
10 5 (6.25%) TACACS
11 4 (5.00%) HSRP
11 4 (5.00%) tcpdump
11 4 (5.00%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Metasploit
2 5 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.75%) Selenium
3 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.50%) TestLink
4 2 (2.50%) Geb
4 2 (2.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.50%) Mocha
4 2 (2.50%) JMeter
4 2 (2.50%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.50%) JUnit
5 1 (1.25%) Maven
5 1 (1.25%) NeoLoad
General
1 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Aerospace
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Games
4 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Law
6 1 (1.25%) Local Government
6 1 (1.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 31 (38.75%) Analyst
2 25 (31.25%) Security Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) Tester
4 12 (15.00%) Consultant
5 11 (13.75%) Network Engineer
5 11 (13.75%) Security Engineer
5 11 (13.75%) IT Security Analyst
6 9 (11.25%) Penetration Tester
7 7 (8.75%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Test Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Security Tester
8 6 (7.50%) Security Consultant
9 4 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Integration Test Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Security Specialist
10 3 (3.75%) Integration Tester
10 3 (3.75%) Ethical Hacker
10 3 (3.75%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.75%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 2 (2.50%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET
1 13 (16.25%) JSP
1 13 (16.25%) HTML
1 13 (16.25%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) Middleware
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
1 6 (7.50%) Open Source
2 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.75%) PKI
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 48 (60.00%) Windows
2 42 (52.50%) Linux
3 34 (42.50%) UNIX
4 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (16.25%) Windows XP
4 13 (16.25%) Windows 2000
4 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.75%) zOS
5 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.50%) AIX
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) Vulnerability Management
2 17 (21.25%) ITIL
2 17 (21.25%) Information Security
3 15 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (17.50%) SIEM
4 14 (17.50%) Incident Management
5 13 (16.25%) Workflow
5 13 (16.25%) Validation
5 13 (16.25%) Software Testing
6 11 (13.75%) Test Scripting
6 11 (13.75%) Test Strategy
7 9 (11.25%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (10.00%) Security Testing
9 7 (8.75%) Use Case
10 6 (7.50%) Load Balancing
10 6 (7.50%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (6.25%) Coaching
11 5 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
2 8 (10.00%) SQL
3 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.75%) PHP
5 2 (2.50%) Ruby
5 2 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) CISSP
2 25 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 24 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (17.50%) CEH
6 13 (16.25%) ISTQB
6 13 (16.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (15.00%) DV Cleared
8 11 (13.75%) CCNA
9 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (12.50%) MCSE
10 8 (10.00%) CCNP
11 7 (8.75%) Degree
12 6 (7.50%) CISM
12 6 (7.50%) MCP
13 4 (5.00%) CCIE
13 4 (5.00%) CCSP
14 2 (2.50%) GWAPT
14 2 (2.50%) OSCP
14 2 (2.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.50%) QA
3 4 (5.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (40.00%) Nmap
2 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.50%) Snort
4 3 (3.75%) Xen
5 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (7.50%) SCCM
3 4 (5.00%) FortiGate
3 4 (5.00%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.50%) WebInspect
5 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.25%) Puppet
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.25%) Ansible
5 1 (1.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 23 (28.75%) Oracle
2 18 (22.50%) HP
3 17 (21.25%) Cisco
4 15 (18.75%) Qualys
5 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
5 9 (11.25%) Splunk
6 8 (10.00%) ArcSight
6 8 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 8 (10.00%) McAfee
7 6 (7.50%) Tripwire
7 6 (7.50%) Juniper
7 6 (7.50%) IBM
8 4 (5.00%) Aruba
8 4 (5.00%) 3Com
8 4 (5.00%) Citrix
8 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.75%) Dell
9 3 (3.75%) NetIQ
9 3 (3.75%) Rapid7
10 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
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