Period
to 21 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Nessus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Nessus over the 6 months to 21 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tenable Nessus
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 588 532 678
Rank change year-on-year -56 +146 +30
Contract jobs citing Nessus 49 41 131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.098% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.62% 0.71% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 89
10th Percentile £263 £260 £373
25th Percentile £378 £350 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £500
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £544 £538 £588
90th Percentile £600 £590 £700
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £49.19 -
% change year-on-year -57.31% - -

Nessus is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,867 5,766 12,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.79% 15.33% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,564 4,086 8,506
10th Percentile £350 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £518 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +3.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 120 283
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £13.90
Median hourly rate £23.21 £19.50 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +19.03% +4.00% -1.32%
75th Percentile £47.63 £25.29 £27.00
90th Percentile £60.60 £47.53 £47.76
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +80.00% +2.56% +2.63%

Nessus
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Nessus as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Nessus in England

Nessus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Nessus in England.

Daily rate trend for Nessus in England

Nessus
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Nessus in England over the 6 months to 21 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Nessus in England

Nessus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Nessus in England.

Hourly rate trend for Nessus in England

Nessus
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Nessus in England over the 6 months to 21 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Nessus in England

Nessus
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the England region over the 6 months to 21 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -79 17 £500 +17.65% 6
South West +23 11 £375 +7.14% 1
South East -3 11 £525 +13.51% 3
Midlands -18 6 £225 - 3
East Midlands - 5 £225 - 1
North of England +10 4 £425 +6.25% 7
North West - 2 £350 - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £425 - 3
West Midlands -22 1 - - 2
Nessus
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Nessus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Nessus.

1 25 (51.02%) Security Cleared
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
4 22 (44.90%) Vulnerability Management
5 19 (38.78%) Azure
6 17 (34.69%) Windows
7 15 (30.61%) PowerShell
7 15 (30.61%) Qualys
7 15 (30.61%) Windows 10
8 13 (26.53%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (24.49%) AWS
9 12 (24.49%) Firewall
10 11 (22.45%) Linux
10 11 (22.45%) Java
10 11 (22.45%) Social Skills
11 10 (20.41%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (20.41%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (20.41%) Cisco
11 10 (20.41%) Release Management
11 10 (20.41%) ServiceNow
12 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
12 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
12 8 (16.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 8 (16.33%) Palo Alto
12 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
12 8 (16.33%) Security Architecture
12 8 (16.33%) Customer-Centricity
13 7 (14.29%) Splunk
13 7 (14.29%) SIEM

Nessus
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.78%) Azure
2 12 (24.49%) AWS
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (6.12%) GCP
4 3 (6.12%) IaaS
4 3 (6.12%) PaaS
5 2 (4.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) Firewall
2 6 (12.24%) Network Security
2 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.24%) WAN
3 5 (10.20%) LAN
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (8.16%) VoIP
4 4 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (6.12%) MPLS
5 3 (6.12%) Sourcefire
5 3 (6.12%) VPN
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.08%) DMZ
6 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
6 2 (4.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Hudson
2 2 (4.08%) Burp Suite
2 2 (4.08%) Metasploit
3 1 (2.04%) AppScan
3 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) Postman
3 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (22.45%) Social Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Retail
3 4 (8.16%) Military
4 3 (6.12%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.08%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Finance
5 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) Back Office
6 1 (2.04%) Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Billing
6 1 (2.04%) Local Government
6 1 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Consultant
3 5 (10.20%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Build Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Desktop Build Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) PC Build Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) PC Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) JSON
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.04%) REST
2 1 (2.04%) SOAP
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.04%) BYOD
4 1 (2.04%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.04%) Cybercrime
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.04%) EPoS
4 1 (2.04%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.04%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Windows 10
3 11 (22.45%) Linux
4 5 (10.20%) Android
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
5 4 (8.16%) Unix
6 1 (2.04%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) Vulnerability Management
2 13 (26.53%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (20.41%) Release Management
4 8 (16.33%) Customer-Centricity
4 8 (16.33%) Risk Management
4 8 (16.33%) Security Architecture
4 8 (16.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (14.29%) SIEM
6 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (12.24%) ITIL
7 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
7 5 (10.20%) Patch Management
7 5 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Protective Monitoring
7 5 (10.20%) Task Automation
7 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (6.12%) Analytics
8 3 (6.12%) Change Management
8 3 (6.12%) DevOps
8 3 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) PowerShell
2 11 (22.45%) Java
3 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.16%) Python
4 4 (8.16%) SQL
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) Security Cleared
2 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (12.24%) CCNP
5 4 (8.16%) CCIE
5 4 (8.16%) CCIE Security
5 4 (8.16%) CCSA
5 4 (8.16%) CISSP
6 3 (6.12%) CCNA
7 2 (4.08%) CCSE
7 2 (4.08%) GCIH
7 2 (4.08%) GPEN
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.08%) SANS
8 1 (2.04%) CEH
8 1 (2.04%) CISM
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) MCSA
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.04%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (6.12%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.04%) FISMA
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) NIST
3 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.04%) Docker
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
3 1 (2.04%) XenApp
3 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.08%) Nmap
3 1 (2.04%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (2.04%) AppDetective
3 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.04%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.04%) OSSEC
3 1 (2.04%) QRadar
3 1 (2.04%) vRealize
3 1 (2.04%) WebInspect
3 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.61%) Qualys
3 10 (20.41%) Cisco
3 10 (20.41%) ServiceNow
4 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (16.33%) Palo Alto
5 7 (14.29%) Rapid7
5 7 (14.29%) Splunk
6 5 (10.20%) Fortinet
7 4 (8.16%) Citrix
7 4 (8.16%) Remedy
7 4 (8.16%) Zscaler
8 3 (6.12%) Alibaba
8 3 (6.12%) McAfee
8 3 (6.12%) Oracle
8 3 (6.12%) VMware
9 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.08%) Juniper
9 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.08%) Tufin