Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 678 751 791
Rank change year-on-year +73 +40 -13
Contract jobs citing Nessus 172 52 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.061% 0.086%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.43% 0.57% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 33 56
England median daily rate £480 £425 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% -6.59% +17.42%
10th Percentile £350 £330 £359
90th Percentile £648 £524 £556
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £455
% change year-on-year +17.65% -6.59% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £49.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.62% -
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.67% +118.62% -

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 12,035 9,194 9,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.99% 10.71% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,112 6,127 6,175
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £281 £263
90th Percentile £631 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 215 262
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.20% +10.96%
10th Percentile £11.58 £12.00 £11.64
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% - +12.30%

Nessus
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Nessus in England

Nessus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Nessus in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Nessus in England

Nessus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Nessus in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Nessus in England

Nessus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 19 April 2018. 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 +21 70 £556 +23.61% 6
South East +16 56 £475 +35.71% 5
North of England +19 25 £475 +8.57% 2
East of England +5 16 £475 +31.03% 2
Yorkshire - 14 £475 - 2
North East - 13 £475 -
North West -20 4 £413 -5.71%
Midlands - 3 £400 - 5
East Midlands - 2 - -
South West -2 1 £525 +2.44% 8
West Midlands - 1 £400 - 5
Nessus
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 70 (40.70%) Windows
2 54 (31.40%) Firewall
2 54 (31.40%) SIEM
3 49 (28.49%) Linux
4 48 (27.91%) Qualys
5 47 (27.33%) Information Security
6 44 (25.58%) VMware
7 43 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 40 (23.26%) Active Directory
9 35 (20.35%) Microsoft
9 35 (20.35%) Burp Suite
10 34 (19.77%) Vulnerability Management
10 34 (19.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 32 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (18.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (18.02%) OWASP
12 31 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 30 (17.44%) Ivanti
13 30 (17.44%) CISSP
14 29 (16.86%) Security Cleared
14 29 (16.86%) SolarWinds
14 29 (16.86%) Security Operations
14 29 (16.86%) Shavlik
15 28 (16.28%) Network Security
15 28 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (16.28%) MCSA
16 27 (15.70%) ITIL
16 27 (15.70%) MCP
16 27 (15.70%) MCSE

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 16 (9.30%) Confluence
2 3 (1.74%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (9.30%) Slack
4 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (31.40%) Firewall
2 28 (16.28%) Network Security
3 16 (9.30%) DHCP
3 16 (9.30%) DNS
3 16 (9.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (7.56%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.23%) DMZ
5 9 (5.23%) NetScaler
5 9 (5.23%) VPN
5 9 (5.23%) WAN
6 8 (4.65%) LAN
7 7 (4.07%) Internet
7 7 (4.07%) SSL
8 6 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (3.49%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.91%) DKIM
9 5 (2.91%) DMARC
9 5 (2.91%) HTTP
10 3 (1.74%) SAN
11 2 (1.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.81%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.16%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.58%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 35 (20.35%) Burp Suite
2 16 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.30%) HP UFT
2 16 (9.30%) Jenkins
2 16 (9.30%) JIRA
2 16 (9.30%) JMeter
2 16 (9.30%) LoadRunner
3 13 (7.56%) Metasploit
4 6 (3.49%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.16%) Selenium
6 1 (0.58%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (8.14%) Finance
2 7 (4.07%) Law
3 6 (3.49%) Banking
4 4 (2.33%) Legal
5 3 (1.74%) Electronics
5 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.74%) Marketing
5 3 (1.74%) Retail
5 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (18.60%) Analyst
2 30 (17.44%) Security Analyst
3 26 (15.12%) Windows Engineer
4 16 (9.30%) Consultant
5 15 (8.72%) Penetration Tester
5 15 (8.72%) Security Engineer
5 15 (8.72%) Test Engineer
5 15 (8.72%) Tester
6 13 (7.56%) Architect
6 13 (7.56%) Security Consultant
7 10 (5.81%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.65%) Information Analyst
8 8 (4.65%) Information Security Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Security Manager
9 7 (4.07%) Vulnerability Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Applications Tester
10 6 (3.49%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Senior Test Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) IT Security Officer
11 5 (2.91%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.30%) REST
2 8 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (3.49%) HTML
3 6 (3.49%) HTML5
4 3 (1.74%) LDAP
5 2 (1.16%) .NET
6 1 (0.58%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.14%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.56%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.23%) CESG
4 7 (4.07%) BYOD
5 4 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.58%) Fintech
7 1 (0.58%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 70 (40.70%) Windows
2 49 (28.49%) Linux
3 43 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 32 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (18.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (11.63%) Unix
7 6 (3.49%) Solaris
8 5 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.33%) Kali Linux
9 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.74%) Android
10 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.74%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.74%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.74%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.58%) Debian
12 1 (0.58%) Slackware
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.40%) SIEM
2 47 (27.33%) Information Security
3 34 (19.77%) Vulnerability Management
3 34 (19.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 31 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (18.02%) OWASP
5 29 (16.86%) Security Operations
6 27 (15.70%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (15.70%) ITIL
7 26 (15.12%) Penetration Testing
8 24 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (13.95%) SDLC
9 20 (11.63%) Microservices
10 19 (11.05%) DevOps
11 17 (9.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 16 (9.30%) BDD
12 16 (9.30%) Coaching
12 16 (9.30%) Mentoring
12 16 (9.30%) SFIA
13 15 (8.72%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.70%) PowerShell
2 21 (12.21%) Shell Script
3 15 (8.72%) Python
4 11 (6.40%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.65%) Java
6 7 (4.07%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.07%) Ruby
7 5 (2.91%) SQL
8 1 (0.58%) VB
8 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (17.44%) CISSP
2 29 (16.86%) Security Cleared
3 28 (16.28%) MCSA
3 28 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (15.70%) MCITP
4 27 (15.70%) MCP
4 27 (15.70%) MCSE
5 22 (12.79%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.98%) CISM
7 10 (5.81%) CCSP
8 8 (4.65%) CHECK Team Member
8 8 (4.65%) CISA
8 8 (4.65%) CREST Certified
9 6 (3.49%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.49%) SANS
10 5 (2.91%) CEH
11 4 (2.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (1.16%) Degree
12 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (14.53%) PCI DSS
3 16 (9.30%) WCAG
4 9 (5.23%) COBIT
4 9 (5.23%) GDPR
5 5 (2.91%) RMADS
6 4 (2.33%) QA
7 3 (1.74%) FISMA
7 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.74%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 40 (23.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.98%) vSphere
4 11 (6.40%) Docker
5 6 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.74%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (12.79%) Nmap
2 11 (6.40%) Kubernetes
3 9 (5.23%) Ansible
4 8 (4.65%) logstash
5 7 (4.07%) OSSEC
6 6 (3.49%) EnCase
6 6 (3.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (3.49%) Packer
6 6 (3.49%) QRadar
6 6 (3.49%) Terraform
7 5 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.33%) SCCM
9 3 (1.74%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.74%) CSIRT
9 3 (1.74%) FTK
9 3 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.74%) Puppet
9 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (1.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 48 (27.91%) Qualys
2 44 (25.58%) VMware
3 35 (20.35%) Microsoft
4 30 (17.44%) Ivanti
5 29 (16.86%) Shavlik
5 29 (16.86%) SolarWinds
6 24 (13.95%) Cisco
7 23 (13.37%) AlienVault
8 18 (10.47%) McAfee
9 14 (8.14%) CyberArk
9 14 (8.14%) Palo Alto
10 13 (7.56%) CheckPoint
10 13 (7.56%) Citrix
11 11 (6.40%) Splunk
12 8 (4.65%) Dell
13 7 (4.07%) Tripwire
14 6 (3.49%) Acunetix
14 6 (3.49%) Rapid7
14 6 (3.49%) Sourcefire
14 6 (3.49%) Trend Micro