Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 557 707 694
Rank change year-on-year +150 -13 +100
Contract jobs citing Nessus 39 117 170
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.093% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.62% 0.94% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 81 105
Median daily rate £438 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £284 £363 £338
90th Percentile £593 £700 £638
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.75
UK median hourly rate £49.19 - £13.75

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 6,315 12,488 12,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.98% 15.06% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,189 8,350 8,084
Median daily rate £500 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.50% +8.15%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £289
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £476
% change year-on-year - +5.15% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 299 289
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -16.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.87 £20.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +11.55% +12.33% -20.65%

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 27 May 2020.

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
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 27 May 2020. 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 +149 28 £425 -15.00%
South East +104 8 £456 -11.19%
North of England +95 2 £400 -20.00%
North East +27 2 £400 -20.00%
South West +48 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Nessus
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 16 (41.03%) Information Security
1 16 (41.03%) Qualys
2 13 (33.33%) Network Security
2 13 (33.33%) ITIL
3 12 (30.77%) AWS
3 12 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (30.77%) Security Operations
4 11 (28.21%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (28.21%) Metasploit
4 11 (28.21%) Security Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Windows
4 11 (28.21%) Linux
4 11 (28.21%) Firewall
4 11 (28.21%) Management Information System
4 11 (28.21%) Nmap
5 10 (25.64%) Azure
5 10 (25.64%) Splunk
6 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 8 (20.51%) DevOps
7 8 (20.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (20.51%) Oracle
7 8 (20.51%) Cisco
7 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (17.95%) SSCP
8 7 (17.95%) Burp Suite
8 7 (17.95%) Kali Linux
8 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
8 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
8 7 (17.95%) Threat Intelligence

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 4 (10.26%) IIS
1 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) Confluence
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) AWS
2 10 (25.64%) Azure
3 5 (12.82%) SaaS
4 4 (10.26%) IaaS
4 4 (10.26%) PaaS
5 2 (5.13%) BrowserStack
5 2 (5.13%) Office 365
5 2 (5.13%) Slack
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (2.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) Network Security
2 11 (28.21%) Firewall
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.69%) SAN
3 3 (7.69%) Wireshark
4 2 (5.13%) DHCP
4 2 (5.13%) DNS
4 2 (5.13%) HTTP
4 2 (5.13%) LAN
4 2 (5.13%) SMTP
4 2 (5.13%) SSH
4 2 (5.13%) tcpdump
4 2 (5.13%) VoIP
4 2 (5.13%) Wireless
4 2 (5.13%) Wireless Security
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.56%) Skype
5 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Metasploit
2 7 (17.95%) Burp Suite
3 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.69%) AppScan
4 3 (7.69%) JIRA
5 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.13%) Gatling
5 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.13%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) JMeter
5 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (5.13%) Paros
5 2 (5.13%) Selenium
5 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.13%) SonarQube
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
5 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.13%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Tester
2 7 (17.95%) Penetration Tester
2 7 (17.95%) Security Specialist
3 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management Specialist
3 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Specialist
4 5 (12.82%) Security Operations Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Compliance Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Incident Responder
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Middleware
2 4 (10.26%) REST
3 2 (5.13%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) YAML
4 1 (2.56%) Node.js
4 1 (2.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) CESG
3 2 (5.13%) Cloud Native
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.13%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Linux
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Kali Linux
3 4 (10.26%) Unix
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Information Security
2 13 (33.33%) ITIL
3 12 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (30.77%) Security Operations
4 11 (28.21%) Security Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (20.51%) DevOps
5 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
6 7 (17.95%) Threat Intelligence
7 6 (15.38%) Open Source
7 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 6 (15.38%) SIEM
8 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.26%) OSINT
9 4 (10.26%) Red Team
9 4 (10.26%) Social Engineering
9 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) Kotlin
3 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (17.95%) SSCP
4 6 (15.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 6 (15.38%) CISSP
4 6 (15.38%) GIAC
4 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.82%) CCSP
5 5 (12.82%) Degree
6 4 (10.26%) CISM
6 4 (10.26%) GCED
6 4 (10.26%) GCIA
6 4 (10.26%) GCIH
6 4 (10.26%) GISF
6 4 (10.26%) GPPA
6 4 (10.26%) GSEC
7 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (5.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.26%) GDPR
2 4 (10.26%) NIST
3 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (5.13%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (5.13%) ISO 22301
4 2 (5.13%) ISO 31000
4 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
4 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (5.13%) NCSC
4 2 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (5.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) GFS2
3 2 (5.13%) Samba
3 2 (5.13%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.56%) Docker
4 1 (2.56%) Firmware
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) Nmap
2 5 (12.82%) QRadar
3 3 (7.69%) vCenter Server
3 3 (7.69%) WSUS
4 2 (5.13%) Ansible
4 2 (5.13%) HP Fortify
4 2 (5.13%) IBM Guardium
4 2 (5.13%) Nexpose
4 2 (5.13%) OpenVAS
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (5.13%) SELinux
4 2 (5.13%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 2 (5.13%) vRealize
4 2 (5.13%) WebInspect
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Qualys
2 10 (25.64%) Splunk
3 8 (20.51%) Cisco
3 8 (20.51%) Oracle
4 6 (15.38%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) IBM
5 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.69%) ArcSight
6 3 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (7.69%) HP
6 3 (7.69%) Imperva
6 3 (7.69%) Juniper
6 3 (7.69%) McAfee
7 2 (5.13%) 3PAR
7 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.13%) Sophos
7 2 (5.13%) Trend Micro
7 2 (5.13%) Tripwire
7 2 (5.13%) Veeam