Period
to 19 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 707 721 757
Rank change year-on-year +14 +36 0
Contract jobs citing Nessus 122 105 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.15% 1.09% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 55 51
England median daily rate £525 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -1.10% +17.80%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £550 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +16.67% -1.10% +17.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
England median hourly rate £13.95 £42.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.85% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.41 £42.10 -
% change year-on-year -63.40% - -

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 10,633 9,641 8,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.52% 10.71% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,342 6,189 5,256
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £269 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £418
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 223 318
England median hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.85% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.00 £11.23
90th Percentile £47.33 £47.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 January 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 January 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 -24 61 £575 +27.78% 15
North of England +46 25 £475 +5.56% 5
South East -16 20 £350 - 8
Yorkshire +23 13 £475 -
North East - 11 £575 - 2
East of England -9 9 £475 -9.52% 1
North West -4 4 £463 +2.78% 3
Midlands - 4 - - 2
West Midlands - 4 - - 2
South West -5 1 - - 1
Nessus
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Nessus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Nessus.

1 53 (43.44%) Firewall
2 52 (42.62%) SIEM
3 41 (33.61%) Qualys
3 41 (33.61%) Information Security
4 40 (32.79%) Windows
5 38 (31.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 36 (29.51%) Linux
7 35 (28.69%) PCI DSS
7 35 (28.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (28.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 33 (27.05%) Security Operations
9 32 (26.23%) VMware
10 30 (24.59%) OWASP
11 29 (23.77%) Cisco
12 27 (22.13%) AlienVault
12 27 (22.13%) Burp Suite
13 26 (21.31%) Patch Management
13 26 (21.31%) DevOps
13 26 (21.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 23 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (18.85%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (18.85%) TCP/IP
14 23 (18.85%) Cybersecurity
15 22 (18.03%) Windows Server
15 22 (18.03%) WAN
16 21 (17.21%) LAN
16 21 (17.21%) ITIL
16 21 (17.21%) Penetration Testing
16 21 (17.21%) Nmap
17 20 (16.39%) Python

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 12 (9.84%) Confluence
2 4 (3.28%) Apache
3 2 (1.64%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.93%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.84%) Slack
4 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.82%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (43.44%) Firewall
2 23 (18.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 23 (18.85%) TCP/IP
3 22 (18.03%) WAN
4 21 (17.21%) LAN
5 17 (13.93%) Network Security
6 16 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (9.02%) DNS
8 10 (8.20%) HTTP
8 10 (8.20%) VPN
9 9 (7.38%) Internet
10 8 (6.56%) SSL
11 7 (5.74%) DHCP
11 7 (5.74%) VoIP
12 5 (4.10%) FTP
12 5 (4.10%) MPLS
13 4 (3.28%) Asterisk PBX
13 4 (3.28%) NetScaler
13 4 (3.28%) PABX
13 4 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) Power BI
2 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.82%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 27 (22.13%) Burp Suite
2 19 (15.57%) Metasploit
3 12 (9.84%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.84%) HP UFT
3 12 (9.84%) Jenkins
3 12 (9.84%) JIRA
3 12 (9.84%) JMeter
3 12 (9.84%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.46%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.64%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.82%) AppScan
6 1 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.82%) Paros
6 1 (0.82%) Selenium
6 1 (0.82%) WebScarab
General
1 10 (8.20%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.10%) Banking
4 4 (3.28%) Retail
5 3 (2.46%) Electronics
5 3 (2.46%) Law
5 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (18.03%) Analyst
2 18 (14.75%) Security Analyst
3 14 (11.48%) Windows Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) Security Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) Security Manager
5 11 (9.02%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Consultant
6 9 (7.38%) Operational Security Manager
6 9 (7.38%) Security Operations Manager
7 8 (6.56%) Security Consultant
7 8 (6.56%) Senior Test Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Operations Manager
9 6 (4.92%) Architect
9 6 (4.92%) JIRA Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Information Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Security Architect
10 5 (4.10%) Security Specialist
11 4 (3.28%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.84%) REST
2 9 (7.38%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (5.74%) LDAP
4 4 (3.28%) HTML
4 4 (3.28%) LAMP
5 3 (2.46%) .NET
5 3 (2.46%) HTML5
6 1 (0.82%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.82%) CGI
6 1 (0.82%) RESTful
6 1 (0.82%) Web Services
6 1 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.39%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.74%) BYOD
2 7 (5.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 7 (5.74%) PKI
2 7 (5.74%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.64%) CESG
4 2 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.82%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.79%) Windows
2 36 (29.51%) Linux
3 22 (18.03%) Windows Server
4 19 (15.57%) Unix
5 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.92%) Kali Linux
7 5 (4.10%) Solaris
8 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (42.62%) SIEM
2 41 (33.61%) Information Security
3 38 (31.15%) Vulnerability Management
4 35 (28.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 33 (27.05%) Security Operations
6 30 (24.59%) OWASP
7 26 (21.31%) DevOps
7 26 (21.31%) Patch Management
7 26 (21.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 23 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (18.85%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (17.21%) ITIL
9 21 (17.21%) Penetration Testing
10 18 (14.75%) SDLC
11 16 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (13.11%) Microservices
12 15 (12.30%) Coaching
13 13 (10.66%) Security Testing
14 12 (9.84%) BDD
14 12 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.39%) Python
2 14 (11.48%) PowerShell
3 13 (10.66%) Bash Shell
4 10 (8.20%) Ruby
5 9 (7.38%) Java
5 9 (7.38%) SQL
6 8 (6.56%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.82%) C#
8 1 (0.82%) C++
8 1 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (13.93%) CISSP
2 16 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (13.11%) Security Cleared
3 14 (11.48%) MCITP
3 14 (11.48%) MCP
3 14 (11.48%) MCSA
3 14 (11.48%) MCSE
3 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (10.66%) CCSP
4 13 (10.66%) CISM
5 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.56%) CREST Certified
7 7 (5.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 7 (5.74%) Degree
7 7 (5.74%) SANS
8 6 (4.92%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.28%) CEH
9 4 (3.28%) CISA
10 3 (2.46%) OSCP
11 2 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (28.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 35 (28.69%) PCI DSS
2 13 (10.66%) RMADS
3 12 (9.84%) WCAG
4 8 (6.56%) GDPR
5 3 (2.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (2.46%) QA
6 2 (1.64%) COBIT
6 2 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 20 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.75%) vSphere
3 15 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.28%) iptables
5 4 (3.28%) Postfix
5 4 (3.28%) Samba
5 4 (3.28%) Squid
6 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.82%) Docker
7 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (17.21%) Nmap
2 12 (9.84%) Ansible
2 12 (9.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 9 (7.38%) OSSEC
3 9 (7.38%) Packer
3 9 (7.38%) Terraform
4 8 (6.56%) logstash
4 8 (6.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (5.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (4.92%) QRadar
7 4 (3.28%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (2.46%) BladeLogic
8 3 (2.46%) Nexpose
8 3 (2.46%) Puppet
8 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.64%) CSIRT
9 2 (1.64%) Nagios
9 2 (1.64%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (33.61%) Qualys
2 32 (26.23%) VMware
3 29 (23.77%) Cisco
4 27 (22.13%) AlienVault
5 19 (15.57%) Microsoft
6 17 (13.93%) SolarWinds
7 14 (11.48%) Ivanti
8 13 (10.66%) Splunk
9 10 (8.20%) Intel
9 10 (8.20%) McAfee
10 9 (7.38%) Sourcefire
10 9 (7.38%) Symantec
10 9 (7.38%) Trend Micro
10 9 (7.38%) Tripwire
11 8 (6.56%) Palo Alto
12 7 (5.74%) CheckPoint
13 6 (4.92%) Acunetix
13 6 (4.92%) Citrix
14 5 (4.10%) Rapid7
14 5 (4.10%) Red Hat