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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 594 605
Rank change year-on-year +33 +11  
Contract jobs citing Nessus 27 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.053% 0.041%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.58% 0.47% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 11
Median daily rate £488 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £408 £413
% change year-on-year +10.42% -1.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Nessus is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4649 5525 4429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.81% 11.18% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3080 3636 2752
Median daily rate £488 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +10.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 112 153
Median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.30 £39.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Nessus
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Nessus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 20 £500 - 7
South East +8 3 £231 -47.14% 1
South West - 3 £481 -
North West +21 1 £700 -
Nessus
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 17 (40.48%) Windows
3 15 (35.71%) Information Security
3 15 (35.71%) SIEM
4 14 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (30.95%) Windows Server
5 13 (30.95%) VMware
6 12 (28.57%) Network Security
7 11 (26.19%) Finance
7 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
7 11 (26.19%) CISSP
8 10 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (21.43%) Nmap
9 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 9 (21.43%) Linux
9 9 (21.43%) Qualys
9 9 (21.43%) SCCM
10 8 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (19.05%) Rapid7
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 7 (16.67%) Cisco
11 7 (16.67%) CEH
12 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (14.29%) PKI
12 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (14.29%) CISM
12 6 (14.29%) Unix
12 6 (14.29%) HTTP
12 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP

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 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.76%) IaaS
1 2 (4.76%) PaaS
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 12 (28.57%) Network Security
3 10 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (14.29%) HTTP
4 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 5 (11.90%) DNS
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (9.52%) SSH
7 3 (7.14%) Internet
7 3 (7.14%) VPN
8 2 (4.76%) 802.11
8 2 (4.76%) ADSL
8 2 (4.76%) DMZ
8 2 (4.76%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.76%) ICMP
8 2 (4.76%) L2TP
8 2 (4.76%) MPLS
8 2 (4.76%) OSPF
8 2 (4.76%) RIP
8 2 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) MySQL
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Metasploit
2 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.38%) AppScan
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Consultant
2 10 (23.81%) Security Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Security Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Server Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Security Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Security Management Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Security Risk Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.76%) COM
2 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.38%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) PKI
2 4 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) CESG
4 2 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (4.76%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.76%) NHS
5 1 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.43%) Linux
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (14.29%) Unix
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (9.52%) CentOS
7 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.76%) FreeBSD
8 2 (4.76%) Solaris
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Information Security
1 15 (35.71%) SIEM
2 14 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (11.90%) Information Management
5 5 (11.90%) Server Patching
5 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (9.52%) Cryptography
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.52%) SDLC
6 4 (9.52%) Security Operations
6 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.14%) DevOps
7 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.14%) Open Source
7 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.38%) PHP
2 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) CISSP
2 7 (16.67%) CEH
3 6 (14.29%) CISM
4 5 (11.90%) MCITP
4 5 (11.90%) MCP
4 5 (11.90%) MCSA
4 5 (11.90%) MCSE
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.14%) Degree
6 2 (4.76%) CASP
6 2 (4.76%) CCDP
6 2 (4.76%) CCIE
6 2 (4.76%) CCNP
6 2 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.76%) CLAS
6 2 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.76%) COBIT
3 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (4.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) vSphere
4 2 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (4.76%) Snort
4 2 (4.76%) Squid
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.38%) Docker
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Nmap
1 9 (21.43%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) QRadar
3 4 (9.52%) CSIRT
4 3 (7.14%) Puppet
5 2 (4.76%) HAProxy
5 2 (4.76%) OSSEC
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (4.76%) yum
6 1 (2.38%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.38%) Nexpose
6 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.38%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) VMware
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) Qualys
4 8 (19.05%) Rapid7
5 7 (16.67%) Cisco
6 5 (11.90%) LANDesk
6 5 (11.90%) SolarWinds
7 4 (9.52%) CheckPoint
7 4 (9.52%) Sophos
7 4 (9.52%) Splunk
8 3 (7.14%) LogRhythm
8 3 (7.14%) McAfee
9 2 (4.76%) Avaya
9 2 (4.76%) Bloomberg
9 2 (4.76%) BT
9 2 (4.76%) F5
9 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.76%) HP
9 2 (4.76%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.76%) Red Hat