Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 701 723 742
Rank change year-on-year +22 +19 +28
Contract jobs citing Nessus 138 124 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.02% 1.12% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 73 55
England median daily rate £476 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +16.67% -1.10%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £350
90th Percentile £600 £675 £545
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
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 13,593 11,039 9,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.89% 12.03% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,159 7,595 6,326
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £273
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 250 230
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.82 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.07% -15.93% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.99 £12.73
90th Percentile £47.10 £47.50 £48.79
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +1 42 £450 -21.74% 10
South East +6 34 £526 +50.36% 4
Midlands +31 31 £438 - 6
North of England -8 29 £476 +0.21% 6
West Midlands -1 24 £438 - 4
Yorkshire -9 15 £500 +5.26% 4
North West +5 11 £450 -2.70% 1
East Midlands - 4 £325 - 1
North East -15 3 £475 -17.39% 1
South West -30 1 - - 7
Nessus
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 47 (34.06%) Burp Suite
2 46 (33.33%) Firewall
2 46 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (32.61%) Waterfall
4 44 (31.88%) Windows
5 43 (31.16%) Linux
6 42 (30.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 40 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
8 38 (27.54%) JIRA
9 34 (24.64%) SIEM
9 34 (24.64%) Cybersecurity
10 33 (23.91%) Cisco
11 32 (23.19%) Information Security
12 31 (22.46%) Amazon AWS
13 30 (21.74%) Splunk
14 29 (21.01%) Nmap
15 28 (20.29%) Degree
15 28 (20.29%) DevOps
16 27 (19.57%) Penetration Testing
16 27 (19.57%) Security Architecture
16 27 (19.57%) OWASP
17 26 (18.84%) Metasploit
17 26 (18.84%) PowerShell
17 26 (18.84%) Confluence
17 26 (18.84%) REST
17 26 (18.84%) Computer Science
17 26 (18.84%) Microsoft
17 26 (18.84%) Java
17 26 (18.84%) Microservices
17 26 (18.84%) Vulnerability Management

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 26 (18.84%) Confluence
2 18 (13.04%) IIS
3 15 (10.87%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (28.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (22.46%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (18.12%) Slack
4 13 (9.42%) Office 365
5 10 (7.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.17%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.17%) Serverless
8 1 (0.72%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.72%) GitHub
8 1 (0.72%) IaaS
8 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.72%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (33.33%) Firewall
2 19 (13.77%) HTTP
3 15 (10.87%) VPN
3 15 (10.87%) Wireless
4 14 (10.14%) SNMP
5 13 (9.42%) 802.11
6 12 (8.70%) VoIP
7 11 (7.97%) Network Security
8 10 (7.25%) SAN
9 9 (6.52%) NFC
9 9 (6.52%) TCP/IP
10 7 (5.07%) DNS
11 6 (4.35%) DHCP
11 6 (4.35%) NetScaler
12 5 (3.62%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (2.90%) Internet
13 4 (2.90%) LAN
13 4 (2.90%) WAN
14 3 (2.17%) SSL
14 3 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) Amazon Athena
2 3 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (34.06%) Burp Suite
2 38 (27.54%) JIRA
3 26 (18.84%) Metasploit
4 25 (18.12%) Git (software)
4 25 (18.12%) Jenkins
4 25 (18.12%) JMeter
4 25 (18.12%) LoadRunner
5 24 (17.39%) HP UFT
6 9 (6.52%) Selenium
6 9 (6.52%) SonarQube
6 9 (6.52%) Visual Studio
7 8 (5.80%) TeamCity
8 7 (5.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.17%) AppScan
10 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 12 (8.70%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Back Office
3 7 (5.07%) Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Legal
4 2 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
4 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (18.12%) Analyst
2 24 (17.39%) Tester
3 21 (15.22%) Test Engineer
4 18 (13.04%) Security Analyst
5 17 (12.32%) Penetration Tester
6 14 (10.14%) Consultant
7 13 (9.42%) Security Engineer
8 11 (7.97%) Architect
8 11 (7.97%) Security Architect
9 9 (6.52%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (6.52%) Payments Architect
9 9 (6.52%) Security Consultant
10 7 (5.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 7 (5.07%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Security Tester
11 6 (4.35%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 5 (3.62%) Operations Analyst
12 5 (3.62%) Security Operations Analyst
12 5 (3.62%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.84%) REST
2 13 (9.42%) 802.1X
3 9 (6.52%) .NET
3 9 (6.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.72%) Middleware
4 1 (0.72%) SAML
4 1 (0.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Data Centre
1 16 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 15 (10.87%) Cyberthreat
3 14 (10.14%) SCADA
4 12 (8.70%) Mobile App
5 11 (7.97%) Wiki
6 9 (6.52%) Driving Licence
6 9 (6.52%) Public Cloud
7 6 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (3.62%) PKI
9 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.72%) Clustering
10 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.72%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.72%) EMC VNXe
10 1 (0.72%) Fintech
10 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.88%) Windows
2 43 (31.16%) Linux
3 22 (15.94%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.87%) Kali Linux
5 9 (6.52%) Solaris
6 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.17%) Unix
7 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.72%) Android
9 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (32.61%) Waterfall
3 42 (30.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 34 (24.64%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (24.64%) SIEM
5 32 (23.19%) Information Security
6 28 (20.29%) DevOps
7 27 (19.57%) OWASP
7 27 (19.57%) Penetration Testing
7 27 (19.57%) Security Architecture
8 26 (18.84%) Computer Science
8 26 (18.84%) Microservices
8 26 (18.84%) Vulnerability Management
9 25 (18.12%) BDD
9 25 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (18.12%) Security Operations
10 23 (16.67%) Mathematics
11 22 (15.94%) Patch Management
11 22 (15.94%) SDLC
12 21 (15.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.84%) Java
1 26 (18.84%) PowerShell
2 23 (16.67%) C#
2 23 (16.67%) Python
3 16 (11.59%) Bash Shell
4 15 (10.87%) Lua
4 15 (10.87%) Ruby
5 13 (9.42%) C
6 7 (5.07%) Perl
7 5 (3.62%) SQL
8 3 (2.17%) PHP
9 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (20.29%) Degree
2 21 (15.22%) CISSP
3 16 (11.59%) CREST Certified
4 14 (10.14%) OSCE
5 12 (8.70%) CISM
6 10 (7.25%) CISA
7 9 (6.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 9 (6.52%) CCSP
7 9 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (6.52%) CLAS
7 9 (6.52%) IISP
8 6 (4.35%) CEH
8 6 (4.35%) SANS
8 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
9 5 (3.62%) GPEN
9 5 (3.62%) OSCP
9 5 (3.62%) Tigerscheme
10 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.72%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (17.39%) WCAG
2 15 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (9.42%) PCI DSS
4 11 (7.97%) GDPR
5 9 (6.52%) ISAE 3402
5 9 (6.52%) ISO 22301
5 9 (6.52%) ISO 31000
5 9 (6.52%) ISO 9001
5 9 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 9 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (2.90%) QA
7 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 16 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.52%) ISA Server
2 9 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.17%) Snort
4 3 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.45%) vSphere
6 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (21.01%) Nmap
2 16 (11.59%) QRadar
3 9 (6.52%) Terraform
3 9 (6.52%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 7 (5.07%) CSIRT
5 4 (2.90%) BladeLogic
5 4 (2.90%) SCCM
5 4 (2.90%) WSUS
6 3 (2.17%) Ansible
6 3 (2.17%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.17%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.17%) Puppet
7 1 (0.72%) CASB
7 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.72%) Grafana
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (23.91%) Cisco
2 30 (21.74%) Splunk
3 26 (18.84%) Microsoft
4 24 (17.39%) Qualys
5 16 (11.59%) ArcSight
6 15 (10.87%) Oracle
7 14 (10.14%) CheckPoint
8 13 (9.42%) McAfee
9 11 (7.97%) IBM
9 11 (7.97%) Tripwire
9 11 (7.97%) VMware
10 10 (7.25%) Okta
11 9 (6.52%) Barracuda Networks
11 9 (6.52%) Centrify
11 9 (6.52%) ForeScout
11 9 (6.52%) Google
11 9 (6.52%) Imperva
11 9 (6.52%) Trend Micro
12 8 (5.80%) CyberArk
13 6 (4.35%) Red Hat