Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 October 2021 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 738 481 688
Rank change year-on-year -257 +207 +127
Contract jobs citing Nessus 73 45 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.55% 0.91% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 97
10th Percentile £370 £350 £345
25th Percentile £433 £376 £384
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.46%
75th Percentile £663 £538 £575
90th Percentile £880 £550 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +20.48% +0.61% -13.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 - -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,308 4,969 12,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.10% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,508 3,412 8,678
10th Percentile £356 £313 £275
25th Percentile £450 £402 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.04%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £655 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 92 293
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.55
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.44 £14.94
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% -3.66% +17.14%
75th Percentile £50.75 £40.19 £41.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £53.98 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £19.82
% change year-on-year -1.94% -2.25% +13.26%

Nessus
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Nessus as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Nessus.

Daily rate trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Nessus over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Nessus.

Hourly rate trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Nessus over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2021. 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
England -232 55 £500 - 21
UK excluding London -147 38 £500 +20.48% 11
London -206 23 £450 -10.00% 11
Work from Home -222 21 £500 - 3
North of England -73 13 £581 +47.09% 1
South East -92 11 £500 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire -43 8 £500 -
North West -54 6 £870 +120.25% 1
Midlands -75 5 £265 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £265 - 1
Wales - 5 £625 - 1
South West -39 3 £638 +22.89% 1
Scotland - 2 £430 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 with a requirement for Nessus.

1 44 (60.27%) Linux
2 43 (58.90%) Windows
3 28 (38.36%) Microsoft
3 28 (38.36%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (36.99%) Azure
5 23 (31.51%) Firewall
5 23 (31.51%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (27.40%) Network Security
6 20 (27.40%) Social Skills
7 19 (26.03%) Windows Server
7 19 (26.03%) AWS
7 19 (26.03%) Vulnerability Management
7 19 (26.03%) Java
8 18 (24.66%) Python
9 17 (23.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (21.92%) Security Operations
11 15 (20.55%) Splunk
11 15 (20.55%) Degree
12 14 (19.18%) SCCM
12 14 (19.18%) Security Architecture
12 14 (19.18%) SIEM
13 13 (17.81%) DNS
13 13 (17.81%) Burp Suite
13 13 (17.81%) OWASP
13 13 (17.81%) Qualys
14 12 (16.44%) Security Testing
14 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
14 12 (16.44%) Metasploit
14 12 (16.44%) Finance
15 11 (15.07%) Risk Management

Nessus
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (2.74%) IIS
2 1 (1.37%) SAS
2 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (36.99%) Azure
2 19 (26.03%) AWS
3 7 (9.59%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 6 (8.22%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (6.85%) IaaS
5 5 (6.85%) PaaS
6 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (4.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.51%) Firewall
2 20 (27.40%) Network Security
3 13 (17.81%) DNS
4 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.85%) VPN
5 3 (4.11%) VLAN
5 3 (4.11%) Wireless
6 2 (2.74%) HTTP
6 2 (2.74%) Skype
6 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.37%) 4G
7 1 (1.37%) Broadband
7 1 (1.37%) DHCP
7 1 (1.37%) LAN
7 1 (1.37%) MPLS
7 1 (1.37%) SDH
7 1 (1.37%) VoIP
7 1 (1.37%) VoLTE
7 1 (1.37%) WAN
7 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) DB2
1 2 (2.74%) MySQL
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Burp Suite
2 12 (16.44%) Metasploit
3 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.85%) Postman
3 5 (6.85%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.74%) AppScan
5 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (27.40%) Social Skills
2 12 (16.44%) Finance
3 10 (13.70%) Public Sector
4 6 (8.22%) Documentation Skills
5 5 (6.85%) Legal
5 5 (6.85%) Retail
6 4 (5.48%) Financial Institution
6 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
7 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.74%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (2.74%) Local Government
8 2 (2.74%) Military
8 2 (2.74%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (1.37%) Back Office
9 1 (1.37%) Banking
9 1 (1.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (19.18%) Security Engineer
2 13 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Security Specialist
6 4 (5.48%) SOC Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Oracle Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) JSON
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle Fusion
1 5 (6.85%) REST
1 5 (6.85%) SOAP
1 5 (6.85%) Web Services
1 5 (6.85%) XML
1 5 (6.85%) XSLT
2 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.37%) COM
3 1 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (6.85%) PKI
2 5 (6.85%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.11%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.74%) CESG
5 2 (2.74%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.37%) BYOD
6 1 (1.37%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.37%) EPoS
6 1 (1.37%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 44 (60.27%) Linux
2 43 (58.90%) Windows
3 19 (26.03%) Windows Server
4 11 (15.07%) Unix
5 8 (10.96%) Kali Linux
5 8 (10.96%) Ubuntu
6 7 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (9.59%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.22%) Android
7 6 (8.22%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.11%) AIX
9 2 (2.74%) CentOS
9 2 (2.74%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.74%) Solaris
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.36%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (31.51%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (26.03%) Vulnerability Management
4 17 (23.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (21.92%) Security Operations
6 14 (19.18%) Security Architecture
6 14 (19.18%) SIEM
7 13 (17.81%) OWASP
8 12 (16.44%) Security Testing
9 11 (15.07%) Computer Science
9 11 (15.07%) DevOps
9 11 (15.07%) Risk Management
10 10 (13.70%) Information Security
10 10 (13.70%) Patch Management
10 10 (13.70%) Red Team
10 10 (13.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (12.33%) Service Management
12 8 (10.96%) Cryptography
12 8 (10.96%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) Java
2 18 (24.66%) Python
3 11 (15.07%) C
3 11 (15.07%) C++
4 9 (12.33%) Bash Shell
4 9 (12.33%) C#
4 9 (12.33%) Perl
4 9 (12.33%) Ruby
5 7 (9.59%) SQL
6 5 (6.85%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.37%) Go
8 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) Degree
2 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
3 11 (15.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
4 10 (13.70%) CISSP
4 10 (13.70%) SANS
5 9 (12.33%) CREST Certified
6 6 (8.22%) CEH
6 6 (8.22%) OSCP
7 5 (6.85%) CSSLP
7 5 (6.85%) ISSEP
8 4 (5.48%) CCNA
8 4 (5.48%) CCNP
8 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.74%) CCIE
10 2 (2.74%) CISM
10 2 (2.74%) CISMP
10 2 (2.74%) GCIH
10 2 (2.74%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) NCSC
2 7 (9.59%) QA
3 5 (6.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (5.48%) NIST
5 3 (4.11%) GDPR
6 2 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (2.74%) FISMA
6 2 (2.74%) JSP 440
6 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
6 2 (2.74%) RMADS
6 2 (2.74%) SLA
7 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (15.07%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.85%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) SCCM
2 8 (10.96%) Kubernetes
3 6 (8.22%) Nmap
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.11%) Puppet
4 3 (4.11%) WSUS
5 2 (2.74%) AppDetective
5 2 (2.74%) QRadar
5 2 (2.74%) WebInspect
6 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.37%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.37%) SCOM
6 1 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.55%) Splunk
3 13 (17.81%) Qualys
4 10 (13.70%) Oracle
4 10 (13.70%) Red Hat
4 10 (13.70%) VMware
5 8 (10.96%) Palo Alto
6 7 (9.59%) Fortinet
6 7 (9.59%) McAfee
6 7 (9.59%) Trend Micro
7 6 (8.22%) Cisco
7 6 (8.22%) ServiceNow
8 5 (6.85%) IBM
9 4 (5.48%) Kaspersky
9 4 (5.48%) Sophos
10 3 (4.11%) Citrix
10 3 (4.11%) Rapid7
11 2 (2.74%) AlgoSec
11 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.74%) HP