Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 736 543 664
Rank change year-on-year -193 +121 +96
Contract jobs citing Nessus 102 62 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.72% 0.91% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 48 64
10th Percentile £356 £361 £314
25th Percentile £410 £450 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +17.65% -10.53%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £538
90th Percentile £874 £573 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £76.25 - -
Median hourly rate £77.50 - £49.19
75th Percentile £78.75 - -
90th Percentile - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 14,242 6,847 10,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.29% 16.86% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,257 4,827 7,315
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
25th Percentile £461 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £577 £588
90th Percentile £713 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 157 277
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.63 £16.02 £14.25
Median hourly rate £21.35 £26.00 £18.25
Median % change year-on-year -17.88% +42.47% +4.29%
75th Percentile £48.75 £53.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £64.50 £63.25 £48.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.51 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.23% +34.29% -

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 18 January 2022.

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
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 18 January 2022. 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 -184 72 £523 +4.40% 16
London -153 41 £510 -2.86% 8
UK excluding London -117 36 £500 +5.26% 8
Work from Home -162 25 £585 +14.15% 2
Scotland -45 11 £426 -14.85%
South East -87 11 £500 +8.11% 3
North of England -56 8 £865 +130.67% 3
North West -42 7 £870 +132.00% 1
Midlands -59 5 £300 - 1
West Midlands -55 4 £350 -
Yorkshire -46 2 £740 - 1
South West -51 2 £900 +73.49% 1
East Midlands - 1 £265 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 50 (49.02%) Windows
2 42 (41.18%) Linux
3 38 (37.25%) Firewall
4 37 (36.27%) Azure
5 36 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (30.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 25 (24.51%) SIEM
7 25 (24.51%) Splunk
7 25 (24.51%) AWS
8 24 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
8 24 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
8 24 (23.53%) Network Security
8 24 (23.53%) VMware
8 24 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 23 (22.55%) Qualys
10 22 (21.57%) Security Architecture
11 20 (19.61%) Java
12 19 (18.63%) Security Cleared
12 19 (18.63%) Windows Server
12 19 (18.63%) Security Operations
13 18 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (16.67%) Public Sector
14 17 (16.67%) OWASP
14 17 (16.67%) Python
14 17 (16.67%) McAfee
14 17 (16.67%) DNS
15 16 (15.69%) Security Testing
15 16 (15.69%) Burp Suite
16 15 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure

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 3 (2.94%) Apache
1 3 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Sentinel
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (36.27%) Azure
2 25 (24.51%) AWS
3 14 (13.73%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (8.82%) Azure Sentinel
5 8 (7.84%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 6 (5.88%) GCP
6 6 (5.88%) IaaS
7 5 (4.90%) PaaS
8 4 (3.92%) Azure Key Vault
9 3 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (2.94%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.94%) GitHub
9 3 (2.94%) SaaS
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.98%) Azure App Service
10 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.98%) Datadog
10 1 (0.98%) Route 53
10 1 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (37.25%) Firewall
2 24 (23.53%) Network Security
3 17 (16.67%) DNS
4 12 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 10 (9.80%) HTTP
6 9 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (7.84%) Cisco Firepower
8 6 (5.88%) SAN
9 5 (4.90%) DHCP
9 5 (4.90%) VLAN
9 5 (4.90%) VPN
10 4 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (3.92%) Wireless
11 3 (2.94%) SNMP
12 2 (1.96%) Skype
12 2 (1.96%) WAN
13 1 (0.98%) LAN
13 1 (0.98%) SD-WAN
13 1 (0.98%) VXLAN
13 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) DTS
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (15.69%) Burp Suite
2 12 (11.76%) Metasploit
3 10 (9.80%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.84%) Git (software)
5 7 (6.86%) AppScan
6 5 (4.90%) Postman
6 5 (4.90%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.92%) JIRA
8 3 (2.94%) Snyk
8 3 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.98%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.98%) GDB
9 1 (0.98%) Genymotion
9 1 (0.98%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 14 (13.73%) Social Skills
3 7 (6.86%) Finance
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.92%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (2.94%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.96%) Legal
6 2 (1.96%) Local Government
7 1 (0.98%) Games
7 1 (0.98%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Security Engineer
2 17 (16.67%) Architect
3 15 (14.71%) Consultant
3 15 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (14.71%) Security Consultant
4 12 (11.76%) Security Architect
5 10 (9.80%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) SOC Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Integration Specialist
8 5 (4.90%) Oracle Specialist
8 5 (4.90%) Security Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Security Specialist
9 4 (3.92%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.76%) REST
1 12 (11.76%) SOAP
1 12 (11.76%) XML
2 11 (10.78%) JSON
3 8 (7.84%) .NET
4 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.88%) Web Services
5 5 (4.90%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (4.90%) XSLT
6 3 (2.94%) LAMP
6 3 (2.94%) LDAP
7 2 (1.96%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.98%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.98%) COM
8 1 (0.98%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.98%) OAuth
8 1 (0.98%) SAML
8 1 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Management Information System
1 10 (9.80%) Public Cloud
2 8 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.88%) PKI
4 5 (4.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.96%) CESG
6 2 (1.96%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (49.02%) Windows
2 42 (41.18%) Linux
3 19 (18.63%) Windows Server
4 15 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (10.78%) Ubuntu
6 10 (9.80%) Unix
7 9 (8.82%) Android
8 6 (5.88%) Kali Linux
9 5 (4.90%) CentOS
10 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.98%) Solaris
13 1 (0.98%) SUSE
13 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (30.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 25 (24.51%) SIEM
4 24 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
4 24 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 22 (21.57%) Security Architecture
6 19 (18.63%) Security Operations
7 18 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 17 (16.67%) OWASP
9 16 (15.69%) Security Testing
10 15 (14.71%) Information Security
10 15 (14.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 14 (13.73%) DevOps
12 13 (12.75%) Service Management
13 12 (11.76%) MITRE ATT&CK
14 11 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
15 10 (9.80%) ITSM
15 10 (9.80%) Patch Management
16 9 (8.82%) Red Team
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) Java
2 17 (16.67%) Python
3 15 (14.71%) C#
4 14 (13.73%) Perl
5 13 (12.75%) SQL
6 11 (10.78%) PHP
7 10 (9.80%) Bash
7 10 (9.80%) C++
8 9 (8.82%) C
9 8 (7.84%) Ruby
10 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.90%) PL/SQL
12 4 (3.92%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.94%) Groovy
14 1 (0.98%) Go
14 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (18.63%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.71%) Degree
2 15 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 14 (13.73%) CISSP
4 11 (10.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (8.82%) CREST Certified
5 9 (8.82%) SANS
6 8 (7.84%) CEH
7 7 (6.86%) CSSLP
8 6 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (4.90%) GIAC
10 4 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (2.94%) CCNP
12 2 (1.96%) CCNA
12 2 (1.96%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (1.96%) CISM
12 2 (1.96%) CISMP
12 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.96%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) NCSC
1 8 (7.84%) QA
2 6 (5.88%) NIST
3 5 (4.90%) Actionable Recommendations
3 5 (4.90%) SLA
4 4 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (1.96%) GDPR
6 2 (1.96%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.96%) RMADS
7 1 (0.98%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.98%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 15 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (13.73%) Active Directory
3 11 (10.78%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.88%) vSphere
5 4 (3.92%) Docker
5 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.94%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (2.94%) NFS
7 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) QRadar
2 12 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 12 (11.76%) SCCM
3 10 (9.80%) Nmap
4 8 (7.84%) ArcSight ESM
5 7 (6.86%) Ansible
6 6 (5.88%) HP Fortify
6 6 (5.88%) WebInspect
7 4 (3.92%) Terraform
7 4 (3.92%) WSUS
8 3 (2.94%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.96%) Puppet
9 2 (1.96%) Salt
10 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.98%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.98%) SCOM
10 1 (0.98%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (24.51%) Splunk
2 24 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.53%) VMware
3 23 (22.55%) Qualys
4 17 (16.67%) McAfee
5 14 (13.73%) Red Hat
6 12 (11.76%) Checkmarx
6 12 (11.76%) Cisco
7 9 (8.82%) Palo Alto
7 9 (8.82%) Trend Micro
8 8 (7.84%) ArcSight
8 8 (7.84%) LogLogic
9 6 (5.88%) Fortinet
9 6 (5.88%) HP
9 6 (5.88%) IBM
9 6 (5.88%) ServiceNow
10 5 (4.90%) Oracle
10 5 (4.90%) Rapid7
11 4 (3.92%) Kaspersky
11 4 (3.92%) Sophos