Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 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
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 658 768 792
Rank change year-on-year +110 +24 -14
Contract jobs citing Nessus 127 135 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.100%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.08% 0.89% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 108 64
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £364
90th Percentile £683 £608 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
UK median hourly rate £49.19 - £15.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.95

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 11,749 15,111 12,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.56% 14.48% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,916 10,182 8,217
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 390 285
UK median hourly rate £20.30 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.01% - -15.58%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.25 £10.89
90th Percentile £49.27 £47.01 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.25% -27.26%

Nessus
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Nessus.

Contractor daily rate trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Nessus over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Top 12 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 9 December 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
England +103 115 £475 - 18
UK excluding London +63 73 £425 -10.53% 16
London +103 50 £575 +15.00% 4
South East +70 36 £425 -8.11% 5
South West +11 12 £425 +6.25% 2
Midlands +39 9 £550 +18.92% 5
Scotland +43 8 £325 -45.83%
East Midlands +32 7 £575 +70.37%
East of England - 5 £488 -
North West +10 3 £535 +18.89% 2
North of England +2 3 £535 +12.39% 2
West Midlands +11 2 £538 +19.44% 5

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 with a requirement for Nessus.

1 68 (53.54%) Vulnerability Management
2 54 (42.52%) Windows
2 54 (42.52%) Qualys
3 52 (40.94%) Firewall
4 49 (38.58%) Information Security
5 45 (35.43%) Linux
6 40 (31.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (27.56%) SIEM
8 33 (25.98%) Cybersecurity
8 33 (25.98%) Windows Server
9 32 (25.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 32 (25.20%) Splunk
9 32 (25.20%) Active Directory
10 31 (24.41%) Microsoft
11 30 (23.62%) Penetration Testing
12 29 (22.83%) Security Cleared
12 29 (22.83%) OWASP
12 29 (22.83%) Security Operations
13 28 (22.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (22.05%) ITIL
14 26 (20.47%) Python
15 25 (19.69%) Cisco
15 25 (19.69%) CISSP
16 24 (18.90%) DNS
16 24 (18.90%) Identity Management
16 24 (18.90%) NIST
17 23 (18.11%) Security Management
18 22 (17.32%) Management Information System
19 21 (16.54%) Java
19 21 (16.54%) Patch 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 6 (4.72%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.15%) IIS
4 3 (2.36%) Apache
4 3 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.79%) nginx
5 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.75%) AWS
2 16 (12.60%) Azure
3 6 (4.72%) IaaS
4 5 (3.94%) GCP
5 4 (3.15%) PaaS
5 4 (3.15%) SaaS
6 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.57%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.57%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (1.57%) Office 365
6 2 (1.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 52 (40.94%) Firewall
2 24 (18.90%) DNS
3 16 (12.60%) Network Security
4 15 (11.81%) DHCP
5 10 (7.87%) Internet
6 9 (7.09%) Wireshark
7 8 (6.30%) HTTP
7 8 (6.30%) NetScaler
7 8 (6.30%) Unified Communications
8 7 (5.51%) IPsec
8 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (3.94%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (3.94%) HTTPS
9 5 (3.94%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (3.94%) Kerberos
10 3 (2.36%) SAN
10 3 (2.36%) SMTP
10 3 (2.36%) VLAN
10 3 (2.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) MySQL
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon QuickSight
3 2 (1.57%) Big Data
3 2 (1.57%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 17 (13.39%) Burp Suite
2 8 (6.30%) Metasploit
3 5 (3.94%) SonarQube
4 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.57%) GitLab
5 2 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.79%) JMeter
6 1 (0.79%) Selenium
6 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (15.75%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Public Sector
3 9 (7.09%) Retail
4 7 (5.51%) Banking
5 6 (4.72%) Legal
6 3 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.36%) Law
6 3 (2.36%) Local Government
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Military
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (29.13%) Analyst
2 24 (18.90%) Security Analyst
3 19 (14.96%) Security Engineer
4 15 (11.81%) Operations Analyst
4 15 (11.81%) Security Operations Analyst
5 12 (9.45%) Architect
6 11 (8.66%) Network Engineer
7 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (7.09%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.51%) Consultant
9 7 (5.51%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 7 (5.51%) Security Consultant
9 7 (5.51%) Tester
9 7 (5.51%) Vulnerability Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) DevSecOps Architect
10 5 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) IT Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) IT Security Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.15%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.81%) Node.js
2 5 (3.94%) LDAP
2 5 (3.94%) SAML
3 3 (2.36%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.36%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.57%) ADO
4 2 (1.57%) OAuth
4 2 (1.57%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.57%) OpenID
4 2 (1.57%) Rendezvous
4 2 (1.57%) REST
4 2 (1.57%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.32%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.30%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.15%) PKI
4 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.36%) User Experience
5 2 (1.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) CESG
6 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.79%) PMI
6 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (42.52%) Windows
2 45 (35.43%) Linux
3 33 (25.98%) Windows Server
4 28 (22.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (10.24%) Debian
5 13 (10.24%) openSUSE
5 13 (10.24%) Ubuntu
6 10 (7.87%) Mac OS X
7 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.94%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.15%) Kali Linux
9 4 (3.15%) Unix
10 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.57%) Android
11 2 (1.57%) CentOS
11 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (53.54%) Vulnerability Management
2 49 (38.58%) Information Security
3 35 (27.56%) SIEM
4 33 (25.98%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (25.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 30 (23.62%) Penetration Testing
7 29 (22.83%) OWASP
7 29 (22.83%) Security Operations
8 28 (22.05%) ITIL
9 24 (18.90%) Identity Management
10 23 (18.11%) Security Management
11 21 (16.54%) Patch Management
12 19 (14.96%) Risk Management
13 18 (14.17%) Security Testing
14 16 (12.60%) DevSecOps
15 15 (11.81%) Security Architecture
16 14 (11.02%) SABSA
16 14 (11.02%) Threat Intelligence
17 13 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 12 (9.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.47%) Python
2 21 (16.54%) Java
3 15 (11.81%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.24%) Ruby
5 9 (7.09%) SQL
6 8 (6.30%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.94%) C
8 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.36%) C#
8 3 (2.36%) Perl
8 3 (2.36%) PHP
8 3 (2.36%) VBScript
9 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (22.83%) Security Cleared
2 25 (19.69%) CISSP
3 14 (11.02%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.45%) SANS
5 11 (8.66%) Degree
6 9 (7.09%) CLAS
6 9 (7.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (7.09%) GIAC
6 9 (7.09%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (6.30%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.72%) CEH
8 6 (4.72%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (3.15%) CISM
9 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.36%) OSCP
11 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.57%) MCSE
12 1 (0.79%) CCNP
12 1 (0.79%) CCSP
12 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (31.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (18.90%) NIST
3 18 (14.17%) COBIT
3 18 (14.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 12 (9.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (8.66%) GDPR
6 5 (3.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (3.94%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.79%) NCSC
System Software
1 32 (25.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.15%) Snort
5 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.57%) Docker
6 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.57%) NFS
6 2 (1.57%) vSphere
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.79%) XenApp
7 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) HP Fortify
1 11 (8.66%) SELinux
2 10 (7.87%) SCCM
3 9 (7.09%) Nmap
4 7 (5.51%) QRadar
4 7 (5.51%) WSUS
5 4 (3.15%) OpenVAS
6 3 (2.36%) Ansible
6 3 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (2.36%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.57%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.57%) Terraform
7 2 (1.57%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.79%) Nagios
8 1 (0.79%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.79%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 54 (42.52%) Qualys
2 32 (25.20%) Splunk
3 31 (24.41%) Microsoft
4 25 (19.69%) Cisco
5 18 (14.17%) McAfee
5 18 (14.17%) Red Hat
6 17 (13.39%) Symantec
7 15 (11.81%) CheckPoint
8 13 (10.24%) Rapid7
9 12 (9.45%) Adobe
9 12 (9.45%) Palo Alto
9 12 (9.45%) VMware
10 11 (8.66%) Citrix
10 11 (8.66%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (7.87%) Avaya
12 9 (7.09%) Okta
13 8 (6.30%) Dell
13 8 (6.30%) Extreme Networks
14 7 (5.51%) Oracle
15 6 (4.72%) Juniper