Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 646 729 738
Rank change year-on-year +83 +9 +34
Contract jobs citing Nessus 78 150 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.79% 1.04% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 115 87
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -9.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £316 £325 £350
90th Percentile £638 £588 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -14.10% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 9,821 14,403 12,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.44% 14.64% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,567 9,605 8,257
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £310 £270
90th Percentile £675 £656 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 358 278
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.86% +1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.93 £47.83 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.25% -16.66%

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 16 February 2020.

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 11 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 16 February 2020. 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 +76 72 £450 -5.36% 17
UK excluding London +42 38 £419 -14.10% 9
London +114 34 £525 +14.13% 8
South East +60 25 £459 -10.92% 3
South West +33 5 £350 - 1
Midlands +33 4 £290 -40.46% 3
North of England +31 4 £400 -15.88% 1
East Midlands +35 3 £281 -13.69%
North West +30 2 £535 +12.63% 1
North East +20 2 £400 -15.79%
West Midlands +33 1 £550 +12.82% 3

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 28 (35.90%) Qualys
1 28 (35.90%) Vulnerability Management
2 27 (34.62%) Windows
3 26 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 25 (32.05%) Firewall
5 23 (29.49%) Linux
6 22 (28.21%) Information Security
6 22 (28.21%) Splunk
6 22 (28.21%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
7 20 (25.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (24.36%) SIEM
8 19 (24.36%) Burp Suite
9 18 (23.08%) Security Operations
9 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 18 (23.08%) Security Testing
10 17 (21.79%) OWASP
10 17 (21.79%) AWS
10 17 (21.79%) Management Information System
11 16 (20.51%) VMware
11 16 (20.51%) Cisco
12 15 (19.23%) CISSP
12 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
13 14 (17.95%) Risk Management
14 13 (16.67%) Identity Management
14 13 (16.67%) Security Management
14 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 13 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 12 (15.38%) GDPR

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 4 (5.13%) Apache
1 4 (5.13%) IIS
2 3 (3.85%) Confluence
3 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) AWS
2 12 (15.38%) Azure
3 6 (7.69%) IaaS
4 5 (6.41%) GCP
5 4 (5.13%) Office 365
5 4 (5.13%) PaaS
5 4 (5.13%) SaaS
6 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (2.56%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (2.56%) BrowserStack
6 2 (2.56%) Route 53
6 2 (2.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.05%) Firewall
2 12 (15.38%) DNS
3 10 (12.82%) DHCP
4 8 (10.26%) Network Security
5 7 (8.97%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (6.41%) Internet
6 5 (6.41%) IPsec
6 5 (6.41%) SAN
7 4 (5.13%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (5.13%) Multicast
7 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.13%) Wireshark
8 3 (3.85%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (3.85%) IGMP
8 3 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (3.85%) NAS
8 3 (3.85%) RIP
8 3 (3.85%) SSH
8 3 (3.85%) VLAN
8 3 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon QuickSight
2 2 (2.56%) Big Data
2 2 (2.56%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (24.36%) Burp Suite
2 10 (12.82%) Metasploit
3 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA
4 3 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.56%) Gatling
5 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.56%) GitLab
5 2 (2.56%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.56%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.56%) JMeter
5 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.56%) Selenium
5 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
1 9 (11.54%) Retail
2 5 (6.41%) Legal
3 4 (5.13%) Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.56%) Military
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Analyst
2 11 (14.10%) Tester
3 10 (12.82%) Architect
3 10 (12.82%) Security Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Security Architect
4 8 (10.26%) Security Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Penetration Tester
6 6 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Security Operations Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) DevSecOps Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Tester
9 3 (3.85%) IP Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Security Specialist
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) REST
2 3 (3.85%) Node.js
2 3 (3.85%) Rendezvous
3 2 (2.56%) ADO
3 2 (2.56%) LDAP
3 2 (2.56%) OAuth
3 2 (2.56%) OAuth2
3 2 (2.56%) OpenID
3 2 (2.56%) SAML
3 2 (2.56%) SOAP
3 2 (2.56%) YAML
4 1 (1.28%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) CESG
4 2 (2.56%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.56%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.62%) Windows
2 23 (29.49%) Linux
3 11 (14.10%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.69%) Kali Linux
6 4 (5.13%) Unix
7 2 (2.56%) Android
7 2 (2.56%) CentOS
7 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) Vulnerability Management
2 26 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (28.21%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (28.21%) Information Security
4 19 (24.36%) SIEM
5 18 (23.08%) Security Operations
5 18 (23.08%) Security Testing
6 17 (21.79%) OWASP
7 14 (17.95%) Risk Management
8 13 (16.67%) Identity Management
8 13 (16.67%) Security Management
9 12 (15.38%) DevSecOps
9 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 11 (14.10%) Computer Science
10 11 (14.10%) ITIL
10 11 (14.10%) Patch Management
10 11 (14.10%) Security Architecture
11 10 (12.82%) TOGAF
12 9 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (11.54%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.10%) SQL
2 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.97%) Python
3 4 (5.13%) Java
3 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.85%) VBScript
5 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.28%) C
6 1 (1.28%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) CISSP
1 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.82%) Degree
2 10 (12.82%) GIAC
2 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) CLAS
3 9 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (11.54%) SANS
3 9 (11.54%) TOGAF Certification
4 6 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.13%) MCSE
6 3 (3.85%) CISM
7 2 (2.56%) CCNP
7 2 (2.56%) CCSP
7 2 (2.56%) CEH
7 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.56%) MCSA
7 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 12 (15.38%) GDPR
4 6 (7.69%) NIST
5 3 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
6 2 (2.56%) COBIT
6 2 (2.56%) NCSC
6 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.13%) Snort
4 4 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (3.85%) NFS
5 3 (3.85%) vSphere
6 2 (2.56%) Docker
6 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.28%) Firmware
7 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) Nmap
2 6 (7.69%) SELinux
3 5 (6.41%) SCCM
4 3 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (3.85%) WSUS
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.56%) HP Fortify
5 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.56%) Nexpose
5 2 (2.56%) OpenVAS
5 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.56%) Terraform
6 1 (1.28%) Iperf
6 1 (1.28%) Nagios
6 1 (1.28%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.28%) QRadar
6 1 (1.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (35.90%) Qualys
2 22 (28.21%) Splunk
3 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 16 (20.51%) Cisco
4 16 (20.51%) VMware
5 12 (15.38%) Symantec
6 10 (12.82%) McAfee
6 10 (12.82%) Oracle
6 10 (12.82%) Rapid7
7 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.69%) CheckPoint
8 6 (7.69%) Okta
9 5 (6.41%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.13%) Citrix
10 4 (5.13%) F5
10 4 (5.13%) Remedy
11 3 (3.85%) Avaya
11 3 (3.85%) GFI Software
11 3 (3.85%) HP
11 3 (3.85%) Juniper