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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 622 620
Rank change year-on-year +42 -2  
Contract jobs citing Nessus 27 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.055% 0.038%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.53% 0.48% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 13
Median daily rate £488 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £378 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £408 £413
% change year-on-year +10.42% -1.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Nessus is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5099 6037 4815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.37% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3337 3886 2958
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 137 162
Median hourly rate £20.88 £29.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +39.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.46 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Nessus
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Nessus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 27 £488 +2.63% 11
London +5 20 £500 - 6
South East +30 3 £231 -47.14% 2
South West - 3 £481 -
Bristol - 3 £481 -
City of London -3 2 £800 +60.00%
Abingdon - 2 £231 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £231 - 1
North West +21 1 £700 -
Berkshire +18 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £700 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Nessus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Nessus.

1 22 (50.00%) Firewall
2 18 (40.91%) Windows
3 17 (38.64%) Information Security
3 17 (38.64%) SIEM
4 15 (34.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (29.55%) CISSP
6 12 (27.27%) VMware
6 12 (27.27%) Network Security
6 12 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 11 (25.00%) Linux
8 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.73%) Finance
8 10 (22.73%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (20.45%) Nmap
9 9 (20.45%) SCCM
9 9 (20.45%) Qualys
10 8 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (18.18%) Rapid7
10 8 (18.18%) Unix
10 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
11 7 (15.91%) Cisco
11 7 (15.91%) CEH
11 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
12 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (13.64%) PKI
12 6 (13.64%) CISM
12 6 (13.64%) HTTP

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 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.55%) IaaS
1 2 (4.55%) PaaS
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (50.00%) Firewall
2 12 (27.27%) Network Security
3 10 (22.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (13.64%) HTTP
4 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 5 (11.36%) DNS
6 4 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (9.09%) SSH
7 3 (6.82%) Internet
7 3 (6.82%) VPN
8 2 (4.55%) 802.11
8 2 (4.55%) ADSL
8 2 (4.55%) DMZ
8 2 (4.55%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.55%) ICMP
8 2 (4.55%) L2TP
8 2 (4.55%) MPLS
8 2 (4.55%) OSPF
8 2 (4.55%) RIP
8 2 (4.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Metasploit
2 2 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.27%) AppScan
3 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Consultant
2 11 (25.00%) Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Security Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Security Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Security Manager
6 3 (6.82%) SIEM Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) ArcSight Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Security Management Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Security Risk Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Unix Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Unix Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.55%) COM
2 1 (2.27%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.27%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) PKI
2 4 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.55%) CESG
4 2 (4.55%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (4.55%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.55%) NHS
5 1 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 11 (25.00%) Linux
4 8 (18.18%) Unix
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.09%) CentOS
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.55%) FreeBSD
7 2 (4.55%) Solaris
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Information Security
1 17 (38.64%) SIEM
2 15 (34.09%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (11.36%) Information Management
5 5 (11.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (9.09%) Cryptography
6 4 (9.09%) ITIL
6 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.09%) SDLC
6 4 (9.09%) Security Operations
6 4 (9.09%) Server Patching
6 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.82%) DevOps
7 3 (6.82%) Open Source
7 3 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.27%) PHP
2 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) CISSP
2 7 (15.91%) CEH
3 6 (13.64%) CISM
4 4 (9.09%) MCITP
4 4 (9.09%) MCP
4 4 (9.09%) MCSA
4 4 (9.09%) MCSE
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) Degree
6 2 (4.55%) CASP
6 2 (4.55%) CCDP
6 2 (4.55%) CCIE
6 2 (4.55%) CCNP
6 2 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.55%) CLAS
6 2 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
2 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.55%) COBIT
3 2 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (4.55%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) vSphere
4 2 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (4.55%) Snort
4 2 (4.55%) Squid
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) Docker
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Nmap
1 9 (20.45%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) QRadar
3 4 (9.09%) CSIRT
4 3 (6.82%) Puppet
5 2 (4.55%) HAProxy
5 2 (4.55%) OSSEC
5 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (4.55%) yum
6 1 (2.27%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.27%) Nexpose
6 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.27%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) VMware
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.45%) Qualys
4 8 (18.18%) Rapid7
5 7 (15.91%) Cisco
6 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 4 (9.09%) LANDesk
6 4 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.09%) Sophos
6 4 (9.09%) Splunk
7 3 (6.82%) ArcSight
7 3 (6.82%) LogRhythm
7 3 (6.82%) McAfee
7 3 (6.82%) Oracle
8 2 (4.55%) Avaya
8 2 (4.55%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.55%) BT
8 2 (4.55%) Citrix
8 2 (4.55%) HP
8 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
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