Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 620 728 705
Rank change year-on-year +108 -23 +79
Contract jobs citing Nessus 62 150 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.70% 1.05% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 119 111
Median daily rate £456 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% -5.00% +12.36%
10th Percentile £280 £325 £350
90th Percentile £638 £613 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £49.19 - £46.89
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 8,806 14,286 13,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.44% 14.74% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,754 9,525 8,734
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £311 £275
90th Percentile £663 £667 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 345 284
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -13.58%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.00 £11.61
90th Percentile £48.11 £49.80 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £15.62
% change year-on-year +1.43% +12.07% -18.88%

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 8 April 2020.

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 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 8 April 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 +96 55 £475 -1.40% 15
London +108 29 £525 +14.13% 9
UK excluding London +72 27 £450 -10.00% 14
South East +88 18 £500 -2.68% 2
Midlands +41 3 £281 -42.46% 1
South West +38 3 £425 -
East Midlands +27 3 £281 -13.69%
North of England +53 2 £400 -15.97% 3
North East +32 2 £400 -17.95% 1
Work from Home +5 2 £450 +12.50% 5
Wales - 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 24 (38.71%) Vulnerability Management
2 22 (35.48%) Information Security
2 22 (35.48%) Qualys
3 21 (33.87%) Management Information System
4 20 (32.26%) Windows
4 20 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (30.65%) Security Testing
5 19 (30.65%) Firewall
6 18 (29.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (29.03%) Burp Suite
7 17 (27.42%) Linux
8 15 (24.19%) Active Directory
8 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
8 15 (24.19%) AWS
9 14 (22.58%) CISSP
9 14 (22.58%) Risk Management
10 13 (20.97%) VMware
10 13 (20.97%) Cisco
10 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
10 13 (20.97%) OWASP
10 13 (20.97%) Security Operations
10 13 (20.97%) Splunk
10 13 (20.97%) GDPR
11 12 (19.35%) Metasploit
11 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
11 12 (19.35%) GIAC
12 11 (17.74%) ITIL
12 11 (17.74%) Degree
12 11 (17.74%) Computer Science

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 (6.45%) IIS
1 4 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.84%) Apache
2 3 (4.84%) Confluence
3 2 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.19%) AWS
2 9 (14.52%) Azure
3 5 (8.06%) SaaS
4 4 (6.45%) IaaS
4 4 (6.45%) PaaS
5 3 (4.84%) Amazon S3
5 3 (4.84%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (3.23%) BrowserStack
6 2 (3.23%) GCP
6 2 (3.23%) Office 365
6 2 (3.23%) Route 53
6 2 (3.23%) Slack
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.65%) Firewall
2 9 (14.52%) Network Security
3 7 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (9.68%) SAN
4 6 (9.68%) Wireshark
5 5 (8.06%) DHCP
5 5 (8.06%) DNS
5 5 (8.06%) SSH
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (6.45%) Multicast
6 4 (6.45%) Wireless
7 3 (4.84%) ADSL
7 3 (4.84%) EIGRP
7 3 (4.84%) ICMP
7 3 (4.84%) IGMP
7 3 (4.84%) IPsec
7 3 (4.84%) L2TP
7 3 (4.84%) MPLS
7 3 (4.84%) NAS
7 3 (4.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Burp Suite
2 12 (19.35%) Metasploit
3 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.84%) JIRA
4 3 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.23%) AppScan
5 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.23%) Gatling
5 2 (3.23%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.23%) JMeter
5 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (3.23%) Paros
5 2 (3.23%) Selenium
5 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.23%) Subversion
5 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.61%) GitLab
General
1 9 (14.52%) Retail
2 5 (8.06%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Military
5 1 (1.61%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Architect
2 10 (16.13%) Tester
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Security Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Penetration Tester
5 6 (9.68%) Security Specialist
6 5 (8.06%) DevSecOps Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) IP Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Security Operations Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Management Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) REST
2 3 (4.84%) Middleware
2 3 (4.84%) Rendezvous
2 3 (4.84%) YAML
3 2 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (1.61%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.61%) JSON
4 1 (1.61%) Node.js
4 1 (1.61%) OAuth
4 1 (1.61%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.61%) OpenID
4 1 (1.61%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.87%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.45%) PKI
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) CESG
5 2 (3.23%) Cloud Native
5 2 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.23%) NHS
5 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Windows
2 17 (27.42%) Linux
3 9 (14.52%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.90%) Kali Linux
5 7 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.45%) Unix
7 2 (3.23%) CentOS
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.61%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Vulnerability Management
2 22 (35.48%) Information Security
3 20 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (30.65%) Security Testing
5 14 (22.58%) Risk Management
6 13 (20.97%) OWASP
6 13 (20.97%) Security Operations
7 11 (17.74%) Computer Science
7 11 (17.74%) ITIL
7 11 (17.74%) Patch Management
7 11 (17.74%) SIEM
8 10 (16.13%) Security Architecture
8 10 (16.13%) Security Management
8 10 (16.13%) TOGAF
9 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (14.52%) DevOps
9 9 (14.52%) DevSecOps
9 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
10 8 (12.90%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.84%) Java
3 3 (4.84%) Python
3 3 (4.84%) VBScript
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (22.58%) CISSP
3 12 (19.35%) GIAC
3 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
4 11 (17.74%) Degree
5 10 (16.13%) SANS
6 9 (14.52%) CLAS
6 9 (14.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (14.52%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (9.68%) DV Cleared
8 4 (6.45%) CCSP
8 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (4.84%) CISM
9 3 (4.84%) CREST Certified
9 3 (4.84%) SSCP
10 2 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (3.23%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (3.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (20.97%) GDPR
3 11 (17.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (8.06%) NIST
5 3 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
6 2 (3.23%) NCSC
6 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (3.23%) WCAG
7 1 (1.61%) COBIT
7 1 (1.61%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (1.61%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.61%) ISO 31000
7 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 15 (24.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.84%) NFS
5 3 (4.84%) Snort
5 3 (4.84%) VMware NSX
5 3 (4.84%) vSphere
6 2 (3.23%) Docker
6 2 (3.23%) GFS2
6 2 (3.23%) Samba
7 1 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) Nmap
2 6 (9.68%) SELinux
3 3 (4.84%) HP Fortify
3 3 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.84%) SCCM
3 3 (4.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (4.84%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.84%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (4.84%) WSUS
4 2 (3.23%) Ansible
4 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.23%) Nexpose
4 2 (3.23%) OpenVAS
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (3.23%) vRealize
4 2 (3.23%) WebInspect
5 1 (1.61%) Iperf
5 1 (1.61%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.61%) QRadar
5 1 (1.61%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) Qualys
2 13 (20.97%) Cisco
2 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.97%) Splunk
2 13 (20.97%) VMware
3 10 (16.13%) McAfee
3 10 (16.13%) Rapid7
4 8 (12.90%) Oracle
4 8 (12.90%) Symantec
5 7 (11.29%) Red Hat
6 6 (9.68%) HP
7 4 (6.45%) F5
8 3 (4.84%) BT
8 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.84%) GFI Software
8 3 (4.84%) IBM
8 3 (4.84%) Juniper
8 3 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (3.23%) Google
9 2 (3.23%) Ivanti