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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 597 616
Rank change year-on-year +31 +19  
Contract jobs citing Nessus 17 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.081% 0.028%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.38% 0.87% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 10
Median daily rate £425 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.59% +13.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £369 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £593 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £455 £400
% change year-on-year -13.18% +13.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.62% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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 4493 4925 4506
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.00% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3015 3119 2679
Median daily rate £468 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 133 173
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Top 19 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 27 March 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 +22 14 £350 -23.07% 22
South East +12 7 £350 -12.50% 7
London +17 4 £425 -10.52% 8
Kent - 4 £338 -
East of England -4 2 £363 -19.44%
New Malden - 2 - -
Berkshire +26 1 £525 -14.28%
Reading +22 1 £525 -14.28%
Scotland +22 1 £525 +50.00%
Stirling - 1 £525 -
Suffolk - 1 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 £450 -
Ipswich - 1 £275 -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £440 - 2
North West - 1 £350 -

Nessus
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 45 (56.96%) Windows
2 41 (51.90%) Firewall
3 37 (46.84%) VMware
4 34 (43.04%) Unix
4 34 (43.04%) Linux
5 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
5 29 (36.71%) CISSP
6 28 (35.44%) Security Cleared
7 27 (34.18%) Active Directory
8 25 (31.65%) SIEM
9 24 (30.38%) SC Cleared
9 24 (30.38%) TCP/IP
9 24 (30.38%) Information Security
10 23 (29.11%) Cisco
10 23 (29.11%) Vulnerability Management
11 22 (27.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 22 (27.85%) Finance
12 20 (25.32%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (24.05%) Nmap
14 18 (22.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (22.78%) Cybersecurity
14 18 (22.78%) Splunk
14 18 (22.78%) VPN
14 18 (22.78%) WAN
14 18 (22.78%) LAN
14 18 (22.78%) Elastic Stack
14 18 (22.78%) Windows Server
15 17 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (20.25%) Qualys
16 16 (20.25%) Management Information System

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 10 (12.66%) Apache
2 9 (11.39%) Confluence
3 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.86%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Office
1 5 (6.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (51.90%) Firewall
2 24 (30.38%) TCP/IP
3 20 (25.32%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (22.78%) LAN
4 18 (22.78%) VPN
4 18 (22.78%) WAN
5 12 (15.19%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (12.66%) VoIP
7 7 (8.86%) SSH
8 6 (7.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (7.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (7.59%) SNMP
8 6 (7.59%) WLAN
9 5 (6.33%) 802.11
9 5 (6.33%) ADSL
9 5 (6.33%) EIGRP
9 5 (6.33%) ICMP
9 5 (6.33%) L2TP
9 5 (6.33%) MPLS
9 5 (6.33%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.86%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) JIRA
2 9 (11.39%) Jenkins
2 9 (11.39%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (10.13%) Metasploit
4 5 (6.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.53%) Burp Suite
General
1 22 (27.85%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.53%) Electronics
4 2 (2.53%) Legal
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Analyst
2 12 (15.19%) Security Analyst
2 12 (15.19%) SOC Analyst
2 12 (15.19%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Windows Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Consultant
6 6 (7.59%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Penetration Tester
7 5 (6.33%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.33%) Security Specialist
7 5 (6.33%) Server Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Tester
8 4 (5.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) IT Security Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) ArcSight Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.78%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (11.39%) MCollective
3 5 (6.33%) 802.1X
3 5 (6.33%) COM
4 3 (3.80%) .NET
5 1 (1.27%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.27%) SailPoint
5 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.25%) Management Information System
2 15 (18.99%) PKI
3 9 (11.39%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (8.86%) Clustering
5 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
6 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.33%) CESG
7 4 (5.06%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (3.80%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (3.80%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (3.80%) Virtual Team
9 2 (2.53%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.27%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.96%) Windows
2 34 (43.04%) Linux
2 34 (43.04%) Unix
3 18 (22.78%) Windows Server
3 18 (22.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (13.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (11.39%) AIX
6 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.33%) Kali Linux
8 4 (5.06%) FreeBSD
9 3 (3.80%) CentOS
10 2 (2.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.65%) SIEM
2 24 (30.38%) Information Security
3 23 (29.11%) Vulnerability Management
4 22 (27.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 18 (22.78%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (18.99%) Analytics
6 15 (18.99%) Security Operations
7 12 (15.19%) Security Monitoring
8 11 (13.92%) Patch Management
9 10 (12.66%) Case Management
9 10 (12.66%) Data Analytics
10 9 (11.39%) IT Governance
10 9 (11.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 8 (10.13%) Change Control
11 8 (10.13%) Identity Access Management
11 8 (10.13%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (8.86%) High Availability
12 7 (8.86%) Incident Management
12 7 (8.86%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) SQL
2 7 (8.86%) Python
3 5 (6.33%) Java
4 3 (3.80%) C#
4 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.27%) C++
5 1 (1.27%) Perl
5 1 (1.27%) PHP
5 1 (1.27%) Ruby
5 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (36.71%) CISSP
2 28 (35.44%) Security Cleared
3 24 (30.38%) SC Cleared
4 13 (16.46%) SANS
5 11 (13.92%) MCITP
5 11 (13.92%) MCP
5 11 (13.92%) MCSA
5 11 (13.92%) MCSE
5 11 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (12.66%) CEH
7 9 (11.39%) SSCP
8 7 (8.86%) DV Cleared
9 6 (7.59%) CREST Certified
10 5 (6.33%) CCNP
10 5 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (6.33%) CISM
10 5 (6.33%) OSCP
11 4 (5.06%) CCDP
11 4 (5.06%) CCIE
11 4 (5.06%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (12.66%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.80%) RMADS
4 2 (2.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.53%) QA
5 1 (1.27%) ISO27005
System Software
1 27 (34.18%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.19%) vSphere
4 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (8.86%) PowerHA
5 5 (6.33%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (6.33%) Snort
5 5 (6.33%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.80%) Squid
7 1 (1.27%) NFS
7 1 (1.27%) Samba
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) Nmap
2 12 (15.19%) QRadar
3 11 (13.92%) Puppet
4 10 (12.66%) Nexpose
5 9 (11.39%) Ansible
5 9 (11.39%) Packer
5 9 (11.39%) Rundeck
5 9 (11.39%) Tivoli
5 9 (11.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 9 (11.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (11.39%) Zenoss
6 7 (8.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (8.86%) SCCM
7 6 (7.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (7.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (6.33%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (5.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (3.80%) OSSEC
10 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 37 (46.84%) VMware
2 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
3 23 (29.11%) Cisco
4 18 (22.78%) Splunk
5 16 (20.25%) Qualys
6 13 (16.46%) Intel Security
6 13 (16.46%) Symantec
7 12 (15.19%) ArcSight
7 12 (15.19%) Red Hat
8 11 (13.92%) LANDesk
8 11 (13.92%) SolarWinds
9 10 (12.66%) CheckPoint
9 10 (12.66%) Intel
9 10 (12.66%) NetWitness
10 9 (11.39%) Apple
10 9 (11.39%) IBM
10 9 (11.39%) Oracle
10 9 (11.39%) Sonatype
11 8 (10.13%) AlienVault
11 8 (10.13%) Sourcefire
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