Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 754 839
Rank change year-on-year -36 +85 -36
Contract jobs citing Nessus 99 132 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.12% 0.057%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.86% 1.13% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 75 35
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +13.21%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £268
90th Percentile £603 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
UK median hourly rate £13.95 £42.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.85% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.95 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -60.14% - -

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 11554 11638 9814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.01% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7815 7439 5986
UK median daily rate £475 £442 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.47% +10.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +10.35% -4.42%
10th Percentile £10.95 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.30 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.87 £23.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -32.49% +23.49% -5.13%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 2017. 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 +24 99 £475 +5.56% 8
London -11 50 £525 +11.70% 4
UK excluding London +2 44 £475 +5.56% 6
North of England +65 24 £438 -2.78% 3
North West +26 11 £425 -5.56%
Yorkshire +19 9 £438 +7.36%
South East +2 9 £500 +17.65%
East of England -23 5 £475 -9.52% 1
Midlands - 4 - -
North East - 4 £525 - 3
West Midlands - 4 - -
South West +5 2 £450 -10.00%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 51 (51.52%) Firewall
2 45 (45.45%) SIEM
3 43 (43.43%) Linux
4 41 (41.41%) Qualys
5 40 (40.40%) Windows
6 36 (36.36%) Information Security
6 36 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
7 34 (34.34%) Nmap
8 31 (31.31%) Security Operations
9 27 (27.27%) CISSP
10 26 (26.26%) TCP/IP
10 26 (26.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 25 (25.25%) Patch Management
12 24 (24.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 24 (24.24%) AlienVault
12 24 (24.24%) Splunk
12 24 (24.24%) WAN
12 24 (24.24%) LAN
12 24 (24.24%) Unix
13 23 (23.23%) Cybersecurity
13 23 (23.23%) PCI DSS
13 23 (23.23%) Burp Suite
14 22 (22.22%) Metasploit
14 22 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
14 22 (22.22%) Cisco
15 21 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 18 (18.18%) Network Security
17 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
17 17 (17.17%) McAfee
18 16 (16.16%) Agile Software Development

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 5 (5.05%) Confluence
2 4 (4.04%) Apache
3 2 (2.02%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.02%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.14%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.05%) Slack
4 1 (1.01%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (1.01%) Cloudflare
4 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.01%) Office 365
4 1 (1.01%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (51.52%) Firewall
2 26 (26.26%) TCP/IP
3 24 (24.24%) LAN
3 24 (24.24%) WAN
4 22 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (18.18%) Network Security
6 15 (15.15%) VPN
7 14 (14.14%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (13.13%) HTTP
9 12 (12.12%) VoIP
10 10 (10.10%) Internet
11 8 (8.08%) DNS
12 6 (6.06%) LDAP
12 6 (6.06%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (5.05%) FTP
14 4 (4.04%) GSM
14 4 (4.04%) Kerberos
14 4 (4.04%) MPLS
14 4 (4.04%) PBX
14 4 (4.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) Power BI
2 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (23.23%) Burp Suite
2 22 (22.22%) Metasploit
3 6 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.05%) HP UFT
4 5 (5.05%) JIRA
4 5 (5.05%) JMeter
4 5 (5.05%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.02%) AppScan
5 2 (2.02%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.01%) Paros
6 1 (1.01%) WebScarab
General
1 10 (10.10%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.04%) Retail
4 3 (3.03%) Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Electronics
4 3 (3.03%) Law
4 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (28.28%) Analyst
2 24 (24.24%) Security Analyst
3 10 (10.10%) Consultant
3 10 (10.10%) Security Consultant
3 10 (10.10%) Security Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Security Manager
5 6 (6.06%) Architect
5 6 (6.06%) Security Specialist
6 5 (5.05%) Operational Security Manager
6 5 (5.05%) Security Architect
6 5 (5.05%) Security Operations Manager
6 5 (5.05%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Tester
7 4 (4.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Network Support
7 4 (4.04%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Penetration Tester
7 4 (4.04%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.16%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (5.05%) REST
3 4 (4.04%) LAMP
4 2 (2.02%) .NET
5 1 (1.01%) CGI
5 1 (1.01%) HTML
5 1 (1.01%) Web Services
5 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.08%) Cyber Attack
2 8 (8.08%) PKI
3 7 (7.07%) BYOD
4 5 (5.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 5 (5.05%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (5.05%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.04%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (4.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.03%) NHS
7 2 (2.02%) CESG
7 2 (2.02%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.02%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.43%) Linux
2 40 (40.40%) Windows
3 24 (24.24%) Unix
4 10 (10.10%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.06%) Kali Linux
6 4 (4.04%) Solaris
7 2 (2.02%) Android
7 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.02%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.45%) SIEM
2 36 (36.36%) Information Security
2 36 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
3 31 (31.31%) Security Operations
4 26 (26.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 25 (25.25%) Patch Management
6 24 (24.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 23 (23.23%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (16.16%) DevOps
8 16 (16.16%) OWASP
9 13 (13.13%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (12.12%) Security Testing
11 11 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
11 11 (11.11%) SDLC
11 11 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
12 10 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (9.09%) ITIL
13 9 (9.09%) Microservices
13 9 (9.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) Python
2 13 (13.13%) Java
3 8 (8.08%) SQL
4 6 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.05%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.05%) Ruby
6 1 (1.01%) C#
6 1 (1.01%) C++
6 1 (1.01%) Perl
6 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (27.27%) CISSP
2 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.13%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (12.12%) CCSP
4 12 (12.12%) CEH
4 12 (12.12%) CISM
5 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared
5 10 (10.10%) SSCP
6 8 (8.08%) Degree
6 8 (8.08%) DV Cleared
7 7 (7.07%) CREST Certified
7 7 (7.07%) SANS
8 5 (5.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (4.04%) OSCP
10 3 (3.03%) CASP
10 3 (3.03%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (3.03%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (2.02%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (2.02%) CLAS
12 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.23%) PCI DSS
2 21 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (9.09%) RMADS
4 8 (8.08%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (5.05%) WCAG
6 4 (4.04%) GDPR
7 2 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (2.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) vSphere
2 8 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.06%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.04%) iptables
4 4 (4.04%) Postfix
4 4 (4.04%) Samba
4 4 (4.04%) Squid
5 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.01%) Docker
6 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (34.34%) Nmap
2 15 (15.15%) QRadar
3 11 (11.11%) Nexpose
4 8 (8.08%) logstash
5 7 (7.07%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (6.06%) Ansible
6 6 (6.06%) CSIRT
6 6 (6.06%) SCCM
7 5 (5.05%) BladeLogic
7 5 (5.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (5.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (5.05%) OSSEC
7 5 (5.05%) Packer
7 5 (5.05%) Terraform
8 4 (4.04%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (2.02%) Puppet
10 1 (1.01%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (41.41%) Qualys
2 24 (24.24%) AlienVault
2 24 (24.24%) Splunk
3 22 (22.22%) Cisco
4 17 (17.17%) McAfee
5 14 (14.14%) Intel
6 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.09%) VMware
7 8 (8.08%) Apple
7 8 (8.08%) ArcSight
8 7 (7.07%) Rapid7
8 7 (7.07%) ServiceNow
8 7 (7.07%) Snow
8 7 (7.07%) Sophos
9 6 (6.06%) LogRhythm
10 5 (5.05%) BMC
10 5 (5.05%) Palo Alto
10 5 (5.05%) Remedy
10 5 (5.05%) Symantec
10 5 (5.05%) Trend Micro