Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 488 680 782
Rank change year-on-year +192 +102 +6
Contract jobs citing Nessus 49 140 118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.93% 1.13% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 97 87
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £328 £320 £325
90th Percentile £550 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 5,253 12,437 14,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 14.65% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,275 8,426 9,941
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £310 £267 £300
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 316 388
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.60 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% +14.29% +8.01%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +208 46 £500 +8.11% 14
UK excluding London +222 26 £440 +3.53% 15
London +154 19 £500 -14.89% 3
South East +173 17 £453 +13.69% 7
Work from Home -96 13 £500 -4.76% 2
North of England +119 4 £395 -27.19% 3
South West +87 3 £519 +22.06%
North West +86 3 £395 -27.19% 3
Midlands +78 2 - -
West Midlands +66 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 25 (51.02%) Firewall
2 19 (38.78%) Splunk
3 18 (36.73%) Azure
3 18 (36.73%) Windows
4 17 (34.69%) DNS
5 16 (32.65%) Service Management
6 14 (28.57%) Linux
6 14 (28.57%) Oracle
6 14 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (26.53%) Palo Alto
7 13 (26.53%) Cisco
8 12 (24.49%) VPN
8 12 (24.49%) Qualys
8 12 (24.49%) Network Security
8 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
9 11 (22.45%) Public Cloud
10 10 (20.41%) DevOps
10 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
10 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.41%) Information Security
10 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (20.41%) Fortinet
11 9 (18.37%) Management Information System
11 9 (18.37%) Wireless
11 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
11 9 (18.37%) DHCP
11 9 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (18.37%) Patch Management
11 9 (18.37%) QRadar
11 9 (18.37%) Security Operations

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 6 (12.24%) Confluence
2 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.12%) Apache
3 3 (6.12%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (4.08%) nginx
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Sentinel
2 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.73%) Azure
2 8 (16.33%) IaaS
2 8 (16.33%) PaaS
3 7 (14.29%) AWS
4 6 (12.24%) Office 365
5 5 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (8.16%) OneDrive
7 2 (4.08%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (4.08%) BrowserStack
7 2 (4.08%) Slack
8 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.04%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 25 (51.02%) Firewall
2 17 (34.69%) DNS
3 12 (24.49%) Network Security
3 12 (24.49%) VPN
4 9 (18.37%) DHCP
4 9 (18.37%) Wireless
5 5 (10.20%) NetScaler
5 5 (10.20%) Unified Communications
6 4 (8.16%) LAN
6 4 (8.16%) WAN
7 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (4.08%) Internet
9 1 (2.04%) BGP
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.04%) HTTP
9 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon Athena
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) JIRA
2 7 (14.29%) Snyk
3 4 (8.16%) Burp Suite
3 4 (8.16%) SonarQube
4 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
5 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.08%) JMeter
5 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.08%) Selenium
5 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
5 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.08%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.04%) AppScan
6 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.04%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (12.24%) Public Sector
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Finance
4 1 (2.04%) French Language
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Developer
2 6 (12.24%) Analyst
2 6 (12.24%) Architect
2 6 (12.24%) Security Architect
3 5 (10.20%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Security Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (6.12%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (4.08%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Payments Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.08%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (4.08%) REST
2 2 (4.08%) SOAP
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Public Cloud
2 9 (18.37%) Management Information System
3 8 (16.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
5 4 (8.16%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (8.16%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (8.16%) Smartcard
6 3 (6.12%) Cyberattack
7 2 (4.08%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (2.04%) NHS
8 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Windows 10
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.08%) Unix
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.04%) Kali Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Service Management
2 14 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.41%) DevOps
3 10 (20.41%) Information Security
4 9 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (18.37%) DevSecOps
4 9 (18.37%) Patch Management
4 9 (18.37%) Security Operations
5 8 (16.33%) Security Testing
5 8 (16.33%) SIEM
5 8 (16.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (14.29%) ITIL
7 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
7 5 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Quality Management
7 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
7 5 (10.20%) Security Architecture
7 5 (10.20%) Security Management
7 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.12%) Java
2 3 (6.12%) Python
3 2 (4.08%) C
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.08%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) CISSP
4 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.20%) CCNA
5 5 (10.20%) Degree
6 4 (8.16%) CISM
7 3 (6.12%) CISA
7 3 (6.12%) IISP
8 2 (4.08%) CCA
8 2 (4.08%) CCSA
8 2 (4.08%) CEH
8 2 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (4.08%) CREST Certified
8 2 (4.08%) GCIA
8 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
8 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (4.08%) MCSA
8 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) GDPR
1 6 (12.24%) NIST
2 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.16%) ISAE 3402
3 4 (8.16%) ISO 22301
3 4 (8.16%) ISO 31000
3 4 (8.16%) ISO 9001
3 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 4 (8.16%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (6.12%) NCSC
5 2 (4.08%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (4.08%) QA
5 2 (4.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.08%) Docker
3 2 (4.08%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) QRadar
2 7 (14.29%) OpenVAS
3 5 (10.20%) SCCM
4 4 (8.16%) IBM Guardium
4 4 (8.16%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (6.12%) Terraform
6 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
6 2 (4.08%) Nmap
6 2 (4.08%) Packer
6 2 (4.08%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.04%) Ansible
7 1 (2.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (2.04%) HP ALM
7 1 (2.04%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (2.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Splunk
2 14 (28.57%) Oracle
3 13 (26.53%) Cisco
3 13 (26.53%) Palo Alto
4 12 (24.49%) Qualys
5 10 (20.41%) Fortinet
5 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
6 8 (16.33%) ArcSight
7 7 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 7 (14.29%) Citrix
8 5 (10.20%) Aruba
8 5 (10.20%) Avaya
8 5 (10.20%) Barracuda Networks
8 5 (10.20%) Dell
8 5 (10.20%) Extreme Networks
8 5 (10.20%) IBM
8 5 (10.20%) Imperva
8 5 (10.20%) McAfee
8 5 (10.20%) Remedy
8 5 (10.20%) Trend Micro