The first table below looks at the demand for Nmap skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Nmap over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Mapper (Nmap)
Rank 584 545 581
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +36
Contract jobs citing Nmap 19 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Average daily rate £328 £450 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.22% +109.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £303 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £215
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +56.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5334 4443 4683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.28% 9.14% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2721 2142 2302
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 633 566
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

Nmap
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Nmap within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Nmap Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Nmap
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Nmap within the UK.

Nmap Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Nmap
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Nmap within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Nmap Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Nmap
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Nmap Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Nmap
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nmap within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -25 19 £328 -27.22% 5
South East -2 12 £328 -2.96%
London -39 2 £475 - 3
City of London -10 1 £475 -5.00%
East of England - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Nmap
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Nmap also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Nmap.

1 29 (90.63%) Nessus
2 25 (78.13%) Linux
3 24 (75.00%) UNIX
3 24 (75.00%) Windows
4 23 (71.88%) Security Cleared
5 22 (68.75%) Wireshark
6 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
6 21 (65.63%) HP
6 21 (65.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (62.50%) Oracle
7 20 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (59.38%) HTML
9 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
9 18 (56.25%) ASP.NET
9 18 (56.25%) .NET
9 18 (56.25%) Validation
10 17 (53.13%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (53.13%) Workflow
10 17 (53.13%) TCP/IP
10 17 (53.13%) JSP
10 17 (53.13%) Windows 2000
10 17 (53.13%) Windows XP
10 17 (53.13%) HTTPS
10 17 (53.13%) SSL
10 17 (53.13%) Software Testing
10 17 (53.13%) ISTQB
11 13 (40.63%) Test Strategy
12 12 (37.50%) DV Cleared
12 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting

Nmap
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Nmap also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Nmap. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) Apache
Business Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) Wireshark
2 17 (53.13%) TCP/IP
2 17 (53.13%) HTTPS
2 17 (53.13%) SSL
3 7 (21.88%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) tcpdump
4 2 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) SAN
5 1 (3.13%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) HTTP
5 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.13%) SSH
5 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.13%) NAS
5 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Metasploit
2 1 (3.13%) Paros
2 1 (3.13%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Tester
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Technical Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Security Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) IT Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) IT Security Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Ethical Hacker
8 1 (3.13%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) HTML
2 18 (56.25%) ASP.NET
2 18 (56.25%) .NET
3 17 (53.13%) JSP
4 3 (9.38%) Web Services
5 1 (3.13%) SAML
5 1 (3.13%) Flash
5 1 (3.13%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.13%) Replication
1 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.13%) Clustering
1 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
1 1 (3.13%) RMADS
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Linux
2 24 (75.00%) UNIX
2 24 (75.00%) Windows
3 21 (65.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (53.13%) Windows 2000
5 17 (53.13%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.25%) AIX
6 2 (6.25%) Solaris
7 1 (3.13%) FreeBSD
7 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Android
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Validation
2 17 (53.13%) Workflow
2 17 (53.13%) Software Testing
3 13 (40.63%) Test Strategy
4 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 11 (34.38%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Information Security
7 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (6.25%) SIEM
8 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.13%) MOF
9 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
3 3 (9.38%) Perl
3 3 (9.38%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) C
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) Ruby
4 2 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) C++
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.13%) C-shell
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (71.88%) Security Cleared
2 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
3 17 (53.13%) ISTQB
4 12 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) CISSP
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Snort
2 3 (9.38%) Terminal Server
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) NFS
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 29 (90.63%) Nessus
2 20 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.25%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (6.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) HP
2 20 (62.50%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) Qualys
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) NetApp
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec
6 1 (3.13%) Adobe
6 1 (3.13%) Tripwire
6 1 (3.13%) Splunk
6 1 (3.13%) Rapid7
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £400 per day
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