The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Mapper (Nmap)
Rank 584 581 560
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -21
Contract jobs citing Nmap 18 2 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.004% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 0.039% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 18
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£325 £500 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +90.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £500 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £243
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5388 5153 4826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3032 2669 2339
Average daily rate £325 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 585 588
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 1 September 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 20 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 1 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 18 £325 -35.00% 1
London +8 10 £325 -35.00%
Hampshire - 7 £425 -
South East - 7 £425 - 1
South West - 1 £500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North West - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1

Nmap
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 39 (95.12%) Nessus
2 32 (78.05%) UNIX
3 31 (75.61%) Linux
4 30 (73.17%) Windows
5 27 (65.85%) Oracle
5 27 (65.85%) Security Cleared
6 26 (63.41%) HP Quality Center
6 26 (63.41%) Wireshark
6 26 (63.41%) HP
6 26 (63.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (58.54%) SC Cleared
8 23 (56.10%) ASP.NET
8 23 (56.10%) HTML
8 23 (56.10%) .NET
9 21 (51.22%) TCP/IP
10 20 (48.78%) HTTPS
10 20 (48.78%) SSL
10 20 (48.78%) Windows XP
10 20 (48.78%) Windows 2000
10 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
10 20 (48.78%) JSP
10 20 (48.78%) Oracle EBS
10 20 (48.78%) Workflow
10 20 (48.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (48.78%) Software Testing
10 20 (48.78%) ISTQB
10 20 (48.78%) Validation
10 20 (48.78%) Test Strategy
10 20 (48.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (36.59%) DV Cleared

Nmap
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (9.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
Business Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (63.41%) Wireshark
2 21 (51.22%) TCP/IP
3 20 (48.78%) HTTPS
3 20 (48.78%) SSL
4 8 (19.51%) Firewall
5 6 (14.63%) Network Security
5 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (12.20%) TACACS
6 5 (12.20%) SNMP
7 4 (9.76%) Ethernet
7 4 (9.76%) Internet
7 4 (9.76%) OSPF
7 4 (9.76%) BGP
7 4 (9.76%) IPv6
7 4 (9.76%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 4 (9.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (9.76%) HSRP
7 4 (9.76%) tcpdump
7 4 (9.76%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (4.88%) Aerospace
1 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Tester
2 12 (29.27%) Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Test Analyst
4 8 (19.51%) Security Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Penetration Tester
5 7 (17.07%) Security Tester
6 6 (14.63%) Network Engineer
6 6 (14.63%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
7 4 (9.76%) Integration Test Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Integration Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
8 3 (7.32%) Test Specialist
8 3 (7.32%) Security Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) IT Security Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Security Specialist
9 1 (2.44%) Technical Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (56.10%) HTML
1 23 (56.10%) .NET
1 23 (56.10%) ASP.NET
2 20 (48.78%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.76%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.44%) RMADS
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (78.05%) UNIX
2 31 (75.61%) Linux
3 30 (73.17%) Windows
4 26 (63.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (48.78%) Windows 2000
5 20 (48.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (48.78%) Windows XP
6 6 (14.63%) AIX
7 4 (9.76%) Windows NT
7 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.44%) Android
8 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Workflow
1 20 (48.78%) Validation
1 20 (48.78%) Software Testing
1 20 (48.78%) Test Strategy
2 14 (34.15%) Knowledge Management
2 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
3 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (17.07%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Security Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (14.63%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.32%) Information Security
8 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.88%) SIEM
9 1 (2.44%) Analytics
9 1 (2.44%) Performance Engineering
9 1 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (2.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.20%) C
3 4 (9.76%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.32%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) VB
4 3 (7.32%) Python
4 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.44%) C-shell
5 1 (2.44%) C++
5 1 (2.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (65.85%) Security Cleared
2 24 (58.54%) SC Cleared
3 20 (48.78%) ISTQB
3 20 (48.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (36.59%) DV Cleared
5 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (17.07%) CCNP
7 6 (14.63%) CISSP
8 5 (12.20%) Degree
9 4 (9.76%) CCNA
9 4 (9.76%) CCIE
9 4 (9.76%) CCSP
10 3 (7.32%) MCSE
10 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Terminal Server
2 5 (12.20%) Snort
3 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) NFS
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 39 (95.12%) Nessus
2 26 (63.41%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (14.63%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) Oracle
2 26 (63.41%) HP
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.44%) NetApp
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Tripwire
5 1 (2.44%) Qualys
5 1 (2.44%) Splunk