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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Mapper (Nmap)
Rank 585 575 564
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing Nmap 15 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.012% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.27% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
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£375 £425 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +51.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £285 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £565 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £600 £280
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +114.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
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
5508 5261 4605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 10.16% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3015 2735 2183
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 642 706
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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 28 November 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 18 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 28 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -43 15 £375 -11.76% 1
South East -21 9 £475 -
London +10 5 £249 -0.50% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Swindon - 1 £500 -
South West - 1 £500 -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

Nmap
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 33 (100.00%) Nessus
2 27 (81.82%) UNIX
2 27 (81.82%) Windows
3 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 20 (60.61%) SC Cleared
5 19 (57.58%) Linux
6 17 (51.52%) Wireshark
7 16 (48.48%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (48.48%) HP
8 14 (42.42%) TCP/IP
8 14 (42.42%) HTML
8 14 (42.42%) .NET
8 14 (42.42%) Oracle
8 14 (42.42%) ASP.NET
8 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (39.39%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (39.39%) Workflow
9 13 (39.39%) Validation
9 13 (39.39%) JSP
9 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
9 13 (39.39%) Windows 2000
9 13 (39.39%) HTTPS
9 13 (39.39%) SSL
9 13 (39.39%) Windows XP
9 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (39.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
9 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
10 12 (36.36%) Test Strategy
10 12 (36.36%) DV Cleared

Nmap
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (15.15%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
Business Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) Wireshark
2 14 (42.42%) TCP/IP
3 13 (39.39%) HTTPS
3 13 (39.39%) SSL
4 10 (30.30%) Network Security
5 8 (24.24%) Firewall
6 6 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (15.15%) TACACS
8 4 (12.12%) Internet
8 4 (12.12%) OSPF
8 4 (12.12%) BGP
8 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
8 4 (12.12%) SNMP
8 4 (12.12%) IPv6
8 4 (12.12%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (12.12%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 4 (12.12%) tcpdump
8 4 (12.12%) snoop
8 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.12%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Metasploit
2 2 (6.06%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (15.15%) Aerospace
2 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Tester
3 9 (27.27%) Security Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Security Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Penetration Tester
5 6 (18.18%) Security Tester
6 5 (15.15%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Test Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
8 3 (9.09%) Integration Tester
9 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Network Security Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) IT Security Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) Technical Security Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) HTML
1 14 (42.42%) .NET
1 14 (42.42%) ASP.NET
2 13 (39.39%) JSP
3 2 (6.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.12%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (81.82%) UNIX
1 27 (81.82%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Linux
3 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (39.39%) Windows 2000
4 13 (39.39%) Windows XP
4 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Workflow
1 13 (39.39%) Validation
1 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 11 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 9 (27.27%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (24.24%) Incident Management
6 6 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (15.15%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.12%) Information Security
9 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
10 2 (6.06%) ITIL
10 2 (6.06%) Use Case
10 2 (6.06%) SIEM
11 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
11 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
11 1 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
11 1 (3.03%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (60.61%) SC Cleared
3 13 (39.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
4 12 (36.36%) DV Cleared
5 11 (33.33%) CISSP
6 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (24.24%) CCNP
8 6 (18.18%) Degree
9 5 (15.15%) CCNA
10 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (12.12%) CCIE
10 4 (12.12%) CCSP
10 4 (12.12%) MCSE
10 4 (12.12%) CEH
11 3 (9.09%) CISM
12 2 (6.06%) GWAPT
12 2 (6.06%) OSCP
13 1 (3.03%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Snort
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 33 (100.00%) Nessus
2 16 (48.48%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (9.09%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (6.06%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) HP
2 14 (42.42%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Juniper
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