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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Mapper (Nmap)
Rank 567 546 518
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -28
Contract jobs citing Nmap 12 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.036% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.39% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
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£275 £358 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £315 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £420 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
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
4939 4628 4188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.52% 9.24% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2758 2265 2015
Average daily rate £384 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £172 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 523 659
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

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 5 March 2015.

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 17 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 5 March 2015. 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 -21 7 £238 -33.56% 5
London 0 4 £250 -35.89% 3
South East -30 2 £250 -24.24%
South Wales - 2 £425 -
Wales - 2 £425 -
Cardiff - 2 £425 -
City of London +13 1 £400 -11.11% 1
North West - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -

Nmap
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 24 (88.89%) Windows
1 24 (88.89%) Nessus
2 23 (85.19%) UNIX
3 16 (59.26%) HP
3 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
4 15 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 15 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (55.56%) Linux
5 12 (44.44%) Oracle
5 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
6 11 (40.74%) .NET
6 11 (40.74%) HTML
6 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET
6 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (33.33%) Windows 2000
7 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 9 (33.33%) DV Cleared
7 9 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 9 (33.33%) Network Security
8 8 (29.63%) Wireshark
8 8 (29.63%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
8 8 (29.63%) JSP
8 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
8 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
8 8 (29.63%) HTTPS
8 8 (29.63%) SSL
8 8 (29.63%) Oracle EBS

Nmap
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 2 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) Apache
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 9 (33.33%) Network Security
2 8 (29.63%) Wireshark
2 8 (29.63%) HTTPS
2 8 (29.63%) SSL
3 5 (18.52%) Firewall
4 3 (11.11%) VLAN
5 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (7.41%) DMZ
5 2 (7.41%) Internet
5 2 (7.41%) LAN
6 1 (3.70%) WAN
6 1 (3.70%) VPN
6 1 (3.70%) IPsec
6 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Metasploit
2 3 (11.11%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.70%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Tester
3 7 (25.93%) Security Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Security Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Integration Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Security Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) HTML
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
1 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET
2 8 (29.63%) JSP
3 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) PKI
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) UNIX
3 15 (55.56%) Linux
4 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (33.33%) Windows 2000
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
7 6 (22.22%) AIX
8 4 (14.81%) Windows NT
9 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 9 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (29.63%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Workflow
3 8 (29.63%) Validation
4 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
7 3 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (11.11%) Use Case
7 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (11.11%) Information Security
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
8 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
8 2 (7.41%) Security Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
8 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
1 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
2 5 (18.52%) C
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 3 (11.11%) VB
4 3 (11.11%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
4 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (22.22%) CISSP
6 5 (18.52%) CEH
7 3 (11.11%) CISM
7 3 (11.11%) MCSE
7 3 (11.11%) CCNP
7 3 (11.11%) CCNA
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (11.11%) OSCP
8 2 (7.41%) GWAPT
8 2 (7.41%) Degree
9 1 (3.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Terminal Server
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (88.89%) Nessus
2 15 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (25.93%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (11.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) HP
2 12 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.70%) IronPort
5 1 (3.70%) Qualys
5 1 (3.70%) Splunk
5 1 (3.70%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.70%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) VMware