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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Mapper (Nmap)
Rank 588 602 574
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs citing Nmap 36 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.027% 0.024%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.82% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 4
Average daily rate £455 £263 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -31.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £222 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+45.60% +4.16%
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 Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4386 4354 3776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.43% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2773 2590 2133
Average daily rate £425 £425 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 142 140
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+62.79% +2.38%

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 Systems Management 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 9 February 2016.

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 14 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 31 £455 +91.57% 3
London +15 16 £455 +82.00% 2
Yorkshire - 7 £455 -
Sheffield - 7 £455 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £455 -
South East -4 3 £400 +60.00%
South West - 3 £483 -
Bristol - 3 £483 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
City of London +42 1 - - 1
Scotland -5 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -

Nmap
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (86.67%) Nessus
2 27 (60.00%) Metasploit
3 23 (51.11%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (51.11%) Information Security
4 22 (48.89%) HTTP
5 19 (42.22%) Cyberthreat
6 17 (37.78%) Network Security
6 17 (37.78%) Windows
7 16 (35.56%) Linux
7 16 (35.56%) Information Management
7 16 (35.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (35.56%) QRadar
8 15 (33.33%) ArcSight
8 15 (33.33%) GCIA
9 14 (31.11%) Unix
9 14 (31.11%) Splunk
10 13 (28.89%) GSEC
11 11 (24.44%) Firewall
12 9 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (20.00%) CEH
13 8 (17.78%) Qualys
14 7 (15.56%) Regular Expression
14 7 (15.56%) Ethical Hacking
14 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
14 7 (15.56%) CISSP
15 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 5 (11.11%) OSCP
16 5 (11.11%) SIEM
16 5 (11.11%) VPN

Nmap
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) HTTP
2 17 (37.78%) Network Security
3 16 (35.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (24.44%) Firewall
5 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
6 5 (11.11%) VPN
7 2 (4.44%) DNS
7 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.22%) DHCP
8 1 (2.22%) Internet
8 1 (2.22%) MRTG
8 1 (2.22%) TACACS
8 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 27 (60.00%) Metasploit
2 4 (8.89%) Burp Suite
2 4 (8.89%) sqlmap
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Analyst
2 27 (60.00%) Security Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) ArcSight Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Splunk Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Security Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Security Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Security Penetration Tester
8 2 (4.44%) SOC Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Solutions Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Network Security Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (51.11%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (42.22%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (8.89%) Cryptography
3 4 (8.89%) PKI
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Linux
3 14 (31.11%) Unix
4 4 (8.89%) Kali Linux
4 4 (8.89%) Solaris
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.22%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Information Security
2 16 (35.56%) Information Management
3 9 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (15.56%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (11.11%) SIEM
7 4 (8.89%) OWASP
7 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.89%) SDLC
7 4 (8.89%) Threat Analysis
7 4 (8.89%) Validation
8 3 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
8 3 (6.67%) Security Operations
9 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
10 1 (2.22%) Computer Forensics
10 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
10 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
10 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C
1 4 (8.89%) Python
2 3 (6.67%) C++
2 3 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) GCIA
2 13 (28.89%) GSEC
3 9 (20.00%) CEH
4 7 (15.56%) CISSP
5 5 (11.11%) OSCP
6 4 (8.89%) CREST Certified
6 4 (8.89%) GCIH
6 4 (8.89%) GIAC
7 3 (6.67%) GCED
7 3 (6.67%) OSCE
8 2 (4.44%) Degree
8 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.44%) GCFW
8 2 (4.44%) GCUX
8 2 (4.44%) GCWN
8 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.22%) CCIE
9 1 (2.22%) CCVP
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 39 (86.67%) Nessus
2 16 (35.56%) QRadar
3 4 (8.89%) Ettercap
3 4 (8.89%) OpenVAS
4 1 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 14 (31.11%) Splunk
3 8 (17.78%) Qualys
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) Forcepoint