Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Nmap skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Nmap over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Mapper (Nmap)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 869 876
Rank change year-on-year +30 +7 -36
Contract jobs citing Nmap 45 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.028% 0.025%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.39% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 19
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +24.14%
10th Percentile £348 £375 £419
90th Percentile £575 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £450
% change year-on-year +0.59% -6.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
UK median hourly rate £13.95 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.14% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.95 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -60.14% - -

Nmap is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11678 11644 9677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.04% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7904 7440 5908
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +4.85%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 270 332
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -4.42%
10th Percentile £10.98 £12.73 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -26.44% +14.29% -5.13%

Nmap
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Nmap as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Nmap in the UK

Nmap
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Nmap in the UK

Nmap
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Nmap over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Nmap in the UK

Nmap
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Nmap in the UK

Nmap
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Nmap within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 45 £425 - 2
UK excluding London +33 26 £425 +0.59% 2
London -23 14 £550 +27.54% 1
North of England +64 13 £425 +0.59% 1
South East +15 8 £328 -18.13%
North West +12 8 £425 -5.56% 1
Yorkshire +17 5 £495 +21.47%
Midlands - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
South West +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Nmap also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Nmap.

1 34 (75.56%) Nessus
2 29 (64.44%) Linux
2 29 (64.44%) Firewall
3 28 (62.22%) Windows
4 20 (44.44%) VPN
4 20 (44.44%) Metasploit
5 17 (37.78%) Information Security
6 16 (35.56%) CISSP
7 15 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (33.33%) QRadar
8 14 (31.11%) Unix
9 13 (28.89%) LAN
9 13 (28.89%) WAN
9 13 (28.89%) HTTP
9 13 (28.89%) SIEM
9 13 (28.89%) Network Security
10 12 (26.67%) VoIP
11 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
11 11 (24.44%) Qualys
12 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (22.22%) Splunk
12 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
13 9 (20.00%) SANS
13 9 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
13 9 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (20.00%) CEH
13 9 (20.00%) Intel
14 8 (17.78%) Citrix

Nmap
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) Firewall
2 20 (44.44%) VPN
3 13 (28.89%) HTTP
3 13 (28.89%) LAN
3 13 (28.89%) Network Security
3 13 (28.89%) WAN
4 12 (26.67%) VoIP
5 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
6 9 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (11.11%) FTP
7 5 (11.11%) Internet
7 5 (11.11%) LDAP
8 4 (8.89%) DNS
8 4 (8.89%) GSM
8 4 (8.89%) Kerberos
8 4 (8.89%) MPLS
8 4 (8.89%) PBX
8 4 (8.89%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (8.89%) SSL
8 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Metasploit
2 7 (15.56%) Burp Suite
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Analyst
2 12 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) IT Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Network Support
5 3 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) ICT Support
6 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Support Officer
7 1 (2.22%) IT Security Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) IT Security Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Unix Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (8.89%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) CMDB
1 8 (17.78%) Cyber Attack
2 6 (13.33%) PKI
3 5 (11.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 5 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (8.89%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.89%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.44%) CESG
6 2 (4.44%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Linux
2 28 (62.22%) Windows
3 14 (31.11%) Unix
4 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.67%) Solaris
6 2 (4.44%) Kali Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Android
7 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Information Security
2 15 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (28.89%) SIEM
4 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
6 8 (17.78%) Analytics
6 8 (17.78%) Case Management
6 8 (17.78%) Data Analytics
6 8 (17.78%) Patch Management
6 8 (17.78%) Threat Intelligence
7 7 (15.56%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 7 (15.56%) Information Management
8 6 (13.33%) Security Operations
9 5 (11.11%) Anomaly Detection
9 5 (11.11%) Server Patching
9 5 (11.11%) Threat Detection
9 5 (11.11%) Threat Modelling
9 5 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) CISSP
2 9 (20.00%) CEH
2 9 (20.00%) SANS
3 7 (15.56%) SSCP
4 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) CISM
6 3 (6.67%) Degree
6 3 (6.67%) OSCP
7 2 (4.44%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (4.44%) CLAS
7 2 (4.44%) CREST Certified
7 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (4.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (4.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.44%) RMADS
3 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) iptables
1 4 (8.89%) Postfix
1 4 (8.89%) Samba
1 4 (8.89%) Squid
Systems Management
1 34 (75.56%) Nessus
2 15 (33.33%) QRadar
3 8 (17.78%) Nexpose
3 8 (17.78%) OpenVAS
3 8 (17.78%) Puppet
3 8 (17.78%) WSUS
4 7 (15.56%) CSIRT
5 5 (11.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (2.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Qualys
2 10 (22.22%) Splunk
3 9 (20.00%) Intel
4 8 (17.78%) Apple
4 8 (17.78%) ArcSight
4 8 (17.78%) Citrix
4 8 (17.78%) McAfee
5 7 (15.56%) AlienVault
5 7 (15.56%) ServiceNow
5 7 (15.56%) Snow
6 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco
7 4 (8.89%) NEC
8 2 (4.44%) NetWitness
9 1 (2.22%) Symantec