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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Mapper (Nmap)
UK
Rank 590 622 616
Rank change year-on-year +32 -6  
Contract jobs citing Nmap 3 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.041% 0.015%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.066% 0.45% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 6
Median daily rate £350 £455 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +17.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £400 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £453 £425
% change year-on-year -22.65% +6.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4531 4928 4422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.00% 9.26% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3033 3122 2621
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 133 169
Median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £38.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

Nmap
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Nmap as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Nmap in the UK

Nmap
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Nmap in the UK

Nmap
Top 8 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 3 £350 -23.07% 6
North West - 2 £500 -
East of England -1 1 £275 -47.61%
Ipswich - 1 £275 -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £650 -
Suffolk - 1 £275 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -

Nmap
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 20 (74.07%) CISSP
2 19 (70.37%) Nessus
3 18 (66.67%) Firewall
4 14 (51.85%) Linux
4 14 (51.85%) TCP/IP
4 14 (51.85%) SANS
5 13 (48.15%) Windows
5 13 (48.15%) Qualys
5 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
5 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
6 12 (44.44%) Splunk
6 12 (44.44%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (40.74%) WAN
7 11 (40.74%) LAN
7 11 (40.74%) Unix
7 11 (40.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 11 (40.74%) Security Monitoring
8 10 (37.04%) Case Management
8 10 (37.04%) NetWitness
8 10 (37.04%) QRadar
8 10 (37.04%) Intel Security
8 10 (37.04%) Intel
8 10 (37.04%) VoIP
8 10 (37.04%) VPN
8 10 (37.04%) Nexpose
8 10 (37.04%) Patch Management
8 10 (37.04%) ArcSight
8 10 (37.04%) Metasploit
8 10 (37.04%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (37.04%) Data Analytics

Nmap
Top Related 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 3 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 14 (51.85%) TCP/IP
3 11 (40.74%) LAN
3 11 (40.74%) WAN
4 10 (37.04%) VoIP
4 10 (37.04%) VPN
5 7 (25.93%) Wireshark
6 4 (14.81%) Network Security
7 2 (7.41%) SSH
7 2 (7.41%) SSL
8 1 (3.70%) DNS
8 1 (3.70%) HTTP
8 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Metasploit
2 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.41%) Legal
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Penetration Tester
2 6 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (3.70%) CLAS Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) CLAS Security Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (7.41%) Sensu
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) CESG
2 2 (7.41%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (7.41%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (7.41%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) Unix
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Security Monitoring
1 11 (40.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 10 (37.04%) Analytics
2 10 (37.04%) Case Management
2 10 (37.04%) Data Analytics
2 10 (37.04%) Patch Management
2 10 (37.04%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (33.33%) OWASP
4 8 (29.63%) Information Security
5 7 (25.93%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (22.22%) Network Packet Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) Network Packet Capture
7 5 (18.52%) SIEM
8 4 (14.81%) Security Operations
9 3 (11.11%) Change Control
9 3 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) CISSP
2 14 (51.85%) SANS
3 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
3 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
4 9 (33.33%) SSCP
5 4 (14.81%) CEH
6 3 (11.11%) CISM
7 2 (7.41%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (7.41%) CLAS
7 2 (7.41%) Degree
8 1 (3.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
1 2 (7.41%) RMADS
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) OpenSSH
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (70.37%) Nessus
2 10 (37.04%) Nexpose
2 10 (37.04%) QRadar
3 2 (7.41%) Ansible
3 2 (7.41%) Graphite
3 2 (7.41%) Kibana
3 2 (7.41%) logstash
3 2 (7.41%) Nagios
3 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.70%) Puppet
4 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Qualys
2 12 (44.44%) Splunk
3 10 (37.04%) ArcSight
3 10 (37.04%) Intel
3 10 (37.04%) Intel Security
3 10 (37.04%) NetWitness
4 9 (33.33%) Apple
5 8 (29.63%) Snow
6 2 (7.41%) AppDynamics
7 1 (3.70%) Acunetix
7 1 (3.70%) AlienVault
7 1 (3.70%) LogRhythm
7 1 (3.70%) Mercator