The table below looks at the statistics for Snort skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 205 219 218
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing Snort 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.033% 0.041% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.45% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
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£450 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
561 670 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.38% 9.21% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 433 350
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 52 45
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.75 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.00 £35.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

Snort
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Snort across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Snort Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Snort
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Snort across the City of London region.

Snort Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Snort
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Snort 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 Snort.

1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 6 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
2 5 (83.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 4 (66.67%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) VRRP
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (33.33%) CCSE
6 1 (16.67%) Spanish Language
6 1 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Banking

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Snort 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 Snort. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
3 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 4 (66.67%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) VRRP
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Security Engineer
3 4 (66.67%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (66.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 6 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 6 (100.00%) F5