The table below looks at the statistics for Snort skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 559 544 509
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -35
Contract jobs citing Snort 20 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.019% 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.20% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 7
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£525 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £363 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £455 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.23% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00
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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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4944 4584 4070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.05% 9.55% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2819 2468 1987
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 592 598
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £33.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

Snort
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Snort Jobs Demand Trend in England

Snort
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Snort Daily Rate Trend in England

Snort
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Snort across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Snort Daily Rate Histogram in England

Snort
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Snort across the England region.

Snort Hourly Rate Trend in England

Snort
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
London -1 10 £525 +15.06% 8
South East -12 8 £438 +2.94% 10
South West +10 1 £390 +7.58% 2
East of England - 1 - -
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Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 24 (63.16%) TCP/IP
2 20 (52.63%) Sourcefire
3 19 (50.00%) Firewall
4 17 (44.74%) Cisco
5 15 (39.47%) Juniper
5 15 (39.47%) Network Security
6 14 (36.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
7 13 (34.21%) Linux
7 13 (34.21%) LAN
7 13 (34.21%) WAN
7 13 (34.21%) Blue Coat
8 12 (31.58%) F5
9 11 (28.95%) VPN
10 10 (26.32%) VLAN
11 9 (23.68%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
11 9 (23.68%) BGP
11 9 (23.68%) VRRP
11 9 (23.68%) OSPF
11 9 (23.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (23.68%) HSRP
11 9 (23.68%) Spanning Tree
11 9 (23.68%) NX-OS
12 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (21.05%) Windows
13 7 (18.42%) Incident Management
14 6 (15.79%) Wireshark
14 6 (15.79%) Computer Forensics
14 6 (15.79%) GCIA

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 24 (63.16%) TCP/IP
2 19 (50.00%) Firewall
3 15 (39.47%) Network Security
4 14 (36.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (34.21%) LAN
5 13 (34.21%) WAN
6 11 (28.95%) VPN
7 10 (26.32%) VLAN
8 9 (23.68%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (23.68%) BGP
8 9 (23.68%) VRRP
8 9 (23.68%) OSPF
8 9 (23.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (23.68%) HSRP
8 9 (23.68%) Spanning Tree
8 9 (23.68%) NX-OS
9 6 (15.79%) Wireshark
10 5 (13.16%) Internet
10 5 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (13.16%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
1 5 (13.16%) Games
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Billing
5 1 (2.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
1 14 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 12 (31.58%) Security Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Security Analyst
4 9 (23.68%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Security Operations Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Network Security Consultant
5 6 (15.79%) Network Consultant
5 6 (15.79%) Consultant
5 6 (15.79%) Security Consultant
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Cyber Security Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Cyber Security Specialist
7 3 (7.89%) Security Specialist
8 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) CESG
2 3 (7.89%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (5.26%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Solaris
3 3 (7.89%) UNIX
4 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.63%) SUSE
5 1 (2.63%) Debian
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Incident Management
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Forensics
2 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
3 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (13.16%) Information Security
3 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (13.16%) SIEM
4 4 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Cyber Security
4 4 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.89%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (7.89%) Change Control
5 3 (7.89%) Security Architecture
5 3 (7.89%) Information Assurance
6 2 (5.26%) Computer Security
6 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
7 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.63%) ETL
7 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.63%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Perl
1 3 (7.89%) PHP
2 1 (2.63%) C
2 1 (2.63%) C++
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.79%) GCIA
2 6 (15.79%) GCIH
2 6 (15.79%) CCNP
2 6 (15.79%) CCNA
2 6 (15.79%) GIAC
3 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) CCSE
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.63%) CISM
7 1 (2.63%) ISEB
7 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (10.53%) GPG13
3 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Squid
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Nagios
1 1 (2.63%) Nessus
1 1 (2.63%) OSSEC
1 1 (2.63%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Sourcefire
2 17 (44.74%) Cisco
3 15 (39.47%) Juniper
4 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
4 13 (34.21%) Blue Coat
5 12 (31.58%) F5
6 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.53%) Websense
8 2 (5.26%) Splunk
8 2 (5.26%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.63%) McAfee
9 1 (2.63%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.63%) Symantec
9 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.63%) HP
9 1 (2.63%) IBM
9 1 (2.63%) Altiris
9 1 (2.63%) Tripwire
9 1 (2.63%) Qualys
9 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
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