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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 566 552 526
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Contract jobs citing Snort 29 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.063% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 0.65% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 11
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £420 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £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
5263 4799 4658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.18% 9.72% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3083 2667 2387
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 588 608
Average hourly rate £17.15 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.18% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.47 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.63 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.88 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -11.76%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +9 14 £475 +13.09% 4
South East -34 6 £338 -20.58% 5
South West - 5 £405 -
West Midlands +4 2 - -
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UK

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 23 (45.10%) TCP/IP
1 23 (45.10%) Sourcefire
2 22 (43.14%) Firewall
3 20 (39.22%) Cisco
4 19 (37.25%) CheckPoint
5 18 (35.29%) VPN
5 18 (35.29%) Linux
5 18 (35.29%) Network Security
6 17 (33.33%) Cyber Security
7 16 (31.37%) LAN
7 16 (31.37%) WAN
8 15 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
9 14 (27.45%) SIEM
10 13 (25.49%) F5
11 12 (23.53%) Blue Coat
11 12 (23.53%) OSPF
11 12 (23.53%) UNIX
12 11 (21.57%) Windows
12 11 (21.57%) Juniper
12 11 (21.57%) BGP
12 11 (21.57%) CCSE
12 11 (21.57%) VLAN
12 11 (21.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (21.57%) HSRP
12 11 (21.57%) Spanning Tree
12 11 (21.57%) NX-OS
13 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (17.65%) VRRP
14 9 (17.65%) DNS

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.96%) IIS
1 1 (1.96%) nginx
1 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (45.10%) TCP/IP
2 22 (43.14%) Firewall
3 18 (35.29%) VPN
3 18 (35.29%) Network Security
4 16 (31.37%) LAN
4 16 (31.37%) WAN
5 15 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
5 15 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (23.53%) OSPF
7 11 (21.57%) BGP
7 11 (21.57%) VLAN
7 11 (21.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (21.57%) HSRP
7 11 (21.57%) Spanning Tree
7 11 (21.57%) NX-OS
8 9 (17.65%) VRRP
8 9 (17.65%) DNS
9 8 (15.69%) LDAP
9 8 (15.69%) HTTP
9 8 (15.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.96%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) JIRA
1 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.96%) RSpec
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) GitLab
General
1 6 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Games
3 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 16 (31.37%) Analyst
3 14 (27.45%) Security Analyst
4 13 (25.49%) Security Engineer
5 9 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (15.69%) Security Manager
7 7 (13.73%) Security Operations Analyst
7 7 (13.73%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (9.80%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (9.80%) IT Security Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 5 (9.80%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (7.84%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (7.84%) Software Engineer
10 3 (5.88%) Security Specialist
10 3 (5.88%) Cyber Security Specialist
10 3 (5.88%) Cyber Security Engineer
11 2 (3.92%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 2 (3.92%) Applications Manager
11 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) Web Services
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) CSS
4 2 (3.92%) AppFabric
5 1 (1.96%) REST
5 1 (1.96%) MCollective
5 1 (1.96%) WCF
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) PKI
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) CESG
5 2 (3.92%) SCADA
6 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (35.29%) Linux
2 12 (23.53%) UNIX
3 11 (21.57%) Windows
4 5 (9.80%) Ubuntu
5 3 (5.88%) CentOS
6 2 (3.92%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) Debian
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.96%) SmartOS
7 1 (1.96%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 14 (27.45%) SIEM
3 8 (15.69%) Incident Management
4 7 (13.73%) ITIL
5 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 6 (11.76%) Open Source
5 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.80%) ITIL V2
6 5 (9.80%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (9.80%) Data Security
6 5 (9.80%) Security Management
6 5 (9.80%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (9.80%) Information Security
6 5 (9.80%) Computer Forensics
7 4 (7.84%) BCP
7 4 (7.84%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (7.84%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.84%) Performance Management
7 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.84%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) C
2 4 (7.84%) C++
3 3 (5.88%) Java
3 3 (5.88%) Perl
3 3 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) VB
4 1 (1.96%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) Ruby
4 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) CCSE
2 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (13.73%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (11.76%) Degree
4 6 (11.76%) CCSA
4 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.80%) GIAC
6 4 (7.84%) GCIA
6 4 (7.84%) GCIH
6 4 (7.84%) CISM
6 4 (7.84%) CCNP
6 4 (7.84%) CCNA
7 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.92%) BC Cleared
8 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
8 2 (3.92%) CCSP
8 2 (3.92%) ISEB
8 2 (3.92%) CISSP
9 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Squid
2 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) Varnish
3 1 (1.96%) vCloud
3 1 (1.96%) KVM
3 1 (1.96%) Docker
3 1 (1.96%) LXC
3 1 (1.96%) iptables
3 1 (1.96%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Nessus
2 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.96%) OSSEC
3 1 (1.96%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.96%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.96%) Ansible
3 1 (1.96%) systemd
3 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.96%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Sourcefire
2 20 (39.22%) Cisco
3 19 (37.25%) CheckPoint
4 13 (25.49%) F5
5 12 (23.53%) Blue Coat
6 11 (21.57%) Juniper
7 5 (9.80%) Nokia
8 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.88%) Websense
9 3 (5.88%) ArcSight
10 2 (3.92%) Qualys
10 2 (3.92%) IBM
10 2 (3.92%) Splunk
11 1 (1.96%) Citrix
11 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.96%) Symantec
11 1 (1.96%) McAfee
11 1 (1.96%) VMware
11 1 (1.96%) LogLogic
11 1 (1.96%) LogRhythm
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