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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 562 577 519
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -58
Contract jobs citing Snort 21 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.10% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
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£525 £394 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £460 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £363 -
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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 4788 4146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.78% 9.52% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2773 2489 2026
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 575 616
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.59 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 10 £525 +10.52% 4
South East +1 10 £413 +4.76% 5
East of England - 1 - -
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Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (69.23%) TCP/IP
2 21 (53.85%) Firewall
2 21 (53.85%) Sourcefire
3 19 (48.72%) Cisco
4 17 (43.59%) Juniper
5 15 (38.46%) LAN
5 15 (38.46%) WAN
5 15 (38.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (35.90%) Blue Coat
6 14 (35.90%) CheckPoint
7 13 (33.33%) VPN
7 13 (33.33%) F5
8 12 (30.77%) Network Security
8 12 (30.77%) VLAN
8 12 (30.77%) Linux
9 10 (25.64%) OSPF
9 10 (25.64%) BGP
9 10 (25.64%) VRRP
9 10 (25.64%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (25.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (25.64%) HSRP
9 10 (25.64%) Spanning Tree
9 10 (25.64%) NX-OS
10 9 (23.08%) PCI DSS
10 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (17.95%) Wireshark
11 7 (17.95%) Incident Management
11 7 (17.95%) CCNA
11 7 (17.95%) Windows
12 6 (15.38%) Internet

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 27 (69.23%) TCP/IP
2 21 (53.85%) Firewall
3 15 (38.46%) LAN
3 15 (38.46%) WAN
3 15 (38.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (33.33%) VPN
5 12 (30.77%) Network Security
5 12 (30.77%) VLAN
6 10 (25.64%) OSPF
6 10 (25.64%) BGP
6 10 (25.64%) VRRP
6 10 (25.64%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (25.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (25.64%) HSRP
6 10 (25.64%) Spanning Tree
6 10 (25.64%) NX-OS
7 7 (17.95%) Wireshark
8 6 (15.38%) Internet
9 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (12.82%) tcpdump
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Games
4 2 (5.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 14 (35.90%) Security Engineer
3 13 (33.33%) Analyst
4 10 (25.64%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (20.51%) Security Analyst
6 7 (17.95%) Consultant
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Security Engineer
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (12.82%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (12.82%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (12.82%) Security Operations Analyst
8 5 (12.82%) Security Consultant
8 5 (12.82%) Network Consultant
9 3 (7.69%) Cyber Security Specialist
9 3 (7.69%) Security Specialist
10 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
10 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
10 2 (5.13%) Network Support
10 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) CESG
2 3 (7.69%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) Online Games
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) UNIX
3 3 (7.69%) Solaris
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Incident Management
2 6 (15.38%) Computer Forensics
2 6 (15.38%) Information Security
2 6 (15.38%) Cyber Security
2 6 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (12.82%) SIEM
4 4 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) Information Assurance
5 3 (7.69%) Change Control
6 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.13%) Computer Security
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.56%) Test Management
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL
7 1 (2.56%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Perl
1 3 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.95%) CCNA
3 6 (15.38%) CCNP
4 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) GIAC
5 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) GCIA
5 4 (10.26%) GCIH
6 3 (7.69%) CCSE
6 3 (7.69%) Degree
6 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 2 (5.13%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (10.26%) GPG13
3 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Squid
2 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.56%) Firmware
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) Nessus
2 1 (2.56%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Sourcefire
2 19 (48.72%) Cisco
3 17 (43.59%) Juniper
4 14 (35.90%) Blue Coat
4 14 (35.90%) CheckPoint
5 13 (33.33%) F5
6 5 (12.82%) Splunk
7 4 (10.26%) Websense
7 4 (10.26%) HP
7 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.69%) TippingPoint
9 2 (5.13%) ArcSight
10 1 (2.56%) Altiris
10 1 (2.56%) Tripwire
10 1 (2.56%) Qualys
10 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.56%) IBM
10 1 (2.56%) McAfee
10 1 (2.56%) NetIQ