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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 540 543 506
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -37
Contract jobs citing Snort 16 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.013% 0.002%
As % of the System Software category 0.34% 0.14% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
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£400 £383 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4639 4359 3980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.72% 9.43% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2601 2187 1909
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 522 683
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.04 £35.02 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +12 8 £475 +24.18% 6
South East - 5 £413 - 8
South West - 2 £315 - 5
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Snort
UK

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 25 (64.10%) TCP/IP
1 25 (64.10%) Firewall
2 24 (61.54%) Cisco
3 23 (58.97%) Sourcefire
4 20 (51.28%) Juniper
5 16 (41.03%) CheckPoint
6 15 (38.46%) LAN
6 15 (38.46%) WAN
6 15 (38.46%) Blue Coat
7 13 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (33.33%) Linux
8 12 (30.77%) VPN
8 12 (30.77%) F5
9 11 (28.21%) Network Security
10 10 (25.64%) VLAN
10 10 (25.64%) PCI DSS
11 9 (23.08%) VRRP
11 9 (23.08%) Windows
11 9 (23.08%) Information Security
11 9 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (20.51%) Squid
12 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
12 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (20.51%) CCNA
12 8 (20.51%) BGP
12 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (20.51%) OSPF
12 8 (20.51%) SIEM
12 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (20.51%) HSRP

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 25 (64.10%) TCP/IP
1 25 (64.10%) Firewall
2 15 (38.46%) LAN
2 15 (38.46%) WAN
3 13 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (30.77%) VPN
5 11 (28.21%) Network Security
6 10 (25.64%) VLAN
7 9 (23.08%) VRRP
7 9 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (20.51%) HSRP
8 8 (20.51%) OSPF
8 8 (20.51%) BGP
9 7 (17.95%) Wireshark
10 6 (15.38%) Internet
11 5 (12.82%) tcpdump
12 4 (10.26%) DNS
12 4 (10.26%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (17.95%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Finance
4 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 2 (5.13%) Games
5 1 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 12 (30.77%) Security Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Consultant
3 10 (25.64%) Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) Network Consultant
5 7 (17.95%) Security Consultant
5 7 (17.95%) Network Security Consultant
6 6 (15.38%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (15.38%) Security Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (12.82%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Cyber Security Specialist
9 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Security Specialist
9 2 (5.13%) Network Support
9 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) CESG
2 2 (5.13%) PKI
2 2 (5.13%) Online Games
2 2 (5.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (23.08%) Windows
3 4 (10.26%) Solaris
4 3 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (2.56%) SUSE
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) CentOS
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Information Security
2 8 (20.51%) SIEM
3 6 (15.38%) Cyber Security
4 5 (12.82%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (12.82%) Computer Forensics
5 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
5 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (10.26%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.13%) Computer Security
7 2 (5.13%) Information Assurance
7 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
7 2 (5.13%) Change Control
8 1 (2.56%) Test Management
8 1 (2.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Perl
1 2 (5.13%) PHP
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) CCNA
1 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) GIAC
4 2 (5.13%) GCIA
4 2 (5.13%) GCIH
5 1 (2.56%) CCSE
5 1 (2.56%) CISA
5 1 (2.56%) CISM
5 1 (2.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) PCI DSS
2 6 (15.38%) GPG13
2 6 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Squid
2 4 (10.26%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Nessus
2 2 (5.13%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Cisco
2 23 (58.97%) Sourcefire
3 20 (51.28%) Juniper
4 16 (41.03%) CheckPoint
5 15 (38.46%) Blue Coat
6 12 (30.77%) F5
7 7 (17.95%) Splunk
8 6 (15.38%) Websense
9 5 (12.82%) HP
10 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 3 (7.69%) ArcSight
10 3 (7.69%) TippingPoint
11 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
11 2 (5.13%) Qualys
11 2 (5.13%) Rapid7
11 2 (5.13%) IBM
11 2 (5.13%) NetIQ
11 2 (5.13%) Symantec
11 2 (5.13%) McAfee
11 2 (5.13%) Altiris