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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 576 562 555
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing Snort 24 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 5
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£400 £538 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +53.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £270 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £590 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
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
5196 4753 4508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.78% 9.90% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 2480 2203
Average daily rate £360 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 602 598
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +4 16 £363 -36.95% 6
South East -23 5 £450 +63.63% 3
South West - 1 £525 - 3
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 35 (63.64%) Cisco
2 33 (60.00%) Sourcefire
3 32 (58.18%) Firewall
4 27 (49.09%) Juniper
5 26 (47.27%) CheckPoint
5 26 (47.27%) TCP/IP
6 25 (45.45%) Blue Coat
7 24 (43.64%) WAN
7 24 (43.64%) LAN
8 22 (40.00%) Linux
8 22 (40.00%) OSPF
8 22 (40.00%) BGP
8 22 (40.00%) F5
8 22 (40.00%) HSRP
9 21 (38.18%) Windows
10 20 (36.36%) VPN
10 20 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (34.55%) CISSP
11 19 (34.55%) VLAN
11 19 (34.55%) Cisco IOS
11 19 (34.55%) Open Source
12 17 (30.91%) PCI DSS
12 17 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (30.91%) VRRP
13 15 (27.27%) CCNP
14 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
15 13 (23.64%) IIS
15 13 (23.64%) PHP
15 13 (23.64%) MySQL
15 13 (23.64%) Apache

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 13 (23.64%) IIS
1 13 (23.64%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (58.18%) Firewall
2 26 (47.27%) TCP/IP
3 24 (43.64%) LAN
3 24 (43.64%) WAN
4 22 (40.00%) OSPF
4 22 (40.00%) BGP
4 22 (40.00%) HSRP
5 20 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (36.36%) VPN
6 19 (34.55%) VLAN
6 19 (34.55%) Cisco IOS
7 17 (30.91%) VRRP
8 13 (23.64%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (18.18%) Network Security
9 10 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (14.55%) Wireshark
10 8 (14.55%) tcpdump
11 7 (12.73%) Internet
12 6 (10.91%) DNS
12 6 (10.91%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (20.00%) Banking
2 8 (14.55%) Finance
3 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (63.64%) Security Engineer
2 26 (47.27%) Network Engineer
3 20 (36.36%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (25.45%) Senior Security Engineer
6 13 (23.64%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 8 (14.55%) Penetration Tester
7 8 (14.55%) Tester
8 7 (12.73%) Analyst
8 7 (12.73%) Security Tester
9 6 (10.91%) Consultant
10 5 (9.09%) Network Consultant
10 5 (9.09%) Security Consultant
10 5 (9.09%) Security Analyst
11 4 (7.27%) Operations Analyst
11 4 (7.27%) Network Security Consultant
11 4 (7.27%) Security Operations Analyst
12 1 (1.82%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
12 1 (1.82%) Cyber Security Analyst
12 1 (1.82%) Network Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 19 (34.55%) Open Source
2 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) CESG
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Linux
2 21 (38.18%) Windows
3 13 (23.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (10.91%) Solaris
5 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.55%) SIEM
2 7 (12.73%) Information Security
3 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.45%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.64%) Change Control
5 2 (3.64%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.64%) Cyber Security
5 2 (3.64%) Low Latency
5 2 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.82%) Project Management
6 1 (1.82%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (1.82%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (1.82%) Security Testing
6 1 (1.82%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) PHP
1 13 (23.64%) Python
1 13 (23.64%) Ruby
1 13 (23.64%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) CISSP
2 17 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (27.27%) CCNP
4 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
5 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
6 7 (12.73%) CCNA
7 5 (9.09%) CCSE
8 4 (7.27%) Degree
8 4 (7.27%) CCIE
8 4 (7.27%) CCSP
9 2 (3.64%) CISA
9 2 (3.64%) CISM
9 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.82%) CEH
10 1 (1.82%) GIAC
10 1 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.91%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.27%) GPG13
2 4 (7.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) ProxySG
2 4 (7.27%) Nmap
2 4 (7.27%) Squid
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Nessus
2 1 (1.82%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 35 (63.64%) Cisco
2 33 (60.00%) Sourcefire
3 27 (49.09%) Juniper
4 26 (47.27%) CheckPoint
5 25 (45.45%) Blue Coat
6 22 (40.00%) F5
7 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
8 13 (23.64%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.27%) Websense
10 2 (3.64%) Splunk
11 1 (1.82%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.82%) Rapid7
11 1 (1.82%) LogRhythm
11 1 (1.82%) Tripwire
11 1 (1.82%) Oracle
11 1 (1.82%) VMware
11 1 (1.82%) Altiris
11 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.82%) Qualys
11 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
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