The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 517 517 533
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Contract jobs citing Snort 32 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.048% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.69% 0.48% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 6
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£425 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £340 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £538 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £250
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4641 4565 4405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 10.02% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2554 2303 2120
Average daily rate £325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 611 622
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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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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
South East -7 21 £425 +13.33% 3
London +2 10 £423 +22.46% 2
South West - 1 £363 -
West Midlands - 1 £313 -
North West - - - -
Snort
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Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 20 (57.14%) Sourcefire
1 20 (57.14%) Linux
2 18 (51.43%) Windows
3 16 (45.71%) PCI DSS
4 15 (42.86%) Apache
4 15 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 15 (42.86%) Cisco
4 15 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 14 (40.00%) CISSP
5 14 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 14 (40.00%) Firewall
5 14 (40.00%) Python
5 14 (40.00%) PHP
5 14 (40.00%) MySQL
5 14 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (40.00%) Ruby
5 14 (40.00%) Blue Coat
5 14 (40.00%) Bash Shell
6 13 (37.14%) Open Source
6 13 (37.14%) IIS
6 13 (37.14%) MS Excel
6 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
6 13 (37.14%) Juniper
7 11 (31.43%) VPN
7 11 (31.43%) LAN
7 11 (31.43%) WAN
7 11 (31.43%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (31.43%) F5
8 10 (28.57%) VLAN
9 9 (25.71%) OSPF

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 15 (42.86%) Apache
2 13 (37.14%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 14 (40.00%) Firewall
3 11 (31.43%) VPN
3 11 (31.43%) LAN
3 11 (31.43%) WAN
3 11 (31.43%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (28.57%) VLAN
5 9 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (25.71%) HSRP
5 9 (25.71%) OSPF
5 9 (25.71%) BGP
5 9 (25.71%) VRRP
6 6 (17.14%) Network Security
7 5 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (11.43%) DNS
9 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (5.71%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (5.71%) LDAP
10 2 (5.71%) NetScreen
11 1 (2.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JUnit
1 1 (2.86%) JMeter
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 5 (14.29%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Security Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Tester
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
4 7 (20.00%) Security Tester
5 6 (17.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) Consultant
6 5 (14.29%) Security Consultant
7 4 (11.43%) Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Network Consultant
8 3 (8.57%) Security Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (8.57%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Operations Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) SOAP
1 1 (2.86%) CORBA
1 1 (2.86%) Xerces
1 1 (2.86%) Xalan
1 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (2.86%) wxWidgets
1 1 (2.86%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Open Source
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Linux
2 18 (51.43%) Windows
3 14 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (17.14%) Solaris
5 3 (8.57%) UNIX
6 1 (2.86%) AIX
6 1 (2.86%) SUSE
6 1 (2.86%) Debian
6 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.86%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Information Security
2 4 (11.43%) SIEM
3 1 (2.86%) Change Control
3 1 (2.86%) Cyber Security
3 1 (2.86%) Low Latency
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (2.86%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
3 1 (2.86%) Information Assurance
3 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) PHP
1 14 (40.00%) Python
1 14 (40.00%) Ruby
1 14 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.71%) Perl
2 2 (5.71%) C-shell
3 1 (2.86%) Korn
3 1 (2.86%) Lisp
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) CISSP
2 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (17.14%) CCNP
4 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) CCNA
6 2 (5.71%) CCSE
7 1 (2.86%) CEH
7 1 (2.86%) Degree
7 1 (2.86%) CISA
7 1 (2.86%) CISM
7 1 (2.86%) GIAC
7 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) PCI DSS
2 4 (11.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (8.57%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) ProxySG
1 4 (11.43%) Squid
2 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) qmail
3 1 (2.86%) Postfix
3 1 (2.86%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.86%) OpenSSH
3 1 (2.86%) KVM
3 1 (2.86%) NFS
3 1 (2.86%) Nmap
3 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Sourcefire
2 15 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco
3 14 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 14 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
4 13 (37.14%) Juniper
5 11 (31.43%) F5
6 3 (8.57%) Websense
7 2 (5.71%) VMware
7 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.71%) Qualys
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) Splunk
7 2 (5.71%) Tripwire
8 1 (2.86%) Sybase
8 1 (2.86%) JBoss
8 1 (2.86%) IBM
8 1 (2.86%) NetApp
8 1 (2.86%) Nokia
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