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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 563 552 526
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -26
Contract jobs citing Snort 26 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 4
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£438 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 - £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 - £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £51.25
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
5000 4864 4223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.91% 10.30% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2786 2559 1989
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 599 738
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 - 11 £438 - 1
South East -15 9 £450 -
South West - 4 £420 -
East of England -18 2 £200 -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
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UK

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (71.43%) Firewall
2 34 (69.39%) Cisco
3 30 (61.22%) Sourcefire
4 28 (57.14%) TCP/IP
5 25 (51.02%) Juniper
6 22 (44.90%) CheckPoint
6 22 (44.90%) LAN
6 22 (44.90%) WAN
7 21 (42.86%) Blue Coat
8 19 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (38.78%) F5
9 18 (36.73%) HSRP
9 18 (36.73%) OSPF
9 18 (36.73%) BGP
9 18 (36.73%) VPN
10 17 (34.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (34.69%) VLAN
10 17 (34.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (30.61%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (30.61%) CCNP
12 14 (28.57%) Linux
13 12 (24.49%) VRRP
14 11 (22.45%) Windows
14 11 (22.45%) Network Security
14 11 (22.45%) PCI DSS
14 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (20.41%) Information Security
15 10 (20.41%) Banking
15 10 (20.41%) Wireshark
15 10 (20.41%) CCNA

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (4.08%) IIS
1 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 35 (71.43%) Firewall
2 28 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 22 (44.90%) LAN
3 22 (44.90%) WAN
4 18 (36.73%) HSRP
4 18 (36.73%) OSPF
4 18 (36.73%) BGP
4 18 (36.73%) VPN
5 17 (34.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (34.69%) VLAN
5 17 (34.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (30.61%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (24.49%) VRRP
8 11 (22.45%) Network Security
8 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (20.41%) Wireshark
10 9 (18.37%) Internet
11 8 (16.33%) tcpdump
12 6 (12.24%) snoop
13 5 (10.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (20.41%) Banking
2 9 (18.37%) Finance
3 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Games
4 2 (4.08%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Network Engineer
2 22 (44.90%) Security Engineer
3 17 (34.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Senior Security Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (20.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 9 (18.37%) Analyst
7 8 (16.33%) Consultant
8 5 (10.20%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (10.20%) Security Consultant
8 5 (10.20%) Security Analyst
8 5 (10.20%) Network Consultant
9 3 (6.12%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Security Operations Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Tester
10 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
10 2 (4.08%) Network Support
10 2 (4.08%) Penetration Tester
10 2 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.33%) Open Source
3 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) Online Games
6 1 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (2.04%) CESG
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Linux
2 11 (22.45%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Solaris
4 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) SUSE
5 1 (2.04%) UNIX
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Information Security
2 6 (12.24%) SIEM
3 4 (8.16%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (8.16%) Cyber Security
3 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (6.12%) Information Assurance
4 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.08%) Low Latency
5 2 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Security
5 2 (4.08%) Change Control
5 2 (4.08%) Security Architecture
5 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.08%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.04%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (2.04%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.04%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
1 2 (4.08%) PHP
1 2 (4.08%) Python
1 2 (4.08%) Ruby
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (30.61%) CCNP
3 10 (20.41%) CCNA
4 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (16.33%) CISSP
5 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.16%) CCIE
6 4 (8.16%) CCSP
6 4 (8.16%) Degree
6 4 (8.16%) CCSE
7 3 (6.12%) GIAC
8 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.08%) CISA
8 2 (4.08%) CISM
8 2 (4.08%) GCIA
8 2 (4.08%) GCIH
9 1 (2.04%) CEH
9 1 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) PCI DSS
2 5 (10.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (10.20%) GPG13
3 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Squid
2 5 (10.20%) ProxySG
3 4 (8.16%) Nmap
4 1 (2.04%) Firmware
4 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Nessus
2 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.04%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 34 (69.39%) Cisco
2 30 (61.22%) Sourcefire
3 25 (51.02%) Juniper
4 22 (44.90%) CheckPoint
5 21 (42.86%) Blue Coat
6 19 (38.78%) F5
7 5 (10.20%) Websense
7 5 (10.20%) Splunk
8 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.16%) HP
9 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.12%) TippingPoint
10 1 (2.04%) Tripwire
10 1 (2.04%) Qualys
10 1 (2.04%) Altiris
10 1 (2.04%) VMware
10 1 (2.04%) McAfee
10 1 (2.04%) NetIQ
10 1 (2.04%) Symantec
10 1 (2.04%) Oracle