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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 553 557 547
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Snort 37 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.057% 0.023%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 0.58% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 8
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£475 £423 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £321 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -
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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
5249 4969 4704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.90% 9.83% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3040 2797 2476
Average daily rate £365 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 611 560
Average hourly rate £16.71 £16.92 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.22% -8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.35 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +10 19 £475 +24.59% 12
South East -29 7 £350 -22.22% 28
South West - 7 £600 - 6
West Midlands +11 2 - -
Snort
UK

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (43.10%) Firewall
2 24 (41.38%) Sourcefire
2 24 (41.38%) Cisco
3 22 (37.93%) TCP/IP
4 21 (36.21%) CheckPoint
5 20 (34.48%) Linux
5 20 (34.48%) LAN
5 20 (34.48%) WAN
6 18 (31.03%) Cyber Security
7 17 (29.31%) SIEM
7 17 (29.31%) VPN
8 16 (27.59%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (25.86%) OSPF
9 15 (25.86%) F5
9 15 (25.86%) Network Security
10 14 (24.14%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (24.14%) Windows
11 13 (22.41%) DNS
12 12 (20.69%) IPsec
13 11 (18.97%) Blue Coat
13 11 (18.97%) CCSE
13 11 (18.97%) Squid
14 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
14 10 (17.24%) BGP
14 10 (17.24%) HTTP
14 10 (17.24%) Internet
14 10 (17.24%) Juniper
14 10 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (17.24%) LDAP
14 10 (17.24%) UNIX

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5 (8.62%) nginx
1 5 (8.62%) Confluence
2 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) Firewall
2 22 (37.93%) TCP/IP
3 20 (34.48%) LAN
3 20 (34.48%) WAN
4 17 (29.31%) VPN
5 16 (27.59%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (25.86%) Network Security
6 15 (25.86%) OSPF
7 14 (24.14%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (22.41%) DNS
9 12 (20.69%) IPsec
10 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (17.24%) HSRP
10 10 (17.24%) Spanning Tree
10 10 (17.24%) NX-OS
10 10 (17.24%) BGP
10 10 (17.24%) LDAP
10 10 (17.24%) HTTP
10 10 (17.24%) Internet
11 9 (15.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) MySQL
1 5 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (8.62%) MongoDB
1 5 (8.62%) MariaDB
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) JIRA
1 5 (8.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (8.62%) RSpec
1 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
1 5 (8.62%) GitLab
General
1 5 (8.62%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Games
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Analyst
2 17 (29.31%) Security Analyst
3 13 (22.41%) Network Engineer
4 10 (17.24%) Security Engineer
5 9 (15.52%) Security Manager
6 7 (12.07%) Security Operations Analyst
6 7 (12.07%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) IT Security Manager
7 6 (10.34%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
9 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) Consultant
9 4 (6.90%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 3 (5.17%) IT Security Analyst
11 2 (3.45%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 2 (3.45%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) Web Services
2 5 (8.62%) REST
2 5 (8.62%) MCollective
2 5 (8.62%) .NET
3 3 (5.17%) HTML
3 3 (5.17%) CSS
4 2 (3.45%) AppFabric
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.07%) PKI
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) SCADA
4 2 (3.45%) CESG
5 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Linux
2 14 (24.14%) Windows
3 10 (17.24%) UNIX
4 5 (8.62%) Ubuntu
4 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.62%) SmartOS
4 5 (8.62%) CoreOS
5 3 (5.17%) CentOS
6 2 (3.45%) Solaris
7 1 (1.72%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Cyber Security
2 17 (29.31%) SIEM
3 10 (17.24%) Open Source
3 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 10 (17.24%) ITIL
4 8 (13.79%) Information Security
4 8 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (10.34%) Protective Monitoring
5 6 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.62%) SOA
6 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.62%) Data Security
6 5 (8.62%) Security Management
6 5 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (8.62%) Malware Analysis
6 5 (8.62%) DevOps
6 5 (8.62%) ITIL V2
7 4 (6.90%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) C
2 5 (8.62%) Python
2 5 (8.62%) Ruby
3 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.90%) VB
3 4 (6.90%) C++
4 3 (5.17%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) CCSE
2 10 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.07%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (10.34%) CCSA
5 6 (10.34%) DV Cleared
5 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.62%) GCIA
6 5 (8.62%) GIAC
7 4 (6.90%) CISM
7 4 (6.90%) GCIH
7 4 (6.90%) Degree
7 4 (6.90%) CCNP
7 4 (6.90%) CCNA
7 4 (6.90%) CISSP
8 2 (3.45%) CCSP
8 2 (3.45%) ISEB
8 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
8 2 (3.45%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.72%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Squid
2 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.62%) Varnish
3 5 (8.62%) vCloud
3 5 (8.62%) KVM
3 5 (8.62%) Docker
3 5 (8.62%) LXC
3 5 (8.62%) iptables
3 5 (8.62%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Nessus
2 5 (8.62%) Puppet
2 5 (8.62%) CFEngine
2 5 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.62%) HAProxy
2 5 (8.62%) Ansible
2 5 (8.62%) systemd
2 5 (8.62%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.72%) OSSEC
4 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Cisco
1 24 (41.38%) Sourcefire
2 21 (36.21%) CheckPoint
3 15 (25.86%) F5
4 11 (18.97%) Blue Coat
5 10 (17.24%) Juniper
6 5 (8.62%) Nokia
6 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.62%) VMware
6 5 (8.62%) SaltStack
7 4 (6.90%) ScanSafe
7 4 (6.90%) ArcSight
7 4 (6.90%) McAfee
7 4 (6.90%) IBM
7 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.90%) Citrix
8 3 (5.17%) Websense
9 2 (3.45%) Splunk
9 2 (3.45%) Qualys
10 1 (1.72%) Symantec
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