The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sourcefire products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sourcefire over the 3 months to 23 January 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sourcefire, Inc.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire
Rank 545 531 497
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -34
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 18 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.018% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.085% 0.039% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Average daily rate
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£395 £327 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.79% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £327 £354
% change year-on-year
+18.50% -7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21232 20301 19024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.98% 45.61% 46.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12696 11634 10217
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 938 931 1232
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.32 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -13.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £10.79 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

Sourcefire
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sourcefire across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sourcefire Jobs Demand Trend in England

Sourcefire
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sourcefire across the England region.

Sourcefire Daily Rate Trend in England

Sourcefire
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sourcefire across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Sourcefire Daily Rate Histogram in England

Sourcefire
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sourcefire across the England region.

Sourcefire Hourly Rate Trend in England

Sourcefire
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 Sourcefire within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 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 - 9 £433 - 2
South West -18 5 £375 +29.98% 2
North West - 2 - - 1
East of England +8 1 £400 - 1
South East -23 1 - - 5
Yorkshire - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
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Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Sourcefire 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 Sourcefire.

1 42 (73.68%) Cisco
2 38 (66.67%) Firewall
3 36 (63.16%) Juniper
4 32 (56.14%) CheckPoint
5 31 (54.39%) F5
6 30 (52.63%) Blue Coat
7 26 (45.61%) TCP/IP
8 24 (42.11%) Snort
9 23 (40.35%) Network Security
10 22 (38.60%) VPN
11 18 (31.58%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (29.82%) ProxySG
13 16 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (28.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 15 (26.32%) SSL
14 15 (26.32%) WAN
14 15 (26.32%) SIEM
14 15 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (24.56%) Banking
15 14 (24.56%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (24.56%) LAN
15 14 (24.56%) CCNP
15 14 (24.56%) Internet
16 12 (21.05%) Finance
16 12 (21.05%) PKI
17 10 (17.54%) Project Management
17 10 (17.54%) Information Security
17 10 (17.54%) Reverse Proxy
18 9 (15.79%) ArcSight
18 9 (15.79%) VLAN

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Sourcefire 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 Sourcefire. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 38 (66.67%) Firewall
2 26 (45.61%) TCP/IP
3 23 (40.35%) Network Security
4 22 (38.60%) VPN
5 18 (31.58%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (26.32%) SSL
6 15 (26.32%) WAN
7 14 (24.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (24.56%) LAN
7 14 (24.56%) Internet
8 10 (17.54%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (15.79%) VLAN
9 9 (15.79%) OSPF
9 9 (15.79%) BGP
9 9 (15.79%) HSRP
10 8 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (14.04%) VRRP
11 6 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (8.77%) NGN
13 4 (7.02%) IPsec
General
1 14 (24.56%) Banking
2 12 (21.05%) Finance
3 7 (12.28%) Spanish Language
3 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Security Engineer
2 18 (31.58%) Senior Security Engineer
3 14 (24.56%) Network Engineer
3 14 (24.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (19.30%) Consultant
4 11 (19.30%) Analyst
5 10 (17.54%) Security Consultant
6 8 (14.04%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (14.04%) Network Consultant
6 8 (14.04%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 8 (14.04%) Network Security Consultant
7 7 (12.28%) Security Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Security Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Network Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Network Security Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (21.05%) PKI
3 1 (1.75%) CESG
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 3 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) SIEM
2 10 (17.54%) Project Management
2 10 (17.54%) Information Security
3 9 (15.79%) Project Planning
4 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
5 5 (8.77%) Validation
5 5 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (7.02%) Security Architecture
7 3 (5.26%) Cyber Security
7 3 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.51%) Analytics
8 2 (3.51%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (3.51%) Security Management
8 2 (3.51%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (3.51%) Change Control
9 1 (1.75%) Release Management
9 1 (1.75%) Test Management
9 1 (1.75%) Information Management
9 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.75%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (24.56%) CCNP
3 9 (15.79%) CCSE
3 9 (15.79%) CISSP
4 8 (14.04%) CCNA
5 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.77%) CCSA
6 4 (7.02%) CISM
7 2 (3.51%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.51%) GCIA
7 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.75%) CEH
8 1 (1.75%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (12.28%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.28%) GPG13
3 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 24 (42.11%) Snort
2 17 (29.82%) ProxySG
3 6 (10.53%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Nessus
2 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.51%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 42 (73.68%) Cisco
2 36 (63.16%) Juniper
3 32 (56.14%) CheckPoint
4 31 (54.39%) F5
5 30 (52.63%) Blue Coat
6 9 (15.79%) ArcSight
7 8 (14.04%) HP
7 8 (14.04%) Websense
8 5 (8.77%) Qualys
8 5 (8.77%) McAfee
8 5 (8.77%) Symantec
9 4 (7.02%) Splunk
9 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
10 3 (5.26%) IBM
10 3 (5.26%) NetIQ
10 3 (5.26%) Rapid7
11 2 (3.51%) LogRhythm
11 2 (3.51%) Tripwire
11 2 (3.51%) Altiris
11 2 (3.51%) Kaspersky
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