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 22 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.

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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 561 548 516
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -32
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 24 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.015% 0.054%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.032% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 15
Average daily rate
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£438 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £409 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
22678 21720 21206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.48% 46.08% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13808 12627 11317
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 1032 1295
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.46 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 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 - 14 £400 - 1
South East -17 5 £450 +17.26% 1
South West -28 3 £315 +26.00%
East of England -12 2 £525 +36.36% 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - -
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Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 50 (74.63%) Cisco
2 48 (71.64%) Firewall
3 42 (62.69%) Juniper
3 42 (62.69%) F5
4 40 (59.70%) CheckPoint
5 37 (55.22%) Blue Coat
6 34 (50.75%) TCP/IP
7 30 (44.78%) VPN
7 30 (44.78%) Snort
7 30 (44.78%) Network Security
8 25 (37.31%) WAN
9 24 (35.82%) LAN
9 24 (35.82%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (29.85%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (29.85%) ProxySG
11 18 (26.87%) Banking
12 17 (25.37%) SSL
12 17 (25.37%) CCNP
12 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (22.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (22.39%) VLAN
14 14 (20.90%) Internet
14 14 (20.90%) OSPF
14 14 (20.90%) BGP
14 14 (20.90%) Finance
14 14 (20.90%) PKI
14 14 (20.90%) HSRP
15 13 (19.40%) CCSE
15 13 (19.40%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (19.40%) Cisco Nexus

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 48 (71.64%) Firewall
2 34 (50.75%) TCP/IP
3 30 (44.78%) VPN
3 30 (44.78%) Network Security
4 25 (37.31%) WAN
5 24 (35.82%) LAN
5 24 (35.82%) Cisco IOS
6 17 (25.37%) SSL
7 15 (22.39%) VLAN
8 14 (20.90%) HSRP
8 14 (20.90%) Internet
8 14 (20.90%) OSPF
8 14 (20.90%) BGP
9 13 (19.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (19.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (16.42%) VRRP
11 10 (14.93%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (11.94%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (8.96%) IPsec
14 5 (7.46%) NGN
General
1 18 (26.87%) Banking
2 14 (20.90%) Finance
3 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
4 7 (10.45%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Billing
6 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Security Engineer
2 25 (37.31%) Network Engineer
3 22 (32.84%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (29.85%) Senior Security Engineer
5 10 (14.93%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 10 (14.93%) Consultant
5 10 (14.93%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (13.43%) Security Consultant
6 9 (13.43%) Analyst
7 7 (10.45%) Architect
7 7 (10.45%) Network Consultant
7 7 (10.45%) Network Security Consultant
7 7 (10.45%) Network Architect
7 7 (10.45%) Security Architect
7 7 (10.45%) Network Security Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Design Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Security Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (20.90%) PKI
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Linux
3 4 (5.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) SIEM
2 10 (14.93%) Project Management
2 10 (14.93%) Information Security
3 9 (13.43%) Project Planning
3 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
4 5 (7.46%) Validation
5 4 (5.97%) Security Architecture
6 3 (4.48%) Change Control
6 3 (4.48%) Cyber Security
6 3 (4.48%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (2.99%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.99%) Network Design
7 2 (2.99%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.99%) Low Latency
7 2 (2.99%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.99%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (1.49%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (1.49%) Business Development
8 1 (1.49%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (25.37%) CCNP
3 13 (19.40%) CCSE
4 9 (13.43%) CCNA
5 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
6 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
6 7 (10.45%) CCSA
7 6 (8.96%) CISSP
8 3 (4.48%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.99%) CEH
10 1 (1.49%) CISA
10 1 (1.49%) CISM
10 1 (1.49%) GIAC
10 1 (1.49%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (8.96%) PCI DSS
2 6 (8.96%) GPG13
System Software
1 30 (44.78%) Snort
2 20 (29.85%) ProxySG
3 5 (7.46%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Nessus
2 1 (1.49%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 50 (74.63%) Cisco
2 42 (62.69%) Juniper
2 42 (62.69%) F5
3 40 (59.70%) CheckPoint
4 37 (55.22%) Blue Coat
5 9 (13.43%) ArcSight
6 7 (10.45%) HP
7 6 (8.96%) McAfee
8 5 (7.46%) Websense
9 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.48%) Splunk
10 2 (2.99%) IronPort
10 2 (2.99%) Qualys
10 2 (2.99%) IBM
10 2 (2.99%) NetIQ
10 2 (2.99%) Symantec
10 2 (2.99%) Rapid7
11 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.49%) Altiris
11 1 (1.49%) Barracuda Networks