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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire
Rank 530 538 496
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -42
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 34 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.017% 0.044%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.038% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £327 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.67% -18.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £441 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £327 £308
% change year-on-year
+20.79% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.50
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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
21777 20870 18793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.72% 45.62% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12707 11662 10148
Average daily rate £400 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £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 904 910 1165
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.36 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -2 14 £306 - 4
East of England - 6 £375 -
South West -22 4 £375 +14.67%
North West - 4 £390 -
South East - 4 £438 - 2
West Midlands -4 2 £475 -6.40% 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 40 (66.67%) Cisco
1 40 (66.67%) Firewall
2 38 (63.33%) Juniper
3 30 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 27 (45.00%) F5
5 25 (41.67%) Blue Coat
6 24 (40.00%) Network Security
7 23 (38.33%) Snort
7 23 (38.33%) TCP/IP
8 19 (31.67%) WAN
8 19 (31.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 18 (30.00%) LAN
9 18 (30.00%) SIEM
10 16 (26.67%) VPN
10 16 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (23.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (23.33%) Information Security
11 14 (23.33%) ProxySG
12 13 (21.67%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (20.00%) Banking
13 12 (20.00%) SSL
14 11 (18.33%) CISSP
14 11 (18.33%) Internet
14 11 (18.33%) Websense
14 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (16.67%) BGP
15 10 (16.67%) CCNP
15 10 (16.67%) OSPF
15 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 40 (66.67%) Firewall
2 24 (40.00%) Network Security
3 23 (38.33%) TCP/IP
4 19 (31.67%) WAN
4 19 (31.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (30.00%) LAN
6 16 (26.67%) VPN
7 13 (21.67%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (20.00%) SSL
9 11 (18.33%) Internet
10 10 (16.67%) OSPF
10 10 (16.67%) BGP
11 8 (13.33%) VRRP
11 8 (13.33%) VLAN
11 8 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (13.33%) HSRP
11 8 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (10.00%) IPsec
12 6 (10.00%) DNS
13 5 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 12 (20.00%) Banking
2 8 (13.33%) Finance
3 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.67%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Billing
6 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
1 17 (28.33%) Security Engineer
2 16 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 10 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Consultant
5 9 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (13.33%) Network Consultant
6 8 (13.33%) Network Security Consultant
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Security Manager
8 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
8 4 (6.67%) Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Information Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Information Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) PKI
3 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
1 7 (11.67%) Linux
2 6 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) SIEM
2 14 (23.33%) Information Security
3 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (10.00%) Project Management
5 5 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 5 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (6.67%) Security Architecture
6 4 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.00%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (5.00%) Data Security
7 3 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.00%) Change Control
7 3 (5.00%) Cyber Security
8 2 (3.33%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.33%) Analytics
8 2 (3.33%) Security Management
8 2 (3.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.33%) CISSP
3 10 (16.67%) CCNP
3 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.00%) CCNA
5 6 (10.00%) CISM
5 6 (10.00%) CCSE
6 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) JNCIA
6 3 (5.00%) CCSA
6 3 (5.00%) CISA
6 3 (5.00%) CCIE
7 2 (3.33%) GCIA
8 1 (1.67%) VCP4
8 1 (1.67%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (15.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (11.67%) GPG13
4 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (3.33%) QA
6 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (38.33%) Snort
2 14 (23.33%) ProxySG
3 6 (10.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Nessus
2 2 (3.33%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 40 (66.67%) Cisco
2 38 (63.33%) Juniper
3 30 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 27 (45.00%) F5
5 25 (41.67%) Blue Coat
6 11 (18.33%) Websense
7 7 (11.67%) Symantec
7 7 (11.67%) Qualys
7 7 (11.67%) HP
8 5 (8.33%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.33%) McAfee
8 5 (8.33%) ArcSight
8 5 (8.33%) LogRhythm
9 4 (6.67%) SolarWinds
10 3 (5.00%) Rapid7
10 3 (5.00%) Splunk
10 3 (5.00%) Sophos
10 3 (5.00%) NetIQ
10 3 (5.00%) IBM
11 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
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