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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 529 542 544
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 44 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.060% 0.076%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 18
Average daily rate
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£410 £406 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +12.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £295 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £575 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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
23814 22459 25022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.69% 46.51% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13775 12894 13142
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 1022 1247
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.15 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% +0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £40.57 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +34 26 £420 -26.95% 2
South East -5 8 £469 +51.20% 3
South West -20 3 £463 +2.77%
East of England -36 3 £375 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £275 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 48 (77.42%) Cisco
2 45 (72.58%) Firewall
3 41 (66.13%) CheckPoint
4 39 (62.90%) F5
5 36 (58.06%) Juniper
6 35 (56.45%) Blue Coat
7 30 (48.39%) TCP/IP
8 27 (43.55%) VPN
8 27 (43.55%) Snort
9 26 (41.94%) Network Security
10 24 (38.71%) WAN
11 23 (37.10%) LAN
11 23 (37.10%) Cisco IOS
12 20 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (30.65%) BGP
13 19 (30.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (27.42%) ProxySG
14 17 (27.42%) VLAN
14 17 (27.42%) CCNP
15 16 (25.81%) OSPF
15 16 (25.81%) HSRP
16 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (24.19%) Finance
17 14 (22.58%) VRRP
17 14 (22.58%) Banking
18 12 (19.35%) PKI
19 11 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
19 11 (17.74%) SIEM
20 10 (16.13%) CCSE
20 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 45 (72.58%) Firewall
2 30 (48.39%) TCP/IP
3 27 (43.55%) VPN
4 26 (41.94%) Network Security
5 24 (38.71%) WAN
6 23 (37.10%) LAN
6 23 (37.10%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (30.65%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (30.65%) BGP
8 17 (27.42%) VLAN
9 16 (25.81%) HSRP
9 16 (25.81%) OSPF
10 14 (22.58%) VRRP
11 11 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (16.13%) SSL
13 9 (14.52%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (12.90%) Internet
15 7 (11.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 7 (11.29%) Reverse Proxy
16 5 (8.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (24.19%) Finance
2 14 (22.58%) Banking
3 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.45%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Network Engineer
1 30 (48.39%) Security Engineer
2 22 (35.48%) Network Security Engineer
3 18 (29.03%) Senior Security Engineer
4 13 (20.97%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (17.74%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 7 (11.29%) Consultant
7 6 (9.68%) Security Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Network Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Security Consultant
7 6 (9.68%) Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Network Security Architect
8 5 (8.06%) Network Consultant
9 4 (6.45%) Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Design Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Security Specialist
9 4 (6.45%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Network Security Consultant
10 3 (4.84%) Operations Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (19.35%) PKI
3 3 (4.84%) Open Source
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Linux
3 4 (6.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) SIEM
2 9 (14.52%) Information Security
3 7 (11.29%) Project Management
3 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
4 6 (9.68%) Project Planning
5 4 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.45%) Validation
5 4 (6.45%) Security Architecture
5 4 (6.45%) Security Testing
6 3 (4.84%) ITIL
7 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.23%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.23%) Network Design
7 2 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (3.23%) Change Control
7 2 (3.23%) Low Latency
8 1 (1.61%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.61%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (27.42%) CCNP
3 10 (16.13%) CCSE
3 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
5 8 (12.90%) CCNA
6 5 (8.06%) CISSP
7 4 (6.45%) CCSA
8 3 (4.84%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (4.84%) CEH
9 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.61%) CISA
10 1 (1.61%) CISM
10 1 (1.61%) GIAC
10 1 (1.61%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.84%) GPG13
3 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Snort
2 17 (27.42%) ProxySG
3 3 (4.84%) Squid
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) KVM
4 1 (1.61%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 48 (77.42%) Cisco
2 41 (66.13%) CheckPoint
3 39 (62.90%) F5
4 36 (58.06%) Juniper
5 35 (56.45%) Blue Coat
6 9 (14.52%) McAfee
7 8 (12.90%) IronPort
8 6 (9.68%) ArcSight
9 5 (8.06%) HP
10 3 (4.84%) Sophos
10 3 (4.84%) Websense
10 3 (4.84%) Prolexic
11 2 (3.23%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.61%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.61%) Brocade
12 1 (1.61%) Splunk
12 1 (1.61%) VMware
12 1 (1.61%) Dell
12 1 (1.61%) Citrix
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