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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 539 537 549
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 41 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.052% 0.061%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 12
Average daily rate
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£420 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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
23560 22273 24622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.31% 46.29% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 12890 12929
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -
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 1107 1020 1274
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +26 26 £420 -26.95% 2
South East -13 7 £450 +45.16% 5
East of England -26 3 £375 - 1
South West -29 2 £475 +5.55%
West Midlands - 2 £294 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 51 (73.91%) Cisco
2 48 (69.57%) Firewall
3 45 (65.22%) CheckPoint
4 42 (60.87%) F5
5 41 (59.42%) Juniper
6 39 (56.52%) Blue Coat
7 34 (49.28%) TCP/IP
8 30 (43.48%) Snort
8 30 (43.48%) VPN
9 28 (40.58%) Network Security
10 26 (37.68%) WAN
11 25 (36.23%) LAN
11 25 (36.23%) Cisco IOS
12 23 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (28.99%) CCNP
13 20 (28.99%) ProxySG
14 19 (27.54%) BGP
15 18 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (24.64%) VLAN
17 16 (23.19%) Banking
17 16 (23.19%) OSPF
17 16 (23.19%) Finance
17 16 (23.19%) HSRP
18 15 (21.74%) PKI
19 14 (20.29%) VRRP
19 14 (20.29%) SSL
20 13 (18.84%) SIEM
21 12 (17.39%) Internet
21 12 (17.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (69.57%) Firewall
2 34 (49.28%) TCP/IP
3 30 (43.48%) VPN
4 28 (40.58%) Network Security
5 26 (37.68%) WAN
6 25 (36.23%) LAN
6 25 (36.23%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (27.54%) BGP
8 18 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (24.64%) VLAN
10 16 (23.19%) OSPF
10 16 (23.19%) HSRP
11 14 (20.29%) VRRP
11 14 (20.29%) SSL
12 12 (17.39%) Internet
12 12 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (13.04%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 6 (8.70%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (23.19%) Banking
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.70%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) Security Engineer
2 30 (43.48%) Network Engineer
3 23 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (28.99%) Senior Security Engineer
5 12 (17.39%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (15.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 9 (13.04%) Consultant
8 8 (11.59%) Security Consultant
9 7 (10.14%) Analyst
10 6 (8.70%) Network Consultant
10 6 (8.70%) Architect
10 6 (8.70%) Network Security Architect
10 6 (8.70%) Security Architect
10 6 (8.70%) Network Architect
11 5 (7.25%) Network Security Consultant
12 4 (5.80%) Security Analyst
12 4 (5.80%) Design Engineer
12 4 (5.80%) Network Design Engineer
12 4 (5.80%) Security Specialist
12 4 (5.80%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (21.74%) PKI
3 3 (4.35%) Open Source
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) SIEM
2 10 (14.49%) Information Security
3 9 (13.04%) Project Management
3 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 8 (11.59%) Project Planning
5 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.25%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (5.80%) Validation
6 4 (5.80%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.80%) Security Testing
7 3 (4.35%) ITIL
7 3 (4.35%) Change Control
8 2 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.90%) Low Latency
8 2 (2.90%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.90%) Identity Management
8 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.90%) Network Design
8 2 (2.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.90%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (28.99%) CCNP
3 12 (17.39%) CCSE
3 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
5 9 (13.04%) CCNA
6 6 (8.70%) CISSP
7 5 (7.25%) CCSA
8 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.35%) CEH
8 3 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.45%) CCIE
9 1 (1.45%) CISA
9 1 (1.45%) CISM
9 1 (1.45%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (5.80%) GPG13
2 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 30 (43.48%) Snort
2 20 (28.99%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.80%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 51 (73.91%) Cisco
2 45 (65.22%) CheckPoint
3 42 (60.87%) F5
4 41 (59.42%) Juniper
5 39 (56.52%) Blue Coat
6 9 (13.04%) McAfee
7 8 (11.59%) IronPort
8 6 (8.70%) ArcSight
9 4 (5.80%) HP
9 4 (5.80%) Websense
10 3 (4.35%) Sophos
10 3 (4.35%) Prolexic
11 1 (1.45%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.45%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.45%) Splunk
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