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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 550 542 513
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -29
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 40 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.044% 0.066%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.095% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £290 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £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
24019 22059 23454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.06% 46.04% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14298 12809 12453
Average daily rate £395 £390 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% -1.26%
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 1173 1068 1234
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 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 24 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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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 +15 29 £400 -30.43% 4
South East -18 7 £450 +50.00% 1
East of England -16 3 £450 +20.00% 2
South West -34 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 58 (76.32%) Cisco
2 54 (71.05%) Firewall
3 49 (64.47%) CheckPoint
4 47 (61.84%) F5
5 45 (59.21%) Juniper
6 43 (56.58%) Blue Coat
7 38 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 34 (44.74%) Snort
8 34 (44.74%) VPN
9 29 (38.16%) WAN
9 29 (38.16%) Cisco IOS
9 29 (38.16%) Network Security
10 28 (36.84%) LAN
11 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (31.58%) ProxySG
12 22 (28.95%) BGP
13 21 (27.63%) CCNP
13 21 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (26.32%) Banking
14 20 (26.32%) VLAN
15 19 (25.00%) OSPF
15 19 (25.00%) HSRP
16 17 (22.37%) VRRP
17 16 (21.05%) Finance
17 16 (21.05%) PKI
17 16 (21.05%) SIEM
18 15 (19.74%) SSL
19 14 (18.42%) Internet
19 14 (18.42%) Intrusion Detection

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 54 (71.05%) Firewall
2 38 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 34 (44.74%) VPN
4 29 (38.16%) WAN
4 29 (38.16%) Cisco IOS
4 29 (38.16%) Network Security
5 28 (36.84%) LAN
6 22 (28.95%) BGP
7 20 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (26.32%) VLAN
8 19 (25.00%) HSRP
8 19 (25.00%) OSPF
9 17 (22.37%) VRRP
10 15 (19.74%) SSL
11 14 (18.42%) Internet
11 14 (18.42%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (13.16%) Reverse Proxy
14 7 (9.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 6 (7.89%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (26.32%) Banking
2 16 (21.05%) Finance
3 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
4 7 (9.21%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (48.68%) Security Engineer
2 33 (43.42%) Network Engineer
3 26 (34.21%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (31.58%) Senior Security Engineer
5 15 (19.74%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (18.42%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 9 (11.84%) Consultant
7 9 (11.84%) Analyst
8 8 (10.53%) Security Consultant
9 7 (9.21%) Architect
9 7 (9.21%) Network Architect
9 7 (9.21%) Network Security Architect
9 7 (9.21%) Security Architect
10 6 (7.89%) Network Consultant
10 6 (7.89%) Security Analyst
11 5 (6.58%) Network Security Consultant
12 4 (5.26%) Security Operations Analyst
12 4 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
12 4 (5.26%) Security Specialist
12 4 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (21.05%) PKI
3 3 (3.95%) Open Source
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Linux
3 6 (7.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) SIEM
2 12 (15.79%) Information Security
3 10 (13.16%) Project Management
3 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
4 9 (11.84%) Project Planning
5 5 (6.58%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.58%) Validation
5 5 (6.58%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.26%) Security Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Change Control
7 3 (3.95%) Cyber Security
7 3 (3.95%) ITIL
7 3 (3.95%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (2.63%) Network Design
8 2 (2.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.63%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.63%) Identity Management
8 2 (2.63%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.63%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (27.63%) CCNP
3 13 (17.11%) CCSE
4 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
6 9 (11.84%) CCNA
7 6 (7.89%) CISSP
8 5 (6.58%) CCSA
9 4 (5.26%) CEH
10 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
10 3 (3.95%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.32%) CISA
11 1 (1.32%) CISM
11 1 (1.32%) GIAC
11 1 (1.32%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.26%) GPG13
3 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 34 (44.74%) Snort
2 24 (31.58%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (2.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 58 (76.32%) Cisco
2 49 (64.47%) CheckPoint
3 47 (61.84%) F5
4 45 (59.21%) Juniper
5 43 (56.58%) Blue Coat
6 11 (14.47%) McAfee
7 9 (11.84%) ArcSight
8 8 (10.53%) IronPort
9 7 (9.21%) HP
10 4 (5.26%) Websense
11 3 (3.95%) Splunk
11 3 (3.95%) Sophos
11 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.95%) Prolexic
12 2 (2.63%) Rapid7
12 2 (2.63%) NetIQ
12 2 (2.63%) IBM
12 2 (2.63%) Qualys
13 1 (1.32%) Barracuda Networks
13 1 (1.32%) Altiris