The table below looks at the statistics for Snort skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 400 397 404
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Snort 8 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.043% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.47% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate £525 £475 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +24.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £475 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £403 -
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Snort
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1957 1930 1872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.38% 9.20% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1319 1265 1125
Average daily rate £425 £410 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 116
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £28.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

Snort
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Snort across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Snort Jobs Demand Trend in London

Snort
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Snort across the London region.

Snort Daily Rate Trend in London

Snort
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Snort across the London region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Snort Daily Rate Histogram in London

Snort
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Snort across the London region.

Snort Hourly Rate Trend in London

Snort
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the London region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +46 1 - - 2
Snort
England

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Snort 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 Snort.

1 25 (92.59%) Firewall
2 20 (74.07%) LAN
2 20 (74.07%) WAN
2 20 (74.07%) Cisco
2 20 (74.07%) CheckPoint
2 20 (74.07%) F5
2 20 (74.07%) Proventia
3 18 (66.67%) Sourcefire
3 18 (66.67%) VPN
4 17 (62.96%) TCP/IP
4 17 (62.96%) Juniper
4 17 (62.96%) VRRP
4 17 (62.96%) Blue Coat
5 16 (59.26%) BGP
5 16 (59.26%) OSPF
5 16 (59.26%) Cisco IOS
5 16 (59.26%) Spanning Tree
5 16 (59.26%) NX-OS
5 16 (59.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (59.26%) HSRP
6 14 (51.85%) VLAN
7 13 (48.15%) CISSP
8 12 (44.44%) CCSE
9 10 (37.04%) Finance
9 10 (37.04%) Spanish Language
10 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
11 6 (22.22%) Windows
12 5 (18.52%) Information Security
12 5 (18.52%) SIEM
12 5 (18.52%) Network Security

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Snort 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 Snort. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (92.59%) Firewall
2 20 (74.07%) LAN
2 20 (74.07%) WAN
3 18 (66.67%) VPN
4 17 (62.96%) TCP/IP
4 17 (62.96%) VRRP
5 16 (59.26%) BGP
5 16 (59.26%) Cisco IOS
5 16 (59.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (59.26%) HSRP
5 16 (59.26%) NX-OS
5 16 (59.26%) OSPF
5 16 (59.26%) Spanning Tree
6 14 (51.85%) VLAN
7 5 (18.52%) Network Security
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
10 1 (3.70%) DHCP
10 1 (3.70%) DNS
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
1 10 (37.04%) Spanish Language
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Security Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Security Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (11.11%) IT Manager
5 3 (11.11%) IT Security Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Security Manager
5 3 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) CISSP Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Kafka
1 1 (3.70%) Regular Expression
1 1 (3.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (18.52%) Information Security
2 5 (18.52%) SIEM
3 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.11%) Malware Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) Network Packet Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (11.11%) Web Filtering
5 2 (7.41%) Computer Security
6 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.70%) Microservices
6 1 (3.70%) Open Source
6 1 (3.70%) Threat Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 3 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) CISSP
2 12 (44.44%) CCSE
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) CCNP
4 2 (7.41%) GCIH
4 2 (7.41%) GIAC
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) CCSA
5 1 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) GCIA
5 1 (3.70%) GSEC
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) SANS
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) NDS
2 1 (3.70%) Novell eDirectory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (74.07%) Proventia
2 3 (11.11%) Nexpose
2 3 (11.11%) QRadar
3 2 (7.41%) RSA enVision
4 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.70%) Nagios
4 1 (3.70%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) CheckPoint
1 20 (74.07%) Cisco
1 20 (74.07%) F5
2 18 (66.67%) Sourcefire
3 17 (62.96%) Blue Coat
3 17 (62.96%) Juniper
4 4 (14.81%) ArcSight
5 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Intel Security
5 3 (11.11%) ScanSafe
5 3 (11.11%) Splunk
6 2 (7.41%) LogLogic
6 2 (7.41%) NetWitness
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.70%) NetIQ
7 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.70%) Q1 Labs
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) TippingPoint