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 24 April 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 398 410 396
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing Snort 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
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£525 £475 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £363 -
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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
1923 1914 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.63% 8.10% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1294 1171 1064
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 143 154
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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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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 +18 2 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £616 -
Snort
England

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 13 (76.47%) TCP/IP
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) Juniper
2 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
2 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Blue Coat
2 10 (58.82%) Sourcefire
3 7 (41.18%) Network Security
3 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (35.29%) OSPF
4 6 (35.29%) BGP
4 6 (35.29%) VRRP
4 6 (35.29%) VPN
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
4 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 6 (35.29%) VLAN
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (35.29%) F5
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (35.29%) HSRP
4 6 (35.29%) Spanning Tree
4 6 (35.29%) NX-OS
5 5 (29.41%) CCNP
5 5 (29.41%) CCNA
6 4 (23.53%) Websense
6 4 (23.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (23.53%) Information Security
6 4 (23.53%) GCIA

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) TCP/IP
2 10 (58.82%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) Network Security
4 6 (35.29%) OSPF
4 6 (35.29%) BGP
4 6 (35.29%) VRRP
4 6 (35.29%) VPN
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
4 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 6 (35.29%) VLAN
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (35.29%) HSRP
4 6 (35.29%) Spanning Tree
4 6 (35.29%) NX-OS
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Games
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Security Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Security Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Security Operations Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Network Consultant
4 4 (23.53%) Consultant
4 4 (23.53%) Security Consultant
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Online Games
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Information Security
1 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
1 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
2 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance
2 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
2 3 (17.65%) Malware Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Security
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) People Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) CCNP
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
3 4 (23.53%) GCIA
3 4 (23.53%) GCIH
3 4 (23.53%) GIAC
4 2 (11.76%) CCSE
5 1 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
2 4 (23.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (23.53%) GPG13
3 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Squid
2 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
1 10 (58.82%) Juniper
1 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
1 10 (58.82%) Blue Coat
1 10 (58.82%) Sourcefire
2 6 (35.29%) F5
3 4 (23.53%) Websense