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 30 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 402 416 396
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Contract jobs citing Snort 17 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.069% 0.012% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.79% 0.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.95% +67.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £545 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £595 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2142 2211 1866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.72% 8.86% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1362 1108
Average daily rate £394 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £520 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 133 151
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 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
City of London +22 2 £450 -21.73% 1
Chiswick - - - -
Snort
England

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 26 (92.86%) Firewall
3 23 (82.14%) CheckPoint
4 22 (78.57%) Blue Coat
5 21 (75.00%) Sourcefire
5 21 (75.00%) TCP/IP
5 21 (75.00%) Juniper
6 20 (71.43%) HSRP
7 19 (67.86%) F5
7 19 (67.86%) OSPF
7 19 (67.86%) BGP
7 19 (67.86%) LAN
7 19 (67.86%) WAN
8 18 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (60.71%) VPN
9 17 (60.71%) VLAN
9 17 (60.71%) Cisco IOS
10 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (53.57%) VRRP
11 13 (46.43%) CCNP
12 10 (35.71%) Banking
12 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (28.57%) Network Security
13 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (25.00%) Finance
15 6 (21.43%) ProxySG
16 5 (17.86%) CCSE
16 5 (17.86%) Open Source
16 5 (17.86%) Wireshark
16 5 (17.86%) CCNA

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 26 (92.86%) Firewall
2 21 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 20 (71.43%) HSRP
4 19 (67.86%) OSPF
4 19 (67.86%) BGP
4 19 (67.86%) LAN
4 19 (67.86%) WAN
5 18 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (60.71%) VPN
6 17 (60.71%) VLAN
6 17 (60.71%) Cisco IOS
7 15 (53.57%) VRRP
8 8 (28.57%) Network Security
8 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (17.86%) Wireshark
9 5 (17.86%) tcpdump
9 5 (17.86%) snoop
10 4 (14.29%) Internet
10 4 (14.29%) Ethernet
10 4 (14.29%) SNMP
General
1 10 (35.71%) Banking
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.14%) Spanish Language
4 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Network Engineer
2 19 (67.86%) Security Engineer
3 18 (64.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (46.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (42.86%) Senior Security Engineer
6 11 (39.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 5 (17.86%) Consultant
8 4 (14.29%) Network Consultant
8 4 (14.29%) Security Consultant
9 3 (10.71%) Network Security Consultant
10 1 (3.57%) Network Team Leader
10 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 1 (3.57%) Integration Consultant
10 1 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
10 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
10 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Open Source
3 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
2 3 (10.71%) Information Security
3 2 (7.14%) Low Latency
4 1 (3.57%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (46.43%) CCNP
3 5 (17.86%) CCSE
3 5 (17.86%) CCNA
4 4 (14.29%) Degree
4 4 (14.29%) CISSP
4 4 (14.29%) CCIE
4 4 (14.29%) CCSP
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
1 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (10.71%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) ProxySG
2 4 (14.29%) Nmap
3 3 (10.71%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (82.14%) CheckPoint
3 22 (78.57%) Blue Coat
4 21 (75.00%) Sourcefire
4 21 (75.00%) Juniper
5 19 (67.86%) F5
6 3 (10.71%) Websense
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) LogRhythm
7 1 (3.57%) Splunk