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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 396 421 425
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +4
Contract jobs citing Snort 15 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.061% 0.016% 0.015%
As % of the System Software category 0.67% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 1
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£400 £556 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% +39.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -21.42%
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
2250 2180 2008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.17% 8.63% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1450 1343 1166
Average daily rate £388 £361 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.26% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £194 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 153 168
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.78%

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 September 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 September 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
City of London +29 3 £450 -21.73% 1
Chiswick - - - -
Snort
England

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 20 (86.96%) Firewall
3 18 (78.26%) CheckPoint
4 17 (73.91%) Blue Coat
4 17 (73.91%) Sourcefire
4 17 (73.91%) HSRP
5 16 (69.57%) OSPF
5 16 (69.57%) BGP
5 16 (69.57%) TCP/IP
6 15 (65.22%) Juniper
6 15 (65.22%) F5
6 15 (65.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (60.87%) VLAN
7 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (60.87%) LAN
7 14 (60.87%) WAN
8 13 (56.52%) VPN
8 13 (56.52%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (52.17%) CCNP
10 11 (47.83%) VRRP
11 7 (30.43%) Finance
11 7 (30.43%) Banking
11 7 (30.43%) Network Security
11 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
13 5 (21.74%) CCSE
13 5 (21.74%) Nmap
13 5 (21.74%) Degree
13 5 (21.74%) Computer Science

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) Firewall
2 17 (73.91%) HSRP
3 16 (69.57%) OSPF
3 16 (69.57%) BGP
3 16 (69.57%) TCP/IP
4 15 (65.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (60.87%) VLAN
5 14 (60.87%) LAN
5 14 (60.87%) WAN
6 13 (56.52%) VPN
6 13 (56.52%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (47.83%) VRRP
8 7 (30.43%) Network Security
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
10 4 (17.39%) tcpdump
10 4 (17.39%) snoop
10 4 (17.39%) Internet
10 4 (17.39%) TACACS
10 4 (17.39%) Gigabit Ethernet
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
1 7 (30.43%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Spanish Language
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Network Engineer
2 15 (65.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 15 (65.22%) Security Engineer
3 9 (39.13%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (34.78%) Senior Security Engineer
4 8 (34.78%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Consultant
6 3 (13.04%) Network Consultant
6 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Network Team Leader
8 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
8 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Integration Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
3 4 (17.39%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Solaris
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
2 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Low Latency
4 1 (4.35%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (52.17%) CCNP
3 5 (21.74%) CCSE
3 5 (21.74%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) CCNA
4 4 (17.39%) CISSP
4 4 (17.39%) CCIE
4 4 (17.39%) CCSP
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.70%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Nmap
2 3 (13.04%) ProxySG
3 2 (8.70%) Squid
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Postfix
4 1 (4.35%) NFS
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) CheckPoint
3 17 (73.91%) Blue Coat
3 17 (73.91%) Sourcefire
4 15 (65.22%) Juniper
4 15 (65.22%) F5
5 2 (8.70%) Splunk
5 2 (8.70%) Websense
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) Qualys
6 1 (4.35%) Tripwire
6 1 (4.35%) LogRhythm
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle