The table below looks at the statistics for Snort skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 242 237 252
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing Snort 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.076% 0.057% 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 0.64% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£450 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1098 1057 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.87% 12.15% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 522 410
Average daily rate £325 £328 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £193 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 126 138
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £32.55 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

Snort
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Snort Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Snort
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Snort Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Snort
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Snort Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Snort
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Hampshire -13 4 £438 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Snort
England

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 17 (73.91%) Windows
3 14 (60.87%) CISSP
3 14 (60.87%) PCI DSS
4 13 (56.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (56.52%) Open Source
4 13 (56.52%) Bash Shell
4 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 13 (56.52%) Red Hat
4 13 (56.52%) PHP
4 13 (56.52%) MySQL
4 13 (56.52%) IIS
4 13 (56.52%) Apache
4 13 (56.52%) Python
4 13 (56.52%) MS Excel
4 13 (56.52%) Ruby
5 10 (43.48%) Sourcefire
6 6 (26.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (21.74%) Juniper
7 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco
7 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) SIEM
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (17.39%) DNS
8 4 (17.39%) LAN
8 4 (17.39%) WAN
8 4 (17.39%) Solaris
8 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (56.52%) IIS
1 13 (56.52%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (56.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
3 4 (17.39%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) OSPF
3 4 (17.39%) BGP
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 3 (13.04%) HSRP
4 3 (13.04%) VLAN
4 3 (13.04%) VRRP
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.35%) tcpdump
6 1 (4.35%) LDAP
6 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) MySQL
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Security Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Penetration Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Security Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Open Source
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 17 (73.91%) Windows
3 13 (56.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) SIEM
2 3 (13.04%) Information Security
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (4.35%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
3 1 (4.35%) Change Control
3 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security
3 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) PHP
1 13 (56.52%) Python
1 13 (56.52%) Ruby
1 13 (56.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) CISSP
2 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) CCNP
4 2 (8.70%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CISA
5 1 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (4.35%) GIAC
5 1 (4.35%) CEH
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (60.87%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) GPG13
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.35%) Squid
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
1 13 (56.52%) Red Hat
2 10 (43.48%) Sourcefire
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) Juniper
4 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 4 (17.39%) Blue Coat
5 3 (13.04%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Websense