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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 250 225 214
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -11
Contract jobs citing Snort 8 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.085% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 1.98% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 5
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£350 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
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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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1148 1011 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.27% 11.29% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 490 546
Average daily rate £363 £335 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 131 177
Average hourly rate £19.75 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.39% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 July 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
West Sussex - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 3 - -
Hampshire -15 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -
Snort
England

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 9 (60.00%) Network Security
4 7 (46.67%) HTTP
4 7 (46.67%) Sourcefire
4 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 7 (46.67%) WAN
5 6 (40.00%) UNIX
5 6 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
6 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (26.67%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (26.67%) NX-OS
6 4 (26.67%) C
6 4 (26.67%) C++
6 4 (26.67%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) Juniper
6 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
6 4 (26.67%) Firewall
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 4 (26.67%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) VRRP
6 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
6 4 (26.67%) VLAN
6 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
6 4 (26.67%) SIEM
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (60.00%) Network Security
3 7 (46.67%) HTTP
3 7 (46.67%) LAN
3 7 (46.67%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) OSPF
4 4 (26.67%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) VRRP
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (26.67%) VLAN
4 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (26.67%) tcpdump
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (26.67%) HSRP
4 4 (26.67%) Spanning Tree
4 4 (26.67%) NX-OS
5 3 (20.00%) LDAP
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
1 7 (46.67%) Security Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (20.00%) CESG
1 3 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) Open Source
2 4 (26.67%) SIEM
2 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Change Control
3 3 (20.00%) Cyber Security
3 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
1 4 (26.67%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCSE
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Sourcefire
2 4 (26.67%) F5
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper
2 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Splunk
4 1 (6.67%) ArcSight