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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 249 231 225
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs citing Snort 8 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.086% 0.098% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 0.88% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.23% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00
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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
1137 1028 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.16% 11.20% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 493 503
Average daily rate £358 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 145 168
Average hourly rate £20.19 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.15% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -3.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Snort across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Snort Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 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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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 -4 3 £525 +23.52% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £350 - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -
Snort
England

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 12 (92.31%) TCP/IP
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 8 (61.54%) WAN
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Sourcefire
4 6 (46.15%) Network Security
4 6 (46.15%) Computer Forensics
5 5 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (38.46%) VLAN
5 5 (38.46%) Wireshark
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
5 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco
6 4 (30.77%) Juniper
6 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
6 4 (30.77%) Internet
6 4 (30.77%) OSPF
6 4 (30.77%) BGP
6 4 (30.77%) VRRP
6 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
6 4 (30.77%) HTTP
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (30.77%) NX-OS
6 4 (30.77%) tcpdump
6 4 (30.77%) F5
6 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) SIEM

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 12 (92.31%) TCP/IP
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 8 (61.54%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) Network Security
4 5 (38.46%) VLAN
4 5 (38.46%) Wireshark
4 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) Internet
5 4 (30.77%) OSPF
5 4 (30.77%) BGP
5 4 (30.77%) VRRP
5 4 (30.77%) HTTP
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
5 4 (30.77%) NX-OS
5 4 (30.77%) tcpdump
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (30.77%) HSRP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 7 (53.85%) Security Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security Specialist
4 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Security Specialist
4 3 (23.08%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Network Support
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) PKI
1 3 (23.08%) CESG
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Forensics
2 5 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) SIEM
4 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security
4 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (23.08%) Change Control
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Perl
1 3 (23.08%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Sourcefire
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
3 4 (30.77%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Splunk
5 1 (7.69%) ArcSight