The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sourcefire products and/or services 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 Sourcefire over the 3 months to 24 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sourcefire, Inc.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 243 225 254
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +29
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.072% 0.081% 0.011%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.17% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
Sourcefire
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4577 4208 4592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.09% 48.95% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2397 2125 1998
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 247 302
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Sourcefire
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Sourcefire Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Sourcefire
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Sourcefire Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Sourcefire
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Sourcefire Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Sourcefire
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 Sourcefire within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 4 £450 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Sourcefire
England

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Sourcefire 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 Sourcefire.

1 11 (78.57%) Snort
2 8 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) Juniper
3 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) SIEM
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Solaris
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) LAN
5 5 (35.71%) WAN
5 5 (35.71%) F5
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 4 (28.57%) OSPF
6 4 (28.57%) BGP
7 3 (21.43%) ProxySG
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (21.43%) VLAN
7 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (21.43%) VRRP
7 3 (21.43%) VPN
7 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (21.43%) HSRP
7 3 (21.43%) Network Security

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Sourcefire 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 Sourcefire. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (35.71%) LAN
3 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) OSPF
4 4 (28.57%) BGP
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 3 (21.43%) VRRP
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (21.43%) HSRP
6 2 (14.29%) tcpdump
6 2 (14.29%) SMTP
6 2 (14.29%) FTP
6 2 (14.29%) HTTP
6 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Security Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) CESG
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) SIEM
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) Information Security
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Business Development
3 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance
3 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) CISSP
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.14%) CISA
5 1 (7.14%) CISM
5 1 (7.14%) GIAC
5 1 (7.14%) CCSA
5 1 (7.14%) CEH
5 1 (7.14%) CCNP
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Snort
2 3 (21.43%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Juniper
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
3 5 (35.71%) F5
4 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) IronPort
5 1 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) ArcSight