The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sourcefire products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sourcefire over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 138 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.089% 0.17% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £369 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £488 -
% change year-on-year
-24.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 -
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1490 1068 1566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.35% 44.74% 43.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 608 872
Average daily rate £363 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 57 126
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Sourcefire
England

Sourcefire
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Sourcefire Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Sourcefire
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Sourcefire Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) CCNP
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) McAfee
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 5 (71.43%) CCNA
4 4 (57.14%) VoIP
4 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
4 4 (57.14%) Android
4 4 (57.14%) Network Management
5 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 2 (28.57%) Websense
5 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) ProxySG
6 1 (14.29%) Snort
6 1 (14.29%) Squid
6 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (14.29%) Telecoms

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 5 (71.43%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Designer
1 4 (57.14%) Designer
2 3 (42.86%) Security Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) ProxySG
1 1 (14.29%) Snort
1 1 (14.29%) Squid
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
3 5 (71.43%) McAfee
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
4 2 (28.57%) Websense
4 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint