The table below looks at the statistics for Snort skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 641 627 614
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs citing Snort 12 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.062% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.62% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 26 16
Median daily rate £600 £475 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +15.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £350 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £475 £438
% change year-on-year
+36.84% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6465 5841 5878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.11% 10.07% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3323 3270
Median daily rate £405 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 625 716
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £41.15 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

Snort
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Snort as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Snort Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Snort
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Snort within the UK.

Snort Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Snort
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Snort within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Snort Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Snort
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Snort within the UK.

Snort Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Snort
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 12 £600 +26.31% 5
South West +12 4 - -
Bristol -1 4 - -
London -21 4 £500 +5.26% 5
South East +17 2 £700 +100.00%
Thames Valley - 2 £700 -
East of England +10 1 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £550 -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Snort also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Snort.

1 24 (75.00%) Linux
2 19 (59.38%) SIEM
3 14 (43.75%) Splunk
3 14 (43.75%) Finance
4 13 (40.63%) Information Security
4 13 (40.63%) Open Source
5 12 (37.50%) Firewall
5 12 (37.50%) Cisco
6 11 (34.38%) Python
6 11 (34.38%) Windows
7 10 (31.25%) CISSP
8 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL
8 8 (25.00%) Ruby
8 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) Security Operations
9 7 (21.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (21.88%) Perl
10 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 6 (18.75%) VPN
10 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
10 6 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (18.75%) Network Security
11 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (15.63%) Analytics
11 5 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (15.63%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
11 5 (15.63%) Nessus

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (9.38%) OpenStack
1 3 (9.38%) Zimbra
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) Firewall
2 6 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (18.75%) Network Security
2 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.75%) VPN
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
4 4 (12.50%) BGP
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (12.50%) DHCP
4 4 (12.50%) SAN
5 3 (9.38%) BIG-IP
5 3 (9.38%) Internet
5 3 (9.38%) LDAP
5 3 (9.38%) SSL
6 2 (6.25%) SSH
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (3.13%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.13%) VPLS
7 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.38%) git-flow
1 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Military
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Security Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Security Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Cloud Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.13%) Kafka
3 1 (3.13%) OAuth
3 1 (3.13%) SAML
3 1 (3.13%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (9.38%) Private Cloud
2 3 (9.38%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.13%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.13%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Linux
2 11 (34.38%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Unix
4 2 (6.25%) AIX
4 2 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) SIEM
2 13 (40.63%) Information Security
2 13 (40.63%) Open Source
3 8 (25.00%) ITIL
4 7 (21.88%) Security Operations
4 7 (21.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
6 5 (15.63%) Analytics
6 5 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
6 5 (15.63%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (12.50%) Change Management
7 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.38%) Coaching
8 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.38%) Security Architecture
8 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.38%) Virtual Team Management
9 2 (6.25%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Python
2 8 (25.00%) Ruby
3 7 (21.88%) Perl
4 5 (15.63%) Java
5 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.38%) SQL
6 2 (6.25%) C
7 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) CISSP
2 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
4 5 (15.63%) CEH
5 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) CISM
6 3 (9.38%) CISMP
6 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 3 (9.38%) GCIA
6 3 (9.38%) GIAC
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.25%) GSEC
7 2 (6.25%) SANS
8 1 (3.13%) CCNA
8 1 (3.13%) CCNP
8 1 (3.13%) CCSP
8 1 (3.13%) ECSA
8 1 (3.13%) GCIH
8 1 (3.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) COBIT
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Docker
2 3 (9.38%) NFS
2 3 (9.38%) Squid
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Shibboleth
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Nessus
2 3 (9.38%) CFEngine
2 3 (9.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (9.38%) logstash
2 3 (9.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 3 (9.38%) QRadar
2 3 (9.38%) ZABBIX
3 2 (6.25%) OSSEC
3 2 (6.25%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.13%) Nagios
4 1 (3.13%) RSA enVision
4 1 (3.13%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Splunk
2 12 (37.50%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (15.63%) Intel Security
5 4 (12.50%) ArcSight
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 4 (12.50%) Sourcefire
6 3 (9.38%) AlienVault
6 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.38%) ScanSafe
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) F5
7 1 (3.13%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.13%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) Qualys
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) VMware