The table below looks at the statistics for Snort skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 560 549 531
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing Snort 18 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.016% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 0.17% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
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£428 £383 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £377 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £389 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average 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
4895 4726 4233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2440 1966
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 550 754
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Snort
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Snort within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 January 2015.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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
England -12 18 £428 +11.76% 8
London +7 7 £475 +24.18% 3
South East -17 7 £450 - 2
Surrey - 4 £450 -
South West - 3 £315 -
Wiltshire - 3 £315 -
Hampshire - 3 £405 -
Swindon - 2 £315 -
East of England +6 1 £400 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 35 (74.47%) Cisco
1 35 (74.47%) Firewall
2 28 (59.57%) TCP/IP
3 24 (51.06%) Sourcefire
4 22 (46.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (46.81%) Juniper
5 21 (44.68%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (36.17%) CheckPoint
7 16 (34.04%) Linux
7 16 (34.04%) Blue Coat
8 15 (31.91%) Wireshark
8 15 (31.91%) LAN
8 15 (31.91%) WAN
8 15 (31.91%) CCNA
9 14 (29.79%) Information Security
10 13 (27.66%) OSPF
10 13 (27.66%) BGP
10 13 (27.66%) CCNP
10 13 (27.66%) Windows
10 13 (27.66%) F5
10 13 (27.66%) HSRP
11 12 (25.53%) SIEM
11 12 (25.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (25.53%) VPN
11 12 (25.53%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (23.40%) Network Security
12 11 (23.40%) VLAN
13 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
13 10 (21.28%) CISSP
14 9 (19.15%) VRRP

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 35 (74.47%) Firewall
2 28 (59.57%) TCP/IP
3 22 (46.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (31.91%) Wireshark
4 15 (31.91%) LAN
4 15 (31.91%) WAN
5 13 (27.66%) OSPF
5 13 (27.66%) BGP
5 13 (27.66%) HSRP
6 12 (25.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (25.53%) VPN
6 12 (25.53%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (23.40%) Network Security
7 11 (23.40%) VLAN
8 9 (19.15%) VRRP
8 9 (19.15%) Internet
8 9 (19.15%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (17.02%) tcpdump
9 8 (17.02%) DNS
10 7 (14.89%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 6 (12.77%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Network Engineer
2 16 (34.04%) Security Engineer
3 14 (29.79%) Analyst
4 13 (27.66%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (21.28%) Consultant
6 9 (19.15%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (19.15%) Senior Security Engineer
7 8 (17.02%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 7 (14.89%) Network Consultant
8 7 (14.89%) Security Consultant
8 7 (14.89%) Network Security Consultant
9 6 (12.77%) Security Analyst
10 3 (6.38%) Operations Analyst
10 3 (6.38%) Security Operations Analyst
11 2 (4.26%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 2 (4.26%) Network Support
11 2 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
11 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
11 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
12 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Open Source
2 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Online Games
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) CESG
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Linux
2 13 (27.66%) Windows
3 6 (12.77%) UNIX
4 3 (6.38%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) SUSE
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Information Security
2 12 (25.53%) SIEM
3 9 (19.15%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.64%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (10.64%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (8.51%) Cyber Security
6 4 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.26%) Security Architecture
8 2 (4.26%) Information Assurance
8 2 (4.26%) Computer Security
8 2 (4.26%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.13%) ITIL
9 1 (2.13%) Test Management
9 1 (2.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
1 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.91%) CCNA
3 13 (27.66%) CCNP
4 10 (21.28%) CISSP
5 7 (14.89%) GIAC
5 7 (14.89%) GCIH
5 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
6 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
7 5 (10.64%) SSCP
7 5 (10.64%) CEH
7 5 (10.64%) GPEN
8 4 (8.51%) Degree
8 4 (8.51%) CCIE
8 4 (8.51%) CCSP
9 2 (4.26%) GCIA
9 2 (4.26%) CCSE
10 1 (2.13%) CISA
10 1 (2.13%) CISM
10 1 (2.13%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
2 6 (12.77%) GPG13
2 6 (12.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Squid
2 4 (8.51%) Nmap
2 4 (8.51%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.13%) Firmware
3 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) Nessus
2 5 (10.64%) OPNET
3 2 (4.26%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.26%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 35 (74.47%) Cisco
2 24 (51.06%) Sourcefire
3 22 (46.81%) Juniper
4 17 (36.17%) CheckPoint
5 16 (34.04%) Blue Coat
6 13 (27.66%) F5
7 8 (17.02%) ArcSight
8 7 (14.89%) Splunk
9 6 (12.77%) Websense
10 5 (10.64%) Sun
10 5 (10.64%) HP
10 5 (10.64%) LogLogic
11 3 (6.38%) TippingPoint
12 2 (4.26%) Rapid7
12 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
12 2 (4.26%) Altiris
12 2 (4.26%) Qualys
12 2 (4.26%) Tripwire
12 2 (4.26%) IBM
12 2 (4.26%) Microsoft