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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 585 573 534
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -39
Contract jobs citing Snort 22 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.017% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.18% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 7
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£500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £455 £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

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
5332 5007 4441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.84% 9.51% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2998 2669 2133
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 619 619
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 21 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 22 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
England -15 20 £525 +23.52% 25
London -1 10 £525 +15.06% 9
South East -12 8 £438 +2.94% 11
Hampshire -6 3 £525 +23.52% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - - 1
Southampton -2 2 £525 +23.52%
Oxfordshire - 2 £350 - 2
South West +10 1 £390 +7.58% 3
Wiltshire +3 1 £390 +7.58%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £390 -
County Antrim - 1 £475 -
Belfast - 1 £475 -
Gatwick - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £350 - 2
Portsmouth - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -
Hammersmith - 1 £616 -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 21 (52.50%) Firewall
3 20 (50.00%) Sourcefire
4 19 (47.50%) Cisco
5 16 (40.00%) Juniper
6 15 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (37.50%) Network Security
7 14 (35.00%) Linux
8 13 (32.50%) LAN
8 13 (32.50%) WAN
8 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
8 13 (32.50%) Blue Coat
8 13 (32.50%) F5
9 12 (30.00%) VPN
10 10 (25.00%) VLAN
11 9 (22.50%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
11 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (22.50%) Windows
11 9 (22.50%) OSPF
11 9 (22.50%) BGP
11 9 (22.50%) VRRP
11 9 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (22.50%) HSRP
11 9 (22.50%) Spanning Tree
11 9 (22.50%) NX-OS
12 8 (20.00%) Wireshark
13 7 (17.50%) GIAC
13 7 (17.50%) GCIH
13 7 (17.50%) CCNA

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 21 (52.50%) Firewall
3 15 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (37.50%) Network Security
4 13 (32.50%) LAN
4 13 (32.50%) WAN
5 12 (30.00%) VPN
6 10 (25.00%) VLAN
7 9 (22.50%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (22.50%) OSPF
7 9 (22.50%) BGP
7 9 (22.50%) VRRP
7 9 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (22.50%) HSRP
7 9 (22.50%) Spanning Tree
7 9 (22.50%) NX-OS
8 8 (20.00%) Wireshark
9 6 (15.00%) tcpdump
9 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (12.50%) Games
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Legal
4 2 (5.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 14 (35.00%) Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) Security Engineer
4 10 (25.00%) Security Analyst
5 9 (22.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (17.50%) Security Consultant
6 7 (17.50%) Consultant
7 6 (15.00%) Network Consultant
7 6 (15.00%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (15.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 6 (15.00%) Security Operations Analyst
8 5 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 5 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) Security Specialist
9 3 (7.50%) Cyber Security Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) Cyber Security Specialist
10 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
11 1 (2.50%) Linux Consultant
11 1 (2.50%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Open Source
3 3 (7.50%) PKI
3 3 (7.50%) CESG
4 2 (5.00%) Online Games
5 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) Windows
3 4 (10.00%) UNIX
4 3 (7.50%) Solaris
5 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) CentOS
6 1 (2.50%) SUSE
6 1 (2.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
2 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (15.00%) SIEM
2 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (15.00%) Information Security
2 6 (15.00%) Computer Forensics
3 5 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (10.00%) Cyber Security
5 3 (7.50%) Information Assurance
5 3 (7.50%) Change Control
5 3 (7.50%) Security Architecture
5 3 (7.50%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Computer Security
7 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.50%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (2.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Perl
1 3 (7.50%) PHP
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.50%) GIAC
2 7 (17.50%) GCIH
2 7 (17.50%) CCNA
3 6 (15.00%) CCNP
3 6 (15.00%) GCIA
4 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) Degree
6 3 (7.50%) CCSE
7 2 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.50%) CEH
8 1 (2.50%) SSCP
8 1 (2.50%) CISM
8 1 (2.50%) ISEB
8 1 (2.50%) CISSP
8 1 (2.50%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.00%) GPG13
2 4 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Squid
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.50%) OSSEC
1 1 (2.50%) Nessus
1 1 (2.50%) Nagios
1 1 (2.50%) OPNET
1 1 (2.50%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 19 (47.50%) Cisco
3 16 (40.00%) Juniper
4 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
4 13 (32.50%) Blue Coat
4 13 (32.50%) F5
5 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.00%) Websense
7 3 (7.50%) ArcSight
8 2 (5.00%) Splunk
9 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.50%) Qualys
9 1 (2.50%) Altiris
9 1 (2.50%) Tripwire
9 1 (2.50%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.50%) Symantec
9 1 (2.50%) McAfee
9 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.50%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) IBM
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