The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 of the System Software category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 582 533 580
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +47
Contract jobs citing Snort 5 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.023% 0.013%
As % of the System Software category 0.095% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate £394 £420 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +44.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £356 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £484 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
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 £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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
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 27 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -88 5 £394 -6.25% 12
London -22 3 £475 +13.09% 3
Hampshire +3 2 £394 - 6
City of London -12 2 £475 -5.00% 1
South East -15 2 £394 - 7
Southampton -11 1 £425 - 4
South West - 1 £363 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North West - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
1 6 (42.86%) Sourcefire
1 6 (42.86%) SIEM
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Symantec
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Perl
3 4 (28.57%) Nmap
3 4 (28.57%) Nessus
4 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (21.43%) Ruby
4 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) ArcSight
4 3 (21.43%) LogLogic
4 3 (21.43%) ISA Server
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (14.29%) Splunk
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) tcpdump
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
3 2 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) SSH
4 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
4 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) NetScreen
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) KDB
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Metasploit
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Xerces
1 1 (7.14%) Xalan
1 1 (7.14%) wxWidgets
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (7.14%) Regular Expression
1 1 (7.14%) CORBA
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) OpenSolaris
5 1 (7.14%) SUSE
5 1 (7.14%) Debian
5 1 (7.14%) FreeBSD
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) SIEM
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Forensics
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security
3 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) MOF
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) C-shell
3 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Korn
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Lisp
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Nmap
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) ISA Server
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 2 (14.29%) Squid
4 1 (7.14%) Xen
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) qmail
4 1 (7.14%) Postfix
4 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (7.14%) OpenSSH
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
4 1 (7.14%) NFS
4 1 (7.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Sourcefire
2 5 (35.71%) Symantec
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) ArcSight
4 3 (21.43%) LogLogic
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Splunk
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Qualys
5 2 (14.29%) Tripwire
6 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.14%) Akamai
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
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Connectus
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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