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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 567 560 562
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Snort 33 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.028% 0.041%
As % of the System Software category 0.62% 0.29% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 6
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£425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £549 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
5310 5148 4907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.65% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2979 2655 2375
Average daily rate £325 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 589 602
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 27 August 2014.

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 25 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 27 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 32 £425 +30.76% 6
London +9 17 £400 +3.22% 5
South East -5 14 £450 +38.46% 1
Hampshire -4 10 £438 +24.11% 1
Basingstoke +26 7 £450 +28.57% 1
City of London +27 6 £450 -19.10% 1
Southampton - 2 £425 -
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
Berkshire - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £313 -
Scotland - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 26 (57.78%) Sourcefire
1 26 (57.78%) Cisco
2 24 (53.33%) Firewall
3 21 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 21 (46.67%) Linux
3 21 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 20 (44.44%) Blue Coat
5 19 (42.22%) Windows
5 19 (42.22%) Juniper
6 18 (40.00%) CISSP
6 18 (40.00%) OSPF
6 18 (40.00%) BGP
6 18 (40.00%) HSRP
7 17 (37.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (37.78%) F5
7 17 (37.78%) LAN
7 17 (37.78%) WAN
8 16 (35.56%) VPN
8 16 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (35.56%) VLAN
8 16 (35.56%) Cisco IOS
8 16 (35.56%) Open Source
8 16 (35.56%) PCI DSS
9 15 (33.33%) Apache
10 14 (31.11%) Python
10 14 (31.11%) PHP
10 14 (31.11%) MySQL
10 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
10 14 (31.11%) Ruby
10 14 (31.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (33.33%) Apache
2 13 (28.89%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (53.33%) Firewall
2 21 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 18 (40.00%) OSPF
3 18 (40.00%) BGP
3 18 (40.00%) HSRP
4 17 (37.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (37.78%) LAN
4 17 (37.78%) WAN
5 16 (35.56%) VPN
5 16 (35.56%) VLAN
5 16 (35.56%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (28.89%) VRRP
7 10 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (20.00%) Network Security
9 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (11.11%) Wireshark
10 5 (11.11%) DNS
11 4 (8.89%) Internet
11 4 (8.89%) tcpdump
12 3 (6.67%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.11%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) DB2
2 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.22%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JUnit
1 1 (2.22%) JMeter
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
1 8 (17.78%) Banking
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) Security Engineer
2 19 (42.22%) Network Engineer
3 16 (35.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (24.44%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (22.22%) Senior Security Engineer
5 10 (22.22%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Security Tester
6 7 (15.56%) Penetration Tester
6 7 (15.56%) Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Network Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Security Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Security Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) IT Security Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Storage Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
1 1 (2.22%) CORBA
1 1 (2.22%) Xerces
1 1 (2.22%) Xalan
1 1 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (2.22%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Open Source
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Linux
2 19 (42.22%) Windows
3 14 (31.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (13.33%) Solaris
5 3 (6.67%) UNIX
6 1 (2.22%) AIX
6 1 (2.22%) SUSE
6 1 (2.22%) Debian
6 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.22%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) Information Security
2 5 (11.11%) SIEM
3 2 (4.44%) Low Latency
3 2 (4.44%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.22%) Security Testing
4 1 (2.22%) Information Assurance
4 1 (2.22%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.22%) Project Management
4 1 (2.22%) Change Control
4 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (2.22%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) PHP
1 14 (31.11%) Python
1 14 (31.11%) Ruby
1 14 (31.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.44%) Perl
2 2 (4.44%) C-shell
3 1 (2.22%) Korn
3 1 (2.22%) Lisp
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) C++
3 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) CISSP
2 16 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (28.89%) CCNP
4 7 (15.56%) CCNA
5 5 (11.11%) CCSE
5 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.89%) Degree
6 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.67%) CCIE
7 3 (6.67%) CCSP
8 2 (4.44%) CEH
8 2 (4.44%) GIAC
9 1 (2.22%) GCIH
9 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.22%) GPEN
9 1 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (2.22%) SSCP
9 1 (2.22%) CISA
9 1 (2.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (35.56%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (6.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) ProxySG
1 4 (8.89%) Nmap
1 4 (8.89%) Squid
2 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) qmail
3 1 (2.22%) Postfix
3 1 (2.22%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.22%) OpenSSH
3 1 (2.22%) KVM
3 1 (2.22%) NFS
3 1 (2.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Nessus
2 1 (2.22%) OPNET
Vendors
1 26 (57.78%) Cisco
1 26 (57.78%) Sourcefire
2 21 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 20 (44.44%) Blue Coat
4 19 (42.22%) Juniper
5 17 (37.78%) F5
6 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
7 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.67%) Websense
9 2 (4.44%) VMware
9 2 (4.44%) Tripwire
9 2 (4.44%) Oracle
9 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.44%) Qualys
10 1 (2.22%) Akamai
10 1 (2.22%) Splunk
10 1 (2.22%) ArcSight
10 1 (2.22%) LogLogic
10 1 (2.22%) Sybase
10 1 (2.22%) JBoss
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