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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 627 611 621
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing Snort 13 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.043% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 0.43% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 3
Average daily rate £475 £500 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £350 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £563 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
6393 5567 5416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.44% 9.99% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3916 3066 2793
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 660 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.15 £33.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 29 April 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 12 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -31 13 £475 -9.52% 6
London -19 5 £464 -11.66% 4
North West - 3 £475 -
Manchester - 3 £475 -
City of London +43 2 £500 -
Bristol - 2 £470 -
South West - 2 £470 - 2
South East -22 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £575 -
Warwickshire - 1 £575 -
Warwick - 1 £575 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 14 (53.85%) Firewall
1 14 (53.85%) Sourcefire
2 13 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco
3 12 (46.15%) SIEM
4 11 (42.31%) LAN
4 11 (42.31%) WAN
5 10 (38.46%) VPN
5 10 (38.46%) Network Security
6 9 (34.62%) Linux
6 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
6 9 (34.62%) OSPF
7 8 (30.77%) BGP
7 8 (30.77%) VRRP
7 8 (30.77%) CISSP
7 8 (30.77%) VLAN
7 8 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) F5
7 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (30.77%) HSRP
7 8 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
8 7 (26.92%) NX-OS
8 7 (26.92%) Proventia
8 7 (26.92%) Security Operations
8 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) Blue Coat
8 7 (26.92%) Juniper
9 6 (23.08%) Windows
9 6 (23.08%) CCSE

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (3.85%) Confluence
1 1 (3.85%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) Firewall
2 13 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (42.31%) LAN
3 11 (42.31%) WAN
4 10 (38.46%) Network Security
4 10 (38.46%) VPN
5 9 (34.62%) OSPF
6 8 (30.77%) BGP
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (30.77%) HSRP
6 8 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
6 8 (30.77%) VLAN
6 8 (30.77%) VRRP
7 7 (26.92%) NX-OS
8 6 (23.08%) Wireshark
9 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (19.23%) tcpdump
10 4 (15.38%) DNS
11 3 (11.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MariaDB
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.85%) GitLab
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) RSpec
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Spanish Language
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Security Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Security Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Security Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Kafka
2 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.85%) MCollective
2 1 (3.85%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) SCADA
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) CoreOS
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) SIEM
2 7 (26.92%) Security Operations
3 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 5 (19.23%) Information Security
4 5 (19.23%) Network Packet Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) DevOps
6 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.69%) Coaching
7 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (7.69%) ITSM
7 2 (7.69%) Machine Learning
7 2 (7.69%) Microservices
7 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (7.69%) Open Source
7 2 (7.69%) Service Management
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (3.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CISSP
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) CCSE
4 4 (15.38%) GCIH
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 3 (11.54%) GCIA
6 2 (7.69%) CCNP
6 2 (7.69%) CEH
6 2 (7.69%) CREST Certified
6 2 (7.69%) GIAC
6 2 (7.69%) SANS
7 1 (3.85%) CCNA
7 1 (3.85%) CCSP
7 1 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) MCSA
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Btrfs
3 1 (3.85%) iptables
3 1 (3.85%) KVM
3 1 (3.85%) LXC
3 1 (3.85%) Squid
3 1 (3.85%) Varnish
3 1 (3.85%) vCloud
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Proventia
2 3 (11.54%) Kubernetes
2 3 (11.54%) Nessus
2 3 (11.54%) RSA enVision
3 2 (7.69%) Nagios
3 2 (7.69%) OSSEC
4 1 (3.85%) Ansible
4 1 (3.85%) CFEngine
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.85%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.85%) Puppet
4 1 (3.85%) systemd
4 1 (3.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Sourcefire
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco
3 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
4 8 (30.77%) F5
5 7 (26.92%) Blue Coat
5 7 (26.92%) Juniper
6 6 (23.08%) Splunk
7 5 (19.23%) IBM
8 4 (15.38%) ArcSight
9 3 (11.54%) VMware
10 2 (7.69%) LogRhythm
10 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
11 1 (3.85%) Avaya
11 1 (3.85%) LogLogic
11 1 (3.85%) NetWitness
11 1 (3.85%) Nokia
11 1 (3.85%) Qualys
11 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
11 1 (3.85%) SaltStack
11 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
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