The table below looks at the statistics for Snort skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 623 610 598
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Contract jobs citing Snort 20 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.046% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 0.30% 0.44% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 18
Median daily rate £525 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £384 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £555 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £398 £425
% change year-on-year
+35.22% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

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
6741 5912 5450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.55% 10.55% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4156 3339 2950
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 613 628
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

Snort
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Snort as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 20 £525 +20.00% 6
London +7 16 £525 - 3
City of London - 4 £568 - 1
Docklands, London - 3 £525 -
Surbiton - 2 £550 -
South West -5 1 £525 +32.07%
East of England - 1 £550 - 2
North West - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £550 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £525 -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Snort also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Snort.

1 18 (54.55%) Linux
1 18 (54.55%) SIEM
2 16 (48.48%) Splunk
3 13 (39.39%) Open Source
4 11 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 11 (33.33%) Cisco
4 11 (33.33%) Firewall
5 10 (30.30%) Sourcefire
6 9 (27.27%) Ruby
6 9 (27.27%) Finance
6 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 9 (27.27%) Python
6 9 (27.27%) CISSP
6 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 8 (24.24%) Information Security
8 7 (21.21%) BGP
8 7 (21.21%) Perl
8 7 (21.21%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) VPN
8 7 (21.21%) DNS
8 7 (21.21%) Network Security
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (21.21%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (18.18%) Docker
9 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
9 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (18.18%) LAN
9 6 (18.18%) WAN
9 6 (18.18%) Incident Management

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (9.09%) OpenStack
1 3 (9.09%) Zimbra
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) Firewall
2 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 7 (21.21%) BGP
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (21.21%) DNS
3 7 (21.21%) Network Security
3 7 (21.21%) VPN
4 6 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (18.18%) LAN
4 6 (18.18%) WAN
5 5 (15.15%) DHCP
5 5 (15.15%) LDAP
5 5 (15.15%) OSPF
5 5 (15.15%) tcpdump
5 5 (15.15%) Wireshark
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (12.12%) HSRP
6 4 (12.12%) SAN
6 4 (12.12%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (12.12%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) MariaDB
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) git-flow
3 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.03%) GitLab
3 1 (3.03%) RSpec
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Security Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Security Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Security Operations Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Security Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) Kafka
3 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.03%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (3.03%) MCollective
3 1 (3.03%) OAuth
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) SAML
3 1 (3.03%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
2 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.06%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) SCADA
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) CoreOS
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) SmartOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) SIEM
2 13 (39.39%) Open Source
3 11 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 8 (24.24%) Information Security
5 7 (21.21%) ITIL
6 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 6 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (15.15%) Network Packet Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (12.12%) Change Management
8 4 (12.12%) Coaching
8 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.12%) Service Management
9 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.09%) DevOps
9 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
10 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Python
1 9 (27.27%) Ruby
2 7 (21.21%) Perl
3 5 (15.15%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) CISSP
1 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) CEH
3 3 (9.09%) GCIA
3 3 (9.09%) GCIH
3 3 (9.09%) GIAC
4 2 (6.06%) CCNP
4 2 (6.06%) CCSE
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) CISM
4 2 (6.06%) CISMP
4 2 (6.06%) CREST Certified
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) SANS
5 1 (3.03%) CCSP
5 1 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 3 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (3.03%) COBIT
3 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Docker
2 4 (12.12%) Squid
3 3 (9.09%) NFS
4 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) Btrfs
4 1 (3.03%) iptables
4 1 (3.03%) KVM
4 1 (3.03%) LXC
4 1 (3.03%) Shibboleth
4 1 (3.03%) Varnish
4 1 (3.03%) vCloud
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) CFEngine
1 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 3 (9.09%) logstash
2 3 (9.09%) Nessus
2 3 (9.09%) OSSEC
2 3 (9.09%) Proventia
2 3 (9.09%) RSA enVision
2 3 (9.09%) ZABBIX
3 2 (6.06%) Nagios
4 1 (3.03%) Ansible
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.03%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.03%) rkt
4 1 (3.03%) systemd
4 1 (3.03%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Splunk
2 11 (33.33%) Cisco
3 10 (30.30%) Sourcefire
4 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
4 5 (15.15%) IBM
5 4 (12.12%) ArcSight
5 4 (12.12%) F5
6 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 3 (9.09%) Juniper
6 3 (9.09%) LogRhythm
7 2 (6.06%) VMware
8 1 (3.03%) Avaya
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix
8 1 (3.03%) EMC
8 1 (3.03%) Forcepoint
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.03%) Nokia
8 1 (3.03%) Qualys
8 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
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