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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 540 546 570
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +24
Contract jobs citing Snort 32 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.039% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.40% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 6
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£425 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £538 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £238
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +68.42%
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
5082 4990 4772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.57% 9.81% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2782 2511 2250
Average daily rate £325 £344 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.52% +2.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 619 658
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 July 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 23 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 July 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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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 +5 31 £425 +13.33% 6
South East +1 19 £425 +13.33% 2
Hampshire -2 17 £425 +13.33% 2
Basingstoke +29 13 £425 +21.42%
London +22 11 £420 +42.97% 3
City of London +25 4 - - 2
Southampton - 3 £425 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
West Midlands - 1 £313 - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 21 (56.76%) Sourcefire
1 21 (56.76%) Linux
2 19 (51.35%) Windows
3 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
3 17 (45.95%) Cisco
4 16 (43.24%) CheckPoint
4 16 (43.24%) PCI DSS
4 16 (43.24%) Firewall
5 15 (40.54%) Blue Coat
5 15 (40.54%) CISSP
5 15 (40.54%) Apache
6 14 (37.84%) Python
6 14 (37.84%) PHP
6 14 (37.84%) MySQL
6 14 (37.84%) Red Hat
6 14 (37.84%) Ruby
6 14 (37.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (37.84%) Bash Shell
7 13 (35.14%) Open Source
7 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
7 13 (35.14%) Juniper
7 13 (35.14%) IIS
7 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
8 12 (32.43%) LAN
8 12 (32.43%) WAN
8 12 (32.43%) VPN
8 12 (32.43%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (32.43%) F5
9 11 (29.73%) VLAN
10 10 (27.03%) OSPF

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (40.54%) Apache
2 13 (35.14%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
2 16 (43.24%) Firewall
3 12 (32.43%) LAN
3 12 (32.43%) WAN
3 12 (32.43%) VPN
3 12 (32.43%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (29.73%) VLAN
5 10 (27.03%) OSPF
5 10 (27.03%) BGP
5 10 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (27.03%) HSRP
6 9 (24.32%) VRRP
7 6 (16.22%) Network Security
7 6 (16.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (13.51%) DNS
9 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (5.41%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
10 2 (5.41%) NetScreen
10 2 (5.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) DB2
2 1 (2.70%) KDB
2 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JUnit
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) JMeter
General
1 6 (16.22%) Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Security Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Network Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Tester
4 7 (18.92%) Penetration Tester
4 7 (18.92%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Security Tester
5 6 (16.22%) Senior Security Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) Security Consultant
6 5 (13.51%) Consultant
7 4 (10.81%) Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) Network Consultant
8 3 (8.11%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (8.11%) Security Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Security Operations Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
1 1 (2.70%) CORBA
1 1 (2.70%) wxWidgets
1 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (2.70%) Xerces
1 1 (2.70%) Xalan
1 1 (2.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Open Source
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Linux
2 19 (51.35%) Windows
3 14 (37.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (16.22%) Solaris
5 4 (10.81%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) AIX
6 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.70%) SUSE
6 1 (2.70%) Debian
6 1 (2.70%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Information Security
2 5 (13.51%) SIEM
3 2 (5.41%) Low Latency
3 2 (5.41%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Project Management
4 1 (2.70%) Security Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (2.70%) Information Assurance
4 1 (2.70%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (2.70%) Cyber Security
4 1 (2.70%) Change Control
4 1 (2.70%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Python
1 14 (37.84%) PHP
1 14 (37.84%) Ruby
1 14 (37.84%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.41%) C-shell
2 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) C++
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) Lisp
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) CISSP
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (18.92%) CCNP
4 5 (13.51%) CCNA
4 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
6 3 (8.11%) CCSE
7 2 (5.41%) GIAC
7 2 (5.41%) CEH
8 1 (2.70%) SSCP
8 1 (2.70%) CISA
8 1 (2.70%) CISM
8 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) Degree
8 1 (2.70%) GCIH
8 1 (2.70%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (43.24%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (8.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) ProxySG
1 4 (10.81%) Squid
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.70%) NFS
3 1 (2.70%) Xen
3 1 (2.70%) Nmap
3 1 (2.70%) qmail
3 1 (2.70%) Postfix
3 1 (2.70%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.70%) OpenSSH
3 1 (2.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Nessus
1 1 (2.70%) OPNET
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Sourcefire
2 17 (45.95%) Cisco
3 16 (43.24%) CheckPoint
4 15 (40.54%) Blue Coat
5 14 (37.84%) Red Hat
6 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
6 13 (35.14%) Juniper
7 12 (32.43%) F5
8 3 (8.11%) Websense
9 2 (5.41%) Splunk
9 2 (5.41%) VMware
9 2 (5.41%) Tripwire
9 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
9 2 (5.41%) Qualys
9 2 (5.41%) Oracle
10 1 (2.70%) IBM
10 1 (2.70%) Sybase
10 1 (2.70%) JBoss
10 1 (2.70%) Sun
10 1 (2.70%) NetApp
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