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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sourcefire Snort
UK
Rank 553 609 596
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -13
Contract jobs citing Snort 28 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.018% 0.039%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.17% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 10
Median daily rate £525 £525 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £338 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - £403
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median 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
5313 5157 5183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.06% 10.16% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3324 3072 2860
Median daily rate £400 £380 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 494 594
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £33.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 22 January 2017.

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 13 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +56 28 £525 - 5
London +16 17 £525 - 1
South West - 9 £333 - 1
New Malden - 7 - -
Swindon - 6 £315 -
Wiltshire - 6 £315 -
Bristol - 3 £560 -
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
North West +26 1 £438 -
Manchester +17 1 £438 -
Surrey - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £575 -
South East - 1 - - 1

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 19 (51.35%) Linux
1 19 (51.35%) Finance
1 19 (51.35%) Information Security
2 17 (45.95%) Unix
2 17 (45.95%) SIEM
3 14 (37.84%) Windows
3 14 (37.84%) Python
4 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
4 13 (35.14%) SQL
4 13 (35.14%) Open Source
5 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
5 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
5 12 (32.43%) Firewall
6 11 (29.73%) Nagios
6 11 (29.73%) Cisco
7 10 (27.03%) Perl
7 10 (27.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (24.32%) Sourcefire
8 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
8 9 (24.32%) .NET
8 9 (24.32%) ITIL
8 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
8 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
8 9 (24.32%) VMware
9 8 (21.62%) Samba
9 8 (21.62%) Java
9 8 (21.62%) SNMP
10 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
10 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
10 7 (18.92%) FreeBSD

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 7 (18.92%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (13.51%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Project
2 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
2 12 (32.43%) Firewall
3 10 (27.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (21.62%) SNMP
5 7 (18.92%) Multicast
6 6 (16.22%) Network Security
7 5 (13.51%) Internet
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (10.81%) DNS
9 3 (8.11%) SSH
9 3 (8.11%) VPN
10 2 (5.41%) SSL
11 1 (2.70%) HTTP
11 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
11 1 (2.70%) LDAP
11 1 (2.70%) OpenVPN
11 1 (2.70%) PuTTY
11 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Unix Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Unix Systems Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Systems Integrator
4 4 (10.81%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Unix Systems Integrator
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Security Technical Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Security Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Security Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) IT Architect
6 2 (5.41%) IT Security Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) .NET
2 7 (18.92%) ELK Stack
3 5 (13.51%) AppFabric
3 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
3 5 (13.51%) WCF
3 5 (13.51%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) Kafka
5 2 (5.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (8.11%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) RIA
5 1 (2.70%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.70%) SCADA
5 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Linux
2 17 (45.95%) Unix
3 14 (37.84%) Windows
4 7 (18.92%) FreeBSD
5 2 (5.41%) AIX
5 2 (5.41%) Solaris
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.70%) CentOS
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Information Security
2 17 (45.95%) SIEM
3 13 (35.14%) Open Source
4 9 (24.32%) ITIL
5 7 (18.92%) Analytics
6 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
6 6 (16.22%) Security Operations
6 6 (16.22%) Threat Modelling
7 5 (13.51%) Change Control
7 5 (13.51%) Data Protection
7 5 (13.51%) ETL
7 5 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
7 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
7 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.51%) Test Planning
7 5 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (8.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Python
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 10 (27.03%) Perl
4 8 (21.62%) Java
5 7 (18.92%) tcsh
6 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
7 3 (8.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) CISM
3 6 (16.22%) CISSP
4 5 (13.51%) CREST Certified
4 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
5 4 (10.81%) CHECK Team Member
5 4 (10.81%) ISEB
6 3 (8.11%) CEH
6 3 (8.11%) CISMP
7 2 (5.41%) GIAC
7 2 (5.41%) SANS
8 1 (2.70%) ECSA
8 1 (2.70%) GCIA
8 1 (2.70%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.70%) ISO27005
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Samba
2 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) Docker
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) Squid
5 1 (2.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) Nagios
2 7 (18.92%) Kibana
2 7 (18.92%) logstash
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle ZFS
2 7 (18.92%) SmokePing
3 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (16.22%) Nessus
4 5 (13.51%) OSSEC
5 4 (10.81%) QRadar
6 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
7 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (5.41%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (2.70%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (2.70%) HAProxy
8 1 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (2.70%) OpenVAS
8 1 (2.70%) Puppet
8 1 (2.70%) RSA enVision
8 1 (2.70%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
2 9 (24.32%) Sourcefire
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.92%) Splunk
4 6 (16.22%) Intel Security
5 5 (13.51%) Fortinet
5 5 (13.51%) Juniper
6 4 (10.81%) Citrix
6 4 (10.81%) ScanSafe
7 3 (8.11%) AlienVault
7 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.70%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle