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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 590 579 558
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -21
Contract jobs citing Snort 30 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.059% 0.041%
As % of the System Software category 0.54% 0.61% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 11
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£475 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £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
5607 5266 5034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 9.64% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 2901 2540
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 619 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015.

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 17 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 31 July 2015. 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 -27 29 £475 +11.76% 11
London +1 14 £475 +13.09% 5
South West - 6 £410 - 1
South East -24 5 £338 -20.58% 4
City of London -9 4 £475 -
West Sussex - 3 - -
Gatwick - 3 - -
West Midlands +4 2 - -
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £338 -
Milton Keynes -6 2 £338 -
Gloucester - 2 £410 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £600 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £410 -
Wiltshire - 2 £383 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £383 -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 24 (43.64%) TCP/IP
1 24 (43.64%) Firewall
1 24 (43.64%) Sourcefire
2 22 (40.00%) Cisco
3 20 (36.36%) Linux
4 19 (34.55%) VPN
4 19 (34.55%) CheckPoint
5 18 (32.73%) Network Security
6 17 (30.91%) Cyber Security
7 16 (29.09%) SIEM
7 16 (29.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (29.09%) LAN
7 16 (29.09%) WAN
8 15 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
9 14 (25.45%) F5
10 13 (23.64%) UNIX
10 13 (23.64%) OSPF
11 12 (21.82%) Juniper
11 12 (21.82%) Windows
11 12 (21.82%) Blue Coat
12 11 (20.00%) CCSE
12 11 (20.00%) DNS
12 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (20.00%) BGP
12 11 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (20.00%) HSRP
12 11 (20.00%) VLAN
12 11 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
12 11 (20.00%) NX-OS
13 9 (16.36%) VRRP

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (3.64%) nginx
1 2 (3.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (43.64%) TCP/IP
1 24 (43.64%) Firewall
2 19 (34.55%) VPN
3 18 (32.73%) Network Security
4 16 (29.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (29.09%) LAN
4 16 (29.09%) WAN
5 15 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (23.64%) OSPF
7 11 (20.00%) BGP
7 11 (20.00%) DNS
7 11 (20.00%) VLAN
7 11 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (20.00%) HSRP
7 11 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
7 11 (20.00%) NX-OS
8 9 (16.36%) IPsec
8 9 (16.36%) VRRP
8 9 (16.36%) HTTP
9 8 (14.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) MySQL
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.64%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
1 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (3.64%) RSpec
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.64%) GitLab
General
1 6 (10.91%) Banking
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Games
3 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Network Engineer
2 16 (29.09%) Analyst
3 14 (25.45%) Security Analyst
3 14 (25.45%) Security Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Security Manager
6 7 (12.73%) Security Operations Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Security Specialist
9 3 (5.45%) Cyber Security Specialist
9 3 (5.45%) Cyber Security Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) .NET
1 5 (9.09%) Web Services
2 3 (5.45%) HTML
2 3 (5.45%) CSS
3 2 (3.64%) AppFabric
3 2 (3.64%) REST
3 2 (3.64%) MCollective
4 1 (1.82%) WCF
4 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) PKI
2 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) CESG
5 2 (3.64%) SCADA
6 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) Linux
2 13 (23.64%) UNIX
3 12 (21.82%) Windows
4 5 (9.09%) Ubuntu
5 3 (5.45%) CentOS
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.64%) SmartOS
6 2 (3.64%) CoreOS
6 2 (3.64%) Solaris
7 1 (1.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Cyber Security
2 16 (29.09%) SIEM
3 8 (14.55%) Open Source
3 8 (14.55%) Incident Management
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
4 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
4 6 (10.91%) Information Security
4 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
4 6 (10.91%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (9.09%) Computer Forensics
5 5 (9.09%) Data Security
5 5 (9.09%) Security Management
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (9.09%) ITIL V2
6 4 (7.27%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Management
6 4 (7.27%) BCP
6 4 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.27%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) C
2 4 (7.27%) C++
3 3 (5.45%) Java
3 3 (5.45%) Perl
3 3 (5.45%) PHP
4 2 (3.64%) Python
4 2 (3.64%) Ruby
5 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (20.00%) CCSE
2 7 (12.73%) Check Point Certification
2 7 (12.73%) Degree
3 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) GIAC
3 6 (10.91%) CCSA
4 5 (9.09%) GCIH
4 5 (9.09%) CCNA
5 4 (7.27%) CCNP
5 4 (7.27%) GCIA
5 4 (7.27%) CISM
6 3 (5.45%) CISSP
6 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) BC Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.64%) CCSP
7 2 (3.64%) ISEB
8 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Squid
2 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) Varnish
3 2 (3.64%) vCloud
3 2 (3.64%) KVM
3 2 (3.64%) Docker
3 2 (3.64%) LXC
3 2 (3.64%) iptables
3 2 (3.64%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Nessus
2 2 (3.64%) Puppet
2 2 (3.64%) CFEngine
2 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.64%) HAProxy
2 2 (3.64%) Ansible
2 2 (3.64%) systemd
2 2 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.82%) OSSEC
3 1 (1.82%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) OPNET
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Sourcefire
2 22 (40.00%) Cisco
3 19 (34.55%) CheckPoint
4 14 (25.45%) F5
5 12 (21.82%) Blue Coat
5 12 (21.82%) Juniper
6 5 (9.09%) Nokia
7 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.27%) ArcSight
8 3 (5.45%) Websense
9 2 (3.64%) VMware
9 2 (3.64%) Qualys
9 2 (3.64%) LogLogic
9 2 (3.64%) IBM
9 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.64%) SaltStack
9 2 (3.64%) Splunk
10 1 (1.82%) Symantec
10 1 (1.82%) McAfee
10 1 (1.82%) Citrix
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