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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 608 625 602
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Contract jobs citing Snort 13 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.034% 0.055%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 0.34% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 21
Median daily rate £394 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £351 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 - £368
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
6348 5541 5760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 10.03% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3953 3212 3163
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 628 720
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +17 13 £394 -7.35% 7
South West - 8 £333 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £315 -
Swindon - 5 £315 -
Bristol - 3 £560 -
Midlands - 2 - -
South East +35 1 £750 - 1
London -19 1 - - 4
Thames Valley - 1 £750 -
North West - 1 £438 -
Manchester - 1 £438 -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 22 (64.71%) Linux
1 22 (64.71%) SIEM
2 19 (55.88%) Finance
3 18 (52.94%) Information Security
4 15 (44.12%) Firewall
4 15 (44.12%) Windows
5 12 (35.29%) Python
5 12 (35.29%) Cisco
5 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
6 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
6 11 (32.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (29.41%) Open Source
7 10 (29.41%) Splunk
7 10 (29.41%) Unix
7 10 (29.41%) CISSP
7 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
8 9 (26.47%) ITIL
8 9 (26.47%) .NET
8 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
9 8 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (23.53%) Sourcefire
9 8 (23.53%) Network Security
10 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
10 7 (20.59%) PCI DSS
10 7 (20.59%) Ruby
10 7 (20.59%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (20.59%) Analytics
10 7 (20.59%) Intel Security
10 7 (20.59%) Perl
10 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP

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 4 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Project
1 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) Firewall
2 11 (32.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (23.53%) Network Security
4 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
5 6 (17.65%) Internet
6 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (5.88%) SSH
7 2 (5.88%) SSL
7 2 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Military
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Security Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Security Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) SOC Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Security Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Technical Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) CISSP Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) SOC Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) AppFabric
2 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (11.76%) WCF
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) OAuth
4 1 (2.94%) SAML
4 1 (2.94%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.71%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.94%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Linux
2 15 (44.12%) Windows
3 10 (29.41%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) AIX
4 2 (5.88%) Solaris
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) SIEM
2 18 (52.94%) Information Security
3 10 (29.41%) Open Source
4 9 (26.47%) ITIL
5 8 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (20.59%) Analytics
6 7 (20.59%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
7 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
8 5 (14.71%) Incident Management
8 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
8 5 (14.71%) Security Operations
8 5 (14.71%) Threat Modelling
9 4 (11.76%) Coaching
9 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
9 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Python
2 7 (20.59%) Perl
2 7 (20.59%) Ruby
3 6 (17.65%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
4 5 (14.71%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 10 (29.41%) CISSP
4 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
5 6 (17.65%) CISM
6 4 (11.76%) CREST Certified
6 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
7 3 (8.82%) CEH
7 3 (8.82%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (8.82%) CISMP
7 3 (8.82%) GCIA
7 3 (8.82%) ISEB
7 3 (8.82%) SANS
8 2 (5.88%) GIAC
8 2 (5.88%) GSEC
9 1 (2.94%) CCNA
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.94%) Degree
9 1 (2.94%) ECSA
9 1 (2.94%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) PCI DSS
2 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (14.71%) Nessus
1 5 (14.71%) QRadar
2 3 (8.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.88%) RSA enVision
3 2 (5.88%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (2.94%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
2 10 (29.41%) Splunk
3 8 (23.53%) Sourcefire
4 7 (20.59%) Intel Security
5 6 (17.65%) Juniper
5 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.71%) Citrix
6 5 (14.71%) Fortinet
6 5 (14.71%) ScanSafe
7 4 (11.76%) ArcSight
8 3 (8.82%) AlienVault
9 2 (5.88%) LogRhythm
10 1 (2.94%) NetWitness
10 1 (2.94%) Oracle
10 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.94%) VMware
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