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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 583 567 562
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Snort 29 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.022% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 4
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£384 £569 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.52% +68.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £544 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £594 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £51.25
UK excluding London average 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
5439 5154 4602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 10.10% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2983 2677 2182
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 637 705
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.15 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -4.24%

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 27 November 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 30 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 27 November 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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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 +13 24 £425 -25.27% 11
London 0 11 £381 -32.96% 5
South East -18 9 £450 - 3
Hampshire -28 5 £425 - 1
Southampton - 3 £450 -
East of England -12 2 £200 -
South West - 2 £525 - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Romsey - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Leamington Spa - - - -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 44 (70.97%) Cisco
2 42 (67.74%) Firewall
3 36 (58.06%) TCP/IP
4 33 (53.23%) Sourcefire
5 28 (45.16%) Juniper
6 27 (43.55%) LAN
6 27 (43.55%) WAN
7 26 (41.94%) CheckPoint
8 25 (40.32%) Linux
8 25 (40.32%) Blue Coat
9 24 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (37.10%) OSPF
10 23 (37.10%) BGP
10 23 (37.10%) VPN
10 23 (37.10%) F5
10 23 (37.10%) HSRP
11 22 (35.48%) Windows
11 22 (35.48%) VLAN
12 21 (33.87%) Intrusion Detection
12 21 (33.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (32.26%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (30.65%) CISSP
15 18 (29.03%) VRRP
16 16 (25.81%) Wireshark
17 14 (22.58%) Information Security
17 14 (22.58%) CCNP
17 14 (22.58%) CCNA
18 13 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (20.97%) Open Source
18 13 (20.97%) SIEM

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 7 (11.29%) IIS
1 7 (11.29%) Apache
2 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 42 (67.74%) Firewall
2 36 (58.06%) TCP/IP
3 27 (43.55%) LAN
3 27 (43.55%) WAN
4 23 (37.10%) OSPF
4 23 (37.10%) BGP
4 23 (37.10%) VPN
4 23 (37.10%) HSRP
5 22 (35.48%) VLAN
6 21 (33.87%) Intrusion Detection
6 21 (33.87%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (32.26%) Cisco IOS
8 18 (29.03%) VRRP
9 16 (25.81%) Wireshark
10 11 (17.74%) DNS
11 9 (14.52%) FTP
11 9 (14.52%) Internet
11 9 (14.52%) Network Security
11 9 (14.52%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (12.90%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (19.35%) Banking
2 10 (16.13%) Finance
3 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (51.61%) Security Engineer
2 29 (46.77%) Network Engineer
3 21 (33.87%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (25.81%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (24.19%) Senior Security Engineer
6 14 (22.58%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 13 (20.97%) Analyst
8 7 (11.29%) Consultant
9 5 (8.06%) Security Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) Security Operations Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) Tester
10 4 (6.45%) Network Consultant
10 4 (6.45%) Penetration Tester
10 4 (6.45%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) Security Consultant
11 3 (4.84%) Network Security Consultant
11 3 (4.84%) Security Tester
12 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
12 2 (3.23%) Network Support
12 2 (3.23%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (20.97%) Open Source
2 9 (14.52%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) CESG
4 1 (1.61%) Online Games
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Linux
2 22 (35.48%) Windows
3 8 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (11.29%) UNIX
5 5 (8.06%) Solaris
6 1 (1.61%) SUSE
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Information Security
2 13 (20.97%) SIEM
3 11 (17.74%) Mentoring
4 8 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (11.29%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (9.68%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (6.45%) Cyber Security
8 3 (4.84%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (4.84%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.23%) Information Assurance
9 2 (3.23%) Change Control
9 2 (3.23%) Low Latency
9 2 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.61%) Security Testing
10 1 (1.61%) ITIL
10 1 (1.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) Ruby
1 7 (11.29%) PHP
1 7 (11.29%) Python
1 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.61%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (30.65%) CISSP
3 14 (22.58%) CCNP
3 14 (22.58%) CCNA
4 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
5 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 8 (12.90%) GIAC
6 7 (11.29%) CEH
6 7 (11.29%) GCIH
7 6 (9.68%) GPEN
7 6 (9.68%) SSCP
8 5 (8.06%) CCSE
9 4 (6.45%) CCIE
9 4 (6.45%) CCSP
9 4 (6.45%) Degree
10 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.23%) CISA
10 2 (3.23%) CISM
11 1 (1.61%) GCIA
11 1 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.97%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.84%) GPG13
3 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) ProxySG
2 5 (8.06%) Squid
3 4 (6.45%) Nmap
4 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) Firmware
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) OPNET
1 6 (9.68%) Nessus
2 2 (3.23%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.61%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 44 (70.97%) Cisco
2 33 (53.23%) Sourcefire
3 28 (45.16%) Juniper
4 26 (41.94%) CheckPoint
5 25 (40.32%) Blue Coat
6 23 (37.10%) F5
7 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
8 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
9 7 (11.29%) ArcSight
10 6 (9.68%) LogLogic
10 6 (9.68%) Sun
11 5 (8.06%) Splunk
12 4 (6.45%) HP
13 3 (4.84%) Websense
13 3 (4.84%) TippingPoint
14 1 (1.61%) Altiris
14 1 (1.61%) VMware
14 1 (1.61%) Tripwire
14 1 (1.61%) Qualys
14 1 (1.61%) Oracle
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