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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 586 583 573
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing Snort 39 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.059% 0.028%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 0.61% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 8
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£475 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £438 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +34.61%
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
5727 5375 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 9.67% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 3008 2659
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 623 594
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £32.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 18 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 28 August 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 -6 38 £475 +11.76% 34
London +20 19 £475 +18.75% 10
South West - 8 £600 - 5
South East -26 7 £350 -22.22% 17
City of London +3 5 £475 +5.55%
Bristol - 5 £600 - 3
Milton Keynes -7 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £350 - 1
Gatwick - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
West Midlands +1 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £410 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Gloucester - 2 £410 - 2
Warwick - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £363 -
Swindon - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (44.26%) Firewall
2 26 (42.62%) Cisco
3 25 (40.98%) Sourcefire
4 23 (37.70%) TCP/IP
5 21 (34.43%) Linux
5 21 (34.43%) CheckPoint
6 20 (32.79%) LAN
6 20 (32.79%) WAN
7 19 (31.15%) SIEM
8 18 (29.51%) Cyber Security
8 18 (29.51%) VPN
9 17 (27.87%) Intrusion Detection
10 16 (26.23%) F5
11 15 (24.59%) Network Security
11 15 (24.59%) Windows
11 15 (24.59%) OSPF
12 14 (22.95%) DNS
12 14 (22.95%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (19.67%) IPsec
14 11 (18.03%) Blue Coat
14 11 (18.03%) CCSE
14 11 (18.03%) UNIX
14 11 (18.03%) ITIL
14 11 (18.03%) Juniper
14 11 (18.03%) HTTP
14 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (18.03%) Squid
14 11 (18.03%) Open Source
15 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (16.39%) HSRP

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (8.20%) nginx
1 5 (8.20%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (44.26%) Firewall
2 23 (37.70%) TCP/IP
3 20 (32.79%) LAN
3 20 (32.79%) WAN
4 18 (29.51%) VPN
5 17 (27.87%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (24.59%) Network Security
6 15 (24.59%) OSPF
7 14 (22.95%) DNS
7 14 (22.95%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (19.67%) IPsec
9 11 (18.03%) HTTP
10 10 (16.39%) LDAP
10 10 (16.39%) Internet
10 10 (16.39%) BGP
10 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (16.39%) HSRP
10 10 (16.39%) Spanning Tree
10 10 (16.39%) NX-OS
11 9 (14.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) MySQL
1 5 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
1 5 (8.20%) MariaDB
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) JIRA
1 5 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (8.20%) RSpec
1 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
1 5 (8.20%) GitLab
General
1 5 (8.20%) Banking
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Games
3 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Analyst
2 17 (27.87%) Security Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) Network Engineer
4 11 (18.03%) Security Engineer
5 9 (14.75%) Security Manager
6 7 (11.48%) Security Operations Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) IT Security Manager
7 6 (9.84%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Security Consultant
9 4 (6.56%) Software Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) IT Security Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) REST
2 5 (8.20%) MCollective
2 5 (8.20%) .NET
3 3 (4.92%) HTML
3 3 (4.92%) CSS
4 2 (3.28%) AppFabric
5 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.48%) PKI
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) SCADA
5 2 (3.28%) CESG
6 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Linux
2 15 (24.59%) Windows
3 11 (18.03%) UNIX
4 5 (8.20%) Ubuntu
4 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.20%) SmartOS
4 5 (8.20%) CoreOS
5 3 (4.92%) CentOS
6 2 (3.28%) Solaris
7 1 (1.64%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) SIEM
2 18 (29.51%) Cyber Security
3 11 (18.03%) Open Source
3 11 (18.03%) ITIL
4 10 (16.39%) Incident Management
5 9 (14.75%) Information Security
5 9 (14.75%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (9.84%) Protective Monitoring
6 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.20%) SOA
7 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.20%) Data Security
7 5 (8.20%) Security Management
7 5 (8.20%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (8.20%) ITIL V2
7 5 (8.20%) Malware Analysis
7 5 (8.20%) DevOps
8 4 (6.56%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) C
2 5 (8.20%) Python
2 5 (8.20%) Ruby
3 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.56%) VB
3 4 (6.56%) C++
4 3 (4.92%) Java
5 1 (1.64%) Perl
5 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (18.03%) CCSE
2 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.48%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (9.84%) GIAC
4 6 (9.84%) CCSA
4 6 (9.84%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.20%) GCIH
5 5 (8.20%) Degree
5 5 (8.20%) GCIA
5 5 (8.20%) CISSP
5 5 (8.20%) CCNA
6 4 (6.56%) CCNP
6 4 (6.56%) CISM
7 2 (3.28%) CCSP
7 2 (3.28%) ISEB
7 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.28%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) Squid
2 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.20%) Varnish
3 5 (8.20%) vCloud
3 5 (8.20%) KVM
3 5 (8.20%) Docker
3 5 (8.20%) LXC
3 5 (8.20%) iptables
3 5 (8.20%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Nessus
2 5 (8.20%) Puppet
2 5 (8.20%) CFEngine
2 5 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.20%) HAProxy
2 5 (8.20%) Ansible
2 5 (8.20%) systemd
2 5 (8.20%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.64%) OSSEC
4 1 (1.64%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.64%) Nagios
4 1 (1.64%) OPNET
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Cisco
2 25 (40.98%) Sourcefire
3 21 (34.43%) CheckPoint
4 16 (26.23%) F5
5 11 (18.03%) Blue Coat
5 11 (18.03%) Juniper
6 5 (8.20%) Nokia
6 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.20%) VMware
6 5 (8.20%) ArcSight
6 5 (8.20%) SaltStack
7 4 (6.56%) ScanSafe
7 4 (6.56%) McAfee
7 4 (6.56%) IBM
7 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.56%) Citrix
8 3 (4.92%) Websense
9 2 (3.28%) Splunk
9 2 (3.28%) Qualys
9 2 (3.28%) LogLogic
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