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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire Snort
Rank 572 595 553
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -42
Contract jobs citing Snort 21 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.007% 0.023%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.076% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 2
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£475 £363 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £453 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £363 -
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
5385 5279 4495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.36% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2990 2693 2154
Average daily rate £365 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 597 649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.81 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

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 17 April 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 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 17 April 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 +11 19 £475 +31.03% 13
South East -10 10 £413 +13.79% 3
London +10 8 £525 +10.52% 6
Hampshire -6 3 £525 +44.82% 1
Southampton - 3 £525 - 1
City of London +21 2 - - 1
North West - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - - 4
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 26 (61.90%) Firewall
3 24 (57.14%) Cisco
4 21 (50.00%) Sourcefire
5 20 (47.62%) Juniper
6 16 (38.10%) LAN
6 16 (38.10%) WAN
6 16 (38.10%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (35.71%) VPN
7 15 (35.71%) F5
8 14 (33.33%) Linux
8 14 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 14 (33.33%) Blue Coat
9 12 (28.57%) VLAN
9 12 (28.57%) Network Security
10 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (26.19%) Wireshark
11 10 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (23.81%) OSPF
11 10 (23.81%) BGP
11 10 (23.81%) VRRP
11 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (23.81%) HSRP
11 10 (23.81%) Spanning Tree
11 10 (23.81%) NX-OS
12 9 (21.43%) CCNA
12 9 (21.43%) Windows
13 8 (19.05%) PCI DSS
13 8 (19.05%) Information Security
14 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA

Snort
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 28 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 26 (61.90%) Firewall
3 16 (38.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (38.10%) LAN
3 16 (38.10%) WAN
4 15 (35.71%) VPN
5 12 (28.57%) VLAN
5 12 (28.57%) Network Security
6 11 (26.19%) Wireshark
7 10 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (23.81%) HSRP
7 10 (23.81%) Spanning Tree
7 10 (23.81%) NX-OS
7 10 (23.81%) OSPF
7 10 (23.81%) BGP
7 10 (23.81%) VRRP
8 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (16.67%) tcpdump
9 6 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 2 (4.76%) Games
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Billing
5 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 14 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 12 (28.57%) Analyst
4 10 (23.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (19.05%) Consultant
6 6 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 6 (14.29%) Security Analyst
6 6 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 5 (11.90%) Network Security Consultant
7 5 (11.90%) Network Consultant
8 3 (7.14%) Security Specialist
8 3 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Cyber Security Specialist
9 2 (4.76%) Network Support
9 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Open Source
2 3 (7.14%) CESG
2 3 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Online Games
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) Windows
3 6 (14.29%) UNIX
4 3 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (2.38%) SUSE
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) CentOS
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Information Security
2 7 (16.67%) SIEM
2 7 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 6 (14.29%) Cyber Security
3 6 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 6 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (7.14%) Change Control
5 2 (4.76%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.76%) Computer Security
5 2 (4.76%) Information Assurance
5 2 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (4.76%) Security Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Malware Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Perl
1 3 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (21.43%) CCNA
3 6 (14.29%) CCNP
3 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) GCIH
5 4 (9.52%) GIAC
6 3 (7.14%) CISSP
6 3 (7.14%) CCSE
6 3 (7.14%) Degree
6 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) GPEN
7 2 (4.76%) CEH
7 2 (4.76%) GCIA
7 2 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (4.76%) SSCP
8 1 (2.38%) CISA
8 1 (2.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) PCI DSS
2 4 (9.52%) GPG13
2 4 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Squid
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Firmware
2 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) OPNET
1 2 (4.76%) Nessus
1 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.38%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) Sourcefire
3 20 (47.62%) Juniper
4 15 (35.71%) F5
5 14 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 14 (33.33%) Blue Coat
6 5 (11.90%) Splunk
7 4 (9.52%) ArcSight
7 4 (9.52%) Websense
7 4 (9.52%) HP
7 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.14%) TippingPoint
9 2 (4.76%) LogLogic
10 1 (2.38%) Rapid7
10 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.38%) Qualys
10 1 (2.38%) Sun
10 1 (2.38%) IBM
10 1 (2.38%) Oracle
10 1 (2.38%) Red Hat