The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sourcefire products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sourcefire over the 3 months to 16 September 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sourcefire, Inc.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 560 559 566
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 46 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.062% 0.073%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 20
Average daily rate
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£420 £406 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% +12.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26377 24679 27415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.72% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14917 13801 13955
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1104 1359
Average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.18% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

Sourcefire
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sourcefire within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sourcefire Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sourcefire
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sourcefire within the UK.

Sourcefire Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sourcefire
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sourcefire within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Sourcefire Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Sourcefire
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sourcefire within the UK.

Sourcefire Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sourcefire
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 Sourcefire within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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 44 £410 +0.92% 7
London +34 26 £420 -26.95% 2
City of London +26 9 £450 -11.11% 1
South East -5 8 £469 +51.20% 3
South West -20 3 £463 +2.77%
East of England -36 3 £375 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £275 -
Suffolk - 3 £375 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £463 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £275 -
Swindon - 3 £463 -
Hampshire -2 2 - - 2
Berkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Southampton -10 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sourcefire 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 Sourcefire.

1 51 (78.46%) Cisco
2 48 (73.85%) Firewall
3 44 (67.69%) CheckPoint
4 39 (60.00%) Juniper
4 39 (60.00%) F5
5 35 (53.85%) Blue Coat
6 33 (50.77%) TCP/IP
7 27 (41.54%) Snort
7 27 (41.54%) VPN
8 26 (40.00%) Network Security
9 24 (36.92%) WAN
10 23 (35.38%) LAN
10 23 (35.38%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (29.23%) BGP
12 19 (29.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (26.15%) ProxySG
13 17 (26.15%) VLAN
13 17 (26.15%) CCNP
14 16 (24.62%) OSPF
14 16 (24.62%) HSRP
15 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (23.08%) Finance
15 15 (23.08%) PKI
16 14 (21.54%) Banking
16 14 (21.54%) VRRP
17 13 (20.00%) SIEM
17 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
18 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
19 11 (16.92%) Intrusion Detection

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Sourcefire 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 Sourcefire. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 48 (73.85%) Firewall
2 33 (50.77%) TCP/IP
3 27 (41.54%) VPN
4 26 (40.00%) Network Security
5 24 (36.92%) WAN
6 23 (35.38%) LAN
6 23 (35.38%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (29.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (29.23%) BGP
8 17 (26.15%) VLAN
9 16 (24.62%) HSRP
9 16 (24.62%) OSPF
10 14 (21.54%) VRRP
11 11 (16.92%) Internet
11 11 (16.92%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (16.92%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (15.38%) SSL
13 7 (10.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (10.77%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (9.23%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (23.08%) Finance
2 14 (21.54%) Banking
3 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.15%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (46.15%) Network Engineer
1 30 (46.15%) Security Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) Network Security Engineer
3 18 (27.69%) Senior Security Engineer
4 13 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (16.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Consultant
6 7 (10.77%) Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Architect
7 6 (9.23%) Security Consultant
7 6 (9.23%) Security Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Security Architect
7 6 (9.23%) Network Architect
7 6 (9.23%) Security Operations Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Network Security Architect
8 5 (7.69%) Network Consultant
9 4 (6.15%) Design Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) PKI
1 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.62%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) Linux
3 4 (6.15%) Solaris
4 3 (4.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) SIEM
2 9 (13.85%) Information Security
3 7 (10.77%) Project Management
3 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
4 6 (9.23%) Project Planning
5 4 (6.15%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.15%) Validation
5 4 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (6.15%) Security Architecture
5 4 (6.15%) Security Testing
6 3 (4.62%) ITIL
7 2 (3.08%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.08%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.08%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.08%) Network Design
7 2 (3.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (3.08%) Change Control
7 2 (3.08%) Low Latency
8 1 (1.54%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (26.15%) CCNP
3 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
5 10 (15.38%) CCSE
6 8 (12.31%) CCNA
6 8 (12.31%) CISSP
7 4 (6.15%) GIAC
7 4 (6.15%) CCSA
8 3 (4.62%) GCIA
8 3 (4.62%) GCFW
8 3 (4.62%) GCWN
8 3 (4.62%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (4.62%) CEH
9 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.54%) CCIE
10 1 (1.54%) CISA
10 1 (1.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.62%) GPG13
3 2 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 27 (41.54%) Snort
2 17 (26.15%) ProxySG
3 3 (4.62%) Squid
4 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) KVM
4 1 (1.54%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 51 (78.46%) Cisco
2 44 (67.69%) CheckPoint
3 39 (60.00%) F5
3 39 (60.00%) Juniper
4 35 (53.85%) Blue Coat
5 9 (13.85%) McAfee
6 8 (12.31%) IronPort
7 6 (9.23%) ArcSight
8 5 (7.69%) HP
9 3 (4.62%) IBM
9 3 (4.62%) Sophos
9 3 (4.62%) Websense
9 3 (4.62%) Trend Micro
9 3 (4.62%) Prolexic
10 2 (3.08%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.54%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.54%) Brocade
11 1 (1.54%) Splunk
11 1 (1.54%) VMware
11 1 (1.54%) Dell
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