The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 590 523 582
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +59
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 6 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.058% 0.008%
As % of the Vendors category 0.023% 0.12% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate £375 £475 £725
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -34.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £488 -
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25797 22761 27838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.87% 46.96% 45.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14477 12070 14179
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
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 1104 1206 1321
Average hourly rate £17.61 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -

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 23 April 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 29 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -68 6 £375 -21.05% 6
Hampshire -8 2 £394 - 2
South East -23 2 £394 -31.52% 2
London -28 2 £375 -21.05% 3
Southampton -10 1 £425 - 2
City of London -13 1 £375 -21.05% 2
West Midlands - 1 £508 - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Slough - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) Network Security
4 7 (43.75%) Juniper
4 7 (43.75%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) VPN
5 6 (37.50%) CCNP
5 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Snort
6 5 (31.25%) McAfee
6 5 (31.25%) CCNA
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) VoIP
7 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (25.00%) Android
7 4 (25.00%) Network Management
7 4 (25.00%) ArcSight
7 4 (25.00%) SIEM
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
8 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
8 3 (18.75%) HP
8 3 (18.75%) Dell
9 2 (12.50%) Citrix
9 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) Network Security
3 6 (37.50%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) WAN
5 4 (25.00%) VoIP
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (6.25%) MPLS
8 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (6.25%) Internet
8 1 (6.25%) DNS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Network Designer
1 4 (25.00%) Designer
2 3 (18.75%) Security Designer
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Network Management
1 4 (25.00%) SIEM
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (31.25%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GPG13
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Snort
2 1 (6.25%) KVM
2 1 (6.25%) RHEV
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.25%) Squid
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Juniper
3 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 5 (31.25%) McAfee
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) ArcSight
6 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) Dell
7 2 (12.50%) Citrix
7 2 (12.50%) Websense
7 2 (12.50%) Symantec
7 2 (12.50%) LogLogic
7 2 (12.50%) F5
8 1 (6.25%) Splunk
8 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
8 1 (6.25%) Imperva
8 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 1 (6.25%) TippingPoint
8 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL