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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sourcefire
Rank 598 580 581
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 28 32 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.062% 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.13% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 5
Average daily rate £450 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £329 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £327
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +19.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016.

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 17 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 27 £450 +20.00% 9
London +5 10 £525 +47.36% 3
South West +7 7 £431 +15.00%
South East +19 4 £400 -15.78% 5
Swindon 0 4 £363 +15.07%
Wiltshire -3 4 £363 +15.07%
Gloucestershire +12 3 £500 +29.03%
Manchester -14 3 £400 -
North West -17 3 £400 +2.56%
Berkshire +9 2 £375 - 1
Cheltenham +8 2 £500 +33.33%
Surrey - 2 £413 - 1
City of London +32 1 - -
West Midlands -13 1 £625 +31.57%
Slough - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £550 -
Guildford - 1 £425 - 1

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 59 (69.41%) Cisco
2 47 (55.29%) Juniper
3 46 (54.12%) Firewall
4 38 (44.71%) F5
5 34 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 34 (40.00%) CISSP
6 32 (37.65%) TCP/IP
7 31 (36.47%) VPN
7 31 (36.47%) SIEM
8 28 (32.94%) BGP
9 26 (30.59%) WAN
10 24 (28.24%) LAN
10 24 (28.24%) Blue Coat
10 24 (28.24%) Snort
11 23 (27.06%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (25.88%) OSPF
12 22 (25.88%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (24.71%) Intrusion Detection
14 20 (23.53%) Proventia
15 19 (22.35%) SC Cleared
15 19 (22.35%) Security Cleared
15 19 (22.35%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (22.35%) Network Security
15 19 (22.35%) Intel Security
16 18 (21.18%) VRRP
16 18 (21.18%) CCSE
16 18 (21.18%) Finance
16 18 (21.18%) Cisco IOS
16 18 (21.18%) VLAN
17 17 (20.00%) Spanning Tree

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 46 (54.12%) Firewall
2 32 (37.65%) TCP/IP
3 31 (36.47%) VPN
4 28 (32.94%) BGP
5 26 (30.59%) WAN
6 24 (28.24%) LAN
7 23 (27.06%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (25.88%) OSPF
9 21 (24.71%) Intrusion Detection
10 19 (22.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (22.35%) Network Security
11 18 (21.18%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (21.18%) VLAN
11 18 (21.18%) VRRP
12 17 (20.00%) NX-OS
12 17 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
13 16 (18.82%) HSRP
14 8 (9.41%) Cisco ISE
15 6 (7.06%) Cisco PIX
16 5 (5.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) Big Data
1 1 (1.18%) DB2
1 1 (1.18%) MySQL
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Spanish Language
3 8 (9.41%) Banking
4 5 (5.88%) Local Government
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.35%) Retail
6 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Automotive
7 1 (1.18%) Billing
7 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (28.24%) Analyst
1 24 (28.24%) Security Engineer
2 20 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 18 (21.18%) Security Analyst
4 16 (18.82%) SOC Analyst
5 14 (16.47%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (15.29%) Consultant
7 11 (12.94%) Security Consultant
8 9 (10.59%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Lead Security Consultant
9 4 (4.71%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Security Operations Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Security Specialist
10 3 (3.53%) Designer
10 3 (3.53%) Network Designer
10 3 (3.53%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (10.59%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.71%) PKI
5 3 (3.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.35%) iPad
7 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Linux
2 10 (11.76%) Unix
3 9 (10.59%) Windows
4 6 (7.06%) Solaris
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) SIEM
2 15 (17.65%) Mentoring
2 15 (17.65%) Security Operations
3 12 (14.12%) Analytics
4 11 (12.94%) Incident Management
5 8 (9.41%) Information Security
6 7 (8.24%) Presales
7 6 (7.06%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (7.06%) High Availability
7 6 (7.06%) Operations Management
8 5 (5.88%) Compliance Audit
9 4 (4.71%) Protective Monitoring
10 3 (3.53%) Change Management
10 3 (3.53%) Network Packet Analysis
10 3 (3.53%) Vulnerability Management
11 2 (2.35%) CRM
11 2 (2.35%) ITIL
11 2 (2.35%) Migration
11 2 (2.35%) Network Design
11 2 (2.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.18%) C
1 1 (1.18%) Perl
1 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (40.00%) CISSP
2 22 (25.88%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (22.35%) SC Cleared
3 19 (22.35%) Security Cleared
4 18 (21.18%) CCSE
5 15 (17.65%) CCNP
6 11 (12.94%) CEH
7 8 (9.41%) GCIA
7 8 (9.41%) GCIH
8 6 (7.06%) Degree
9 5 (5.88%) CCNA
9 5 (5.88%) JNCIS
10 4 (4.71%) CCIE
10 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
10 4 (4.71%) JNCIP
11 3 (3.53%) CISM
12 2 (2.35%) CCDE
12 2 (2.35%) CISA
12 2 (2.35%) SANS
13 1 (1.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.88%) GPG13
4 4 (4.71%) SLA
5 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.18%) COBIT
6 1 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 24 (28.24%) Snort
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (23.53%) Proventia
2 12 (14.12%) RSA Security Analytics
3 8 (9.41%) RSA enVision
4 5 (5.88%) QRadar
5 2 (2.35%) EnCase
5 2 (2.35%) Nessus
6 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 59 (69.41%) Cisco
2 47 (55.29%) Juniper
3 38 (44.71%) F5
4 34 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 24 (28.24%) Blue Coat
6 19 (22.35%) Intel Security
7 16 (18.82%) Symantec
8 15 (17.65%) Palo Alto
9 12 (14.12%) FireEye
10 11 (12.94%) Qualys
11 10 (11.76%) Fortinet
11 10 (11.76%) NetWitness
12 9 (10.59%) IBM
13 6 (7.06%) Intel
13 6 (7.06%) Splunk
14 5 (5.88%) ArcSight
15 4 (4.71%) HP
15 4 (4.71%) Trustwave
16 3 (3.53%) BT
16 3 (3.53%) VMware
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