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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sourcefire over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sourcefire
UK
Rank 550 587 594
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +7
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 43 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.050% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.12% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 5
Median daily rate £450 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £315 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
20304 21658 22770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.26% 43.32% 45.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12487 12740 13329
Median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 863 997
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

Sourcefire
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sourcefire as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sourcefire within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 30 £450 -4.76% 3
Scotland +31 8 £425 +54.54%
South West +11 6 £315 -37.00%
Swindon +10 6 £315 -
Wiltshire +6 6 £315 -
London 0 6 £500 -4.76% 2
Glasgow - 6 £425 -
South East +12 5 £450 +7.14% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £450 -
Belfast - 4 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 -
Yorkshire - 4 £450 -
County Antrim - 4 £450 -
North West +25 3 £350 -
West Midlands -2 3 £450 -28.00%
Milton Keynes - 3 £450 -
Coventry - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £450 -
Edinburgh +21 2 - -
Manchester +12 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £475 -
Croydon - 2 £431 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 -
East of England - 2 £475 -
Berkshire +15 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Knaresborough - 1 £425 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sourcefire also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sourcefire.

1 69 (83.13%) Cisco
2 54 (65.06%) Firewall
3 44 (53.01%) Cisco ASA
4 42 (50.60%) Information Security
5 36 (43.37%) Finance
6 33 (39.76%) VPN
7 32 (38.55%) F5
8 30 (36.14%) Network Security
8 30 (36.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 29 (34.94%) Juniper
10 27 (32.53%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (32.53%) Wireless
11 25 (30.12%) SSL
11 25 (30.12%) CheckPoint
11 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
12 24 (28.92%) FireEye
13 23 (27.71%) Palo Alto
14 21 (25.30%) Blue Coat
14 21 (25.30%) Symantec
15 20 (24.10%) Unix
15 20 (24.10%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 20 (24.10%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 18 (21.69%) CCIE
16 18 (21.69%) CCNP
16 18 (21.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
17 17 (20.48%) Windows
17 17 (20.48%) Internet
18 16 (19.28%) Splunk
19 15 (18.07%) 802.1X

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.02%) IIS
2 1 (1.20%) Apache
2 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Office
2 3 (3.61%) MS Project
3 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) IaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (65.06%) Firewall
2 44 (53.01%) Cisco ASA
3 33 (39.76%) VPN
4 30 (36.14%) Network Security
5 27 (32.53%) Wireless
6 25 (30.12%) SSL
7 17 (20.48%) Internet
7 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
8 12 (14.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (14.46%) WLAN
9 11 (13.25%) DHCP
9 11 (13.25%) DNS
10 9 (10.84%) LAN
10 9 (10.84%) WAN
11 8 (9.64%) BGP
11 8 (9.64%) EIGRP
11 8 (9.64%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (9.64%) OSPF
12 7 (8.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (7.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Metasploit
General
1 36 (43.37%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Security Engineer
2 20 (24.10%) Analyst
3 17 (20.48%) Security Analyst
3 17 (20.48%) Security Specialist
4 16 (19.28%) Information Security Specialist
4 16 (19.28%) Information Specialist
4 16 (19.28%) Network Engineer
5 13 (15.66%) Consultant
6 12 (14.46%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) Security Consultant
8 7 (8.43%) Network Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Blue Coat Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) SOC Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) IT Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) IT Security Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Wireless Network Consultant
11 4 (4.82%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.07%) 802.1X
2 5 (6.02%) .NET
2 5 (6.02%) AppFabric
2 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.02%) WCF
2 5 (6.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Data Centre
1 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.43%) PKI
3 6 (7.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (6.02%) Virtual Team
5 4 (4.82%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (3.61%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.41%) iSeries
7 2 (2.41%) Tandem
8 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Unix
2 17 (20.48%) Windows
3 5 (6.02%) Linux
4 2 (2.41%) OpenVMS
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.41%) zOS
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Solaris
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.60%) Information Security
2 30 (36.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 20 (24.10%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 20 (24.10%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 18 (21.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 14 (16.87%) Analytics
5 14 (16.87%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (16.87%) SIEM
6 13 (15.66%) Incident Management
6 13 (15.66%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 11 (13.25%) Security Monitoring
8 10 (12.05%) Security Operations
9 9 (10.84%) Network Management
9 9 (10.84%) Presales
10 7 (8.43%) Process Improvement
10 7 (8.43%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (8.43%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.23%) Defect Management
11 6 (7.23%) Threat Modelling
12 5 (6.02%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) Perl
1 4 (4.82%) Python
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (32.53%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (21.69%) CCIE
2 18 (21.69%) CCNP
3 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.84%) CISSP
5 8 (9.64%) CISM
6 6 (7.23%) CCNA
6 6 (7.23%) Degree
7 5 (6.02%) ISTQB
8 4 (4.82%) CCDP
8 4 (4.82%) CHECK Team Member
8 4 (4.82%) CREST Certified
8 4 (4.82%) ISEB
8 4 (4.82%) JNCIE
8 4 (4.82%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.61%) GSEC
10 1 (1.20%) CCSA
10 1 (1.20%) CEH
10 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.23%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.61%) COBIT
3 3 (3.61%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.20%) ISO27005
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) Snort
2 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.23%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.41%) RACF
5 1 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.20%) NFS
5 1 (1.20%) Samba
5 1 (1.20%) Squid
5 1 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) Nexpose
2 8 (9.64%) Nessus
3 7 (8.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (8.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (7.23%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (7.23%) Nagios
4 6 (7.23%) RSA Security Analytics
5 5 (6.02%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (6.02%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (4.82%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (3.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.41%) TrustSec
9 1 (1.20%) OpenVAS
9 1 (1.20%) OSSEC
9 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (83.13%) Cisco
2 32 (38.55%) F5
3 29 (34.94%) Juniper
4 25 (30.12%) CheckPoint
4 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
5 24 (28.92%) FireEye
6 23 (27.71%) Palo Alto
7 21 (25.30%) Blue Coat
7 21 (25.30%) Symantec
8 16 (19.28%) Splunk
9 14 (16.87%) Intel Security
10 13 (15.66%) ArcSight
10 13 (15.66%) GFI Software
10 13 (15.66%) LogRhythm
10 13 (15.66%) Rapid7
10 13 (15.66%) TippingPoint
11 12 (14.46%) Fortinet
12 11 (13.25%) ScanSafe
13 10 (12.05%) Aruba
14 8 (9.64%) IronPort