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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 577 558 555
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 41 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.053% 0.055%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 14
Average daily rate
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£438 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £290 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £575 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
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
26243 24330 26221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.29% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15249 13762 13531
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
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 1235 1152 1348
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -12 40 £438 +16.66% 7
London +11 28 £400 -30.43% 2
City of London +29 11 £475 -17.39% 1
South East -24 7 £450 +45.16% 3
Hampshire -12 4 £450 - 3
East of England -17 4 £375 - 1
Southampton - 3 £450 - 2
Ipswich - 2 £375 -
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
Suffolk - 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -
Milton Keynes -7 1 - -
South West -35 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 60 (75.95%) Cisco
2 57 (72.15%) Firewall
3 51 (64.56%) CheckPoint
4 47 (59.49%) Juniper
5 46 (58.23%) F5
6 42 (53.16%) Blue Coat
7 40 (50.63%) TCP/IP
8 33 (41.77%) Snort
8 33 (41.77%) VPN
9 29 (36.71%) Network Security
10 28 (35.44%) Cisco IOS
10 28 (35.44%) WAN
11 27 (34.18%) LAN
12 24 (30.38%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (29.11%) ProxySG
14 21 (26.58%) CCNP
14 21 (26.58%) BGP
15 20 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (24.05%) SIEM
16 19 (24.05%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (24.05%) Banking
16 19 (24.05%) PKI
16 19 (24.05%) VLAN
17 18 (22.78%) OSPF
17 18 (22.78%) HSRP
18 17 (21.52%) Internet
19 16 (20.25%) VRRP
19 16 (20.25%) Finance
19 16 (20.25%) Intrusion Detection
20 15 (18.99%) SSL

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 57 (72.15%) Firewall
2 40 (50.63%) TCP/IP
3 33 (41.77%) VPN
4 29 (36.71%) Network Security
5 28 (35.44%) WAN
5 28 (35.44%) Cisco IOS
6 27 (34.18%) LAN
7 21 (26.58%) BGP
8 19 (24.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (24.05%) VLAN
9 18 (22.78%) HSRP
9 18 (22.78%) OSPF
10 17 (21.52%) Internet
11 16 (20.25%) VRRP
11 16 (20.25%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (18.99%) SSL
13 11 (13.92%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (12.66%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (8.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 6 (7.59%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (24.05%) Banking
2 16 (20.25%) Finance
3 11 (13.92%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.86%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (45.57%) Security Engineer
2 32 (40.51%) Network Engineer
3 25 (31.65%) Network Security Engineer
4 23 (29.11%) Senior Security Engineer
5 14 (17.72%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (16.46%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 12 (15.19%) Analyst
8 9 (11.39%) Consultant
8 9 (11.39%) Security Analyst
9 8 (10.13%) Architect
9 8 (10.13%) Security Consultant
10 7 (8.86%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (8.86%) Security Architect
10 7 (8.86%) Network Architect
10 7 (8.86%) Security Operations Analyst
10 7 (8.86%) Network Security Architect
11 6 (7.59%) Network Consultant
12 5 (6.33%) Network Security Consultant
13 4 (5.06%) Security Specialist
13 4 (5.06%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (24.05%) PKI
3 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) Open Source
5 1 (1.27%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Windows
2 11 (13.92%) Linux
3 6 (7.59%) Solaris
4 3 (3.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) SIEM
2 12 (15.19%) Information Security
3 10 (12.66%) Project Management
3 10 (12.66%) Mentoring
4 9 (11.39%) Project Planning
5 5 (6.33%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.33%) Validation
5 5 (6.33%) Security Architecture
5 5 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.06%) Security Testing
7 3 (3.80%) Change Control
7 3 (3.80%) Cyber Security
7 3 (3.80%) ITIL
7 3 (3.80%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (2.53%) Network Design
8 2 (2.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.53%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (2.53%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.53%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (30.38%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (26.58%) CCNP
3 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
4 14 (17.72%) SC Cleared
5 13 (16.46%) CCSE
6 9 (11.39%) CCNA
6 9 (11.39%) CISSP
7 5 (6.33%) CCSA
8 4 (5.06%) CEH
8 4 (5.06%) GIAC
9 3 (3.80%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.80%) GCIA
9 3 (3.80%) GCFW
9 3 (3.80%) GCWN
10 1 (1.27%) CISA
10 1 (1.27%) CISM
10 1 (1.27%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (5.06%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.06%) GPG13
3 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 33 (41.77%) Snort
2 23 (29.11%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.06%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (2.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 60 (75.95%) Cisco
2 51 (64.56%) CheckPoint
3 47 (59.49%) Juniper
4 46 (58.23%) F5
5 42 (53.16%) Blue Coat
6 12 (15.19%) McAfee
7 9 (11.39%) ArcSight
8 8 (10.13%) IronPort
9 7 (8.86%) HP
10 5 (6.33%) IBM
11 4 (5.06%) Websense
12 3 (3.80%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.80%) Trend Micro
12 3 (3.80%) Sophos
12 3 (3.80%) Splunk
12 3 (3.80%) Prolexic
13 2 (2.53%) Rapid7
13 2 (2.53%) NetIQ
13 2 (2.53%) Qualys
14 1 (1.27%) Barracuda Networks