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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 562 542 552
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 50 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.061% 0.073%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 18
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 £450 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -

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
25793 24704 26940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.35% 46.90% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14444 13694 13692
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1093 1105 1354
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +3 48 £420 +3.38% 14
London +26 25 £410 -28.69% 4
City of London +28 9 £413 -18.51%
South East -6 9 £450 +45.16% 7
Swindon -4 4 £450 -
Wiltshire -9 4 £450 -
South West -30 4 £450 - 1
North West -5 3 - -
Hampshire -9 3 £425 -22.72% 3
East of England -29 3 £375 -
West Midlands - 3 £275 -
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Birmingham - 3 £275 -
Southampton -10 2 £425 -22.72% 2
Berkshire - 2 £450 - 4
Reading - 1 - - 3
Surrey - 1 £488 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 46 (77.97%) Cisco
2 44 (74.58%) Firewall
3 40 (67.80%) CheckPoint
4 35 (59.32%) Juniper
4 35 (59.32%) F5
5 31 (52.54%) Blue Coat
6 30 (50.85%) TCP/IP
7 26 (44.07%) Snort
8 25 (42.37%) Network Security
9 23 (38.98%) VPN
10 22 (37.29%) LAN
10 22 (37.29%) WAN
11 20 (33.90%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (30.51%) BGP
12 18 (30.51%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (30.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (27.12%) CCNP
13 16 (27.12%) VLAN
14 15 (25.42%) OSPF
14 15 (25.42%) HSRP
15 14 (23.73%) ProxySG
16 13 (22.03%) PKI
16 13 (22.03%) VRRP
16 13 (22.03%) Finance
17 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
17 12 (20.34%) SIEM
18 11 (18.64%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
18 11 (18.64%) Banking
19 10 (16.95%) Telecoms

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 44 (74.58%) Firewall
2 30 (50.85%) TCP/IP
3 25 (42.37%) Network Security
4 23 (38.98%) VPN
5 22 (37.29%) LAN
5 22 (37.29%) WAN
6 20 (33.90%) Cisco IOS
7 18 (30.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (30.51%) BGP
8 16 (27.12%) VLAN
9 15 (25.42%) OSPF
9 15 (25.42%) HSRP
10 13 (22.03%) VRRP
11 11 (18.64%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (16.95%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (13.56%) SSL
13 8 (13.56%) Internet
14 7 (11.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 6 (10.17%) Wireless
16 5 (8.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Banking
3 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Network Engineer
2 27 (45.76%) Security Engineer
3 21 (35.59%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (25.42%) Senior Security Engineer
5 12 (20.34%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (16.95%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 7 (11.86%) Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) Consultant
8 6 (10.17%) Security Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) Security Operations Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Network Security Architect
9 5 (8.47%) Network Consultant
9 5 (8.47%) Architect
9 5 (8.47%) Security Consultant
9 5 (8.47%) Security Architect
9 5 (8.47%) Network Architect
10 4 (6.78%) Network Design Engineer
10 4 (6.78%) Security Specialist
10 4 (6.78%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) PKI
2 3 (5.08%) Open Source
2 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Solaris
4 3 (5.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) SIEM
2 9 (15.25%) Information Security
3 5 (8.47%) Project Management
4 4 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.78%) Project Planning
4 4 (6.78%) Security Testing
4 4 (6.78%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.08%) Security Architecture
5 3 (5.08%) Validation
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL
6 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.39%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.39%) Network Design
6 2 (3.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (3.39%) Low Latency
7 1 (1.69%) Time Management
7 1 (1.69%) Information Assurance
7 1 (1.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (27.12%) CCNP
3 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
4 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
5 9 (15.25%) CCSE
6 8 (13.56%) CCNA
6 8 (13.56%) CISSP
7 4 (6.78%) GIAC
7 4 (6.78%) CCSA
8 3 (5.08%) GCIA
8 3 (5.08%) GCFW
8 3 (5.08%) GCWN
8 3 (5.08%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (5.08%) CEH
9 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.69%) CISA
10 1 (1.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.08%) GPG13
3 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 26 (44.07%) Snort
2 14 (23.73%) ProxySG
3 3 (5.08%) Squid
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) KVM
4 1 (1.69%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 46 (77.97%) Cisco
2 40 (67.80%) CheckPoint
3 35 (59.32%) F5
3 35 (59.32%) Juniper
4 31 (52.54%) Blue Coat
5 8 (13.56%) IronPort
5 8 (13.56%) McAfee
6 5 (8.47%) ArcSight
7 4 (6.78%) HP
8 3 (5.08%) IBM
8 3 (5.08%) Sophos
8 3 (5.08%) Websense
8 3 (5.08%) Trend Micro
8 3 (5.08%) Prolexic
9 2 (3.39%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.69%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.69%) Brocade
10 1 (1.69%) Splunk
10 1 (1.69%) VMware
10 1 (1.69%) Dell
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