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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 568 562 547
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 27 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.031% 0.050%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.067% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 16
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£450 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £320 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £411 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+31.75% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £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
24986 23903 24821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.57% 46.22% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14755 13590 12768
Average daily rate £385 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1228 1186 1392
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 +1 26 £450 +21.62% 10
London +25 18 £425 - 3
City of London +31 8 £500 -
South East -18 4 £450 +17.26% 2
Hampshire -23 4 £450 +28.57% 1
Southampton - 3 £450 - 1
East of England -9 2 £525 +36.36% 2
Swindon - 2 - - 1
South West - 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 £525 -
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 59 (76.62%) Firewall
2 58 (75.32%) Cisco
3 49 (63.64%) Juniper
3 49 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 49 (63.64%) F5
4 44 (57.14%) Blue Coat
5 39 (50.65%) TCP/IP
6 35 (45.45%) VPN
7 33 (42.86%) Snort
8 31 (40.26%) WAN
9 30 (38.96%) LAN
10 29 (37.66%) Cisco IOS
10 29 (37.66%) Network Security
11 26 (33.77%) ProxySG
12 21 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (25.97%) Banking
13 20 (25.97%) VLAN
13 20 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (24.68%) OSPF
14 19 (24.68%) BGP
14 19 (24.68%) HSRP
15 18 (23.38%) PKI
16 17 (22.08%) VRRP
16 17 (22.08%) SSL
16 17 (22.08%) CCNP
16 17 (22.08%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (22.08%) SIEM
17 16 (20.78%) Internet
17 16 (20.78%) Finance
18 15 (19.48%) Intrusion Detection

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 59 (76.62%) Firewall
2 39 (50.65%) TCP/IP
3 35 (45.45%) VPN
4 31 (40.26%) WAN
5 30 (38.96%) LAN
6 29 (37.66%) Cisco IOS
6 29 (37.66%) Network Security
7 20 (25.97%) VLAN
8 19 (24.68%) OSPF
8 19 (24.68%) BGP
8 19 (24.68%) HSRP
9 17 (22.08%) VRRP
9 17 (22.08%) SSL
9 17 (22.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (20.78%) Internet
11 15 (19.48%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (12.99%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (12.99%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (7.79%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (25.97%) Banking
2 16 (20.78%) Finance
3 10 (12.99%) Telecoms
4 7 (9.09%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (50.65%) Security Engineer
2 33 (42.86%) Network Engineer
3 28 (36.36%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (31.17%) Senior Security Engineer
5 15 (19.48%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (18.18%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 11 (14.29%) Analyst
8 8 (10.39%) Architect
9 7 (9.09%) Consultant
9 7 (9.09%) Security Analyst
9 7 (9.09%) Security Architect
9 7 (9.09%) Network Architect
9 7 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
10 6 (7.79%) Security Consultant
11 5 (6.49%) Operations Analyst
11 5 (6.49%) Security Operations Analyst
12 4 (5.19%) Network Design Engineer
12 4 (5.19%) Security Specialist
12 4 (5.19%) Design Engineer
12 4 (5.19%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (23.38%) PKI
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.90%) Open Source
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Linux
3 5 (6.49%) Solaris
4 2 (2.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) SIEM
2 11 (14.29%) Information Security
3 10 (12.99%) Project Management
3 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
4 9 (11.69%) Project Planning
5 5 (6.49%) Validation
5 5 (6.49%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.49%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.19%) Security Testing
7 3 (3.90%) ITIL
7 3 (3.90%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (3.90%) Change Control
7 3 (3.90%) Cyber Security
8 2 (2.60%) Low Latency
8 2 (2.60%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (2.60%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (2.60%) Network Design
8 2 (2.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (22.08%) CCNP
3 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
3 13 (16.88%) CCSE
4 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
5 10 (12.99%) CISSP
6 8 (10.39%) CCNA
7 7 (9.09%) CCSA
8 4 (5.19%) CEH
9 3 (3.90%) GIAC
9 3 (3.90%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.60%) GCIA
10 2 (2.60%) GCFW
10 2 (2.60%) GCWN
11 1 (1.30%) CISA
11 1 (1.30%) CISM
11 1 (1.30%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.90%) GPG13
3 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 33 (42.86%) Snort
2 26 (33.77%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.90%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (2.60%) Nessus
Vendors
1 58 (75.32%) Cisco
2 49 (63.64%) Juniper
2 49 (63.64%) CheckPoint
2 49 (63.64%) F5
3 44 (57.14%) Blue Coat
4 12 (15.58%) McAfee
5 9 (11.69%) ArcSight
6 8 (10.39%) IronPort
7 7 (9.09%) HP
8 4 (5.19%) IBM
9 3 (3.90%) Websense
9 3 (3.90%) Sophos
9 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.90%) Splunk
10 2 (2.60%) Rapid7
10 2 (2.60%) Trend Micro
10 2 (2.60%) Qualys
10 2 (2.60%) NetIQ
11 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.30%) Symantec
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