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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire
Rank 559 586 525
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -61
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 41 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.017% 0.060%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.036% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 6
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£395 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £363 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £510 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £488
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
25335 24686 22668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 45.32% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14466 13932 12019
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1097 1061 1208
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.81 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 1 May 2015.

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 22 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 1 May 2015. 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 +23 40 £395 -1.25% 5
London +9 16 £356 -28.75% 1
South East 0 11 £463 +17.46% 2
City of London +8 7 £363 -3.33%
Buckinghamshire - 7 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £375 - 1
West Midlands -10 5 £459 -9.60%
Birmingham - 5 £459 -
East of England - 5 £375 -
North West - 3 £390 -
Lancashire - 3 £390 -
Hampshire +2 2 £525 +33.33%
Southampton -12 2 £525 +23.52%
Berkshire - 2 £400 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £425 -
Chorley - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 £375 -
Norfolk - 2 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £425 -
Bedford - 1 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 42 (70.00%) Cisco
2 41 (68.33%) Firewall
3 39 (65.00%) Juniper
4 31 (51.67%) F5
5 29 (48.33%) CheckPoint
6 26 (43.33%) TCP/IP
6 26 (43.33%) Network Security
7 23 (38.33%) Blue Coat
8 21 (35.00%) LAN
8 21 (35.00%) WAN
8 21 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (33.33%) Snort
10 16 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
10 16 (26.67%) SIEM
11 15 (25.00%) VPN
12 14 (23.33%) CCNP
12 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (21.67%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (21.67%) NX-OS
14 12 (20.00%) OSPF
14 12 (20.00%) BGP
14 12 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
15 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
15 11 (18.33%) Information Security
15 11 (18.33%) Finance
15 11 (18.33%) Websense
15 11 (18.33%) SSL
16 9 (15.00%) CCNA
16 9 (15.00%) CISSP

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (1.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 41 (68.33%) Firewall
2 26 (43.33%) TCP/IP
2 26 (43.33%) Network Security
3 21 (35.00%) LAN
3 21 (35.00%) WAN
4 16 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (25.00%) VPN
6 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (21.67%) Cisco IOS
7 13 (21.67%) NX-OS
8 12 (20.00%) OSPF
8 12 (20.00%) BGP
8 12 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (18.33%) SSL
10 9 (15.00%) VRRP
10 9 (15.00%) Wireless
10 9 (15.00%) VLAN
10 9 (15.00%) HSRP
10 9 (15.00%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (11.67%) DNS
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.33%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Billing
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 17 (28.33%) Security Engineer
3 13 (21.67%) Analyst
4 12 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (15.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 8 (13.33%) Security Analyst
6 8 (13.33%) Consultant
7 7 (11.67%) Security Consultant
8 6 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
8 6 (10.00%) Network Consultant
9 5 (8.33%) Architect
9 5 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) Security Manager
10 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
11 3 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
11 3 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
11 3 (5.00%) Information Manager
11 3 (5.00%) Information Analyst
11 3 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.67%) PKI
3 3 (5.00%) CESG
4 1 (1.67%) DTV
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Windows
1 5 (8.33%) Solaris
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) SIEM
2 11 (18.33%) Information Security
3 9 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.33%) Network Design
7 4 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 3 (5.00%) Data Security
8 3 (5.00%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (5.00%) Analytics
8 3 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.00%) Change Control
8 3 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (5.00%) Security Architecture
8 3 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.00%) Network Management
8 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 21 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (23.33%) CCNP
3 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.00%) CCNA
4 9 (15.00%) CISSP
5 8 (13.33%) CCSE
6 6 (10.00%) CISM
7 4 (6.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.00%) CISA
8 3 (5.00%) CCDP
8 3 (5.00%) CCIE
8 3 (5.00%) JNCIA
9 2 (3.33%) GCIA
9 2 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.67%) CCDA
10 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (11.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.33%) GPG13
4 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (3.33%) QA
6 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (33.33%) Snort
2 8 (13.33%) ProxySG
3 4 (6.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.00%) Nessus
3 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.67%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 42 (70.00%) Cisco
2 39 (65.00%) Juniper
3 31 (51.67%) F5
4 29 (48.33%) CheckPoint
5 23 (38.33%) Blue Coat
6 11 (18.33%) Websense
7 6 (10.00%) Fortinet
7 6 (10.00%) Symantec
8 5 (8.33%) HP
8 5 (8.33%) LogRhythm
8 5 (8.33%) Qualys
9 4 (6.67%) IronPort
9 4 (6.67%) Citrix
9 4 (6.67%) McAfee
10 3 (5.00%) Sophos
10 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.00%) VMware
10 3 (5.00%) Splunk
11 2 (3.33%) ArcSight
11 2 (3.33%) Kaspersky
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