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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire
Rank 555 561 526
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -35
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 58 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.059% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 7
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£425 £444 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £331 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £438
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £42.50

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
24953 23879 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 45.12% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 13358 12319
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £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 1098 1030 1236
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 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 3 July 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 -2 57 £425 -1.44% 14
South East +2 23 £450 +5.88% 5
Hampshire +12 15 £470 +10.58% 2
London -13 12 £425 -9.33% 4
South West -1 11 £425 -5.55% 1
Aldershot - 10 £450 - 2
Gloucestershire - 9 £425 -
Cheltenham - 6 £425 -
Milton Keynes +3 5 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £375 -
East Midlands - 5 £375 - 4
Derbyshire - 4 £375 - 2
Farnborough +2 3 £535 +47.58%
West Midlands +1 3 £394 +75.00%
City of London -8 3 £388 - 2
Berkshire - 3 £325 - 2
Derby - 3 - - 1
Swindon +1 2 £383 -15.00%
Birmingham -2 2 £300 +33.33%
Wiltshire -3 2 £383 -15.00%
North West -16 2 £300 -
Gloucester - 2 £410 -
Reading - 1 - - 2
Chorley - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £375 -
Warwick - 1 £488 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 -
Cumbria - 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 51 (52.04%) Firewall
2 50 (51.02%) Cisco
3 46 (46.94%) SIEM
4 40 (40.82%) Security Cleared
4 40 (40.82%) Juniper
5 39 (39.80%) F5
6 37 (37.76%) SC Cleared
7 34 (34.69%) CheckPoint
8 30 (30.61%) Blue Coat
8 30 (30.61%) Network Security
9 27 (27.55%) ArcSight
10 26 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (26.53%) LAN
10 26 (26.53%) TCP/IP
11 25 (25.51%) WAN
12 23 (23.47%) Snort
13 22 (22.45%) CISSP
14 21 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
15 20 (20.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (20.41%) VPN
16 18 (18.37%) CCNP
16 18 (18.37%) OSPF
16 18 (18.37%) McAfee
16 18 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (17.35%) BGP
18 15 (15.31%) Cisco IOS
18 15 (15.31%) NX-OS
19 14 (14.29%) HSRP
19 14 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
19 14 (14.29%) ACSA

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.02%) IIS
1 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Project
1 1 (1.02%) MS Office
1 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 51 (52.04%) Firewall
2 30 (30.61%) Network Security
3 26 (26.53%) LAN
3 26 (26.53%) TCP/IP
4 25 (25.51%) WAN
5 21 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 20 (20.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (20.41%) VPN
7 18 (18.37%) OSPF
7 18 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (17.35%) BGP
9 15 (15.31%) Cisco IOS
9 15 (15.31%) NX-OS
10 14 (14.29%) HSRP
10 14 (14.29%) VLAN
11 13 (13.27%) Wireless
12 12 (12.24%) VRRP
12 12 (12.24%) DNS
12 12 (12.24%) SSL
13 11 (11.22%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (13.27%) Finance
2 12 (12.24%) Banking
3 5 (5.10%) Spanish Language
4 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.06%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Marketing
6 2 (2.04%) Electronics
6 2 (2.04%) Legal
6 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (27.55%) Network Engineer
2 26 (26.53%) Analyst
3 23 (23.47%) Security Engineer
4 19 (19.39%) Security Analyst
5 13 (13.27%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (11.22%) Project Manager
8 9 (9.18%) Architect
8 9 (9.18%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (7.14%) Network Architect
10 6 (6.12%) Security Manager
11 5 (5.10%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 5 (5.10%) Consultant
12 4 (4.08%) ArcSight Engineer
13 3 (3.06%) Security Consultant
13 3 (3.06%) Information Security Analyst
13 3 (3.06%) Information Manager
13 3 (3.06%) Information Security Manager
13 3 (3.06%) Information Analyst
13 3 (3.06%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) Web Services
2 2 (2.04%) AppFabric
3 1 (1.02%) WCF
3 1 (1.02%) .NET
3 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.18%) PKI
2 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.18%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.08%) SecurID
4 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.06%) CESG
5 2 (2.04%) DTV
6 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.02%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.02%) Statistics
6 1 (1.02%) SCADA
6 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.22%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Solaris
2 5 (5.10%) Linux
3 4 (4.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.94%) SIEM
2 13 (13.27%) Security Management
3 11 (11.22%) Information Security
4 9 (9.18%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.16%) ITIL
6 7 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.14%) Analytics
6 7 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
6 7 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.12%) Change Control
7 6 (6.12%) Network Design
8 5 (5.10%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (5.10%) Cyber Security
8 5 (5.10%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.10%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (4.08%) Migration
9 4 (4.08%) Project Management
9 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 40 (40.82%) Security Cleared
2 37 (37.76%) SC Cleared
3 26 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (22.45%) CISSP
5 18 (18.37%) CCNP
6 14 (14.29%) ACSA
7 10 (10.20%) CCNA
8 9 (9.18%) CCSE
9 8 (8.16%) CISM
10 7 (7.14%) Degree
11 5 (5.10%) CCIE
12 4 (4.08%) CISA
12 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
13 3 (3.06%) JNCIA
13 3 (3.06%) CCDP
14 2 (2.04%) ISEB
14 2 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (2.04%) CEH
14 2 (2.04%) GIAC
14 2 (2.04%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (5.10%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.04%) QA
4 1 (1.02%) GPG13
4 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (23.47%) Snort
2 9 (9.18%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.02%) Firmware
4 1 (1.02%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (8.16%) Nessus
3 6 (6.12%) Nmap
3 6 (6.12%) FortiGate
4 4 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.02%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.02%) Nagios
6 1 (1.02%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 50 (51.02%) Cisco
2 40 (40.82%) Juniper
3 39 (39.80%) F5
4 34 (34.69%) CheckPoint
5 30 (30.61%) Blue Coat
6 27 (27.55%) ArcSight
7 18 (18.37%) McAfee
8 13 (13.27%) LogRhythm
9 9 (9.18%) Websense
10 8 (8.16%) IronPort
11 7 (7.14%) Symantec
12 6 (6.12%) HP
12 6 (6.12%) Citrix
13 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
13 5 (5.10%) Fortinet
14 4 (4.08%) Splunk
14 4 (4.08%) Brocade
14 4 (4.08%) Qualys
15 3 (3.06%) LogLogic
15 3 (3.06%) VMware
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