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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sourcefire
Rank 540 558 515
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -43
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 36 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.016% 0.049%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.035% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 7
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£375 £327 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.67% -18.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £441 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £327 £308
% change year-on-year
+20.79% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.50

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
23958 22965 20967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 45.69% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 12512 10990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £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 975 976 1254
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 £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.50 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +8 34 £375 +14.67% 12
London -2 14 £306 - 4
East of England - 6 £375 -
South West -22 4 £375 +14.67%
City of London - 4 £356 -
North West - 4 £390 -
South East - 4 £438 - 2
Wiltshire -4 2 £315 +9.18%
West Midlands -4 2 £475 -6.40% 2
Scotland - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £400 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £475 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Swindon -6 1 £315 +9.18%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £475 - 1
Essex - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Basingstoke - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Warrington - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Luton - - - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 43 (68.25%) Firewall
2 42 (66.67%) Cisco
3 39 (61.90%) Juniper
4 32 (50.79%) CheckPoint
5 28 (44.44%) F5
6 27 (42.86%) Blue Coat
7 25 (39.68%) Network Security
8 23 (36.51%) Snort
8 23 (36.51%) TCP/IP
9 19 (30.16%) WAN
9 19 (30.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 19 (30.16%) SIEM
10 18 (28.57%) LAN
11 17 (26.98%) VPN
11 17 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (25.40%) ProxySG
13 14 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 14 (22.22%) Information Security
14 13 (20.63%) Banking
14 13 (20.63%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (19.05%) SSL
15 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (17.46%) CISSP
16 11 (17.46%) Internet
16 11 (17.46%) Websense
17 10 (15.87%) BGP
17 10 (15.87%) CCNP
17 10 (15.87%) OSPF
17 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
17 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 43 (68.25%) Firewall
2 25 (39.68%) Network Security
3 23 (36.51%) TCP/IP
4 19 (30.16%) WAN
4 19 (30.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (28.57%) LAN
6 17 (26.98%) VPN
7 13 (20.63%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (19.05%) SSL
9 11 (17.46%) Internet
10 10 (15.87%) OSPF
10 10 (15.87%) BGP
11 9 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (12.70%) VRRP
12 8 (12.70%) VLAN
12 8 (12.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (12.70%) HSRP
13 7 (11.11%) DNS
14 6 (9.52%) Wireless
14 6 (9.52%) IPsec
General
1 13 (20.63%) Banking
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
3 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.35%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.17%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Billing
6 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Analyst
1 17 (26.98%) Security Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Network Engineer
3 12 (19.05%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (19.05%) Security Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) Security Consultant
4 11 (17.46%) Consultant
5 10 (15.87%) Senior Security Engineer
6 9 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (12.70%) Network Consultant
7 8 (12.70%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (7.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Architect
9 4 (6.35%) Security Manager
9 4 (6.35%) Network Architect
10 3 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Information Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Information Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) PKI
3 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
1 7 (11.11%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) Solaris
3 2 (3.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) SIEM
2 14 (22.22%) Information Security
3 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 6 (9.52%) Project Management
4 6 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.94%) Project Planning
5 5 (7.94%) Security Architecture
5 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (6.35%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.76%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (4.76%) Data Security
7 3 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.76%) Change Control
7 3 (4.76%) Cyber Security
7 3 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.17%) Analytics
8 2 (3.17%) Security Management
8 2 (3.17%) Validation
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (17.46%) CISSP
3 10 (15.87%) CCNP
3 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
4 9 (14.29%) CCNA
5 6 (9.52%) CISM
5 6 (9.52%) CCSE
6 4 (6.35%) CCIE
7 3 (4.76%) CCSA
7 3 (4.76%) CISA
7 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.76%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.17%) GCIA
9 1 (1.59%) VCP4
9 1 (1.59%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 7 (11.11%) GPG13
4 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (3.17%) QA
6 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Snort
2 16 (25.40%) ProxySG
3 6 (9.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Nessus
2 2 (3.17%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (3.17%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (66.67%) Cisco
2 39 (61.90%) Juniper
3 32 (50.79%) CheckPoint
4 28 (44.44%) F5
5 27 (42.86%) Blue Coat
6 11 (17.46%) Websense
7 8 (12.70%) HP
8 7 (11.11%) Qualys
8 7 (11.11%) Symantec
8 7 (11.11%) McAfee
9 6 (9.52%) Fortinet
10 5 (7.94%) ArcSight
10 5 (7.94%) LogRhythm
11 4 (6.35%) SolarWinds
12 3 (4.76%) Rapid7
12 3 (4.76%) Splunk
12 3 (4.76%) Sophos
12 3 (4.76%) NetIQ
12 3 (4.76%) IBM
13 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
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