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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 582 545 556
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +11
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 41 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.056% 0.051%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 13
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£420 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
26335 24183 26379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.37% 46.52% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15047 13643 13481
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1196 1084 1368
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -14 41 £420 +3.38% 10
London +26 26 £420 -26.95% 3
City of London +24 10 £475 -6.17%
South East -7 7 £450 +45.16% 5
Hampshire -13 4 £438 -20.45% 4
Southampton -6 3 £438 -20.45% 3
East of England -27 3 £375 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £375 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £375 - 1
South West -27 2 £475 +5.55%
West Midlands - 2 £294 -
Wiltshire - 2 £475 -
Berkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Swindon - 2 £475 -
Birmingham - 2 £294 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Warwick - - - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 54 (75.00%) Cisco
2 51 (70.83%) Firewall
3 48 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 44 (61.11%) Juniper
5 42 (58.33%) F5
6 39 (54.17%) Blue Coat
7 37 (51.39%) TCP/IP
8 30 (41.67%) Snort
8 30 (41.67%) VPN
9 28 (38.89%) Network Security
10 26 (36.11%) WAN
11 25 (34.72%) LAN
11 25 (34.72%) Cisco IOS
12 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (27.78%) CCNP
13 20 (27.78%) ProxySG
14 19 (26.39%) BGP
15 18 (25.00%) PKI
15 18 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (23.61%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (23.61%) VLAN
17 16 (22.22%) Banking
17 16 (22.22%) OSPF
17 16 (22.22%) Finance
17 16 (22.22%) HSRP
18 15 (20.83%) SIEM
18 15 (20.83%) Internet
18 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
19 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
19 14 (19.44%) Intrusion Detection

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 51 (70.83%) Firewall
2 37 (51.39%) TCP/IP
3 30 (41.67%) VPN
4 28 (38.89%) Network Security
5 26 (36.11%) WAN
6 25 (34.72%) LAN
6 25 (34.72%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (26.39%) BGP
8 18 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (23.61%) VLAN
10 16 (22.22%) OSPF
10 16 (22.22%) HSRP
11 15 (20.83%) Internet
12 14 (19.44%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (19.44%) SSL
12 14 (19.44%) VRRP
13 11 (15.28%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (9.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 6 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (22.22%) Banking
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 11 (15.28%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.33%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (45.83%) Security Engineer
2 30 (41.67%) Network Engineer
3 23 (31.94%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (27.78%) Senior Security Engineer
5 12 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (15.28%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) Analyst
8 9 (12.50%) Consultant
9 8 (11.11%) Security Consultant
10 7 (9.72%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (9.72%) Security Analyst
10 7 (9.72%) Security Operations Analyst
11 6 (8.33%) Network Security Architect
11 6 (8.33%) Network Consultant
11 6 (8.33%) Architect
11 6 (8.33%) Security Architect
11 6 (8.33%) Network Architect
12 5 (6.94%) Network Security Consultant
13 4 (5.56%) Design Engineer
13 4 (5.56%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.00%) PKI
2 17 (23.61%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.17%) Open Source
5 1 (1.39%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Windows
2 10 (13.89%) Linux
3 6 (8.33%) Solaris
4 3 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) SIEM
2 10 (13.89%) Information Security
3 9 (12.50%) Project Management
3 9 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 8 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.94%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (6.94%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.56%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.56%) Validation
6 4 (5.56%) Security Testing
7 3 (4.17%) ITIL
7 3 (4.17%) Change Control
8 2 (2.78%) Low Latency
8 2 (2.78%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.78%) Identity Management
8 2 (2.78%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.78%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (2.78%) Network Design
8 2 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (27.78%) CCNP
3 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
5 12 (16.67%) CCSE
6 9 (12.50%) CISSP
6 9 (12.50%) CCNA
7 5 (6.94%) CCSA
8 4 (5.56%) GIAC
9 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.17%) GCIA
9 3 (4.17%) GCFW
9 3 (4.17%) GCWN
9 3 (4.17%) CEH
9 3 (4.17%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.39%) CISA
10 1 (1.39%) CISM
10 1 (1.39%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (5.56%) GPG13
2 4 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 30 (41.67%) Snort
2 20 (27.78%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 54 (75.00%) Cisco
2 48 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 44 (61.11%) Juniper
4 42 (58.33%) F5
5 39 (54.17%) Blue Coat
6 9 (12.50%) McAfee
7 8 (11.11%) IronPort
8 6 (8.33%) ArcSight
9 4 (5.56%) Websense
9 4 (5.56%) HP
10 3 (4.17%) IBM
10 3 (4.17%) Sophos
10 3 (4.17%) Trend Micro
10 3 (4.17%) Prolexic
11 1 (1.39%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.39%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.39%) Splunk
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