The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 554 536 555
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +19
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 39 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.063% 0.050%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 11
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£425 £438 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +21.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £344 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £438 £360
% change year-on-year
- +21.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -23 36 £425 -2.85% 17
London +17 16 £425 -2.85% 3
South East -13 7 £425 -2.29% 9
City of London +18 4 - - 2
Hampshire -22 4 £425 -22.72% 6
North West -3 3 - - 2
Southampton -6 3 £425 -22.72% 3
Birmingham - 3 £275 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £275 - 1
East of England -26 2 £375 - 1
Ipswich - 2 £375 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £375 - 1
East Midlands -6 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £488 - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 2
Midlands - - - -
Banbury - - - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 33 (73.33%) Cisco
2 31 (68.89%) CheckPoint
2 31 (68.89%) Firewall
3 24 (53.33%) Juniper
4 21 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 21 (46.67%) Blue Coat
4 21 (46.67%) Snort
4 21 (46.67%) F5
5 18 (40.00%) Network Security
6 16 (35.56%) LAN
6 16 (35.56%) WAN
7 14 (31.11%) VPN
7 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
7 14 (31.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
8 13 (28.89%) BGP
8 13 (28.89%) CCNP
9 11 (24.44%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (24.44%) VLAN
9 11 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (22.22%) ProxySG
10 10 (22.22%) OSPF
10 10 (22.22%) HSRP
10 10 (22.22%) SIEM
11 9 (20.00%) VRRP
11 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
11 9 (20.00%) Information Security
11 9 (20.00%) Windows
11 9 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 31 (68.89%) Firewall
2 21 (46.67%) TCP/IP
3 18 (40.00%) Network Security
4 16 (35.56%) LAN
4 16 (35.56%) WAN
5 14 (31.11%) VPN
5 14 (31.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (28.89%) BGP
7 11 (24.44%) VLAN
7 11 (24.44%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (22.22%) OSPF
8 10 (22.22%) HSRP
9 9 (20.00%) VRRP
9 9 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (15.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (11.11%) BIG-IP
11 5 (11.11%) Wireless
12 4 (8.89%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Finance
4 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Network Engineer
2 14 (31.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 14 (31.11%) Security Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Security Consultant
5 6 (13.33%) Consultant
5 6 (13.33%) Security Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Security Operations Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Network Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Design Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Security Specialist
7 4 (8.89%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Network Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Security Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) PKI
2 3 (6.67%) Open Source
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) UNIX
3 4 (8.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) SIEM
2 9 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.89%) Security Testing
4 2 (4.44%) Change Control
4 2 (4.44%) Low Latency
4 2 (4.44%) Network Design
4 2 (4.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.44%) Identity Management
4 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.22%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (2.22%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (2.22%) Cyber Security
5 1 (2.22%) Time Management
5 1 (2.22%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C
1 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
2 13 (28.89%) CCNP
3 7 (15.56%) CISSP
4 6 (13.33%) CCNA
5 5 (11.11%) CCSE
6 4 (8.89%) GIAC
7 3 (6.67%) CEH
7 3 (6.67%) GCIA
7 3 (6.67%) GCFW
7 3 (6.67%) GCWN
8 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.44%) CCSA
9 1 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (2.22%) CISA
9 1 (2.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 3 (6.67%) GPG13
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 21 (46.67%) Snort
2 10 (22.22%) ProxySG
3 3 (6.67%) Squid
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) KVM
4 1 (2.22%) RHEV
4 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 33 (73.33%) Cisco
2 31 (68.89%) CheckPoint
3 24 (53.33%) Juniper
4 21 (46.67%) Blue Coat
4 21 (46.67%) F5
5 8 (17.78%) IronPort
5 8 (17.78%) McAfee
6 4 (8.89%) Websense
7 3 (6.67%) Sophos
7 3 (6.67%) IBM
7 3 (6.67%) Trend Micro
7 3 (6.67%) Prolexic
8 2 (4.44%) ArcSight
8 2 (4.44%) Citrix
8 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.22%) TippingPoint
9 1 (2.22%) VMware
9 1 (2.22%) Brocade
9 1 (2.22%) HP
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