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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sourcefire over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sourcefire
Rank 573 614 609
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -5
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 47 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.078% 0.049%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 10
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £305 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £488
% change year-on-year
- -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
22565 23604 25693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.62% 42.64% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13780 13868 15120
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 976 1239
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Sourcefire
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sourcefire as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sourcefire within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 37 £450 +3.44% 8
London -17 14 £475 +5.55% 4
Scotland +13 6 £400 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £425 - 1
South East +20 5 £400 -5.88%
South West - 5 £315 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £315 -
Swindon - 5 £315 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £425 -
Glasgow +11 4 £400 - 2
Wales - 4 £425 -
Knaresborough - 4 £425 -
East of England +13 3 £500 -4.76%
South Wales - 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £500 -
Cardiff - 3 £425 -
Edinburgh +14 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £475 -
Surrey - 2 £388 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £475 -
Guildford - 2 £388 -
Uxbridge - 2 £475 -
Milton Keynes +13 1 £450 +5.88%
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £450 +5.88%
Berkshire +5 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £420 -
Reading - 1 - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sourcefire also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sourcefire.

1 69 (84.15%) Cisco
2 52 (63.41%) Cisco ASA
3 50 (60.98%) Firewall
4 40 (48.78%) F5
5 35 (42.68%) Network Security
6 34 (41.46%) VPN
7 32 (39.02%) Finance
7 32 (39.02%) Information Security
8 31 (37.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 30 (36.59%) Juniper
10 29 (35.37%) Wireless
11 28 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (30.49%) SSL
13 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
13 24 (29.27%) FireEye
13 24 (29.27%) Palo Alto
14 23 (28.05%) CheckPoint
14 23 (28.05%) Symantec
15 21 (25.61%) TCP/IP
15 21 (25.61%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 21 (25.61%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 20 (24.39%) Unix
16 20 (24.39%) Internet
16 20 (24.39%) Blue Coat
17 19 (23.17%) CCNP
17 19 (23.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 18 (21.95%) 802.1X
19 17 (20.73%) Cybersecurity
19 17 (20.73%) Windows
20 16 (19.51%) Splunk

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.88%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Project
3 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (63.41%) Cisco ASA
2 50 (60.98%) Firewall
3 35 (42.68%) Network Security
4 34 (41.46%) VPN
5 29 (35.37%) Wireless
6 25 (30.49%) SSL
7 21 (25.61%) TCP/IP
8 20 (24.39%) Internet
9 15 (18.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 14 (17.07%) WAN
11 13 (15.85%) WLAN
12 12 (14.63%) LAN
13 10 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (10.98%) BGP
14 9 (10.98%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (10.98%) IPsec
15 8 (9.76%) DHCP
15 8 (9.76%) DNS
15 8 (9.76%) EIGRP
15 8 (9.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Fiddler
General
1 32 (39.02%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) Security Engineer
2 21 (25.61%) Network Engineer
3 19 (23.17%) Analyst
4 16 (19.51%) Security Specialist
5 15 (18.29%) Security Analyst
6 13 (15.85%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (14.63%) Information Security Specialist
7 12 (14.63%) Information Specialist
8 10 (12.20%) Consultant
9 7 (8.54%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (8.54%) SOC Analyst
10 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 6 (7.32%) Network Consultant
10 6 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (6.10%) IT Analyst
11 5 (6.10%) IT Security Analyst
11 5 (6.10%) Security Consultant
11 5 (6.10%) Wireless Network Consultant
12 4 (4.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 4 (4.88%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.88%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) AppFabric
2 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.88%) WCF
2 4 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.98%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.54%) PKI
4 5 (6.10%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (6.10%) Virtual Team
5 4 (4.88%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.66%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.44%) iSeries
7 2 (2.44%) Tandem
8 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.39%) Unix
2 17 (20.73%) Windows
3 5 (6.10%) Linux
4 2 (2.44%) OpenVMS
4 2 (2.44%) zOS
5 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Solaris
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.02%) Information Security
2 31 (37.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 21 (25.61%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 21 (25.61%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 19 (23.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 17 (20.73%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (19.51%) SIEM
7 14 (17.07%) Incident Management
7 14 (17.07%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 12 (14.63%) Analytics
9 11 (13.41%) Security Operations
10 9 (10.98%) Presales
11 7 (8.54%) Network Management
11 7 (8.54%) Process Improvement
11 7 (8.54%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (7.32%) Load Balancing
12 6 (7.32%) Risk Management
13 5 (6.10%) Data Analytics
13 5 (6.10%) Security Architecture
13 5 (6.10%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (23.17%) CCNP
3 15 (18.29%) CCIE
4 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
5 11 (13.41%) CCNA
5 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
6 10 (12.20%) CISSP
7 7 (8.54%) CCDP
7 7 (8.54%) CISM
8 6 (7.32%) Degree
9 4 (4.88%) GSEC
9 4 (4.88%) ISTQB
10 3 (3.66%) CCDA
10 3 (3.66%) CHECK Team Member
10 3 (3.66%) CREST Certified
10 3 (3.66%) ISEB
11 1 (1.22%) CCSA
11 1 (1.22%) GCIA
11 1 (1.22%) GIAC
11 1 (1.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.88%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.66%) COBIT
3 3 (3.66%) ISO27002
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Snort
2 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.88%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.44%) RACF
5 1 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.22%) Cygwin
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (17.07%) Nexpose
2 7 (8.54%) Nessus
2 7 (8.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (8.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (6.10%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (6.10%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (6.10%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (4.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (4.88%) RSA Security Analytics
5 3 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.44%) TrustSec
7 1 (1.22%) EnCase
7 1 (1.22%) Nagios
7 1 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.22%) QRadar
7 1 (1.22%) RSA Archer
7 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (84.15%) Cisco
2 40 (48.78%) F5
3 30 (36.59%) Juniper
4 24 (29.27%) FireEye
4 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
4 24 (29.27%) Palo Alto
5 23 (28.05%) CheckPoint
5 23 (28.05%) Symantec
6 20 (24.39%) Blue Coat
7 16 (19.51%) Splunk
8 15 (18.29%) ArcSight
8 15 (18.29%) Intel Security
9 14 (17.07%) GFI Software
9 14 (17.07%) LogRhythm
9 14 (17.07%) Rapid7
9 14 (17.07%) TippingPoint
10 12 (14.63%) Citrix
11 11 (13.41%) ScanSafe
12 8 (9.76%) Fortinet
13 7 (8.54%) IronPort
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