The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sourcefire products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sourcefire over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sourcefire
Rank 118 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% - 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£275 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
Sourcefire
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1303 935 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.43% 44.93% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 464 521
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 59 94
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.35 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Sourcefire
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sourcefire across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sourcefire Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Sourcefire
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sourcefire across the West Midlands region.

Sourcefire Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Sourcefire
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sourcefire within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
Birmingham - 3 £275 -
Warwickshire - - - -
Sourcefire
England

Sourcefire
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) BIG-IP
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) Snort
3 1 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Squid
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) GPG13

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) BIG-IP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (33.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Snort
1 1 (33.33%) Squid
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper