The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Snort skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sourcefire Snort
UK / England
Rank 562 599 577
Rank change year-on-year +37 -22  
Contract jobs citing Snort 15 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.027% 0.029%
As % of the System Software category 0.32% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 8
Median daily rate £550 £473 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.40% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £531 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £473 £475
% change year-on-year -31.74% -0.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

Snort is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4625 5247 4939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.21% 10.78% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2947 3226 2728
Median daily rate £410 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +6.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 419 569
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Snort as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Snort in England

Snort
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Snort in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Snort in England

Snort
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Snort in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Snort in England

Snort
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Snort in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Snort in England

Snort
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
London +26 13 £550 +20.54% 3
South East +17 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Snort
UK

Snort
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Snort also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Snort.

1 18 (52.94%) Unix
2 16 (47.06%) Open Source
3 15 (44.12%) Finance
4 14 (41.18%) Information Security
4 14 (41.18%) Python
5 13 (38.24%) Linux
5 13 (38.24%) TCP/IP
5 13 (38.24%) VMware
5 13 (38.24%) Nagios
5 13 (38.24%) SC Cleared
5 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
6 12 (35.29%) SIEM
6 12 (35.29%) Firewall
6 12 (35.29%) Perl
6 12 (35.29%) SQL
7 10 (29.41%) SNMP
7 10 (29.41%) Samba
7 10 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (29.41%) Sourcefire
8 9 (26.47%) PCI DSS
8 9 (26.47%) tcsh
8 9 (26.47%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (26.47%) FreeBSD
8 9 (26.47%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (26.47%) Multicast
8 9 (26.47%) SmokePing
8 9 (26.47%) logstash
8 9 (26.47%) Kibana
8 9 (26.47%) Oracle ZFS
8 9 (26.47%) Elastic Stack

Snort
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 9 (26.47%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (14.71%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Project
2 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) TCP/IP
2 12 (35.29%) Firewall
3 10 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (29.41%) SNMP
4 9 (26.47%) Multicast
5 6 (17.65%) Network Security
6 5 (14.71%) DNS
7 3 (8.82%) Internet
8 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (5.88%) OpenVPN
8 2 (5.88%) PuTTY
8 2 (5.88%) SSH
8 2 (5.88%) VPN
9 1 (2.94%) HTTP
9 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
9 1 (2.94%) LDAP
9 1 (2.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Systems Engineer
1 8 (23.53%) Unix Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Unix Systems Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Systems Integrator
3 5 (14.71%) Unix Systems Integrator
4 4 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Security Technical Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Security Tester
5 3 (8.82%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) IT Security Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (20.59%) .NET
3 5 (14.71%) AppFabric
3 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
3 5 (14.71%) WCF
3 5 (14.71%) Web Services
4 3 (8.82%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.88%) RIA
5 1 (2.94%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.94%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.94%) SCADA
5 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Unix
2 13 (38.24%) Linux
3 9 (26.47%) FreeBSD
4 7 (20.59%) Windows
5 2 (5.88%) CentOS
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Open Source
2 14 (41.18%) Information Security
3 12 (35.29%) SIEM
4 8 (23.53%) ITIL
5 7 (20.59%) Change Control
5 7 (20.59%) Security Operations
6 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 6 (17.65%) Threat Modelling
7 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
7 5 (14.71%) ETL
7 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
7 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (8.82%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.82%) Security Architecture
8 3 (8.82%) Service Management
8 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) Python
2 12 (35.29%) Perl
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 9 (26.47%) tcsh
4 6 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) Ruby
6 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) SC Cleared
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) CISM
3 5 (14.71%) CISSP
3 5 (14.71%) CREST Certified
3 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.76%) CHECK Team Member
4 4 (11.76%) ISEB
5 2 (5.88%) CEH
5 2 (5.88%) CISMP
5 2 (5.88%) GIAC
5 2 (5.88%) SANS
6 1 (2.94%) GCIA
6 1 (2.94%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.94%) ISO27005
3 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) Samba
2 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) Docker
4 3 (8.82%) Squid
5 1 (2.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Nagios
2 9 (26.47%) Kibana
2 9 (26.47%) logstash
2 9 (26.47%) Oracle ZFS
2 9 (26.47%) SmokePing
3 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (17.65%) OSSEC
4 5 (14.71%) Nessus
5 3 (8.82%) Kubernetes
5 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (5.88%) HAProxy
6 2 (5.88%) Puppet
6 2 (5.88%) QRadar
6 2 (5.88%) yum
7 1 (2.94%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (2.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (2.94%) OpenVAS
7 1 (2.94%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) VMware
2 10 (29.41%) Sourcefire
3 8 (23.53%) Splunk
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco
6 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.88%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.88%) Juniper
7 2 (5.88%) ScanSafe
8 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.94%) Becrypt
8 1 (2.94%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.94%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.94%) NetApp
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle
8 1 (2.94%) Tufin
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