Period
to 23 February 2018

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 6 months to 23 February 2018 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.

Sourcefire Snort
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 835 788 820
Rank change year-on-year -47 +32 -37
Contract jobs citing Snort 12 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.013% 0.043% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.10% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 19
England median daily rate £475 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £355 £340 £345
90th Percentile £546 £608 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £513 £425
% change year-on-year -7.32% +20.59% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
England median hourly rate - £47.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £47.00 -

Snort is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11,970 10,734 10,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.85% 12.07% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,893 6,741 5,994
England median daily rate £450 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +7.74% +7.64%
10th Percentile £163 £165 £160
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 754 1,057
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.34% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.07 £43.28 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.67% -3.23%

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Snort as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Snort in England

Snort
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -56 8 £425 -19.05% 4
East of England -8 2 £600 -
Midlands - 2 £475 -
West Midlands - 2 £475 -
Snort
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Snort also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Snort.

1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (41.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
3 5 (41.67%) McAfee
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Information Security
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) Ansible
4 4 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 4 (33.33%) Puppet
4 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (25.00%) IronPort
5 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Information Governance
5 3 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) GDPR
5 3 (25.00%) QRadar
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Forcepoint
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification

Snort
Co-occurring 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
3 2 (16.67%) SSL
3 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (8.33%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) IDA Disassembler
1 2 (16.67%) Metasploit
1 2 (16.67%) OllyDbg
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SOC Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Cyberattack
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) SCADA
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) CentOS
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Scientific Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Solaris
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (41.67%) Information Security
3 4 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Information Governance
4 3 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security Management
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) Security Management
5 2 (16.67%) SIEM
5 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) Erlang
1 2 (16.67%) Go
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
1 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CCIE
3 2 (16.67%) CCIE Security
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CEH
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) GCIA
3 2 (16.67%) GIAC
3 2 (16.67%) GSEC
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) GDPR
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) iptables
2 2 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (33.33%) Ansible
2 4 (33.33%) Puppet
3 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (25.00%) QRadar
4 2 (16.67%) Cuckoo Sandbox
4 2 (16.67%) Nagios
4 2 (16.67%) OSSEC
4 2 (16.67%) SCCM
4 2 (16.67%) SELinux
4 2 (16.67%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) McAfee
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) Forcepoint
3 3 (25.00%) IronPort
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (16.67%) ArcSight
4 2 (16.67%) FireEye
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Lancope
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
5 1 (8.33%) Splunk
5 1 (8.33%) Veeam