Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 848 822 846
Rank change year-on-year -26 +24 -37
Contract jobs citing Snort 8 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.008% 0.010% 0.029%
As % of the System Software category 0.056% 0.079% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 17
England median daily rate £425 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.27% -0.95% +13.51%
10th Percentile £293 £331 £470
90th Percentile £469 £603 £620
UK median daily rate £425 £520 £525
% change year-on-year -18.27% -0.95% +13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 14,278 11,346 12,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.15% 12.41% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,368 7,367 7,718
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £181
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 809 623 812
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £37.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
South West -20 3 £463 -11.06% 2
London -6 2 - - 10
Midlands -7 2 £425 - 2
West Midlands -21 2 £425 - 2
South East -8 1 - - 4
Snort
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (87.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (50.00%) Information Security
3 4 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 4 (50.00%) SIEM
3 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (37.50%) LogRhythm
4 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) McAfee
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) GCIA
5 2 (25.00%) GCIH
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) CEH
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Qualys
5 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (25.00%) Security Operations

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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Information Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Operations Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Information Security
1 4 (50.00%) Security Architecture
1 4 (50.00%) SIEM
1 4 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Content Development
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Event Correlation
3 2 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CEH
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) GCIA
1 2 (25.00%) GCIH
1 2 (25.00%) GWAPT
2 1 (12.50%) CCDP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIS
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (25.00%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) LogRhythm
3 2 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Huawei
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Qualys
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper