Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 763 827
Rank change year-on-year -83 +64 -34
Contract jobs citing Snort 14 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.045% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.40% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 13
England median daily rate £475 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +4.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £385 £343 £415
90th Percentile £585 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -8.65% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 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 12,364 9,513 10,881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 11.33% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,049 6,079 6,734
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £185 £167 £173
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 593 860
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.34% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.15 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.25 £43.75 £41.05
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -1.59%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -59 7 £450 -14.29% 3
South East -14 5 - -
East of England -1 2 £600 -
Snort
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) McAfee
2 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Juniper
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Puppet
4 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (28.57%) Ansible
5 3 (21.43%) QRadar
5 3 (21.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (21.43%) GDPR
5 3 (21.43%) Information Governance
5 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (21.43%) JNCIS
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) IronPort
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (21.43%) CCNP
5 3 (21.43%) CCDP

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 3 (21.43%) BGP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (21.43%) OSPF
3 3 (21.43%) VLAN
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) HSRP
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security
5 1 (7.14%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) IDA Disassembler
1 2 (14.29%) Metasploit
1 2 (14.29%) OllyDbg
General
1 3 (21.43%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Network Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) IT Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Designer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) CentOS
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Scientific Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
2 3 (21.43%) Information Governance
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
2 2 (14.29%) Erlang
2 2 (14.29%) Go
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CISSP
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CCDP
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) JNCIS
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) GDPR
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) iptables
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Ansible
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (21.43%) QRadar
3 2 (14.29%) Cuckoo Sandbox
3 2 (14.29%) Nagios
3 2 (14.29%) OSSEC
3 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 2 (14.29%) SELinux
3 2 (14.29%) yum
4 1 (7.14%) Endace
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) McAfee
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Juniper
3 3 (21.43%) Forcepoint
3 3 (21.43%) IronPort
3 3 (21.43%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) FireEye
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) LogRhythm
5 1 (7.14%) SevOne
5 1 (7.14%) Veeam