Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 824 837 808
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29 +9
Contract jobs citing Snort 15 10 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.011% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.084% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 18
England median daily rate £425 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -9.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £300 £324 £340
90th Percentile £516 £568 £608
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £525
% change year-on-year -10.53% -9.52% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
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 14,224 11,917 10,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.58% 12.99% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,413 7,828 6,849
England median daily rate £475 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +7.88% +8.55%
10th Percentile £188 £163 £170
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 638 737
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.45 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.75% +1.87% +4.19%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.39
90th Percentile £44.27 £46.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 - 6 £300 - 1
London +21 5 £425 +6.25% 1
Midlands +5 3 £425 -10.53%
West Midlands -20 3 £425 -10.53%
South East -7 1 - - 1
Snort
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Python
4 6 (40.00%) Information Security
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
4 6 (40.00%) LogRhythm
4 6 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
5 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (33.33%) FortiGate
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) Kibana
7 3 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (20.00%) Kubernetes
7 3 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (20.00%) Dynatrace
7 3 (20.00%) Packer
7 3 (20.00%) Burp Suite
7 3 (20.00%) ModSecurity
7 3 (20.00%) Serverless
7 3 (20.00%) Terraform
7 3 (20.00%) Squid
7 3 (20.00%) Debian
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Nessus
7 3 (20.00%) Nmap

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 3 (20.00%) nginx
2 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 3 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (20.00%) Serverless
1 3 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) VPN
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) IPsec
4 3 (20.00%) SSL
4 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (13.33%) DMZ
6 1 (6.67%) HTTP
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Burp Suite
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) IT Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Business Information Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Information Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Operations Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Security Tester
5 2 (13.33%) SIEM Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Information Officer
6 1 (6.67%) Network Intrusion Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) LDAP
1 3 (20.00%) ModSecurity
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Cyberattack
3 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Unix
4 3 (20.00%) CentOS
4 3 (20.00%) Debian
4 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Information Security
1 6 (40.00%) Security Monitoring
2 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) SIEM
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Malware Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
2 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CREST Certified
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) GIAC
2 1 (6.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) FortiGate
2 4 (26.67%) Kibana
3 3 (20.00%) HAProxy
3 3 (20.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (20.00%) Nessus
3 3 (20.00%) Nmap
3 3 (20.00%) Packer
3 3 (20.00%) Terraform
4 2 (13.33%) OSSEC
5 1 (6.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (6.67%) logstash
5 1 (6.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) LogRhythm
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Dynatrace
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (13.33%) Qualys