The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sourcefire products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sourcefire over the 3 months to 24 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sourcefire, Inc.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sourcefire
UK / England
Rank 562 588 566
Rank change year-on-year +26 -22  
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 21 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.059% 0.077%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 23
Median daily rate £450 £399 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -0.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £363 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

Sourcefire is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18337 21302 21687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.87% 43.60% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11399 13076 12501
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 762 916
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.71 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Sourcefire
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Sourcefire in England

Sourcefire
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sourcefire in England

Sourcefire
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sourcefire in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sourcefire in England

Sourcefire
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sourcefire in England

Sourcefire
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 Sourcefire within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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 6 £538 +19.44% 2
South East +27 5 £450 +14.28% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £450 -
West Midlands - 3 £450 - 1
North West +26 2 - -
East of England -3 1 - -
Sourcefire
UK

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sourcefire 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 Sourcefire.

1 45 (81.82%) Cisco
1 45 (81.82%) Firewall
2 32 (58.18%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (50.91%) Information Security
4 26 (47.27%) Finance
4 26 (47.27%) Network Security
5 24 (43.64%) F5
5 24 (43.64%) VPN
5 24 (43.64%) Juniper
6 23 (41.82%) CheckPoint
7 21 (38.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 20 (36.36%) SSL
9 17 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (30.91%) Symantec
10 16 (29.09%) Blue Coat
10 16 (29.09%) Wireless
11 15 (27.27%) FireEye
12 14 (25.45%) Windows
13 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
13 13 (23.64%) Intel Security
13 13 (23.64%) Internet
13 13 (23.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 13 (23.64%) Rapid7
13 13 (23.64%) ArcSight
13 13 (23.64%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 13 (23.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 12 (21.82%) 802.1X
14 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
14 12 (21.82%) CCIE
14 12 (21.82%) Unix

Sourcefire
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 5 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Office
1 3 (5.45%) MS Project
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (81.82%) Firewall
2 32 (58.18%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (47.27%) Network Security
4 24 (43.64%) VPN
5 20 (36.36%) SSL
6 16 (29.09%) Wireless
7 13 (23.64%) Internet
7 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
8 8 (14.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (14.55%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (14.55%) WAN
8 8 (14.55%) WLAN
9 7 (12.73%) DHCP
9 7 (12.73%) DNS
9 7 (12.73%) LAN
10 6 (10.91%) HTTP
10 6 (10.91%) IPsec
11 5 (9.09%) OSPF
11 5 (9.09%) SSH
11 5 (9.09%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (47.27%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Network Engineer
2 17 (30.91%) Security Engineer
3 13 (23.64%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (20.00%) Security Specialist
5 10 (18.18%) Consultant
5 10 (18.18%) Information Security Specialist
5 10 (18.18%) Information Specialist
6 6 (10.91%) Security Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Tester
9 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) CyberArk Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Security Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Security Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Security Tester
9 3 (5.45%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) 802.1X
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) AppFabric
2 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 5 (9.09%) WCF
2 5 (9.09%) Web Services
3 3 (5.45%) OAuth
3 3 (5.45%) OpenID
3 3 (5.45%) SailPoint
3 3 (5.45%) SAML
4 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.27%) PKI
4 2 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Windows
2 12 (21.82%) Unix
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Solaris
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.82%) CentOS
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Information Security
2 21 (38.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 13 (23.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 13 (23.64%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 13 (23.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 11 (20.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 9 (16.36%) SIEM
6 7 (12.73%) Data Protection
6 7 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (10.91%) Defect Management
7 6 (10.91%) Presales
7 6 (10.91%) Threat Modelling
8 5 (9.09%) ETL
8 5 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.09%) Test Planning
8 5 (9.09%) Threat Management
9 4 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (7.27%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.82%) CCIE
3 10 (18.18%) CCNP
4 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.73%) CISM
5 7 (12.73%) CISSP
6 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
7 4 (7.27%) CHECK Team Member
7 4 (7.27%) CREST Certified
7 4 (7.27%) ISEB
8 3 (5.45%) CISA
8 3 (5.45%) Degree
9 2 (3.64%) CCNA
10 1 (1.82%) CCDE
10 1 (1.82%) CCSA
10 1 (1.82%) CEH
10 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.45%) GPG13
4 1 (1.82%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.82%) ISO27005
4 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Snort
2 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.82%) NFS
4 1 (1.82%) Samba
4 1 (1.82%) Squid
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) Nexpose
2 6 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (9.09%) Nessus
4 4 (7.27%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (5.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (5.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (3.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (3.64%) Nagios
6 2 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.64%) TrustSec
7 1 (1.82%) OpenVAS
7 1 (1.82%) OSSEC
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (81.82%) Cisco
2 24 (43.64%) F5
2 24 (43.64%) Juniper
3 23 (41.82%) CheckPoint
4 17 (30.91%) Symantec
5 16 (29.09%) Blue Coat
6 15 (27.27%) FireEye
7 13 (23.64%) ArcSight
7 13 (23.64%) Intel Security
7 13 (23.64%) Rapid7
8 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
9 11 (20.00%) Splunk
10 10 (18.18%) GFI Software
10 10 (18.18%) LogRhythm
10 10 (18.18%) TippingPoint
11 8 (14.55%) Palo Alto
12 6 (10.91%) Citrix
13 5 (9.09%) Fortinet
13 5 (9.09%) VMware
14 4 (7.27%) Qualys