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 28 June 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.

Sourcefire
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 581 576
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 9 39 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.079% 0.092%
As % of the Vendors category 0.047% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 30
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £311 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £547 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 19008 21981 22493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.97% 44.45% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19349 25149 23923
Median daily rate £430 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1375 1807
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

Sourcefire
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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
North of England +47 3 £475 +18.75% 1
Yorkshire +9 3 £475 +18.75% 1
London +7 3 £405 -18.79%
East of England -3 2 £550 +71.87% 2
South West -2 1 £400 -
Sourcefire
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 22 (81.48%) Firewall
3 16 (59.26%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (59.26%) F5
4 14 (51.85%) FireEye
5 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
6 12 (44.44%) Juniper
6 12 (44.44%) Finance
6 12 (44.44%) Symantec
6 12 (44.44%) McAfee
6 12 (44.44%) Information Security
7 10 (37.04%) Blue Coat
7 10 (37.04%) ArcSight
7 10 (37.04%) Rapid7
8 9 (33.33%) Network Security
8 9 (33.33%) Internet
8 9 (33.33%) Wireless
8 9 (33.33%) SSL
8 9 (33.33%) VPN
9 8 (29.63%) Windows
9 8 (29.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
10 7 (25.93%) CyberArk
10 7 (25.93%) Splunk
10 7 (25.93%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 6 (22.22%) 802.1X
11 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning

Sourcefire
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 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (81.48%) Firewall
2 16 (59.26%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (33.33%) Internet
3 9 (33.33%) Network Security
3 9 (33.33%) SSL
3 9 (33.33%) VPN
3 9 (33.33%) Wireless
4 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (14.81%) TACACS
7 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP
8 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (7.41%) NX-OS
9 1 (3.70%) DNS
9 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (3.70%) IPsec
9 1 (3.70%) Junos
9 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Consultant
2 8 (29.63%) Security Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Information Security Specialist
4 6 (22.22%) Information Specialist
4 6 (22.22%) Security Specialist
5 5 (18.52%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Security Consultant
6 4 (14.81%) CyberArk Consultant
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Architect
8 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
9 1 (3.70%) Analyst
9 1 (3.70%) Developer
9 1 (3.70%) IT Consultant
9 1 (3.70%) Network Designer
9 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
9 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) 802.1X
2 4 (14.81%) OAuth
2 4 (14.81%) OpenID
2 4 (14.81%) SailPoint
2 4 (14.81%) SAML
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Unix
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Solaris
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Information Security
2 8 (29.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (25.93%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 6 (22.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 6 (22.22%) Presales
4 6 (22.22%) SIEM
4 6 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
6 4 (14.81%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (14.81%) Identity Management
6 4 (14.81%) Privileged Access Management
6 4 (14.81%) Privileged Identity Management
7 3 (11.11%) Change Control
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL
8 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C#
1 1 (3.70%) PHP
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) CCNP
3 4 (14.81%) CISSP
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) CCIE
5 2 (7.41%) CCDP
5 2 (7.41%) CCSE
5 2 (7.41%) CISA
5 2 (7.41%) CISM
5 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE Security
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (22.22%) GPG13
2 6 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 6 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.70%) HIPAA
3 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) ProxySG
1 2 (7.41%) Snort
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Nexpose
2 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.41%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 16 (59.26%) F5
3 14 (51.85%) FireEye
4 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
5 12 (44.44%) Juniper
5 12 (44.44%) McAfee
5 12 (44.44%) Symantec
6 10 (37.04%) ArcSight
6 10 (37.04%) Blue Coat
6 10 (37.04%) Rapid7
7 7 (25.93%) CyberArk
7 7 (25.93%) Splunk
8 6 (22.22%) GFI Software
8 6 (22.22%) LogRhythm
8 6 (22.22%) Palo Alto
8 6 (22.22%) TippingPoint
8 6 (22.22%) VMware
9 5 (18.52%) Qualys
9 5 (18.52%) Tufin
10 4 (14.81%) AlgoSec