The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Snort skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Snort over the 3 months to 25 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.

Sourcefire Snort
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 408 423
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15  
Contract jobs citing Snort 1 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.075% 0.051%
As % of the System Software category 0.047% 0.66% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 11
Median daily rate - £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £550 £398
% change year-on-year -5.45% +38.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

Snort is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2150 2411 2268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.51% 11.28% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1726 1516
Median daily rate £450 £445 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +18.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 63 124
Median hourly rate £21.40 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.88% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Snort as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Snort in London

Snort
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Snort in London

Snort
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Snort in London

Snort
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the London region over the 3 months to 25 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
New Malden - 1 - -
Snort
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Snort 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 London region with a requirement for Snort.

1 12 (80.00%) Open Source
2 11 (73.33%) Nagios
3 10 (66.67%) Unix
3 10 (66.67%) VMware
4 9 (60.00%) Perl
4 9 (60.00%) Python
4 9 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (53.33%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (53.33%) Kibana
5 8 (53.33%) Oracle ZFS
5 8 (53.33%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (53.33%) Multicast
5 8 (53.33%) SmokePing
5 8 (53.33%) logstash
5 8 (53.33%) FreeBSD
5 8 (53.33%) SNMP
5 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
5 8 (53.33%) SQL
5 8 (53.33%) Samba
5 8 (53.33%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (53.33%) tcsh
6 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) Change Control
7 6 (40.00%) Linux
8 5 (33.33%) DNS
8 5 (33.33%) OSSEC
9 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
9 4 (26.67%) Finance
10 3 (20.00%) Java

Snort
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 8 (53.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Multicast
1 8 (53.33%) SNMP
1 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (13.33%) OpenVPN
3 2 (13.33%) PuTTY
3 2 (13.33%) SSH
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Unix Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Integrator
4 3 (20.00%) Unix Systems Integrator
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) IT Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Security Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (20.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Unix
2 8 (53.33%) FreeBSD
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) CentOS
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Open Source
2 7 (46.67%) Change Control
3 3 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Disruptive Innovation
3 3 (20.00%) Machine Learning
3 3 (20.00%) Microservices
3 3 (20.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) SIEM
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Perl
1 9 (60.00%) Python
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) tcsh
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CEH
3 1 (6.67%) CISMP
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Samba
2 3 (20.00%) Docker
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (73.33%) Nagios
2 8 (53.33%) Kibana
2 8 (53.33%) logstash
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle ZFS
2 8 (53.33%) SmokePing
3 5 (33.33%) OSSEC
4 3 (20.00%) Kubernetes
5 2 (13.33%) HAProxy
5 2 (13.33%) Nessus
5 2 (13.33%) Puppet
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (13.33%) yum
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (13.33%) Splunk
3 1 (6.67%) Sourcefire