The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 159 148
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.10% 0.027%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.23% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £428
% change year-on-year +18.75% -6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1324 1732 1708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.99% 45.28% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 1017 846
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 58 116
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +16.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Sourcefire
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Sourcefire
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sourcefire in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for Sourcefire.

1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE Security
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) Lancope
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Degree

Sourcefire
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Sourcefire Analyst
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE Security
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Lancope