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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sourcefire
England / North West
Rank 129 153 148
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5  
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £438 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 1098 1663 1632
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.21% 43.33% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 914 791
Median daily rate £391 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.18% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 108 86
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +4.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.33 £47.33 £49.50
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 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

Sourcefire
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sourcefire within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Manchester +11 2 - -
Sourcefire
England

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Sourcefire.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (66.67%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (33.33%) Lancope
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Nagios
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN

Sourcefire
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Sourcefire Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Lancope
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds