The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 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.

Sourcefire
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 77 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.099% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £390 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -  
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 Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 324 555 462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 49.32% 54.90% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 287 243
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +158.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Sourcefire
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Sourcefire
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sourcefire in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 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 Reading region with a requirement for Sourcefire.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Lancope
2 1 (50.00%) TrustSec
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (50.00%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) CISA
2 1 (50.00%) CISM
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

Sourcefire
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) SNMP
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CISA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CISM
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (50.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Lancope
2 1 (50.00%) Splunk