The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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.

Sourcefire Snort
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 265 261
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4  
Contract jobs citing Snort 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.011% 0.071%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.077% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £473 £438
% change year-on-year -31.74% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 943 1296 1254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.99% 13.87% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 803 637
Median daily rate £375 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 104 129
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Snort
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Snort in the South East

Snort
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Snort in the South East

Snort
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Surrey - 1 - -
Snort
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Snort.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) Splunk
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (100.00%) SANS
1 1 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 1 (100.00%) Security Operations Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (100.00%) Security Monitoring

Snort
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Security Technical Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (100.00%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Splunk