The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 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
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 262 260
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2  
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.050% 0.053% 0.061%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £445 £394 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% -21.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £345 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £417 £525
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 South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3857 4586 4503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.69% 48.77% 45.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2120 2748 2368
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 203 239
Median hourly rate £15.60 £25.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.60% +35.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.55 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Sourcefire
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Sourcefire
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sourcefire in the South East

Sourcefire
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 Sourcefire in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sourcefire in the South East

Sourcefire
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 Sourcefire within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Hampshire - 2 £470 -
Berkshire +23 1 £400 +1.58% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 - 1
Sourcefire
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for Sourcefire.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) Juniper
3 8 (80.00%) Wireless
3 8 (80.00%) Information Security
4 6 (60.00%) Blue Coat
4 6 (60.00%) Network Security
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) SSL
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (50.00%) 802.1X
6 4 (40.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (40.00%) Internet
6 4 (40.00%) Symantec
6 4 (40.00%) Windows
6 4 (40.00%) CISSP
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (30.00%) Unix
7 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
7 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) TippingPoint
7 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (30.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (30.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (30.00%) FireEye

Sourcefire
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Wireless
3 6 (60.00%) Network Security
3 6 (60.00%) SSL
3 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (60.00%) VPN
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) SNMP
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (10.00%) HTTP
7 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Information Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) Database Security
5 1 (10.00%) Email Filtering
5 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CISSP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCIE
3 2 (20.00%) CISA
3 2 (20.00%) CISM
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) CCDE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Nexpose
2 2 (20.00%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (20.00%) TrustSec
3 1 (10.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Juniper
3 6 (60.00%) Blue Coat
4 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (40.00%) Symantec
6 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
6 3 (30.00%) F5
6 3 (30.00%) FireEye
6 3 (30.00%) GFI Software
6 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
6 3 (30.00%) LogRhythm
6 3 (30.00%) Rapid7
6 3 (30.00%) TippingPoint
7 2 (20.00%) Aruba
7 2 (20.00%) Citrix
7 2 (20.00%) Lancope
7 2 (20.00%) Splunk
8 1 (10.00%) Qualys
8 1 (10.00%) VMware