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 22 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 / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 262 252
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 0 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.100% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.21% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 8
Median daily rate - £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
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 South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3829 4361 4460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.29% 48.34% 47.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2129 2563 2436
Median daily rate £413 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 220 241
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
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 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

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Sourcefire.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 2 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) GFI Software
3 2 (40.00%) Rapid7
3 2 (40.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (40.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (40.00%) FireEye
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (40.00%) Nexpose
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) McAfee

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 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Information Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Database Security
4 1 (20.00%) Email Filtering
4 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISA
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Nexpose
2 1 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) FireEye
3 2 (40.00%) GFI Software
3 2 (40.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (40.00%) McAfee
3 2 (40.00%) Rapid7
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Qualys
4 1 (20.00%) VMware