The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sourcefire
England / South West
Rank - 127 142
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 0 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.28% 0.065%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.70% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Median daily rate - £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £394 £400
% change year-on-year +14.28% -1.56%  
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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1030 1146 1205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.25% 39.96% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 738 715
Median daily rate £365 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.68% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 69
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £20.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% -0.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £46.34 £44.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Sourcefire
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Sourcefire
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sourcefire in the South West

Sourcefire
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Sourcefire.

1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Snort
1 6 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 6 (100.00%) Threat Modelling
2 5 (83.33%) AppFabric
2 5 (83.33%) Test Planning
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
2 5 (83.33%) Network Security
2 5 (83.33%) Data Protection
2 5 (83.33%) PCI DSS
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 5 (83.33%) ETL
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) CISM
3 4 (66.67%) Information Security
3 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (66.67%) CHECK Team Member
3 4 (66.67%) CREST Certified
3 4 (66.67%) Banking

Sourcefire
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 5 (83.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (83.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Security Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Test Specialist
4 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) AppFabric
1 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
1 5 (83.33%) WCF
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 6 (100.00%) Threat Modelling
2 5 (83.33%) Data Protection
2 5 (83.33%) ETL
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Planning
3 4 (66.67%) Information Security
4 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) CHECK Team Member
2 4 (66.67%) CISM
2 4 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Snort
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft