The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 632 614
Rank change year-on-year +34 -18  
Contract jobs citing Snort 9 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.036% 0.048%
As % of the System Software category 0.17% 0.28% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 17
Median daily rate £520 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £550 £398
% change year-on-year -5.45% +38.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £47.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5251 6694 5913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3369 4129 3336
Median daily rate £402 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £203 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 469 616
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.02 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Snort
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snort within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England +24 9 £520 -0.95% 2
South West - 6 £520 - 1
Bristol - 6 £520 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
London -21 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 with a requirement for Snort.

1 16 (55.17%) VMware
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
3 12 (41.38%) Open Source
3 12 (41.38%) Unix
3 12 (41.38%) Linux
4 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
4 11 (37.93%) Firewall
4 11 (37.93%) SIEM
5 10 (34.48%) Splunk
5 10 (34.48%) Nagios
6 9 (31.03%) Python
6 9 (31.03%) Perl
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) DV Cleared
6 9 (31.03%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (27.59%) Kibana
7 8 (27.59%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (27.59%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (27.59%) tcsh
7 8 (27.59%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (27.59%) Multicast
7 8 (27.59%) SmokePing
7 8 (27.59%) logstash
7 8 (27.59%) FreeBSD
7 8 (27.59%) SNMP
7 8 (27.59%) CISSP
7 8 (27.59%) Samba
7 8 (27.59%) PostgreSQL

Snort
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (27.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Firewall
1 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
2 8 (27.59%) Multicast
2 8 (27.59%) SNMP
3 7 (24.14%) Network Security
4 6 (20.69%) VPN
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (17.24%) VoIP
6 4 (13.79%) DNS
6 4 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (6.90%) Internet
7 2 (6.90%) IPv6
7 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
7 2 (6.90%) OpenVPN
7 2 (6.90%) PuTTY
7 2 (6.90%) SSH
8 1 (3.45%) HTTP
8 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
1 8 (27.59%) Unix Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Security Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) SOC Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Security Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Systems Integrator
6 3 (10.34%) Unix Systems Integrator
7 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Security Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (6.90%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) SCADA
4 1 (3.45%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (3.45%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (3.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
1 12 (41.38%) Unix
2 8 (27.59%) FreeBSD
3 6 (20.69%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) CentOS
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Open Source
2 11 (37.93%) SIEM
3 7 (24.14%) Change Control
3 7 (24.14%) Security Operations
4 6 (20.69%) Coaching
4 6 (20.69%) Security Architecture
5 5 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (17.24%) Information Security
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 3 (10.34%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (6.90%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) Disruptive Innovation
7 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.90%) Network Packet Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (6.90%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Perl
1 9 (31.03%) Python
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) tcsh
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
3 9 (31.03%) DV Cleared
4 8 (27.59%) CISSP
5 7 (24.14%) SANS
6 6 (20.69%) CREST Certified
6 6 (20.69%) GCIA
6 6 (20.69%) GCIH
7 3 (10.34%) CEH
7 3 (10.34%) GIAC
8 2 (6.90%) Degree
9 1 (3.45%) CISM
9 1 (3.45%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.45%) HIPAA
3 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Samba
1 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.24%) pfSense
3 2 (6.90%) Docker
3 2 (6.90%) Squid
4 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) Nagios
2 8 (27.59%) Kibana
2 8 (27.59%) logstash
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle ZFS
2 8 (27.59%) SmokePing
3 6 (20.69%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 6 (20.69%) RSA enVision
4 5 (17.24%) HAProxy
5 4 (13.79%) OSSEC
6 2 (6.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
6 2 (6.90%) Nessus
6 2 (6.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (6.90%) Puppet
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (6.90%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) VMware
2 10 (34.48%) Splunk
3 6 (20.69%) ArcSight
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) LogRhythm
4 3 (10.34%) Vyatta
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.90%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.45%) Becrypt
6 1 (3.45%) CyberArk
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.45%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) Tufin