Period
to 9 December 2019

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 6 months to 9 December 2019 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
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 756 889 887
Rank change year-on-year +133 -2 -18
Contract jobs citing Snort 29 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.013% 0.007%
As % of the System Software category 0.23% 0.088% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 6
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% -9.52%
10th Percentile £400 £300 £331
90th Percentile £550 £466 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% -11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Snort is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,481 15,853 12,937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.47% 15.19% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,168 10,369 8,394
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £156
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 716 880 703
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -3.03% +5.60%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.27 £46.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.20 £15.85 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.21% +5.67% -

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Snort as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Snort over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 9 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 6 months to 9 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +131 27 £450 +5.88% 3
UK excluding London +92 23 £450 +20.00% 3
South West +4 8 £458 +52.50% 3
North West - 8 £450 -
North of England - 8 £450 -
London +97 6 £463 +8.82%
South East - 4 - -
Wales - 2 £525 -
East of England - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Snort also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Snort.

1 21 (72.41%) Linux
2 18 (62.07%) Security Cleared
3 17 (58.62%) SC Cleared
4 13 (44.83%) SIEM
5 11 (37.93%) Python
5 11 (37.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (34.48%) AWS
6 10 (34.48%) Bash Shell
7 9 (31.03%) Validation
7 9 (31.03%) Windows
7 9 (31.03%) Security Operations
8 8 (27.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (27.59%) AWS CloudTrail
8 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
8 8 (27.59%) Puppet
8 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
8 8 (27.59%) Ansible
9 7 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (24.14%) CentOS
9 7 (24.14%) Network Security
9 7 (24.14%) Splunk
9 7 (24.14%) Azure
9 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
9 7 (24.14%) Wireshark
9 7 (24.14%) Security Monitoring
10 6 (20.69%) SQL
10 6 (20.69%) OSSEC
10 6 (20.69%) Analytics
11 5 (17.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (17.24%) Kubernetes

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 5 (17.24%) OpenStack
2 3 (10.34%) nginx
3 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) AWS
2 8 (27.59%) AWS CloudTrail
3 7 (24.14%) Azure
4 5 (17.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (10.34%) GitHub
6 2 (6.90%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (24.14%) Network Security
2 7 (24.14%) Wireshark
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Firepower
3 4 (13.79%) Link 16
4 3 (10.34%) Sourcefire
5 2 (6.90%) Ethereal
5 2 (6.90%) HTTP
5 2 (6.90%) Internet
5 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.90%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (6.90%) SSL
6 1 (3.45%) DNS
6 1 (3.45%) Firewall
6 1 (3.45%) IPv6
6 1 (3.45%) SSH
6 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.79%) Metasploit
3 3 (10.34%) GitLab
4 2 (6.90%) Burp Suite
General
1 4 (13.79%) Military
2 3 (10.34%) Public Sector
3 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Applications Specialist
2 5 (17.24%) Security Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) SOC Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Support
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Support Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Application Security Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
2 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.45%) JSON
2 1 (3.45%) OAuth
2 1 (3.45%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (13.79%) CAN bus
3 3 (10.34%) Cyberattack
4 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 7 (24.14%) CentOS
4 5 (17.24%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Unix
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) SIEM
2 9 (31.03%) Security Operations
2 9 (31.03%) Validation
3 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
4 7 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (24.14%) Security Monitoring
5 6 (20.69%) Analytics
6 5 (17.24%) Anomaly Detection
6 5 (17.24%) Data Development
6 5 (17.24%) Data Science
6 5 (17.24%) Use Case
6 5 (17.24%) Visualisation
7 4 (13.79%) DevOps
7 4 (13.79%) Experimental Design
7 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.79%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (10.34%) Coaching
8 3 (10.34%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 3 (10.34%) Security Hardening
8 3 (10.34%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Python
2 10 (34.48%) Bash Shell
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) Security Cleared
2 17 (58.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) GIAC
4 3 (10.34%) GCIA
4 3 (10.34%) GCIH
5 2 (6.90%) EC-Council LPT
5 2 (6.90%) GPEN
6 1 (3.45%) CCSP
6 1 (3.45%) CEPT
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.45%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) RMADS
2 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.90%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (6.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) OCFS2
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Ansible
1 8 (27.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 8 (27.59%) Puppet
2 6 (20.69%) OSSEC
3 5 (17.24%) Kubernetes
3 5 (17.24%) Rsyslog
4 4 (13.79%) Nessus
4 4 (13.79%) Nmap
5 3 (10.34%) HAProxy
5 3 (10.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (10.34%) Terraform
6 2 (6.90%) CSIRT
7 1 (3.45%) Nagios
7 1 (3.45%) Suricata
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
1 7 (24.14%) Splunk
2 4 (13.79%) Forcepoint
2 4 (13.79%) Juniper
2 4 (13.79%) LogRhythm
3 3 (10.34%) ArcSight
3 3 (10.34%) Blue Coat
3 3 (10.34%) FireEye
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Google
5 1 (3.45%) SAP