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 29 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.

Sourcefire Snort
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 635 610
Rank change year-on-year +49 -25  
Contract jobs citing Snort 19 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.024% 0.028%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Median daily rate £525 £473 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +18.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £413 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £531 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £473 £438
% change year-on-year -31.74% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

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 5045 5890 5499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 10.94% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3208 3585 3024
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 459 634
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Snort over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 13 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 29 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
England +50 14 £525 +11.11% 8
London +39 12 £525 +15.06% 5
New Malden - 6 - -
Wales - 5 £323 -
West Wales - 4 £325 -
Swansea - 4 £325 -
South East +18 1 - -
City of London -3 1 £575 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £320 -
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 19 (47.50%) Unix
1 19 (47.50%) VMware
2 18 (45.00%) Linux
3 17 (42.50%) Open Source
4 15 (37.50%) Python
4 15 (37.50%) Finance
5 14 (35.00%) Information Security
5 14 (35.00%) Firewall
5 14 (35.00%) Nagios
5 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
6 13 (32.50%) Perl
6 13 (32.50%) SQL
7 12 (30.00%) SIEM
8 11 (27.50%) Network Security
8 11 (27.50%) Samba
8 11 (27.50%) Windows
8 11 (27.50%) SNMP
9 10 (25.00%) Cisco
9 10 (25.00%) FreeBSD
9 10 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (25.00%) Sourcefire
9 10 (25.00%) tcsh
9 10 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (25.00%) Multicast
9 10 (25.00%) SmokePing
9 10 (25.00%) logstash
9 10 (25.00%) Kibana

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 10 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Project
2 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) Firewall
1 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (27.50%) Network Security
2 11 (27.50%) SNMP
3 10 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (25.00%) Multicast
4 6 (15.00%) VPN
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (12.50%) DNS
5 5 (12.50%) VoIP
6 3 (7.50%) Internet
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (5.00%) IPv6
7 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 2 (5.00%) OpenVPN
7 2 (5.00%) PuTTY
7 2 (5.00%) SSH
8 1 (2.50%) HTTP
8 1 (2.50%) LDAP
8 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Security Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Systems Integrator
4 5 (12.50%) Unix Systems Integrator
5 4 (10.00%) Security Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Security Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Security Tester
6 3 (7.50%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Security Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (17.50%) .NET
3 5 (12.50%) AppFabric
3 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (12.50%) WCF
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.00%) RIA
5 1 (2.50%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.50%) SCADA
5 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Unix
2 18 (45.00%) Linux
3 11 (27.50%) Windows
4 10 (25.00%) FreeBSD
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.00%) CentOS
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Open Source
2 14 (35.00%) Information Security
3 12 (30.00%) SIEM
4 8 (20.00%) Change Control
4 8 (20.00%) ITIL
5 7 (17.50%) Security Operations
6 6 (15.00%) Defect Management
6 6 (15.00%) Threat Modelling
7 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 5 (12.50%) ETL
7 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (7.50%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.50%) Security Architecture
8 3 (7.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Python
2 13 (32.50%) Perl
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) tcsh
4 6 (15.00%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) Ruby
6 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) DV Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) CISM
3 5 (12.50%) CISSP
3 5 (12.50%) CREST Certified
3 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (10.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 4 (10.00%) ISEB
5 2 (5.00%) CEH
5 2 (5.00%) CISMP
5 2 (5.00%) GIAC
5 2 (5.00%) SANS
6 1 (2.50%) GCIA
6 1 (2.50%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.50%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.50%) ISO27005
3 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Samba
2 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (12.50%) pfSense
5 3 (7.50%) Docker
5 3 (7.50%) Squid
6 1 (2.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) Nagios
2 10 (25.00%) Kibana
2 10 (25.00%) logstash
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 10 (25.00%) SmokePing
3 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (15.00%) OSSEC
4 5 (12.50%) HAProxy
4 5 (12.50%) Nessus
5 3 (7.50%) Kubernetes
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (5.00%) Puppet
6 2 (5.00%) QRadar
6 2 (5.00%) yum
7 1 (2.50%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (2.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (2.50%) OpenVAS
7 1 (2.50%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) VMware
2 10 (25.00%) Cisco
2 10 (25.00%) Sourcefire
3 8 (20.00%) Splunk
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.50%) Vyatta
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix
7 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.00%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.00%) Juniper
7 2 (5.00%) ScanSafe
8 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.50%) Becrypt
8 1 (2.50%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.50%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle
8 1 (2.50%) Tufin