Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 538 826 893
Rank change year-on-year +288 +67 -48
Contract jobs citing Snort 5 20 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.022% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.094% 0.14% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 0
Median daily rate £500 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 -
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 5,300 14,200 14,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.59% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,308 9,387 9,399
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £199 £180 £181
90th Percentile £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 640 878
Median hourly rate £19.39 £17.00 £16.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.06% +3.93% +2.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £44.84
Median hourly rate £17.63 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +10.16% +0.88% +5.73%

Snort
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Snort.

Daily rate trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Snort.

Hourly rate trend for Snort in the UK

Snort
Top 5 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 6 August 2020. 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 +274 3 £500 +11.11% 1
UK excluding London +231 3 £500 +11.11%
Work from Home - 2 £500 -
South East - 2 £500 -
South West +85 1 £456 +1.22%

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (80.00%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (80.00%) Sensor Management
2 4 (80.00%) SIEM
2 4 (80.00%) tcpdump
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (80.00%) Malware Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 4 (80.00%) CREST Certified
2 4 (80.00%) Security Operations
2 4 (80.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (80.00%) PKI
2 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (80.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) CESG
2 4 (80.00%) Cryptography
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (80.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (80.00%) CEH
2 4 (80.00%) LDAP
2 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange

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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) FTP
2 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) IPsec
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) tcpdump
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (20.00%) Link 16
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) SOC Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) CESG
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (80.00%) Linux Command Line
1 4 (80.00%) PKI
1 4 (80.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (20.00%) CAN bus
2 1 (20.00%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Computer Forensics
1 4 (80.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (80.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
1 4 (80.00%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (80.00%) Malware Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Security Operations
1 4 (80.00%) Sensor Management
1 4 (80.00%) SIEM
1 4 (80.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Anomaly Detection
2 1 (20.00%) Data Development
2 1 (20.00%) Data Science
2 1 (20.00%) Experimental Design
2 1 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) CEH
2 4 (80.00%) CREST Certified
2 4 (80.00%) GIAC
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (20.00%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft