Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 883 854 848
Rank change year-on-year -29 -6 -27
Contract jobs citing Snort 6 32 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.030% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 0.047% 0.25% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 39
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% -
10th Percentile £328 £460 £345
90th Percentile £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £410
% change year-on-year -13.64% +34.15% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 12821 13048 11740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 12.35% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8312 8176 6685
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
10th Percentile £158 £173 £160
90th Percentile £606 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 890 1253
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.05 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 18 November 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 6 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 18 November 2017. 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 +16 6 £475 -9.52% 6
UK excluding London +25 4 £475 -13.64% 2
South East +14 2 £325 -53.57%
London -23 2 £525 - 5
Midlands - 2 £475 -
West Midlands - 2 £475 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (66.67%) SIEM
2 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (50.00%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (50.00%) MySQL
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) SSL
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) CCIE
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA

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 1 (16.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Cyber Attack
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) SCADA
2 2 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (66.67%) Security Operations
1 4 (66.67%) SIEM
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (33.33%) Break/Fix
3 2 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security Management
3 2 (33.33%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Security Management
3 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE Security
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) CEH
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) GCIA
1 2 (33.33%) GIAC
1 2 (33.33%) GSEC
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) KVM
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (16.67%) QRadar
2 1 (16.67%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Lancope
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Splunk
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Forcepoint
3 1 (16.67%) Intel
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) LogLogic
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire