Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sourcefire products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sourcefire over the 6 months to 17 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sourcefire, Inc.

Sourcefire
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 810 764
Rank change year-on-year -36 -46 +52
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 32 84 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.073% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 60 75
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £380 £375 £303
90th Percentile £520 £539 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sourcefire is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43891 48012 49887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 45.31% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27261 29317 29425
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1471 1723 2124
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.69% +6.03%

Sourcefire
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sourcefire in the UK

Sourcefire
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sourcefire in the UK

Sourcefire
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sourcefire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sourcefire in the UK

Sourcefire
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sourcefire in the UK

Sourcefire
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sourcefire within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 -26 30 £475 +5.56% 6
UK excluding London -4 20 £475 +6.74% 1
London -20 12 £425 -10.53% 5
North of England +52 6 £475 +11.76%
Yorkshire +23 6 £475 +11.76%
South East -5 6 £450 +5.88% 1
East of England -29 3 £550 +22.22%
Midlands +26 2 £420 -6.67%
West Midlands +22 2 £420 -6.67%
Scotland -11 2 - -
South West - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sourcefire 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 Sourcefire.

1 24 (75.00%) Firewall
2 21 (65.63%) Cisco
3 18 (56.25%) Juniper
4 17 (53.13%) McAfee
5 16 (50.00%) Symantec
6 15 (46.88%) Information Security
6 15 (46.88%) Windows
7 13 (40.63%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (37.50%) F5
8 12 (37.50%) Blue Coat
8 12 (37.50%) Finance
9 11 (34.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (34.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 10 (31.25%) FireEye
10 10 (31.25%) Linux
11 9 (28.13%) Unix
11 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
11 9 (28.13%) Wireless
11 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (25.00%) VPN
12 8 (25.00%) Intel
12 8 (25.00%) Network Security
13 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (21.88%) CISSP
13 7 (21.88%) Python
13 7 (21.88%) Internet
13 7 (21.88%) Palo Alto
14 6 (18.75%) 802.1X
14 6 (18.75%) Nexpose
14 6 (18.75%) Malware Detection/Protection

Sourcefire
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 2 (6.25%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (75.00%) Firewall
2 13 (40.63%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
3 9 (28.13%) Wireless
4 8 (25.00%) Network Security
4 8 (25.00%) VPN
5 7 (21.88%) Internet
6 6 (18.75%) SSL
7 4 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (6.25%) DMZ
9 2 (6.25%) DNS
9 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (6.25%) FWSM
9 2 (6.25%) MPLS
9 2 (6.25%) WAAS
10 1 (3.13%) BIG-IP
10 1 (3.13%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 6 (18.75%) Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Security Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Architect
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Specialist
5 3 (9.38%) Azure Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Firewall Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Firewall Specialist
5 3 (9.38%) Information Security Specialist
5 3 (9.38%) Information Specialist
5 3 (9.38%) Security Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) SIEM Specialist
5 3 (9.38%) Sourcefire Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.25%) WAP
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Public Cloud
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Linux
3 9 (28.13%) Unix
4 2 (6.25%) Android
4 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Information Security
2 11 (34.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 11 (34.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 6 (18.75%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 6 (18.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 6 (18.75%) Security Operations
3 6 (18.75%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (15.63%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 5 (15.63%) DevOps
4 5 (15.63%) Patch Management
4 5 (15.63%) SIEM
5 4 (12.50%) Change Control
6 3 (9.38%) High Availability
6 3 (9.38%) Network Design
7 2 (6.25%) Anomaly Detection
7 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Python
2 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
2 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.63%) Ruby
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.88%) CISSP
3 5 (15.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 5 (15.63%) CCSP
3 5 (15.63%) CISM
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) CCNP
5 2 (6.25%) CWNA
6 1 (3.13%) CCDP
6 1 (3.13%) CCIE
6 1 (3.13%) CCSE
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (18.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Nexpose
2 5 (15.63%) Ansible
2 5 (15.63%) Nessus
2 5 (15.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (15.63%) OSSEC
2 5 (15.63%) Packer
2 5 (15.63%) Terraform
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.13%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco
2 18 (56.25%) Juniper
3 17 (53.13%) McAfee
4 16 (50.00%) Symantec
5 12 (37.50%) Blue Coat
5 12 (37.50%) F5
6 10 (31.25%) FireEye
7 8 (25.00%) Intel
8 7 (21.88%) Palo Alto
9 6 (18.75%) ArcSight
9 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
9 6 (18.75%) Fortinet
9 6 (18.75%) GFI Software
9 6 (18.75%) LogRhythm
9 6 (18.75%) Rapid7
9 6 (18.75%) TippingPoint
10 5 (15.63%) Qualys
10 5 (15.63%) Trend Micro
10 5 (15.63%) Tripwire
11 2 (6.25%) WatchGuard