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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 606 597
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9  
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 10 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.069% 0.075%
As % of the Vendors category 0.049% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 26
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £321 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £428
% change year-on-year +18.75% -6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

Sourcefire is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20514 24183 25039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.82% 44.94% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12454 14905 14646
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 826 1130
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Sourcefire
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Sourcefire as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 12 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +4 9 £475 +11.76% 3
Yorkshire +18 3 £475 +18.75%
London 0 3 £405 -18.79% 1
North Yorkshire +6 2 £475 -
East of England -8 2 £550 +71.87% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £550 - 1
Wiltshire +5 1 £400 -
South West +5 1 £400 -
Swindon +3 1 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 29 (90.63%) Cisco
2 26 (81.25%) Firewall
3 19 (59.38%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (59.38%) F5
4 17 (53.13%) FireEye
5 16 (50.00%) Finance
6 15 (46.88%) Information Security
6 15 (46.88%) Juniper
6 15 (46.88%) Symantec
6 15 (46.88%) McAfee
7 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
7 14 (43.75%) Blue Coat
8 13 (40.63%) VPN
8 13 (40.63%) Rapid7
8 13 (40.63%) ArcSight
9 12 (37.50%) SSL
9 12 (37.50%) Internet
9 12 (37.50%) Wireless
10 11 (34.38%) Windows
10 11 (34.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
11 10 (31.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 9 (28.13%) 802.1X
12 9 (28.13%) LogRhythm
12 9 (28.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (28.13%) Nexpose
12 9 (28.13%) GFI Software
12 9 (28.13%) Network Security
12 9 (28.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 9 (28.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication

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 1 (3.13%) IIS
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (81.25%) Firewall
2 19 (59.38%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (40.63%) VPN
4 12 (37.50%) Internet
4 12 (37.50%) SSL
4 12 (37.50%) Wireless
5 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 9 (28.13%) Network Security
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (12.50%) TACACS
9 3 (9.38%) BIG-IP
10 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (6.25%) NX-OS
11 1 (3.13%) BGP
11 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (3.13%) IPsec
11 1 (3.13%) Junos
11 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
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 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Consultant
1 9 (28.13%) Information Security Specialist
1 9 (28.13%) Information Specialist
1 9 (28.13%) Security Specialist
2 8 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Network Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Security Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) CyberArk Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Network Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) IT Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Network Support
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) 802.1X
2 4 (12.50%) OAuth
2 4 (12.50%) OpenID
2 4 (12.50%) SailPoint
2 4 (12.50%) SAML
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) WCF
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.13%) CESG
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Unix
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) CentOS
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Information Security
2 11 (34.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (31.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 9 (28.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 9 (28.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 9 (28.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
5 6 (18.75%) Presales
5 6 (18.75%) SIEM
6 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 4 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (12.50%) Identity Management
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) Privileged Access Management
7 4 (12.50%) Privileged Identity Management
8 3 (9.38%) Change Control
9 2 (6.25%) Compliance Audit
9 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C#
1 1 (3.13%) PHP
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.75%) CCNP
3 4 (12.50%) CISSP
3 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) CCIE
5 2 (6.25%) CCDP
5 2 (6.25%) CCSE
5 2 (6.25%) CISA
5 2 (6.25%) CISM
5 2 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) CCIE Security
6 1 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.13%) PMP
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (18.75%) GPG13
2 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 6 (18.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.13%) HIPAA
3 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) ProxySG
1 2 (6.25%) Snort
2 1 (3.13%) Squid
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Nexpose
2 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.25%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.13%) Nessus
3 1 (3.13%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Cisco
2 19 (59.38%) F5
3 17 (53.13%) FireEye
4 15 (46.88%) Juniper
4 15 (46.88%) McAfee
4 15 (46.88%) Symantec
5 14 (43.75%) Blue Coat
5 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
6 13 (40.63%) ArcSight
6 13 (40.63%) Rapid7
7 9 (28.13%) GFI Software
7 9 (28.13%) LogRhythm
7 9 (28.13%) TippingPoint
8 7 (21.88%) CyberArk
8 7 (21.88%) Palo Alto
8 7 (21.88%) Splunk
9 6 (18.75%) VMware
10 5 (15.63%) Qualys
10 5 (15.63%) Tufin
11 4 (12.50%) ServiceNow