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 27 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.

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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 611 590
Rank change year-on-year +47 -21  
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 19 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.054% 0.076%
As % of the Vendors category 0.096% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 23
Median daily rate £450 £399 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -0.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £363 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - -

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 19813 23266 24403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.11% 43.71% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 14093 13817
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 807 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sourcefire in the UK

Sourcefire
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sourcefire in the UK

Sourcefire
Top 22 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 27 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 +38 18 £450 +12.85% 5
London +31 6 £538 +19.44% 2
South East +11 4 £445 +13.01% 3
Yorkshire - 3 £450 -
North West +23 2 - -
Manchester +9 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Hampshire - 2 £470 -
Croydon - 2 £431 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Berkshire +27 1 £400 +1.58% 1
Reading +22 1 £400 +2.56% 1
City of London +3 1 £550 -
East of England -4 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £450 -
Solihull - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Basingstoke - 1 £500 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Sourcefire
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 60 (83.33%) Cisco
2 59 (81.94%) Firewall
3 40 (55.56%) Information Security
4 36 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (45.83%) Finance
6 32 (44.44%) VPN
7 31 (43.06%) CheckPoint
8 28 (38.89%) Juniper
9 27 (37.50%) Network Security
9 27 (37.50%) F5
10 24 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 24 (33.33%) SSL
11 21 (29.17%) Blue Coat
11 21 (29.17%) FireEye
12 20 (27.78%) Wireless
12 20 (27.78%) Symantec
13 18 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
15 16 (22.22%) Windows
15 16 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 16 (22.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 15 (20.83%) TCP/IP
16 15 (20.83%) Internet
17 14 (19.44%) Unix
17 14 (19.44%) Splunk
17 14 (19.44%) SIEM
17 14 (19.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 14 (19.44%) Palo Alto
18 13 (18.06%) ArcSight
18 13 (18.06%) Rapid7

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 5 (6.94%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) Apache
2 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Office
1 3 (4.17%) MS Project
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Office 365
2 4 (5.56%) SaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (81.94%) Firewall
2 36 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 32 (44.44%) VPN
4 27 (37.50%) Network Security
5 24 (33.33%) SSL
6 20 (27.78%) Wireless
7 15 (20.83%) Internet
7 15 (20.83%) TCP/IP
8 11 (15.28%) DHCP
8 11 (15.28%) DNS
8 11 (15.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 11 (15.28%) WLAN
9 10 (13.89%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (11.11%) WAN
11 7 (9.72%) LAN
12 6 (8.33%) BGP
12 6 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (8.33%) HTTP
12 6 (8.33%) IPsec
13 5 (6.94%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (45.83%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Security Engineer
2 18 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 15 (20.83%) Security Specialist
4 14 (19.44%) Information Security Specialist
4 14 (19.44%) Information Specialist
5 13 (18.06%) Analyst
5 13 (18.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (15.28%) Consultant
7 10 (13.89%) Security Analyst
8 7 (9.72%) Security Consultant
9 6 (8.33%) Blue Coat Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
10 4 (5.56%) Architect
10 4 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Technical Security Specialist
10 4 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 5 (6.94%) AppFabric
2 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.94%) WCF
2 5 (6.94%) Web Services
3 3 (4.17%) OAuth
3 3 (4.17%) OpenID
3 3 (4.17%) SailPoint
3 3 (4.17%) SAML
4 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
1 11 (15.28%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.11%) PKI
3 5 (6.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (5.56%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.17%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.78%) iSeries
6 2 (2.78%) Tandem
7 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.39%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) Windows
2 14 (19.44%) Unix
3 4 (5.56%) Linux
4 3 (4.17%) Solaris
5 2 (2.78%) OpenVMS
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.78%) zOS
6 1 (1.39%) CentOS
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (55.56%) Information Security
2 24 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 16 (22.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 16 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 14 (19.44%) SIEM
4 14 (19.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 11 (15.28%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 9 (12.50%) Analytics
7 8 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
8 7 (9.72%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (9.72%) Data Protection
8 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
8 7 (9.72%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (8.33%) Defect Management
9 6 (8.33%) Presales
9 6 (8.33%) Process Improvement
9 6 (8.33%) Threat Modelling
10 5 (6.94%) Security Operations
10 5 (6.94%) Test Planning
10 5 (6.94%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) Perl
1 4 (5.56%) Python
2 2 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (18.06%) CCIE
3 10 (13.89%) CCNP
4 8 (11.11%) CISSP
4 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 7 (9.72%) CISM
6 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
7 4 (5.56%) CHECK Team Member
7 4 (5.56%) CREST Certified
7 4 (5.56%) ISEB
7 4 (5.56%) JNCIE
7 4 (5.56%) JNCIP
8 3 (4.17%) CISA
8 3 (4.17%) Degree
9 2 (2.78%) CCNA
10 1 (1.39%) CCSA
10 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.17%) GPG13
4 1 (1.39%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.39%) ISO27005
4 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (13.89%) Snort
2 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.33%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.78%) RACF
4 2 (2.78%) Squid
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.39%) NFS
5 1 (1.39%) Samba
5 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) Nexpose
2 8 (11.11%) Nessus
3 6 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (8.33%) Nagios
3 6 (8.33%) RSA Security Analytics
3 6 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (6.94%) Stealthwatch
5 4 (5.56%) FortiGate
6 3 (4.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.78%) TrustSec
8 1 (1.39%) OpenVAS
8 1 (1.39%) OSSEC
8 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (83.33%) Cisco
2 31 (43.06%) CheckPoint
3 28 (38.89%) Juniper
4 27 (37.50%) F5
5 21 (29.17%) Blue Coat
5 21 (29.17%) FireEye
6 20 (27.78%) Symantec
7 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
8 14 (19.44%) Palo Alto
8 14 (19.44%) Splunk
9 13 (18.06%) ArcSight
9 13 (18.06%) Intel Security
9 13 (18.06%) Rapid7
10 10 (13.89%) GFI Software
10 10 (13.89%) LogRhythm
10 10 (13.89%) TippingPoint
11 9 (12.50%) Fortinet
12 6 (8.33%) Aruba
12 6 (8.33%) Citrix
12 6 (8.33%) ScanSafe