The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 139 118
Contract jobs citing Sourcefire 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.033% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.070% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 918 1438 1101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 44.91% 48.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 789 639
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 74
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -25.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Sourcefire
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Sourcefire
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sourcefire in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Sourcefire.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) SSL
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (66.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (66.67%) TippingPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) ArcSight
2 2 (66.67%) GFI Software
2 2 (66.67%) Rapid7
2 2 (66.67%) LogRhythm
2 2 (66.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (66.67%) FireEye
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (66.67%) Nexpose
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee

Sourcefire
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) SSL
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Information Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (66.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CISA
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) ArcSight
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) FireEye
2 2 (66.67%) GFI Software
2 2 (66.67%) LogRhythm
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Rapid7
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) TippingPoint
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint