The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 136 - 112
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.067% - 0.087%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% - 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.61% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
Sophos
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1417 1403 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.69% 49.49% 46.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 665 392
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 79 70
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £11.38 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.88 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.20%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the Berkshire region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Berkshire region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos.

1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft