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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 120 122 120
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.042% 0.19% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.080% 0.37% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £235 £335
% change year-on-year
+46.80% -29.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £14.00 £11.25
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +24.44%
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
1248 1337 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.48% 51.84% 47.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 668 511
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 62 37
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £18.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +17.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +7 1 - -
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Aruba
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Mimecast

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Aruba
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware