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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 122 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.040% 0.076% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.085% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £184 £313
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -41.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.00% +25.00%
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
1172 1304 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 46.81% 49.81% 50.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 576 507
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 55 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 2014. 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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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
Bracknell - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Intel
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Intel
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) VMware