The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank - 76 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.10% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £455 £310
% change year-on-year
-26.37% +46.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £190.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
-47.67% -
Vendors Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
541 432 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 42.77% 43.81% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 203 182
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 50 36
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £24.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 9 (100.00%) ITIL
1 9 (100.00%) MCP
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) McAfee
1 9 (100.00%) Service Management
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 9 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 9 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 9 (100.00%) Lumension
2 8 (88.89%) DV Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 7 (77.78%) UNIX
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) CRM
3 7 (77.78%) SharePoint
3 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
3 7 (77.78%) Citrix
3 7 (77.78%) Service Delivery
3 7 (77.78%) Change Management
3 7 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (77.78%) Cloud Computing

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 7 (77.78%) SharePoint
1 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
1 7 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (77.78%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Cloud Computing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Team Leader
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) UNIX
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Service Management
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
1 9 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (77.78%) CRM
2 7 (77.78%) Service Delivery
2 7 (77.78%) Change Management
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCP
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) Backup Exec
2 8 (88.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) McAfee
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) Lumension
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix