The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 83 72 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing Sophos 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.25% 0.77% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 1.83% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £273 £268
% change year-on-year
+28.44% +1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.62 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -3.22%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Vendors Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
570 436 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 46.72% 41.84% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 218 146
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 47
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.23 £9.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £145.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) ITIL
1 12 (100.00%) MCP
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) McAfee
1 12 (100.00%) Service Management
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 12 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 12 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 12 (100.00%) Lumension
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (66.67%) Firmware
4 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (50.00%) Validation
4 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (41.67%) Line Management
5 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (41.67%) Operations Management
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
5 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 12 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Team Leader
2 9 (75.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) ITIL
1 12 (100.00%) Service Management
2 6 (50.00%) Validation
2 6 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (41.67%) Line Management
3 5 (41.67%) Operations Management
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
3 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
3 5 (41.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCP
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (66.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 12 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) McAfee
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) Lumension