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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 75 - 64
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 12 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.93% - 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 2.04% - 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.69 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+24.60% -6.25%
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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
588 444 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 45.55% 42.13% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 214 146
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 47
Average hourly rate £12.42 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.28 £9.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £28.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
1 13 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (92.31%) Hyper-V
2 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (92.31%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (92.31%) Lumension
2 12 (92.31%) McAfee
2 12 (92.31%) Service Management
2 12 (92.31%) Backup Exec
2 12 (92.31%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
2 12 (92.31%) MCSE
2 12 (92.31%) ITIL
2 12 (92.31%) MCP
2 12 (92.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (84.62%) SC Cleared
4 8 (61.54%) Firmware
5 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
5 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Validation
5 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (38.46%) Line Management
6 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
6 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
6 5 (38.46%) Change Management

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (92.31%) Exchange Server 2003
1 12 (92.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Team Leader
2 9 (69.23%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Service Management
1 12 (92.31%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Validation
2 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (38.46%) Line Management
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
3 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 5 (38.46%) Operations Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) Security Cleared
1 12 (92.31%) MCSE
1 12 (92.31%) MCP
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) SC Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (92.31%) Hyper-V
3 8 (61.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (92.31%) McAfee ePO
1 12 (92.31%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Lumension
2 12 (92.31%) McAfee
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam