The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank - 63 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.38% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £325 £175
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +85.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £8.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -59.61%
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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 Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
346 355 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.89% 45.11% 47.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 157 173
Average daily rate £400 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 35
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.84 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% -46.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £45.00 £41.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Sophos
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (100.00%) Server Building

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Junior
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Server Building
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware