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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank - 78 60
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.10% 1.37%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.22% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £138
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £255 £326
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -21.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.98%
Sophos
North West

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
505 448 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 49.27% 45.53% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 248 155
Median daily rate £425 £500 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £700 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.84 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +34.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £38.00 £44.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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