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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank - - 67
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +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%
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
395 415 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 50.71% 41.92% 46.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 185 190
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £257 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 33
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.90 £55.00
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
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Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 2 (100.00%) Draytek
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 2 (100.00%) Draytek