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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 55 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.31% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £399 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £9.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+63.88% -48.57%
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
279 392 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.87% 39.12% 49.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 250 177
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £234 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 24
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £34.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn - 2 £399 -
Sophos
North West

Sophos
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) MAILsweeper
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Trend Micro
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Trend Micro