The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 150 188 205
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +17
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.040% 0.017%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.090% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.87 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.48% +4.35%
Sophos
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1242 2211 2507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.59% 43.92% 42.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 1629 1747
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 46 56
Average hourly rate £22.81 £20.45 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.18 £14.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.40 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Process Management
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy