The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 193 216 215
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.028% 0.077%
As % of the Vendors category 0.079% 0.062% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£140 £356 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.70% -3.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £455 £310
% change year-on-year
-26.37% +46.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year
-47.67% -
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2538 3252 3348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.32% 45.74% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 2274 2284
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 108 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.61% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £50.70 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Sophos
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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 22 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) iPad
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) vCloud
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Broadband
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) vCloud
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (25.00%) Draytek
2 1 (25.00%) Reuters
2 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) Sage
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco