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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 180 199 185
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Contract jobs citing Sophos 4 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.078% 0.017% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.040% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£165 £250 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £273 £268
% change year-on-year
+28.44% +1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.62 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -3.22%
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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
2183 2488 2447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.50% 42.89% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1604 1713 1712
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 61
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £32.31 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sophos across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Sophos Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) Symantec
5 4 (44.44%) Clustering
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (44.44%) SAN
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) MCSE
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
6 3 (33.33%) RHCT
6 3 (33.33%) MCITP
6 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 3 (33.33%) VLAN
6 3 (33.33%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) VLAN
3 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 3 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) LAMP
2 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) Replication
3 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) CESG
4 1 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) C
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCSE
1 4 (44.44%) CCNA
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) RHCE
2 3 (33.33%) MCITP
2 3 (33.33%) RHCT
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) ACTC
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) NCDA
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) NFS
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) vCloud
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) MIMEsweeper
1 3 (33.33%) MAILsweeper
1 3 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
1 3 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (11.11%) SCDPM
2 1 (11.11%) Casper Suite
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Symantec
2 4 (44.44%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) Apple
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) Google
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Lumension