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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 195 221 226
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +5
Contract jobs citing Sophos 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.056% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
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£400 £205 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.12% -41.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £181 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £317 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £175 £325
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-59.61% +30.00%
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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
2722 3308 3443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.09% 46.20% 43.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1933 2282 2344
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 95 102
Average hourly rate £19.75 £20.50 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% +8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £11.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £50.31 £39.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Symantec
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
4 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (33.33%) SCCM
5 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (33.33%) XenApp
5 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 3 (33.33%) VLAN
5 3 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) Backup Exec
5 3 (33.33%) LAMP
5 3 (33.33%) Replication
5 3 (33.33%) RHCT
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (33.33%) MCITP
5 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 3 (33.33%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (33.33%) VLAN
3 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 3 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) Broadband
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) LAMP
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (11.11%) iPad
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) CCNA
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) RHCE
1 3 (33.33%) RHCT
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) NCDA
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) NFS
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) vCloud
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
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Symantec
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) LANDesk
3 1 (11.11%) Draytek
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Sage