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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 165 207 199
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -8
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.15% 0.034%
As % of the Vendors category 0.070% 0.35% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Median daily rate £135 £180 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £235 £335
% change year-on-year
+46.80% -29.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £14.00 £11.25
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +24.44%
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
1436 2566 2552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.22% 43.35% 43.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1900 1739
Median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 63 54
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.47% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £32.50 £34.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Samsung
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Mac OS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (40.00%) Apple
3 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) ISDN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) ISDN
2 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (20.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Mac OS
3 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Network Management
1 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) UAG
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Samsung
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) EMC