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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 186 199 204
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Contract jobs citing Sophos 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.033% 0.093%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.075% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£165 £205 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% -41.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £205 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £205 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £313 £463
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -32.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+1.98% -39.02%
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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
2309 2667 2893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.55% 44.61% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1881 2035
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 105
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 6 (60.00%) VMware
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) Adobe
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (40.00%) Apple
3 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (40.00%) Application Packaging
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (40.00%) Mac OS
3 4 (40.00%) ACTC
3 4 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (40.00%) Casper Suite
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Altiris
5 1 (10.00%) Clustering
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) SCOM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
1 4 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Mac Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (40.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (10.00%) Change Management
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ACTC
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vCloud
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Casper Suite
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Adobe
2 4 (40.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Altiris
4 1 (10.00%) Websense
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco