The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 133 131 143
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing Sophos 3 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.12% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.47% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £197 £230 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.34% -38.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £225 £335
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -32.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £12.36 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+41.64% +17.66%
Sophos
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1223 1278 1355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 49.41% 44.91% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 688 778
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £593 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 110 140
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.53 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.34% -10.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the East of England region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the East of England region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +4 1 £197 -
Hertfordshire +3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 East of England region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) VMware