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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 133 133 119
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing Sophos 5 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.17% 0.36% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.82% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£175 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £325 £175
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +85.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -59.61%
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
1357 1348 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 44.84% 44.05% 46.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 771 465
Average daily rate £384 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 143 116
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk +5 1 - -
Essex 0 1 - -
Hertfordshire -2 1 £120 - 2
Norfolk - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £230 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (50.00%) Time Management
5 5 (50.00%) Panasonic
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (50.00%) Asset Management
5 5 (50.00%) MCDST
5 5 (50.00%) Dell
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (50.00%) McAfee
5 5 (50.00%) MCSE
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (40.00%) Symantec
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) DHCP
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 2 (20.00%) Firewall
8 2 (20.00%) VMware
8 2 (20.00%) vSphere
8 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (20.00%) PowerShell

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) EDMS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 5 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCDST
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Dell
3 5 (50.00%) McAfee
3 5 (50.00%) Panasonic
4 4 (40.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (10.00%) CommVault
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Splunk
6 1 (10.00%) Lumension
6 1 (10.00%) AlgoSec
6 1 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark