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 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 129 138 113
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Contract jobs citing Sophos 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.11% 0.067% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.14% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
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£500 - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £313 £463
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -32.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+1.98% -39.02%
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
1386 1427 972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 50.25% 48.03% 44.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 695 443
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 116 132
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £37.50
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 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 22 May 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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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
Essex +4 2 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £500 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (37.50%) MCSE
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Symantec
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) SCCM
6 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (25.00%) ProxySG
6 4 (25.00%) XenApp
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) Information Security
6 4 (25.00%) Data Security
6 4 (25.00%) McAfee
7 3 (18.75%) CAD
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) EDMS
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Information Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Information Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Security Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Data Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) iPhone
2 3 (18.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Data Security
3 3 (18.75%) CAD
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) CISA
2 3 (18.75%) MCP
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CISSP
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (18.75%) MCDST
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) ProxySG
2 4 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (18.75%) Terminal Server
3 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Symantec
3 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) McAfee
4 3 (18.75%) Websense
4 3 (18.75%) Wyse
4 3 (18.75%) Adobe
4 3 (18.75%) Dell
4 3 (18.75%) Remedy
4 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (18.75%) Mapinfo
4 3 (18.75%) MobileIron
4 3 (18.75%) AlgoSec
4 3 (18.75%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (18.75%) LogRhythm
4 3 (18.75%) Panasonic