The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the East of England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 140 111 131
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +20
Contract jobs citing Sophos 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.31% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.71% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate £260 £255 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £420 £185
% change year-on-year
-35.11% +127.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1503 992 1378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 47.67% 44.05% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 455 626
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 131 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sophos
England

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk - 2 £265 -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) MCDST
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Panasonic
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Project Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) MCDST
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) Panasonic
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix