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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 115 129 112
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing Sophos 7 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.27% 0.044% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.097% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£238 - £158
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 - £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £272 - £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.62%
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
1290 1026 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 50.19% 45.20% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 534 519
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £150 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 114 132
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.16 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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
Essex +5 4 £270 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £198 -
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 11 (55.00%) Symantec
4 9 (45.00%) McAfee
4 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) DNS
6 7 (35.00%) DHCP
6 7 (35.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) Backup Exec
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (25.00%) MCSE
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 5 (25.00%) Dell
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (25.00%) Panasonic
8 5 (25.00%) vSphere
8 5 (25.00%) MCDST
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (20.00%) IIS
5 3 (15.00%) Lync
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
1 7 (35.00%) DHCP
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.00%) MS Access
3 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Project Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support Assistant
3 2 (10.00%) IT Assistant
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Support Assistant
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) jQuery
1 1 (5.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) iPad
4 1 (5.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Time Management
1 5 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) MCSE
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) MCDST
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) CISSP
5 1 (5.00%) CISM
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) vSphere
3 4 (20.00%) vCloud
3 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (30.00%) Backup Exec
3 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
4 3 (15.00%) SCDPM
5 1 (5.00%) SCCM
5 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) Symantec
3 9 (45.00%) McAfee
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) Dell
6 5 (25.00%) Panasonic
7 4 (20.00%) Acronis
7 4 (20.00%) Veritas
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix
8 3 (15.00%) HP
8 3 (15.00%) Clearswift
8 3 (15.00%) Proofpoint
9 2 (10.00%) SonicWALL
9 2 (10.00%) Apple
10 1 (5.00%) Oracle
10 1 (5.00%) CommVault
10 1 (5.00%) BT
10 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
10 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
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