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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 125 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing Sophos 11 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.39% 0.042% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 0.091% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
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£210 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 - £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 - £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.69 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+24.60% -6.25%
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
1314 1103 1235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 46.79% 45.82% 45.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 555 595
Average daily rate £355 £335 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% -7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £133 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 140 156
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 5 £270 -
Suffolk - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £198 - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
3 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
4 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
4 12 (54.55%) Symantec
5 11 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 9 (40.91%) DNS
6 9 (40.91%) VMware
6 9 (40.91%) McAfee
6 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
6 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (36.36%) Backup Exec
7 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (36.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (36.36%) DHCP
8 7 (31.82%) Cisco
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
8 7 (31.82%) vSphere
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
9 6 (27.27%) Firewall
10 5 (22.73%) NetBackup
10 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
10 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
10 5 (22.73%) Clustering
10 5 (22.73%) Veritas
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (22.73%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (22.73%) IIS
5 3 (13.64%) Lync
6 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) DNS
2 8 (36.36%) DHCP
3 6 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) SAN
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Project Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Assistant
5 2 (9.09%) IT Assistant
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) Network Support
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) Support Assistant
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 5 (22.73%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) iPad
4 1 (4.55%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 2000
4 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
2 4 (18.18%) Time Management
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) MCDST
3 4 (18.18%) MCSE
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.09%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) CISM
5 1 (4.55%) CISSP
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) vSphere
3 5 (22.73%) vCloud
3 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) Norton AntiVirus
1 8 (36.36%) Backup Exec
2 5 (22.73%) NetBackup
3 3 (13.64%) SCDPM
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) Symantec
3 9 (40.91%) McAfee
3 9 (40.91%) VMware
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) Citrix
5 5 (22.73%) Veritas
5 5 (22.73%) Acronis
6 4 (18.18%) Panasonic
6 4 (18.18%) HP
6 4 (18.18%) Dell
7 3 (13.64%) Clearswift
7 3 (13.64%) Proofpoint
8 2 (9.09%) SonicWALL
8 2 (9.09%) Apple
8 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.55%) Websense
9 1 (4.55%) BT
9 1 (4.55%) Oracle
9 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
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