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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 145 131 122
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.068% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.66% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £328 £463
% change year-on-year
-26.71% -29.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.36 £11.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+18.71% -26.22%
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
1429 1361 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 48.42% 46.34% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 693 477
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 145 128
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% -5.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.47 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -12.82%

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 2 July 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 -12 1 - -
Hertfordshire -17 1 - - 2
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) Cisco
4 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (43.75%) MCSE
5 7 (43.75%) ITIL
5 7 (43.75%) Firewall
5 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
6 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 6 (37.50%) Finance
6 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
7 5 (31.25%) VMware
7 5 (31.25%) Symantec
7 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) Time Management
8 4 (25.00%) Panasonic
8 4 (25.00%) XenApp
8 4 (25.00%) MCDST
8 4 (25.00%) SCCM
8 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (25.00%) Dell
8 4 (25.00%) Citrix
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (25.00%) McAfee

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) EDMS
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Consultant
1 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Security Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Information Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Project Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (18.75%) Information Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Information Security Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Security Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Information Security Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) ICT Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Data Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
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
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Data Security
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (25.00%) Time Management
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 3 (18.75%) CAD
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) MCSE
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) MCDST
4 3 (18.75%) CISA
4 3 (18.75%) MCP
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (18.75%) CISSP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (12.50%) CISM
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) ProxySG
2 4 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
3 3 (18.75%) Terminal Server
4 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) Symantec
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (25.00%) McAfee
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) Dell
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) Panasonic
5 3 (18.75%) Splunk
5 3 (18.75%) Lumension
5 3 (18.75%) MobileIron
5 3 (18.75%) AlgoSec
5 3 (18.75%) Cyber-Ark
5 3 (18.75%) LogRhythm
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) Mapinfo
5 3 (18.75%) Adobe
5 3 (18.75%) Websense