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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
England / East of England
Rank 121 119 119
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 3 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.14% 0.083% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.18% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 9
Median daily rate £95 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-43.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.62
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.70%

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
924 1100 1323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 43.30% 45.55% 50.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 619 723
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 100 129
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £57.50 £32.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +7 1 - -
Norfolk +5 1 £95 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 6 (60.00%) Symantec
2 5 (50.00%) Splunk
3 4 (40.00%) SIEM
3 4 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (20.00%) Office 365
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Lumension
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Mimecast
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (10.00%) SystmOne
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SCCM
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) SIEM
2 1 (10.00%) Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Symantec
2 5 (50.00%) Splunk
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Lumension
3 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto