The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 497 497 461
Rank change year-on-year
0 -36
Contract jobs citing Sophos 67 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 21
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £273 £268
% change year-on-year
+28.44% +1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £17.62 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.92 £13.95 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.32 £15.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.62 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -3.22%
Sophos
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21777 20870 18793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.72% 45.62% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12707 11662 10148
Average daily rate £400 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 910 1165
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.36 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in England

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the England region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in England

Sophos
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sophos across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Sophos Daily Rate Histogram in England

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the England region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in England

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
London -9 25 £278 -2.63% 8
South East -28 15 £325 +8.33% 3
East of England +15 13 £375 +44.23% 6
East Midlands +7 5 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £285 - 1
South West -24 3 £450 +24.13% 3
Yorkshire -14 1 £375 +66.66% 3
North West - - - - 2
Sophos
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Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 127 (88.81%) Windows
2 75 (52.45%) Microsoft
3 70 (48.95%) Active Directory
4 69 (48.25%) VMware
5 63 (44.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (38.46%) MS Exchange
7 53 (37.06%) SCCM
8 51 (35.66%) Security Cleared
9 48 (33.57%) Windows 7
10 43 (30.07%) ITIL
11 42 (29.37%) Firewall
11 42 (29.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 40 (27.97%) McAfee
13 37 (25.87%) DNS
13 37 (25.87%) SC Cleared
14 36 (25.17%) MS Office
15 34 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (23.78%) Exchange Server 2010
16 33 (23.08%) Cisco
16 33 (23.08%) MCSE
17 32 (22.38%) DHCP
18 30 (20.98%) Hyper-V
19 29 (20.28%) VPN
19 29 (20.28%) Citrix
19 29 (20.28%) HP
19 29 (20.28%) Symantec
20 28 (19.58%) SQL Server
20 28 (19.58%) Exchange Server 2003
20 28 (19.58%) Windows Server 2012
21 27 (18.88%) Backup Exec

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 55 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 34 (23.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (19.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (14.69%) SharePoint
5 13 (9.09%) Lync
6 6 (4.20%) IIS
7 5 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.10%) Moodle
8 3 (2.10%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 36 (25.17%) MS Office
2 27 (18.88%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.70%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.70%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.99%) Office 365
2 4 (2.80%) IaaS
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (29.37%) Firewall
2 37 (25.87%) DNS
3 32 (22.38%) DHCP
4 29 (20.28%) VPN
5 16 (11.19%) TCP/IP
6 14 (9.79%) SAN
7 13 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (4.90%) Network Security
9 7 (4.90%) VLAN
10 5 (3.50%) DMZ
11 4 (2.80%) LAN
11 4 (2.80%) WAN
11 4 (2.80%) SSL
11 4 (2.80%) NetScaler
12 3 (2.10%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.10%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.10%) LDAP
12 3 (2.10%) Internet
12 3 (2.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.80%) EDRMS
4 3 (2.10%) MySQL
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.40%) EDMS
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (9.09%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Legal
3 4 (2.80%) Law
4 3 (2.10%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Games
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (13.99%) Support Engineer
2 17 (11.89%) Analyst
3 15 (10.49%) Desktop Support
3 15 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (9.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 14 (9.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
5 13 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
6 12 (8.39%) Team Leader
7 10 (6.99%) Consultant
7 10 (6.99%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 8 (5.59%) Server Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) Security Analyst
9 7 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.20%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.50%) Administrator
11 5 (3.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (3.50%) Security Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.80%) CSS
2 3 (2.10%) LAMP
3 2 (1.40%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.40%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) jQuery
4 1 (0.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Blackberry
1 14 (9.79%) Clustering
2 13 (9.09%) PKI
3 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.59%) Replication
5 8 (5.59%) iPad
6 5 (3.50%) CESG
7 4 (2.80%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.80%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.80%) iPhone
7 4 (2.80%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (2.10%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.40%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.40%) NHS
9 2 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.40%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.70%) Statistics
10 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 127 (88.81%) Windows
2 63 (44.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (33.57%) Windows 7
4 28 (19.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (16.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (16.08%) Linux
7 13 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 12 (8.39%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.29%) Windows Vista
10 7 (4.90%) Android
11 5 (3.50%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.10%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.40%) VMS
14 2 (1.40%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone 7
15 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.07%) ITIL
2 15 (10.49%) Change Management
3 14 (9.79%) Service Delivery
4 12 (8.39%) Service Management
5 11 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 11 (7.69%) Line Management
6 10 (6.99%) Migration
7 8 (5.59%) Information Security
7 8 (5.59%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (4.90%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (4.20%) Change Control
9 6 (4.20%) Asset Management
9 6 (4.20%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.20%) Time Management
9 6 (4.20%) Validation
9 6 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.50%) Operations Management
10 5 (3.50%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.80%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.78%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.89%) SQL
3 9 (6.29%) VBScript
4 5 (3.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.40%) Python
5 2 (1.40%) C
6 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) VB
6 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (35.66%) Security Cleared
2 37 (25.87%) SC Cleared
3 34 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (23.08%) MCSE
5 22 (15.38%) MCP
6 13 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (7.69%) CCNA
7 11 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (6.99%) DV Cleared
9 7 (4.90%) MCDST
10 6 (4.20%) MCITP
10 6 (4.20%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (3.50%) CISSP
11 5 (3.50%) Degree
12 4 (2.80%) VCP4
13 3 (2.10%) VCP5
13 3 (2.10%) CCEA
13 3 (2.10%) CCA
13 3 (2.10%) RHCE
13 3 (2.10%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.99%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (48.95%) Active Directory
2 42 (29.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (20.98%) Hyper-V
4 17 (11.89%) XenApp
4 17 (11.89%) vSphere
5 14 (9.79%) vCloud
6 10 (6.99%) VMware ESX
7 8 (5.59%) Firmware
8 6 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.80%) Terminal Server
9 4 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.80%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (2.80%) UAG
9 4 (2.80%) XenServer
10 3 (2.10%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.10%) NFS
10 3 (2.10%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.40%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 53 (37.06%) SCCM
2 27 (18.88%) Backup Exec
3 17 (11.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (10.49%) SCOM
5 13 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (7.69%) SCDPM
7 9 (6.29%) WSUS
8 7 (4.90%) SCVMM
9 5 (3.50%) Legato
9 5 (3.50%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (2.80%) HP SIM
10 4 (2.80%) NetBackup
11 3 (2.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (2.10%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (2.10%) MAILsweeper
12 2 (1.40%) HP Data Protector
13 1 (0.70%) ARCserve
13 1 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 1 (0.70%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 75 (52.45%) Microsoft
2 69 (48.25%) VMware
3 40 (27.97%) McAfee
4 33 (23.08%) Cisco
5 29 (20.28%) HP
5 29 (20.28%) Citrix
5 29 (20.28%) Symantec
6 22 (15.38%) Lumension
7 17 (11.89%) Google
8 15 (10.49%) F5
9 9 (6.29%) NetApp
9 9 (6.29%) EMC
10 8 (5.59%) Dell
10 8 (5.59%) Apple
11 7 (4.90%) Adobe
11 7 (4.90%) Altiris
11 7 (4.90%) Blue Coat
11 7 (4.90%) Remedy
11 7 (4.90%) Oracle
11 7 (4.90%) Websense
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