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 30 April 2016 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 589 532 544
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +12
Contract jobs citing Sophos 38 66 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 29
Average daily rate £245 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.03% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £142 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £432 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.04% -0.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+20.04% -0.04%
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
22469 22994 22489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.85% 45.36% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14020 13322 12957
Average daily rate £413 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 1014 1010
Average hourly rate £18.28 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
London -22 9 £353 +67.85% 5
West Midlands +1 8 £185 -9.75% 2
South West +15 7 £133 - 1
Yorkshire +4 5 £438 +16.66% 1
South East -30 4 £300 +23.71% 7
North West -5 2 - - 3
East of England -6 2 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £188 -39.02%
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 58 (78.38%) Windows
2 55 (74.32%) Active Directory
3 37 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 35 (47.30%) Windows Server
5 31 (41.89%) Citrix
6 27 (36.49%) Windows 7
7 24 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (31.08%) MS Office
8 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (27.03%) DNS
11 19 (25.68%) MS Exchange
11 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
12 18 (24.32%) DHCP
13 17 (22.97%) ITIL
13 17 (22.97%) Migration
14 15 (20.27%) VMware
14 15 (20.27%) Windows XP
15 14 (18.92%) Oracle
16 13 (17.57%) XenApp
16 13 (17.57%) SCCM
17 12 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 11 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
18 11 (14.86%) Forcepoint
18 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
18 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
18 11 (14.86%) VPN
18 11 (14.86%) Dell
18 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 19 (25.68%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (9.46%) IIS
4 6 (8.11%) Apache
4 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (8.11%) IBM Notes
5 5 (6.76%) IBM Domino
6 4 (5.41%) ArcGIS
6 4 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.41%) Skype for Business
6 4 (5.41%) WebSphere
6 4 (5.41%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 23 (31.08%) MS Office
2 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.03%) DNS
2 18 (24.32%) DHCP
3 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
3 11 (14.86%) VPN
4 8 (10.81%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (9.46%) Firewall
5 7 (9.46%) LAN
6 5 (6.76%) Internet
6 5 (6.76%) VoIP
6 5 (6.76%) WAN
7 4 (5.41%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.05%) SAN
9 2 (2.70%) VLAN
9 2 (2.70%) Wireless
10 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.35%) ISDN
10 1 (1.35%) Network Security
10 1 (1.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.41%) GIS
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) ClearCase
1 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Publishing
3 2 (2.70%) Advertising
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Military
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Analyst
1 13 (17.57%) Support Engineer
2 11 (14.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 11 (14.86%) Desktop Support
2 11 (14.86%) Support Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) IT Support
4 9 (12.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (9.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.11%) Author
6 6 (8.11%) IT Manager
6 6 (8.11%) IT Support Manager
6 6 (8.11%) Senior IT Manager
6 6 (8.11%) Senior IT Support
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Manager
6 6 (8.11%) Technical Author
7 5 (6.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) IT Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Web Services
2 4 (5.41%) Dojo
2 4 (5.41%) GWT
2 4 (5.41%) J2EE
2 4 (5.41%) JSF
2 4 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.70%) CMDB
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.35%) CESG
4 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.35%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.35%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.35%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (78.38%) Windows
2 35 (47.30%) Windows Server
3 27 (36.49%) Windows 7
4 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (20.27%) Windows XP
7 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (12.16%) Linux
9 6 (8.11%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.35%) Android
12 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) ITIL
1 17 (22.97%) Migration
2 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
2 7 (9.46%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
3 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (8.11%) ITIL V3
3 6 (8.11%) Patch Management
4 5 (6.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.41%) Data Migration
5 4 (5.41%) Image Processing
5 4 (5.41%) ITSM
5 4 (5.41%) Performance Optimisation
5 4 (5.41%) Process Management
5 4 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (5.41%) Service Management
5 4 (5.41%) Test Scripting
5 4 (5.41%) Web Application Development
6 2 (2.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.46%) SQL
3 6 (8.11%) C
4 4 (5.41%) Java
4 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
3 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
4 10 (13.51%) MCSE
5 8 (10.81%) MCSA
5 8 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
6 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.70%) CCNA
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.70%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) MCITP
7 2 (2.70%) MCP
8 1 (1.35%) CISSP
8 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.35%) GIAC
8 1 (1.35%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 55 (74.32%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.57%) XenApp
3 11 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (9.46%) vSphere
5 7 (9.46%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.11%) VMware ESX
7 5 (6.76%) UAG
8 4 (5.41%) BitLocker
8 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) SCCM
2 6 (8.11%) WSUS
3 3 (4.05%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.70%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.35%) DameWare
5 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.35%) SCOM
5 1 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.35%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 37 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (41.89%) Citrix
3 15 (20.27%) VMware
4 14 (18.92%) Oracle
5 11 (14.86%) Dell
5 11 (14.86%) Forcepoint
6 10 (13.51%) HP
7 9 (12.16%) Cisco
7 9 (12.16%) NetApp
8 7 (9.46%) Kaspersky
9 6 (8.11%) Altiris
9 6 (8.11%) Lotus
9 6 (8.11%) Lumension
9 6 (8.11%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.41%) AppSense
10 4 (5.41%) Canon
10 4 (5.41%) ESRI
10 4 (5.41%) Fujitsu
10 4 (5.41%) Google
11 3 (4.05%) Symantec
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