The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 471 504 505
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +1
Contract jobs citing Sophos 78 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.077% 0.090%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 24
Average daily rate
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£313 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £178 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £500 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £423 £258
% change year-on-year
-20.71% +64.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.17% +5.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year
-51.21% -
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21627 21477 24220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.39% 47.14% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12375 11896 12637
Average daily rate £388 £398 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% +3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1164 1263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.66 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
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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 11 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sophos across the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Sophos Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 July 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
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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
South East +1 21 £313 -25.59% 2
London 0 16 £380 +8.57% 6
North West +7 15 £175 - 2
South West -13 14 £345 -17.85% 2
East of England -5 9 - -
Yorkshire -1 1 £263 -47.50%
East Midlands -2 1 - -
North East - 1 £142 -
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Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 102 (79.07%) Windows
2 84 (65.12%) VMware
3 70 (54.26%) Microsoft
4 69 (53.49%) Active Directory
5 64 (49.61%) Citrix
6 57 (44.19%) McAfee
7 54 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 46 (35.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (34.88%) MS Exchange
10 42 (32.56%) ITIL
11 37 (28.68%) Security Cleared
12 34 (26.36%) PowerShell
13 33 (25.58%) Windows 7
14 32 (24.81%) SCCM
15 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
16 29 (22.48%) Windows Server 2003
17 26 (20.16%) Symantec
17 26 (20.16%) TCP/IP
17 26 (20.16%) Cisco
18 24 (18.60%) Firewall
19 23 (17.83%) Linux
19 23 (17.83%) DV Cleared
19 23 (17.83%) McAfee ePO
20 22 (17.05%) Lumension
21 21 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
21 21 (16.28%) MCP
21 21 (16.28%) MS Office
21 21 (16.28%) MCSE
21 21 (16.28%) MS Excel
21 21 (16.28%) HP

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 45 (34.88%) MS Exchange
2 21 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (11.63%) SharePoint
4 12 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (6.98%) IIS
6 9 (6.98%) Lync
7 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (16.28%) MS Office
1 21 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.88%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.16%) TCP/IP
2 24 (18.60%) Firewall
3 20 (15.50%) DNS
4 19 (14.73%) VPN
5 18 (13.95%) LAN
6 14 (10.85%) WAN
7 11 (8.53%) DHCP
8 10 (7.75%) SAN
9 7 (5.43%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (4.65%) Network Security
10 6 (4.65%) Wireless
11 5 (3.88%) Internet
11 5 (3.88%) VoIP
12 3 (2.33%) IPsec
13 2 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (1.55%) BIG-IP
13 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.55%) VLAN
13 2 (1.55%) iSCSI
13 2 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.98%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.55%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (6.98%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.33%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.55%) MSI
General
1 16 (12.40%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.55%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) Analyst
2 15 (11.63%) Administrator
3 14 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (10.85%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (10.85%) Support Analyst
4 12 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (6.98%) Consultant
5 9 (6.98%) Windows Administrator
5 9 (6.98%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 9 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) Security Specialist
6 8 (6.20%) Architect
7 7 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.65%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) Technical Support
9 5 (3.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.55%) LAMP
2 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Blackberry
2 13 (10.08%) Clustering
3 4 (3.10%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.10%) iPhone
3 4 (3.10%) iPad
4 3 (2.33%) Open Source
5 2 (1.55%) CMDB
5 2 (1.55%) Replication
5 2 (1.55%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) Statistics
6 1 (0.78%) CESG
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 102 (79.07%) Windows
2 46 (35.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (25.58%) Windows 7
4 29 (22.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (17.83%) Linux
6 16 (12.40%) UNIX
7 14 (10.85%) Windows XP
8 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (6.98%) Windows Vista
9 9 (6.98%) Solaris
10 7 (5.43%) Mac OS X
11 6 (4.65%) Android
12 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (2.33%) CentOS
13 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.55%) AIX
14 1 (0.78%) SUSE
14 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.56%) ITIL
2 17 (13.18%) Service Delivery
3 15 (11.63%) Change Management
4 14 (10.85%) ITIL V3
5 11 (8.53%) Service Management
6 10 (7.75%) Configuration Management
7 9 (6.98%) Information Security
7 9 (6.98%) Unit Testing
7 9 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (6.20%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.20%) Security Management
9 7 (5.43%) Asset Management
9 7 (5.43%) CRM
9 7 (5.43%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (4.65%) Change Control
10 6 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.65%) Validation
11 4 (3.10%) Business Continuity
11 4 (3.10%) Software Deployment
11 4 (3.10%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.36%) PowerShell
2 16 (12.40%) SQL
3 11 (8.53%) VBScript
4 2 (1.55%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (28.68%) Security Cleared
2 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (17.83%) DV Cleared
4 21 (16.28%) MCP
4 21 (16.28%) MCSE
5 19 (14.73%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.65%) MCSA
6 6 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.88%) CISSP
7 5 (3.88%) MCITP
8 4 (3.10%) CCNA
8 4 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.10%) CCSE
8 4 (3.10%) MOS
9 3 (2.33%) MCDST
9 3 (2.33%) CEH
9 3 (2.33%) CCNP
9 3 (2.33%) Degree
10 2 (1.55%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (53.49%) Active Directory
2 54 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.63%) XenApp
4 14 (10.85%) VMware ESX
5 13 (10.08%) Hyper-V
6 11 (8.53%) vSphere
7 10 (7.75%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.43%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.88%) vCloud
10 2 (1.55%) NFS
10 2 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.55%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (24.81%) SCCM
2 23 (17.83%) McAfee ePO
3 17 (13.18%) SCOM
4 14 (10.85%) Backup Exec
5 12 (9.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (7.75%) HP SIM
7 7 (5.43%) WSUS
7 7 (5.43%) MOM
7 7 (5.43%) SAP Afaria
8 5 (3.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (3.88%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (2.33%) CORE IMPACT
10 2 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.55%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (1.55%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.78%) Nagios
11 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 84 (65.12%) VMware
2 70 (54.26%) Microsoft
3 64 (49.61%) Citrix
4 57 (44.19%) McAfee
5 26 (20.16%) Symantec
5 26 (20.16%) Cisco
6 22 (17.05%) Lumension
7 21 (16.28%) HP
8 16 (12.40%) Altiris
9 14 (10.85%) Remedy
10 13 (10.08%) Veeam
11 12 (9.30%) Red Hat
11 12 (9.30%) CheckPoint
12 11 (8.53%) Becrypt
12 11 (8.53%) F5
13 10 (7.75%) Qualys
13 10 (7.75%) CA
14 9 (6.98%) Adobe
14 9 (6.98%) SAP
15 8 (6.20%) Websense
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