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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 532 479 528
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +49
Contract jobs citing Sophos 63 91 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.18% 0.060%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.41% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 42 10
Average daily rate
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£235 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.80% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £153 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £335 £485
% change year-on-year
-29.10% -30.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £9.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £23.50 £65.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -54.08%
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
22641 22172 21543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.94% 44.92% 46.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13646 12517 11993
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 998 1118
Average hourly rate £18.71 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 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
London -8 19 £225 -27.41% 10
South East -12 18 £255 -18.07% 4
North West -29 16 £240 +37.14% 1
East of England -5 4 £230 - 2
West Midlands +2 2 £228 +29.07% 2
Yorkshire -22 2 - - 1
East Midlands 0 1 - - 2
North East -26 1 - -
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 98 (75.97%) Windows
2 64 (49.61%) VMware
3 59 (45.74%) Microsoft
4 49 (37.98%) Windows 7
5 46 (35.66%) Active Directory
6 41 (31.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (27.91%) ITIL
8 35 (27.13%) SCCM
9 33 (25.58%) Citrix
10 32 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 30 (23.26%) MS Exchange
12 29 (22.48%) DNS
13 28 (21.71%) Cisco
14 27 (20.93%) Firewall
15 26 (20.16%) Symantec
16 25 (19.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (18.60%) McAfee
17 24 (18.60%) DHCP
17 24 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
17 24 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (17.83%) Security Cleared
18 23 (17.83%) Backup Exec
19 20 (15.50%) SCOM
19 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (14.73%) WSUS
21 18 (13.95%) HP
21 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
22 17 (13.18%) MS Office
22 17 (13.18%) SAN
22 17 (13.18%) vSphere

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 24 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.53%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.75%) IIS
5 9 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (6.98%) Lync
6 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.33%) Moodle
8 3 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.55%) TPMS
9 2 (1.55%) WorkSite
9 2 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 17 (13.18%) MS Office
2 14 (10.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.55%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Office 365
2 3 (2.33%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.55%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 29 (22.48%) DNS
2 27 (20.93%) Firewall
3 24 (18.60%) DHCP
4 17 (13.18%) SAN
5 14 (10.85%) Network Security
6 13 (10.08%) VPN
7 8 (6.20%) Internet
8 7 (5.43%) Wireless
8 7 (5.43%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.43%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (3.88%) SSL
9 5 (3.88%) DMZ
10 3 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.33%) LAN
10 3 (2.33%) WAN
10 3 (2.33%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.55%) NAS
11 2 (1.55%) LDAP
11 2 (1.55%) VoIP
12 1 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) EDMS
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.55%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (5.43%) Finance
2 4 (3.10%) Law
3 2 (1.55%) Legal
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Local Government
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (26.36%) Support Engineer
2 18 (13.95%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (12.40%) Analyst
4 15 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (10.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 13 (10.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (10.08%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (9.30%) Desktop Support
8 10 (7.75%) Network Engineer
9 9 (6.98%) Consultant
9 9 (6.98%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.98%) Security Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Administrator
12 5 (3.88%) Security Analyst
13 4 (3.10%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) Application Packaging
1 5 (3.88%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.33%) CSS
3 2 (1.55%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.20%) Clustering
3 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.43%) iPad
4 6 (4.65%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.10%) PKI
7 3 (2.33%) Replication
7 3 (2.33%) iPhone
8 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.78%) NHS
9 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.78%) Informatics
9 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 98 (75.97%) Windows
2 49 (37.98%) Windows 7
3 41 (31.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (19.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (10.85%) Windows 8
7 12 (9.30%) Windows XP
8 10 (7.75%) Linux
9 8 (6.20%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.10%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (3.10%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.33%) VMS
12 2 (1.55%) Android
12 2 (1.55%) UNIX
13 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.91%) ITIL
2 10 (7.75%) Security Patching
3 9 (6.98%) Incident Management
4 8 (6.20%) Load Balancing
4 8 (6.20%) Time Management
4 8 (6.20%) Change Management
4 8 (6.20%) Migration
4 8 (6.20%) Asset Management
4 8 (6.20%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (5.43%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (4.65%) Data Protection
7 5 (3.88%) Information Security
7 5 (3.88%) Project Management
7 5 (3.88%) Patch Management
8 4 (3.10%) SIEM
8 4 (3.10%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.10%) Change Control
9 3 (2.33%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.40%) SQL
2 14 (10.85%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.10%) VBScript
4 3 (2.33%) VB
4 3 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (17.83%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (11.63%) CCNA
4 14 (10.85%) MCSE
4 14 (10.85%) SC Cleared
5 11 (8.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (7.75%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (5.43%) CCA
7 7 (5.43%) MCP
7 7 (5.43%) MCDST
8 6 (4.65%) MCSA
9 5 (3.88%) CISSP
10 4 (3.10%) HND
10 4 (3.10%) ACTC
10 4 (3.10%) MCITP
11 3 (2.33%) Degree
11 3 (2.33%) MCTS
11 3 (2.33%) GIAC
12 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.98%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (35.66%) Active Directory
2 32 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.18%) vSphere
4 15 (11.63%) Hyper-V
5 12 (9.30%) XenApp
6 9 (6.98%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.43%) VMware ESX
7 7 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (4.65%) vCloud
9 4 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.10%) ProxySG
9 4 (3.10%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.33%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.55%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.55%) UAG
11 2 (1.55%) NFS
12 1 (0.78%) Samba
Systems Management
1 35 (27.13%) SCCM
2 23 (17.83%) Backup Exec
3 20 (15.50%) SCOM
4 19 (14.73%) WSUS
5 13 (10.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (6.98%) NetBackup
7 6 (4.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (3.88%) AirWatch
9 4 (3.10%) Casper Suite
9 4 (3.10%) Nagios
9 4 (3.10%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (3.10%) SCVMM
10 3 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (2.33%) Legato
10 3 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (1.55%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.55%) OPNET
11 2 (1.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 2 (1.55%) Opsview
Vendors
1 64 (49.61%) VMware
2 59 (45.74%) Microsoft
3 33 (25.58%) Citrix
4 28 (21.71%) Cisco
5 26 (20.16%) Symantec
6 24 (18.60%) McAfee
7 18 (13.95%) HP
8 11 (8.53%) CheckPoint
9 10 (7.75%) Adobe
9 10 (7.75%) F5
10 9 (6.98%) Dell
10 9 (6.98%) Veritas
11 8 (6.20%) NetApp
12 7 (5.43%) Blue Coat
12 7 (5.43%) Kaspersky
12 7 (5.43%) Panasonic
13 6 (4.65%) Google
13 6 (4.65%) Remedy
14 5 (3.88%) LANDesk
14 5 (3.88%) Apple
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