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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
UK / England
Rank 527 555 530
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -25
Contract jobs citing Sophos 50 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.079% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 40
Median daily rate £348 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £162 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% -27.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £14.00 £18.69
% change year-on-year
+24.10% -25.09%

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
18787 19610 20767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.31% 42.94% 45.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11623 11666 12430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 799 931
Median hourly rate £19.63 £22.50 £17.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the England region over the 3 months to 17 January 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
South East +25 15 £250 -4.76% 11
London +15 13 £350 +150.00% 5
East of England +8 7 £550 +69.23%
South West +15 5 £135 -47.57%
Yorkshire - 4 £425 - 1
North West +18 3 £399 +22.69% 1
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 England region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 65 (67.71%) Active Directory
2 64 (66.67%) Windows
3 49 (51.04%) Microsoft
4 34 (35.42%) VMware
5 31 (32.29%) Cisco
5 31 (32.29%) Windows Server
6 27 (28.13%) Firewall
7 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (23.96%) Citrix
10 22 (22.92%) ITIL
10 22 (22.92%) MS Excel
11 21 (21.88%) Windows 7
12 20 (20.83%) MS Exchange
13 19 (19.79%) HP
13 19 (19.79%) Finance
14 16 (16.67%) Legal
14 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (15.63%) DNS
15 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
16 14 (14.58%) MS Office
16 14 (14.58%) DHCP
17 13 (13.54%) Dell
17 13 (13.54%) Linux
17 13 (13.54%) SAN
17 13 (13.54%) Service Delivery
17 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (13.54%) SCCM
18 12 (12.50%) Security Cleared
18 12 (12.50%) Cisco ASA

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in 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 20 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.42%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.21%) IIS
4 4 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.04%) Apache
7 1 (1.04%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.04%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 22 (22.92%) MS Excel
2 14 (14.58%) MS Office
3 5 (5.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.04%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) Office 365
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.13%) IaaS
3 3 (3.13%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.04%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.13%) Firewall
2 15 (15.63%) DNS
3 14 (14.58%) DHCP
4 13 (13.54%) SAN
5 12 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (10.42%) VPN
7 9 (9.38%) Internet
7 9 (9.38%) LAN
8 8 (8.33%) WAN
9 6 (6.25%) IP Telephony
9 6 (6.25%) Network Security
9 6 (6.25%) TCP/IP
9 6 (6.25%) Wireless
10 5 (5.21%) SSL
11 4 (4.17%) VoIP
12 3 (3.13%) IPv4
12 3 (3.13%) SMTP
13 2 (2.08%) NAS
14 1 (1.04%) NetScaler
14 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) DB2
2 1 (1.04%) MySQL
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.04%) NetBeans
General
1 19 (19.79%) Finance
2 16 (16.67%) Legal
3 10 (10.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.13%) Marketing
5 2 (2.08%) Back Office
5 2 (2.08%) Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Military
5 2 (2.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.04%) Local Government
6 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Analyst
2 15 (15.63%) Support Analyst
3 11 (11.46%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (8.33%) Administrator
4 8 (8.33%) Consultant
4 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) Developer
5 7 (7.29%) IT Support
5 7 (7.29%) Salesforce Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Senior .NET Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Senior Salesforce Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) .NET
1 7 (7.29%) Middleware
2 2 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.04%) HTML
3 1 (1.04%) ODBC
3 1 (1.04%) WAP
3 1 (1.04%) XML
3 1 (1.04%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.29%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.25%) Clustering
4 4 (4.17%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.17%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.13%) Replication
6 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.08%) CESG
6 2 (2.08%) Copywriting
6 2 (2.08%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.08%) Social Media
6 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.04%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.04%) iPad
7 1 (1.04%) iSeries
7 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 64 (66.67%) Windows
2 31 (32.29%) Windows Server
3 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (13.54%) Linux
8 10 (10.42%) Windows XP
9 9 (9.38%) Unix
10 6 (6.25%) Windows 10
11 3 (3.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.08%) Android
12 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) ITIL
2 13 (13.54%) Service Delivery
3 12 (12.50%) Project Management
4 9 (9.38%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.33%) High Availability
6 7 (7.29%) Information Security
6 7 (7.29%) Integration Testing
6 7 (7.29%) Line Management
6 7 (7.29%) Regression Testing
6 7 (7.29%) SIEM
6 7 (7.29%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.25%) Change Management
7 6 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (5.21%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (5.21%) IT Audit
8 5 (5.21%) Migration
8 5 (5.21%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (5.21%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) Python
2 7 (7.29%) Apex Code
2 7 (7.29%) C#
2 7 (7.29%) Perl
3 6 (6.25%) SQL
4 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.04%) C
6 1 (1.04%) C++
6 1 (1.04%) Java
6 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.04%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.42%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (9.38%) MCSE
4 7 (7.29%) MCP
5 6 (6.25%) MCSA
6 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.13%) CCNA
7 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.08%) CISM
8 2 (2.08%) CISSP
8 2 (2.08%) SANS
9 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.04%) Degree
9 1 (1.04%) MCDST
9 1 (1.04%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.08%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (67.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.38%) Terminal Services
4 8 (8.33%) XenApp
5 7 (7.29%) vSphere
6 6 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.21%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (4.17%) Firmware
8 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
8 4 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (3.13%) VMware ESX
9 3 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.08%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.04%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) SCCM
2 10 (10.42%) WSUS
3 7 (7.29%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 6 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (5.21%) SCOM
6 4 (4.17%) Casper Suite
6 4 (4.17%) EdgeSight
6 4 (4.17%) SafeCom
6 4 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (3.13%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (2.08%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.08%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.08%) SCSM
8 2 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.04%) DameWare
9 1 (1.04%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 49 (51.04%) Microsoft
2 34 (35.42%) VMware
3 31 (32.29%) Cisco
4 23 (23.96%) Citrix
5 19 (19.79%) HP
6 13 (13.54%) Dell
7 11 (11.46%) Forcepoint
8 10 (10.42%) Apple
9 9 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (9.38%) Symantec
10 6 (6.25%) CheckPoint
11 5 (5.21%) Oracle
11 5 (5.21%) Veeam
12 4 (4.17%) NetApp
12 4 (4.17%) Palo Alto
12 4 (4.17%) Qualys
12 4 (4.17%) Splunk
13 3 (3.13%) Avaya
13 3 (3.13%) Juniper
13 3 (3.13%) Meraki
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