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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 479 523 517
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -6
Contract jobs citing Sophos 99 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.081% 0.098%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 19 29
Average daily rate
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£319 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.14% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £133 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £288 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £175 £325
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £24.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.81% +24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £10.80 £19.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £65.20 £19.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.41% +26.25%
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
23217 22460 24593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.12% 46.69% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13315 12783 12897
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £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 1018 1030 1243
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
London +25 31 £345 +68.29% 5
South East +8 26 £310 +90.76% 7
North West +8 13 £175 - 1
South West -21 12 £426 -
East of England -20 11 - - 1
Yorkshire +8 5 £263 - 1
West Midlands -5 2 £190 -
East Midlands +1 1 - -
Sophos
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Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 109 (73.65%) Windows
2 85 (57.43%) Active Directory
3 79 (53.38%) Microsoft
4 78 (52.70%) VMware
5 57 (38.51%) McAfee
6 54 (36.49%) Citrix
7 50 (33.78%) SCCM
8 48 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (31.76%) MS Exchange
10 46 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 46 (31.08%) Windows 7
11 39 (26.35%) Security Cleared
12 37 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 32 (21.62%) ITIL
13 32 (21.62%) Symantec
14 28 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (18.92%) MS Office
15 27 (18.24%) TCP/IP
16 26 (17.57%) HP
16 26 (17.57%) MS Excel
16 26 (17.57%) Firewall
16 26 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
17 24 (16.22%) F5
17 24 (16.22%) DNS
18 23 (15.54%) vSphere
19 22 (14.86%) Finance
20 21 (14.19%) DV Cleared
21 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
21 20 (13.51%) Windows XP
22 19 (12.84%) Cisco

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (31.76%) MS Exchange
2 26 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (8.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (7.43%) IIS
5 8 (5.41%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.03%) Lync
8 3 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.35%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.68%) Moodle
Applications
1 28 (18.92%) MS Office
2 26 (17.57%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.68%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.24%) TCP/IP
2 26 (17.57%) Firewall
3 24 (16.22%) DNS
4 19 (12.84%) VPN
5 16 (10.81%) DHCP
6 14 (9.46%) SAN
7 13 (8.78%) WAN
7 13 (8.78%) LAN
8 5 (3.38%) Internet
8 5 (3.38%) Network Security
9 4 (2.70%) Wireless
10 3 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.03%) VoIP
10 3 (2.03%) VLAN
11 2 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.35%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.35%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.08%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.03%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 22 (14.86%) Finance
2 5 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.03%) Legal
4 2 (1.35%) Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Front Office
4 2 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (14.19%) Analyst
2 17 (11.49%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (10.81%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (8.78%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.11%) Consultant
6 11 (7.43%) Administrator
7 10 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.76%) Architect
8 9 (6.08%) Desktop Support
8 9 (6.08%) Security Specialist
9 8 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (4.05%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (3.38%) Technical Support Analyst
12 5 (3.38%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (3.38%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.03%) Middleware
2 2 (1.35%) LAMP
3 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.16%) Blackberry
2 16 (10.81%) Clustering
3 6 (4.05%) Open Source
4 4 (2.70%) iPad
4 4 (2.70%) iPhone
4 4 (2.70%) PKI
5 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.35%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Statistics
6 1 (0.68%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 109 (73.65%) Windows
2 48 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (31.08%) Windows 7
4 28 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (13.51%) Windows XP
6 11 (7.43%) Linux
6 11 (7.43%) UNIX
7 10 (6.76%) Solaris
7 10 (6.76%) Windows Vista
8 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.05%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.38%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.03%) Android
11 3 (2.03%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.03%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.03%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.35%) AIX
12 2 (1.35%) CentOS
12 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.62%) ITIL
2 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
3 10 (6.76%) Configuration Management
3 10 (6.76%) Asset Management
3 10 (6.76%) Incident Management
3 10 (6.76%) Unit Testing
4 9 (6.08%) Security Management
5 8 (5.41%) Information Security
6 7 (4.73%) Change Management
6 7 (4.73%) Network Load Balancing
6 7 (4.73%) Change Control
7 6 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (4.05%) Security Testing
7 6 (4.05%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (4.05%) Validation
7 6 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (3.38%) Time Management
8 5 (3.38%) ITIL V3
9 4 (2.70%) Security Architecture
9 4 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.78%) SQL
3 12 (8.11%) VBScript
4 3 (2.03%) C
5 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (26.35%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.19%) DV Cleared
3 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (9.46%) SC Cleared
5 11 (7.43%) MCP
5 11 (7.43%) MCSE
6 8 (5.41%) MCSA
7 7 (4.73%) MCITP
8 6 (4.05%) CISSP
8 6 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.38%) MCDST
9 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.70%) MCTS
10 4 (2.70%) MOS
10 4 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.03%) Degree
11 3 (2.03%) CCNA
12 2 (1.35%) CCNP
12 2 (1.35%) RHCT
12 2 (1.35%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) QA
3 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (57.43%) Active Directory
2 46 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (15.54%) vSphere
4 19 (12.84%) vCloud
5 17 (11.49%) VMware ESX
6 14 (9.46%) XenApp
7 11 (7.43%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (6.76%) Hyper-V
9 6 (4.05%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.03%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.35%) NFS
11 2 (1.35%) UAG
12 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (33.78%) SCCM
2 19 (12.84%) McAfee ePO
3 18 (12.16%) SCOM
4 15 (10.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (6.76%) HP SIM
6 9 (6.08%) Backup Exec
7 7 (4.73%) MOM
7 7 (4.73%) SAP Afaria
8 5 (3.38%) MIMEsweeper
9 4 (2.70%) NetBackup
10 3 (2.03%) WSUS
10 3 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (2.03%) CORE IMPACT
10 3 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (1.35%) SCDPM
11 2 (1.35%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 79 (53.38%) Microsoft
2 78 (52.70%) VMware
3 57 (38.51%) McAfee
4 54 (36.49%) Citrix
5 32 (21.62%) Symantec
6 26 (17.57%) HP
7 24 (16.22%) F5
8 19 (12.84%) Cisco
9 18 (12.16%) Altiris
10 15 (10.14%) Lumension
11 13 (8.78%) Remedy
12 12 (8.11%) SAP
13 11 (7.43%) Red Hat
14 10 (6.76%) Qualys
14 10 (6.76%) CA
14 10 (6.76%) Becrypt
14 10 (6.76%) Veeam
15 9 (6.08%) Adobe
16 8 (5.41%) SonicWALL
16 8 (5.41%) CheckPoint
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