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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 497 507 525
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +18
Contract jobs citing Sophos 91 51 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 26
Average daily rate
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£345 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.14% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £141 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £345 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £178 £325
% change year-on-year
+88.73% -45.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.00% +25.00%
Sophos
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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
23857 22072 24564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.71% 46.44% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13819 12687 12854
Average daily rate £400 £388 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.30%
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 1091 1012 1248
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +10 33 £375 +82.92% 7
South East 0 18 £318 +84.05% 9
East of England -21 12 £375 +127.27% 3
South West -28 11 £413 +106.37% 1
North West -1 9 £175 - 2
Yorkshire +10 7 £263 - 2
West Midlands -13 4 - - 1
East Midlands +7 1 - -
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Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 119 (75.80%) Windows
2 90 (57.32%) Active Directory
3 86 (54.78%) Microsoft
4 80 (50.96%) VMware
5 56 (35.67%) McAfee
6 55 (35.03%) Citrix
7 54 (34.39%) MS Exchange
8 50 (31.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (31.21%) Windows 7
9 49 (31.21%) SCCM
10 47 (29.94%) VMware Infrastructure
11 42 (26.75%) Security Cleared
12 38 (24.20%) PowerShell
13 37 (23.57%) Symantec
14 34 (21.66%) Firewall
14 34 (21.66%) ITIL
15 33 (21.02%) MS Office
15 33 (21.02%) Exchange Server 2010
16 31 (19.75%) HP
16 31 (19.75%) TCP/IP
17 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (17.83%) MS Excel
19 25 (15.92%) DNS
20 23 (14.65%) VMware ESX
20 23 (14.65%) Finance
20 23 (14.65%) vSphere
21 22 (14.01%) F5
21 22 (14.01%) Cisco
22 21 (13.38%) VPN
22 21 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 54 (34.39%) MS Exchange
2 33 (21.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (8.28%) IIS
4 13 (8.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (7.01%) SharePoint
6 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.18%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.18%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.55%) Lync
9 3 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.64%) Moodle
Applications
1 33 (21.02%) MS Office
2 28 (17.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) MS Project
3 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) Summit
2 1 (0.64%) assyst
2 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.66%) Firewall
2 31 (19.75%) TCP/IP
3 25 (15.92%) DNS
4 21 (13.38%) VPN
5 18 (11.46%) SAN
6 17 (10.83%) DHCP
7 16 (10.19%) WAN
7 16 (10.19%) LAN
8 7 (4.46%) Internet
8 7 (4.46%) VLAN
9 5 (3.18%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (3.18%) Wireless
9 5 (3.18%) Network Security
9 5 (3.18%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.91%) VoIP
11 2 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.27%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.10%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.18%) MySQL
4 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (6.37%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.91%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.64%) MSI
General
1 23 (14.65%) Finance
2 7 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.55%) Legal
4 3 (1.91%) Law
5 2 (1.27%) Front Office
6 1 (0.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (15.92%) Analyst
2 19 (12.10%) Support Engineer
3 18 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (10.19%) Wintel Engineer
5 14 (8.92%) Support Analyst
6 13 (8.28%) Desktop Support
6 13 (8.28%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (7.64%) Consultant
8 11 (7.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (7.01%) Administrator
9 10 (6.37%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (6.37%) Architect
10 9 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.73%) Security Specialist
11 6 (3.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (3.18%) Technical Support
12 5 (3.18%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.18%) LAMP
2 3 (1.91%) Middleware
3 1 (0.64%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.64%) jQuery
3 1 (0.64%) HTML
3 1 (0.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.74%) Blackberry
1 20 (12.74%) Clustering
2 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.82%) Open Source
3 6 (3.82%) iPad
4 5 (3.18%) iPhone
4 5 (3.18%) Replication
5 4 (2.55%) PKI
6 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) Statistics
7 2 (1.27%) CESG
8 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.64%) CMDB
8 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.64%) FMCG
8 1 (0.64%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 119 (75.80%) Windows
2 50 (31.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (31.21%) Windows 7
4 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (11.46%) Windows XP
6 16 (10.19%) Linux
7 12 (7.64%) Windows Vista
8 11 (7.01%) UNIX
9 10 (6.37%) Solaris
10 8 (5.10%) Windows 8
11 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (3.82%) Windows 2000
12 6 (3.82%) Mac OS X
12 6 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.55%) Android
14 3 (1.91%) Windows Phone
15 2 (1.27%) CentOS
15 2 (1.27%) AIX
16 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.66%) ITIL
2 13 (8.28%) Incident Management
3 12 (7.64%) Service Delivery
4 10 (6.37%) Configuration Management
4 10 (6.37%) Security Management
4 10 (6.37%) Unit Testing
5 9 (5.73%) Information Security
5 9 (5.73%) Asset Management
6 7 (4.46%) Network Load Balancing
6 7 (4.46%) Change Control
6 7 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (3.82%) Security Testing
7 6 (3.82%) Change Management
7 6 (3.82%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (3.82%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (3.18%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.55%) Validation
9 4 (2.55%) Security Architecture
9 4 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.20%) PowerShell
2 17 (10.83%) SQL
3 12 (7.64%) VBScript
4 4 (2.55%) C
5 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (26.75%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.38%) DV Cleared
2 21 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (10.83%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.28%) MCSE
5 12 (7.64%) MCP
6 10 (6.37%) MCITP
7 8 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (5.10%) MCSA
7 8 (5.10%) CISSP
7 8 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.82%) CCNA
10 5 (3.18%) RHCE
10 5 (3.18%) RHCT
11 4 (2.55%) MCDST
11 4 (2.55%) MCTS
11 4 (2.55%) MOS
12 3 (1.91%) NCDA
12 3 (1.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (57.32%) Active Directory
2 47 (29.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (14.65%) VMware ESX
3 23 (14.65%) vSphere
4 19 (12.10%) vCloud
5 17 (10.83%) XenApp
6 12 (7.64%) Hyper-V
7 9 (5.73%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.82%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.18%) NFS
10 3 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.91%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.27%) UAG
12 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 49 (31.21%) SCCM
2 19 (12.10%) McAfee ePO
3 18 (11.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (10.83%) SCOM
5 16 (10.19%) Backup Exec
6 10 (6.37%) HP SIM
7 8 (5.10%) MIMEsweeper
8 7 (4.46%) MOM
8 7 (4.46%) NetBackup
8 7 (4.46%) SAP Afaria
9 5 (3.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (3.18%) MAILsweeper
10 4 (2.55%) WSUS
11 3 (1.91%) CORE IMPACT
11 3 (1.91%) SCDPM
11 3 (1.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (1.27%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 86 (54.78%) Microsoft
2 80 (50.96%) VMware
3 56 (35.67%) McAfee
4 55 (35.03%) Citrix
5 37 (23.57%) Symantec
6 31 (19.75%) HP
7 22 (14.01%) Cisco
7 22 (14.01%) F5
8 16 (10.19%) Lumension
8 16 (10.19%) Altiris
9 11 (7.01%) Remedy
10 10 (6.37%) Red Hat
10 10 (6.37%) SAP
10 10 (6.37%) Qualys
11 9 (5.73%) Veeam
11 9 (5.73%) Adobe
11 9 (5.73%) CheckPoint
12 8 (5.10%) SonicWALL
12 8 (5.10%) CA
12 8 (5.10%) Becrypt
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