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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 595 559 506
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -53
Contract jobs citing Sophos 41 62 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.27% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 43
Median daily rate £350 £235 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -24.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £164 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £238 £335
% change year-on-year
+45.26% -29.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 11
Median hourly rate £24.50 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -26.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £14.00 £11.25
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +24.44%
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
22436 22831 22227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.95% 44.16% 44.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13975 13789 12565
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 752 1001 1012
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.31 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.92 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -2 12 £500 +122.22% 6
West Midlands -23 12 £340 +49.45% 3
South East +1 8 £333 +30.39% 7
North West -6 5 £325 +35.41%
East Midlands -3 2 £350 -
East of England +20 1 - -
South West - 1 £363 -
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 60 (75.95%) Windows
2 52 (65.82%) Active Directory
3 35 (44.30%) Microsoft
4 33 (41.77%) Citrix
5 32 (40.51%) Windows Server
6 29 (36.71%) VMware
7 28 (35.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (35.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (30.38%) Cisco
9 23 (29.11%) XenApp
9 23 (29.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (27.85%) Windows 7
11 21 (26.58%) DNS
11 21 (26.58%) DHCP
12 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
12 20 (25.32%) Security Cleared
13 19 (24.05%) TCP/IP
14 17 (21.52%) SCCM
15 15 (18.99%) SC Cleared
15 15 (18.99%) MS Excel
15 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
15 15 (18.99%) ITIL
16 14 (17.72%) MS Office
16 14 (17.72%) SQL
16 14 (17.72%) SharePoint
16 14 (17.72%) HP
16 14 (17.72%) SAN
17 12 (15.19%) Symantec
17 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (13.92%) VPN

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 (25.32%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.72%) SharePoint
3 10 (12.66%) Skype for Business
4 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (8.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (5.06%) IBM Domino
6 4 (5.06%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.80%) Apache
7 3 (3.80%) IIS
8 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (18.99%) MS Excel
2 14 (17.72%) MS Office
3 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Office 365
2 4 (5.06%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.58%) DHCP
1 21 (26.58%) DNS
2 19 (24.05%) TCP/IP
3 14 (17.72%) SAN
4 11 (13.92%) VPN
5 9 (11.39%) WAN
6 8 (10.13%) Firewall
6 8 (10.13%) MPLS
7 7 (8.86%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (8.86%) iSCSI
7 7 (8.86%) LAN
7 7 (8.86%) NetScaler
7 7 (8.86%) VoIP
8 5 (6.33%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.06%) Internet
9 4 (5.06%) Network Security
10 3 (3.80%) VLAN
10 3 (3.80%) Wireless
11 1 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.59%) Back Office
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
1 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Military
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Analyst
2 13 (16.46%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.13%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.13%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support
4 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.59%) Administrator
5 6 (7.59%) Author
5 6 (7.59%) Security Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.59%) Technical Author
6 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Replication
2 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.06%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.80%) Clustering
6 2 (2.53%) CESG
6 2 (2.53%) CMDB
6 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.53%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.53%) iPad
6 2 (2.53%) iPhone
6 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.27%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 60 (75.95%) Windows
2 32 (40.51%) Windows Server
3 28 (35.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (35.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (27.85%) Windows 7
5 9 (11.39%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.33%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.06%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (3.80%) Linux
8 3 (3.80%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.27%) Android
10 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) ITIL
2 7 (8.86%) Information Security
2 7 (8.86%) Migration
3 6 (7.59%) Patch Management
3 6 (7.59%) Service Management
4 4 (5.06%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (5.06%) Investment Management
4 4 (5.06%) ITIL V3
4 4 (5.06%) ITSM
4 4 (5.06%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (3.80%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
5 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
5 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.80%) Security Management
5 3 (3.80%) Software Licensing
5 3 (3.80%) System Testing
5 3 (3.80%) Threat Analysis
6 2 (2.53%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) SQL
2 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.99%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.86%) MCSE
5 6 (7.59%) CISSP
6 5 (6.33%) CISM
7 4 (5.06%) MCP
8 3 (3.80%) CCNA
8 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.53%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.53%) SANS
10 1 (1.27%) CCNP
10 1 (1.27%) Degree
10 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.27%) GIAC
10 1 (1.27%) MCSA
10 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.53%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (65.82%) Active Directory
2 23 (29.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (29.11%) XenApp
3 9 (11.39%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (11.39%) vSphere
4 8 (10.13%) XenDesktop
5 6 (7.59%) UAG
6 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (5.06%) BitLocker
7 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.27%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (21.52%) SCCM
2 9 (11.39%) SCOM
3 8 (10.13%) NetBackup
3 8 (10.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (5.06%) HP SIM
5 3 (3.80%) EdgeSight
5 3 (3.80%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.53%) WSUS
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.27%) DameWare
7 1 (1.27%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 35 (44.30%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.77%) Citrix
3 29 (36.71%) VMware
4 24 (30.38%) Cisco
5 14 (17.72%) HP
6 12 (15.19%) Symantec
7 10 (12.66%) Forcepoint
7 10 (12.66%) SolarWinds
8 8 (10.13%) AppSense
8 8 (10.13%) Dell
8 8 (10.13%) EMC
8 8 (10.13%) Kaspersky
9 6 (7.59%) Altiris
9 6 (7.59%) Oracle
9 6 (7.59%) Veeam
10 5 (6.33%) CheckPoint
10 5 (6.33%) NetApp
11 4 (5.06%) Avaya
11 4 (5.06%) Intel Security
11 4 (5.06%) Lotus
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