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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 597 574 517
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -57
Contract jobs citing Sophos 36 64 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.072% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% 0.28% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 45
Median daily rate £340 £225 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £141 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £386 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £230 £325
% change year-on-year
+44.56% -29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 13
Median hourly rate £24.50 £13.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.90% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £10.58 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £15.75 £23.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £13.25 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+47.16% +26.19%
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
22616 23076 23065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.06% 44.25% 45.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14002 13916 13162
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 755 990 1017
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.60 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.48% -0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 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
West Midlands -25 10 £340 +11.47% 1
South East +9 9 £325 +91.17% 9
London -26 9 £475 +111.11% 6
North West 0 4 £325 +25.60%
East of England +13 2 - -
South West - 2 £256 - 3
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 53 (76.81%) Windows
2 43 (62.32%) Active Directory
3 31 (44.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (42.03%) VMware
5 28 (40.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 26 (37.68%) Windows Server
8 24 (34.78%) Citrix
9 23 (33.33%) Cisco
10 22 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (28.99%) MS Exchange
12 18 (26.09%) Windows 7
13 17 (24.64%) XenApp
14 16 (23.19%) DHCP
14 16 (23.19%) DNS
15 15 (21.74%) SAN
16 14 (20.29%) Symantec
16 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
16 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
16 14 (20.29%) SCCM
17 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
17 13 (18.84%) SharePoint
17 13 (18.84%) SQL
17 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
17 13 (18.84%) MS Office
18 12 (17.39%) ITIL
18 12 (17.39%) Replication
19 11 (15.94%) HP
19 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
19 11 (15.94%) PowerShell

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 (28.99%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.84%) SharePoint
3 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (13.04%) Skype for Business
4 7 (10.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (5.80%) IBM Domino
5 4 (5.80%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (20.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.84%) MS Office
3 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Office 365
2 4 (5.80%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) DHCP
1 16 (23.19%) DNS
2 15 (21.74%) SAN
3 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
4 9 (13.04%) Firewall
4 9 (13.04%) VPN
5 8 (11.59%) MPLS
5 8 (11.59%) WAN
6 7 (10.14%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (10.14%) iSCSI
7 6 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (7.25%) LAN
8 5 (7.25%) VoIP
9 4 (5.80%) Internet
9 4 (5.80%) Network Security
10 3 (4.35%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.35%) Wireless
11 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.90%) VLAN
12 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 6 (8.70%) Back Office
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Military
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Analyst
2 8 (11.59%) Support Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Administrator
3 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (10.14%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (8.70%) Security Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Author
6 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.80%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Technical Author
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Replication
2 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.25%) Smartphone
4 4 (5.80%) Clustering
5 2 (2.90%) CESG
5 2 (2.90%) CMDB
5 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.90%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.90%) iPad
5 2 (2.90%) iPhone
5 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.45%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 53 (76.81%) Windows
2 31 (44.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (40.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (37.68%) Windows Server
5 18 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 9 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.25%) Linux
9 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.35%) Mac OS
10 3 (4.35%) Mac OS X
10 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.90%) Unix
12 1 (1.45%) Android
12 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) ITIL
2 7 (10.14%) Information Security
3 4 (5.80%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 4 (5.80%) Investment Management
3 4 (5.80%) Migration
3 4 (5.80%) Patch Management
3 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
3 4 (5.80%) Service Management
4 3 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (4.35%) Risk Management
4 3 (4.35%) Security Management
4 3 (4.35%) Software Licensing
4 3 (4.35%) System Testing
4 3 (4.35%) Threat Analysis
5 2 (2.90%) Change Management
5 2 (2.90%) ITSM
5 2 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (2.90%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (11.59%) MCSE
5 6 (8.70%) CISSP
6 5 (7.25%) CISM
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.35%) CCNA
8 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.35%) MCP
9 2 (2.90%) MCSA
9 2 (2.90%) SANS
10 1 (1.45%) CCNP
10 1 (1.45%) Degree
10 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.45%) GIAC
10 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (62.32%) Active Directory
2 22 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (24.64%) XenApp
4 9 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (13.04%) vSphere
5 6 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.80%) UAG
6 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.90%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.45%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.45%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) SCCM
2 9 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (13.04%) SCOM
3 8 (11.59%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.80%) HP SIM
5 3 (4.35%) EdgeSight
5 3 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.90%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.90%) WSUS
7 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.45%) Casper Suite
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.45%) DameWare
7 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) VMware
2 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 24 (34.78%) Citrix
4 23 (33.33%) Cisco
5 14 (20.29%) Symantec
6 11 (15.94%) HP
7 10 (14.49%) Forcepoint
8 9 (13.04%) SolarWinds
9 8 (11.59%) EMC
10 7 (10.14%) Veeam
11 6 (8.70%) AppSense
11 6 (8.70%) Kaspersky
12 5 (7.25%) Apple
12 5 (7.25%) CheckPoint
12 5 (7.25%) Dell
12 5 (7.25%) Intel Security
12 5 (7.25%) Juniper
12 5 (7.25%) NetApp
12 5 (7.25%) Oracle
13 4 (5.80%) Avaya
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago