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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 555 527 541
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing Sophos 41 66 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.14% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.31% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 19
Average daily rate £300 £350 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +28.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £520 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.62 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.70% +17.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +26.31%
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
20132 21592 20644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.66% 45.85% 45.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12166 12738 11641
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 810 932 923
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +13 9 £300 -11.11% 11
South West +9 9 £348 -22.77% 1
London -8 9 £365 +3.54% 5
West Midlands -9 7 £175 -44.88% 6
East of England -11 4 £350 +7.69% 1
North West - 3 £325 - 1
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 68 (88.31%) Windows
2 58 (75.32%) Active Directory
3 44 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 38 (49.35%) Windows Server
5 30 (38.96%) Citrix
6 28 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (32.47%) VMware
8 25 (32.47%) ITIL
9 24 (31.17%) DNS
9 24 (31.17%) Security Cleared
9 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (29.87%) Windows 7
11 22 (28.57%) DHCP
12 20 (25.97%) Cisco
13 19 (24.68%) NetApp
14 18 (23.38%) HP
14 18 (23.38%) Windows XP
14 18 (23.38%) MS Exchange
14 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (23.38%) Migration
15 17 (22.08%) SCCM
15 17 (22.08%) MS Office
16 15 (19.48%) Linux
16 15 (19.48%) vSphere
16 15 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (18.18%) SAN
17 14 (18.18%) Firewall
18 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (16.88%) XenApp

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (23.38%) MS Exchange
2 15 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (7.79%) IIS
6 5 (6.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (6.49%) IBM Notes
7 4 (5.19%) Apache
7 4 (5.19%) ArcGIS
7 4 (5.19%) WebSphere
7 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
9 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.60%) IBM Domino
10 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (22.08%) MS Office
2 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.17%) DNS
2 22 (28.57%) DHCP
3 14 (18.18%) Firewall
3 14 (18.18%) SAN
4 11 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
6 7 (9.09%) LAN
7 6 (7.79%) VPN
8 5 (6.49%) WAN
9 4 (5.19%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.90%) Internet
10 3 (3.90%) Network Security
10 3 (3.90%) VoIP
11 2 (2.60%) LDAP
11 2 (2.60%) NAS
11 2 (2.60%) VLAN
11 2 (2.60%) Wireless
12 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
12 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) GIS
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) ClearCase
1 4 (5.19%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (5.19%) Banking
1 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Games
2 3 (3.90%) Publishing
3 2 (2.60%) Advertising
3 2 (2.60%) Law
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Military
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (20.78%) Analyst
2 12 (15.58%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (15.58%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 11 (14.29%) IT Support
4 10 (12.99%) Support Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (10.39%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) IT Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Senior IT Support
8 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Web Services
2 4 (5.19%) Dojo
2 4 (5.19%) GWT
2 4 (5.19%) J2EE
2 4 (5.19%) JSF
2 4 (5.19%) XML
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.90%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.90%) HP Storage
3 3 (3.90%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) Informatics
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 68 (88.31%) Windows
2 38 (49.35%) Windows Server
3 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (29.87%) Windows 7
6 18 (23.38%) Windows XP
7 15 (19.48%) Linux
8 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (6.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (5.19%) Unix
11 2 (2.60%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.30%) Android
12 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.30%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) ITIL
2 18 (23.38%) Migration
3 9 (11.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.79%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.49%) Process Management
6 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.19%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.19%) Image Processing
6 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (5.19%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.19%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (5.19%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.19%) Web Application Development
7 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.90%) Change Management
7 3 (3.90%) Information Security
7 3 (3.90%) ITSM
7 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 6 (7.79%) C
3 4 (5.19%) Java
3 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.60%) Perl
4 2 (2.60%) Python
4 2 (2.60%) VBScript
5 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (31.17%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (14.29%) MCSE
5 10 (12.99%) MCSA
6 8 (10.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (7.79%) DV Cleared
8 5 (6.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (5.19%) CCNA
9 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
9 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (5.19%) MCITP
10 3 (3.90%) MCP
10 3 (3.90%) NCIE
11 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.60%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (1.30%) Degree
12 1 (1.30%) MCDST
12 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 4 (5.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 58 (75.32%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (19.48%) vSphere
4 13 (16.88%) XenApp
5 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
5 9 (11.69%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (9.09%) VMware ESX
7 5 (6.49%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.60%) NFS
8 2 (2.60%) Samba
8 2 (2.60%) XenServer
9 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.30%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 17 (22.08%) SCCM
2 8 (10.39%) Backup Exec
3 6 (7.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (6.49%) WSUS
5 3 (3.90%) AirWatch
5 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.60%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (2.60%) OpenView
6 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.30%) SCOM
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.30%) vMotion
7 1 (1.30%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.30%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 44 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 30 (38.96%) Citrix
3 25 (32.47%) VMware
4 20 (25.97%) Cisco
5 19 (24.68%) NetApp
6 18 (23.38%) HP
7 12 (15.58%) Dell
8 8 (10.39%) Oracle
9 6 (7.79%) Symantec
10 5 (6.49%) Lotus
10 5 (6.49%) Lumension
11 4 (5.19%) ESRI
11 4 (5.19%) Fujitsu
11 4 (5.19%) Google
11 4 (5.19%) Veeam
12 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
12 3 (3.90%) IBM
12 3 (3.90%) Intel Security
12 3 (3.90%) LANDesk
13 2 (2.60%) EMC
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