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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 512 536 455
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -81
Contract jobs citing Sophos 67 47 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 28
Average daily rate
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£308 £273 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.84% -25.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £273 £420
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -35.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.04% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.70 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.04% -19.35%
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
23033 23372 19990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.40% 45.62% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13388 13404 10969
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1044 1105
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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 +15 28 £210 -30.00% 5
East of England +20 13 £375 +44.23% 3
South East -6 13 £275 -8.33% 1
East Midlands +4 7 £308 - 3
North West -17 2 - - 2
South West +1 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -17 1 £375 +66.66% 1
West Midlands - 1 £205 - 9
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Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 105 (82.68%) Windows
2 59 (46.46%) Active Directory
3 58 (45.67%) Microsoft
4 57 (44.88%) VMware
5 49 (38.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (36.22%) Windows 7
7 40 (31.50%) SCCM
8 36 (28.35%) MS Exchange
9 35 (27.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (26.77%) DNS
11 33 (25.98%) Firewall
11 33 (25.98%) Security Cleared
12 29 (22.83%) Cisco
12 29 (22.83%) DHCP
12 29 (22.83%) ITIL
13 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (21.26%) MS Office
15 26 (20.47%) Citrix
16 25 (19.69%) McAfee
17 22 (17.32%) VPN
17 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (17.32%) SC Cleared
18 21 (16.54%) Exchange Server 2010
19 20 (15.75%) PowerShell
19 20 (15.75%) MCSE
19 20 (15.75%) Windows Server 2003
20 19 (14.96%) MS Excel
20 19 (14.96%) SharePoint
20 19 (14.96%) F5
21 17 (13.39%) SQL Server

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 36 (28.35%) MS Exchange
2 21 (16.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (14.96%) SharePoint
4 12 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (9.45%) Lync
5 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.15%) IIS
7 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.36%) Moodle
9 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.57%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (21.26%) MS Office
2 19 (14.96%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.57%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.87%) Office 365
2 8 (6.30%) Google Drive
3 4 (3.15%) IaaS
4 2 (1.57%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (26.77%) DNS
2 33 (25.98%) Firewall
3 29 (22.83%) DHCP
4 22 (17.32%) VPN
5 13 (10.24%) Network Security
6 11 (8.66%) TCP/IP
7 9 (7.09%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (6.30%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (4.72%) Wireless
10 5 (3.94%) DMZ
11 4 (3.15%) SSL
11 4 (3.15%) SAN
12 3 (2.36%) LDAP
13 2 (1.57%) PBX
13 2 (1.57%) VoIP
13 2 (1.57%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.57%) SNMP
13 2 (1.57%) SSH
13 2 (1.57%) NetScaler
13 2 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.15%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.36%) EDMS
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (9.45%) Finance
2 2 (1.57%) Law
2 2 (1.57%) Legal
2 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.79%) Games
3 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (15.75%) Support Engineer
2 14 (11.02%) Analyst
3 13 (10.24%) Network Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (8.66%) Security Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.87%) Consultant
7 9 (7.09%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Rollout Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Wintel Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Server Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Team Leader
9 6 (4.72%) Administrator
9 6 (4.72%) Security Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Storage Administrator
10 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.36%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.36%) CSS
3 1 (0.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.87%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.87%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.87%) PKI
3 5 (3.94%) Replication
3 5 (3.94%) Clustering
4 4 (3.15%) iPad
4 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.36%) iPhone
6 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.57%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.57%) NHS
6 2 (1.57%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.79%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Kindle
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 105 (82.68%) Windows
2 49 (38.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (36.22%) Windows 7
4 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (15.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (12.60%) Windows XP
7 11 (8.66%) Linux
8 9 (7.09%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.51%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.15%) Android
10 4 (3.15%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (3.15%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.36%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.57%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.57%) VMS
13 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.83%) ITIL
2 12 (9.45%) Load Balancing
3 11 (8.66%) Change Management
3 11 (8.66%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (6.30%) Migration
5 7 (5.51%) Information Security
5 7 (5.51%) Asset Management
6 6 (4.72%) Time Management
6 6 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (4.72%) Service Management
6 6 (4.72%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.94%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (3.94%) Line Management
8 4 (3.15%) Change Control
8 4 (3.15%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (3.15%) Data Security
8 4 (3.15%) Project Management
9 3 (2.36%) Validation
9 3 (2.36%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.75%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.30%) SQL
3 4 (3.15%) VBScript
4 3 (2.36%) Python
5 2 (1.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (25.98%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.32%) SC Cleared
2 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (15.75%) MCSE
4 15 (11.81%) MCP
5 9 (7.09%) CCNA
5 9 (7.09%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (7.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (5.51%) MCDST
7 6 (4.72%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.94%) Degree
8 5 (3.94%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (3.15%) ACTC
10 3 (2.36%) CISA
10 3 (2.36%) CISSP
10 3 (2.36%) MCSA
10 3 (2.36%) MCITP
11 2 (1.57%) VCP5
11 2 (1.57%) HND
11 2 (1.57%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) SLA
2 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (46.46%) Active Directory
2 35 (27.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.60%) Hyper-V
4 14 (11.02%) XenApp
4 14 (11.02%) vSphere
5 12 (9.45%) vCloud
6 7 (5.51%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.94%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.15%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (3.15%) UAG
8 4 (3.15%) Firmware
8 4 (3.15%) VMware ESX
8 4 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.15%) ProxySG
9 3 (2.36%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.57%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.57%) XenServer
11 1 (0.79%) NFS
11 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 40 (31.50%) SCCM
2 15 (11.81%) Backup Exec
3 11 (8.66%) WSUS
4 10 (7.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (5.51%) SCOM
5 7 (5.51%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (3.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (3.94%) Legato
7 4 (3.15%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.15%) Casper Suite
7 4 (3.15%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.36%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.57%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.57%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.57%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.79%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 58 (45.67%) Microsoft
2 57 (44.88%) VMware
3 29 (22.83%) Cisco
4 26 (20.47%) Citrix
5 25 (19.69%) McAfee
6 19 (14.96%) F5
7 17 (13.39%) Symantec
8 14 (11.02%) HP
9 11 (8.66%) Google
10 10 (7.87%) Lumension
11 8 (6.30%) Blue Coat
11 8 (6.30%) Adobe
11 8 (6.30%) CheckPoint
12 7 (5.51%) NetApp
12 7 (5.51%) Dell
12 7 (5.51%) Apple
12 7 (5.51%) Remedy
13 6 (4.72%) Websense
13 6 (4.72%) MobileIron
13 6 (4.72%) Meraki