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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 581 548 546
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -2
Contract jobs citing Sophos 32 57 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 23
Median daily rate £363 £210 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.61% -40.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £255 £341
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -25.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
Median hourly rate - £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.75 £11.25
% change year-on-year
- +13.31%
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
21786 22192 21681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.24% 45.06% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13701 13176 12536
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 1010 1012
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -3 11 £363 +93.33% 9
West Midlands -12 7 £185 -21.27% 1
Yorkshire 0 3 £438 -
South West -5 3 £160 - 2
South East -34 3 £375 +47.05% 5
East Midlands +8 2 £350 -6.66% 1
North West -19 2 - - 3
East of England +3 1 - -
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 54 (73.97%) Windows
2 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
3 37 (50.68%) Microsoft
4 34 (46.58%) Windows Server
5 25 (34.25%) Citrix
6 22 (30.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (28.77%) Windows 7
7 21 (28.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (27.40%) MS Office
8 20 (27.40%) VMware
9 19 (26.03%) DNS
10 18 (24.66%) ITIL
11 17 (23.29%) MS Exchange
11 17 (23.29%) DHCP
11 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
12 14 (19.18%) Cisco
12 14 (19.18%) XenApp
13 13 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (17.81%) HP
13 13 (17.81%) MCSE
13 13 (17.81%) Oracle
13 13 (17.81%) Migration
14 12 (16.44%) SCCM
15 11 (15.07%) Forcepoint
15 11 (15.07%) NetApp
16 10 (13.70%) VPN
16 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
16 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared

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 17 (23.29%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (8.22%) IIS
4 5 (6.85%) Apache
4 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.48%) Skype for Business
6 3 (4.11%) ArcGIS
6 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.11%) IBM Domino
6 3 (4.11%) IBM Notes
6 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (27.40%) MS Office
2 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Office 365
2 3 (4.11%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) DNS
2 17 (23.29%) DHCP
3 10 (13.70%) VPN
4 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (9.59%) NetScaler
6 5 (6.85%) Firewall
6 5 (6.85%) Internet
6 5 (6.85%) LAN
6 5 (6.85%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (6.85%) SAN
6 5 (6.85%) VoIP
6 5 (6.85%) WAN
7 4 (5.48%) Network Security
8 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.74%) VLAN
8 2 (2.74%) Wireless
9 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.37%) ISDN
9 1 (1.37%) PBX
9 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.11%) GIS
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) ClearCase
1 3 (4.11%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (5.48%) Banking
1 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.37%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Military
2 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Analyst
2 13 (17.81%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Desktop Support
4 8 (10.96%) Support Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Author
6 6 (8.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) IT Support
6 6 (8.22%) Technical Author
7 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.85%) IT Support Manager
7 5 (6.85%) Senior IT Manager
7 5 (6.85%) Senior IT Support
7 5 (6.85%) Senior Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) Web Services
2 3 (4.11%) Dojo
2 3 (4.11%) GWT
2 3 (4.11%) J2EE
2 3 (4.11%) JSF
2 3 (4.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.48%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) CMDB
5 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.37%) CESG
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) iPhone
6 1 (1.37%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (73.97%) Windows
2 34 (46.58%) Windows Server
3 21 (28.77%) Windows 7
3 21 (28.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.96%) Linux
6 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.85%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.48%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.74%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.74%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.37%) Android
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) Migration
3 6 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (8.22%) ITIL V3
3 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
3 6 (8.22%) Patch Management
4 5 (6.85%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.48%) ITSM
5 4 (5.48%) Performance Optimisation
5 4 (5.48%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.48%) Service Management
6 3 (4.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (4.11%) Image Processing
6 3 (4.11%) Process Management
6 3 (4.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (4.11%) System Testing
6 3 (4.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.85%) C
2 5 (6.85%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) Java
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (30.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
3 13 (17.81%) MCSE
4 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.96%) MCSA
5 8 (10.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.11%) CISSP
6 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.11%) ISTQB
6 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.11%) MCP
7 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.74%) CCNA
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.74%) CISM
7 2 (2.74%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.37%) Degree
8 1 (1.37%) GIAC
8 1 (1.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) SLA
2 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.37%) JSP 440
System Software
1 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.18%) XenApp
3 13 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (12.33%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (10.96%) vSphere
5 8 (10.96%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.22%) VMware ESX
7 5 (6.85%) Hyper-V
7 5 (6.85%) UAG
8 4 (5.48%) BitLocker
8 4 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) SCCM
2 6 (8.22%) SCOM
2 6 (8.22%) WSUS
3 3 (4.11%) EdgeSight
3 3 (4.11%) HP SIM
3 3 (4.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.74%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.74%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.37%) DameWare
5 1 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.37%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.37%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 37 (50.68%) Microsoft
2 25 (34.25%) Citrix
3 20 (27.40%) VMware
4 14 (19.18%) Cisco
5 13 (17.81%) HP
5 13 (17.81%) Oracle
6 11 (15.07%) Forcepoint
6 11 (15.07%) NetApp
7 8 (10.96%) Dell
7 8 (10.96%) Kaspersky
8 7 (9.59%) AppSense
8 7 (9.59%) SolarWinds
9 6 (8.22%) Altiris
9 6 (8.22%) Lumension
10 5 (6.85%) Symantec
11 4 (5.48%) Canon
12 3 (4.11%) Apple
12 3 (4.11%) Avaya
12 3 (4.11%) ESRI
12 3 (4.11%) Lotus
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