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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 581 556 528
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -28
Contract jobs citing Sophos 39 62 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.28% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 35
Median daily rate £333 £225 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.77% -27.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £325 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £235 £328
% change year-on-year
+48.93% -28.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 9
Median hourly rate - £13.36 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.36 £11.25
% change year-on-year
- +18.71%
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
21939 22423 21523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.41% 44.79% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13740 13453 12373
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 1003 951
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

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 June 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 June 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 -13 12 £325 +49.42% 8
West Midlands -18 12 £325 +38.29% 3
South East -22 7 £333 +49.43% 4
North West -16 4 £350 +43.58% 1
East Midlands - 2 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +2 1 £425 - 3
South West - 1 £363 -
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 58 (74.36%) Windows
2 52 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 41 (52.56%) Microsoft
4 37 (47.44%) Windows Server
5 31 (39.74%) Citrix
6 29 (37.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (37.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (33.33%) VMware
8 25 (32.05%) DNS
9 24 (30.77%) DHCP
10 23 (29.49%) MS Exchange
10 23 (29.49%) Security Cleared
11 21 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (26.92%) Windows 7
11 21 (26.92%) ITIL
12 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (25.64%) XenApp
13 17 (21.79%) TCP/IP
13 17 (21.79%) Cisco
14 16 (20.51%) MS Office
14 16 (20.51%) SC Cleared
15 15 (19.23%) PowerShell
15 15 (19.23%) Migration
16 14 (17.95%) HP
16 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 13 (16.67%) SCCM
17 13 (16.67%) vSphere

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 23 (29.49%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 10 (12.82%) Skype for Business
5 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (5.13%) IBM Domino
7 4 (5.13%) IBM Notes
8 3 (3.85%) Apache
8 3 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.85%) IIS
9 2 (2.56%) ArcGIS
9 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
9 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (20.51%) MS Office
2 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Office 365
2 3 (3.85%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.05%) DNS
2 24 (30.77%) DHCP
3 17 (21.79%) TCP/IP
4 12 (15.38%) SAN
5 11 (14.10%) VPN
6 7 (8.97%) Firewall
6 7 (8.97%) NetScaler
7 6 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (7.69%) iSCSI
7 6 (7.69%) MPLS
7 6 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (7.69%) VoIP
8 5 (6.41%) LAN
8 5 (6.41%) Network Security
8 5 (6.41%) WAN
9 4 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.13%) Internet
10 2 (2.56%) VLAN
10 2 (2.56%) Wireless
11 1 (1.28%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.56%) GIS
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.28%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.69%) Back Office
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Military
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Support Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Desktop Support
4 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Author
5 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Technical Author
6 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.41%) Administrator
6 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Documentation Author
7 4 (5.13%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Dojo
1 2 (2.56%) GWT
1 2 (2.56%) J2EE
1 2 (2.56%) JSF
1 2 (2.56%) Web Services
1 2 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Replication
3 4 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.13%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) CESG
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) CMDB
5 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.28%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.28%) iPad
6 1 (1.28%) iPhone
6 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (74.36%) Windows
2 37 (47.44%) Windows Server
3 29 (37.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (37.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (26.92%) Windows 7
5 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.69%) Linux
6 6 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 6 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.28%) Android
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) ITIL
2 15 (19.23%) Migration
3 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.69%) Patch Management
3 6 (7.69%) Service Management
3 6 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (6.41%) Information Security
4 5 (6.41%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.13%) ITSM
5 4 (5.13%) Performance Optimisation
5 4 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 3 (3.85%) Security Management
6 3 (3.85%) System Testing
6 3 (3.85%) Threat Analysis
7 2 (2.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (2.56%) C
3 2 (2.56%) Java
3 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (29.49%) Security Cleared
2 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (20.51%) SC Cleared
4 12 (15.38%) MCSE
5 7 (8.97%) MCSA
5 7 (8.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.13%) CISSP
7 3 (3.85%) CISM
7 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.85%) MCP
8 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.56%) CCNA
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.28%) CCNP
9 1 (1.28%) Degree
9 1 (1.28%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) SLA
2 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.56%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (25.64%) XenApp
4 13 (16.67%) vSphere
5 10 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (10.26%) XenDesktop
7 6 (7.69%) UAG
7 6 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (7.69%) VMware ESX
8 5 (6.41%) Hyper-V
8 5 (6.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (5.13%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.28%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.28%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (16.67%) SCCM
2 8 (10.26%) SCOM
3 7 (8.97%) NetBackup
3 7 (8.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (6.41%) WSUS
5 3 (3.85%) EdgeSight
5 3 (3.85%) HP SIM
5 3 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.28%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.28%) DameWare
6 1 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 41 (52.56%) Microsoft
2 31 (39.74%) Citrix
3 26 (33.33%) VMware
4 17 (21.79%) Cisco
5 14 (17.95%) HP
6 11 (14.10%) Forcepoint
6 11 (14.10%) Oracle
6 11 (14.10%) Symantec
7 10 (12.82%) NetApp
8 9 (11.54%) Dell
9 8 (10.26%) AppSense
9 8 (10.26%) Kaspersky
10 7 (8.97%) EMC
10 7 (8.97%) SolarWinds
11 6 (7.69%) Altiris
12 5 (6.41%) Lumension
13 4 (5.13%) Avaya
13 4 (5.13%) Canon
13 4 (5.13%) CheckPoint
13 4 (5.13%) Lotus
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