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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 514 520 451
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -69
Contract jobs citing Sophos 75 39 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.083% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.18% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 19 37
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £379 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Average hourly rate £18.19 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.26% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.24 £11.00 £14.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £25.05 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.69 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+24.60% -6.25%
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
22961 21811 21448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.52% 46.18% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13942 12692 11463
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1036 1320
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.08 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +38 38 £270 -5.26% 9
South East -9 17 £350 +75.00% 3
East of England -8 11 £210 +27.27% 3
West Midlands -15 4 £318 -2.30% 1
South West -28 3 £213 -20.93%
Yorkshire -9 2 - -
North West - - - -
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 138 (83.13%) Windows
2 90 (54.22%) Active Directory
3 86 (51.81%) Microsoft
4 76 (45.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (44.58%) VMware
6 69 (41.57%) MS Exchange
7 62 (37.35%) Security Cleared
7 62 (37.35%) SCCM
8 55 (33.13%) McAfee
9 53 (31.93%) Windows 7
10 50 (30.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (26.51%) ITIL
12 42 (25.30%) SC Cleared
13 40 (24.10%) Exchange Server 2003
14 39 (23.49%) MS Office
14 39 (23.49%) DNS
15 38 (22.89%) Firewall
15 38 (22.89%) Exchange Server 2010
16 36 (21.69%) DHCP
17 35 (21.08%) Symantec
17 35 (21.08%) Hyper-V
18 34 (20.48%) HP
18 34 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
18 34 (20.48%) MS Excel
19 33 (19.88%) Citrix
20 32 (19.28%) MCSE
21 31 (18.67%) PowerShell
22 30 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
22 30 (18.07%) Backup Exec
23 29 (17.47%) vSphere

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 69 (41.57%) MS Exchange
2 40 (24.10%) Exchange Server 2003
3 38 (22.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (9.64%) SharePoint
5 12 (7.23%) Lync
6 10 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (4.22%) IIS
8 3 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.81%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.60%) Moodle
10 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 39 (23.49%) MS Office
2 34 (20.48%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.61%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.61%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.60%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.49%) DNS
2 38 (22.89%) Firewall
3 36 (21.69%) DHCP
4 28 (16.87%) VPN
5 21 (12.65%) SAN
6 18 (10.84%) TCP/IP
7 14 (8.43%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (5.42%) LAN
8 9 (5.42%) WAN
9 8 (4.82%) VLAN
10 6 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.41%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.81%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.81%) Internet
13 2 (1.20%) SNMP
13 2 (1.20%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.20%) PBX
13 2 (1.20%) VoIP
13 2 (1.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.81%) MySQL
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.60%) MS Access
5 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (11.45%) Finance
2 9 (5.42%) Legal
3 6 (3.61%) Law
3 6 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.81%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Front Office
6 1 (0.60%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (12.65%) Support Engineer
1 21 (12.65%) Wintel Engineer
2 20 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (11.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 18 (10.84%) Desktop Support
4 18 (10.84%) Analyst
5 17 (10.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 11 (6.63%) Team Leader
6 11 (6.63%) Rollout Engineer
6 11 (6.63%) Consultant
7 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 9 (5.42%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.82%) Server Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Architect
10 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Technician
11 5 (3.01%) Security Specialist
11 5 (3.01%) Network Engineer
11 5 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.81%) LAMP
1 3 (1.81%) Middleware
2 1 (0.60%) jQuery
2 1 (0.60%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.60%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.60%) Flash
2 1 (0.60%) HTML
2 1 (0.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.45%) Blackberry
2 17 (10.24%) Clustering
3 13 (7.83%) PKI
3 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.61%) CESG
4 6 (3.61%) iPad
5 5 (3.01%) Replication
6 4 (2.41%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.41%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.81%) Open Source
7 3 (1.81%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.20%) Statistics
8 2 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.20%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (1.20%) iPhone
9 1 (0.60%) Kindle
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 138 (83.13%) Windows
2 76 (45.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (31.93%) Windows 7
4 30 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (13.86%) Linux
6 20 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (10.84%) Windows XP
8 12 (7.23%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.82%) Windows Vista
9 8 (4.82%) Android
10 6 (3.61%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.01%) Windows Phone
11 5 (3.01%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.41%) UNIX
12 4 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.81%) Solaris
14 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.51%) ITIL
2 13 (7.83%) Service Management
2 13 (7.83%) Service Delivery
3 12 (7.23%) Line Management
4 11 (6.63%) Change Management
4 11 (6.63%) Change Control
5 8 (4.82%) Migration
5 8 (4.82%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (4.22%) Incident Management
7 6 (3.61%) Asset Management
7 6 (3.61%) Information Security
7 6 (3.61%) Validation
7 6 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.01%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.01%) Security Management
8 5 (3.01%) Time Management
8 5 (3.01%) Operations Management
8 5 (3.01%) Information Management
8 5 (3.01%) Network Design
9 4 (2.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.67%) PowerShell
2 22 (13.25%) SQL
3 8 (4.82%) VBScript
4 6 (3.61%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.81%) C
6 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (37.35%) Security Cleared
2 42 (25.30%) SC Cleared
3 34 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (19.28%) MCSE
5 21 (12.65%) MCP
6 18 (10.84%) DV Cleared
7 11 (6.63%) MCITP
8 9 (5.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (4.22%) CCNA
9 7 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (3.61%) MCDST
11 5 (3.01%) MCSA
11 5 (3.01%) CISSP
12 4 (2.41%) CCA
12 4 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.41%) MCTS
12 4 (2.41%) Degree
12 4 (2.41%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (1.81%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 90 (54.22%) Active Directory
2 50 (30.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (21.08%) Hyper-V
4 29 (17.47%) vSphere
5 24 (14.46%) vCloud
6 15 (9.04%) VMware ESX
7 10 (6.02%) XenApp
8 8 (4.82%) Firmware
9 5 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.41%) XenServer
10 4 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.81%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.81%) NFS
12 2 (1.20%) UAG
13 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 62 (37.35%) SCCM
2 30 (18.07%) Backup Exec
3 24 (14.46%) McAfee ePO
4 21 (12.65%) SCOM
5 20 (12.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (7.83%) SCDPM
7 8 (4.82%) NetBackup
7 8 (4.82%) SCVMM
8 6 (3.61%) WSUS
9 4 (2.41%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (1.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.81%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (1.81%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (1.20%) Legato
11 2 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.60%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 86 (51.81%) Microsoft
2 74 (44.58%) VMware
3 55 (33.13%) McAfee
4 35 (21.08%) Symantec
5 34 (20.48%) HP
6 33 (19.88%) Citrix
7 27 (16.27%) Lumension
8 26 (15.66%) Cisco
9 22 (13.25%) F5
10 12 (7.23%) Google
11 9 (5.42%) Altiris
11 9 (5.42%) Veritas
12 8 (4.82%) Dell
12 8 (4.82%) EMC
12 8 (4.82%) Apple
13 6 (3.61%) SonicWALL
13 6 (3.61%) Acronis
14 5 (3.01%) Panasonic
14 5 (3.01%) Veeam
14 5 (3.01%) NetApp
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