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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
UK / England
Rank 523 567 529
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -38
Contract jobs citing Sophos 50 43 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.090% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 42
Median daily rate £345 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £378 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £221 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £17.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -17.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.10 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £14.90 £22.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.62
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.70%

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
18587 20547 21809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.40% 43.03% 45.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11683 12479 12774
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 788 912
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +26 22 £350 -4.10% 3
South East +22 11 £375 +25.00% 12
South West +7 6 £153 -55.79% 3
Yorkshire +15 5 £425 +9.67%
East of England +6 4 £323 - 2
East Midlands +2 1 - -
West Midlands +1 1 £120 -31.42%
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 71 (65.14%) Windows
1 71 (65.14%) Active Directory
2 54 (49.54%) Microsoft
3 42 (38.53%) Windows Server
4 37 (33.94%) VMware
5 34 (31.19%) Cisco
6 33 (30.28%) Firewall
7 32 (29.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (27.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (23.85%) ITIL
10 25 (22.94%) Windows 7
11 24 (22.02%) Citrix
11 24 (22.02%) MS Excel
11 24 (22.02%) HP
12 21 (19.27%) Legal
13 20 (18.35%) MS Exchange
13 20 (18.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (17.43%) Finance
15 18 (16.51%) SAN
16 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
16 17 (15.60%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (14.68%) Dell
17 16 (14.68%) Project Management
18 15 (13.76%) VPN
18 15 (13.76%) DNS
18 15 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (13.76%) Office 365
19 14 (12.84%) SCCM
19 14 (12.84%) DHCP
19 14 (12.84%) MS Office

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 20 (18.35%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.93%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.50%) IIS
4 6 (5.50%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.92%) Apache
8 1 (0.92%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.92%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 24 (22.02%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.84%) MS Office
3 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.92%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) Office 365
2 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.67%) IaaS
4 4 (3.67%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.92%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 33 (30.28%) Firewall
2 18 (16.51%) SAN
3 17 (15.60%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (13.76%) DNS
4 15 (13.76%) VPN
5 14 (12.84%) DHCP
6 12 (11.01%) LAN
7 10 (9.17%) Network Security
7 10 (9.17%) WAN
8 9 (8.26%) Internet
8 9 (8.26%) Wireless
9 7 (6.42%) VoIP
10 6 (5.50%) IP Telephony
10 6 (5.50%) IPv4
10 6 (5.50%) SSL
11 5 (4.59%) NAS
11 5 (4.59%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.67%) IPv6
13 3 (2.75%) SMTP
13 3 (2.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.92%) DB2
3 1 (0.92%) MySQL
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.92%) NetBeans
General
1 21 (19.27%) Legal
2 19 (17.43%) Finance
3 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.59%) Retail
5 3 (2.75%) Marketing
6 2 (1.83%) Back Office
6 2 (1.83%) Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Local Government
6 2 (1.83%) Military
7 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (22.94%) Analyst
2 13 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (11.93%) Support Analyst
3 9 (8.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (8.26%) Consultant
3 9 (8.26%) IT Support
4 8 (7.34%) Administrator
4 8 (7.34%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.42%) .NET Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Developer
5 7 (6.42%) IT Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Salesforce Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Senior .NET Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Senior Salesforce Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Service Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) .NET
1 7 (6.42%) Middleware
2 2 (1.83%) WAP
2 2 (1.83%) Web Services
3 1 (0.92%) HTML
3 1 (0.92%) ODBC
3 1 (0.92%) XML
3 1 (0.92%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.17%) Clustering
3 7 (6.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.67%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.67%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.67%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.75%) Replication
7 2 (1.83%) CESG
7 2 (1.83%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.83%) Social Media
8 1 (0.92%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.92%) EPoS
8 1 (0.92%) iPad
8 1 (0.92%) iSeries
8 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 71 (65.14%) Windows
2 42 (38.53%) Windows Server
3 32 (29.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (27.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (22.94%) Windows 7
6 20 (18.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (11.01%) Linux
8 9 (8.26%) Unix
8 9 (8.26%) Windows XP
9 8 (7.34%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.83%) Android
10 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) ITIL
2 16 (14.68%) Project Management
3 13 (11.93%) Service Delivery
4 9 (8.26%) Configuration Management
4 9 (8.26%) SIEM
5 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.34%) High Availability
5 8 (7.34%) Information Security
6 7 (6.42%) Integration Testing
6 7 (6.42%) Line Management
6 7 (6.42%) Regression Testing
6 7 (6.42%) Unit Testing
7 6 (5.50%) Asset Management
7 6 (5.50%) Change Management
7 6 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (5.50%) Migration
8 5 (4.59%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (4.59%) Patch Management
8 5 (4.59%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.17%) SQL
2 9 (8.26%) Python
3 7 (6.42%) Apex Code
3 7 (6.42%) C#
3 7 (6.42%) Perl
4 6 (5.50%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.92%) C
6 1 (0.92%) C++
6 1 (0.92%) Java
6 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.92%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (11.93%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.17%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (9.17%) MCSE
3 6 (5.50%) MCP
3 6 (5.50%) MCSA
4 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.67%) CCNA
6 3 (2.75%) CEH
6 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.75%) GCWN
6 3 (2.75%) GISF
6 3 (2.75%) SSCP
7 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.83%) MCSD
8 1 (0.92%) CCNP
8 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.92%) Degree
8 1 (0.92%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) SLA
2 6 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.67%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.83%) JSP 440
System Software
1 71 (65.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.26%) Terminal Services
3 9 (8.26%) XenApp
4 8 (7.34%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.34%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (7.34%) vSphere
5 6 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (3.67%) Firmware
6 4 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.67%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.75%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.83%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (12.84%) SCCM
2 10 (9.17%) WSUS
3 7 (6.42%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 6 (5.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (5.50%) SCOM
5 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (3.67%) EdgeSight
6 4 (3.67%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (3.67%) SafeCom
6 4 (3.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.75%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.83%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (1.83%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.83%) SCSM
8 2 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.92%) DameWare
Vendors
1 54 (49.54%) Microsoft
2 37 (33.94%) VMware
3 34 (31.19%) Cisco
4 24 (22.02%) Citrix
4 24 (22.02%) HP
5 16 (14.68%) Dell
6 14 (12.84%) Forcepoint
7 10 (9.17%) Symantec
8 9 (8.26%) Apple
8 9 (8.26%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (6.42%) Avaya
9 7 (6.42%) Meraki
10 6 (5.50%) CheckPoint
10 6 (5.50%) Fortinet
10 6 (5.50%) Veeam
11 5 (4.59%) Acronis
11 5 (4.59%) NetApp
11 5 (4.59%) Oracle
12 4 (3.67%) Rackspace
12 4 (3.67%) Splunk