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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 582 603 514
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -89
Contract jobs citing Sophos 44 48 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.091% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.21% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 39
Median daily rate £325 £225 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £149 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £396 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £225 £335
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -32.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 14
Median hourly rate £27.50 £12.36 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.58% +17.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £12.36 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+41.64% +17.66%
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
21967 22802 23784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.67% 43.26% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13575 13737 13683
Median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 766 986 1100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -6.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sophos across the England region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Sophos Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 September 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
South East +28 15 £325 +41.30% 15
London -2 14 £480 +113.33% 3
West Midlands -16 5 £400 +31.14%
South West - 4 £240 - 4
North West +16 3 £300 +140.00% 1
East of England +10 3 £197 -14.34%
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (70.73%) Windows
2 47 (57.32%) Active Directory
3 35 (42.68%) Microsoft
3 35 (42.68%) VMware
4 32 (39.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (39.02%) Windows Server
5 30 (36.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (32.93%) Cisco
7 24 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (26.83%) Citrix
9 20 (24.39%) MS Excel
9 20 (24.39%) MS Exchange
10 19 (23.17%) DHCP
10 19 (23.17%) DNS
10 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
11 17 (20.73%) SCCM
11 17 (20.73%) XenApp
12 16 (19.51%) SAN
12 16 (19.51%) ITIL
12 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
13 15 (18.29%) MS Office
13 15 (18.29%) Firewall
14 14 (17.07%) Symantec
14 14 (17.07%) Windows 7
15 13 (15.85%) SQL
15 13 (15.85%) SharePoint
15 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
15 13 (15.85%) HP
16 12 (14.63%) Replication

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 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.85%) SharePoint
3 10 (12.20%) Skype for Business
4 9 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (8.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.44%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.44%) IIS
8 1 (1.22%) Apache
8 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 15 (18.29%) MS Office
3 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Office 365
2 4 (4.88%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.17%) DHCP
1 19 (23.17%) DNS
2 16 (19.51%) SAN
3 15 (18.29%) Firewall
4 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
5 10 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (9.76%) MPLS
6 8 (9.76%) VPN
7 7 (8.54%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (8.54%) iSCSI
8 6 (7.32%) WAN
9 5 (6.10%) Internet
9 5 (6.10%) Network Security
10 4 (4.88%) LAN
10 4 (4.88%) Wireless
11 3 (3.66%) NetScaler
11 3 (3.66%) VoIP
12 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
12 2 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MSI
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Back Office
3 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Legal
4 3 (3.66%) Marketing
5 2 (2.44%) Military
6 1 (1.22%) Electronics
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (28.05%) Analyst
2 10 (12.20%) Administrator
2 10 (12.20%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (10.98%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Security Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Senior Salesforce.com Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) .NET
1 5 (6.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Replication
2 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.10%) Clustering
5 3 (3.66%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.66%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.66%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.44%) CESG
6 2 (2.44%) Copywriting
6 2 (2.44%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.44%) iPad
6 2 (2.44%) iPhone
6 2 (2.44%) Social Media
7 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (70.73%) Windows
2 32 (39.02%) Windows Server
2 32 (39.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (36.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (9.76%) Linux
7 7 (8.54%) Windows 8
8 6 (7.32%) Unix
9 5 (6.10%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.66%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.66%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.66%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.22%) Android
11 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.51%) ITIL
2 8 (9.76%) Project Management
3 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
3 7 (8.54%) Information Security
3 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
4 6 (7.32%) High Availability
5 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.10%) Integration Testing
5 5 (6.10%) Line Management
5 5 (6.10%) Patch Management
5 5 (6.10%) Regression Testing
5 5 (6.10%) Unit Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (4.88%) Investment Management
6 4 (4.88%) Migration
7 3 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (3.66%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (3.66%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.66%) System Testing
7 3 (3.66%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.85%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.10%) Apex Code
3 5 (6.10%) C#
3 5 (6.10%) Perl
3 5 (6.10%) Python
4 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.41%) MCSE
5 8 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (7.32%) CISSP
6 6 (7.32%) MCP
7 5 (6.10%) CISM
7 5 (6.10%) MCSA
8 3 (3.66%) CCNA
8 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.44%) SANS
10 1 (1.22%) CCNP
10 1 (1.22%) Degree
10 1 (1.22%) GIAC
10 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) SLA
2 5 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.44%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (57.32%) Active Directory
2 24 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (20.73%) XenApp
4 10 (12.20%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (12.20%) vSphere
5 4 (4.88%) Terminal Services
5 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.88%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.44%) UAG
7 1 (1.22%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.22%) Firmware
7 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (20.73%) SCCM
2 9 (10.98%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (10.98%) SCOM
3 8 (9.76%) NetBackup
4 5 (6.10%) HP SIM
4 5 (6.10%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 5 (6.10%) WSUS
5 4 (4.88%) Casper Suite
5 4 (4.88%) EdgeSight
5 4 (4.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.66%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.44%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.22%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.22%) SafeCom
8 1 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 35 (42.68%) Microsoft
1 35 (42.68%) VMware
2 27 (32.93%) Cisco
3 22 (26.83%) Citrix
4 14 (17.07%) Symantec
5 13 (15.85%) HP
6 9 (10.98%) Apple
7 8 (9.76%) EMC
7 8 (9.76%) Forcepoint
7 8 (9.76%) SolarWinds
8 7 (8.54%) CheckPoint
8 7 (8.54%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (8.54%) Veeam
9 5 (6.10%) Dell
9 5 (6.10%) Intel Security
9 5 (6.10%) Juniper
9 5 (6.10%) NetApp
10 4 (4.88%) Avaya
10 4 (4.88%) Kaspersky
10 4 (4.88%) Oracle
Teddington, Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago