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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 533 489 517
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +28
Contract jobs citing Sophos 57 97 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.19% 0.086%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.42% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 20
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£225 £319 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +82.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £159 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £463 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £325 £175
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +85.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £8.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £23.45 £49.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -59.61%
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
23242 23019 21938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.82% 45.54% 46.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14080 13196 12462
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1040 1023
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -5 19 £225 -34.78% 7
North West -31 14 £259 +47.85% 1
South East -38 10 £170 -45.16% 32
East of England 0 5 £175 -53.33% 2
East Midlands -6 4 - - 2
West Midlands +9 2 £305 +60.52% 1
Yorkshire -31 2 - - 2
North East -30 1 - - 1
Sophos
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Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 95 (79.83%) Windows
2 59 (49.58%) VMware
3 51 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 42 (35.29%) Windows 7
5 41 (34.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (33.61%) ITIL
7 39 (32.77%) Active Directory
8 31 (26.05%) Citrix
9 30 (25.21%) Cisco
9 30 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (24.37%) Security Cleared
11 26 (21.85%) Firewall
12 25 (21.01%) SCCM
13 24 (20.17%) MS Exchange
14 23 (19.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (19.33%) Symantec
14 23 (19.33%) McAfee
15 22 (18.49%) DHCP
15 22 (18.49%) DNS
15 22 (18.49%) SAN
16 20 (16.81%) SCOM
16 20 (16.81%) Backup Exec
16 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2010
18 18 (15.13%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (15.13%) HP
19 17 (14.29%) vSphere
20 16 (13.45%) SC Cleared
20 16 (13.45%) MS Excel
20 16 (13.45%) Blackberry

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 24 (20.17%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.40%) IIS
4 8 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.72%) Lync
5 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.36%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.68%) WorkSite
8 2 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.68%) TPMS
9 1 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 16 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.68%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) Office 365
2 4 (3.36%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.84%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.85%) Firewall
2 22 (18.49%) DNS
2 22 (18.49%) SAN
2 22 (18.49%) DHCP
3 12 (10.08%) Network Security
4 10 (8.40%) VPN
5 9 (7.56%) Wireless
6 7 (5.88%) LAN
6 7 (5.88%) WAN
6 7 (5.88%) Internet
7 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.36%) NAS
10 3 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.52%) Wireshark
10 3 (2.52%) LDAP
10 3 (2.52%) VoIP
11 2 (1.68%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.68%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.84%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.36%) Law
3 3 (2.52%) Finance
3 3 (2.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (25.21%) Support Engineer
2 22 (18.49%) 3rd Line Support
3 19 (15.97%) Analyst
4 17 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 14 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (10.92%) Support Analyst
7 12 (10.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.72%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.72%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (6.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Network Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.04%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Project Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Consultant
12 4 (3.36%) Security Consultant
12 4 (3.36%) Server Engineer
12 4 (3.36%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.52%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.68%) Middleware
2 2 (1.68%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.84%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.56%) Clustering
3 7 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.36%) iPad
5 4 (3.36%) PKI
6 2 (1.68%) Informatics
6 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.84%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.84%) Replication
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 95 (79.83%) Windows
2 42 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 41 (34.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (19.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (11.76%) Linux
7 11 (9.24%) Windows 8
8 9 (7.56%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.20%) UNIX
10 4 (3.36%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.52%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.52%) Android
11 3 (2.52%) VMS
11 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.61%) ITIL
2 9 (7.56%) Asset Management
2 9 (7.56%) Time Management
3 7 (5.88%) Change Management
3 7 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 6 (5.04%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (5.04%) Migration
4 6 (5.04%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.20%) Load Balancing
5 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2
5 5 (4.20%) Change Control
5 5 (4.20%) Patch Management
6 4 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.36%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.52%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (2.52%) Waterfall
7 3 (2.52%) Information Security
7 3 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.61%) SQL
2 8 (6.72%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.52%) VBScript
4 2 (1.68%) VB
4 2 (1.68%) Java
4 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (24.37%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (13.45%) SC Cleared
4 13 (10.92%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (10.92%) CCNA
5 12 (10.08%) MCSE
6 9 (7.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (6.72%) MCDST
8 7 (5.88%) CCA
8 7 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (5.04%) MCSA
9 6 (5.04%) MCP
10 4 (3.36%) HND
10 4 (3.36%) MCITP
11 3 (2.52%) Degree
11 3 (2.52%) GIAC
11 3 (2.52%) CISSP
11 3 (2.52%) MCTS
12 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (32.77%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.29%) vSphere
4 11 (9.24%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.24%) XenApp
5 9 (7.56%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.88%) VMware ESX
7 6 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.36%) NFS
9 3 (2.52%) Samba
9 3 (2.52%) vCloud
10 2 (1.68%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.68%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.84%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (21.01%) SCCM
2 20 (16.81%) SCOM
2 20 (16.81%) Backup Exec
3 13 (10.92%) WSUS
3 13 (10.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (7.56%) NetBackup
5 6 (5.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (3.36%) AirWatch
6 4 (3.36%) Nagios
6 4 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (3.36%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.68%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.68%) OPNET
8 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (1.68%) Opsview
9 1 (0.84%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.84%) vMotion
9 1 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 59 (49.58%) VMware
2 51 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 31 (26.05%) Citrix
4 30 (25.21%) Cisco
5 23 (19.33%) Symantec
5 23 (19.33%) McAfee
6 18 (15.13%) HP
7 11 (9.24%) CheckPoint
8 10 (8.40%) Dell
8 10 (8.40%) Veritas
9 9 (7.56%) F5
10 8 (6.72%) Panasonic
11 7 (5.88%) NetApp
11 7 (5.88%) Kaspersky
11 7 (5.88%) Meraki
12 5 (4.20%) Veeam
12 5 (4.20%) LANDesk
13 4 (3.36%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (3.36%) Juniper
13 4 (3.36%) Apple
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