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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 559 579 529
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -50
Contract jobs citing Sophos 55 36 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.072% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.17% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 49
Median daily rate £320 £225 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% -34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £120 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Median hourly rate £21.50 £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% -47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £9.00 £18.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £9.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+63.88% -48.57%
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
21058 21270 23397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.38% 42.49% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12962 12663 14084
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 898 1153
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +25 19 £250 -12.28% 6
London +6 14 £250 -0.99% 9
North West +12 6 £399 +232.29% 2
South West +12 6 £320 -4.47% 1
East of England +10 6 £550 +76.00%
East Midlands -4 3 £450 +190.32%
West Midlands -30 1 - - 1
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 64 (71.11%) Windows
2 60 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 45 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 41 (45.56%) VMware
5 35 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (36.67%) Windows Server
7 31 (34.44%) Cisco
8 26 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (27.78%) Citrix
9 25 (27.78%) ITIL
9 25 (27.78%) MS Excel
10 23 (25.56%) MS Exchange
11 21 (23.33%) DNS
11 21 (23.33%) Firewall
12 20 (22.22%) DHCP
12 20 (22.22%) Windows 7
13 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
13 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
14 18 (20.00%) SCCM
14 18 (20.00%) SAN
15 17 (18.89%) SharePoint
16 16 (17.78%) SQL
16 16 (17.78%) HP
16 16 (17.78%) XenApp
17 15 (16.67%) PowerShell
17 15 (16.67%) Symantec
18 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (15.56%) TCP/IP
19 13 (14.44%) 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 23 (25.56%) MS Exchange
2 17 (18.89%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 9 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (7.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (5.56%) IIS
7 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.11%) Apache
10 1 (1.11%) IBM Domino
10 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.44%) MS Office
3 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Office 365
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.33%) IaaS
4 1 (1.11%) G Suite
4 1 (1.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.33%) DNS
1 21 (23.33%) Firewall
2 20 (22.22%) DHCP
3 18 (20.00%) SAN
4 14 (15.56%) TCP/IP
5 10 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (8.89%) MPLS
6 8 (8.89%) VPN
6 8 (8.89%) WAN
7 7 (7.78%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (7.78%) Internet
7 7 (7.78%) iSCSI
7 7 (7.78%) LAN
7 7 (7.78%) VoIP
8 5 (5.56%) IP Telephony
8 5 (5.56%) Wireless
9 2 (2.22%) IPv4
9 2 (2.22%) Network Security
9 2 (2.22%) SMTP
9 2 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MSI
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Back Office
2 8 (8.89%) Legal
2 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.44%) Marketing
3 4 (4.44%) Military
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.11%) Local Government
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (20.00%) Analyst
2 12 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 11 (12.22%) Administrator
4 10 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (7.78%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (7.78%) Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Salesforce Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Senior .NET Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Senior Salesforce Developer
6 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.67%) Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) .NET
1 7 (7.78%) Middleware
2 2 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (1.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Replication
2 9 (10.00%) Clustering
2 9 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 6 (6.67%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.44%) CESG
5 4 (4.44%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.22%) Copywriting
7 2 (2.22%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.22%) iPad
7 2 (2.22%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.22%) Social Media
7 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.11%) EPoS
8 1 (1.11%) iPhone
8 1 (1.11%) NHS
8 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 64 (71.11%) Windows
2 35 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (36.67%) Windows Server
3 33 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (12.22%) Linux
7 10 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 7 (7.78%) Unix
9 6 (6.67%) Windows 10
10 5 (5.56%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.33%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.22%) Android
12 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.78%) ITIL
2 13 (14.44%) Service Delivery
3 11 (12.22%) Project Management
4 9 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.89%) High Availability
6 7 (7.78%) Information Security
6 7 (7.78%) Integration Testing
6 7 (7.78%) Line Management
6 7 (7.78%) Regression Testing
6 7 (7.78%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.67%) Change Management
7 6 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.67%) SIEM
8 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (5.56%) Patch Management
9 4 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (4.44%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.44%) Service Management
10 3 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.78%) SQL
2 15 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.89%) Python
4 7 (7.78%) Apex Code
4 7 (7.78%) C#
4 7 (7.78%) Perl
5 4 (4.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.11%) C++
6 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (12.22%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (12.22%) MCSE
4 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.78%) MCP
6 6 (6.67%) MCSA
7 5 (5.56%) CCNA
7 5 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.22%) CISM
9 2 (2.22%) CISSP
9 2 (2.22%) SANS
10 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.11%) Degree
10 1 (1.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) SLA
2 4 (4.44%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 26 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.78%) XenApp
4 13 (14.44%) vSphere
5 9 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (7.78%) Terminal Services
7 5 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.44%) Firmware
8 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
8 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.11%) UAG
10 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (20.00%) SCCM
2 12 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (8.89%) NetBackup
4 7 (7.78%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 7 (7.78%) WSUS
5 6 (6.67%) SCOM
6 4 (4.44%) Casper Suite
6 4 (4.44%) EdgeSight
6 4 (4.44%) SafeCom
6 4 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (2.22%) AirWatch
7 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.22%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.22%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (2.22%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.22%) SCSM
8 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 45 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (45.56%) VMware
3 31 (34.44%) Cisco
4 25 (27.78%) Citrix
5 16 (17.78%) HP
6 15 (16.67%) Symantec
7 12 (13.33%) Forcepoint
8 9 (10.00%) Apple
8 9 (10.00%) Dell
8 9 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (10.00%) Veeam
9 7 (7.78%) EMC
10 6 (6.67%) CheckPoint
11 5 (5.56%) Juniper
11 5 (5.56%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.44%) 3PAR
12 4 (4.44%) Palo Alto
12 4 (4.44%) Qualys
12 4 (4.44%) Splunk
13 3 (3.33%) NetApp
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