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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 493 505 456
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -49
Contract jobs citing Sophos 64 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.076% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.17% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 17 26
Average daily rate
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£333 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -10.93%
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
20941 20363 19274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.94% 45.67% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12460 11591 10375
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £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 918 910 1252
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +26 29 £270 -7.69% 14
South East -2 16 £350 -7.89% 8
East of England +7 8 £265 - 4
South West -20 5 £450 +24.13%
West Midlands - 4 £318 - 1
Yorkshire -9 2 - - 3
North West - - - - 6
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 129 (87.76%) Windows
2 75 (51.02%) Active Directory
3 74 (50.34%) Microsoft
4 68 (46.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (45.58%) VMware
6 61 (41.50%) Security Cleared
7 57 (38.78%) MS Exchange
8 51 (34.69%) Windows 7
9 50 (34.01%) SCCM
10 44 (29.93%) McAfee
10 44 (29.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 42 (28.57%) ITIL
11 42 (28.57%) Firewall
12 41 (27.89%) SC Cleared
13 40 (27.21%) MS Office
14 37 (25.17%) Exchange Server 2003
15 35 (23.81%) MS Excel
15 35 (23.81%) DNS
16 34 (23.13%) DHCP
17 32 (21.77%) HP
17 32 (21.77%) Exchange Server 2010
18 31 (21.09%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (20.41%) MCSE
19 30 (20.41%) Hyper-V
20 29 (19.73%) Citrix
20 29 (19.73%) Symantec
21 28 (19.05%) VPN
22 27 (18.37%) Cisco
22 27 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
22 27 (18.37%) Backup Exec

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 57 (38.78%) MS Exchange
2 37 (25.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 32 (21.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
5 13 (8.84%) Lync
6 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (4.08%) IIS
8 6 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.04%) WebSphere
9 3 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (2.04%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.68%) Apache
11 1 (0.68%) Moodle
Applications
1 40 (27.21%) MS Office
2 35 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.40%) MS Project
3 5 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Office 365
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (28.57%) Firewall
2 35 (23.81%) DNS
3 34 (23.13%) DHCP
4 28 (19.05%) VPN
5 17 (11.56%) TCP/IP
6 16 (10.88%) SAN
7 15 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (4.76%) VLAN
8 7 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (4.08%) LAN
9 6 (4.08%) WAN
10 4 (2.72%) Network Security
10 4 (2.72%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.04%) Wireless
11 3 (2.04%) Internet
11 3 (2.04%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.36%) NAS
12 2 (1.36%) LDAP
12 2 (1.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.04%) MySQL
5 2 (1.36%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.68%) MS Access
6 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (7.48%) Finance
2 7 (4.76%) Legal
3 5 (3.40%) Law
3 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 19 (12.93%) Desktop Engineer
3 18 (12.24%) Desktop Support
4 17 (11.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 17 (11.56%) Analyst
4 17 (11.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Rollout Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Team Leader
8 9 (6.12%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 9 (6.12%) Server Engineer
9 8 (5.44%) Consultant
10 7 (4.76%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.08%) Network Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Technician
13 4 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
13 4 (2.72%) Deployment Engineer
13 4 (2.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (2.72%) Security Analyst
13 4 (2.72%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.04%) LAMP
1 3 (2.04%) Middleware
2 1 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.68%) jQuery
2 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.68%) Flash
2 1 (0.68%) CSS
2 1 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Blackberry
2 15 (10.20%) PKI
2 15 (10.20%) Clustering
3 12 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.40%) Replication
4 5 (3.40%) CESG
4 5 (3.40%) iPad
5 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.72%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.72%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.04%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.36%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.36%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.68%) Statistics
8 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.68%) Handset
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 129 (87.76%) Windows
2 68 (46.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (34.69%) Windows 7
4 27 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (15.65%) Linux
6 19 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (10.20%) Windows XP
8 12 (8.16%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.76%) Android
10 5 (3.40%) Windows Vista
10 5 (3.40%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.40%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.72%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.72%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.36%) UNIX
12 2 (1.36%) VMS
13 1 (0.68%) Solaris
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.57%) ITIL
2 13 (8.84%) Service Management
3 12 (8.16%) Line Management
3 12 (8.16%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.48%) Change Management
5 9 (6.12%) Migration
6 8 (5.44%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.44%) Asset Management
6 8 (5.44%) Load Balancing
7 7 (4.76%) Time Management
8 6 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (4.08%) Validation
9 5 (3.40%) Network Design
9 5 (3.40%) Operations Management
9 5 (3.40%) Information Security
9 5 (3.40%) Change Control
9 5 (3.40%) ITIL V3
10 4 (2.72%) Network Architecture
10 4 (2.72%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.61%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.56%) SQL
3 7 (4.76%) VBScript
4 5 (3.40%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.04%) C
6 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (41.50%) Security Cleared
2 41 (27.89%) SC Cleared
3 31 (21.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (20.41%) MCSE
5 19 (12.93%) MCP
6 15 (10.20%) DV Cleared
7 10 (6.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (5.44%) CCNA
8 8 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (5.44%) MCDST
9 6 (4.08%) MCITP
10 4 (2.72%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (2.72%) CISSP
10 4 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.72%) Degree
11 3 (2.04%) RHCT
11 3 (2.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.04%) RHCE
11 3 (2.04%) CCA
11 3 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (51.02%) Active Directory
2 44 (29.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (20.41%) Hyper-V
4 20 (13.61%) vSphere
5 17 (11.56%) vCloud
6 12 (8.16%) XenApp
6 12 (8.16%) VMware ESX
7 8 (5.44%) Firmware
8 5 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.72%) UAG
9 4 (2.72%) XenServer
10 3 (2.04%) NFS
11 2 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.36%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 50 (34.01%) SCCM
2 27 (18.37%) Backup Exec
3 19 (12.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 16 (10.88%) SCOM
5 14 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (8.16%) SCDPM
7 7 (4.76%) SCVMM
7 7 (4.76%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.72%) HP SIM
9 3 (2.04%) WSUS
9 3 (2.04%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (2.04%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.36%) Legato
10 2 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 74 (50.34%) Microsoft
2 67 (45.58%) VMware
3 44 (29.93%) McAfee
4 32 (21.77%) HP
5 29 (19.73%) Citrix
5 29 (19.73%) Symantec
6 27 (18.37%) Cisco
7 21 (14.29%) Lumension
8 18 (12.24%) F5
9 14 (9.52%) Google
10 9 (6.12%) Altiris
10 9 (6.12%) Dell
11 8 (5.44%) Veritas
12 7 (4.76%) Apple
12 7 (4.76%) EMC
12 7 (4.76%) Panasonic
13 5 (3.40%) SonicWALL
13 5 (3.40%) NetApp
13 5 (3.40%) Websense
13 5 (3.40%) Oracle
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