The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Gloucestershire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.89% - -
As % of the Vendors category 1.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£513 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £485 £350
% change year-on-year
-30.92% +38.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £24.50 -
% change year-on-year
-54.08% -
Vendors Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
213 115 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 47.54% 46.94% 42.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 53 127
Average daily rate £375 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £130 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 9
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -32.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Sophos
South West

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the Gloucestershire region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Sophos
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sophos across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Sophos Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Sophos
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) ClearCase
2 4 (80.00%) VBScript
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Altiris
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec
4 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Legal
5 1 (20.00%) SCOM

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) VBScript
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (40.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Altiris
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec