The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 46 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.44% - 1.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £133 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +26.31%
Sophos
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Vendors Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
190 187 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 41.76% 36.59% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 98 62
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £130 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +166.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheltenham - 1 £140 -
Gloucester - 1 £125 -
Sophos
South West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) OpenView
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
1 1 (20.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (20.00%) UAG
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) OpenView
2 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) AppSense
3 1 (20.00%) Canon
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam