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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 46 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.21% 1.23% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 2.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £184 £313
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -41.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.00% +25.00%
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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
250 137 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 53.42% 56.38% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 62 46
Average daily rate £350 £305 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £199 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 13
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.25 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £30.50 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) Altiris
3 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
5 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (20.00%) Legal
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
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 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
1 3 (60.00%) 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 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Altiris
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec