The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 25 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 Hertfordshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 55 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.74% 0.32% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.57% 0.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £180 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £485 £350
% change year-on-year
-30.92% +38.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £24.50 -
% change year-on-year
-54.08% -
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
318 324 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 47.25% 52.60% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 166 166
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 38
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% +0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Sophos
East of England

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Hertfordshire region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Sophos
East of England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Lumension
4 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (40.00%) Data Security
4 2 (40.00%) CCSE
4 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (40.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) Websense
5 1 (20.00%) Veritas

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Security
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) CCSE
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) vCloud
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) SonicWALL
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Lumension
3 2 (40.00%) Websense
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Trend Micro
4 1 (20.00%) Acronis