The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 London 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 375 401 395
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing Sophos 24 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.045% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.099% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 17
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £254 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £365 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £485 £350
% change year-on-year
-30.92% +38.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £24.50 -
% change year-on-year
-54.08% -
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10578 11145 11887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.86% 45.95% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6690 7097 7146
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 289 335
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in London

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in London

Sophos
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Sophos Daily Rate Histogram in London

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in London

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
City of London +10 2 £140 -60.70% 2
Croydon - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 35 (85.37%) Active Directory
2 34 (82.93%) Windows
3 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
4 24 (58.54%) Citrix
5 22 (53.66%) PowerShell
6 20 (48.78%) SCCM
6 20 (48.78%) ITIL
7 19 (46.34%) VMware
8 17 (41.46%) MS Exchange
8 17 (41.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (41.46%) F5
9 16 (39.02%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (39.02%) MS Office
10 15 (36.59%) Cisco
10 15 (36.59%) Remedy
10 15 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (34.15%) VPN
11 14 (34.15%) DNS
12 12 (29.27%) Blackberry
12 12 (29.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (29.27%) Finance
12 12 (29.27%) vSphere
13 11 (26.83%) vCloud
13 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
13 11 (26.83%) HP
13 11 (26.83%) LAN
14 10 (24.39%) MCP
14 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
14 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
15 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 17 (41.46%) MS Exchange
2 16 (39.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (29.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.44%) IIS
6 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (39.02%) MS Office
2 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
3 5 (12.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) MS Project
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) VPN
1 14 (34.15%) DNS
2 11 (26.83%) LAN
3 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
4 9 (21.95%) DHCP
5 8 (19.51%) Firewall
5 8 (19.51%) WAN
6 6 (14.63%) SAN
7 5 (12.20%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (9.76%) Wireless
8 4 (9.76%) VoIP
9 3 (7.32%) VLAN
9 3 (7.32%) Internet
10 2 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (4.88%) iSCSI
11 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (2.44%) Network Security
11 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (2.44%) Broadband
11 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Support Engineer
3 10 (24.39%) Support Analyst
4 9 (21.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (19.51%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (17.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (12.20%) Service Analyst
8 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (12.20%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (9.76%) Technical Support Analyst
9 4 (9.76%) Technical Support
9 4 (9.76%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (7.32%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (7.32%) Architect
10 3 (7.32%) Security Analyst
10 3 (7.32%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
11 2 (4.88%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) LAMP
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Blackberry
2 6 (14.63%) Clustering
3 4 (9.76%) iPhone
3 4 (9.76%) iPad
3 4 (9.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.88%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 34 (82.93%) Windows
2 15 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.07%) Mac OS X
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (12.20%) Android
7 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.88%) Linux
9 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Change Management
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL V3
3 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.76%) Information Security
4 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
4 4 (9.76%) Software Deployment
5 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.88%) Change Control
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.44%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Information Management
7 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) VBScript
4 2 (4.88%) C
5 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) MCP
2 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (14.63%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (9.76%) MOS
4 4 (9.76%) MCSE
4 4 (9.76%) MCSA
5 3 (7.32%) CCNA
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (7.32%) MCITP
5 3 (7.32%) Degree
6 2 (4.88%) NCDA
6 2 (4.88%) RHCT
6 2 (4.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (85.37%) Active Directory
2 17 (41.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (29.27%) vSphere
4 11 (26.83%) vCloud
5 8 (19.51%) XenApp
6 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.88%) NFS
7 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
8 1 (2.44%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (48.78%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (12.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (12.20%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (9.76%) SCOM
4 3 (7.32%) HP SIM
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (4.88%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.44%) WSUS
6 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.44%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 24 (58.54%) Citrix
3 19 (46.34%) VMware
4 17 (41.46%) F5
5 15 (36.59%) Cisco
5 15 (36.59%) Remedy
6 11 (26.83%) HP
7 8 (19.51%) Symantec
8 7 (17.07%) Reuters
8 7 (17.07%) Bloomberg
9 6 (14.63%) Apple
9 6 (14.63%) Websense
10 3 (7.32%) Qualys
10 3 (7.32%) Altiris
10 3 (7.32%) McAfee
10 3 (7.32%) BMC
11 2 (4.88%) NetApp
11 2 (4.88%) IBM
11 2 (4.88%) Oracle
11 2 (4.88%) Sage
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