The table below looks at the statistics 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 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 357 383 339
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -44
Contract jobs citing Sophos 29 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.082% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.18% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 18
Average daily rate
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£270 £293 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £228 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £392 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -10.93%
Sophos
England

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

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9396 9881 8972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.43% 45.20% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6255 6389 5683
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 221 283
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.61 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £33.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 +15 2 £265 -17.70% 2
Wembley - - - - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 59 (88.06%) Windows
2 43 (64.18%) SCCM
3 35 (52.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
4 29 (43.28%) Firewall
4 29 (43.28%) VMware
5 24 (35.82%) MS Office
5 24 (35.82%) Windows 7
6 23 (34.33%) VPN
7 20 (29.85%) MS Exchange
7 20 (29.85%) HP
7 20 (29.85%) Security Cleared
7 20 (29.85%) PowerShell
8 19 (28.36%) SC Cleared
8 19 (28.36%) ITIL
9 18 (26.87%) DHCP
9 18 (26.87%) DNS
10 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
11 16 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (23.88%) F5
11 16 (23.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (22.39%) vSphere
12 15 (22.39%) PKI
12 15 (22.39%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
14 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
14 13 (19.40%) Citrix
14 13 (19.40%) Symantec
14 13 (19.40%) Google
14 13 (19.40%) SCOM

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 20 (29.85%) MS Exchange
2 16 (23.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (8.96%) Lync
5 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.99%) IIS
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 24 (35.82%) MS Office
2 5 (7.46%) MS Project
2 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.28%) Firewall
2 23 (34.33%) VPN
3 18 (26.87%) DHCP
3 18 (26.87%) DNS
4 15 (22.39%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
6 12 (17.91%) SAN
7 7 (10.45%) VLAN
8 6 (8.96%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.97%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.48%) iSCSI
10 3 (4.48%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (2.99%) LDAP
11 2 (2.99%) SNMP
11 2 (2.99%) Kerberos
11 2 (2.99%) SSH
12 1 (1.49%) Network Security
12 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.48%) MySQL
4 2 (2.99%) EDRMS
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Legal
3 4 (5.97%) Law
4 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Wintel Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Rollout Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Desktop Support
4 8 (11.94%) Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Technician
6 3 (4.48%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Service Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) LAMP
1 3 (4.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.39%) PKI
2 11 (16.42%) Clustering
3 8 (11.94%) Blackberry
4 5 (7.46%) Replication
4 5 (7.46%) CESG
5 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.48%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.99%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.99%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.49%) iPad
8 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (88.06%) Windows
2 35 (52.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (35.82%) Windows 7
4 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.45%) Linux
7 5 (7.46%) Android
7 5 (7.46%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
9 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.99%) VMS
10 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) ITIL
2 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
3 7 (10.45%) Migration
4 6 (8.96%) Change Management
5 5 (7.46%) Change Control
5 5 (7.46%) Line Management
5 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.97%) Network Architecture
6 4 (5.97%) Network Design
6 4 (5.97%) Information Management
7 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.48%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.48%) Project Management
7 3 (4.48%) Information Security
8 2 (2.99%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.99%) Cyber Security
8 2 (2.99%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.93%) SQL
3 7 (10.45%) VBScript
4 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.99%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (14.93%) MCSE
5 7 (10.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (10.45%) CCNA
5 7 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (8.96%) MCITP
7 4 (5.97%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (5.97%) Degree
8 3 (4.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.48%) RHCT
8 3 (4.48%) VCP5
8 3 (4.48%) RHCE
8 3 (4.48%) CCA
8 3 (4.48%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (4.48%) CCEA
9 1 (1.49%) MCDST
9 1 (1.49%) NCDA
9 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (22.39%) vSphere
4 13 (19.40%) vCloud
5 8 (11.94%) XenApp
6 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
7 5 (7.46%) VMware ESX
8 4 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (5.97%) XenServer
9 3 (4.48%) NFS
10 2 (2.99%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (2.99%) UAG
11 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 43 (64.18%) SCCM
2 13 (19.40%) SCOM
3 8 (11.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (10.45%) SCVMM
4 7 (10.45%) SCDPM
5 5 (7.46%) Backup Exec
6 4 (5.97%) HP SIM
7 3 (4.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (4.48%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (4.48%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (2.99%) Legato
8 2 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.49%) WSUS
9 1 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.49%) ARCserve
9 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (43.28%) VMware
2 20 (29.85%) HP
3 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
4 16 (23.88%) F5
5 13 (19.40%) Citrix
5 13 (19.40%) Symantec
5 13 (19.40%) Google
6 12 (17.91%) Cisco
7 9 (13.43%) McAfee
8 7 (10.45%) Lumension
9 6 (8.96%) EMC
9 6 (8.96%) Altiris
10 5 (7.46%) NetApp
11 4 (5.97%) AppSense
11 4 (5.97%) Veritas
11 4 (5.97%) Apple
12 3 (4.48%) Websense
12 3 (4.48%) IBM
12 3 (4.48%) Oracle
12 3 (4.48%) SAP
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