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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 396 355 418
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +63
Contract jobs citing Sophos 16 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.11% 0.039%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.23% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 9
Average daily rate £300 £350 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +115.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £275 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £382 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £415 £185
% change year-on-year
-34.33% +124.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £11.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -46.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10818 9989 12150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.67% 46.20% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7040 6321 7349
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 248 305
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £44.40 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 2 £205 -37.87%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (91.89%) Windows
2 27 (72.97%) Active Directory
3 26 (70.27%) VMware
4 22 (59.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (56.76%) Citrix
6 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
7 19 (51.35%) HP
7 19 (51.35%) ITIL
7 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (48.65%) DNS
9 17 (45.95%) MS Exchange
10 16 (43.24%) DHCP
10 16 (43.24%) PowerShell
11 15 (40.54%) SCCM
11 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (35.14%) Cisco
14 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (29.73%) SQL
15 11 (29.73%) Remedy
16 10 (27.03%) Clustering
16 10 (27.03%) Change Management
16 10 (27.03%) F5
17 9 (24.32%) SCOM
17 9 (24.32%) Linux
18 8 (21.62%) VPN
18 8 (21.62%) LAN
18 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
18 8 (21.62%) BMC
18 8 (21.62%) Firewall

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (45.95%) MS Exchange
2 14 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
4 6 (16.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (13.51%) Lync
6 3 (8.11%) IIS
7 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
7 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
7 2 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.92%) MS Office
3 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) DNS
2 16 (43.24%) DHCP
3 8 (21.62%) LAN
3 8 (21.62%) VPN
3 8 (21.62%) Firewall
4 6 (16.22%) WAN
4 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (13.51%) SAN
6 4 (10.81%) Wireless
7 3 (8.11%) VoIP
7 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.41%) NAS
8 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
8 2 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (5.41%) SMTP
8 2 (5.41%) SSL
8 2 (5.41%) IPsec
8 2 (5.41%) VLAN
8 2 (5.41%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) MySQL
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MSI
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Front Office
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) LAMP
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Clustering
2 7 (18.92%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.81%) Replication
4 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.70%) CLARiiON
6 1 (2.70%) CMDB
6 1 (2.70%) iPhone
6 1 (2.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 34 (91.89%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (24.32%) Linux
6 8 (21.62%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
7 6 (16.22%) Mac OS X
8 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
8 3 (8.11%) Android
8 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
9 2 (5.41%) UNIX
9 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.70%) HPUX
10 1 (2.70%) Solaris
10 1 (2.70%) VMS
10 1 (2.70%) CentOS
10 1 (2.70%) SUSE
10 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) ITIL
2 10 (27.03%) Change Management
3 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.81%) Change Control
5 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.11%) Identity Management
5 3 (8.11%) SIEM
6 2 (5.41%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security
6 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.70%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) PowerShell
2 11 (29.73%) SQL
3 6 (16.22%) VBScript
4 2 (5.41%) VB
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) C
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) MCP
2 4 (10.81%) MCSE
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (10.81%) MCITP
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.11%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) RHCE
4 2 (5.41%) NCDA
4 2 (5.41%) RHCT
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.70%) CCSA
5 1 (2.70%) CCSE
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
5 1 (2.70%) OCP
5 1 (2.70%) OCA
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (72.97%) Active Directory
2 22 (59.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (21.62%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (16.22%) vSphere
4 6 (16.22%) VMware ESX
4 6 (16.22%) XenApp
5 3 (8.11%) ISA Server
5 3 (8.11%) vCloud
6 2 (5.41%) NFS
6 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.70%) XenServer
7 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (40.54%) SCCM
2 9 (24.32%) SCOM
3 5 (13.51%) NetBackup
4 4 (10.81%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (8.11%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
5 3 (8.11%) WSUS
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (8.11%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (5.41%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (5.41%) Ionix
6 2 (5.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (2.70%) Nagios
7 1 (2.70%) ARCserve
7 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
7 1 (2.70%) Cacti
7 1 (2.70%) Zenoss
7 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
7 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) VMware
2 21 (56.76%) Citrix
3 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
4 19 (51.35%) HP
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco
6 11 (29.73%) Remedy
7 10 (27.03%) F5
8 8 (21.62%) Websense
8 8 (21.62%) Altiris
8 8 (21.62%) BMC
9 7 (18.92%) Juniper
9 7 (18.92%) Symantec
10 5 (13.51%) Apple
11 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
11 4 (10.81%) McAfee
12 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
12 3 (8.11%) Reuters
12 3 (8.11%) Bloomberg
12 3 (8.11%) Veritas
12 3 (8.11%) Oracle
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
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