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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 370 401 354
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -47
Contract jobs citing Sophos 33 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.067% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 26
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£244 £285 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% -18.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £394 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.69 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+24.60% -6.25%
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
10136 10906 9687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.54% 45.83% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6883 7164 6077
Average daily rate £425 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 234 301
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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Last Year
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Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 59 (83.10%) Windows
2 50 (70.42%) SCCM
3 44 (61.97%) Active Directory
4 36 (50.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (40.85%) PowerShell
6 26 (36.62%) VMware
7 25 (35.21%) Firewall
8 23 (32.39%) MS Office
8 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
9 22 (30.99%) VPN
9 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
9 22 (30.99%) F5
10 21 (29.58%) vSphere
10 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
11 20 (28.17%) HP
12 19 (26.76%) ITIL
12 19 (26.76%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (26.76%) vCloud
13 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
14 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
14 17 (23.94%) DNS
14 17 (23.94%) DHCP
15 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (19.72%) SCOM
16 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
16 14 (19.72%) Citrix
16 14 (19.72%) Symantec
17 13 (18.31%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (18.31%) PKI
18 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
2 19 (26.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (7.04%) Lync
5 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.82%) IIS
8 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 23 (32.39%) MS Office
2 6 (8.45%) MS Project
2 6 (8.45%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (35.21%) Firewall
2 22 (30.99%) VPN
3 17 (23.94%) DNS
3 17 (23.94%) DHCP
4 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
5 13 (18.31%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (15.49%) SAN
7 8 (11.27%) VLAN
8 6 (8.45%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.63%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.23%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (4.23%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.82%) SSH
11 2 (2.82%) LDAP
11 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
11 2 (2.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.23%) MySQL
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Legal
3 5 (7.04%) Law
4 3 (4.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Front Office
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Wintel Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Rollout Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Support Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Desktop Support
3 8 (11.27%) Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Technician
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Storage Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Security Specialist
7 2 (2.82%) Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Middleware
1 3 (4.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) PKI
2 12 (16.90%) Clustering
3 8 (11.27%) Blackberry
4 6 (8.45%) CESG
5 5 (7.04%) Replication
6 4 (5.63%) Thin Client
6 4 (5.63%) Fat Client
7 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.23%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (2.82%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (2.82%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.41%) iPad
9 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (83.10%) Windows
2 36 (50.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
4 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.86%) Linux
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.04%) Mac OS X
6 5 (7.04%) Android
7 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) ITIL
2 6 (8.45%) Migration
2 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
2 6 (8.45%) Change Management
2 6 (8.45%) Change Control
3 5 (7.04%) Line Management
3 5 (7.04%) Information Management
4 4 (5.63%) Network Design
4 4 (5.63%) Load Balancing
4 4 (5.63%) Network Architecture
4 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.23%) Project Management
5 3 (4.23%) Information Security
5 3 (4.23%) Data Protection
5 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.82%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (2.82%) Cyber Security
6 2 (2.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.85%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.49%) SQL
3 8 (11.27%) VBScript
4 6 (8.45%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.82%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (14.08%) MCSE
5 8 (11.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (9.86%) MCITP
7 6 (8.45%) CCNA
7 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (5.63%) Degree
8 4 (5.63%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (4.23%) RHCT
9 3 (4.23%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.23%) RHCE
9 3 (4.23%) CCA
9 3 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (4.23%) CCEA
9 3 (4.23%) VCP5
10 1 (1.41%) NCDA
10 1 (1.41%) CISSP
10 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (61.97%) Active Directory
2 21 (29.58%) vSphere
3 19 (26.76%) vCloud
4 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (12.68%) XenApp
6 8 (11.27%) Hyper-V
7 5 (7.04%) VMware ESX
8 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (5.63%) XenServer
9 3 (4.23%) NFS
10 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 50 (70.42%) SCCM
2 14 (19.72%) SCOM
3 9 (12.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (11.27%) SCVMM
4 8 (11.27%) SCDPM
5 5 (7.04%) Backup Exec
6 4 (5.63%) HP SIM
7 3 (4.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (4.23%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (4.23%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (2.82%) WSUS
8 2 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.82%) Legato
9 1 (1.41%) ARCserve
9 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (36.62%) VMware
2 22 (30.99%) F5
3 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
4 20 (28.17%) HP
5 14 (19.72%) Citrix
5 14 (19.72%) Symantec
6 11 (15.49%) McAfee
6 11 (15.49%) Cisco
6 11 (15.49%) Google
7 8 (11.27%) Lumension
8 7 (9.86%) EMC
9 6 (8.45%) Altiris
10 5 (7.04%) NetApp
10 5 (7.04%) Apple
11 4 (5.63%) Veritas
11 4 (5.63%) Remedy
11 4 (5.63%) AppSense
12 3 (4.23%) Websense
12 3 (4.23%) Reuters
12 3 (4.23%) Bloomberg
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