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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 399 391 391
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 9 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Vendors category 0.10% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 10
Average daily rate £365 £353 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.54% +25.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £413 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +26.31%
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
8591 9589 9860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.57% 45.21% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5620 6357 6319
Average daily rate £438 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 198 221
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.63% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +35 2 - - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (45.00%) DNS
6 8 (40.00%) DHCP
6 8 (40.00%) Linux
6 8 (40.00%) ITIL
6 8 (40.00%) HP
7 7 (35.00%) VMware
7 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (30.00%) Citrix
8 6 (30.00%) MS Office
8 6 (30.00%) XenApp
9 5 (25.00%) vSphere
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (25.00%) Web Services
9 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (25.00%) NetApp
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco
9 5 (25.00%) Process Management
10 4 (20.00%) GIS
10 4 (20.00%) ESRI
10 4 (20.00%) ArcGIS
10 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
10 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (20.00%) ClearCase

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (20.00%) ArcGIS
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 8 (40.00%) DHCP
3 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 4 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) SAN
5 3 (15.00%) WAN
6 2 (10.00%) LDAP
6 2 (10.00%) NAS
6 2 (10.00%) Wireless
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (5.00%) FWSM
7 1 (5.00%) Internet
7 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 1 (5.00%) Network Security
7 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) GIS
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Development Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Software Integration Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) Dojo
2 4 (20.00%) GWT
2 4 (20.00%) J2EE
2 4 (20.00%) JSF
2 4 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Informatics
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (15.00%) Unix
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.00%) Android
8 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Process Management
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Image Processing
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.00%) High Availability
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C
1 4 (20.00%) Java
1 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (30.00%) XenApp
4 5 (25.00%) vSphere
5 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (10.00%) NFS
6 2 (10.00%) Samba
7 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
7 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
7 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (5.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) HP
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) Citrix
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) NetApp
6 4 (20.00%) ESRI
6 4 (20.00%) Fujitsu
6 4 (20.00%) Google
6 4 (20.00%) Lumension
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (10.00%) EMC
8 2 (10.00%) Isilon
8 2 (10.00%) Lotus
8 2 (10.00%) Remedy
9 1 (5.00%) Apple
9 1 (5.00%) BMC
9 1 (5.00%) ICL
9 1 (5.00%) Intel Security