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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 376 405 391
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Contract jobs citing Sophos 40 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.080% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 19
Average daily rate
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£390 £205 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.24% -47.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £152 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £346 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £178 £313
% change year-on-year
+92.95% -43.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-59.61% +4.00%
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
11211 11429 11504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.47% 45.97% 45.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7360 7471 7086
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £597
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 237 319
Average hourly rate £18.77 £19.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +24 9 £400 +95.12%
Croydon - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 42 (76.36%) Windows
2 40 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 33 (60.00%) SCCM
4 26 (47.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 24 (43.64%) ITIL
6 24 (43.64%) VMware
7 23 (41.82%) MS Exchange
7 23 (41.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (38.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (34.55%) F5
9 19 (34.55%) Cisco
9 19 (34.55%) MS Office
9 19 (34.55%) HP
9 19 (34.55%) Firewall
10 18 (32.73%) vSphere
11 17 (30.91%) Windows 7
11 17 (30.91%) Citrix
12 16 (29.09%) Symantec
12 16 (29.09%) VPN
13 14 (25.45%) DNS
13 14 (25.45%) SAN
13 14 (25.45%) vCloud
14 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
14 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
15 11 (20.00%) DHCP
15 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (20.00%) Finance

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (41.82%) MS Exchange
1 23 (41.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (16.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.64%) IIS
5 2 (3.64%) Lync
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (34.55%) MS Office
2 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
3 6 (10.91%) MS Visio
3 6 (10.91%) MS Project
4 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (34.55%) Firewall
2 16 (29.09%) VPN
3 14 (25.45%) DNS
3 14 (25.45%) SAN
4 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
5 11 (20.00%) DHCP
6 8 (14.55%) VLAN
7 6 (10.91%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (9.09%) WAN
8 5 (9.09%) LAN
9 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.45%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (5.45%) iSCSI
10 3 (5.45%) Internet
11 2 (3.64%) VoIP
11 2 (3.64%) Wireless
11 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.82%) Network Security
12 1 (1.82%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.45%) MySQL
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Legal
3 5 (9.09%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Analyst
2 13 (23.64%) Wintel Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Technician
6 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Support
7 4 (7.27%) Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) LAMP
1 3 (5.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Clustering
1 10 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.91%) CESG
3 5 (9.09%) iPad
4 4 (7.27%) iPhone
4 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.45%) PKI
5 3 (5.45%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.45%) Replication
6 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (76.36%) Windows
2 26 (47.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (30.91%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.09%) Android
4 5 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.27%) Linux
6 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) ITIL
2 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
2 6 (10.91%) Migration
3 5 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.09%) Information Management
3 5 (9.09%) Change Management
4 4 (7.27%) Network Design
4 4 (7.27%) Asset Management
4 4 (7.27%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.45%) Change Control
5 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (5.45%) Information Security
5 3 (5.45%) Project Management
6 2 (3.64%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.64%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.64%) Line Management
6 2 (3.64%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 10 (18.18%) SQL
3 7 (12.73%) VBScript
4 6 (10.91%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.64%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) MCP
3 6 (10.91%) MCSE
3 6 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.91%) CCNA
4 4 (7.27%) MCSA
4 4 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (7.27%) MOS
4 4 (7.27%) MCITP
5 3 (5.45%) RHCT
5 3 (5.45%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (5.45%) Degree
5 3 (5.45%) RHCE
5 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.82%) NCDA
6 1 (1.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 21 (38.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (32.73%) vSphere
4 14 (25.45%) vCloud
5 8 (14.55%) XenApp
6 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
7 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
8 3 (5.45%) NFS
9 1 (1.82%) XenServer
9 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.82%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 33 (60.00%) SCCM
2 11 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (18.18%) SCOM
4 8 (14.55%) SCVMM
4 8 (14.55%) SCDPM
5 6 (10.91%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (7.27%) HP SIM
7 3 (5.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (5.45%) Backup Exec
7 3 (5.45%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (43.64%) VMware
3 19 (34.55%) F5
3 19 (34.55%) Cisco
3 19 (34.55%) HP
4 17 (30.91%) Citrix
5 16 (29.09%) Symantec
6 10 (18.18%) Remedy
6 10 (18.18%) McAfee
7 8 (14.55%) Lumension
8 5 (9.09%) Websense
8 5 (9.09%) EMC
8 5 (9.09%) Apple
9 4 (7.27%) Reuters
9 4 (7.27%) Bloomberg
10 3 (5.45%) Qualys
10 3 (5.45%) NetApp
10 3 (5.45%) SAP
10 3 (5.45%) Oracle
10 3 (5.45%) IBM
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