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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 373 403 362
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -41
Contract jobs citing Sophos 42 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.077% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 20
Average daily rate
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£360 £250 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £156 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +56.25%
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
10611 11288 10316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.10% 45.56% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7281 7451 6438
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 234 299
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.68 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 November 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 28 November 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 +26 5 £400 +49.53% 1
Paddington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 58 (79.45%) Windows
2 49 (67.12%) SCCM
3 46 (63.01%) Active Directory
4 34 (46.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (38.36%) PowerShell
6 27 (36.99%) Firewall
6 27 (36.99%) VMware
7 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
8 24 (32.88%) VPN
8 24 (32.88%) MS Office
8 24 (32.88%) Windows 7
9 23 (31.51%) F5
9 23 (31.51%) MS Exchange
10 22 (30.14%) ITIL
11 20 (27.40%) Citrix
11 20 (27.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 20 (27.40%) vSphere
12 19 (26.03%) vCloud
12 19 (26.03%) HP
13 17 (23.29%) DNS
13 17 (23.29%) Cisco
13 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
14 15 (20.55%) DHCP
15 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
15 14 (19.18%) SAN
15 14 (19.18%) Symantec
15 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
15 14 (19.18%) SCOM
16 12 (16.44%) Wi-Fi

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (31.51%) MS Exchange
2 20 (27.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (6.85%) Lync
5 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (32.88%) MS Office
2 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.22%) MS Visio
3 6 (8.22%) MS Project
4 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.99%) Firewall
2 24 (32.88%) VPN
3 17 (23.29%) DNS
4 15 (20.55%) DHCP
5 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
5 14 (19.18%) SAN
6 12 (16.44%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (10.96%) VLAN
8 6 (8.22%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.48%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.11%) Internet
10 3 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (4.11%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.74%) LAN
11 2 (2.74%) VoIP
11 2 (2.74%) WAN
11 2 (2.74%) Wireless
12 1 (1.37%) LDAP
12 1 (1.37%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.11%) MySQL
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Legal
3 5 (6.85%) Law
4 3 (4.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Front Office
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Wintel Engineer
2 14 (19.18%) Analyst
3 11 (15.07%) Support Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Desktop Support
5 8 (10.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Rollout Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Technician
7 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Security Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) LAMP
1 3 (4.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Clustering
1 11 (15.07%) PKI
2 9 (12.33%) Blackberry
3 6 (8.22%) CESG
4 5 (6.85%) Replication
5 4 (5.48%) Fat Client
5 4 (5.48%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.11%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.74%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (2.74%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (2.74%) iPad
7 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.37%) User Experience
8 1 (1.37%) iPhone
8 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (79.45%) Windows
2 34 (46.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (32.88%) Windows 7
4 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.96%) Android
6 7 (9.59%) Linux
6 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.22%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.48%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
9 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.74%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) ITIL
2 9 (12.33%) Change Management
3 6 (8.22%) Migration
3 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.85%) Change Control
4 5 (6.85%) Line Management
4 5 (6.85%) Information Management
4 5 (6.85%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.48%) Network Design
5 4 (5.48%) Network Architecture
5 4 (5.48%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.48%) Information Security
6 3 (4.11%) Project Management
6 3 (4.11%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.11%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.11%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.74%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.07%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) Shell Script
3 6 (8.22%) VBScript
4 2 (2.74%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.33%) MCSE
5 7 (9.59%) MCITP
5 7 (9.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (8.22%) CCNA
6 6 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.85%) Degree
8 4 (5.48%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (5.48%) MCP
9 3 (4.11%) RHCE
9 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (4.11%) CCA
9 3 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (4.11%) CCEA
9 3 (4.11%) VCP5
9 3 (4.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.11%) RHCT
10 1 (1.37%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (63.01%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.40%) vSphere
3 19 (26.03%) vCloud
4 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (12.33%) XenApp
6 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.48%) XenServer
7 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.11%) NFS
9 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 49 (67.12%) SCCM
2 14 (19.18%) SCOM
3 8 (10.96%) SCVMM
3 8 (10.96%) SCDPM
3 8 (10.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (5.48%) HP SIM
4 4 (5.48%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.11%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (4.11%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (4.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.74%) WSUS
6 2 (2.74%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.74%) Legato
6 2 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) VMware
2 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.51%) F5
4 20 (27.40%) Citrix
5 19 (26.03%) HP
6 17 (23.29%) Cisco
7 14 (19.18%) Symantec
8 9 (12.33%) Remedy
8 9 (12.33%) McAfee
8 9 (12.33%) Google
9 8 (10.96%) Lumension
10 7 (9.59%) EMC
11 6 (8.22%) Apple
11 6 (8.22%) Altiris
11 6 (8.22%) Websense
12 5 (6.85%) NetApp
13 4 (5.48%) Veritas
13 4 (5.48%) Reuters
13 4 (5.48%) Bloomberg
13 4 (5.48%) AppSense