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 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 387 398 391
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Sophos 39 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.087% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £205 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% -44.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £150 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £339 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £184 £313
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -41.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.00% +25.00%
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
11051 11496 11260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.82% 45.37% 46.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7406 7585 6983
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 230 302
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.73 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 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 24 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 +16 8 £400 +95.12%
Paddington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 49 (79.03%) Windows
2 42 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 42 (67.74%) SCCM
3 28 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (41.94%) PowerShell
5 24 (38.71%) ITIL
5 24 (38.71%) Firewall
5 24 (38.71%) VMware
6 23 (37.10%) Microsoft
7 22 (35.48%) MS Office
7 22 (35.48%) MS Exchange
8 21 (33.87%) VPN
8 21 (33.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (32.26%) F5
10 19 (30.65%) Windows 7
10 19 (30.65%) Citrix
11 18 (29.03%) HP
11 18 (29.03%) Cisco
11 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (27.42%) vSphere
13 15 (24.19%) DNS
13 15 (24.19%) Symantec
14 14 (22.58%) SAN
14 14 (22.58%) vCloud
15 12 (19.35%) SCOM
15 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
15 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
15 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
15 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (19.35%) DHCP

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 22 (35.48%) MS Exchange
2 21 (33.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (11.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.84%) Lync
5 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.61%) IIS
7 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (35.48%) MS Office
2 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 6 (9.68%) MS Project
3 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.71%) Firewall
2 21 (33.87%) VPN
3 15 (24.19%) DNS
4 14 (22.58%) SAN
5 12 (19.35%) DHCP
5 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
6 9 (14.52%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (12.90%) VLAN
8 6 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (4.84%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (4.84%) Internet
9 3 (4.84%) LAN
9 3 (4.84%) WAN
9 3 (4.84%) iSCSI
10 2 (3.23%) VoIP
10 2 (3.23%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (3.23%) Wireless
11 1 (1.61%) Network Security
11 1 (1.61%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) MySQL
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Legal
3 5 (8.06%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Front Office
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Analyst
1 14 (22.58%) Wintel Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Support Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Support Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Desktop Support
3 7 (11.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technician
4 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.06%) Rollout Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.84%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.84%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Middleware
1 3 (4.84%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Clustering
2 10 (16.13%) Blackberry
3 8 (12.90%) PKI
4 6 (9.68%) CESG
5 3 (4.84%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (4.84%) iPad
5 3 (4.84%) Replication
6 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.23%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.23%) iPhone
6 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.23%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 49 (79.03%) Windows
2 28 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (30.65%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.29%) Android
4 7 (11.29%) Mac OS X
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.68%) Linux
6 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) ITIL
2 8 (12.90%) Change Management
3 6 (9.68%) Migration
3 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
4 5 (8.06%) ITIL V3
4 5 (8.06%) Information Management
5 4 (6.45%) Network Design
5 4 (6.45%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.45%) Line Management
6 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.84%) Change Control
6 3 (4.84%) Information Security
6 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.84%) Project Management
7 2 (3.23%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.23%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) PowerShell
2 11 (17.74%) SQL
3 6 (9.68%) VBScript
3 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
1 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) MCP
2 7 (11.29%) MCSE
3 6 (9.68%) CCNA
3 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (8.06%) MCITP
5 4 (6.45%) Degree
5 4 (6.45%) MOS
5 4 (6.45%) MCSA
6 3 (4.84%) RHCE
6 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.84%) RHCT
6 3 (4.84%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) NCDA
7 1 (1.61%) VCP5
7 1 (1.61%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.61%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (27.42%) vSphere
4 14 (22.58%) vCloud
5 9 (14.52%) XenApp
6 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
7 4 (6.45%) VMware ESX
8 3 (4.84%) NFS
9 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (3.23%) XenServer
10 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 42 (67.74%) SCCM
2 12 (19.35%) SCOM
3 9 (14.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (12.90%) SCVMM
4 8 (12.90%) SCDPM
5 4 (6.45%) MIMEsweeper
5 4 (6.45%) Backup Exec
6 3 (4.84%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (4.84%) HP SIM
6 3 (4.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (3.23%) WSUS
8 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (38.71%) VMware
2 23 (37.10%) Microsoft
3 20 (32.26%) F5
4 19 (30.65%) Citrix
5 18 (29.03%) HP
5 18 (29.03%) Cisco
6 15 (24.19%) Symantec
7 11 (17.74%) Remedy
8 9 (14.52%) McAfee
9 8 (12.90%) Lumension
10 7 (11.29%) Apple
11 6 (9.68%) Websense
11 6 (9.68%) Google
12 5 (8.06%) EMC
13 4 (6.45%) Altiris
13 4 (6.45%) Reuters
13 4 (6.45%) Bloomberg
14 3 (4.84%) Qualys
14 3 (4.84%) IBM
14 3 (4.84%) Oracle
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