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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 393 407 385
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing Sophos 31 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.055% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.12% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 19
Average daily rate
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£345 £205 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.29% -44.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £155 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £305 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £175 £325
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.41% +26.25%
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
10987 11757 11934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.91% 46.32% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6924 7561 7236
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 267 343
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £48.00 £36.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 £295 +43.90% 1
Croydon - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 36 (76.60%) Active Directory
2 35 (74.47%) Windows
3 27 (57.45%) SCCM
4 26 (55.32%) PowerShell
5 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
6 22 (46.81%) F5
7 19 (40.43%) Citrix
8 18 (38.30%) VMware
8 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (36.17%) vSphere
9 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
10 16 (34.04%) ITIL
10 16 (34.04%) MS Office
10 16 (34.04%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (34.04%) vCloud
10 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (29.79%) VPN
12 13 (27.66%) Remedy
13 12 (25.53%) DNS
13 12 (25.53%) Finance
13 12 (25.53%) Firewall
14 11 (23.40%) Cisco
14 11 (23.40%) Blackberry
14 11 (23.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (23.40%) HP
15 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
16 9 (19.15%) DHCP
16 9 (19.15%) Symantec
16 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
17 8 (17.02%) XenApp

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
2 16 (34.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (23.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.13%) IIS
6 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (34.04%) MS Office
2 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.13%) MS Project
4 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) VPN
2 12 (25.53%) DNS
2 12 (25.53%) Firewall
3 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
4 9 (19.15%) DHCP
5 6 (12.77%) SAN
5 6 (12.77%) LAN
5 6 (12.77%) WAN
6 3 (6.38%) Internet
6 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (6.38%) VLAN
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.26%) Wireless
7 2 (4.26%) VoIP
7 2 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.13%) Broadband
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
1 12 (25.53%) Support Engineer
1 12 (25.53%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Support Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Support
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.38%) Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) LAMP
3 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.77%) Clustering
3 4 (8.51%) iPhone
3 4 (8.51%) iPad
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) Replication
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 35 (74.47%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.77%) Mac OS X
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.38%) Android
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.26%) Linux
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) ITIL
2 6 (12.77%) Change Management
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL V3
4 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.38%) Project Management
5 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.26%) Information Security
6 2 (4.26%) Software Deployment
6 2 (4.26%) Change Control
6 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.13%) Information Management
7 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.13%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.13%) Migration
7 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.77%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) VBScript
4 2 (4.26%) C
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) MCP
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.51%) MOS
2 4 (8.51%) MCSA
3 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (6.38%) MCITP
3 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) NCDA
4 2 (4.26%) CCNA
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.26%) MCSE
4 2 (4.26%) RHCT
4 2 (4.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (76.60%) Active Directory
2 17 (36.17%) vSphere
3 16 (34.04%) vCloud
3 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (17.02%) XenApp
5 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.26%) NFS
6 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.13%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.13%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (57.45%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (10.64%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (8.51%) SCOM
4 3 (6.38%) HP SIM
4 3 (6.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (4.26%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.13%) WSUS
6 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.13%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 22 (46.81%) F5
3 19 (40.43%) Citrix
4 18 (38.30%) VMware
5 13 (27.66%) Remedy
6 11 (23.40%) HP
6 11 (23.40%) Cisco
7 9 (19.15%) Symantec
8 7 (14.89%) Reuters
8 7 (14.89%) Bloomberg
9 6 (12.77%) Websense
10 5 (10.64%) Apple
11 3 (6.38%) McAfee
11 3 (6.38%) SAP
11 3 (6.38%) BMC
11 3 (6.38%) Altiris
11 3 (6.38%) Qualys
12 2 (4.26%) LANDesk
12 2 (4.26%) NetApp
12 2 (4.26%) Oracle
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