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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 389 385 364
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing Sophos 25 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.073% 0.097%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £195 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £413 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £435
% change year-on-year
- -36.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +72.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-0.04% -20.00%
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
9924 10365 9869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.43% 44.46% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6412 6755 6220
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 206 259
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £33.75 £44.40
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 27 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 +12 6 £158 -23.17% 3
Harrow - 2 £110 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 46 (83.64%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) VMware
3 31 (56.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
5 22 (40.00%) SCCM
6 20 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (30.91%) DHCP
8 17 (30.91%) DNS
9 16 (29.09%) Firewall
9 16 (29.09%) F5
10 15 (27.27%) MS Office
11 14 (25.45%) VPN
11 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
13 12 (21.82%) Load Balancing
13 12 (21.82%) vCloud
13 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
14 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
15 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (18.18%) HP
15 10 (18.18%) Citrix
15 10 (18.18%) Cisco
16 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
16 9 (16.36%) vSphere
17 8 (14.55%) Office 365
17 8 (14.55%) Kalman Filter
17 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
17 8 (14.55%) ITIL
18 7 (12.73%) SQL Server

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.91%) Lync
3 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.45%) IIS
6 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.64%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 15 (27.27%) MS Office
2 4 (7.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.64%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Office 365
2 7 (12.73%) Google Drive
3 4 (7.27%) IaaS
4 2 (3.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) DHCP
1 17 (30.91%) DNS
2 16 (29.09%) Firewall
3 14 (25.45%) VPN
4 7 (12.73%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.09%) Wireless
7 4 (7.27%) Network Security
7 4 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.45%) SAN
9 2 (3.64%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.64%) SSH
9 2 (3.64%) LDAP
9 2 (3.64%) Kerberos
9 2 (3.64%) SNMP
10 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Law
2 2 (3.64%) Legal
2 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Administrator
2 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Storage Administrator
3 5 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support
4 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Mac Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) PKI
2 6 (10.91%) Blackberry
3 5 (9.09%) Replication
4 4 (7.27%) Clustering
5 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.82%) User Experience
7 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
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%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (83.64%) Windows
2 31 (56.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.27%) Mac OS
8 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.64%) VMS
9 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.82%) Android
10 1 (1.82%) Linux
10 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.55%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (9.09%) Migration
3 5 (9.09%) Change Control
4 4 (7.27%) Change Management
5 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.64%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (3.64%) Information Security
5 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (3.64%) Cyber Security
5 2 (3.64%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.82%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.82%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.82%) Waterfall
6 1 (1.82%) Network Management
6 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.27%) ACTC
3 4 (7.27%) CCNA
3 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.45%) MCSE
4 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.45%) Degree
5 2 (3.64%) MCITP
5 2 (3.64%) VCP5
5 2 (3.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.64%) CCA
5 2 (3.64%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.64%) CCEA
6 1 (1.82%) MCP
6 1 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
2 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.82%) vCloud
4 9 (16.36%) vSphere
5 6 (10.91%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
6 5 (9.09%) XenApp
6 5 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (7.27%) UAG
8 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.64%) XenServer
8 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (40.00%) SCCM
2 6 (10.91%) SCOM
3 5 (9.09%) Legato
3 5 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (7.27%) Casper Suite
4 4 (7.27%) AirWatch
5 2 (3.64%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (3.64%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Opsview
6 1 (1.82%) Nagios
6 1 (1.82%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (58.18%) VMware
2 16 (29.09%) F5
3 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
4 10 (18.18%) HP
4 10 (18.18%) Citrix
4 10 (18.18%) Cisco
5 7 (12.73%) Google
6 6 (10.91%) Veeam
7 5 (9.09%) Brocade
7 5 (9.09%) EMC
7 5 (9.09%) Apple
7 5 (9.09%) NetApp
8 4 (7.27%) Remedy
8 4 (7.27%) Mercator
8 4 (7.27%) Adobe
8 4 (7.27%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (7.27%) Meraki
8 4 (7.27%) Altiris
8 4 (7.27%) Blue Coat
9 3 (5.45%) BMC
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