The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 65 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.34% 0.57% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 1.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £275 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £420 £185
% change year-on-year
-35.11% +127.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
370 248 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 42.05% 47.06% 54.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 131 185
Average daily rate £375 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £168 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 32
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.58 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £16.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Sophos
Buckinghamshire

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the Milton Keynes region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Milton Keynes region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Lumension
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (33.33%) Lync
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 1 (33.33%) Lync
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Lumension
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix