The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 149 140 119
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -21
Contract jobs citing Sophos 5 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.40% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.91% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 4
Median daily rate £325 £240 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +37.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £235 £335
% change year-on-year
+46.80% -29.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £14.00 £11.25
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +24.44%
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 North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1662 1656 1323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.42% 43.84% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 858 681
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 97 91
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 3 £350 +35.26%
Lancashire -5 2 £300 +46.34%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) CISM
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 1 (14.29%) CCNP
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) IT Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) IT Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Support
3 1 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
1 2 (28.57%) Security Management
1 2 (28.57%) Threat Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
2 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CISM
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) GIAC
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
1 1 (14.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) arcserve
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Forcepoint
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Kaspersky
3 1 (14.29%) Mitel
3 1 (14.29%) ProCurve
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) Veeam