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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 151 134 115
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -19
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.054% 0.069% 0.085%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -27.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.68 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.42% -19.35%
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
1700 1260 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.95% 43.58% 46.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 573 489
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £168 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 100 90
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.69% +40.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (50.00%) MobileIron
2 1 (50.00%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Siemens
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Siemens
2 1 (50.00%) MobileIron