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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank - - 121
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.039%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -10.93%
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
1457 1183 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.33% 44.32% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 568 576
Average daily rate £359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £143 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 71 100
Average hourly rate £18.13 £20.06 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.38 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 - - - - 3
Cheshire - - - - 4
Lancashire - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (50.00%) Draytek
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (50.00%) Draytek