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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
England / North West
Rank - 155 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.079% -
As % of the Vendors category - 0.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £221 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.62
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.70%

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
1120 1599 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.34% 41.87% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 871 760
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 116 104
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £47.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 4 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (33.33%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (33.33%) Server Building
5 2 (33.33%) Trend Micro
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) SIEM
5 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (33.33%) IaaS
5 2 (33.33%) SCOrch
5 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (33.33%) SCSM
5 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
5 2 (33.33%) SCOM
5 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (33.33%) IronPort

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 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 2 (33.33%) IPv4
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) SMTP
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) IT Technician
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior IT Technician
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Technician
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Server Building
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (33.33%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 2 (33.33%) SCOrch
2 2 (33.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) Forcepoint
2 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 2 (33.33%) IronPort
2 2 (33.33%) Motorola
2 2 (33.33%) Trend Micro
2 2 (33.33%) VMware