The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 47 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.24% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.69 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+24.60% -6.25%
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Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Vendors Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
195 70 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 45.99% 40.70% 52.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 46 78
Average daily rate £475 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £142 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £396 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.40 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.08 £28.05 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Sophos
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) SCDPM

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) Server Support
2 1 (50.00%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (100.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware