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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.66% - -
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £238 £328
% change year-on-year
+47.36% -27.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.36 £11.25
% change year-on-year
- +18.71%
Sophos
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
132 123 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 43.56% 35.34% 39.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 91 39
Median daily rate £356 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.68% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 16
Median hourly rate £8.80 £17.50 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.71% +23.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Sophos Daily Rate 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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) IIS
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Apache
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (16.67%) Skype
5 1 (16.67%) AirWatch
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (16.67%) iPad
5 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL V2
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) WSUS
5 1 (16.67%) Kaspersky
5 1 (16.67%) iPhone
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 3 (50.00%) Apache
1 3 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior IT Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior IT Support
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Support Officer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
1 1 (16.67%) iPhone
1 1 (16.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V2
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Kaspersky
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow