The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 60 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.33% 1.32% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 3.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-43.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
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 Oxfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
238 192 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 39.34% 36.29% 41.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 156 181
Median daily rate £400 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 26
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.41% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £14.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.75 £25.75
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 Oxfordshire

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Abingdon - 1 - - 10
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
3 9 (60.00%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (60.00%) Project Management
4 8 (53.33%) Python
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Apex Code
5 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Middleware
5 7 (46.67%) Perl
5 7 (46.67%) .NET
5 7 (46.67%) C#
5 7 (46.67%) MS Office
5 7 (46.67%) High Availability
5 7 (46.67%) Line Management
5 7 (46.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (13.33%) Market Research
8 2 (13.33%) Social Media
8 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (13.33%) Avaya
8 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
8 2 (13.33%) SAP
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) CRM

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (46.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) .NET Developer
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
1 7 (46.67%) Salesforce Developer
1 7 (46.67%) Senior .NET Developer
1 7 (46.67%) Senior Developer
1 7 (46.67%) Senior Salesforce Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
1 7 (46.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Social Media
2 1 (6.67%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Project Management
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) High Availability
3 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Line Management
3 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) B2B
4 2 (13.33%) Copywriting
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Market Research
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Python
2 7 (46.67%) Apex Code
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCDST
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (13.33%) Avaya
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Alias
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat