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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 54 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.18% 0.21% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.43% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £178 £325
% change year-on-year
+88.73% -45.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.00% +25.00%
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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
231 233 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 41.55% 49.05% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 127 135
Average daily rate £355 £363 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 22
Average hourly rate £16.25 £23.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +43.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £22.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) SCDPM

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware