The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Scotland region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank - 105 103
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.20% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.51% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £180 £338
% change year-on-year
+86.11% -46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £24.50 -
% change year-on-year
-54.08% -
Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1249 984 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.57% 40.25% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 453 432
Average daily rate £350 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 61
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Sophos
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Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Sophos
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Server Support
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM