The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 124 111 108
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing Sophos 4 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.81% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£200 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.62 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -3.22%
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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 Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
999 988 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.26% 40.51% 47.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 452 467
Average daily rate £365 £358 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.00 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Replication
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Law
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas File System

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat