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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 29 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 119 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £230 £325
% change year-on-year
+44.56% -29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £13.25 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+47.16% +26.19%
Sophos
UK

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
986 1154 1211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 43.55% 35.57% 43.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 539 605
Median daily rate £350 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 48 27
Median hourly rate £35.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.87% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £33.74 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £350 -
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Forcepoint
3 3 (42.86%) Email Filtering
3 3 (42.86%) Web Filtering
3 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
3 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) CCENT
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Veritas File System
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Clustering
4 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ISE

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Security Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Email Filtering
1 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (42.86%) Web Filtering
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
1 2 (28.57%) ACSA
1 2 (28.57%) CCENT
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCITP
1 2 (28.57%) MCSA
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) MCTS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Veritas File System
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) AirWatch
2 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Forcepoint
3 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) CommVault
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) Veritas
4 2 (28.57%) VMware