The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 249 228 214
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -14
Contract jobs citing Sophos 12 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.18% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.37% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
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£315 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £273 £268
% change year-on-year
+28.44% +1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.62 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -3.22%
Sophos
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4609 4289 3619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.00% 47.64% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2418 2078 1663
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 259 325
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.93 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Sophos
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sophos across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Sophos Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -15 6 £320 +6.66%
West Sussex - 5 - -
Surrey +1 1 £210 -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
Berkshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 17 (60.71%) McAfee
4 17 (60.71%) VMware
5 16 (57.14%) MS Exchange
5 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
5 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (53.57%) Linux
6 15 (53.57%) MCSE
6 15 (53.57%) ITIL
6 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (53.57%) Backup Exec
7 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
8 13 (46.43%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (46.43%) Lumension
9 12 (42.86%) Service Management
9 12 (42.86%) MCP
9 12 (42.86%) MS Excel
10 8 (28.57%) Firmware
11 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 6 (21.43%) Firewall
11 6 (21.43%) Validation
11 6 (21.43%) DV Cleared
11 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (17.86%) Line Management
12 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (17.86%) Windows 7

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 14 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.14%) IIS
6 1 (3.57%) Apache
6 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) DHCP
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security
4 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) VPN
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) NAS
5 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.57%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Team Leader
2 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Security Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (53.57%) Linux
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) ITIL
2 12 (42.86%) Service Management
3 6 (21.43%) Validation
3 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (17.86%) Line Management
4 5 (17.86%) Operations Management
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
4 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
4 5 (17.86%) Change Management
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) Time Management
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 15 (53.57%) MCSE
3 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (42.86%) MCP
5 6 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) MCDST
7 1 (3.57%) CCNA
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
3 8 (28.57%) Firmware
4 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.14%) vSphere
5 2 (7.14%) vCloud
6 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (53.57%) Backup Exec
2 13 (46.43%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.57%) SCCM
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.57%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) McAfee
2 17 (60.71%) VMware
3 13 (46.43%) Lumension
4 4 (14.29%) Symantec
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) Dell
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) Panasonic
6 2 (7.14%) Acronis
6 2 (7.14%) F5
6 2 (7.14%) Veritas
6 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Websense
7 1 (3.57%) Toshiba
7 1 (3.57%) Google
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks