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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 242 221 227
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs citing Sophos 21 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.20% 0.084%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.42% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 5
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£235 £311 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.49% -34.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £448 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £326 £463
% change year-on-year
-26.43% -29.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.36 £11.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+18.71% -26.22%
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
4495 4337 4227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.78% 47.54% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2166 2081
Average daily rate £388 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 236 351
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.30 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Surrey - 6 £275 -
West Sussex - 6 £120 -
Hampshire -14 5 £150 -51.61% 1
Berkshire +1 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £150 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows 7
3 14 (42.42%) ITIL
4 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
4 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
5 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 9 (27.27%) Cisco
6 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 7 (21.21%) McAfee
7 7 (21.21%) VMware
7 7 (21.21%) Dell
7 7 (21.21%) Lync
7 7 (21.21%) Network Security
7 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) SCOM
8 6 (18.18%) MS Office
8 6 (18.18%) Firewall
9 5 (15.15%) Symantec
9 5 (15.15%) Asset Management
9 5 (15.15%) MCSE
9 5 (15.15%) Citrix
9 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
9 5 (15.15%) Panasonic
9 5 (15.15%) Time Management
9 5 (15.15%) SCCM
9 5 (15.15%) MCDST
10 4 (12.12%) PKI
10 4 (12.12%) WSUS
10 4 (12.12%) SCVMM

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 7 (21.21%) Lync
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Network Security
2 6 (18.18%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) DNS
4 3 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (6.06%) VPN
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.06%) Wireless
6 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.03%) Junos
6 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Security Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (15.15%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Network Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Rollout Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Security Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Network Security Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) iPad
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Asset Management
2 5 (15.15%) Time Management
3 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.03%) Server Hardening
5 1 (3.03%) WFM
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) MCDST
3 5 (15.15%) MCSE
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (12.12%) HND
5 2 (6.06%) CCNA
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCOM
2 5 (15.15%) SCCM
3 4 (12.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (12.12%) SCVMM
3 4 (12.12%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (12.12%) NetBackup
3 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
3 4 (12.12%) WSUS
4 3 (9.09%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.03%) ARCserve
5 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco
3 7 (21.21%) Dell
3 7 (21.21%) McAfee
3 7 (21.21%) VMware
4 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
4 5 (15.15%) Symantec
4 5 (15.15%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) Panasonic
5 4 (12.12%) Veritas
6 3 (9.09%) Toshiba
6 3 (9.09%) Google
6 3 (9.09%) Juniper
6 3 (9.09%) Adobe
6 3 (9.09%) HP
6 3 (9.09%) LANDesk
6 3 (9.09%) F5
7 2 (6.06%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (6.06%) Meraki
8 1 (3.03%) LogRhythm
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