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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 245 242 234
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Sophos 8 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.094% 0.14% 0.060%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.29% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 1
Average daily rate £300 £338 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -11.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.87 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.48% +4.35%
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
4082 4429 3917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.71% 47.64% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2353 2294 1932
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 204 225
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Oxfordshire - 4 £300 - 9
Surrey -3 2 £225 +7.14% 1
Hampshire +1 1 £200 -38.46%
Berkshire - 1 £200 - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (23.08%) LANDesk
5 3 (23.08%) SCCM
5 3 (23.08%) Apache
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) SAN
5 3 (23.08%) NetApp
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) AirWatch
6 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
6 2 (15.38%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
6 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) NX-OS
2 1 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Senior IT Support
2 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) IT Manager
3 3 (23.08%) IT Support
3 3 (23.08%) IT Support Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Senior IT Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Manager
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Desktop Support
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.69%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) ITSM
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.69%) Software Distribution
3 1 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) VCAP
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) AirWatch
2 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
2 2 (15.38%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) LANDesk
2 3 (23.08%) NetApp
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) arcserve
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee