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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
England / South East
Rank 222 241 234
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Contract jobs citing Sophos 14 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.098% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 10
Median daily rate £250 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.22%

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
3642 3901 4356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 49.86% 47.56% 47.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2175 2268
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 218 213
Median hourly rate £18.50 £37.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.66% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.55 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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
Middlesex - 7 - -
Oxfordshire +2 3 - - 9
Hampshire +10 2 £250 +25.00%
Berkshire +16 1 - -
Surrey +16 1 - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 26 (78.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (63.64%) Windows
3 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
4 14 (42.42%) VMware
4 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
5 11 (33.33%) Citrix
5 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 9 (27.27%) Python
6 9 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (27.27%) Project Management
6 9 (27.27%) Cisco
6 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (24.24%) High Availability
7 8 (24.24%) WSUS
7 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (24.24%) HP
7 8 (24.24%) Dell
7 8 (24.24%) MS Office
8 7 (21.21%) Perl
8 7 (21.21%) C#
8 7 (21.21%) .NET
8 7 (21.21%) Middleware
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Finance
8 7 (21.21%) Legal
8 7 (21.21%) Apex Code

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (15.15%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Domino
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (24.24%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) DHCP
1 6 (18.18%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
4 3 (9.09%) VPN
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
5 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.06%) LAN
5 2 (6.06%) WAN
6 1 (3.03%) FTP
6 1 (3.03%) SAN
6 1 (3.03%) SMTP
6 1 (3.03%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) DB2
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.03%) NetBeans
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
1 7 (21.21%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Desktop Support
4 7 (21.21%) .NET Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Desktop Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Salesforce Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Senior .NET Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Senior Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Senior Salesforce Developer
5 6 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (15.15%) Service Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) Services Delivery Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
10 1 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
1 7 (21.21%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) ODBC
2 1 (3.03%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Copywriting
2 2 (6.06%) Social Media
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Biotechnology
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.03%) Android
7 1 (3.03%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Project Management
2 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) High Availability
3 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Line Management
3 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL
5 4 (12.12%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.06%) B2B
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.06%) Market Research
6 2 (6.06%) Time Management
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.03%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Python
2 7 (21.21%) Apex Code
2 7 (21.21%) C#
2 7 (21.21%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) LotusScript
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCDST
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Firmware
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (12.12%) Terminal Services
2 4 (12.12%) vSphere
2 4 (12.12%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) WSUS
2 7 (21.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (12.12%) EdgeSight
3 4 (12.12%) SafeCom
3 4 (12.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.03%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (78.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) VMware
3 11 (33.33%) Citrix
4 9 (27.27%) Cisco
4 9 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (24.24%) Dell
5 8 (24.24%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) Avaya
6 2 (6.06%) Forcepoint
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Alias
7 1 (3.03%) Apple
7 1 (3.03%) Google
7 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.03%) Lotus
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Toshiba