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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 265 227 230
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +3
Contract jobs citing Sophos 10 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.56% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 8
Average daily rate
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£170 £310 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +90.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £155 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £450 £177
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £325 £175
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +85.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.01% -88.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -59.61%
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
4718 4270 4191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.64% 46.36% 48.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2716 2210 2108
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 249 255
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex - 4 £120 -
Berkshire 0 3 - - 1
Hampshire -16 3 £175 -43.77%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 13 (43.33%) Windows 7
5 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (40.00%) ITIL
6 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
7 8 (26.67%) SCOM
7 8 (26.67%) VMware
7 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
8 7 (23.33%) Lync
9 6 (20.00%) MS Office
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco
9 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (16.67%) McAfee
10 5 (16.67%) HP
10 5 (16.67%) Dell
10 5 (16.67%) DHCP
10 5 (16.67%) DNS
10 5 (16.67%) WSUS
11 4 (13.33%) PKI
11 4 (13.33%) SCVMM
11 4 (13.33%) Network Security
11 4 (13.33%) Time Management
11 4 (13.33%) SCCM
11 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (13.33%) Forefront Identity Manager

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (23.33%) Lync
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
1 5 (16.67%) DHCP
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security
3 3 (10.00%) Internet
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.33%) Junos
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 4 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) PKI
2 3 (10.00%) iPad
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Time Management
2 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.67%) Software Distribution
4 2 (6.67%) Release Management
4 2 (6.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.33%) WFM
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.33%) HND
4 3 (10.00%) MCSE
4 3 (10.00%) MCDST
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MCSA
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCOM
2 5 (16.67%) WSUS
3 4 (13.33%) SCCM
3 4 (13.33%) SCVMM
3 4 (13.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
3 4 (13.33%) Backup Exec
4 3 (10.00%) AirWatch
4 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (16.67%) HP
4 5 (16.67%) Dell
4 5 (16.67%) McAfee
5 4 (13.33%) Veritas
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 4 (13.33%) Symantec
6 3 (10.00%) Panasonic
6 3 (10.00%) Juniper
6 3 (10.00%) Adobe
6 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.00%) Toshiba
6 3 (10.00%) Google
6 3 (10.00%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.33%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) F5