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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 240 228 209
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -19
Contract jobs citing Sophos 15 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.059% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£350 £380 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +38.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -10.93%
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
4438 3878 3747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.06% 46.13% 48.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2309 1925 1760
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 £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 228 323
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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
Hampshire -14 5 £325 -14.47% 2
West Sussex - 4 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Microsoft
3 22 (66.67%) VMware
3 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 22 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (63.64%) MS Exchange
5 18 (54.55%) SC Cleared
5 18 (54.55%) Backup Exec
6 16 (48.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (48.48%) McAfee
7 15 (45.45%) MS Excel
8 14 (42.42%) Linux
8 14 (42.42%) MCSE
8 14 (42.42%) ITIL
8 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (42.42%) Hyper-V
8 14 (42.42%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (42.42%) Lumension
9 12 (36.36%) MCP
9 12 (36.36%) Service Management
10 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
11 8 (24.24%) Citrix
11 8 (24.24%) Firmware
12 7 (21.21%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (21.21%) Blackberry
12 7 (21.21%) Symantec
12 7 (21.21%) Firewall
12 7 (21.21%) DNS
12 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 21 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 16 (48.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (12.12%) IIS
6 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 3 (9.09%) Lync
7 1 (3.03%) Moodle
7 1 (3.03%) Apache
7 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
1 7 (21.21%) Firewall
2 6 (18.18%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) Internet
4 2 (6.06%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security
5 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.03%) ADSL
5 1 (3.03%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Team Leader
2 9 (27.27%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.06%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Computer Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Computer Operator
7 1 (3.03%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Blackberry
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (42.42%) Linux
4 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.06%) UNIX
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 12 (36.36%) Service Management
3 6 (18.18%) Validation
3 6 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (15.15%) Line Management
4 5 (15.15%) Operations Management
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
4 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.06%) Time Management
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.03%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 14 (42.42%) MCSE
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (36.36%) MCP
5 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (42.42%) Hyper-V
3 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 8 (24.24%) Firmware
5 4 (12.12%) VMware ESX
5 4 (12.12%) vSphere
5 4 (12.12%) vCloud
6 2 (6.06%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (54.55%) Backup Exec
2 14 (42.42%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (21.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (15.15%) NetBackup
5 2 (6.06%) SCCM
5 2 (6.06%) SCDPM
6 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (78.79%) Microsoft
2 22 (66.67%) VMware
3 16 (48.48%) McAfee
4 14 (42.42%) Lumension
5 8 (24.24%) Citrix
6 7 (21.21%) Symantec
7 4 (12.12%) Veritas
7 4 (12.12%) Acronis
7 4 (12.12%) HP
8 3 (9.09%) Dell
8 3 (9.09%) Cisco
9 2 (6.06%) Panasonic
10 1 (3.03%) Veeam
10 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.03%) Imperva
10 1 (3.03%) Trend Micro
10 1 (3.03%) Proofpoint
10 1 (3.03%) F5
10 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
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