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 3 December 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 228 266 248
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -18
Contract jobs citing Sophos 19 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.063% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.13% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Median daily rate £250 £203 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -42.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £213 £350
% change year-on-year
+58.82% -39.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £9.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+63.88% -48.57%
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
3728 4522 4744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.81% 47.44% 47.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2074 2481 2445
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 240 295
Median hourly rate £17.75 £21.55 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.63% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Oxfordshire +6 11 £300 - 2
Hampshire - 4 £250 - 2
Middlesex - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
4 16 (51.61%) VMware
5 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
6 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (35.48%) DHCP
7 11 (35.48%) DNS
7 11 (35.48%) Citrix
8 10 (32.26%) Windows Server
9 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
9 9 (29.03%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (29.03%) Project Management
9 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
10 8 (25.81%) HP
10 8 (25.81%) Python
10 8 (25.81%) XenApp
10 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (25.81%) vSphere
10 8 (25.81%) High Availability
11 7 (22.58%) Line Management
11 7 (22.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
11 7 (22.58%) Clustering
11 7 (22.58%) Apex Code
11 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
11 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
11 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (22.58%) Middleware

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 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
3 5 (16.13%) IIS
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) DHCP
1 11 (35.48%) DNS
2 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
3 7 (22.58%) SAN
4 5 (16.13%) MPLS
5 4 (12.90%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (12.90%) Firewall
5 4 (12.90%) iSCSI
6 3 (9.68%) LAN
6 3 (9.68%) WAN
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.45%) Internet
7 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
8 1 (3.23%) VoIP
8 1 (3.23%) VPN
8 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Back Office
2 3 (9.68%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) .NET Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Salesforce Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Senior .NET Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Senior Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Senior Salesforce Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Support Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (16.13%) Service Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
1 7 (22.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Clustering
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.90%) Replication
4 2 (6.45%) Copywriting
4 2 (6.45%) Social Media
5 1 (3.23%) CESG
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (32.26%) Windows Server
5 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.23%) Android
9 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Project Management
2 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) High Availability
3 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Line Management
3 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
5 5 (16.13%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) Change Management
6 4 (12.90%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.45%) B2B
7 2 (6.45%) CRM
7 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (6.45%) Market Research
7 2 (6.45%) Time Management
8 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.23%) Open Source
8 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Python
2 7 (22.58%) Apex Code
2 7 (22.58%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) Perl
3 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.45%) MCP
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) vSphere
2 8 (25.81%) XenApp
3 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (12.90%) Firmware
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (12.90%) Terminal Services
5 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 4 (12.90%) EdgeSight
2 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (12.90%) SafeCom
2 4 (12.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (12.90%) WSUS
3 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) VMware
3 11 (35.48%) Citrix
4 9 (29.03%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (25.81%) HP
6 6 (19.35%) Cisco
7 5 (16.13%) Symantec
8 4 (12.90%) Dell
8 4 (12.90%) EMC
9 2 (6.45%) Forcepoint
9 2 (6.45%) SAP
10 1 (3.23%) 3PAR
10 1 (3.23%) Alias
10 1 (3.23%) Aruba
10 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.23%) Google
10 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.23%) Toshiba
10 1 (3.23%) Veeam