The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 220 223 239
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Sophos 20 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.13% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.26% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 2
Average daily rate
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£311 £155 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.80% -41.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £175 £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £180 £338
% change year-on-year
+86.11% -46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £105.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £24.50 -
% change year-on-year
-54.08% -
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4326 4156 4808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.13% 49.13% 48.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 2067 2057
Average daily rate £350 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 298 335
Average hourly rate £16.14 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Sophos
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 19 £313 -
East Sussex - 1 £123 -
Berkshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 32 (91.43%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) VMware
2 23 (65.71%) Security Cleared
3 22 (62.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (62.86%) McAfee
4 21 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (57.14%) McAfee ePO
5 20 (57.14%) Lumension
6 18 (51.43%) MS Exchange
7 16 (45.71%) UNIX
7 16 (45.71%) DV Cleared
8 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
9 13 (37.14%) ITIL
9 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
9 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
10 12 (34.29%) Citrix
10 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (34.29%) MCSE
11 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (28.57%) Service Management
12 10 (28.57%) Linux
12 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
12 10 (28.57%) Backup Exec
13 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
13 9 (25.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (25.71%) MCP
13 9 (25.71%) Solaris
14 8 (22.86%) Change Management
14 8 (22.86%) Security Management

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 18 (51.43%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.86%) IIS
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (20.00%) Lync
3 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) LAN
2 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) BGP
3 1 (2.86%) TACACS
3 1 (2.86%) OSPF
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) SMTP
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 10 (28.57%) Administrator
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 4 (11.43%) Team Leader
3 4 (11.43%) Security Specialist
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 32 (91.43%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (45.71%) UNIX
4 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (28.57%) Linux
7 9 (25.71%) Solaris
8 7 (20.00%) Windows Vista
9 2 (5.71%) CentOS
9 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.71%) AIX
9 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Service Management
3 9 (25.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (22.86%) Change Management
4 8 (22.86%) Security Management
5 7 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 7 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 7 (20.00%) CRM
5 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.71%) Information Security
8 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.86%) Change Control
8 1 (2.86%) Protective Monitoring
8 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.86%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (65.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (45.71%) DV Cleared
3 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (34.29%) MCSE
5 9 (25.71%) MCP
6 1 (2.86%) CISSP
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCNP
6 1 (2.86%) CCNA
6 1 (2.86%) CCSA
6 1 (2.86%) GSEC
6 1 (2.86%) CCSE
6 1 (2.86%) CEH
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 22 (62.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
3 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.57%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (57.14%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (28.57%) Backup Exec
3 7 (20.00%) SCCM
3 7 (20.00%) SCOM
3 7 (20.00%) SAP Afaria
3 7 (20.00%) HP SIM
3 7 (20.00%) MOM
4 2 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) VMware
2 22 (62.86%) McAfee
3 20 (57.14%) Lumension
4 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
5 12 (34.29%) Citrix
6 8 (22.86%) HP
7 7 (20.00%) Qualys
7 7 (20.00%) Altiris
8 2 (5.71%) EMC
8 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.86%) Symantec
9 1 (2.86%) Intel
9 1 (2.86%) Cisco
9 1 (2.86%) Juniper
9 1 (2.86%) NetApp
9 1 (2.86%) Veritas
9 1 (2.86%) Brocade
9 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.86%) Acronis