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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 248 231 225
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing Sophos 16 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.071% 0.093%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
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£350 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +23.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.38 £23.88 £13.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% +77.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +56.25%
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
4758 4014 4261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.68% 47.34% 49.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2449 2060 1912
Average daily rate £368 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +3.44%
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 236 339
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
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 28 November 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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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
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Home Counties - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 40 (95.24%) Windows
2 29 (69.05%) Microsoft
2 29 (69.05%) Security Cleared
3 28 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (66.67%) VMware
3 28 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 23 (54.76%) McAfee
4 23 (54.76%) McAfee ePO
5 22 (52.38%) Lumension
6 21 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 19 (45.24%) Backup Exec
8 17 (40.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
10 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 14 (33.33%) DV Cleared
10 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
11 13 (30.95%) Windows 7
12 12 (28.57%) Linux
12 12 (28.57%) MCSE
12 12 (28.57%) ITIL
12 12 (28.57%) MCP
12 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (28.57%) Service Management
13 11 (26.19%) IIS
13 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (26.19%) Clustering
14 9 (21.43%) HP
14 9 (21.43%) Citrix
14 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 28 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 17 (40.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (26.19%) IIS
4 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (7.14%) Lync
7 1 (2.38%) Moodle
7 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (14.29%) DNS
3 5 (11.90%) DHCP
4 3 (7.14%) SAN
5 2 (4.76%) Internet
5 2 (4.76%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.38%) ADSL
6 1 (2.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Team Leader
2 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 7 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (16.67%) Administrator
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.14%) Security Specialist
7 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Server Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (26.19%) Clustering
2 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) iPad
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (95.24%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (30.95%) Windows 7
4 12 (28.57%) Linux
5 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (16.67%) Windows Vista
6 7 (16.67%) UNIX
7 6 (14.29%) Solaris
8 5 (11.90%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
1 12 (28.57%) Service Management
2 7 (16.67%) Security Management
3 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (14.29%) Validation
4 5 (11.90%) Operations Management
4 5 (11.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) Line Management
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL V3
4 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.90%) Change Management
4 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Security Cleared
2 21 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 12 (28.57%) MCSE
4 12 (28.57%) MCP
4 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 8 (19.05%) Firmware
5 5 (11.90%) VMware ESX
5 5 (11.90%) vCloud
5 5 (11.90%) vSphere
6 3 (7.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (54.76%) McAfee ePO
2 19 (45.24%) Backup Exec
3 7 (16.67%) SCCM
3 7 (16.67%) SCOM
3 7 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (14.29%) MOM
4 6 (14.29%) SAP Afaria
4 6 (14.29%) HP SIM
4 6 (14.29%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.76%) SCDPM
6 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Microsoft
2 28 (66.67%) VMware
3 23 (54.76%) McAfee
4 22 (52.38%) Lumension
5 9 (21.43%) HP
5 9 (21.43%) Citrix
6 7 (16.67%) Symantec
7 6 (14.29%) Qualys
7 6 (14.29%) Altiris
8 5 (11.90%) Acronis
8 5 (11.90%) Veritas
9 1 (2.38%) Google
9 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.38%) Veeam
9 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.38%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.38%) Toshiba
9 1 (2.38%) BT
9 1 (2.38%) EMC
9 1 (2.38%) BMC
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