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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 236 228 244
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing Sophos 19 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.15% 0.052%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.30% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 0
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£338 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £184 £313
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -41.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.94 £23.88 £13.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% +77.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.00% +25.00%
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
4502 4263 4692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.96% 49.06% 49.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2353 2153 2046
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £220
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 287 248 305
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £350 +115.38% 1
Hampshire -19 6 £450 +30.90%
Surrey - 2 £95 -
Berkshire +11 1 £325 +62.50% 1
Kent - 1 - - 1
Home Counties - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 38 (95.00%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
3 26 (65.00%) VMware
3 26 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (62.50%) Security Cleared
5 24 (60.00%) MS Exchange
6 19 (47.50%) McAfee
6 19 (47.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (47.50%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (45.00%) Lumension
8 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
9 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
10 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
11 13 (32.50%) Backup Exec
11 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
12 12 (30.00%) DV Cleared
13 11 (27.50%) Clustering
13 11 (27.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (27.50%) IIS
13 11 (27.50%) UNIX
14 10 (25.00%) Solaris
14 10 (25.00%) HP
15 9 (22.50%) Citrix
15 9 (22.50%) Security Management
15 9 (22.50%) Windows Vista
15 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
16 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (17.50%) SCCM

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 24 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (27.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (27.50%) IIS
3 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.50%) Lync
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.50%) Moodle
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) DHCP
4 3 (7.50%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) Internet
5 2 (5.00%) NAS
6 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.50%) ADSL
6 1 (2.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Systems Administrator
1 9 (22.50%) Administrator
2 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 5 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 5 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Clustering
2 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (17.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 38 (95.00%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (27.50%) UNIX
6 10 (25.00%) Solaris
7 9 (22.50%) Windows Vista
8 7 (17.50%) Linux
9 5 (12.50%) Windows 2000
10 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
11 2 (5.00%) AIX
11 2 (5.00%) CentOS
12 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Security Management
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Service Management
3 6 (15.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 3 (7.50%) Validation
5 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.00%) Line Management
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.00%) Operations Management
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 12 (30.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) MCP
4 6 (15.00%) MCSE
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (47.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.00%) vSphere
5 5 (12.50%) vCloud
5 5 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 4 (10.00%) Firmware
7 3 (7.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (47.50%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (32.50%) Backup Exec
3 7 (17.50%) SCCM
3 7 (17.50%) SCOM
3 7 (17.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (15.00%) NetBackup
4 6 (15.00%) MOM
4 6 (15.00%) HP SIM
4 6 (15.00%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (5.00%) SCDPM
5 2 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (65.00%) VMware
3 19 (47.50%) McAfee
4 18 (45.00%) Lumension
5 10 (25.00%) HP
6 9 (22.50%) Citrix
7 7 (17.50%) Symantec
8 6 (15.00%) Altiris
8 6 (15.00%) Qualys
9 5 (12.50%) Acronis
9 5 (12.50%) Veritas
10 3 (7.50%) EMC
11 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
12 1 (2.50%) BMC
12 1 (2.50%) Intel
12 1 (2.50%) Adobe
12 1 (2.50%) Google
12 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
12 1 (2.50%) Cisco
12 1 (2.50%) Toshiba