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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 221 232 241
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing Sophos 25 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.12% 0.031%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.25% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 1
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£310 £163 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.76% -39.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £175 £325
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £190.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-59.61% +30.00%
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
4374 4330 4856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.16% 48.73% 49.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 2180 2115
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £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 251 260 292
Average hourly rate £17.07 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.46% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.55 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 £311 -
Berkshire +9 1 £325 - 1
Surrey -2 1 £95 - 2
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £230 +41.53% 3
East Sussex - 1 £123 -
Kent - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 17 (54.84%) VMware
3 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (51.61%) Security Cleared
4 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
5 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
5 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
6 13 (41.94%) McAfee
6 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (41.94%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (38.71%) Lumension
7 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (35.48%) UNIX
9 10 (32.26%) IIS
9 10 (32.26%) Solaris
9 10 (32.26%) HP
9 10 (32.26%) Clustering
10 9 (29.03%) Security Management
10 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
11 8 (25.81%) Windows Vista
11 8 (25.81%) SCCM
11 8 (25.81%) SCOM
12 7 (22.58%) Qualys
12 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
12 7 (22.58%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (22.58%) Altiris
12 7 (22.58%) HP SIM
12 7 (22.58%) SAP Afaria
12 7 (22.58%) MOM

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (32.26%) IIS
3 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (6.45%) Lync
7 1 (3.23%) Moodle
7 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.13%) Firewall
3 4 (12.90%) DNS
4 3 (9.68%) DHCP
5 2 (6.45%) SAN
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.23%) ADSL
6 1 (3.23%) SMTP
6 1 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Systems Administrator
1 10 (32.26%) Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) Security Specialist
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Operator
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Clustering
2 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
4 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (35.48%) UNIX
6 10 (32.26%) Solaris
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Vista
8 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
9 3 (9.68%) Windows 2000
10 2 (6.45%) AIX
10 2 (6.45%) CentOS
11 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Security Management
2 7 (22.58%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.90%) vSphere
4 3 (9.68%) vCloud
4 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (25.81%) SCCM
2 8 (25.81%) SCOM
3 7 (22.58%) SAP Afaria
3 7 (22.58%) HP SIM
3 7 (22.58%) MOM
4 4 (12.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
4 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
5 2 (6.45%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
6 1 (3.23%) SCDPM
6 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 17 (54.84%) VMware
3 13 (41.94%) McAfee
4 12 (38.71%) Lumension
5 10 (32.26%) HP
6 7 (22.58%) Altiris
6 7 (22.58%) Qualys
7 6 (19.35%) Citrix
8 4 (12.90%) Symantec
9 3 (9.68%) Veritas
9 3 (9.68%) EMC
9 3 (9.68%) Acronis
10 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
11 1 (3.23%) BMC
11 1 (3.23%) Intel
11 1 (3.23%) Cisco
11 1 (3.23%) BT
11 1 (3.23%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (3.23%) Veeam
11 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds