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 Wales 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 Wales 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 56 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.17% 0.47% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.00% 0.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £180 £338
% change year-on-year
+86.11% -46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £24.50 -
% change year-on-year
-54.08% -
Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
233 215 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 38.83% 50.23% 41.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 130 94
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.70 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the South Wales region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the South Wales region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) McAfee
3 10 (62.50%) Symantec
4 9 (56.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (56.25%) DV Cleared
5 8 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (43.75%) Windows
7 6 (37.50%) Clearswift
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) SCCM
8 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
9 4 (25.00%) Citrix
9 4 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (25.00%) UAG
9 4 (25.00%) Websense
10 3 (18.75%) Lumension
10 3 (18.75%) WSUS
10 3 (18.75%) Lotus
10 3 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (18.75%) Remedy
10 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
10 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
10 3 (18.75%) Cisco
10 3 (18.75%) LAN
10 3 (18.75%) VoIP
10 3 (18.75%) WAN
11 2 (12.50%) DHCP
11 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 2 (12.50%) DNS

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) VoIP
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Wintel Support
4 3 (18.75%) Deskside Support
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Support
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) VBScript
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) MCP
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (25.00%) UAG
3 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 2 (12.50%) MetaFrame
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (37.50%) SCCM
4 3 (18.75%) WSUS
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (12.50%) ARCserve
5 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
5 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) McAfee
2 10 (62.50%) Symantec
3 6 (37.50%) Clearswift
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) Websense
5 3 (18.75%) Lumension
5 3 (18.75%) Lotus
5 3 (18.75%) Remedy
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) VMware