The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank - 53 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.58% -
As % of the Vendors category - 1.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +26.31%
Sophos
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
230 252 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 40.85% 48.55% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 187 97
Average daily rate £325 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.65 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £23.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 14 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec