The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 6 May 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 133 138 140
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Sophos 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.033% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.085% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Median daily rate £136 - £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 - £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 - £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1221 1179 1383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.76% 38.74% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 663 850
Median daily rate £363 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 92 82
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.19 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% +20.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.40 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Sophos
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sophos across the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Sophos Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +12 4 £131 -
Somerset - 1 £160 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
4 10 (71.43%) ITIL
4 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
5 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (57.14%) DHCP
5 8 (57.14%) DNS
5 8 (57.14%) VMware
6 7 (50.00%) NetApp
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (50.00%) MCSE
6 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (42.86%) vSphere
7 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
7 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (42.86%) MCSA
7 6 (42.86%) VMware ESX
7 6 (42.86%) Migration
7 6 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (35.71%) Forcepoint

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DHCP
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) VoIP
2 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 4 (28.57%) Internet
3 4 (28.57%) LAN
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) IT Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior IT Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (14.29%) CMDB
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) CESG
4 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
4 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 4 (28.57%) ITSM
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Software Licensing
5 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) MCSE
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (42.86%) MCSA
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (7.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (42.86%) VMware ESX
4 6 (42.86%) vSphere
5 4 (28.57%) BitLocker
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (28.57%) UAG
5 4 (28.57%) XenApp
5 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) NetApp
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 5 (35.71%) Forcepoint
5 4 (28.57%) AppSense
5 4 (28.57%) Canon
6 2 (14.29%) Dell
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
7 1 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (7.14%) Veeam