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 West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 28 July 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 West 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 126 107 124
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs citing Sophos 14 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 1.10% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Average daily rate
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£355 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.47% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £336 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £504 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £485 £350
% change year-on-year
-30.92% +38.57%
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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1269 914 1267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.52% 42.89% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 539 681
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 101
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.23 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Bristol -18 2 £275 -47.61%
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (80.00%) McAfee
2 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (50.00%) VMware ESX
5 9 (45.00%) Service Delivery
5 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (45.00%) Unit Testing
5 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
5 9 (45.00%) VBScript
5 9 (45.00%) ClearCase
5 9 (45.00%) Configuration Management
6 8 (40.00%) SCCM
7 7 (35.00%) Citrix
8 6 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (30.00%) Symantec
8 6 (30.00%) XenApp
8 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
8 6 (30.00%) Altiris
9 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (25.00%) Change Control
10 4 (20.00%) Firewall
10 4 (20.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
11 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
12 2 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Server Support
4 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) CMDB
1 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (45.00%) Service Delivery
1 9 (45.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) VBScript
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (30.00%) XenApp
3 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SCCM
2 6 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (5.00%) WSUS
5 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) McAfee
2 13 (65.00%) VMware
3 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Citrix
5 6 (30.00%) Symantec
5 6 (30.00%) Altiris
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 1 (5.00%) Nortel
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) CA
7 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) Lumension
7 1 (5.00%) Becrypt
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