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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 134 - 137
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.069% - 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% - 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 11
Median daily rate £256 - £426
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 - £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 - £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £230 £325
% change year-on-year
+44.56% -29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £13.25 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+47.16% +26.19%
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
1217 1366 1285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.11% 41.65% 40.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 839 806
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 92 67
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.87 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
Devon - 1 £150 -
Wiltshire - 1 £363 - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) Service Management
4 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (50.00%) Forcepoint
4 3 (50.00%) VoIP
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (33.33%) Canon
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) Change Management
5 2 (33.33%) ITSM
5 2 (33.33%) Management Information System

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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) CMDB
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) BitLocker
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (33.33%) UAG
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Forcepoint
3 2 (33.33%) AppSense
3 2 (33.33%) Canon
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam