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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 140 135 120
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing Sophos 3 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.096% 0.10% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.24% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.61% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
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
1242 1245 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.88% 43.09% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 700 637
Average daily rate £370 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 75 66
Average hourly rate £20.19 £15.50 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.22% +1.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £35.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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
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 27 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) XenApp
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) McAfee
5 2 (33.33%) Symantec
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) Acronis
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Phone
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) WatchGuard
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (33.33%) SonicWALL
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Android
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Lync
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (16.67%) PBX
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Flash
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Phone
3 2 (33.33%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
5 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) McAfee
4 2 (33.33%) Acronis
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (33.33%) WatchGuard
4 2 (33.33%) SonicWALL
5 1 (16.67%) Veeam
5 1 (16.67%) Adobe
5 1 (16.67%) Veritas