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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 134 152 147
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing Sophos 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.094% 0.092%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £320 £335 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +57.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £203 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £467 £243
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £9.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+63.88% -48.57%
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
1171 1314 1361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.93% 41.17% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 838 850
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £201 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 63 127
Median hourly rate £21.13 £34.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.76% +52.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.50 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 - 2 £145 -
Wiltshire - 2 £320 -
Bristol - 1 £350 - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
5 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) Service Management
5 3 (37.50%) Veeam
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
5 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi

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 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Back Office
1 3 (37.50%) Military
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CESG
1 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
1 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
3 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Veeam
4 2 (25.00%) CA
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Becrypt