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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 138 145 121
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Contract jobs citing Sophos 8 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.39% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Average daily rate £350 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £205 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.87 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.48% +4.35%
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
1226 1291 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.77% 39.92% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 770 587
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 62
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.38 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £30.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire - 7 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £125 - 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (81.82%) MS Exchange
4 8 (72.73%) DHCP
4 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 8 (72.73%) DNS
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (72.73%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (72.73%) vSphere
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
5 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
5 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (63.64%) ITIL
5 7 (63.64%) MCSE
6 6 (54.55%) MCSA
6 6 (54.55%) VMware ESX
6 6 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (54.55%) Migration
6 6 (54.55%) NetApp
6 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (45.45%) Linux
8 4 (36.36%) Cisco

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DHCP
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Military
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) IT Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior IT Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
4 1 (9.09%) CESG
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
4 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (45.45%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Open Source
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) MCSE
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) MCSA
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (72.73%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (72.73%) vSphere
3 6 (54.55%) VMware ESX
4 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (9.09%) UAG
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) WSUS
2 2 (18.18%) OpenView
3 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) NetApp
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Forcepoint
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (18.18%) Veeam
7 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 1 (9.09%) AppSense
7 1 (9.09%) Canon
7 1 (9.09%) Symantec