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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 144 111 122
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +11
Contract jobs citing Sophos 3 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.092% 0.38% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.92% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £269 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £184 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £354 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.69 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+24.60% -6.25%
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
1367 980 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.84% 41.54% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 582 665
Average daily rate £375 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 78 79
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.96 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Devon - 2 £213 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (85.71%) McAfee
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (35.71%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (35.71%) Change Control
7 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
8 3 (21.43%) SCCM
8 3 (21.43%) HP
8 3 (21.43%) DHCP
8 3 (21.43%) DNS
8 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
8 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (21.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (21.43%) Security Architecture
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
9 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
9 2 (14.29%) Cisco
9 2 (14.29%) MS Office

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) PBX
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Flash
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Android
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Change Control
2 3 (21.43%) Security Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Network Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
4 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (21.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (21.43%) SCCM
3 2 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) McAfee
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Altiris
5 2 (14.29%) WatchGuard
5 2 (14.29%) SonicWALL
6 1 (7.14%) Veeam
6 1 (7.14%) Acronis
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec