The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 - - 40
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon - - 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category - - 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.69 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+24.60% -6.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Vendors Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
188 151 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 41.59% 46.75% 50.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 120 149
Average daily rate £420 £398 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 6
Average hourly rate £22.69 £14.02 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.89% -11.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £14.03 £21.50
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 Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the Swindon region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Swindon region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 8 (100.00%) McAfee
2 5 (62.50%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (62.50%) Change Control
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) Network Management
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) Service Management
6 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Network Design

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) McAfee
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle