The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 48 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.24% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£142 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £175 £325
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.41% +26.25%
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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 Tyne and Wear region.

Vendors Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
195 97 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 45.99% 47.09% 46.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 38 80
Average daily rate £345 £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £170 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £498 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 13
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £18.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Sophos
Top 2 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Security Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS