The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 509 517 462
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -55
Contract jobs citing Sophos 68 44 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.090% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 18 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £384 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -10.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23226 22237 21580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.75% 45.69% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13600 12391 11275
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1021 986 1333
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sophos
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Sophos Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sophos
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 64 £333 -5.00% 35
London +13 30 £266 -18.07% 14
South East -12 15 £350 -7.89% 8
East of England +7 8 £265 - 3
Hampshire -14 5 £325 -14.47% 2
South West -26 5 £450 +24.13%
Essex +4 4 £270 -
West Midlands - 4 £318 - 1
West Sussex - 4 - -
Worcestershire - 4 £318 -
City of London +10 2 £265 -17.70% 2
Yorkshire +1 2 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Malvern - 2 £285 -
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £198 -
Cheshire - - - - 4
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 134 (87.01%) Windows
2 82 (53.25%) Active Directory
3 76 (49.35%) Microsoft
4 70 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (44.81%) VMware
6 64 (41.56%) Security Cleared
7 59 (38.31%) MS Exchange
8 52 (33.77%) SCCM
9 51 (33.12%) Windows 7
10 48 (31.17%) McAfee
11 46 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (27.27%) ITIL
12 42 (27.27%) MS Office
13 41 (26.62%) Firewall
13 41 (26.62%) SC Cleared
14 38 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2003
15 36 (23.38%) DNS
16 35 (22.73%) DHCP
16 35 (22.73%) MS Excel
17 34 (22.08%) Exchange Server 2010
18 33 (21.43%) HP
18 33 (21.43%) Citrix
19 31 (20.13%) Microsoft Certification
20 30 (19.48%) MCSE
20 30 (19.48%) Hyper-V
21 29 (18.83%) VPN
21 29 (18.83%) Symantec
22 28 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
23 27 (17.53%) Backup Exec
24 26 (16.88%) Cisco

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 59 (38.31%) MS Exchange
2 38 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 34 (22.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (11.69%) SharePoint
5 13 (8.44%) Lync
6 8 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (3.90%) IIS
9 3 (1.95%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.95%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.30%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.65%) Apache
11 1 (0.65%) Moodle
Applications
1 42 (27.27%) MS Office
2 35 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.25%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.65%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.30%) IaaS
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (26.62%) Firewall
2 36 (23.38%) DNS
3 35 (22.73%) DHCP
4 29 (18.83%) VPN
5 18 (11.69%) TCP/IP
6 16 (10.39%) SAN
7 15 (9.74%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (4.55%) VLAN
9 6 (3.90%) WAN
9 6 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (3.90%) LAN
10 4 (2.60%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.95%) Network Security
11 3 (1.95%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.95%) Internet
12 2 (1.30%) Wireless
12 2 (1.30%) SSH
12 2 (1.30%) PBX
12 2 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.95%) MySQL
5 2 (1.30%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (8.44%) Finance
2 7 (4.55%) Legal
3 5 (3.25%) Law
3 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.95%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Front Office
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (13.64%) Support Engineer
1 21 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
2 20 (12.99%) Desktop Engineer
3 18 (11.69%) Desktop Support
4 17 (11.04%) Analyst
4 17 (11.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 15 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (7.79%) Rollout Engineer
7 11 (7.14%) Team Leader
8 9 (5.84%) Consultant
8 9 (5.84%) Server Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 7 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Technician
11 4 (2.60%) IT Support
11 4 (2.60%) Security Analyst
11 4 (2.60%) Deployment Engineer
11 4 (2.60%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) Middleware
1 3 (1.95%) LAMP
2 1 (0.65%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.65%) jQuery
2 1 (0.65%) HTML
2 1 (0.65%) CSS
2 1 (0.65%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.34%) Blackberry
2 15 (9.74%) Clustering
2 15 (9.74%) PKI
3 12 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.25%) iPad
4 5 (3.25%) Replication
4 5 (3.25%) CESG
4 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.60%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.60%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.95%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.30%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.30%) Open Source
8 1 (0.65%) Kindle
8 1 (0.65%) User Experience
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 134 (87.01%) Windows
2 70 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (33.12%) Windows 7
4 28 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (14.94%) Linux
6 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (10.39%) Windows XP
8 12 (7.79%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.55%) Mac OS X
9 7 (4.55%) Android
10 5 (3.25%) Windows Vista
10 5 (3.25%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.60%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.30%) UNIX
12 2 (1.30%) VMS
13 1 (0.65%) Solaris
13 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.27%) ITIL
2 13 (8.44%) Service Management
2 13 (8.44%) Line Management
3 12 (7.79%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.14%) Change Management
4 11 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (5.84%) Migration
6 8 (5.19%) Asset Management
6 8 (5.19%) Load Balancing
6 8 (5.19%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (4.55%) Time Management
8 6 (3.90%) Information Security
8 6 (3.90%) Validation
9 5 (3.25%) Network Design
9 5 (3.25%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.25%) Operations Management
9 5 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (3.25%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.25%) Change Control
10 4 (2.60%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.04%) SQL
3 7 (4.55%) VBScript
4 5 (3.25%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.95%) C
6 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (41.56%) Security Cleared
2 41 (26.62%) SC Cleared
3 31 (20.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (19.48%) MCSE
5 22 (14.29%) MCP
6 18 (11.69%) DV Cleared
7 13 (8.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (5.19%) MCDST
9 7 (4.55%) CCNA
9 7 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (3.90%) MCITP
11 5 (3.25%) CISSP
12 4 (2.60%) Degree
12 4 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.60%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (1.95%) RHCT
13 3 (1.95%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.95%) VCP5
13 3 (1.95%) RHCE
13 3 (1.95%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.65%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 46 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (19.48%) Hyper-V
4 21 (13.64%) vSphere
5 18 (11.69%) vCloud
6 16 (10.39%) XenApp
7 12 (7.79%) VMware ESX
8 8 (5.19%) Firmware
9 5 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.60%) XenServer
10 4 (2.60%) UAG
11 3 (1.95%) NFS
12 2 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.30%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 52 (33.77%) SCCM
2 27 (17.53%) Backup Exec
3 19 (12.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 16 (10.39%) SCOM
5 14 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (7.79%) SCDPM
7 7 (4.55%) SCVMM
7 7 (4.55%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.60%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.95%) WSUS
9 3 (1.95%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (1.95%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (1.30%) Legato
10 2 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.65%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 76 (49.35%) Microsoft
2 69 (44.81%) VMware
3 48 (31.17%) McAfee
4 33 (21.43%) Citrix
4 33 (21.43%) HP
5 29 (18.83%) Symantec
6 26 (16.88%) Cisco
7 21 (13.64%) Lumension
8 19 (12.34%) F5
9 14 (9.09%) Google
10 10 (6.49%) Altiris
11 9 (5.84%) Apple
11 9 (5.84%) Dell
12 8 (5.19%) Veritas
13 7 (4.55%) EMC
13 7 (4.55%) Panasonic
14 5 (3.25%) Veeam
14 5 (3.25%) SonicWALL
14 5 (3.25%) Acronis
14 5 (3.25%) Oracle
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