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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 31 May 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 606 552 550
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -2
Contract jobs citing Sophos 37 58 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 31
Median daily rate £375 £223 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.53% -37.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £150 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £255 £341
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -25.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
Median hourly rate - £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.75 £11.25
% change year-on-year
- +13.31%

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
23948 24289 23781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.65% 44.81% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14824 14140 13473
Median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 1108 1060
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sophos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 32 £363 +72.61% 22
London -3 11 £363 +93.33% 9
West Midlands -12 7 £185 -21.27% 1
City of London +38 4 £135 -18.18% 4
Birmingham - 4 £180 -
Yorkshire 0 3 £438 -
South West -5 3 £160 - 2
South East -34 3 £375 +47.05% 5
Worcestershire - 3 £325 -
Malvern - 3 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £438 -
Doncaster - 3 £438 -
Oxfordshire +9 2 £375 +150.00% 5
East Midlands +8 2 £350 -6.66% 1
Leicestershire +2 2 £350 -6.66%
Manchester -18 2 - - 3
North West -19 2 - - 4
Oxford - 2 £375 -
Scotland - 2 £300 -
East of England +3 1 - -
Norfolk +2 1 - -
Gloucester -3 1 £133 -
Hampshire -3 1 £375 +150.00%
Leicester -4 1 £275 -26.66%
Gloucestershire -4 1 £133 -
Norwich -8 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £160 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Midlothian - 1 £225 -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sophos.

1 59 (74.68%) Windows
2 56 (70.89%) Active Directory
3 39 (49.37%) Microsoft
3 39 (49.37%) Windows Server
4 27 (34.18%) Citrix
5 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (30.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (30.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (29.11%) DNS
7 23 (29.11%) VMware
8 22 (27.85%) Windows 7
9 21 (26.58%) DHCP
10 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
10 20 (25.32%) MS Office
11 19 (24.05%) ITIL
11 19 (24.05%) Security Cleared
12 18 (22.78%) Cisco
13 16 (20.25%) HP
13 16 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (17.72%) Oracle
14 14 (17.72%) MCSE
14 14 (17.72%) SCCM
14 14 (17.72%) XenApp
15 13 (16.46%) Migration
16 12 (15.19%) Forcepoint
16 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
17 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
17 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
17 11 (13.92%) NetApp

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (7.59%) IIS
5 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.33%) Apache
7 4 (5.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.06%) Skype for Business
8 3 (3.80%) ArcGIS
8 3 (3.80%) IBM Domino
8 3 (3.80%) IBM Notes
8 3 (3.80%) WebSphere
8 3 (3.80%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 20 (25.32%) MS Office
2 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Office 365
2 3 (3.80%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.11%) DNS
2 21 (26.58%) DHCP
3 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.66%) VPN
5 8 (10.13%) Firewall
6 7 (8.86%) NetScaler
6 7 (8.86%) SAN
7 6 (7.59%) VoIP
8 5 (6.33%) Internet
8 5 (6.33%) LAN
8 5 (6.33%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (6.33%) WAN
9 4 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.06%) Network Security
10 3 (3.80%) VLAN
11 2 (2.53%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.53%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (2.53%) Wireless
12 1 (1.27%) DMZ
12 1 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.80%) GIS
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) ClearCase
1 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (5.06%) Banking
1 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.53%) Military
3 1 (1.27%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Analyst
2 14 (17.72%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Desktop Support
4 8 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Author
5 7 (8.86%) Technical Author
5 7 (8.86%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) IT Support
7 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.33%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.33%) IT Support Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Senior IT Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Senior IT Support
7 5 (6.33%) Senior Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) Web Services
2 3 (3.80%) Dojo
2 3 (3.80%) GWT
2 3 (3.80%) J2EE
2 3 (3.80%) JSF
2 3 (3.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.06%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.06%) Clustering
3 4 (5.06%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) Replication
5 2 (2.53%) CESG
5 2 (2.53%) CMDB
5 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.27%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.27%) iPad
6 1 (1.27%) iPhone
6 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 59 (74.68%) Windows
2 39 (49.37%) Windows Server
3 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (30.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (27.85%) Windows 7
6 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (12.66%) Linux
8 8 (10.13%) Windows XP
9 5 (6.33%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.06%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (3.80%) Android
12 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) ITIL
2 13 (16.46%) Migration
3 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (8.86%) Patch Management
4 6 (7.59%) ITIL V3
4 6 (7.59%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.06%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (5.06%) ITSM
6 4 (5.06%) Performance Optimisation
6 4 (5.06%) Service Management
7 3 (3.80%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.80%) Image Processing
7 3 (3.80%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.80%) Process Management
7 3 (3.80%) System Testing
7 3 (3.80%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.80%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.86%) SQL
3 5 (6.33%) C
4 3 (3.80%) Java
4 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (30.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (24.05%) Security Cleared
3 14 (17.72%) MCSE
4 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
5 9 (11.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (10.13%) MCSA
7 4 (5.06%) MCP
8 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.80%) CISSP
8 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
8 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.53%) CCNA
9 2 (2.53%) CISM
9 2 (2.53%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.53%) Degree
10 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.27%) GIAC
10 1 (1.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.53%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (70.89%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.72%) XenApp
4 10 (12.66%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (10.13%) vSphere
5 8 (10.13%) XenDesktop
6 7 (8.86%) VMware ESX
7 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
8 5 (6.33%) UAG
9 4 (5.06%) BitLocker
9 4 (5.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.53%) Veritas File System
11 1 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (17.72%) SCCM
2 6 (7.59%) SCOM
2 6 (7.59%) WSUS
3 4 (5.06%) AirWatch
3 4 (5.06%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.80%) EdgeSight
4 3 (3.80%) HP SIM
4 3 (3.80%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.27%) DameWare
5 1 (1.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.27%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 39 (49.37%) Microsoft
2 27 (34.18%) Citrix
3 23 (29.11%) VMware
4 18 (22.78%) Cisco
5 16 (20.25%) HP
6 14 (17.72%) Oracle
7 12 (15.19%) Forcepoint
8 11 (13.92%) NetApp
9 9 (11.39%) Kaspersky
10 8 (10.13%) Dell
10 8 (10.13%) SolarWinds
11 7 (8.86%) Altiris
11 7 (8.86%) AppSense
11 7 (8.86%) Symantec
12 6 (7.59%) Lumension
13 4 (5.06%) Canon
13 4 (5.06%) CheckPoint
14 3 (3.80%) Apple
14 3 (3.80%) arcserve
14 3 (3.80%) Lotus
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