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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 600 569 552
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -17
Contract jobs citing Sophos 47 64 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 43
Median daily rate £350 £230 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -29.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £240 £326
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -26.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 9
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £11.25
% change year-on-year
- +15.55%

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
24072 24983 24115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.87% 44.52% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14772 14653 13569
Median daily rate £400 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 831 1112 1018
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.24% +7.19%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -12 39 £333 +47.77% 27
London +7 12 £325 +54.76% 6
West Midlands -9 12 £325 +38.29% 4
South East -6 7 £333 +41.48% 13
Hampshire +11 5 £325 +116.66% 1
City of London +54 4 £135 -21.73% 1
Manchester -7 4 £350 +35.26% 1
North West -20 4 £350 +45.83% 1
Birmingham - 4 £175 -
Scotland - 4 £375 -
Coventry -4 3 £325 +38.29% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £325 - 1
Malvern - 3 £325 -
Fareham - 3 £325 - 1
Oxfordshire +11 2 £375 +150.00% 10
Oxford - 2 £375 -
Leicestershire - 2 £350 -
East Midlands - 2 £350 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £363 -
Yorkshire +7 1 £425 - 2
South West - 1 £363 -
Wales - 1 £400 -
Melrose - 1 £375 -
Doncaster - 1 £425 -
Salisbury - 1 £363 -
Leicester - 1 £275 -
Loughborough - 1 £425 -
Portsmouth - 1 £325 -
Croydon - 1 - - 1
Sidcup - 1 - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 62 (72.09%) Windows
2 56 (65.12%) Active Directory
3 45 (52.33%) Microsoft
4 41 (47.67%) Windows Server
5 34 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (38.37%) Citrix
7 32 (37.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (33.72%) DNS
8 29 (33.72%) VMware
9 28 (32.56%) DHCP
10 26 (30.23%) MS Exchange
11 25 (29.07%) Security Cleared
12 24 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (26.74%) ITIL
14 22 (25.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (25.58%) Windows 7
15 21 (24.42%) Cisco
16 20 (23.26%) XenApp
17 19 (22.09%) TCP/IP
18 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
19 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
19 17 (19.77%) HP
20 15 (17.44%) MS Office
20 15 (17.44%) Forcepoint
20 15 (17.44%) SCCM
21 14 (16.28%) Migration
21 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
21 14 (16.28%) MCSE
21 14 (16.28%) SAN
21 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2013

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 26 (30.23%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (15.12%) SharePoint
4 10 (11.63%) Skype for Business
5 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (4.65%) IBM Domino
8 4 (4.65%) IBM Notes
9 3 (3.49%) Apache
9 3 (3.49%) IIS
10 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (1.16%) ArcGIS
11 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 15 (17.44%) MS Office
2 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (33.72%) DNS
2 28 (32.56%) DHCP
3 19 (22.09%) TCP/IP
4 14 (16.28%) SAN
5 13 (15.12%) Firewall
6 11 (12.79%) VPN
7 8 (9.30%) Network Security
8 7 (8.14%) NetScaler
8 7 (8.14%) VoIP
9 6 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (6.98%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (6.98%) iSCSI
9 6 (6.98%) MPLS
9 6 (6.98%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (5.81%) LAN
10 5 (5.81%) WAN
11 4 (4.65%) Internet
12 3 (3.49%) VLAN
13 2 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.16%) GIS
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.16%) MSI
General
1 7 (8.14%) Back Office
2 4 (4.65%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Military
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Analyst
2 13 (15.12%) Support Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Support Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Author
5 7 (8.14%) Desktop Support
5 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Technical Author
6 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.81%) Administrator
6 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.65%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Documentation Author
7 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.16%) Dojo
2 1 (1.16%) GWT
2 1 (1.16%) J2EE
2 1 (1.16%) JSF
2 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.47%) Replication
3 6 (6.98%) Clustering
4 4 (4.65%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.65%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.49%) CESG
5 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) CMDB
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.16%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.16%) iPad
7 1 (1.16%) iPhone
7 1 (1.16%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 62 (72.09%) Windows
2 41 (47.67%) Windows Server
3 34 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (37.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (25.58%) Windows 7
6 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.14%) Linux
8 6 (6.98%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.98%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (3.49%) Android
11 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) ITIL
2 14 (16.28%) Migration
3 7 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (8.14%) Patch Management
3 7 (8.14%) Service Management
4 6 (6.98%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (5.81%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 5 (5.81%) Information Security
5 5 (5.81%) ITIL V3
5 5 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (4.65%) ITSM
6 4 (4.65%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (3.49%) Email Filtering
7 3 (3.49%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.49%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.49%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.49%) Security Management
7 3 (3.49%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (3.49%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
2 13 (15.12%) SQL
3 1 (1.16%) C
3 1 (1.16%) Java
3 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (29.07%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.28%) MCSE
5 8 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (8.14%) MCSA
7 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.65%) CISSP
7 4 (4.65%) MCP
8 3 (3.49%) CCNA
8 3 (3.49%) CISM
8 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.33%) Degree
9 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.16%) CCNP
10 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) SLA
2 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.49%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (65.12%) Active Directory
2 24 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (23.26%) XenApp
4 13 (15.12%) vSphere
5 11 (12.79%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (9.30%) XenDesktop
7 7 (8.14%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (8.14%) VMware ESX
8 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
8 6 (6.98%) UAG
9 5 (5.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (4.65%) BitLocker
11 2 (2.33%) Terminal Services
11 2 (2.33%) Veritas File System
12 1 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (1.16%) DFS Replication
12 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
12 1 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (17.44%) SCCM
2 8 (9.30%) NetBackup
2 8 (9.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (9.30%) SCOM
3 5 (5.81%) WSUS
4 3 (3.49%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.49%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.49%) EdgeSight
4 3 (3.49%) HP SIM
4 3 (3.49%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.16%) DameWare
5 1 (1.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 45 (52.33%) Microsoft
2 33 (38.37%) Citrix
3 29 (33.72%) VMware
4 21 (24.42%) Cisco
5 17 (19.77%) HP
6 15 (17.44%) Forcepoint
7 13 (15.12%) Symantec
8 11 (12.79%) Oracle
9 10 (11.63%) NetApp
10 9 (10.47%) CheckPoint
10 9 (10.47%) Dell
10 9 (10.47%) Kaspersky
11 8 (9.30%) AppSense
11 8 (9.30%) SolarWinds
12 7 (8.14%) Altiris
12 7 (8.14%) EMC
13 4 (4.65%) Avaya
13 4 (4.65%) Intel Security
13 4 (4.65%) Juniper
13 4 (4.65%) Lotus
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