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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 525 511 512
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Sophos 87 64 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £144 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £343 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £184 £313
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -41.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 5
Average hourly rate £10.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £15.50 £14.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +27.50%

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
26296 23879 25674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.02% 46.26% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15352 13520 13230
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1245 1147 1320
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

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 23 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Sophos Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 October 2014. 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 -2 86 £350 +75.00% 18
London +22 40 £375 +82.92% 9
South East -20 18 £325 +85.71% 3
East of England -16 13 £287 +73.63% 3
City of London +22 8 £400 +95.12%
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £350 +115.38% 1
Milton Keynes -9 7 £350 +125.80% 1
Essex -11 6 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 6 - - 2
Yorkshire - 6 - - 2
South West -41 5 £463 +155.17% 1
West Midlands -17 4 - -
Hertfordshire -20 4 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
North West -10 3 - -
Wiltshire -15 3 £450 - 1
Swindon - 3 £450 - 1
Manchester -14 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £95 - 1
Berkshire +9 1 £325 +62.50% 1
Warwickshire -15 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £95 - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £198 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 141 (76.63%) Windows
2 96 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 93 (50.54%) Microsoft
4 86 (46.74%) VMware
5 72 (39.13%) McAfee
6 69 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (35.87%) MS Exchange
8 65 (35.33%) SCCM
8 65 (35.33%) Security Cleared
9 61 (33.15%) Windows 7
10 53 (28.80%) Citrix
11 51 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (25.00%) ITIL
13 43 (23.37%) Symantec
14 42 (22.83%) Firewall
15 39 (21.20%) MS Office
15 39 (21.20%) Exchange Server 2010
16 37 (20.11%) HP
17 35 (19.02%) SC Cleared
18 34 (18.48%) PowerShell
18 34 (18.48%) MS Excel
18 34 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
19 32 (17.39%) DNS
20 31 (16.85%) Cisco
21 30 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2003
21 30 (16.30%) McAfee ePO
22 29 (15.76%) TCP/IP
22 29 (15.76%) VPN
23 28 (15.22%) DV Cleared

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 66 (35.87%) MS Exchange
2 39 (21.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (6.52%) IIS
5 10 (5.43%) SharePoint
6 9 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (4.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.26%) Lync
9 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.63%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.09%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.54%) Moodle
Applications
1 39 (21.20%) MS Office
2 34 (18.48%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.26%) MS Project
4 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.54%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.83%) Firewall
2 32 (17.39%) DNS
3 29 (15.76%) TCP/IP
3 29 (15.76%) VPN
4 24 (13.04%) DHCP
5 23 (12.50%) SAN
6 14 (7.61%) WAN
6 14 (7.61%) LAN
7 9 (4.89%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (4.89%) VLAN
8 6 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (3.26%) Internet
9 5 (2.72%) Wireless
9 5 (2.72%) Network Security
10 3 (1.63%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.63%) VoIP
11 2 (1.09%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.09%) NAS
11 2 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.26%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.63%) MySQL
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (4.35%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.63%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (10.87%) Finance
2 9 (4.89%) Legal
3 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.26%) Law
4 2 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Billing
5 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (13.59%) Analyst
2 21 (11.41%) Support Engineer
3 20 (10.87%) Wintel Engineer
4 18 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (9.78%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 16 (8.70%) Consultant
6 15 (8.15%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) Architect
8 9 (4.89%) Administrator
8 9 (4.89%) Security Specialist
9 8 (4.35%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.26%) Technical Support
11 6 (3.26%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (3.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.63%) Middleware
1 3 (1.63%) LAMP
2 1 (0.54%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.54%) jQuery
2 1 (0.54%) HTML
2 1 (0.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.96%) Clustering
2 19 (10.33%) Blackberry
3 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.43%) PKI
5 9 (4.89%) iPad
6 6 (3.26%) Open Source
6 6 (3.26%) CESG
7 4 (2.17%) iPhone
8 3 (1.63%) Replication
8 3 (1.63%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.09%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.09%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.09%) Statistics
10 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.54%) FMCG
10 1 (0.54%) Handset
10 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 141 (76.63%) Windows
2 69 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (33.15%) Windows 7
4 34 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (10.87%) Linux
6 18 (9.78%) Windows XP
7 12 (6.52%) UNIX
8 11 (5.98%) Windows Vista
9 10 (5.43%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (4.89%) Solaris
11 6 (3.26%) Mac OS X
11 6 (3.26%) Windows 2000
11 6 (3.26%) Android
12 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.63%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.54%) CentOS
15 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.00%) ITIL
2 16 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 12 (6.52%) Incident Management
4 11 (5.98%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (5.43%) Security Management
5 10 (5.43%) Asset Management
6 9 (4.89%) Change Management
6 9 (4.89%) Information Security
7 8 (4.35%) Unit Testing
7 8 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.35%) Line Management
7 8 (4.35%) Change Control
8 7 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (3.80%) ITIL V3
8 7 (3.80%) Service Management
8 7 (3.80%) Migration
9 6 (3.26%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (3.26%) Time Management
9 6 (3.26%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (3.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.48%) PowerShell
2 23 (12.50%) SQL
3 12 (6.52%) VBScript
4 6 (3.26%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.63%) C
6 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (35.33%) Security Cleared
2 35 (19.02%) SC Cleared
3 30 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (15.22%) DV Cleared
5 23 (12.50%) MCSE
6 20 (10.87%) MCP
7 9 (4.89%) MCITP
7 9 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.35%) CISSP
8 8 (4.35%) MCSA
9 7 (3.80%) CCNA
10 6 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.26%) MCDST
11 4 (2.17%) MCTS
11 4 (2.17%) Degree
11 4 (2.17%) MOS
12 3 (1.63%) RHCT
12 3 (1.63%) RHCE
12 3 (1.63%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) QA
3 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 96 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 51 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.59%) Hyper-V
4 24 (13.04%) vSphere
5 19 (10.33%) VMware ESX
5 19 (10.33%) vCloud
6 13 (7.07%) XenApp
7 10 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.17%) UAG
8 4 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.17%) Firmware
8 4 (2.17%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.63%) NFS
9 3 (1.63%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.09%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.09%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 65 (35.33%) SCCM
2 30 (16.30%) McAfee ePO
3 26 (14.13%) SCOM
3 26 (14.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 22 (11.96%) Backup Exec
5 10 (5.43%) HP SIM
5 10 (5.43%) SCDPM
6 8 (4.35%) SCVMM
7 7 (3.80%) WSUS
7 7 (3.80%) NetBackup
8 6 (3.26%) MOM
8 6 (3.26%) SAP Afaria
9 5 (2.72%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.63%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (1.63%) CORE IMPACT
12 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 93 (50.54%) Microsoft
2 86 (46.74%) VMware
3 72 (39.13%) McAfee
4 53 (28.80%) Citrix
5 43 (23.37%) Symantec
6 37 (20.11%) HP
7 31 (16.85%) Cisco
8 28 (15.22%) Lumension
9 22 (11.96%) F5
10 18 (9.78%) Altiris
11 11 (5.98%) Remedy
12 10 (5.43%) Websense
12 10 (5.43%) SonicWALL
13 9 (4.89%) Qualys
13 9 (4.89%) CheckPoint
13 9 (4.89%) Apple
14 8 (4.35%) SAP
14 8 (4.35%) Dell
14 8 (4.35%) Google
15 7 (3.80%) Draytek
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