The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 488 518 529
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +11
Contract jobs citing Sophos 100 45 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.088% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 20 34
Average daily rate
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£335 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £153 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £180 £338
% change year-on-year
+86.11% -46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £24.50 -
% change year-on-year
-54.08% -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25024 24051 26881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.04% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13872 13054 13605
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1078 1195 1394
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +27 91 £313 +73.61% 15
London +33 25 £310 +8.77% 7
South East -2 20 £311 +91.53% 3
North West +19 19 £175 - 1
Hampshire - 19 £313 -
South West -10 14 £355 -15.47% 2
Cheshire - 10 £138 -
Warrington - 10 £138 -
Manchester 0 9 £175 - 1
East of England -12 9 - -
Hertfordshire 0 5 - -
Essex +1 3 - -
Bristol -18 2 £275 -47.61%
City of London - 2 £140 - 2
Yorkshire +4 1 £263 -47.50% 1
East Midlands 0 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £123 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 3
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Slough - - - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 117 (72.67%) Windows
2 88 (54.66%) Active Directory
3 87 (54.04%) VMware
4 78 (48.45%) Microsoft
5 74 (45.96%) McAfee
6 71 (44.10%) Citrix
7 56 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 55 (34.16%) Security Cleared
9 51 (31.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (31.68%) SCCM
10 49 (30.43%) MS Exchange
11 45 (27.95%) ITIL
11 45 (27.95%) PowerShell
12 40 (24.84%) Windows 7
13 39 (24.22%) Symantec
14 34 (21.12%) DV Cleared
14 34 (21.12%) McAfee ePO
15 32 (19.88%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (19.25%) SC Cleared
17 28 (17.39%) TCP/IP
18 27 (16.77%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (16.77%) Lumension
19 26 (16.15%) DNS
19 26 (16.15%) Cisco
20 25 (15.53%) MCP
20 25 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010
21 24 (14.91%) MS Office
22 23 (14.29%) LAN
22 23 (14.29%) MCSE
23 22 (13.66%) MS Excel

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 49 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 25 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (9.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (7.45%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.59%) IIS
7 8 (4.97%) Lync
8 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.48%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.24%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.62%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (14.91%) MS Office
2 22 (13.66%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) MS Project
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) assyst
1 3 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.11%) Office 365
3 1 (0.62%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 26 (16.15%) DNS
3 23 (14.29%) LAN
4 22 (13.66%) Firewall
5 19 (11.80%) VPN
6 18 (11.18%) WAN
7 17 (10.56%) DHCP
8 13 (8.07%) SAN
9 7 (4.35%) VoIP
10 6 (3.73%) Wireless
10 6 (3.73%) Network Security
10 6 (3.73%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (3.11%) Internet
12 4 (2.48%) VLAN
13 2 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (1.24%) iSCSI
13 2 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (1.24%) BIG-IP
14 1 (0.62%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.59%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (3.73%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.24%) MySQL
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (5.59%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.86%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.24%) MSI
General
1 20 (12.42%) Finance
2 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.86%) Legal
4 2 (1.24%) Front Office
4 2 (1.24%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Law
5 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (13.66%) Analyst
1 22 (13.66%) Support Engineer
2 15 (9.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (9.32%) Support Analyst
3 14 (8.70%) Consultant
3 14 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (8.07%) Administrator
5 12 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (7.45%) Security Engineer
6 11 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.21%) Architect
8 9 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Technical Support
9 8 (4.97%) Security Specialist
10 7 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
10 7 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.11%) Technical Support Analyst
11 5 (3.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.24%) LAMP
2 1 (0.62%) XML
2 1 (0.62%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.56%) Blackberry
2 16 (9.94%) Clustering
3 6 (3.73%) iPad
4 5 (3.11%) Open Source
4 5 (3.11%) iPhone
5 4 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) PKI
6 2 (1.24%) CESG
6 2 (1.24%) Replication
7 1 (0.62%) Statistics
7 1 (0.62%) CMDB
7 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 117 (72.67%) Windows
2 51 (31.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (24.84%) Windows 7
4 27 (16.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (11.80%) Linux
6 18 (11.18%) UNIX
6 18 (11.18%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.59%) Windows Vista
8 9 (5.59%) Solaris
9 7 (4.35%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.11%) Android
11 3 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.24%) CentOS
12 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.24%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.24%) AIX
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.95%) ITIL
2 18 (11.18%) Service Delivery
3 15 (9.32%) Change Management
4 14 (8.70%) ITIL V3
5 11 (6.83%) Information Security
5 11 (6.83%) Incident Management
5 11 (6.83%) Service Management
6 9 (5.59%) Unit Testing
6 9 (5.59%) Configuration Management
6 9 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (4.97%) Change Control
7 8 (4.97%) Security Management
7 8 (4.97%) CRM
7 8 (4.97%) Asset Management
8 7 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.73%) Validation
10 5 (3.11%) Security Testing
10 5 (3.11%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (2.48%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (27.95%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.80%) SQL
3 14 (8.70%) VBScript
4 2 (1.24%) C
5 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (34.16%) Security Cleared
2 34 (21.12%) DV Cleared
3 32 (19.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (19.25%) SC Cleared
5 25 (15.53%) MCP
6 23 (14.29%) MCSE
7 8 (4.97%) MCSA
8 7 (4.35%) MCITP
8 7 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.73%) CISSP
9 6 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.11%) CCNA
11 4 (2.48%) MOS
11 4 (2.48%) MCTS
12 3 (1.86%) CCSE
12 3 (1.86%) CEH
12 3 (1.86%) Degree
12 3 (1.86%) MCDST
12 3 (1.86%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.24%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (54.66%) Active Directory
2 56 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.04%) vSphere
4 17 (10.56%) XenApp
4 17 (10.56%) Hyper-V
5 14 (8.70%) VMware ESX
6 13 (8.07%) vCloud
7 10 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.73%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.48%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (2.48%) UAG
10 2 (1.24%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.24%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.24%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.24%) NFS
10 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.62%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 51 (31.68%) SCCM
2 34 (21.12%) McAfee ePO
3 22 (13.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (11.18%) SCOM
5 17 (10.56%) Backup Exec
6 11 (6.83%) HP SIM
7 8 (4.97%) MIMEsweeper
7 8 (4.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (4.97%) WSUS
8 7 (4.35%) MOM
8 7 (4.35%) SAP Afaria
9 3 (1.86%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.86%) CORE IMPACT
10 2 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.24%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (1.24%) ARCserve
10 2 (1.24%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 87 (54.04%) VMware
2 78 (48.45%) Microsoft
3 74 (45.96%) McAfee
4 71 (44.10%) Citrix
5 39 (24.22%) Symantec
6 27 (16.77%) Lumension
7 26 (16.15%) Cisco
8 22 (13.66%) HP
9 20 (12.42%) F5
10 18 (11.18%) Remedy
11 16 (9.94%) Altiris
12 12 (7.45%) Websense
13 11 (6.83%) Red Hat
13 11 (6.83%) Veeam
14 10 (6.21%) Becrypt
14 10 (6.21%) CA
14 10 (6.21%) Qualys
15 9 (5.59%) Adobe
15 9 (5.59%) SAP
15 9 (5.59%) CheckPoint
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