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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 525 508 483
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Contract jobs citing Sophos 74 62 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 34 24
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£325 £275 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £202 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £379 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.61% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £18.20 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%

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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £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 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +7 68 £325 +18.18% 35
London +9 30 £285 -5.00% 17
East of England +15 13 £375 +44.23% 3
South East -32 12 £315 +5.00% 6
City of London +21 8 £165 -27.47% 4
Norwich +5 7 £500 +150.00%
Norfolk +2 7 £500 +150.00%
East Midlands -1 7 £308 -
Nottinghamshire -5 5 £300 -
Nottingham -7 4 £281 -
Scotland -9 4 £200 -25.23% 1
Hampshire -11 4 £438 +45.83%
Surrey +7 3 £210 - 2
South West -5 3 £450 +28.57% 2
West Sussex - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £104 - 2
Essex - 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Ipswich +3 1 - -
Suffolk -4 1 - -
West Yorkshire -9 1 £375 +66.66% 3
North West -15 1 - - 1
Leeds -15 1 £375 +66.66%
Yorkshire -18 1 £375 +66.66% 3
West Midlands - 1 £205 - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £205 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 119 (84.40%) Windows
2 71 (50.35%) Active Directory
3 64 (45.39%) VMware
4 62 (43.97%) Microsoft
5 58 (41.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (34.04%) SCCM
7 45 (31.91%) Windows 7
8 43 (30.50%) Security Cleared
9 42 (29.79%) DNS
10 41 (29.08%) MS Exchange
11 39 (27.66%) Firewall
12 38 (26.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (25.53%) DHCP
14 34 (24.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 33 (23.40%) ITIL
16 32 (22.70%) Cisco
17 31 (21.99%) McAfee
18 30 (21.28%) MS Office
19 29 (20.57%) Citrix
20 28 (19.86%) Windows Server 2003
20 28 (19.86%) SC Cleared
21 26 (18.44%) VPN
21 26 (18.44%) Microsoft Certification
22 24 (17.02%) MCSE
22 24 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2010
23 23 (16.31%) MS Excel
23 23 (16.31%) PowerShell
24 21 (14.89%) MCP
24 21 (14.89%) HP
25 20 (14.18%) Hyper-V

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (29.08%) MS Exchange
2 24 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (13.48%) SharePoint
4 17 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (9.22%) Lync
6 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (3.55%) IIS
8 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.13%) Moodle
10 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.42%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.71%) Apache
Applications
1 30 (21.28%) MS Office
2 23 (16.31%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.42%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.80%) Office 365
2 4 (2.84%) IaaS
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (29.79%) DNS
2 39 (27.66%) Firewall
3 36 (25.53%) DHCP
4 26 (18.44%) VPN
5 13 (9.22%) TCP/IP
5 13 (9.22%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (7.80%) Network Security
7 10 (7.09%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (3.55%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (3.55%) SAN
8 5 (3.55%) DMZ
9 4 (2.84%) SSL
9 4 (2.84%) Wireless
9 4 (2.84%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.13%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (2.13%) LDAP
11 2 (1.42%) PBX
11 2 (1.42%) VoIP
11 2 (1.42%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.42%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.13%) EDMS
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (2.13%) Law
2 3 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.42%) Banking
3 2 (1.42%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Games
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (16.31%) Support Engineer
2 15 (10.64%) Desktop Support
2 15 (10.64%) Wintel Engineer
3 14 (9.93%) Analyst
3 14 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (9.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 13 (9.22%) Rollout Engineer
5 11 (7.80%) Consultant
5 11 (7.80%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.38%) Security Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) Server Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) Team Leader
8 7 (4.96%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 6 (4.26%) Security Analyst
10 5 (3.55%) Administrator
10 5 (3.55%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.55%) Storage Administrator
10 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.13%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (0.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.71%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.93%) PKI
2 12 (8.51%) Blackberry
3 10 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.67%) Replication
6 7 (4.96%) Clustering
7 5 (3.55%) iPad
8 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.84%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.84%) Thin Client
9 3 (2.13%) iPhone
10 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.42%) NHS
11 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.71%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.71%) Kindle
11 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 119 (84.40%) Windows
2 58 (41.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (31.91%) Windows 7
4 34 (24.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (19.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (10.64%) Windows XP
7 14 (9.93%) Linux
8 10 (7.09%) Windows 8
9 8 (5.67%) Android
10 7 (4.96%) Windows Vista
11 5 (3.55%) Mac OS X
11 5 (3.55%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.84%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.42%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.42%) VMS
15 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.40%) ITIL
2 14 (9.93%) Change Management
2 14 (9.93%) Load Balancing
3 9 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (5.67%) Asset Management
4 8 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (5.67%) Service Management
4 8 (5.67%) Migration
5 7 (4.96%) Information Security
5 7 (4.96%) Service Delivery
5 7 (4.96%) Time Management
5 7 (4.96%) Line Management
6 6 (4.26%) Change Control
6 6 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.84%) ITIL V3
8 4 (2.84%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (2.84%) Operations Management
8 4 (2.84%) Data Security
8 4 (2.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.31%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.80%) SQL
3 4 (2.84%) VBScript
4 3 (2.13%) Python
5 2 (1.42%) VB
6 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (30.50%) Security Cleared
2 28 (19.86%) SC Cleared
3 26 (18.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (17.02%) MCSE
5 21 (14.89%) MCP
6 13 (9.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (7.09%) DV Cleared
8 8 (5.67%) MCDST
9 7 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (4.96%) CCNA
10 6 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (4.26%) Degree
11 4 (2.84%) MCITP
11 4 (2.84%) ACTC
12 3 (2.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.13%) CISA
12 3 (2.13%) CCEA
12 3 (2.13%) CISSP
12 3 (2.13%) CCA
12 3 (2.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (50.35%) Active Directory
2 38 (26.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.18%) Hyper-V
4 19 (13.48%) XenApp
5 14 (9.93%) vSphere
6 12 (8.51%) vCloud
7 8 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.55%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.55%) Firmware
8 5 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.84%) ProxySG
9 4 (2.84%) Terminal Server
9 4 (2.84%) XenServer
9 4 (2.84%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.84%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (2.84%) UAG
10 2 (1.42%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.71%) NFS
11 1 (0.71%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 48 (34.04%) SCCM
2 18 (12.77%) Backup Exec
3 10 (7.09%) WSUS
4 9 (6.38%) SCOM
4 9 (6.38%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (5.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (3.55%) Legato
6 5 (3.55%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.84%) HP SIM
7 4 (2.84%) SCDPM
7 4 (2.84%) Casper Suite
8 3 (2.13%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 64 (45.39%) VMware
2 62 (43.97%) Microsoft
3 32 (22.70%) Cisco
4 31 (21.99%) McAfee
5 29 (20.57%) Citrix
6 21 (14.89%) HP
7 18 (12.77%) F5
8 17 (12.06%) Symantec
9 16 (11.35%) Google
10 12 (8.51%) Lumension
11 10 (7.09%) Apple
11 10 (7.09%) CheckPoint
12 9 (6.38%) Adobe
13 8 (5.67%) Dell
13 8 (5.67%) Blue Coat
13 8 (5.67%) Remedy
14 7 (4.96%) Websense
14 7 (4.96%) NetApp
14 7 (4.96%) Veritas
14 7 (4.96%) Altiris
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