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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 598 565 564
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -1
Contract jobs citing Sophos 42 70 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 35
Average daily rate £300 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £415 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.04% -0.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+20.04% -0.04%

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
24658 25241 24652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.14% 45.28% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15141 14341 13830
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 1095 1052
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -50 38 £245 -14.03% 21
London -29 9 £353 +67.85% 7
West Midlands -7 8 £185 -9.75% 2
Birmingham +10 7 £183 -10.97%
South West +6 7 £133 - 1
Gloucestershire +11 5 £130 -
Yorkshire +4 5 £438 +16.66% 1
Doncaster - 5 £438 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £438 - 1
City of London +40 4 £249 +50.75% 1
Gloucester +5 4 £128 -
South East -23 4 £300 +23.71% 7
Oxfordshire +9 3 £300 +100.00% 6
Oxford - 3 £300 -
East of England -1 2 - -
Manchester -7 2 - - 3
Norfolk -8 2 - -
North West -9 2 - - 3
Norwich -9 2 - -
Scotland -20 2 £300 +50.00%
Melrose +2 1 £375 +87.50%
East Midlands +1 1 £188 -39.02%
Scottish Borders +1 1 £375 +87.50%
Hampshire -6 1 £375 +61.29% 1
South Wales - 1 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £325 - 1
Sidcup - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £400 - 1
Midlothian - 1 £225 -
Northampton - 1 £188 -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 62 (78.48%) Windows
2 59 (74.68%) Active Directory
3 39 (49.37%) Windows Server
4 38 (48.10%) Microsoft
5 32 (40.51%) Citrix
6 28 (35.44%) Windows 7
7 26 (32.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (31.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (29.11%) DNS
9 23 (29.11%) MS Office
10 21 (26.58%) MS Exchange
10 21 (26.58%) DHCP
10 21 (26.58%) Security Cleared
11 17 (21.52%) ITIL
11 17 (21.52%) Migration
11 17 (21.52%) VMware
12 15 (18.99%) Oracle
12 15 (18.99%) Windows XP
12 15 (18.99%) SCCM
13 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (16.46%) HP
13 13 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
13 13 (16.46%) XenApp
14 12 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
14 12 (15.19%) Cisco
14 12 (15.19%) Forcepoint
15 11 (13.92%) VPN

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (26.58%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (8.86%) IIS
4 6 (7.59%) Apache
4 6 (7.59%) IBM Notes
5 5 (6.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (6.33%) IBM Domino
5 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.06%) ArcGIS
6 4 (5.06%) Skype for Business
6 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
6 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (29.11%) MS Office
2 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.06%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.11%) DNS
2 21 (26.58%) DHCP
3 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
4 11 (13.92%) VPN
5 9 (11.39%) Firewall
6 8 (10.13%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (8.86%) LAN
8 6 (7.59%) VoIP
9 5 (6.33%) Internet
9 5 (6.33%) WAN
10 4 (5.06%) NetScaler
10 4 (5.06%) SAN
11 2 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.53%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.53%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (2.53%) VLAN
11 2 (2.53%) Wireless
12 1 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (1.27%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.06%) GIS
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) ClearCase
1 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.80%) Publishing
3 2 (2.53%) Advertising
3 2 (2.53%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Finance
3 2 (2.53%) Law
3 2 (2.53%) Military
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.72%) Support Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Analyst
3 11 (13.92%) Desktop Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Desktop Support
3 11 (13.92%) Support Analyst
4 10 (12.66%) IT Support
5 9 (11.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (8.86%) Author
6 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Technical Author
7 6 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) IT Manager
7 6 (7.59%) IT Support Manager
7 6 (7.59%) Senior IT Manager
7 6 (7.59%) Senior IT Support
7 6 (7.59%) Senior Manager
8 5 (6.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) Web Services
2 4 (5.06%) Dojo
2 4 (5.06%) GWT
2 4 (5.06%) J2EE
2 4 (5.06%) JSF
2 4 (5.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.80%) Clustering
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%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.53%) Replication
5 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.27%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.27%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 62 (78.48%) Windows
2 39 (49.37%) Windows Server
3 28 (35.44%) Windows 7
4 26 (32.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (18.99%) Windows XP
7 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (12.66%) Linux
9 6 (7.59%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.06%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (3.80%) Android
12 2 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) ITIL
1 17 (21.52%) Migration
2 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
2 7 (8.86%) Patch Management
2 7 (8.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
3 6 (7.59%) ITIL V3
4 5 (6.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.06%) Data Migration
5 4 (5.06%) Image Processing
5 4 (5.06%) ITSM
5 4 (5.06%) Performance Optimisation
5 4 (5.06%) Process Management
5 4 (5.06%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (5.06%) Service Management
5 4 (5.06%) Test Scripting
5 4 (5.06%) Web Application Development
6 2 (2.53%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.13%) SQL
3 6 (7.59%) C
4 4 (5.06%) Java
4 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (31.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (26.58%) Security Cleared
3 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.92%) MCSE
5 9 (11.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (10.13%) MCSA
7 4 (5.06%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.06%) ISTQB
7 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.80%) MCP
9 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.53%) CCNA
9 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.53%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.53%) MCITP
10 1 (1.27%) CISSP
10 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.27%) GIAC
10 1 (1.27%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 59 (74.68%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (16.46%) XenApp
3 9 (11.39%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (8.86%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.86%) vSphere
4 7 (8.86%) XenDesktop
5 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.33%) UAG
7 4 (5.06%) BitLocker
7 4 (5.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.53%) Veritas File System
8 2 (2.53%) XenServer
9 1 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (18.99%) SCCM
2 6 (7.59%) WSUS
3 4 (5.06%) AirWatch
3 4 (5.06%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.27%) DameWare
5 1 (1.27%) SCOM
5 1 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.27%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 38 (48.10%) Microsoft
2 32 (40.51%) Citrix
3 17 (21.52%) VMware
4 15 (18.99%) Oracle
5 13 (16.46%) HP
6 12 (15.19%) Cisco
6 12 (15.19%) Forcepoint
7 11 (13.92%) Dell
8 9 (11.39%) NetApp
9 8 (10.13%) Kaspersky
10 7 (8.86%) Altiris
10 7 (8.86%) SolarWinds
11 6 (7.59%) Lotus
11 6 (7.59%) Lumension
12 4 (5.06%) AppSense
12 4 (5.06%) Canon
12 4 (5.06%) ESRI
12 4 (5.06%) Fujitsu
12 4 (5.06%) Google
12 4 (5.06%) Symantec
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