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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
UK
Rank 542 587 536
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -51
Contract jobs citing Sophos 50 38 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 47
Median daily rate £350 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £18.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% -25.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £14.00 £18.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £14.00 £19.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £14.00 £18.69
% change year-on-year
+24.10% -25.09%

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
20361 21578 23065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.51% 43.26% 45.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12457 12656 13574
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 761 864 1026
Median hourly rate £19.11 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.08% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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 +29 49 £350 +16.66% 19
South East +26 15 £250 -4.76% 11
London -1 12 £350 +150.00% 5
East of England +4 7 £550 +69.23% 1
Middlesex - 7 - -
South West +21 5 £135 -47.57%
Exeter - 5 £135 -
Devon - 5 £135 -
Hertfordshire +3 4 £550 +69.23%
Yorkshire - 4 £425 - 1
North West +22 3 £399 +22.69% 1
Hampshire +19 3 £250 +25.00%
Havant 0 3 £250 +25.00%
Oxfordshire -4 3 - - 10
Leicestershire - 3 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £550 -
Leeds - 3 £425 - 1
Runcorn - 2 £399 -
Norwich - 2 £95 -
Abingdon - 2 - - 9
Norfolk - 2 £95 -
Cheshire - 2 £399 - 1
Surrey +16 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - - 1
Oxford -2 1 - -
Guildford -5 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 67 (67.00%) Windows
2 66 (66.00%) Active Directory
3 52 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 37 (37.00%) VMware
5 34 (34.00%) Windows Server
6 33 (33.00%) Cisco
7 27 (27.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (26.00%) Citrix
8 26 (26.00%) Firewall
9 24 (24.00%) MS Exchange
9 24 (24.00%) MS Excel
10 23 (23.00%) ITIL
10 23 (23.00%) Windows 7
10 23 (23.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (19.00%) HP
11 19 (19.00%) Finance
12 16 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (16.00%) DNS
13 15 (15.00%) DHCP
13 15 (15.00%) SQL Server
13 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (15.00%) SCCM
13 15 (15.00%) Legal
13 15 (15.00%) Service Delivery
14 14 (14.00%) MS Office
14 14 (14.00%) Linux
14 14 (14.00%) SLA
15 13 (13.00%) MCSE
15 13 (13.00%) Symantec

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 24 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.00%) IIS
4 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.00%) Apache
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.00%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.00%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.00%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 24 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (14.00%) MS Office
3 5 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.00%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.00%) Office 365
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.00%) IaaS
3 3 (3.00%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.00%) Firewall
2 16 (16.00%) DNS
3 15 (15.00%) DHCP
4 13 (13.00%) SAN
5 11 (11.00%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (11.00%) Internet
6 9 (9.00%) VPN
7 8 (8.00%) LAN
8 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (7.00%) WAN
9 6 (6.00%) IP Telephony
10 5 (5.00%) Network Security
10 5 (5.00%) SSL
10 5 (5.00%) VoIP
10 5 (5.00%) Wireless
11 3 (3.00%) SMTP
12 2 (2.00%) IPv4
13 1 (1.00%) DECT
13 1 (1.00%) FTP
13 1 (1.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) DB2
2 1 (1.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.00%) NetBeans
General
1 19 (19.00%) Finance
2 15 (15.00%) Legal
3 10 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.00%) Back Office
4 3 (3.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Local Government
5 2 (2.00%) Military
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (24.00%) Analyst
2 15 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 13 (13.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (9.00%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Administrator
5 8 (8.00%) Consultant
6 7 (7.00%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Developer
6 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) IT Support
6 7 (7.00%) Salesforce Developer
6 7 (7.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (7.00%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.00%) Senior Salesforce Developer
6 7 (7.00%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) .NET
1 7 (7.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.00%) Web Services
3 1 (1.00%) HTML
3 1 (1.00%) ODBC
3 1 (1.00%) WAP
3 1 (1.00%) XML
3 1 (1.00%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.00%) Clustering
3 6 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 5 (5.00%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.00%) Replication
7 2 (2.00%) CESG
7 2 (2.00%) Copywriting
7 2 (2.00%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.00%) Social Media
7 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.00%) Biotechnology
8 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.00%) EPoS
8 1 (1.00%) iPad
8 1 (1.00%) iSeries
8 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (67.00%) Windows
2 34 (34.00%) Windows Server
3 27 (27.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (23.00%) Windows 7
4 23 (23.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (14.00%) Linux
7 10 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 9 (9.00%) Unix
9 5 (5.00%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.00%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.00%) Android
11 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.00%) ITIL
2 15 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 11 (11.00%) Project Management
4 9 (9.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.00%) High Availability
5 8 (8.00%) SIEM
6 7 (7.00%) Information Security
6 7 (7.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (7.00%) Line Management
6 7 (7.00%) Regression Testing
6 7 (7.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.00%) Change Management
7 6 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (5.00%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (5.00%) IT Audit
8 5 (5.00%) Migration
8 5 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (5.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.00%) Python
2 7 (7.00%) Apex Code
2 7 (7.00%) C#
2 7 (7.00%) Perl
2 7 (7.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.00%) SQL
4 4 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.00%) C
5 1 (1.00%) C++
5 1 (1.00%) Java
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.00%) LotusScript
5 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (13.00%) MCSE
2 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (8.00%) MCP
4 8 (8.00%) MCSA
5 6 (6.00%) CCNA
5 6 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.00%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.00%) ACSA
9 2 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.00%) CCENT
9 2 (2.00%) CISM
9 2 (2.00%) CISSP
9 2 (2.00%) MCITP
9 2 (2.00%) MCTS
9 2 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.00%) SLA
2 3 (3.00%) JSP 440
2 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (66.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 9 (9.00%) XenApp
5 7 (7.00%) vSphere
6 6 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (4.00%) Firmware
8 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.00%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
10 2 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.00%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (15.00%) SCCM
2 10 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (10.00%) WSUS
3 7 (7.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 6 (6.00%) Backup Exec
5 5 (5.00%) SCOM
6 4 (4.00%) Casper Suite
6 4 (4.00%) EdgeSight
6 4 (4.00%) SafeCom
6 4 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (3.00%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (2.00%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (2.00%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.00%) SCSM
8 2 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.00%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 52 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 37 (37.00%) VMware
3 33 (33.00%) Cisco
4 26 (26.00%) Citrix
5 19 (19.00%) HP
6 13 (13.00%) Symantec
7 12 (12.00%) Apple
7 12 (12.00%) Dell
8 11 (11.00%) Forcepoint
9 9 (9.00%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (6.00%) CheckPoint
10 6 (6.00%) Veeam
11 5 (5.00%) Oracle
11 5 (5.00%) Splunk
12 4 (4.00%) NetApp
12 4 (4.00%) Palo Alto
12 4 (4.00%) Qualys
13 3 (3.00%) 3PAR
13 3 (3.00%) Juniper
13 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
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