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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 556 501 530
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +29
Contract jobs citing Sophos 66 99 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.090%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.40% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 21
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£235 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.85% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £161 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £335 £180
% change year-on-year
-29.10% +86.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 9
Average hourly rate £13.25 £19.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.26% -22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £9.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £23.50 £65.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £11.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -54.08%

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
24952 24668 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.82% 45.14% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14688 13604 12895
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £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 1075 1064 1180
Average hourly rate £18.40 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -45 64 £230 -26.40% 19
London -4 18 £225 -18.18% 10
North West -28 17 £240 +37.14%
South East -31 16 £235 -24.49% 2
Manchester -9 12 £259 +47.85%
City of London -4 10 £185 +32.14% 4
West Sussex - 6 £120 -
East of England -11 5 £175 - 2
Berkshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire -24 3 - - 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £275 - 1
Bootle - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £275 -
Worthing - 3 £120 -
West Midlands +6 2 £305 +73.04% 2
East Midlands -4 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire -9 2 £120 - 2
Hampshire -25 2 £273 -12.80%
Gatwick - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Leicestershire +6 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 - -
Birmingham -2 1 £220 +24.82%
North Yorkshire -7 1 - -
Essex -11 1 - -
Warrington -14 1 - -
Cheshire -14 1 - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 102 (75.56%) Windows
2 64 (47.41%) VMware
3 62 (45.93%) Microsoft
4 50 (37.04%) Active Directory
5 48 (35.56%) Windows 7
6 45 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (28.89%) SCCM
8 37 (27.41%) ITIL
9 36 (26.67%) Citrix
10 34 (25.19%) DNS
11 32 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (22.96%) Cisco
12 31 (22.96%) Firewall
13 30 (22.22%) MS Exchange
14 28 (20.74%) DHCP
14 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (20.74%) Symantec
14 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (18.52%) McAfee
15 25 (18.52%) Backup Exec
16 24 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
16 24 (17.78%) Security Cleared
17 22 (16.30%) SCOM
18 21 (15.56%) HP
19 20 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
19 20 (14.81%) SAN
20 19 (14.07%) SQL
20 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
20 19 (14.07%) WSUS
21 17 (12.59%) vSphere

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 30 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 24 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.89%) IIS
4 10 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (6.67%) Lync
6 8 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.22%) Moodle
9 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.48%) TPMS
9 2 (1.48%) WorkSite
9 2 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 16 (11.85%) MS Office
2 15 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.48%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) Office 365
2 4 (2.96%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.74%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.19%) DNS
2 31 (22.96%) Firewall
3 28 (20.74%) DHCP
4 20 (14.81%) SAN
5 13 (9.63%) Network Security
6 12 (8.89%) VPN
7 10 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (5.93%) Internet
9 7 (5.19%) TCP/IP
9 7 (5.19%) Wireless
10 5 (3.70%) DMZ
10 5 (3.70%) SSL
11 4 (2.96%) LAN
11 4 (2.96%) WAN
12 3 (2.22%) VoIP
12 3 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (2.22%) Wireshark
12 3 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.22%) Cisco ISE
13 2 (1.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) EDMS
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.74%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (4.44%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Law
3 2 (1.48%) Legal
3 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (25.93%) Support Engineer
2 23 (17.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (11.85%) Analyst
3 16 (11.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (11.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 14 (10.37%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (9.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (9.63%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.41%) Network Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) Security Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Consultant
9 7 (5.19%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) Rollout Engineer
12 4 (2.96%) Security Analyst
12 4 (2.96%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.70%) Application Packaging
1 5 (3.70%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.22%) CSS
3 2 (1.48%) Middleware
4 1 (0.74%) .NET
4 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.41%) Clustering
3 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.44%) Replication
4 6 (4.44%) iPad
5 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.96%) PKI
7 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.48%) iPhone
8 1 (0.74%) User Experience
8 1 (0.74%) NHS
8 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.74%) Informatics
8 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 102 (75.56%) Windows
2 48 (35.56%) Windows 7
3 45 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (9.63%) Windows 8
6 12 (8.89%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.41%) Linux
8 8 (5.93%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.70%) Android
10 4 (2.96%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (2.96%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.22%) VMS
12 2 (1.48%) UNIX
12 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.41%) ITIL
2 10 (7.41%) Incident Management
2 10 (7.41%) Security Patching
3 8 (5.93%) Load Balancing
3 8 (5.93%) Problem Management
3 8 (5.93%) Time Management
3 8 (5.93%) Asset Management
4 7 (5.19%) Change Management
4 7 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (4.44%) Migration
5 6 (4.44%) Data Protection
6 5 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (3.70%) Patch Management
7 4 (2.96%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (2.96%) Change Control
7 4 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.96%) Service Management
8 3 (2.22%) Project Management
8 3 (2.22%) Information Security
8 3 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.07%) SQL
2 13 (9.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.96%) VBScript
4 3 (2.22%) VB
4 3 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (11.85%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (11.85%) CCNA
4 14 (10.37%) MCSE
4 14 (10.37%) SC Cleared
5 12 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (8.15%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (6.67%) CCA
7 9 (6.67%) MCP
8 7 (5.19%) MCSA
8 7 (5.19%) MCDST
9 6 (4.44%) MCITP
10 5 (3.70%) MCTS
11 4 (2.96%) HND
11 4 (2.96%) CISSP
11 4 (2.96%) ACTC
12 3 (2.22%) GIAC
13 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 32 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.59%) vSphere
4 16 (11.85%) Hyper-V
5 13 (9.63%) XenApp
6 9 (6.67%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.44%) VMware ESX
8 5 (3.70%) vCloud
9 4 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.96%) ProxySG
10 3 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.48%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.48%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.48%) NFS
12 1 (0.74%) Samba
12 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.74%) UAG
12 1 (0.74%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 39 (28.89%) SCCM
2 25 (18.52%) Backup Exec
3 22 (16.30%) SCOM
4 19 (14.07%) WSUS
5 13 (9.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (6.67%) NetBackup
7 6 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (3.70%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.96%) Casper Suite
9 4 (2.96%) Nagios
9 4 (2.96%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (2.96%) SCVMM
10 3 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (1.48%) Legato
11 2 (1.48%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.48%) OPNET
11 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 2 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.48%) Opsview
Vendors
1 64 (47.41%) VMware
2 62 (45.93%) Microsoft
3 36 (26.67%) Citrix
4 31 (22.96%) Cisco
5 28 (20.74%) Symantec
6 25 (18.52%) McAfee
7 21 (15.56%) HP
8 14 (10.37%) CheckPoint
9 11 (8.15%) Veritas
10 10 (7.41%) F5
11 9 (6.67%) Dell
11 9 (6.67%) Adobe
12 7 (5.19%) NetApp
12 7 (5.19%) Kaspersky
12 7 (5.19%) Panasonic
13 6 (4.44%) Apple
13 6 (4.44%) Blue Coat
14 5 (3.70%) Google
14 5 (3.70%) LANDesk
14 5 (3.70%) Remedy
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