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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 611 615 544
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -71
Contract jobs citing Sophos 46 46 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.080% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.19% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 43
Median daily rate £325 £230 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -38.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £141 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £399 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £225 £335
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -32.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 14
Median hourly rate £24.50 £12.36 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.30% +17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.51 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.47 £22.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £12.36 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+41.64% +17.66%

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
24006 24762 25965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.85% 43.28% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14651 14641 14653
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 858 1077 1171
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 27 September 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
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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +26 44 £325 +41.30% 25
South East +26 16 £325 +41.30% 15
London -8 14 £480 +82.85% 3
Oxfordshire - 9 £300 - 13
Abingdon - 8 - - 12
City of London +7 5 £135 -27.02%
Hampshire +16 4 £300 +71.42%
Birmingham -4 4 £400 +81.81%
West Midlands -20 4 £400 +31.14%
South West - 4 £240 - 3
North West +11 3 £300 +140.00% 1
East of England +2 3 £197 -14.34%
Teddington - 3 - - 1
Middlesex - 2 £325 -
Lancashire - 2 £300 -
Bristol - 2 £338 - 1
Devon - 2 £153 -
Exeter - 2 £153 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Bellshill - 2 - -
Berkshire +7 1 - - 1
Essex +4 1 £197 -
Hertfordshire +1 1 - -
Manchester -8 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £350 -
Havant - 1 £250 -
Farnborough - 1 - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 64 (68.82%) Windows
2 51 (54.84%) Active Directory
3 43 (46.24%) Microsoft
4 40 (43.01%) VMware
5 38 (40.86%) Windows Server
6 36 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (34.41%) Cisco
7 32 (34.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (31.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (27.96%) Citrix
10 25 (26.88%) MS Exchange
11 24 (25.81%) MS Excel
12 22 (23.66%) DHCP
12 22 (23.66%) DNS
12 22 (23.66%) Security Cleared
13 20 (21.51%) Firewall
13 20 (21.51%) SCCM
14 18 (19.35%) Symantec
14 18 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (19.35%) SAN
14 18 (19.35%) ITIL
15 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
15 17 (18.28%) XenApp
15 17 (18.28%) Windows 7
16 15 (16.13%) SQL
16 15 (16.13%) MS Office
16 15 (16.13%) MCSE
16 15 (16.13%) TCP/IP
16 15 (16.13%) HP
17 14 (15.05%) SharePoint

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 25 (26.88%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.05%) SharePoint
3 10 (10.75%) Skype for Business
4 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (7.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.15%) IBM Domino
8 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.15%) IIS
9 1 (1.08%) Apache
9 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.13%) MS Office
3 5 (5.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.60%) Office 365
2 4 (4.30%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.66%) DHCP
1 22 (23.66%) DNS
2 20 (21.51%) Firewall
3 18 (19.35%) SAN
4 15 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 11 (11.83%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (8.60%) MPLS
6 8 (8.60%) Network Security
6 8 (8.60%) VPN
7 7 (7.53%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (7.53%) Internet
7 7 (7.53%) iSCSI
8 6 (6.45%) WAN
9 4 (4.30%) LAN
9 4 (4.30%) VoIP
9 4 (4.30%) Wireless
10 3 (3.23%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.23%) VLAN
11 2 (2.15%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Back Office
3 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
4 3 (3.23%) Marketing
4 3 (3.23%) Military
5 1 (1.08%) Electronics
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Analyst
2 10 (10.75%) Administrator
2 10 (10.75%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (9.68%) Support Analyst
3 9 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Security Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Senior Salesforce.com Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) .NET
1 6 (6.45%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Replication
2 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.60%) Clustering
4 7 (7.53%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.30%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.30%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.23%) CESG
6 3 (3.23%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.15%) Copywriting
7 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.15%) iPad
7 2 (2.15%) iPhone
7 2 (2.15%) Social Media
8 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 64 (68.82%) Windows
2 38 (40.86%) Windows Server
3 36 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (34.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (18.28%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (10.75%) Linux
8 7 (7.53%) Windows 8
9 6 (6.45%) Unix
10 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.23%) Mac OS
11 3 (3.23%) Mac OS X
11 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.15%) Android
13 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) ITIL
2 9 (9.68%) Project Management
2 9 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 7 (7.53%) Configuration Management
3 7 (7.53%) High Availability
3 7 (7.53%) Information Security
4 6 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.45%) Integration Testing
4 6 (6.45%) Line Management
4 6 (6.45%) Patch Management
4 6 (6.45%) Regression Testing
4 6 (6.45%) Unit Testing
5 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (4.30%) Investment Management
5 4 (4.30%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (4.30%) Migration
5 4 (4.30%) Web Filtering
6 3 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (3.23%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (3.23%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) SQL
2 12 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.45%) Apex Code
3 6 (6.45%) C#
3 6 (6.45%) Perl
3 6 (6.45%) Python
4 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.08%) VB
5 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (16.13%) MCSE
4 14 (15.05%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.60%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (7.53%) MCP
6 7 (7.53%) MCSA
7 6 (6.45%) CCNA
7 6 (6.45%) CISSP
8 5 (5.38%) CISM
9 4 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.15%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.15%) ACSA
11 2 (2.15%) CCENT
11 2 (2.15%) Degree
11 2 (2.15%) MCITP
11 2 (2.15%) MCTS
11 2 (2.15%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.60%) SLA
2 5 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.23%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 29 (31.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (18.28%) XenApp
4 11 (11.83%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (10.75%) vSphere
6 5 (5.38%) Terminal Services
6 5 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.30%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.15%) UAG
8 2 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.15%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.08%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (21.51%) SCCM
2 12 (12.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (9.68%) NetBackup
3 9 (9.68%) SCOM
4 6 (6.45%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 5 (5.38%) Backup Exec
5 5 (5.38%) HP SIM
5 5 (5.38%) WSUS
6 4 (4.30%) Casper Suite
6 4 (4.30%) EdgeSight
6 4 (4.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (3.23%) AirWatch
7 3 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.08%) SafeCom
8 1 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 43 (46.24%) Microsoft
2 40 (43.01%) VMware
3 32 (34.41%) Cisco
4 26 (27.96%) Citrix
5 18 (19.35%) Symantec
6 15 (16.13%) HP
7 12 (12.90%) Forcepoint
8 11 (11.83%) Apple
8 11 (11.83%) CheckPoint
9 9 (9.68%) SolarWinds
10 8 (8.60%) EMC
10 8 (8.60%) Juniper
10 8 (8.60%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (8.60%) Veeam
11 6 (6.45%) Intel Security
12 5 (5.38%) Dell
12 5 (5.38%) Kaspersky
12 5 (5.38%) NetApp
12 5 (5.38%) Oracle
13 4 (4.30%) AppSense
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