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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 536 545 500
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -45
Contract jobs citing Sophos 73 58 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 31 33
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£280 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £273 £415
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -34.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.04% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.70 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.04% -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
25370 25639 22387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.37% 45.59% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14428 14334 11885
Average daily rate £400 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £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 1081 1087 1185
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £41.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +2 69 £293 +7.33% 25
London +16 30 £210 -30.00% 4
East of England +36 13 £375 +44.23% 3
South East -7 13 £275 -8.33% 1
City of London +36 8 £165 -19.51% 1
Norfolk +8 7 £500 +150.00%
East Midlands +5 7 £308 - 2
Norwich +5 7 £500 +150.00%
Hampshire +3 5 £433 +44.16%
Nottinghamshire -6 5 £300 -
Surrey +4 4 £243 -
Scotland +1 4 £200 -25.23% 1
Nottingham -6 4 £281 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £104 - 3
North West -22 2 - - 3
West Sussex - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 3
Berkshire - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £275 -
Ipswich +4 1 - -
Suffolk +1 1 - -
South West -1 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire -7 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -7 1 £375 +66.66% 1
Leeds -9 1 £375 +66.66%
Yorkshire -18 1 £375 +66.66% 1
West Midlands - 1 £205 - 9
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 111 (82.84%) Windows
2 67 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 60 (44.78%) VMware
4 58 (43.28%) Microsoft
5 52 (38.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (34.33%) Windows 7
7 43 (32.09%) SCCM
8 39 (29.10%) DNS
9 38 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (26.87%) Security Cleared
10 36 (26.87%) MS Exchange
10 36 (26.87%) Firewall
11 33 (24.63%) DHCP
12 32 (23.88%) Cisco
13 31 (23.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (21.64%) Citrix
14 29 (21.64%) ITIL
15 28 (20.90%) MS Office
15 28 (20.90%) McAfee
16 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (16.42%) VPN
17 22 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (16.42%) SC Cleared
17 22 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2010
18 20 (14.93%) PowerShell
18 20 (14.93%) MCSE
19 19 (14.18%) MS Excel
19 19 (14.18%) SharePoint
19 19 (14.18%) F5
20 18 (13.43%) MCP

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 36 (26.87%) MS Exchange
2 22 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (14.18%) SharePoint
4 13 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (8.96%) Lync
6 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (3.73%) IIS
8 3 (2.24%) Moodle
8 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.49%) WorkSite
9 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.75%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (20.90%) MS Office
2 19 (14.18%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.49%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.21%) Office 365
2 8 (5.97%) Google Drive
3 4 (2.99%) IaaS
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (29.10%) DNS
2 36 (26.87%) Firewall
3 33 (24.63%) DHCP
4 22 (16.42%) VPN
5 13 (9.70%) Network Security
6 12 (8.96%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (8.21%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (4.48%) Wireless
10 5 (3.73%) DMZ
10 5 (3.73%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.99%) SSL
11 4 (2.99%) SAN
12 3 (2.24%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (2.24%) LDAP
13 2 (1.49%) SSH
13 2 (1.49%) SNMP
13 2 (1.49%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.49%) PBX
13 2 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.24%) EDMS
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (8.21%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Law
3 2 (1.49%) Legal
3 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.75%) Advertising
4 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.75%) Games
4 1 (0.75%) Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (16.42%) Support Engineer
2 14 (10.45%) Desktop Engineer
2 14 (10.45%) Analyst
3 13 (9.70%) Network Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) Desktop Support
5 11 (8.21%) Security Engineer
6 10 (7.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 10 (7.46%) Consultant
7 9 (6.72%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (6.72%) Rollout Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Server Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.73%) Administrator
10 5 (3.73%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.73%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.24%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.24%) CSS
3 1 (0.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.75%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.46%) PKI
2 10 (7.46%) Blackberry
3 9 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.97%) Replication
5 6 (4.48%) Clustering
6 4 (2.99%) iPad
6 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.24%) iPhone
8 2 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.49%) NHS
9 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) User Experience
9 1 (0.75%) Kindle
9 1 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.75%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 111 (82.84%) Windows
2 52 (38.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (34.33%) Windows 7
4 31 (23.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (11.94%) Windows XP
7 11 (8.21%) Linux
8 9 (6.72%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.22%) Android
9 7 (5.22%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.99%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (2.99%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.49%) VMS
11 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.49%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.64%) ITIL
2 13 (9.70%) Load Balancing
3 11 (8.21%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (8.21%) Change Management
4 8 (5.97%) Migration
4 8 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.22%) Asset Management
5 7 (5.22%) Information Security
6 6 (4.48%) Time Management
6 6 (4.48%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.48%) Service Management
6 6 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.73%) Line Management
7 5 (3.73%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (2.99%) Data Security
8 4 (2.99%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (2.99%) Project Management
8 4 (2.99%) Change Control
9 3 (2.24%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.24%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.93%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.97%) SQL
3 4 (2.99%) VBScript
4 3 (2.24%) Python
5 2 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (26.87%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (16.42%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.93%) MCSE
4 18 (13.43%) MCP
5 12 (8.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (6.72%) CCNA
6 9 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (6.72%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.22%) MCDST
8 5 (3.73%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (3.73%) Degree
9 4 (2.99%) ACTC
10 3 (2.24%) CISA
10 3 (2.24%) CISSP
10 3 (2.24%) MCSA
10 3 (2.24%) MCITP
11 2 (1.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.49%) HND
11 2 (1.49%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) SLA
2 3 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 38 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.69%) XenApp
4 16 (11.94%) Hyper-V
5 14 (10.45%) vSphere
6 12 (8.96%) vCloud
7 7 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.73%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.99%) ProxySG
9 4 (2.99%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.99%) Firmware
9 4 (2.99%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (2.99%) UAG
10 3 (2.24%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.49%) XenServer
11 2 (1.49%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.75%) NFS
12 1 (0.75%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 43 (32.09%) SCCM
2 15 (11.19%) Backup Exec
3 11 (8.21%) WSUS
4 10 (7.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (5.22%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (5.22%) SCOM
6 5 (3.73%) AirWatch
6 5 (3.73%) Legato
6 5 (3.73%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.99%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.99%) Casper Suite
8 3 (2.24%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.49%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.49%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.75%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 60 (44.78%) VMware
2 58 (43.28%) Microsoft
3 32 (23.88%) Cisco
4 29 (21.64%) Citrix
5 28 (20.90%) McAfee
6 19 (14.18%) F5
7 18 (13.43%) HP
8 17 (12.69%) Symantec
9 11 (8.21%) CheckPoint
9 11 (8.21%) Google
10 10 (7.46%) Lumension
11 9 (6.72%) Adobe
12 8 (5.97%) Blue Coat
12 8 (5.97%) Apple
13 7 (5.22%) Remedy
13 7 (5.22%) NetApp
13 7 (5.22%) Dell
14 6 (4.48%) Barracuda Networks
14 6 (4.48%) Panasonic
14 6 (4.48%) Veeam
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