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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
UK
Rank 556 584 542
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -42
Contract jobs citing Sophos 52 44 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.085% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 46
Median daily rate £345 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £161 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £377 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
-43.33% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £17.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -17.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.10 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £14.90 £22.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.62
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.70%

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
20211 22470 23940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.51% 43.20% 45.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12533 13459 13746
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 838 976
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +19.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 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 +41 51 £345 +15.00% 20
London +36 22 £350 -4.10% 3
South East +21 11 £375 +25.00% 12
South West +12 7 £170 -50.72% 3
Devon - 6 £153 - 2
Exeter - 6 £153 - 2
Yorkshire +23 5 £425 +9.67%
Middlesex - 5 - -
East of England +6 4 £323 - 2
Leeds - 4 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Hampshire +9 2 £375 +87.50%
Oxfordshire -3 2 - - 11
Hertfordshire - 2 £550 - 1
Berkshire +19 1 - -
Surrey +14 1 - -
Norwich +10 1 £95 -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - - 1
Norfolk +6 1 £95 -
West Midlands +4 1 £120 -31.42%
East Midlands +3 1 - -
South Yorkshire +2 1 £273 -29.67%
Gloucestershire 0 1 £310 +148.00% 1
Guildford 0 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £120 -
Edinburgh - 1 £338 -
Scotland - 1 £338 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - - 10
Rotherham - 1 £273 -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 75 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 74 (64.91%) Windows
3 57 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 44 (38.60%) Windows Server
5 40 (35.09%) VMware
6 35 (30.70%) Cisco
7 33 (28.95%) Firewall
8 32 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (24.56%) ITIL
10 26 (22.81%) MS Excel
10 26 (22.81%) Citrix
10 26 (22.81%) Windows 7
11 25 (21.93%) HP
12 23 (20.18%) MS Exchange
13 21 (18.42%) Legal
14 20 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (16.67%) SAN
15 19 (16.67%) Finance
16 18 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (14.91%) SQL Server
18 16 (14.04%) Dell
18 16 (14.04%) DNS
18 16 (14.04%) Project Management
19 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (13.16%) DHCP
19 15 (13.16%) VPN
19 15 (13.16%) SCCM
19 15 (13.16%) Office 365

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 23 (20.18%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.28%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.26%) IIS
4 6 (5.26%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.88%) Apache
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.88%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.88%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 26 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.28%) MS Office
3 5 (4.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.88%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.16%) Office 365
2 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.51%) IaaS
4 4 (3.51%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 33 (28.95%) Firewall
2 19 (16.67%) SAN
3 17 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (14.04%) DNS
5 15 (13.16%) DHCP
5 15 (13.16%) VPN
6 12 (10.53%) LAN
7 10 (8.77%) Network Security
7 10 (8.77%) WAN
8 9 (7.89%) Internet
8 9 (7.89%) Wireless
9 8 (7.02%) VoIP
10 6 (5.26%) IP Telephony
10 6 (5.26%) IPv4
10 6 (5.26%) SSL
10 6 (5.26%) TCP/IP
11 5 (4.39%) NAS
12 4 (3.51%) IPv6
13 3 (2.63%) SMTP
13 3 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.88%) DB2
3 1 (0.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.88%) NetBeans
General
1 21 (18.42%) Legal
2 19 (16.67%) Finance
3 12 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.39%) Retail
5 3 (2.63%) Back Office
5 3 (2.63%) Local Government
5 3 (2.63%) Marketing
6 2 (1.75%) Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Military
7 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (21.93%) Analyst
2 13 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (11.40%) Support Analyst
3 11 (9.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (7.89%) Consultant
4 9 (7.89%) Desktop Support
4 9 (7.89%) IT Support
4 9 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.02%) Administrator
6 7 (6.14%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (6.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (6.14%) Developer
6 7 (6.14%) IT Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Salesforce Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Senior Salesforce Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) .NET
1 7 (6.14%) Middleware
2 2 (1.75%) WAP
2 2 (1.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) ODBC
3 1 (0.88%) XML
3 1 (0.88%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.65%) Clustering
3 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.39%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.39%) Fat Client
5 5 (4.39%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.63%) Replication
8 2 (1.75%) CESG
8 2 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.75%) Social Media
9 1 (0.88%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.88%) EPoS
9 1 (0.88%) iPad
9 1 (0.88%) iSeries
9 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 74 (64.91%) Windows
2 44 (38.60%) Windows Server
3 32 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (22.81%) Windows 7
5 20 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (11.40%) Linux
7 9 (7.89%) Unix
7 9 (7.89%) Windows XP
8 8 (7.02%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.75%) Android
9 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.75%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) ITIL
2 16 (14.04%) Project Management
3 13 (11.40%) Service Delivery
4 10 (8.77%) SIEM
5 9 (7.89%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.02%) High Availability
6 8 (7.02%) Information Security
7 7 (6.14%) Asset Management
7 7 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.14%) Integration Testing
7 7 (6.14%) Line Management
7 7 (6.14%) Regression Testing
7 7 (6.14%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.26%) Change Management
8 6 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (5.26%) Migration
9 5 (4.39%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (4.39%) Patch Management
9 5 (4.39%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.65%) SQL
2 9 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.89%) Python
3 7 (6.14%) Apex Code
3 7 (6.14%) C#
3 7 (6.14%) Perl
4 4 (3.51%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) C++
5 1 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) LotusScript
5 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.53%) MCSE
4 10 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (6.14%) MCP
6 6 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.26%) MCSA
7 5 (4.39%) CCNA
7 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.63%) CEH
9 3 (2.63%) GCWN
9 3 (2.63%) GISF
9 3 (2.63%) SSCP
10 2 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.75%) MCSD
11 1 (0.88%) CCNP
11 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.88%) MCDST
11 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) SLA
2 6 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.51%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 75 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.77%) Terminal Services
3 10 (8.77%) Virtual Servers
3 10 (8.77%) XenApp
4 9 (7.89%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.02%) vSphere
6 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 5 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.51%) Firmware
8 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.63%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.75%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (13.16%) SCCM
2 11 (9.65%) WSUS
3 8 (7.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (6.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 6 (5.26%) SCOM
6 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (3.51%) EdgeSight
7 4 (3.51%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (3.51%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.51%) SafeCom
7 4 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.63%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.75%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (1.75%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.75%) SCSM
9 2 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.88%) DameWare
Vendors
1 57 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (35.09%) VMware
3 35 (30.70%) Cisco
4 26 (22.81%) Citrix
5 25 (21.93%) HP
6 16 (14.04%) Dell
7 14 (12.28%) Forcepoint
8 12 (10.53%) Symantec
9 9 (7.89%) Apple
9 9 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (6.14%) Avaya
10 7 (6.14%) Meraki
10 7 (6.14%) Veeam
11 6 (5.26%) CheckPoint
11 6 (5.26%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.39%) Acronis
12 5 (4.39%) NetApp
12 5 (4.39%) Oracle
12 5 (4.39%) Splunk
13 4 (3.51%) Rackspace