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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 602 597 529
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -68
Contract jobs citing Sophos 43 65 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.25% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 52
Median daily rate £340 £228 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.45% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £145 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £385 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £230 £325
% change year-on-year
+44.56% -29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 13
Median hourly rate £21.50 £13.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.26% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.58 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £15.75 £23.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £13.25 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+47.16% +26.19%

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
24316 25821 25563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.01% 44.06% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14840 15245 14252
Median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £215
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 835 1106 1092
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.52 £18.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -21 37 £340 +51.11% 30
South East +9 10 £325 +91.17% 15
West Midlands -17 10 £340 +11.47% 2
London -33 9 £475 +111.11% 7
Hampshire +14 6 £325 +85.71% 1
Birmingham -6 5 £400 +81.81% 1
Scotland - 5 £375 -
North West +9 4 £325 +25.60%
Fareham - 4 £333 -
Coventry - 3 £325 -
City of London +15 2 £135 -27.02% 4
East of England +14 2 - - 1
Manchester -9 2 £350 +35.26%
Lancashire - 2 £300 -
Middlesex - 2 £325 -
South West - 2 £256 - 3
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Bellshill - 2 - -
Reading +12 1 - -
Hertfordshire +6 1 - -
Berkshire +5 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 14
Devon - 1 £150 -
Wiltshire - 1 £363 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £150 -
Portsmouth - 1 £325 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - - 12
Salisbury - 1 £363 -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 59 (73.75%) Windows
2 47 (58.75%) Active Directory
3 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 34 (42.50%) VMware
5 33 (41.25%) Windows Server
6 31 (38.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (35.00%) Cisco
8 27 (33.75%) Citrix
8 27 (33.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (30.00%) MS Exchange
10 20 (25.00%) DHCP
10 20 (25.00%) DNS
10 20 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 18 (22.50%) SCCM
11 18 (22.50%) Symantec
12 17 (21.25%) SAN
12 17 (21.25%) MS Excel
13 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 16 (20.00%) XenApp
14 15 (18.75%) Replication
14 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (18.75%) SQL
14 15 (18.75%) Firewall
15 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
15 14 (17.50%) SharePoint
15 14 (17.50%) HP
16 13 (16.25%) MS Office
16 13 (16.25%) ITIL

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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.50%) SharePoint
3 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (11.25%) Skype for Business
4 7 (8.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (5.00%) IBM Domino
5 4 (5.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.25%) MS Office
3 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.75%) Office 365
2 4 (5.00%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.00%) DHCP
1 20 (25.00%) DNS
2 17 (21.25%) SAN
3 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 15 (18.75%) Firewall
5 8 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (10.00%) MPLS
5 8 (10.00%) VPN
6 7 (8.75%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (8.75%) iSCSI
6 7 (8.75%) Network Security
6 7 (8.75%) WAN
7 5 (6.25%) Internet
7 5 (6.25%) VoIP
8 4 (5.00%) LAN
9 3 (3.75%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.75%) VLAN
9 3 (3.75%) Wireless
10 2 (2.50%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MSI
General
1 7 (8.75%) Back Office
2 6 (7.50%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Military
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.25%) Analyst
2 9 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.75%) Administrator
4 7 (8.75%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (8.75%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.50%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Author
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Technical Author
7 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) .NET
1 1 (1.25%) Middleware
1 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Replication
2 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.00%) Clustering
4 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.00%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.75%) CESG
5 3 (3.75%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.75%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.50%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.50%) iPad
6 2 (2.50%) iPhone
7 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.25%) CMDB
7 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.25%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 59 (73.75%) Windows
2 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (41.25%) Windows Server
4 31 (38.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
6 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.75%) Linux
8 4 (5.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.75%) Android
9 3 (3.75%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.50%) Unix
11 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) ITIL
2 7 (8.75%) Information Security
3 5 (6.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 5 (6.25%) Patch Management
3 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.00%) Investment Management
4 4 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (5.00%) Migration
4 4 (5.00%) Service Management
4 4 (5.00%) Web Filtering
5 3 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (3.75%) Email Filtering
5 3 (3.75%) Risk Management
5 3 (3.75%) Security Management
5 3 (3.75%) System Testing
5 3 (3.75%) Threat Analysis
6 2 (2.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.50%) IT Audit
6 2 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.50%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) SQL
2 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.25%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.25%) C#
3 1 (1.25%) Perl
3 1 (1.25%) Python
3 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.25%) VB
3 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
4 12 (15.00%) MCSE
5 7 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (7.50%) CCNA
6 6 (7.50%) CISSP
7 5 (6.25%) CISM
8 4 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (5.00%) MCP
8 4 (5.00%) MCSA
8 4 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.50%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.50%) ACSA
9 2 (2.50%) CCENT
9 2 (2.50%) Degree
9 2 (2.50%) MCITP
9 2 (2.50%) MCTS
9 2 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (2.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
2 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.75%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (58.75%) Active Directory
2 27 (33.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (20.00%) XenApp
4 10 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (11.25%) vSphere
6 5 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.75%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.75%) UAG
8 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.50%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.25%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.25%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (22.50%) SCCM
2 12 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (11.25%) NetBackup
3 9 (11.25%) SCOM
4 5 (6.25%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.00%) AirWatch
5 4 (5.00%) HP SIM
6 3 (3.75%) EdgeSight
6 3 (3.75%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (3.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (2.50%) WSUS
8 1 (1.25%) Casper Suite
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.25%) DameWare
8 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
1 34 (42.50%) VMware
2 28 (35.00%) Cisco
3 27 (33.75%) Citrix
4 18 (22.50%) Symantec
5 14 (17.50%) HP
6 13 (16.25%) Forcepoint
7 10 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 10 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 8 (10.00%) EMC
8 8 (10.00%) Juniper
8 8 (10.00%) Veeam
9 7 (8.75%) Apple
9 7 (8.75%) Kaspersky
10 6 (7.50%) Intel Security
10 6 (7.50%) Oracle
11 5 (6.25%) Altiris
11 5 (6.25%) AppSense
11 5 (6.25%) NetApp
12 4 (5.00%) Lotus
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