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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 562 620 558
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -62
Contract jobs citing Sophos 58 37 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.067% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.16% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 50
Median daily rate £338 £213 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -39.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £213 £350
% change year-on-year
+58.82% -39.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 6
Median hourly rate £21.50 £9.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% -47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £9.00 £18.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £9.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+63.88% -48.57%

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
22565 23604 25693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.62% 42.64% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13780 13868 15120
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 976 1239
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +28 55 £320 +50.58% 22
South East +38 19 £250 +23.45% 6
London -3 14 £250 -0.99% 9
Oxfordshire +6 11 £300 - 2
Abingdon - 8 - - 2
South West +14 6 £320 -4.47% 1
East of England +14 6 £550 +76.00%
North West +12 6 £399 +232.29% 2
Teddington - 5 - -
Manchester +7 4 - -
Hertfordshire -2 4 £550 +76.00%
Havant - 4 £250 -
Hampshire - 4 £250 - 2
East Midlands -1 3 £450 +190.32%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £550 -
Middlesex - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 £450 -
Oxford -5 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £399 - 1
Runcorn - 2 £399 -
Exeter - 2 £145 -
City of London - 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 £338 - 1
Devon - 2 £145 -
Wiltshire - 2 £320 -
South Wales +6 1 £450 +260.00% 1
Wales -4 1 £450 +260.00% 1
Birmingham -17 1 - -
West Midlands -21 1 - - 1
Bridgend - 1 £450 - 1

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 69 (67.65%) Windows
2 63 (61.76%) Active Directory
3 51 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 46 (45.10%) VMware
5 38 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (37.25%) Windows Server
6 35 (34.31%) Cisco
7 33 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (30.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (27.45%) Citrix
9 28 (27.45%) MS Exchange
10 27 (26.47%) MS Excel
10 27 (26.47%) ITIL
11 24 (23.53%) Firewall
11 24 (23.53%) Windows 7
12 22 (21.57%) Symantec
12 22 (21.57%) DNS
13 21 (20.59%) DHCP
13 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
14 20 (19.61%) SCCM
14 20 (19.61%) SAN
15 19 (18.63%) SQL Server
15 19 (18.63%) SharePoint
16 18 (17.65%) SQL
16 18 (17.65%) HP
16 18 (17.65%) PowerShell
17 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
17 17 (16.67%) XenApp
18 16 (15.69%) MCSE

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 28 (27.45%) MS Exchange
2 19 (18.63%) SharePoint
3 10 (9.80%) Skype for Business
4 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (6.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (4.90%) IIS
7 4 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.98%) Apache
9 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.98%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.75%) MS Office
3 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.82%) Office 365
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.94%) IaaS
4 1 (0.98%) G Suite
4 1 (0.98%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.53%) Firewall
2 22 (21.57%) DNS
3 21 (20.59%) DHCP
4 20 (19.61%) SAN
5 15 (14.71%) TCP/IP
6 10 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (8.82%) Internet
7 9 (8.82%) VoIP
8 8 (7.84%) MPLS
8 8 (7.84%) VPN
8 8 (7.84%) WAN
9 7 (6.86%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (6.86%) iSCSI
9 7 (6.86%) LAN
10 5 (4.90%) IP Telephony
10 5 (4.90%) Network Security
10 5 (4.90%) Wireless
11 2 (1.96%) IPv4
11 2 (1.96%) SMTP
11 2 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MSI
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Back Office
3 8 (7.84%) Legal
3 8 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.90%) Military
5 4 (3.92%) Marketing
6 2 (1.96%) Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Local Government
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (20.59%) Analyst
2 12 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 11 (10.78%) Administrator
4 10 (9.80%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Salesforce Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Security Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) Senior .NET Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Salesforce Developer
8 6 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.88%) IT Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Senior Technician
8 6 (5.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) .NET
1 7 (6.86%) Middleware
2 2 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (0.98%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Replication
2 10 (9.80%) Clustering
3 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.84%) Fat Client
4 8 (7.84%) Thin Client
5 5 (4.90%) CESG
6 4 (3.92%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.96%) Copywriting
7 2 (1.96%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.96%) iPad
7 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.96%) Social Media
7 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.98%) EPoS
8 1 (0.98%) iPhone
8 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 69 (67.65%) Windows
2 38 (37.25%) Windows Server
2 38 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (12.75%) Linux
7 10 (9.80%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.86%) Unix
9 6 (5.88%) Windows 10
10 5 (4.90%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.94%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.96%) Android
12 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.47%) ITIL
2 15 (14.71%) Service Delivery
3 11 (10.78%) Project Management
4 10 (9.80%) Information Security
5 9 (8.82%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.84%) High Availability
7 7 (6.86%) Integration Testing
7 7 (6.86%) Line Management
7 7 (6.86%) Regression Testing
7 7 (6.86%) SIEM
7 7 (6.86%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.88%) Change Management
8 6 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (5.88%) Migration
8 6 (5.88%) Service Management
9 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (4.90%) Open Source
9 5 (4.90%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) PowerShell
1 18 (17.65%) SQL
2 8 (7.84%) Python
3 7 (6.86%) Apex Code
3 7 (6.86%) C#
3 7 (6.86%) Perl
4 4 (3.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.98%) C++
5 1 (0.98%) VB
5 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (15.69%) MCSE
4 11 (10.78%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.82%) CCNA
6 9 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (7.84%) MCP
7 8 (7.84%) MCSA
8 6 (5.88%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.96%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.96%) ACSA
10 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.96%) CCENT
10 2 (1.96%) CISM
10 2 (1.96%) CISSP
10 2 (1.96%) MCITP
10 2 (1.96%) MCTS
10 2 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.78%) SLA
2 6 (5.88%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 31 (30.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.67%) XenApp
4 13 (12.75%) vSphere
5 9 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (7.84%) Terminal Services
7 6 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (4.90%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (3.92%) Firmware
9 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.94%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.98%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.98%) UAG
12 1 (0.98%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (19.61%) SCCM
2 17 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (8.82%) NetBackup
4 7 (6.86%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 7 (6.86%) WSUS
5 6 (5.88%) SCOM
6 5 (4.90%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.92%) Casper Suite
7 4 (3.92%) EdgeSight
7 4 (3.92%) SafeCom
7 4 (3.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.96%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.96%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.96%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (1.96%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.96%) SCSM
10 1 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 51 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (45.10%) VMware
3 35 (34.31%) Cisco
4 28 (27.45%) Citrix
5 22 (21.57%) Symantec
6 18 (17.65%) HP
7 15 (14.71%) Forcepoint
8 11 (10.78%) Apple
8 11 (10.78%) Veeam
9 9 (8.82%) CheckPoint
9 9 (8.82%) Dell
9 9 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (7.84%) Juniper
11 7 (6.86%) EMC
12 6 (5.88%) 3PAR
12 6 (5.88%) Intel Security
13 5 (4.90%) Fortinet
13 5 (4.90%) SolarWinds
13 5 (4.90%) Splunk
14 4 (3.92%) Qualys
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