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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 614 608 519
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -89
Contract jobs citing Sophos 46 66 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 52
Median daily rate £350 £235 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -29.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £235 £335
% change year-on-year
+46.80% -29.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 11
Median hourly rate £24.50 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -26.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £14.00 £11.25
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +24.44%

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
24383 25108 24277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.16% 44.01% 45.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14951 14778 13404
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 1086 1062
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 July 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
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 July 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 -37 41 £350 +52.17% 25
London -2 12 £500 +122.22% 6
West Midlands -26 12 £340 +49.45% 3
South East -10 8 £333 +66.25% 15
Hampshire +6 5 £325 +96.96%
Birmingham -9 5 £400 +81.81% 1
North West -16 5 £325 +35.41%
Fareham - 4 £333 -
Coventry -8 3 £325 +38.29%
Manchester -15 3 £350 +35.26%
Scotland - 3 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire +10 2 £375 +150.00% 14
East Midlands 0 2 £350 -
Lancashire -4 2 £300 +46.34%
Malvern - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £375 -
Leicestershire - 2 £350 -
Worcestershire - 2 - - 1
City of London +42 1 £135 -25.00% 1
East of England +17 1 - -
Reading +7 1 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £363 -
Wiltshire - 1 £363 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Salisbury - 1 £363 -
Portsmouth - 1 £325 -
Loughborough - 1 £425 -
Leicester - 1 £275 -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 65 (73.86%) Windows
2 57 (64.77%) Active Directory
3 40 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 37 (42.05%) Windows Server
5 35 (39.77%) Citrix
6 33 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (36.36%) VMware
8 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (31.82%) Cisco
10 26 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (28.41%) DNS
11 25 (28.41%) DHCP
12 23 (26.14%) MS Exchange
12 23 (26.14%) Security Cleared
12 23 (26.14%) XenApp
12 23 (26.14%) Windows 7
13 21 (23.86%) TCP/IP
14 19 (21.59%) SCCM
15 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
15 17 (19.32%) ITIL
15 17 (19.32%) HP
16 16 (18.18%) SAN
16 16 (18.18%) SQL
16 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
16 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
17 15 (17.05%) SharePoint
17 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (15.91%) MS Office
18 14 (15.91%) Forcepoint
18 14 (15.91%) Symantec

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 (26.14%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.05%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.36%) Skype for Business
4 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (7.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.55%) IBM Domino
6 4 (4.55%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.41%) Apache
7 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.41%) IIS
8 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 14 (15.91%) MS Office
3 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Office 365
2 4 (4.55%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.41%) DHCP
1 25 (28.41%) DNS
2 21 (23.86%) TCP/IP
3 16 (18.18%) SAN
4 14 (15.91%) Firewall
5 11 (12.50%) VPN
6 9 (10.23%) WAN
7 8 (9.09%) MPLS
7 8 (9.09%) VoIP
8 7 (7.95%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (7.95%) iSCSI
8 7 (7.95%) LAN
8 7 (7.95%) NetScaler
8 7 (7.95%) Network Security
9 6 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (5.68%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (4.55%) Internet
11 4 (4.55%) VLAN
12 3 (3.41%) Wireless
13 2 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 7 (7.95%) Back Office
2 6 (6.82%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Military
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Analyst
2 14 (15.91%) Support Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Author
5 7 (7.95%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Technical Author
5 7 (7.95%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.82%) Administrator
6 6 (6.82%) Security Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Replication
2 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.95%) Clustering
4 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.55%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.41%) CESG
6 3 (3.41%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.41%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.27%) CMDB
7 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.27%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.27%) iPad
7 2 (2.27%) iPhone
8 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.14%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 65 (73.86%) Windows
2 37 (42.05%) Windows Server
3 33 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (26.14%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.23%) Windows 8
7 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.68%) Linux
8 5 (5.68%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (3.41%) Android
10 3 (3.41%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) ITIL
2 7 (7.95%) Information Security
2 7 (7.95%) Migration
2 7 (7.95%) Patch Management
2 7 (7.95%) Service Management
3 5 (5.68%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (4.55%) Investment Management
4 4 (4.55%) ITIL V3
4 4 (4.55%) ITSM
4 4 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (4.55%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (4.55%) Web Filtering
5 3 (3.41%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (3.41%) Email Filtering
5 3 (3.41%) Risk Management
5 3 (3.41%) Security Management
5 3 (3.41%) System Testing
5 3 (3.41%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.18%) SQL
2 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.14%) VB
3 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (26.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
3 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.23%) MCSE
5 6 (6.82%) CISSP
6 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.68%) CISM
6 5 (5.68%) MCP
7 4 (4.55%) CCNA
8 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.27%) Degree
9 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.27%) SANS
9 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.14%) CCNP
10 1 (1.14%) GIAC
10 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) SLA
2 4 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.41%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (64.77%) Active Directory
2 26 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (26.14%) XenApp
4 10 (11.36%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (10.23%) vSphere
6 8 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 6 (6.82%) Hyper-V
7 6 (6.82%) UAG
8 5 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (4.55%) BitLocker
10 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.27%) Veritas File System
11 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.14%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
11 1 (1.14%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (21.59%) SCCM
2 9 (10.23%) NetBackup
2 9 (10.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (10.23%) SCOM
3 4 (4.55%) AirWatch
3 4 (4.55%) HP SIM
4 3 (3.41%) EdgeSight
4 3 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.27%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.27%) WSUS
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.14%) DameWare
6 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 40 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 35 (39.77%) Citrix
3 32 (36.36%) VMware
4 28 (31.82%) Cisco
5 17 (19.32%) HP
6 14 (15.91%) Forcepoint
6 14 (15.91%) Symantec
7 11 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 10 (11.36%) CheckPoint
9 9 (10.23%) Kaspersky
10 8 (9.09%) AppSense
10 8 (9.09%) Dell
10 8 (9.09%) EMC
11 7 (7.95%) Altiris
11 7 (7.95%) Juniper
11 7 (7.95%) Oracle
11 7 (7.95%) Veeam
12 5 (5.68%) Intel Security
12 5 (5.68%) NetApp
13 4 (4.55%) Lotus
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