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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 566 506 537
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +31
Contract jobs citing Sophos 65 107 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.091%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.42% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 52 23
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£228 £325 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +80.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £149 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £450 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £325 £175
% change year-on-year
-29.23% +85.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 9
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -40.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £8.60 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £23.40 £65.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £10.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+26.19% -58.41%

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
26088 25475 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.91% 45.77% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15433 14202 13497
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1115 1086 1101
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.46 £19.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -5.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -65 64 £225 -29.41% 58
London -7 21 £225 -34.78% 4
North West -28 15 £259 +47.85% 1
South East -43 13 £170 -45.16% 42
Manchester -14 12 £259 +47.85% 1
City of London +3 11 £185 -37.28% 2
East of England +1 6 £175 - 3
West Sussex - 5 £120 -
Berkshire +1 4 - - 1
East Midlands -5 4 - - 2
Leicestershire +3 3 - -
Hampshire -26 3 £175 -44.00%
Merseyside - 3 - -
Bootle - 3 - -
Hinckley - 3 - -
Hertfordshire -2 2 £120 - 2
West Midlands -3 2 £305 +60.52% 2
West Yorkshire -31 2 - -
Yorkshire -33 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £170 -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 £120 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Birmingham +5 1 £220 +15.78% 1
Hemel Hempstead +3 1 - -
Suffolk +3 1 - -
Surrey -3 1 £295 +210.52% 2
Essex -7 1 - - 1
Basildon -9 1 - -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 95 (78.51%) Windows
2 61 (50.41%) VMware
3 53 (43.80%) Microsoft
4 42 (34.71%) ITIL
4 42 (34.71%) Windows 7
5 41 (33.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (32.23%) Active Directory
7 33 (27.27%) Citrix
8 32 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (24.79%) Cisco
10 29 (23.97%) Security Cleared
11 27 (22.31%) SCCM
12 26 (21.49%) Firewall
13 25 (20.66%) Symantec
13 25 (20.66%) McAfee
14 24 (19.83%) SAN
14 24 (19.83%) MS Exchange
15 23 (19.01%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (18.18%) Backup Exec
16 22 (18.18%) DHCP
16 22 (18.18%) DNS
16 22 (18.18%) SCOM
17 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (16.53%) Microsoft Certification
18 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
19 18 (14.88%) HP
20 17 (14.05%) SQL
20 17 (14.05%) vSphere
21 16 (13.22%) SC Cleared
21 16 (13.22%) MS Excel

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 24 (19.83%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.26%) IIS
4 8 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.61%) Lync
5 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.65%) WorkSite
8 2 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.65%) TPMS
9 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 16 (13.22%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.65%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Office 365
2 4 (3.31%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.83%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.49%) Firewall
2 24 (19.83%) SAN
3 22 (18.18%) DNS
3 22 (18.18%) DHCP
4 12 (9.92%) Network Security
5 10 (8.26%) VPN
6 9 (7.44%) Wireless
7 7 (5.79%) LAN
7 7 (5.79%) WAN
7 7 (5.79%) Internet
8 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (3.31%) NAS
11 3 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (2.48%) Wireshark
11 3 (2.48%) LDAP
11 3 (2.48%) VoIP
12 2 (1.65%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.65%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.31%) Law
3 3 (2.48%) Finance
3 3 (2.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (24.79%) Support Engineer
2 24 (19.83%) 3rd Line Support
3 19 (15.70%) Analyst
4 17 (14.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 14 (11.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (10.74%) Support Analyst
7 12 (9.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.61%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.61%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Network Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Project Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Consultant
12 4 (3.31%) Security Consultant
12 4 (3.31%) Server Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.65%) Middleware
2 2 (1.65%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.22%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.44%) Clustering
3 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.79%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.31%) iPad
4 4 (3.31%) PKI
5 2 (1.65%) Informatics
5 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.83%) Replication
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 95 (78.51%) Windows
2 42 (34.71%) Windows 7
3 41 (33.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (19.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (11.57%) Linux
7 11 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 9 (7.44%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.13%) UNIX
10 4 (3.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.48%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.48%) Android
11 3 (2.48%) VMS
11 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.65%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.71%) ITIL
2 9 (7.44%) Asset Management
2 9 (7.44%) Time Management
3 8 (6.61%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.79%) Change Management
4 7 (5.79%) Data Protection
5 6 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (4.96%) Migration
5 6 (4.96%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.13%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.13%) Change Control
6 5 (4.13%) Patch Management
7 4 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.31%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.31%) Service Management
8 3 (2.48%) Information Security
8 3 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.48%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.05%) SQL
2 8 (6.61%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.48%) VBScript
4 2 (1.65%) VB
4 2 (1.65%) Java
4 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (23.97%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (13.22%) SC Cleared
4 15 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (12.40%) CCNA
5 14 (11.57%) MCSE
6 11 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (7.44%) CCA
7 9 (7.44%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (6.61%) MCSA
8 8 (6.61%) MCP
8 8 (6.61%) MCDST
9 6 (4.96%) MCITP
10 5 (4.13%) MCTS
11 4 (3.31%) HND
12 3 (2.48%) CISSP
12 3 (2.48%) Degree
12 3 (2.48%) GIAC
13 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.79%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (32.23%) Active Directory
2 32 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.05%) vSphere
4 13 (10.74%) Hyper-V
5 11 (9.09%) XenApp
6 9 (7.44%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.79%) VMware ESX
8 6 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.31%) NFS
10 3 (2.48%) Samba
10 3 (2.48%) vCloud
11 2 (1.65%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.65%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.83%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 27 (22.31%) SCCM
2 22 (18.18%) SCOM
2 22 (18.18%) Backup Exec
3 13 (10.74%) WSUS
3 13 (10.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (7.44%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (3.31%) AirWatch
6 4 (3.31%) Nagios
6 4 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (3.31%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.65%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.65%) OPNET
8 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (1.65%) Opsview
9 1 (0.83%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.83%) vMotion
9 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 61 (50.41%) VMware
2 53 (43.80%) Microsoft
3 33 (27.27%) Citrix
4 30 (24.79%) Cisco
5 25 (20.66%) Symantec
5 25 (20.66%) McAfee
6 18 (14.88%) HP
7 11 (9.09%) CheckPoint
8 10 (8.26%) Dell
8 10 (8.26%) Veritas
9 9 (7.44%) F5
10 8 (6.61%) Panasonic
11 7 (5.79%) NetApp
11 7 (5.79%) Kaspersky
11 7 (5.79%) Meraki
12 5 (4.13%) Veeam
12 5 (4.13%) LANDesk
13 4 (3.31%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (3.31%) Juniper
13 4 (3.31%) Apple
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