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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 551 507 532
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +25
Contract jobs citing Sophos 62 89 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.094%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.37% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 27
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£235 £335 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.85% -11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £159 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £450 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £331 £444
% change year-on-year
-28.30% -25.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 6
Average hourly rate £13.71 £12.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.68% -30.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £23.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £11.25 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+21.86% -37.06%

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
24523 23898 23573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.72% 45.16% 47.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14392 13365 12566
Average daily rate £390 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1042 1249
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.88 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -39 60 £225 -28.00% 16
London 0 20 £225 -42.30% 8
South East -16 19 £193 -38.15% 2
North West -23 13 £240 +74.54% 2
Manchester -6 10 £259 - 2
City of London +3 6 £203 +44.64% 5
West Sussex - 6 £120 -
Surrey - 5 £275 -
Guildford - 5 £275 -
Hampshire -12 4 £150 -51.61% 2
Berkshire +14 3 - -
Havant -5 3 - - 1
Worthing - 3 £120 -
Reading +3 2 - -
East of England -8 2 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -19 2 - -
Yorkshire -20 2 - -
North East -21 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 - -
West Midlands +2 1 £235 +33.33% 1
Hemel Hempstead -2 1 - -
North Yorkshire -5 1 - -
Hertfordshire -8 1 - - 1
Warrington -10 1 - -
Essex -11 1 - -
Cheshire -14 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £205 -
Winchester - 1 £150 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 104 (74.82%) Windows
2 68 (48.92%) VMware
3 56 (40.29%) Microsoft
4 52 (37.41%) Active Directory
5 51 (36.69%) Windows 7
6 46 (33.09%) SCCM
7 43 (30.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (30.22%) ITIL
9 40 (28.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (25.18%) Cisco
10 35 (25.18%) Citrix
10 35 (25.18%) Firewall
11 30 (21.58%) DNS
12 29 (20.86%) McAfee
13 27 (19.42%) MS Exchange
14 26 (18.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (17.99%) Symantec
16 24 (17.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (17.27%) DHCP
17 23 (16.55%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (16.55%) Security Cleared
18 22 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2010
19 21 (15.11%) SCOM
19 21 (15.11%) Backup Exec
20 20 (14.39%) SQL Server
21 19 (13.67%) MS Office
21 19 (13.67%) CCNA
21 19 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
21 19 (13.67%) HP
22 18 (12.95%) MCSE

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 27 (19.42%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.35%) SharePoint
4 11 (7.91%) Lync
5 9 (6.47%) IIS
6 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.16%) Moodle
8 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.44%) WorkSite
9 2 (1.44%) TPMS
10 1 (0.72%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (13.67%) MS Office
2 15 (10.79%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.44%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.19%) Office 365
2 4 (2.88%) IaaS
3 3 (2.16%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.44%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.72%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.18%) Firewall
2 30 (21.58%) DNS
3 24 (17.27%) DHCP
4 17 (12.23%) SAN
4 17 (12.23%) Network Security
5 13 (9.35%) VPN
6 12 (8.63%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (6.47%) Wireless
8 8 (5.76%) Internet
9 5 (3.60%) DMZ
9 5 (3.60%) SSL
9 5 (3.60%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.16%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.16%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (1.44%) NAS
11 2 (1.44%) LDAP
11 2 (1.44%) LAN
11 2 (1.44%) WAN
11 2 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.88%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.16%) EDMS
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (5.04%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Law
3 2 (1.44%) Legal
3 2 (1.44%) Retail
3 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.72%) Local Government
4 1 (0.72%) Games
4 1 (0.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (23.02%) Support Engineer
2 19 (13.67%) Analyst
3 18 (12.95%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (10.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 14 (10.07%) Desktop Support
6 13 (9.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (8.63%) Consultant
7 12 (8.63%) Network Engineer
7 12 (8.63%) Security Engineer
8 10 (7.19%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.47%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (6.47%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (5.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (5.04%) Security Analyst
12 5 (3.60%) Administrator
12 5 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (3.60%) Rollout Engineer
12 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.88%) Regular Expression
3 3 (2.16%) CSS
4 1 (0.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.76%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.04%) Clustering
3 7 (5.04%) iPad
4 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.32%) Replication
4 6 (4.32%) PKI
5 3 (2.16%) iPhone
5 3 (2.16%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.72%) Informatics
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 104 (74.82%) Windows
2 51 (36.69%) Windows 7
3 43 (30.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (18.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (17.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (7.91%) Windows XP
6 11 (7.91%) Windows 8
7 9 (6.47%) Linux
8 8 (5.76%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.60%) Android
9 5 (3.60%) VMS
10 4 (2.88%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.44%) UNIX
11 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.22%) ITIL
2 13 (9.35%) Load Balancing
3 11 (7.91%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (7.91%) Incident Management
4 10 (7.19%) Asset Management
4 10 (7.19%) Security Patching
5 9 (6.47%) Migration
5 9 (6.47%) Problem Management
5 9 (6.47%) Time Management
6 8 (5.76%) Change Management
7 7 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.32%) Information Security
9 5 (3.60%) Project Management
10 4 (2.88%) Service Management
10 4 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.88%) Change Control
10 4 (2.88%) Data Security
10 4 (2.88%) SIEM
10 4 (2.88%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.23%) SQL
2 14 (10.07%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.16%) VBScript
3 3 (2.16%) VB
3 3 (2.16%) Python
4 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (16.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 23 (16.55%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.67%) CCNA
3 18 (12.95%) MCSE
4 15 (10.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (8.63%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (7.91%) MCP
7 10 (7.19%) SC Cleared
8 9 (6.47%) MCDST
8 9 (6.47%) CCA
9 7 (5.04%) MCSA
10 6 (4.32%) MCITP
11 5 (3.60%) MCTS
11 5 (3.60%) CISSP
12 4 (2.88%) HND
12 4 (2.88%) ACTC
13 3 (2.16%) CISA
13 3 (2.16%) Degree
14 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.47%) SLA
2 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (37.41%) Active Directory
2 40 (28.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (11.51%) Hyper-V
4 15 (10.79%) vSphere
5 13 (9.35%) XenApp
6 9 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (6.47%) vCloud
7 7 (5.04%) XenDesktop
8 6 (4.32%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (3.60%) VMware ESX
10 4 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.88%) ProxySG
10 4 (2.88%) UAG
11 3 (2.16%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.44%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.44%) NFS
13 1 (0.72%) Samba
13 1 (0.72%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 46 (33.09%) SCCM
2 21 (15.11%) SCOM
2 21 (15.11%) Backup Exec
3 18 (12.95%) WSUS
4 11 (7.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (5.76%) AirWatch
6 7 (5.04%) NetBackup
7 6 (4.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (3.60%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (2.88%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.88%) Nagios
9 4 (2.88%) Casper Suite
10 3 (2.16%) Legato
10 3 (2.16%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.44%) OPNET
11 2 (1.44%) Opsview
12 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 1 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 68 (48.92%) VMware
2 56 (40.29%) Microsoft
3 35 (25.18%) Cisco
3 35 (25.18%) Citrix
4 29 (20.86%) McAfee
5 25 (17.99%) Symantec
6 19 (13.67%) HP
7 16 (11.51%) F5
8 15 (10.79%) CheckPoint
9 11 (7.91%) Dell
10 10 (7.19%) Adobe
11 9 (6.47%) Blue Coat
11 9 (6.47%) Panasonic
12 8 (5.76%) Google
12 8 (5.76%) Veritas
13 7 (5.04%) NetApp
14 6 (4.32%) Remedy
14 6 (4.32%) Websense
14 6 (4.32%) Barracuda Networks
14 6 (4.32%) Kaspersky
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