The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank - 50 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex - 0.86% -
As % of the Vendors category - 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +26.31%
Sophos
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Vendors Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
213 232 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 46.30% 49.89% 49.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 146 97
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 13
Average hourly rate £31.25 £15.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.91% -33.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the West Sussex region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) NetApp
1 3 (100.00%) LANDesk
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (33.33%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) NX-OS
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) IT Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Data ONTAP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) VCAP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) VMware