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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 46 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.50% - 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.69 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+24.60% -6.25%
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
191 194 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 47.99% 52.43% 44.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 110 142
Average daily rate £350 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -16.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Crawley - - - -
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 27 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) PBX
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) MCDST
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Panasonic
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) PBX
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Rollout Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCDST
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Panasonic
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP