The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank - 104 95
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire - 0.057% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.15% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +26.31%
Sophos
Yorkshire

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

Vendors Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
742 669 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 36.50% 37.88% 40.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 435 347
Average daily rate £400 £363 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £455 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +27.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.30 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.50 £23.38
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 Yorkshire

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the West Yorkshire region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Sophos
Top 27 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) ProCurve
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) ICT Support
1 1 (100.00%) ICT Support Technician
1 1 (100.00%) ICT Technician
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Technician
1 1 (100.00%) Network Technician
1 1 (100.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) ProCurve
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware