The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 24 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 116 114 120
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Sophos 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.20% 0.088% 0.079%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-58.00% +56.25%
Sophos
England

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

Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1040 973 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 40.83% 42.75% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 511 417
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 72 63
Average hourly rate £14.93 £15.00 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £9.00 £9.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.02% -5.40%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 November 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
West Yorkshire 0 4 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
3 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (75.00%) MS Office
3 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) UAG
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
6 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Firewall
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2000

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
1 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Desktop Support
1 6 (75.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) UAG
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Siemens