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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 143 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.035% 0.12% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.079% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £273 £415
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -34.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.04% -19.35%
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
1263 1138 909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 44.01% 44.33% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 686 426
Average daily rate £350 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 65 74
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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
West Yorkshire -12 1 £375 +66.66% 3
North Yorkshire - - - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee