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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 138 - 116
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.071% - 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.16% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £341 £463
% change year-on-year
-25.27% -26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £11.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+13.31% -45.12%
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
1225 1018 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 43.64% 41.82% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 635 422
Average daily rate £345 £360 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 69 61
Average hourly rate £16.72 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.61% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.29 £9.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 2 June 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
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (33.33%) Nagios
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%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Trustwave
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam