The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
South East / Berkshire
Rank - - 131
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - - 0.069%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -43.33% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.68% -3.33%  

Sophos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 928 1288 1399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 50.66% 52.44% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 661 685
Median daily rate £400 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 48 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Sophos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in Berkshire

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sophos in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in Berkshire

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in Berkshire

Sophos
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft