Period
to 23 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 6 months to 23 April 2018 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.

Sophos
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 - 219
Rank change year-on-year - +219 +61
Contract jobs citing Sophos 15 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% - 0.077%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% - 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
City of London median daily rate £245 - £249
10th Percentile £145 - £148
90th Percentile £575 - £369
Central London median daily rate £263 - £140
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Sophos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,662 2,519 2,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.95% 41.04% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,001 1,847 1,964
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £280 £287 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 34 36
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £16.58 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -24.86% +23.47%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £12.63
90th Percentile £31.00 £35.25 £36.79
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +25.00% -25.02% +19.84%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the City of London

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in the City of London

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in the City of London

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (40.00%) NHS
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (33.33%) Wireless
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
3 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) SLA
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) MCP
3 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (26.67%) Veeam
3 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (26.67%) Budget Control
3 4 (26.67%) Change Control
3 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (26.67%) Mimecast
2 4 (26.67%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Wireless
2 3 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP
3 2 (13.33%) SCCP
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) NHS
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Budget Control
1 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (26.67%) Change Control
1 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) People Management
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
1 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (26.67%) Software Licensing
2 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (13.33%) Disk Encryption
2 2 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
1 4 (26.67%) MCP
1 4 (26.67%) MCSE
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (13.33%) CEH
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
1 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Veeam
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) F5
3 2 (13.33%) Forcepoint
4 1 (6.67%) Aruba
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) McAfee
4 1 (6.67%) Meraki