Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 221 227
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +61
Contract jobs citing Sophos 20 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.081% 0.098%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 4
City of London median daily rate £254 £135 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.15% -26.03% -54.38%
10th Percentile £151 £128 £165
90th Percentile £570 £143 £344
Central London median daily rate £338 £135 £185
% change year-on-year +150.19% -27.03% -53.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.18% - -
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year -28.18% - -

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 2,691 2,680 2,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.13% 43.19% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,048 2,015 2,194
City of London median daily rate £485 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £285 £296 £250
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 41 40
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +22.54% -0.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +1.41%

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 16 January 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 16 January 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (40.00%) Degree
4 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco
5 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (35.00%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (35.00%) Veeam
5 7 (35.00%) Problem Management
5 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) NetBackup
5 7 (35.00%) Backup Exec
5 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
5 7 (35.00%) Software Licensing
5 7 (35.00%) People Management
5 7 (35.00%) Mimecast
5 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (35.00%) Office 365
5 7 (35.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Licensing
6 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (30.00%) Change Control

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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (35.00%) Mimecast
2 7 (35.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Wireless
2 3 (15.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) Intranet
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) HTTP
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (5.00%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Licensing
3 6 (30.00%) NHS
4 2 (10.00%) Media Streaming
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (35.00%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
2 7 (35.00%) People Management
2 7 (35.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (35.00%) Problem Management
2 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (35.00%) Software Licensing
3 6 (30.00%) Budget Control
3 6 (30.00%) Change Control
3 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Data Privacy
4 2 (10.00%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Security Operations
5 1 (5.00%) Threat Modelling
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
2 6 (30.00%) CCNA
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (30.00%) MCP
2 6 (30.00%) MCSE
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (10.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Backup Exec
1 7 (35.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Veeam
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) Aruba
4 1 (5.00%) FireEye
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) Meraki
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec