Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 239 243
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 +25
Contract jobs citing Sophos 6 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.087% 0.16% 0.090%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.42% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
City of London median daily rate £375 £425 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +214.81% -25.00%
10th Percentile £194 £161 £128
90th Percentile £475 £548 £143
Central London median daily rate £300 £425 £135
% change year-on-year -29.41% +214.81% -27.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
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 2,641 2,639 2,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.13% 38.47% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,966 1,980 2,162
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £228 £275 £275
90th Percentile £663 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 49 41
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +10.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.90 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.35 £17.75
% change year-on-year +2.75% +3.35% +1.43%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Identity Management
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security Management
3 3 (50.00%) Security Management
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) ISMS
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) Tufin
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (50.00%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (50.00%) Okta
3 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Mimecast
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services

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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Mimecast
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) 4G
3 1 (16.67%) FTP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 3 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) ISMS
2 3 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (50.00%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (50.00%) Okta
1 3 (50.00%) Palo Alto
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec
1 3 (50.00%) Tufin
2 1 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware