Period
to 20 March 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 20 March 2019 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 144 134
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10 +6
Contract jobs citing Sophos 10 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.43% 0.30% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.95% 0.70% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
East Midlands median daily rate £305 £118 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +159.57% -73.89% +162.77%
10th Percentile £186 £114 £425
90th Percentile £358 £298 £475
England median daily rate £300 £278 £345
% change year-on-year +8.11% -19.57% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% +43.55% +10.71%

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 East Midlands.

All Vendors
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,056 1,280 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 45.21% 42.90% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 752 869
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +6.33% -
10th Percentile £181 £215 £215
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 72 83
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% - +2.11%
10th Percentile £9.41 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.70 £44.88 £41.85
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year - +2.28% -4.94%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the East Midlands

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in the East Midlands

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in the East Midlands

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in the East Midlands

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire - 5 £340 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £239 - 2
Lincolnshire - 2 £200 - 1
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix
4 5 (50.00%) SCOM
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Office 365
5 4 (40.00%) XenApp
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (30.00%) VLAN
6 3 (30.00%) WSUS
6 3 (30.00%) Google
6 3 (30.00%) NetApp
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (30.00%) Antivirus Management
7 2 (20.00%) SIEM
7 2 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 10

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (30.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Antivirus Management
1 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCOM
2 3 (30.00%) WSUS
3 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
4 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Google
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (20.00%) arcserve
5 2 (20.00%) Becrypt
5 2 (20.00%) CA
5 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) Veeam
6 1 (10.00%) Mitel