Period
to 22 July 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 July 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 of England
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 180 191
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 -1
Contract jobs citing Sophos 13 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.30% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.55% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
East of England median daily rate £425 £365 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% +46.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £231 £186
90th Percentile £438 £450 £325
England median daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.00% - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.11% -24.00% +26.58%

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 of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,952 2,172 2,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 45.36% 45.92% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 1,246 1,218
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.79% +0.44%
10th Percentile £213 £180 £200
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 186 131
East of England median hourly rate £16.35 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.44 £10.39
90th Percentile £49.13 £39.38 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the East of England

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in the East of England

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in the East of England

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in the East of England

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Norfolk +7 10 £425 -
Essex -3 2 £275 -31.25% 7
Hertfordshire 0 1 - - 2
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 of England region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) SCCM
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) SystmOne
5 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) NAS
6 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) QNAP
6 2 (15.38%) Equitrac
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (15.38%) NHS
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.69%) Symantec
7 1 (7.69%) Remedy
7 1 (7.69%) McAfee
7 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (7.69%) MCP

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Field Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Wintel Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Support Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Support Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Wintel Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Wintel Support
2 2 (15.38%) Wintel Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) Commercial Awareness
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CNE
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Novell Certification
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Equitrac
3 2 (15.38%) QNAP
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Computacenter
4 1 (7.69%) Intel
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec