Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 185 187
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Sophos 10 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.23% 0.14% 0.061%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.30% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
East of England median daily rate £325 £210 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.76% - -
England median daily rate £263 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -21.64% +3.08% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% +20.69% +8.57%

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 2,061 2,021 2,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 46.84% 45.76% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,172 1,205 1,264
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.12%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 136 190
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.03 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.19% -2.85% -19.51%
10th Percentile £11.29 £10.40 £9.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £47.63
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -4 5 £238 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 4
Essex +19 2 £400 +23.08% 5
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) BitLocker
4 4 (40.00%) Security Patching
5 3 (30.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (30.00%) Disk Encryption
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) VirtualBox
5 3 (30.00%) Acronis
5 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (30.00%) XenApp
5 3 (30.00%) XenServer
5 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (30.00%) Veeam
5 3 (30.00%) Kaspersky
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) VLAN
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 3 (30.00%) McAfee
5 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus

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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (30.00%) VLAN
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Information Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (30.00%) Windows NT
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Security Patching
2 3 (30.00%) Disk Encryption
2 3 (30.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) DNA
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Information Management
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 2 (20.00%) ISMS
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) BitLocker
3 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (30.00%) VirtualBox
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (30.00%) XenServer
5 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Nagios
2 2 (20.00%) Nessus
2 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Acronis
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Kaspersky
3 3 (30.00%) McAfee
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) Veeam
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Snow
4 2 (20.00%) Splunk
4 2 (20.00%) Zscaler
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco