Period
to 16 October 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 16 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
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 209 185
Rank change year-on-year +11 -24 +16
Contract jobs citing Sophos 12 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.24% 0.079% 0.062%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
East of England median daily rate £290 £213 £197
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.15% +8.12% -17.92%
10th Percentile £189 £181 £189
90th Percentile £440 £265 £206
England median daily rate £300 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -17.24% +11.54% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 - £11.00
10th Percentile £10.50 - £10.50
90th Percentile £11.50 - £11.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% -15.45% +111.54%

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 2,416 2,212 2,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 47.42% 43.93% 48.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,400 1,202 1,291
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.84% +0.68%
10th Percentile £177 £213 £205
90th Percentile £588 £575 £540
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 137 186
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.47% -0.42% -19.51%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.46 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -1 5 £225 +5.63% 5
Essex - 3 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £390 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 East of England region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Office 365
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Security Patching
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (16.67%) Snow
7 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
7 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (16.67%) BGP
7 2 (16.67%) Juniper
7 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 2 (16.67%) Symantec
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune

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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) G Suite
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) BGP
2 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) DKIM
3 1 (8.33%) DMARC
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Deskside Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (16.67%) Security Patching
2 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (8.33%) GIAC
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) SANS
1 1 (8.33%) SSCP
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (8.33%) CASB
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) Snow
4 2 (16.67%) Splunk
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) D-Link
5 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
5 1 (8.33%) Trend Micro
5 1 (8.33%) Veeam
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas