Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 206 182
Rank change year-on-year +12 -24 +19
Contract jobs citing Sophos 12 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.24% 0.098% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.22% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
East of England median daily rate £258 £168 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.27% -69.45% +120.00%
England median daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 - £11.00
10th Percentile £10.50 - £10.50
90th Percentile £23.90 - £11.50
England median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% -15.38% +109.21%

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 2,401 2,236 2,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 48.16% 43.79% 48.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,401 1,229 1,290
East of England median daily rate £428 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £190 £200 £210
90th Percentile £584 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 142 187
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.68 £10.41 £10.70
90th Percentile £43.00 £44.95 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -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 11 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in the East of England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 11 December 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 +6 7 £225 +5.63% 1
Norfolk +10 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £390 - 1
Essex -17 1 £200 +42.86%
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Office 365
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Symantec
6 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (25.00%) Mimecast
6 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) Commercial Awareness
7 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (16.67%) vSphere
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (16.67%) BGP
7 2 (16.67%) Remedy
7 2 (16.67%) McAfee

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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (8.33%) G Suite
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) BGP
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) DKIM
3 1 (8.33%) DMARC
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Law
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
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%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Commercial Awareness
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Creative Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Server Management
3 1 (8.33%) Server Patching
3 1 (8.33%) SIEM
3 1 (8.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CNE
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Novell Certification
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (8.33%) GIAC
2 1 (8.33%) SANS
2 1 (8.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (8.33%) CASB
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (16.67%) Apple
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) McAfee
4 2 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) Computacenter
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