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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 - 145
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.21% - 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £251 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £350 £235
% change year-on-year -28.57% +48.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.36

Sophos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1069 1197 1498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.26% 46.92% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 623 852
Median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 103 136
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £14.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Sophos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 4 £176 - 1
Essex - 1 £325 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (50.00%) Programme Delivery
3 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Symantec
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) Firmware
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) BitLocker
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Panasonic
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (12.50%) Billing
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) SystmOne
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP

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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Programme Delivery
1 4 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) BitLocker
2 2 (25.00%) Firmware
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
1 4 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Panasonic
3 1 (12.50%) Veeam
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: £176 per day
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