The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
UK / England
Rank 524 573 526
Rank change year-on-year +49 -47  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 53 39 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.080% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.18% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 43
Median daily rate £345 £300 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -17.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £132 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -43.33% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £17.45 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.31% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £14.10 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £14.90 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.68% -3.33%  

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 England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18095 21190 21568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.86% 43.54% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 13005 12444
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 759 903
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.96 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.31% +14.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.69 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in England

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in England

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in England

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
London +33 23 £350 -4.10% 6
South West -1 10 £240 +4.34% 1
South East +20 7 £150 -50.00% 7
Yorkshire +11 6 £295 -32.57% 1
East of England -4 3 £95 - 1
West Midlands +11 2 £120 -35.13% 1
East Midlands -1 2 - -
Sophos
UK

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 England region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 75 (70.75%) Windows
2 69 (65.09%) Active Directory
3 56 (52.83%) Microsoft
4 41 (38.68%) Windows Server
5 36 (33.96%) VMware
6 32 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (28.30%) Windows 7
7 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (28.30%) Cisco
8 28 (26.42%) Firewall
9 25 (23.58%) HP
10 24 (22.64%) Citrix
10 24 (22.64%) MS Exchange
11 22 (20.75%) SAN
12 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (19.81%) ITIL
12 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
13 20 (18.87%) MS Excel
14 19 (17.92%) Finance
14 19 (17.92%) Legal
14 19 (17.92%) Office 365
15 17 (16.04%) SCCM
16 16 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (14.15%) SharePoint
17 15 (14.15%) VPN
17 15 (14.15%) Data Centre
18 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
18 14 (13.21%) Symantec
18 14 (13.21%) DNS
18 14 (13.21%) Dell

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in 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 24 (22.64%) MS Exchange
2 15 (14.15%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (7.55%) IIS
6 6 (5.66%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.89%) Apache
9 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.94%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.94%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 20 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 14 (13.21%) MS Office
3 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.89%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.94%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.92%) Office 365
2 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.72%) IaaS
4 5 (4.72%) Mimecast
5 3 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.94%) G Suite
6 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (26.42%) Firewall
2 22 (20.75%) SAN
3 15 (14.15%) VPN
4 14 (13.21%) DNS
5 13 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (12.26%) DHCP
5 13 (12.26%) WAN
6 12 (11.32%) LAN
6 12 (11.32%) VoIP
7 11 (10.38%) Network Security
8 9 (8.49%) Wireless
9 6 (5.66%) NAS
10 5 (4.72%) IP Telephony
10 5 (4.72%) IPv4
10 5 (4.72%) SSL
11 4 (3.77%) Internet
11 4 (3.77%) IPv6
11 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
11 4 (3.77%) Unified Communications
11 4 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) MySQL
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.94%) NetBeans
General
1 19 (17.92%) Finance
1 19 (17.92%) Legal
2 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.72%) Retail
4 4 (3.77%) Local Government
5 3 (2.83%) Marketing
6 2 (1.89%) Back Office
6 2 (1.89%) Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Military
6 2 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (24.53%) Analyst
2 15 (14.15%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (12.26%) Support Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) Desktop Support
5 10 (9.43%) Consultant
6 9 (8.49%) IT Support
6 9 (8.49%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.72%) Administrator
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) .NET
1 5 (4.72%) WAP
2 3 (2.83%) Middleware
3 2 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (0.94%) HTML
4 1 (0.94%) ODBC
4 1 (0.94%) XML
4 1 (0.94%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.49%) Clustering
3 5 (4.72%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.72%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.77%) Replication
5 3 (2.83%) EPoS
5 3 (2.83%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.83%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.89%) CCTV
6 2 (1.89%) CESG
6 2 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.94%) iPad
7 1 (0.94%) iSeries
7 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 75 (70.75%) Windows
2 41 (38.68%) Windows Server
3 32 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (28.30%) Windows 7
4 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (10.38%) Windows 10
7 8 (7.55%) Linux
7 8 (7.55%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.77%) Android
8 4 (3.77%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.83%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.83%) Unix
10 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) ITIL
2 10 (9.43%) Project Management
2 10 (9.43%) SIEM
3 9 (8.49%) Asset Management
4 8 (7.55%) Information Security
4 8 (7.55%) Migration
5 7 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.66%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.72%) Change Management
7 5 (4.72%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (4.72%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.77%) IT Audit
8 4 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.77%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (2.83%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.83%) Integration Testing
9 3 (2.83%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.83%) Time Management
9 3 (2.83%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.21%) SQL
2 11 (10.38%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.66%) VBScript
4 5 (4.72%) Python
5 3 (2.83%) Apex Code
5 3 (2.83%) C#
5 3 (2.83%) Perl
6 1 (0.94%) C
6 1 (0.94%) C++
6 1 (0.94%) Java
6 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.94%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.43%) MCSE
3 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.72%) CCNA
5 5 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.83%) CEH
7 3 (2.83%) GCWN
7 3 (2.83%) GISF
7 3 (2.83%) MCSD
7 3 (2.83%) SSCP
8 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.89%) Degree
8 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.89%) MCP
8 2 (1.89%) MCSA
8 2 (1.89%) MCTS
9 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.94%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.32%) SLA
2 5 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.77%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.89%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 69 (65.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.43%) vSphere
5 9 (8.49%) XenApp
6 7 (6.60%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (5.66%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.77%) BitLocker
8 4 (3.77%) VMware ESX
8 4 (3.77%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.83%) Firmware
9 3 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.83%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.94%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (16.04%) SCCM
2 9 (8.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (7.55%) SCOM
3 8 (7.55%) WSUS
4 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (5.66%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (3.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (2.83%) EdgeSight
7 3 (2.83%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.83%) SafeCom
7 3 (2.83%) Sysprep
7 3 (2.83%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 2 (1.89%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.89%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (1.89%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.89%) SCSM
8 2 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 36 (33.96%) VMware
3 30 (28.30%) Cisco
4 25 (23.58%) HP
5 24 (22.64%) Citrix
6 14 (13.21%) Dell
6 14 (13.21%) Symantec
7 9 (8.49%) Forcepoint
8 8 (7.55%) NetApp
8 8 (7.55%) Veeam
9 7 (6.60%) Avaya
9 7 (6.60%) Meraki
10 6 (5.66%) Apple
10 6 (5.66%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.72%) Acronis
11 5 (4.72%) CheckPoint
11 5 (4.72%) Splunk
12 4 (3.77%) Aerohive Networks
12 4 (3.77%) EqualLogic
12 4 (3.77%) Rackspace
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onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Rate: From £130 to £140 per day
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