Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 721 786 773
Rank change year-on-year +65 -13 -104
Contract jobs citing Sophos 128 90 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.093% 0.094%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 46 60
England median daily rate £328 £333 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +41.49% -29.85%
10th Percentile £161 £161 £120
90th Percentile £519 £500 £408
UK median daily rate £320 £345 £235
% change year-on-year -7.25% +46.81% -31.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
England median hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +108.00% -18.03%
10th Percentile £17.70 £13.99 £8.76
90th Percentile £28.89 £29.10 £16.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +8.70% +84.00% -18.03%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40256 43645 45307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.80% 45.17% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25236 26986 27222
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1350 1538 1950
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.73% -4.29% +6.06%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
London +32 75 £375 -16.67% 11
South East -7 15 £288 -11.54% 17
South West +16 12 £188 -41.41% 1
North of England +59 11 £500 +33.78% 2
Midlands +18 11 £400 - 3
West Midlands +21 8 £425 +25.00% 1
North West +17 7 £500 +33.78% 2
East of England -16 4 £176 -10.66% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
East Midlands +3 3 £250 -44.44% 2
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 101 (78.91%) Windows
2 62 (48.44%) Active Directory
3 54 (42.19%) Windows Server
4 47 (36.72%) Microsoft
4 47 (36.72%) Firewall
5 40 (31.25%) Cisco
6 34 (26.56%) VMware
7 33 (25.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (23.44%) DNS
9 25 (19.53%) MS Exchange
10 23 (17.97%) Finance
10 23 (17.97%) Windows 7
11 22 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (17.19%) Office 365
11 22 (17.19%) SCCM
11 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (15.63%) DHCP
12 20 (15.63%) Linux
12 20 (15.63%) ITIL
12 20 (15.63%) SAN
12 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (14.84%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (14.06%) Hyper-V
15 16 (12.50%) HP
15 16 (12.50%) Juniper
16 15 (11.72%) LAN
16 15 (11.72%) Veeam
17 14 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (10.94%) Mimecast
17 14 (10.94%) MCSE

Sophos
Co-occurring 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 25 (19.53%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (7.03%) IIS
2 9 (7.03%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (2.34%) Documentum
5 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.56%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.56%) WordPress
7 1 (0.78%) Apache
7 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.19%) Office 365
2 14 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (10.94%) Mimecast
3 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.13%) G Suite
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) IaaS
5 1 (0.78%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (36.72%) Firewall
2 30 (23.44%) DNS
3 20 (15.63%) DHCP
3 20 (15.63%) SAN
4 15 (11.72%) LAN
5 12 (9.38%) VPN
6 11 (8.59%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (7.81%) Internet
7 10 (7.81%) VLAN
7 10 (7.81%) WAN
8 9 (7.03%) Network Security
8 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.69%) Wireless
10 5 (3.91%) IPsec
10 5 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.13%) HSRP
11 4 (3.13%) SNMP
11 4 (3.13%) SSH
11 4 (3.13%) TACACS
12 3 (2.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.78%) MS Access
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (17.97%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Legal
2 4 (3.13%) Marketing
2 4 (3.13%) Retail
3 3 (2.34%) Advertising
3 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.56%) Electronics
4 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.56%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.56%) Publishing
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (17.97%) Analyst
2 16 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 12 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.59%) Security Analyst
4 11 (8.59%) Server Engineer
5 9 (7.03%) Consultant
5 9 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.25%) Architect
7 7 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Active Directory Support
7 7 (5.47%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (5.47%) Security Consultant
7 7 (5.47%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Active Directory Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Active Directory Support Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Server Support
10 4 (3.13%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.34%) WAP
3 2 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Management Information System
1 9 (7.03%) NHS
1 9 (7.03%) PKI
2 8 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Licensing
4 5 (3.91%) BYOD
4 5 (3.91%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.34%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.34%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.34%) Replication
5 3 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.56%) Clustering
6 2 (1.56%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.56%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.56%) Media Streaming
6 2 (1.56%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 101 (78.91%) Windows
2 54 (42.19%) Windows Server
3 33 (25.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (17.97%) Windows 7
5 20 (15.63%) Linux
5 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (10.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (7.81%) Android
7 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (7.03%) Windows 10
9 7 (5.47%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.34%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.78%) Solaris
13 1 (0.78%) Unix
13 1 (0.78%) VMS
13 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.63%) ITIL
2 12 (9.38%) Incident Management
2 12 (9.38%) Information Security
3 10 (7.81%) Security Operations
4 9 (7.03%) Change Control
4 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
4 9 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (7.03%) Migration
4 9 (7.03%) SIEM
4 9 (7.03%) Threat Modelling
5 8 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 8 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (5.47%) Patch Management
7 6 (4.69%) People Management
7 6 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (4.69%) Project Management
7 6 (4.69%) Release Management
7 6 (4.69%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.59%) SQL
3 6 (4.69%) Python
4 2 (1.56%) C
5 1 (0.78%) Perl
5 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (14.84%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (10.94%) MCSE
4 12 (9.38%) CCNA
4 12 (9.38%) Degree
4 12 (9.38%) MCSA
5 11 (8.59%) CCNP
6 10 (7.81%) MCP
7 9 (7.03%) CEH
8 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
8 8 (6.25%) SSCP
8 8 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (3.91%) CHFI
9 5 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (3.91%) DBS Check
9 5 (3.91%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.13%) CCIE
10 4 (3.13%) CISSP
10 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.34%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.81%) SLA
3 7 (5.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (2.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 62 (48.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.06%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.25%) BitLocker
4 8 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (5.47%) vSphere
6 3 (2.34%) Firmware
6 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.34%) XenApp
7 1 (0.78%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (17.19%) SCCM
2 11 (8.59%) Backup Exec
2 11 (8.59%) WSUS
3 8 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 7 (5.47%) Nessus
5 4 (3.13%) MOM
5 4 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (2.34%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.34%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (2.34%) SmoothWall
6 3 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.56%) DameWare
7 2 (1.56%) SCOM
8 1 (0.78%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.78%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.78%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 47 (36.72%) Microsoft
2 40 (31.25%) Cisco
3 34 (26.56%) VMware
4 16 (12.50%) HP
4 16 (12.50%) Juniper
5 15 (11.72%) Veeam
6 14 (10.94%) Symantec
7 13 (10.16%) CheckPoint
7 13 (10.16%) Citrix
8 12 (9.38%) SolarWinds
9 11 (8.59%) McAfee
10 10 (7.81%) Red Hat
11 9 (7.03%) FireEye
12 8 (6.25%) F5
13 7 (5.47%) Qualys
14 6 (4.69%) LogRhythm
15 5 (3.91%) Aruba
15 5 (3.91%) Lumension
15 5 (3.91%) Meraki
15 5 (3.91%) Palo Alto