Period
to 10 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 10 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 97 94
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing Sophos 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.44% 0.19% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 0.38% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Hertfordshire median daily rate £225 £213 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -61.27% +100.00%
East of England median daily rate £258 £168 £550
% change year-on-year +53.27% -69.45% +120.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 - £11.00
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 - £11.00

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 Hertfordshire.

All Vendors
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 846 791 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 52.68% 49.94% 51.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 392 385
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -8.82%
10th Percentile £186 £195 £213
90th Percentile £550 £575 £535
East of England median daily rate £428 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 55 39
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.98% +16.10% -30.95%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.00 £9.23
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £44.10
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in Hertfordshire

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in Hertfordshire

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in Hertfordshire

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in Hertfordshire

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 10 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
Waltham Cross - 1 £350 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £225 -
Hatfield - 1 £200 -
Sophos
East of England

For the 6 months to 10 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Office 365
4 3 (42.86%) Mimecast
4 3 (42.86%) Symantec
4 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (28.57%) Remedy
5 2 (28.57%) McAfee
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) SLA
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) CNE
5 2 (28.57%) Novell Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Apple
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) MCP
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) vSphere
5 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 3 (42.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DKIM
1 1 (14.29%) DMARC
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Commercial Awareness
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Creative Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Server Management
2 1 (14.29%) Server Patching
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CNE
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Novell Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (14.29%) GIAC
2 1 (14.29%) SANS
2 1 (14.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 1 (14.29%) CASB
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee
3 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Computacenter
4 1 (14.29%) Forcepoint
4 1 (14.29%) Trend Micro