Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 97 93
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +7
Contract jobs citing Sophos 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.31% 0.20% 0.070%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.41% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Hertfordshire median daily rate £225 £213 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - -
East of England median daily rate £290 £213 £197
% change year-on-year +36.15% +8.12% -17.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £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 840 732 744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 52.86% 48.51% 52.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 359 387
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% +7.47% -6.25%
10th Percentile £170 £205 £213
90th Percentile £550 £575 £518
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 60 33
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.65 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.01% +7.44% -25.96%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.85 £8.45
90th Percentile £44.35 £46.05 £42.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - -19.51%

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 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 20 October 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
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £225 -
Sophos
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) Snow
4 2 (40.00%) Splunk
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) CISSP
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (20.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (20.00%) SSCP
5 1 (20.00%) PKI
5 1 (20.00%) GIAC
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (20.00%) SANS
5 1 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (20.00%) DKIM
5 1 (20.00%) DMARC
5 1 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune

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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DKIM
1 1 (20.00%) DMARC
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Deskside Support
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (20.00%) GIAC
1 1 (20.00%) SANS
1 1 (20.00%) SSCP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) CASB
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Snow
2 2 (40.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) Forcepoint
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Trend Micro