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 3 months to 28 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.

Sophos
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.34% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -43.33% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 263 334 412
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 44.58% 48.62% 58.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 160 211
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.65% -8.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £7.89 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Sophos
East of England

Sophos
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 7 (100.00%) Symantec
2 5 (71.43%) Splunk
3 4 (57.14%) SIEM
3 4 (57.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Analytics

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 (28.57%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Consultant
2 4 (57.14%) Security Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Lead Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Symantec
2 5 (71.43%) Splunk
3 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto