Period
to 20 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 January 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 561 563 585
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 -47
Contract jobs citing Sophos 60 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.076% 0.045%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 16 12
London median daily rate £363 £363 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +56.76% -32.97%
10th Percentile £147 £125 £161
90th Percentile £568 £506 £348
England median daily rate £285 £345 £250
% change year-on-year -17.39% +38.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
London median hourly rate £19.75 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.18% - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £10.75
% change year-on-year +5.00% +86.05% -25.86%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18,621 18,027 18,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.38% 43.09% 40.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,729 11,959 11,916
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 291 331
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £55.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.76
% change year-on-year - -1.46% +7.64%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in London

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in London

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in London

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in London

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the London region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Central London +1 22 £338 +150.19% 3
North London - 1 £475 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 40 (66.67%) Windows
2 26 (43.33%) Windows Server
3 23 (38.33%) Active Directory
4 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
5 16 (26.67%) VMware
6 15 (25.00%) Cisco
7 13 (21.67%) Firewall
7 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (21.67%) Hyper-V
8 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (20.00%) Office 365
8 12 (20.00%) Mimecast
8 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 12 (20.00%) Linux
9 11 (18.33%) Incident Management
9 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (16.67%) ITIL
10 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (16.67%) Symantec
11 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (15.00%) Backup Exec
11 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
11 9 (15.00%) Veeam
11 9 (15.00%) Problem Management
11 9 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (15.00%) Security Operations
12 8 (13.33%) Computer Science

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Mimecast
1 12 (20.00%) Office 365
2 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) Firewall
2 8 (13.33%) Wireless
3 7 (11.67%) SAN
4 6 (10.00%) Internet
5 4 (6.67%) LAN
6 3 (5.00%) DNS
6 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (5.00%) NAS
6 3 (5.00%) VPN
7 2 (3.33%) Intranet
7 2 (3.33%) MPLS
7 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.33%) WAN
7 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.67%) DHCP
8 1 (1.67%) HTTP
8 1 (1.67%) IPv4
8 1 (1.67%) SSL
8 1 (1.67%) VLAN
8 1 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
2 2 (3.33%) Multimedia
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 8 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 5 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) IT Support
7 2 (3.33%) Network Field Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Licensing
3 6 (10.00%) NHS
4 4 (6.67%) PKI
5 3 (5.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.33%) Media Streaming
7 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.67%) BYOD
7 1 (1.67%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (66.67%) Windows
2 26 (43.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (20.00%) Linux
5 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (8.33%) Windows 10
9 3 (5.00%) Android
9 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Incident Management
2 10 (16.67%) ITIL
3 9 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 9 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (15.00%) Security Operations
4 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
4 7 (11.67%) Information Security
4 7 (11.67%) People Management
4 7 (11.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (11.67%) Software Licensing
4 7 (11.67%) Threat Modelling
5 6 (10.00%) Budget Control
5 6 (10.00%) Change Control
5 6 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (6.67%) CRM
6 4 (6.67%) SIEM
7 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.67%) Python
2 4 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) C
3 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.33%) Degree
3 7 (11.67%) CCNA
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (11.67%) MCP
3 7 (11.67%) MCSE
4 6 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.00%) CEH
5 3 (5.00%) CHFI
5 3 (5.00%) DBS Check
5 3 (5.00%) MCSA
5 3 (5.00%) SSCP
6 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) SLA
2 6 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.33%) GDPR
3 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.67%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 23 (38.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.67%) Hyper-V
3 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.67%) vSphere
5 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) Backup Exec
2 8 (13.33%) NetBackup
2 8 (13.33%) SCCM
3 7 (11.67%) WSUS
4 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.67%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.67%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.67%) Nessus
5 1 (1.67%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.67%) SCOM
5 1 (1.67%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (26.67%) VMware
3 15 (25.00%) Cisco
4 10 (16.67%) Symantec
5 9 (15.00%) Veeam
6 8 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 8 (13.33%) Juniper
7 7 (11.67%) FireEye
7 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.67%) HP
9 3 (5.00%) F5
9 3 (5.00%) Forcepoint
9 3 (5.00%) ForeScout
9 3 (5.00%) LogRhythm
9 3 (5.00%) McAfee
9 3 (5.00%) Qualys
10 2 (3.33%) Aruba
10 2 (3.33%) Lumension
10 2 (3.33%) Meraki
10 2 (3.33%) Varonis