Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 590 553
Rank change year-on-year +50 -37 +24
Contract jobs citing Sophos 52 20 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.044% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.11% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 37
London median daily rate £363 £372 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +76.94% -34.88%
10th Percentile £184 £131 £145
90th Percentile £493 £509 £419
England median daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year - +30.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
London median hourly rate £25.25 - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.75 £13.36
% change year-on-year +26.58% +47.88% +6.84%

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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 17482 18811 20273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.54% 41.47% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11778 12770 13248
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £248
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 223 479
London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.75 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.17 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 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
City of London +5 2 £303 +124.07% 1
Feltham - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 London region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 36 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 27 (51.92%) Windows Server
4 25 (48.08%) Microsoft
5 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (36.54%) DNS
7 18 (34.62%) MS Exchange
8 17 (32.69%) HP
9 16 (30.77%) Firewall
10 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (26.92%) DHCP
11 14 (26.92%) Finance
11 14 (26.92%) SCCM
12 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 13 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 13 (25.00%) ITIL
13 12 (23.08%) Citrix
13 12 (23.08%) SAN
13 12 (23.08%) VMware
13 12 (23.08%) Office 365
14 11 (21.15%) Linux
14 11 (21.15%) Cisco
15 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
15 10 (19.23%) Legal
15 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
16 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (17.31%) CEH
16 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2013

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 18 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (11.54%) Skype for Business
6 5 (9.62%) IIS
7 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.08%) Office 365
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.38%) Mimecast
3 4 (7.69%) IaaS
4 3 (5.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.77%) G Suite
5 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) DNS
2 16 (30.77%) Firewall
3 14 (26.92%) DHCP
4 12 (23.08%) SAN
5 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (11.54%) Network Security
6 6 (11.54%) VoIP
7 5 (9.62%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (9.62%) VPN
8 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.69%) Unified Communications
8 4 (7.69%) Wireless
9 3 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (5.77%) LAN
9 3 (5.77%) VLAN
9 3 (5.77%) WAN
10 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (3.85%) Internet
10 2 (3.85%) LDAP
10 2 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Legal
3 4 (7.69%) Publishing
4 3 (5.77%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Electronics
5 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Active Directory Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (9.62%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Server Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Project Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) WAP
2 3 (5.77%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Clustering
2 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.62%) NHS
2 5 (9.62%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.69%) Replication
4 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) BYOD
4 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.77%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.77%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.85%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 27 (51.92%) Windows Server
3 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (21.15%) Linux
6 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.69%) Android
7 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
8 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) Information Security
2 9 (17.31%) Migration
3 8 (15.38%) Proactive Monitoring
3 8 (15.38%) SIEM
4 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
5 5 (9.62%) Asset Management
5 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.69%) Break/Fix
6 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (7.69%) Patch Management
6 4 (7.69%) Security Operations
6 4 (7.69%) Security Patching
6 4 (7.69%) Threat Modelling
6 4 (7.69%) Ticket Management
7 3 (5.77%) IT Audit
7 3 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.77%) Project Management
7 3 (5.77%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (5.77%) Python
3 3 (5.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.31%) CEH
2 9 (17.31%) MCSE
2 9 (17.31%) SSCP
3 7 (13.46%) MCSA
4 6 (11.54%) CCNA
4 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.69%) MCSD
6 3 (5.77%) CASP
6 3 (5.77%) CHFI
6 3 (5.77%) CISM
6 3 (5.77%) CISSP
6 3 (5.77%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (5.77%) Degree
6 3 (5.77%) GCWN
6 3 (5.77%) GISF
6 3 (5.77%) MCITP
6 3 (5.77%) MCP
6 3 (5.77%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.54%) SLA
3 5 (9.62%) PCI DSS
4 3 (5.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (3.85%) GDPR
6 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 36 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 7 (13.46%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (11.54%) vSphere
6 3 (5.77%) XenApp
7 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (26.92%) SCCM
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (11.54%) NetBackup
3 6 (11.54%) SCOM
4 4 (7.69%) MOM
4 4 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (5.77%) Backup Exec
5 3 (5.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (5.77%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (5.77%) Nessus
5 3 (5.77%) WSUS
6 2 (3.85%) DameWare
6 2 (3.85%) SmoothWall
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.69%) HP
3 12 (23.08%) Citrix
3 12 (23.08%) VMware
4 11 (21.15%) Cisco
5 9 (17.31%) Symantec
6 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
7 6 (11.54%) NetApp
8 5 (9.62%) Forcepoint
9 4 (7.69%) Apple
9 4 (7.69%) Dell
9 4 (7.69%) FireEye
9 4 (7.69%) Google
9 4 (7.69%) Juniper
9 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.69%) Veeam
10 3 (5.77%) LogRhythm
10 3 (5.77%) Meraki
10 3 (5.77%) Palo Alto
10 3 (5.77%) Ruckus Wireless
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