The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
England / North West
Rank - 158 144
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.052% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.12% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -20.00% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.44% -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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1077 1660 1612
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.10% 43.24% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 902 788
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 115 87
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -0.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in the North West

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in the North West

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (40.00%) IaaS
4 2 (40.00%) SCOrch
4 2 (40.00%) SCSM
4 2 (40.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (40.00%) IronPort
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) Trend Micro
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) SIEM
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) SMTP
4 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Forcepoint
4 2 (40.00%) MAILsweeper

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) IaaS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) IPv4
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Senior IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (40.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Server Building
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (40.00%) SCOM
2 2 (40.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (40.00%) SCSM
3 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Forcepoint
2 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (40.00%) IronPort
2 2 (40.00%) Trend Micro
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Motorola
3 1 (20.00%) VMware