Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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 > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 207 228
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21 -42
Contract jobs citing Sophos 7 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.35% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
North West median daily rate £500 £374 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.78% +55.73% +37.14%
England median daily rate £325 £333 £228
% change year-on-year -2.26% +46.15% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £14.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.37% - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -15.38% +108.00% -21.88%

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2450 3173 3520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.91% 46.26% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1887 1938
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 127 177
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.30 £46.53
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in the North West

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Manchester +17 7 £500 +42.86% 1
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Time Management
1 4 (57.14%) Release Management
1 4 (57.14%) Android
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
1 4 (57.14%) Change Control
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 3 (42.86%) WSUS
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (28.57%) ECDL
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) ProCurve
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) Aruba
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF

Sophos
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Android
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Control
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Release Management
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
1 4 (57.14%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) ECDL
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Aruba
2 1 (14.29%) ProCurve
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds