The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 59 53 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 -  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.37% 0.79% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 2.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £150 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -20.00% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £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 Oxfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 226 189 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 41.54% 37.35% 39.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 152 168
Median daily rate £400 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 37
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.35% -43.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £33.00
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in Oxfordshire

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in Oxfordshire

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Oxford -4 1 £150 -50.00%
Sophos
South East

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (40.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Middleware
5 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Apex Code
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Line Management
5 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) High Availability
5 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) Perl
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Avaya
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) CRM
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (60.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Salesforce Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Salesforce Developer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Biotechnology
1 1 (10.00%) CCTV
1 1 (10.00%) EPoS
1 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Line Management
2 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) B2B
4 1 (10.00%) Copywriting
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Market Research
4 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Apex Code
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCDST
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) Avaya
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Adobe
4 1 (10.00%) Alias
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) SAP