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 28 June 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 62 71
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.46% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 3.95% 0.77% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Median daily rate £150 £375 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +150.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £350 £235
% change year-on-year -17.85% +48.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.36

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 228 260 296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 37.01% 43.41% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 330 341
Median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £254 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 41
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -64.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in Oxfordshire

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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
Witney - 4 £140 -
Oxford -1 3 £180 -52.00%
Abingdon - 2 £231 - 1
Sophos
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 5 (41.67%) ADSL
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) PBX
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (41.67%) Driving Licence
4 4 (33.33%) Network Security
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) IIS
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) Apache
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (25.00%) CCTV
5 3 (25.00%) Adobe
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (25.00%) Avaya
5 3 (25.00%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (16.67%) Task Automation

Sophos
Co-occurring 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 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) ADSL
2 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) PBX
2 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Server Support
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Server Support
2 6 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Server Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory Support
4 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support
4 4 (33.33%) Exchange Support
4 4 (33.33%) IT Support
4 4 (33.33%) Support Officer
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support Officer
6 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Driving Licence
2 3 (25.00%) CCTV
3 2 (16.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 2 (16.67%) Task Automation
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) MCTS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Nessus
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Adobe
2 3 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (16.67%) Apple
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (8.33%) Veeam
4 1 (8.33%) VMware