Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 96 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 - +85
Contract jobs citing Sophos 6 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.49% 1.04% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% 2.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Oxfordshire median daily rate £175 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.67% - -
South East median daily rate £288 £325 £165
% change year-on-year -11.54% +96.97% -48.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £14.00

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 Oxfordshire.

All Vendors
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 552 478 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 44.70% 38.15% 41.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 310 386
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -1.54%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £188
90th Percentile £575 £538 £506
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.44% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 38
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +3.93% +8.46%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.68 £23.75 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £18.50
% change year-on-year +5.43% -12.84% +19.35%

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Witney - 3 £140 -
Abingdon -7 2 £231 -
Oxford 0 1 £180 -
Sophos
South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Nessus
5 2 (33.33%) Avaya
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) ADSL
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) PBX
5 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (33.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) F5
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (16.67%) Network Security
6 1 (16.67%) DKIM
6 1 (16.67%) DMARC
6 1 (16.67%) OpenDNS
6 1 (16.67%) VoIP

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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) ADSL
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) PBX
3 2 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) DKIM
4 1 (16.67%) DMARC
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Server Support
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Support
2 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Nessus
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) Google