Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 68 107
Rank change year-on-year +14 +39 -21
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 8 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.20% 0.99% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 2.41% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £200 - -
South East median daily rate £338 £300 £413
% change year-on-year +12.50% -27.27% +65.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £20.25

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 191 332 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 38.12% 40.94% 41.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 245 387
Median daily rate £425 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -7.78% +4.05%
10th Percentile £200 £147 £269
90th Percentile £583 £588 £590
South East median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £24.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.17% +54.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.93 £13.19 £11.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £27.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate £17.08 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.52% -5.71% +12.90%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in Oxfordshire

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sophos in Oxfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Sophos in Oxfordshire

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sophos in Oxfordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Sophos in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Sophos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Antivirus Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Project Delivery
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) VMware