Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 91 97
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +12
Contract jobs citing Sophos 6 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.49% 0.75% 1.11%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 1.78% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Oxfordshire median daily rate - £163 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -51.85% +125.00%
South East median daily rate £475 £240 £325
% change year-on-year +97.92% -26.15% +91.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £22.50 - -

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 499 507 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 40.94% 42.07% 39.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 390 334
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -7.98%
10th Percentile £225 £251 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £529
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 26
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.97% -4.62% +4.84%
10th Percentile £15.67 £10.00 £9.40
90th Percentile £25.00 £38.75 £24.24
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.35% +8.83% -11.94%

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 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 21 October 2018. 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 -2 4 - - 3
Oxford +11 1 - - 1
Sophos
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (50.00%) Mimecast
2 3 (50.00%) Xerox
3 2 (33.33%) Dell Compellent
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Commercial Awareness
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) CMS
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE

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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) CMS
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Mimecast
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) IPv4
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) IT Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Junior
2 2 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Junior IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) Junior IT Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Junior Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Strategy Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Transformation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) Commercial Awareness
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Xerox
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) Dell Compellent
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) F5