Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 18 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 169 196
Rank change year-on-year -23 +27 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.093% 0.25% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.66% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Scotland median daily rate £538 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.38% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £519 £195 £333
90th Percentile £556 £383 £388
UK median daily rate £315 £325 £345
% change year-on-year -3.08% -5.80% +53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Scotland median hourly rate - £25.63 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.41% -
UK median hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -33.00% +8.70% +76.92%

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 Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,023 1,825 2,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.79% 37.64% 46.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,054 998 1,223
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £227
90th Percentile £538 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 66 83
Scotland median hourly rate £16.75 £25.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -29.17% +171.70%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% - -

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in Scotland

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in Scotland

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in Scotland

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 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
Glasgow -11 3 - -
Edinburgh -15 2 £538 +59.26%
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) Apple
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Symantec
2 3 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) DNS

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Solaris
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Phone
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (40.00%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (60.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (60.00%) Malwarebytes
1 3 (60.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Apple
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (60.00%) Symantec
2 3 (60.00%) VMware