Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 178 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 - -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 12 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.24% 0.072% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Scotland median daily rate £325 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - -
UK median daily rate £290 £325 £225
% change year-on-year -10.77% +44.44% -30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.41% - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £12.36
% change year-on-year +8.70% +86.16% -18.98%

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 1833 1936 2330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.72% 46.63% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 1064 1161
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -2.26%
10th Percentile £209 £219 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £513
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 69
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +17.24% -8.05%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £45.50 £46.28 £41.65
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +5.15%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 15 December 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
Edinburgh - 6 £338 -
North Lanarkshire +2 4 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £140 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (75.00%) SCCM
3 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) Cisco
5 7 (58.33%) Citrix
5 7 (58.33%) SAN
5 7 (58.33%) Office 365
6 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (41.67%) Veeam
7 5 (41.67%) WSUS
7 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (41.67%) Dell
7 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
7 5 (41.67%) Firewall
8 4 (33.33%) Wireless
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (33.33%) Symantec
8 4 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
8 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
8 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (33.33%) DHCP
8 4 (33.33%) DNS
8 4 (33.33%) SLA
8 4 (33.33%) HP
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) ICT Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) CentOS
5 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Database Tuning
1 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Biometrics
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Web Filtering
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNA
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (25.00%) ACSA
2 3 (25.00%) MCSA
2 3 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (25.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CCENT
3 2 (16.67%) MCITP
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (33.33%) vSphere
5 3 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) SCCM
2 5 (41.67%) WSUS
3 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 4 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (25.00%) vCenter Server
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (8.33%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (8.33%) SCOM
6 1 (8.33%) Simpana
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
4 7 (58.33%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) Dell
5 5 (41.67%) Veeam
6 4 (33.33%) Apple
6 4 (33.33%) Google
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) Juniper
6 4 (33.33%) Symantec
6 4 (33.33%) Veritas
7 3 (25.00%) CommVault
7 3 (25.00%) Meru Networks
8 2 (16.67%) EMC
8 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 2 (16.67%) Remedy
9 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 1 (8.33%) Clearswift
9 1 (8.33%) NetApp