Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 187 161
Rank change year-on-year +16 -26 +41
Contract jobs citing Sophos 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.093% 0.15% 0.028%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.41% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Scotland median daily rate £288 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.54% -3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £190 £163 £319
90th Percentile £359 £338 £356
UK median daily rate £300 £270 £338
% change year-on-year +11.11% -20.00% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.12% +18.57% +20.69%

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 1,591 1,943 1,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.96% 37.63% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1,163 823
Scotland median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £205
90th Percentile £575 £525 £509
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 50
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £15.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.32% -38.24% -32.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £12.38
90th Percentile £29.38 £35.00 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 +22 2 £281 -13.46%
Glasgow +4 1 £250 +42.86%
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) Veeam
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) Splunk
4 1 (25.00%) Spiceworks
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Application Discovery
4 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging

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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Build Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Application Discovery
2 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) CommVault
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Spiceworks
2 1 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam