Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 169 206
Rank change year-on-year -34 +37 -9
Contract jobs citing Sophos 9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.16% 0.14% 0.091%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.35% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Scotland median daily rate £263 £314 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.33% -16.33% +87.50%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £258
90th Percentile £338 £369 £388
UK median daily rate £300 £310 £340
% change year-on-year -3.23% -8.82% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -24.00% +26.58% +47.88%

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 2,189 1,707 2,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.04% 40.30% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,237 911 1,299
Scotland median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £226
90th Percentile £532 £525 £499
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 75
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £28.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.83% -23.33% +134.38%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.00 £11.12
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.01 £45.40
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 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 -19 6 £175 - 2
Edinburgh -27 3 £325 -3.70%
Sophos
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (66.67%) Symantec
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
4 4 (44.44%) MSI
4 4 (44.44%) Lotus
4 4 (44.44%) Apple
4 4 (44.44%) SCCM
4 4 (44.44%) Altiris
5 3 (33.33%) Time Management
5 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) OSCP
5 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (33.33%) HNC
5 3 (33.33%) HND
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) Solaris
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) 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 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MSI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Solaris
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Phone
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Time Management
1 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Innovative Thinking
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) HNC
1 3 (33.33%) HND
1 3 (33.33%) OSCP
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
2 2 (22.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (22.22%) Malwarebytes
2 2 (22.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Symantec
2 5 (55.56%) Palo Alto
3 4 (44.44%) Altiris
3 4 (44.44%) Apple
3 4 (44.44%) Lotus
4 2 (22.22%) Avaya
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) VMware