The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 28 March 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 263 260
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 7 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.089% 0.043% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.088% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Median daily rate £158 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.50% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -43.33% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.68% -3.33%  

Sophos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3823 4549 4544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.79% 49.04% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2109 2713 2375
Median daily rate £415 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 205 236
Median hourly rate £15.50 £28.38 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.37% +53.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.32 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Sophos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in the South East

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire -3 3 £150 -50.00% 8
Hampshire - 2 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 £165 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
3 14 (60.87%) Windows 7
4 12 (52.17%) VMware
5 10 (43.48%) Citrix
6 9 (39.13%) Finance
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
8 7 (30.43%) Legal
8 7 (30.43%) WSUS
8 7 (30.43%) Cisco
8 7 (30.43%) Dell
8 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (30.43%) MS Office
8 7 (30.43%) DHCP
8 7 (30.43%) DNS
9 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
9 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
9 5 (21.74%) IIS
9 5 (21.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (21.74%) HP
9 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (17.39%) SLA
10 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
11 3 (13.04%) MCSE
11 3 (13.04%) ITIL
11 3 (13.04%) SQL
11 3 (13.04%) MySQL

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (21.74%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Domino
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.35%) QuickPlace
3 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DHCP
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security
3 2 (8.70%) VoIP
3 2 (8.70%) VPN
3 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) FTP
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) Telnet
4 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.35%) NetBeans
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Desktop Support
2 10 (43.48%) Support Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (30.43%) Desktop Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Officer
6 2 (8.70%) IT Support
6 2 (8.70%) Server Support
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) WAP
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) ODBC
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) CCTV
2 2 (8.70%) EPoS
3 1 (4.35%) Biotechnology
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.35%) Android
7 1 (4.35%) Linux
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Change Management
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) Network Load Balancing
1 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
1 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.70%) CRM
2 2 (8.70%) Time Management
3 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.35%) Release Management
3 1 (4.35%) Service Design
3 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
3 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) MCTS
4 1 (4.35%) MCDST
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Firmware
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (13.04%) Terminal Services
2 3 (13.04%) vSphere
2 3 (13.04%) XenApp
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) WSUS
2 5 (21.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (13.04%) EdgeSight
3 3 (13.04%) SafeCom
4 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (4.35%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) VMware
3 10 (43.48%) Citrix
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco
4 7 (30.43%) Dell
5 5 (21.74%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) Apple
7 2 (8.70%) Adobe
7 2 (8.70%) Avaya
7 2 (8.70%) Intel Security
8 1 (4.35%) Alias
8 1 (4.35%) Google
8 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
8 1 (4.35%) Lotus
8 1 (4.35%) Polycom
8 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.35%) Toshiba
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £120 per day + Free Lunch + Free Parking
Posted: 14 hours ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago