Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 337 372
Rank change year-on-year -6 +35 -40
Contract jobs citing Sophos 15 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.090% 0.17% 0.092%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 9
South East median daily rate £288 £325 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +96.97% -48.24%
10th Percentile £145 £250 £120
90th Percentile £379 £350 £322
England median daily rate £325 £333 £235
% change year-on-year -2.26% +41.49% -29.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £14.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -15.38% +108.00% -18.03%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7989 8029 9268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.17% 48.31% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4596 4624 5179
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £535
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 402 433
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.26% -14.32% +17.61%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.98 £44.75
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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
Oxfordshire -3 6 £175 -41.67%
Thames Valley -14 6 £175 -41.67%
Hampshire 0 4 £373 +24.17%
Surrey - 3 £313 -
Kent - 1 - -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (46.67%) Firewall
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) SAN
6 4 (26.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (26.67%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (26.67%) Lumension
7 3 (20.00%) 3PAR
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (20.00%) Nessus
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) McAfee
7 3 (20.00%) Documentum
8 2 (13.33%) ADSL
8 2 (13.33%) LAN
8 2 (13.33%) PBX
8 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (13.33%) Internet
8 2 (13.33%) Active Directory

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 3 (20.00%) Documentum
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) ADSL
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) PBX
4 2 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) DKIM
5 1 (6.67%) DMARC
5 1 (6.67%) IPsec
5 1 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Server Support
1 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server Support
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Support
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) IT Support
2 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (6.67%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Handset
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Nessus
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
3 1 (6.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Lumension
4 3 (20.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (20.00%) McAfee
5 2 (13.33%) Avaya
5 2 (13.33%) F5
5 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (13.33%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) arcserve
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (6.67%) Google
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Meraki
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) Polycom