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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 263 254
Rank change year-on-year +40 -9  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 16 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.078% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.16% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 9
Median daily rate £190 £333 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.85% +41.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £300 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £375 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £345 £255
% change year-on-year -27.53% +35.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.36

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 3755 4330 4471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.16% 48.53% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2098 2540 2440
Median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 218 240
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -1 8 £145 -61.33% 2
Hampshire +14 4 £373 +14.61% 1
Berkshire - 1 £165 -
Kent - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £388 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) Firewall
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (30.43%) VMware
7 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 7 (30.43%) DNS
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco
9 5 (21.74%) WAN
9 5 (21.74%) ADSL
9 5 (21.74%) LAN
9 5 (21.74%) PBX
9 5 (21.74%) Driving Licence
9 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
10 4 (17.39%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (17.39%) Lumension
10 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
10 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
10 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
10 4 (17.39%) SCCM
10 4 (17.39%) Network Security
10 4 (17.39%) VoIP
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 4 (17.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (17.39%) McAfee

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 (13.04%) Apache
1 3 (13.04%) Documentum
1 3 (13.04%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) ADSL
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) PBX
3 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 4 (17.39%) Network Security
4 4 (17.39%) VoIP
5 3 (13.04%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) DHCP
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (8.70%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) IPsec
7 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Desktop Support
1 7 (30.43%) Server Support
1 7 (30.43%) Windows Server Support
2 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Exchange Support
3 5 (21.74%) Server Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support Officer
5 3 (13.04%) IT Support
5 3 (13.04%) Support Officer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Driving Licence
2 3 (13.04%) CCTV
3 2 (8.70%) EPoS
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.35%) Handset
4 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (13.04%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
3 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (4.35%) Service Design
4 1 (4.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCTS
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Tivoli
2 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (13.04%) WSUS
3 2 (8.70%) Nessus
4 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) Lumension
4 4 (17.39%) McAfee
5 3 (13.04%) 3PAR
5 3 (13.04%) Adobe
5 3 (13.04%) Avaya
6 2 (8.70%) Apple
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) Dell
6 2 (8.70%) F5
6 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) Polycom
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
7 1 (4.35%) Meraki
7 1 (4.35%) Veeam