The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 46
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - - 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -43.33% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 276 248 221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 49.20% 42.61% 48.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 147 148
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £21.00
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in South Wales

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in South Wales

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 Wales region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) arcserve
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Support
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) arcserve
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware