Period
to 23 June 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 June 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
England > South West
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 187 198
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11 +8
Contract jobs citing Sophos 21 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.42% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 0.83% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 13
South West median daily rate £243 £245 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.02% -18.33% -33.33%
10th Percentile £203 £162 £125
90th Percentile £297 £475 £398
England median daily rate £265 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -20.90% +3.08% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £22.50 - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.45 £14.50
% change year-on-year +28.98% +20.31% +8.57%

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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,872 2,171 2,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.03% 41.09% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,073 1,338 1,556
South West median daily rate £400 £383 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.51% +3.45% +2.07%
10th Percentile £222 £213 £222
90th Percentile £553 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 108 130
South West median hourly rate £25.50 £39.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.03% +53.92% +27.50%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.70 £11.59
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +2.86%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the South West

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in the South West

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in the South West over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in the South West

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in the South West

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 June 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
Somerset +8 6 £219 -10.71% 1
Wiltshire +7 6 £283 -37.22% 2
Bristol +6 5 £266 - 1
Gloucestershire +8 4 £255 -17.74%
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) Office 365
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
5 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 6 (28.57%) WAN
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Juniper
6 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
6 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds
7 4 (19.05%) SonicWALL
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) LAN
7 4 (19.05%) McAfee
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (14.29%) Server+ Certification
8 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 3 (14.29%) DHCP
8 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 3 (14.29%) Linux
8 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) VPN
8 3 (14.29%) DNS
8 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
8 3 (14.29%) PMI

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Office 365
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) LAN
4 3 (14.29%) DHCP
4 3 (14.29%) DNS
4 3 (14.29%) iSCSI
4 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (9.52%) ADSL
5 2 (9.52%) BGP
5 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
5 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (9.52%) Junos
5 2 (9.52%) MPLS
5 2 (9.52%) OSPF
5 2 (9.52%) VoIP
5 2 (9.52%) VRRP
5 2 (9.52%) Wireless
6 1 (4.76%) SMS
6 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (14.29%) ICT Manager
4 3 (14.29%) ICT Network Manager
4 3 (14.29%) ICT Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Network Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Network Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) PMI
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) SFIA
3 3 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Adaptive Security
4 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Security Hardening
5 1 (4.76%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (4.76%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
1 3 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 3 (14.29%) PMP
1 3 (14.29%) Server+ Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCNP
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCT
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.52%) NFS
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.76%) Shibboleth
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) WSUS
2 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Juniper
3 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds
4 4 (19.05%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) McAfee
4 4 (19.05%) SonicWALL
5 2 (9.52%) Brocade
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) F5
5 2 (9.52%) Forcepoint
5 2 (9.52%) Google
5 2 (9.52%) Meraki
6 1 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (4.76%) BT
6 1 (4.76%) Mitel
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Siemens
6 1 (4.76%) WatchGuard