Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 183 196
Rank change year-on-year -40 +13 +23
Contract jobs citing Sophos 9 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.14% 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.88% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 7
South West median daily rate £254 £235 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.19% -26.56% -4.48%
10th Percentile £215 £181 £138
90th Percentile £369 £313 £347
England median daily rate £300 £295 £325
% change year-on-year +1.69% -9.23% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South West median hourly rate - £21.50 -
England median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% -15.38% +110.44%

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 2,638 2,170 2,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.73% 39.06% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,623 1,346 1,491
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £203 £195
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 105 174
South West median hourly rate £41.52 £24.00 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.98% +3.73% -9.26%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.28 £11.63
90th Percentile £56.33 £48.45 £46.35
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Bristol -17 5 £234 +24.53%
Wiltshire -24 2 £275 -5.17% 4
Gloucestershire -14 1 £215 -28.33%
Devon - 1 £379 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
2 4 (44.44%) McAfee
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (22.22%) Adaptive Security
4 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
4 2 (22.22%) Proactive Management
4 2 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (22.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (22.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning

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 (22.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Mimecast
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) ADSL
2 2 (22.22%) BGP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
2 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
2 2 (22.22%) Junos
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) MPLS
2 2 (22.22%) NAS
2 2 (22.22%) OSPF
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) VRRP
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
General
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Operations Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Support
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) CESG
2 1 (11.11%) LIMS
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Adaptive Security
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (22.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Proactive Management
2 2 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (11.11%) MCT
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) JSP 440
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) NFS
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) BitLocker
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
2 4 (44.44%) McAfee
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Brocade
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Forcepoint
4 2 (22.22%) Meraki
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) BT
5 1 (11.11%) Capita
5 1 (11.11%) Siemens
5 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
5 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard