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 3 months to 28 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 139 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.033% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.076% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £350 £235
% change year-on-year -28.57% +48.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1146 1316 1150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.86% 43.93% 37.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 809 691
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 55 99
Median hourly rate £42.00 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.90% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 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 3 months to 28 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
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Somerset - 2 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) WAN
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) VPN
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
5 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
5 5 (27.78%) VLAN
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
6 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 4 (22.22%) F5
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 4 (22.22%) LAN
6 4 (22.22%) CCNP
6 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 3 (16.67%) VBScript
7 3 (16.67%) Sysprep
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Server
7 3 (16.67%) SCCM
7 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (16.67%) Office 365
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune

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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 5 (27.78%) VLAN
3 5 (27.78%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.56%) IPsec
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) FileMaker
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Redmine
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 3 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) Designer
2 3 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) LAMP
1 1 (5.56%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (5.56%) SailPoint
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Unix
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 3 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) BitLocker
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.56%) pfSense
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
1 3 (16.67%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) F5
3 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle