The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 April 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
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 616 568
Rank change year-on-year +72 -48  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 56 42 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 41
Median daily rate £310 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £133 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £263 £288
% change year-on-year +18.09% -8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +20.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.41 £15.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £15.00 £16.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +15.93% +20.04%  

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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20312 24708 25306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.20% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12463 15160 14364
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 803 1114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +8.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.88 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.88 £41.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
England +66 49 £275 +12.24% 22
London +34 15 £350 -0.70% 8
South West +9 12 £343 +158.49%
South East +22 6 £150 -50.00% 11
East of England -1 5 £325 -
Gloucestershire +5 4 £310 +138.46%
Wiltshire +3 4 £450 +20.00%
East Midlands +1 4 £450 +140.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 4 - -
Leicestershire - 4 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
West Midlands +20 3 £120 -35.13%
Yorkshire +19 3 £165 -62.28% 1
Swindon -1 3 £450 +20.00%
Oxfordshire -3 3 £150 -50.00% 9
Oxford -5 3 £150 -50.00% 1
Hampshire +11 2 £375 -
Wales +11 2 £380 -5.00%
Somerset +10 2 £245 +53.12%
South Yorkshire +4 2 £165 -62.28%
Hinckley - 2 - -
Devon - 2 £170 -
Solihull - 2 £120 -
North West +38 1 - - 2
Scotland +38 1 £338 +12.50%
South Wales +12 1 £450 +12.50%
Manchester +12 1 - - 1
Bridgend -3 1 £450 +12.50%
Taunton -5 1 £245 +53.12%
Gloucester -6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 with a requirement for Sophos.

1 76 (69.09%) Windows
2 66 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 50 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 41 (37.27%) Windows Server
5 36 (32.73%) VMware
6 34 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (29.09%) Firewall
7 32 (29.09%) Windows 7
8 28 (25.45%) Cisco
9 26 (23.64%) Citrix
9 26 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (21.82%) HP
10 24 (21.82%) SQL Server
10 24 (21.82%) MS Exchange
11 23 (20.91%) SAN
12 22 (20.00%) Finance
13 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (17.27%) SCCM
14 19 (17.27%) Office 365
15 18 (16.36%) Legal
16 17 (15.45%) Symantec
16 17 (15.45%) ITIL
17 16 (14.55%) SQL
17 16 (14.55%) VPN
17 16 (14.55%) Data Centre
18 15 (13.64%) DNS
18 15 (13.64%) DHCP
18 15 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (13.64%) Hyper-V
19 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 24 (21.82%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 9 (8.18%) IIS
5 6 (5.45%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.73%) Apache
7 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.91%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.91%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.91%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.27%) Office 365
2 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.45%) Mimecast
4 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.64%) IaaS
5 3 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.91%) G Suite
6 1 (0.91%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.09%) Firewall
2 23 (20.91%) SAN
3 16 (14.55%) VPN
4 15 (13.64%) DHCP
4 15 (13.64%) DNS
5 13 (11.82%) WAN
6 12 (10.91%) VoIP
7 11 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (10.00%) Network Security
8 10 (9.09%) Wireless
9 9 (8.18%) LAN
10 7 (6.36%) NAS
11 6 (5.45%) TCP/IP
12 5 (4.55%) IPv4
12 5 (4.55%) IPv6
12 5 (4.55%) Unified Communications
12 5 (4.55%) VLAN
12 5 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.64%) SSL
14 3 (2.73%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.73%) MySQL
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.91%) DB2
4 1 (0.91%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.91%) NetBeans
1 1 (0.91%) Redmine
General
1 22 (20.00%) Finance
2 18 (16.36%) Legal
3 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.36%) Retail
5 5 (4.55%) Local Government
6 4 (3.64%) Banking
7 3 (2.73%) Publishing
8 1 (0.91%) Billing
8 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (21.82%) Analyst
2 21 (19.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (12.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (12.73%) Consultant
3 14 (12.73%) Desktop Support
4 12 (10.91%) Support Engineer
5 11 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 10 (9.09%) IT Support
7 9 (8.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.27%) Security Consultant
8 8 (7.27%) Server Engineer
9 7 (6.36%) Desktop Analyst
9 7 (6.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (5.45%) Administrator
10 6 (5.45%) Security Analyst
10 6 (5.45%) Security Engineer
11 5 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (4.55%) Network Engineer
11 5 (4.55%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) WAP
2 2 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.91%) HTML
3 1 (0.91%) LAMP
3 1 (0.91%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.91%) ODBC
3 1 (0.91%) XML
3 1 (0.91%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.09%) Clustering
3 6 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.45%) Replication
3 6 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.73%) CCTV
5 3 (2.73%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.73%) EPoS
6 1 (0.91%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.91%) CESG
6 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.91%) iPad
6 1 (0.91%) iSeries
6 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.91%) PKI
6 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (69.09%) Windows
2 41 (37.27%) Windows Server
3 34 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (29.09%) Windows 7
5 26 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (11.82%) Windows 10
8 8 (7.27%) Windows XP
9 7 (6.36%) Linux
10 4 (3.64%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.73%) Unix
12 2 (1.82%) Android
13 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.45%) ITIL
2 11 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 8 (7.27%) Information Security
4 8 (7.27%) Migration
4 8 (7.27%) SIEM
5 6 (5.45%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (4.55%) IT Audit
6 5 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (4.55%) Project Management
7 4 (3.64%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.64%) Performance Testing
7 4 (3.64%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (3.64%) Security Testing
7 4 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.64%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (3.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.55%) SQL
2 11 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.36%) VBScript
4 1 (0.91%) C
4 1 (0.91%) Java
4 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.91%) LotusScript
4 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.27%) MCSE
3 7 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.64%) CCNA
5 4 (3.64%) MCSD
6 3 (2.73%) CEH
6 3 (2.73%) GCWN
6 3 (2.73%) GISF
6 3 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.73%) SSCP
7 2 (1.82%) CCNP
7 2 (1.82%) MCTS
7 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) CISSP
8 1 (0.91%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.91%) Degree
8 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) GIAC
8 1 (0.91%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) SLA
2 5 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 66 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.64%) Hyper-V
2 15 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.00%) vSphere
4 10 (9.09%) XenApp
5 7 (6.36%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (5.45%) Terminal Services
7 5 (4.55%) VMware ESX
7 5 (4.55%) VMware Server
8 4 (3.64%) BitLocker
8 4 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.64%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.82%) Firmware
11 1 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.91%) pfSense
11 1 (0.91%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.91%) Squid
11 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (17.27%) SCCM
2 11 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (8.18%) NetBackup
3 9 (8.18%) WSUS
4 8 (7.27%) SCOM
5 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (3.64%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.73%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.73%) Sysprep
8 3 (2.73%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.82%) EdgeSight
9 2 (1.82%) SafeCom
10 1 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.91%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 50 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 36 (32.73%) VMware
3 28 (25.45%) Cisco
4 26 (23.64%) Citrix
5 24 (21.82%) HP
6 17 (15.45%) Symantec
7 12 (10.91%) Dell
8 10 (9.09%) NetApp
9 9 (8.18%) CheckPoint
10 7 (6.36%) Forcepoint
10 7 (6.36%) Meraki
10 7 (6.36%) Veeam
11 6 (5.45%) Avaya
12 5 (4.55%) Apple
12 5 (4.55%) Palo Alto
12 5 (4.55%) Splunk
13 4 (3.64%) Acronis
13 4 (3.64%) Aerohive Networks
13 4 (3.64%) EqualLogic
13 4 (3.64%) Rackspace
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