Period
to 27 May 2018

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 6 months to 27 May 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
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 737 726 804
Rank change year-on-year -11 +78 -65
Contract jobs citing Sophos 145 110 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.076%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 60 56
UK median daily rate £264 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.85% +8.33% +5.26%
10th Percentile £129 £127 £134
90th Percentile £475 £441 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £170 £300
% change year-on-year +55.88% -43.33% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 2
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% +20.69% +13.75%
10th Percentile £13.28 £14.00 £13.10
90th Percentile £24.88 £24.50 £15.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.39 £14.50
% change year-on-year +29.38% +19.93% +13.75%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42,007 40,233 46,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.69% 44.18% 44.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,211 24,690 28,364
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,479 1,413 1,637
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.68% -5.58% +5.88%

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 27 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Top 14 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 6 months to 27 May 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
England -8 133 £263 -19.23% 39
UK excluding London +19 100 £265 +55.88% 24
London -58 43 £263 -25.00% 15
South East -7 30 £413 +175.00% 6
South West +16 28 £255 +50.00% 9
North of England -5 15 £305 +11.93% 4
North West -1 12 £325 - 3
Midlands -9 11 £256 -13.14% 2
Scotland -27 9 £325 -3.70%
East of England +2 6 - - 3
East Midlands +2 6 £118 -73.89% 2
West Midlands -17 5 £395 +229.17%
Yorkshire -18 3 £263 -3.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 with a requirement for Sophos.

1 91 (62.76%) Windows
2 60 (41.38%) Firewall
3 56 (38.62%) VMware
3 56 (38.62%) Windows Server
4 52 (35.86%) Cisco
5 51 (35.17%) Active Directory
6 34 (23.45%) Microsoft
7 33 (22.76%) Office 365
8 30 (20.69%) DNS
9 27 (18.62%) DHCP
10 24 (16.55%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (15.86%) VPN
11 23 (15.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (15.17%) Hyper-V
12 22 (15.17%) Citrix
13 21 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
13 21 (14.48%) Wireless
13 21 (14.48%) Palo Alto
14 20 (13.79%) Windows 7
14 20 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
15 19 (13.10%) SCCM
15 19 (13.10%) LAN
15 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (12.41%) Linux
16 18 (12.41%) SQL
17 17 (11.72%) Network Security
17 17 (11.72%) WSUS
17 17 (11.72%) XenApp
17 17 (11.72%) Windows 10

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 15 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (4.14%) IIS
3 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.76%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.76%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.76%) Office 365
2 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.76%) G Suite
5 3 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.38%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 60 (41.38%) Firewall
2 30 (20.69%) DNS
3 27 (18.62%) DHCP
4 23 (15.86%) VPN
5 21 (14.48%) Wireless
6 20 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (13.10%) LAN
8 17 (11.72%) Network Security
9 15 (10.34%) WAN
10 14 (9.66%) TCP/IP
11 13 (8.97%) Cisco Firepower
11 13 (8.97%) Cisco ISE
11 13 (8.97%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (7.59%) VLAN
13 7 (4.83%) NetScaler
13 7 (4.83%) SSL
14 5 (3.45%) Internet
14 5 (3.45%) SMS
15 4 (2.76%) SCCP
15 4 (2.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.14%) MySQL
3 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) MSI
2 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (3.45%) Retail
1 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.38%) Advertising
2 2 (1.38%) Finance
2 2 (1.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (24.83%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.48%) Analyst
3 16 (11.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (9.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (9.66%) Desktop Support
4 14 (9.66%) Security Engineer
5 11 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.52%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Architect
8 7 (4.83%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (4.14%) Consultant
9 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.14%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.14%) Switch Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.07%) Web Services
2 2 (1.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) NHS
2 5 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (2.07%) PKI
3 3 (2.07%) PMI
4 2 (1.38%) CCTV
4 2 (1.38%) Clustering
4 2 (1.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.69%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.69%) iPhone
5 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 91 (62.76%) Windows
2 56 (38.62%) Windows Server
3 20 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 18 (12.41%) Linux
5 17 (11.72%) Windows 10
6 15 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.83%) Windows NT
8 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.14%) Android
10 4 (2.76%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.38%) CentOS
12 2 (1.38%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.69%) Solaris
13 1 (0.69%) Unix
13 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (9.66%) ITIL
2 11 (7.59%) Information Security
2 11 (7.59%) Migration
3 10 (6.90%) Disk Encryption
4 7 (4.83%) CRM
4 7 (4.83%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (4.83%) Service Management
5 6 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.14%) Patch Management
5 6 (4.14%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (2.76%) ITIL V3
7 4 (2.76%) OCR
7 4 (2.76%) Project Management
7 4 (2.76%) Time Management
8 3 (2.07%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.07%) Investment Management
8 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.07%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.41%) SQL
2 5 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.07%) C
4 2 (1.38%) VBScript
5 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (16.55%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.59%) CCNP
5 8 (5.52%) CCIE
6 7 (4.83%) A+ Certification
6 7 (4.83%) CCNA
6 7 (4.83%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (3.45%) MCP
8 4 (2.76%) CISSP
8 4 (2.76%) HND
8 4 (2.76%) OSCP
9 3 (2.07%) CCDP
9 3 (2.07%) HNC
9 3 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.07%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.07%) PMP
9 3 (2.07%) Server+ Certification
10 2 (1.38%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) GDPR
2 4 (2.76%) SLA
3 3 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (35.17%) Active Directory
2 23 (15.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (15.17%) Hyper-V
4 17 (11.72%) XenApp
5 16 (11.03%) vSphere
6 11 (7.59%) BitLocker
7 9 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (5.52%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (4.83%) VirtualBox
9 7 (4.83%) XenServer
10 6 (4.14%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (2.07%) Shibboleth
11 3 (2.07%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.69%) Firmware
13 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (13.10%) SCCM
2 17 (11.72%) WSUS
3 16 (11.03%) Backup Exec
4 10 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (4.14%) FortiGate
6 5 (3.45%) vCenter Server
7 4 (2.76%) Nessus
7 4 (2.76%) SCOM
8 3 (2.07%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.38%) Nagios
9 2 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.69%) Malwarebytes
10 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.69%) Puppet
10 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 56 (38.62%) VMware
2 52 (35.86%) Cisco
3 34 (23.45%) Microsoft
4 22 (15.17%) Citrix
5 21 (14.48%) Palo Alto
6 15 (10.34%) HP
7 14 (9.66%) NetApp
7 14 (9.66%) Symantec
7 14 (9.66%) Veeam
8 13 (8.97%) Infoblox
8 13 (8.97%) McAfee
9 12 (8.28%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.21%) F5
10 9 (6.21%) Juniper
10 9 (6.21%) SonicWALL
11 8 (5.52%) Apple
11 8 (5.52%) Kaspersky
12 7 (4.83%) Acronis
13 6 (4.14%) Forcepoint
13 6 (4.14%) Oracle