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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sophos
UK
Rank 537 602 550
Rank change year-on-year +65 -52  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 59 40 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 47
Median daily rate £341 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.75% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £132 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -43.33% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £17.45 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.31% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £14.10 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £14.90 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.68% -3.33%  

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 20011 23143 23796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.18% 43.66% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12332 14008 13432
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 802 994
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in the UK

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +48 53 £345 +15.00% 20
London +44 23 £350 -4.10% 6
South West -5 10 £240 +4.34% 1
South East +30 7 £150 -50.00% 7
Yorkshire +14 6 £295 -32.57% 1
Devon - 5 £170 -
Exeter - 4 £170 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £425 - 1
Wiltshire -3 3 £450 +24.13%
East of England -3 3 £95 - 1
Swindon -5 3 £450 +24.13%
Oxfordshire -13 3 £150 -50.00% 6
Leeds - 3 £425 - 1
West Midlands +4 2 £120 -35.13% 1
Gloucestershire +4 2 £310 +138.46%
East Midlands -2 2 - -
South Yorkshire -5 2 £165 -62.28%
Oxford -10 2 £150 -50.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Hinckley - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £375 - 1
Solihull - 2 £120 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Scotland +20 1 £338 +50.00% 2
Norfolk +2 1 £95 -
Norwich +2 1 £95 -
Wakefield - 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 £310 -

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 78 (68.42%) Windows
2 72 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 59 (51.75%) Microsoft
4 43 (37.72%) Windows Server
5 40 (35.09%) VMware
6 32 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (28.07%) Cisco
6 32 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (27.19%) Windows 7
8 29 (25.44%) Firewall
9 27 (23.68%) Citrix
9 27 (23.68%) MS Exchange
10 26 (22.81%) HP
11 23 (20.18%) SAN
11 23 (20.18%) ITIL
12 21 (18.42%) MS Excel
12 21 (18.42%) SQL Server
12 21 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (16.67%) Finance
13 19 (16.67%) Legal
13 19 (16.67%) Office 365
14 18 (15.79%) SCCM
15 17 (14.91%) SharePoint
16 16 (14.04%) VPN
17 15 (13.16%) Symantec
17 15 (13.16%) DNS
17 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (13.16%) SQL
17 15 (13.16%) Data Centre

Sophos
Top Related 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 27 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.91%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (7.02%) IIS
6 6 (5.26%) Skype for Business
7 5 (4.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.75%) Apache
11 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.88%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.88%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 21 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.28%) MS Office
3 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.88%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.67%) Office 365
2 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.39%) IaaS
4 5 (4.39%) Mimecast
5 3 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.88%) G Suite
6 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.44%) Firewall
2 23 (20.18%) SAN
3 16 (14.04%) VPN
4 15 (13.16%) DNS
5 14 (12.28%) DHCP
6 13 (11.40%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (11.40%) VoIP
6 13 (11.40%) WAN
7 12 (10.53%) LAN
8 11 (9.65%) Network Security
9 10 (8.77%) Wireless
10 6 (5.26%) IPv4
10 6 (5.26%) NAS
11 5 (4.39%) IP Telephony
11 5 (4.39%) IPv6
11 5 (4.39%) SSL
11 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.51%) Internet
12 4 (3.51%) Unified Communications
12 4 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) MySQL
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.88%) NetBeans
General
1 19 (16.67%) Finance
1 19 (16.67%) Legal
2 10 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.39%) Local Government
3 5 (4.39%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Back Office
4 3 (2.63%) Marketing
5 2 (1.75%) Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Military
5 2 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) Analyst
2 16 (14.04%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (11.40%) Support Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) Consultant
4 12 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 11 (9.65%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) IT Support
7 8 (7.02%) Server Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Security Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Security Consultant
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Service Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.39%) Administrator
10 5 (4.39%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) .NET
1 5 (4.39%) WAP
2 3 (2.63%) Middleware
3 2 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) ODBC
4 1 (0.88%) XML
4 1 (0.88%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.77%) Clustering
3 6 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.39%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.51%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.51%) Replication
5 4 (3.51%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.63%) CESG
6 3 (2.63%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.63%) EPoS
6 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.75%) CCTV
7 2 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.88%) iPad
8 1 (0.88%) iSeries
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (68.42%) Windows
2 43 (37.72%) Windows Server
3 32 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (27.19%) Windows 7
5 21 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (9.65%) Windows 10
7 9 (7.89%) Linux
8 8 (7.02%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.51%) Android
9 4 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.63%) Unix
11 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) ITIL
2 10 (8.77%) Project Management
2 10 (8.77%) SIEM
3 9 (7.89%) Asset Management
4 8 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.02%) Information Security
4 8 (7.02%) Migration
5 6 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.39%) Change Management
6 5 (4.39%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (4.39%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.51%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (3.51%) IT Audit
7 4 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.51%) Service Management
7 4 (3.51%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (2.63%) CRM
8 3 (2.63%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.63%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.16%) SQL
2 14 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.14%) VBScript
4 5 (4.39%) Python
5 3 (2.63%) Apex Code
5 3 (2.63%) C#
5 3 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (0.88%) C
6 1 (0.88%) C++
6 1 (0.88%) Java
6 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.88%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.53%) MCSE
3 9 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.26%) CCNA
6 5 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.63%) CEH
8 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.63%) GCWN
8 3 (2.63%) GISF
8 3 (2.63%) MCP
8 3 (2.63%) MCSD
8 3 (2.63%) SSCP
9 2 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.75%) Degree
9 2 (1.75%) MCSA
9 2 (1.75%) MCTS
10 1 (0.88%) CCNP
10 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) SLA
2 5 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.51%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.63%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 72 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.40%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.65%) vSphere
5 10 (8.77%) XenApp
6 9 (7.89%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (6.14%) Terminal Services
8 6 (5.26%) VMware ESX
9 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (3.51%) BitLocker
10 4 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (3.51%) VMware Server
10 4 (3.51%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.63%) Firmware
11 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.88%) Squid
12 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (15.79%) SCCM
2 10 (8.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (7.89%) WSUS
4 8 (7.02%) SCOM
5 7 (6.14%) NetBackup
6 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (4.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.63%) Backup Exec
9 3 (2.63%) EdgeSight
9 3 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (2.63%) SafeCom
9 3 (2.63%) Sysprep
9 3 (2.63%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 2 (1.75%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (1.75%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.75%) SCSM
10 2 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (51.75%) Microsoft
2 40 (35.09%) VMware
3 32 (28.07%) Cisco
4 27 (23.68%) Citrix
5 26 (22.81%) HP
6 15 (13.16%) Symantec
7 14 (12.28%) Dell
8 9 (7.89%) Forcepoint
8 9 (7.89%) Veeam
9 8 (7.02%) NetApp
10 7 (6.14%) Avaya
10 7 (6.14%) Meraki
11 6 (5.26%) Apple
11 6 (5.26%) CheckPoint
11 6 (5.26%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.39%) Acronis
12 5 (4.39%) Splunk
13 4 (3.51%) Aerohive Networks
13 4 (3.51%) EqualLogic
13 4 (3.51%) Rackspace
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