Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 740 741 821
Rank change year-on-year +1 +80 -85
Contract jobs citing Sophos 138 114 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.072%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 56 56
UK median daily rate £288 £341 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +13.75% -14.29%
10th Percentile £153 £128 £125
90th Percentile £538 £475 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £320 £268
% change year-on-year -15.63% +19.63% -23.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 3
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +78.57% +25.90%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.38 £9.80
90th Percentile £25.65 £28.75 £15.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £14.88 £14.00
% change year-on-year +49.58% +6.25% +33.33%

Sophos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 42,045 43,145 46,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.77% 44.99% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,490 26,523 27,519
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,408 1,622 1,832
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.35 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% +6.06%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -12 126 £275 -15.38% 45
UK excluding London +11 72 £270 -15.63% 37
London -1 64 £419 +15.52% 11
South West +31 28 £255 +50.00% 6
North of England +26 12 £425 +6.25% 5
Midlands +17 10 £184 -59.17% 8
North West +15 8 £450 +12.85% 4
East Midlands +6 8 £118 -73.89% 3
Scotland -2 8 £325 -3.70% 1
South East -36 8 £313 +13.64% 7
Yorkshire +3 4 £400 -5.88% 1
East of England -22 4 £150 -72.09% 8
West Midlands +7 2 £404 +236.46% 5
Wales +6 2 £425 -5.56% 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 (65.94%) Windows
2 52 (37.68%) Active Directory
3 46 (33.33%) VMware
3 46 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 44 (31.88%) Firewall
5 42 (30.43%) Cisco
6 40 (28.99%) Microsoft
7 36 (26.09%) Office 365
8 26 (18.84%) Linux
8 26 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (18.12%) DNS
9 25 (18.12%) Windows 7
10 22 (15.94%) Hyper-V
11 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (14.49%) DHCP
12 18 (13.04%) ITIL
12 18 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (13.04%) SCCM
12 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (12.32%) MS Exchange
13 17 (12.32%) LAN
14 16 (11.59%) TCP/IP
14 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (10.87%) HP
15 15 (10.87%) Citrix
15 15 (10.87%) Symantec
15 15 (10.87%) Wireless
15 15 (10.87%) Backup Exec
15 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 17 (12.32%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.52%) IIS
3 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Apache
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 36 (26.09%) Office 365
2 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.80%) Mimecast
4 6 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 44 (31.88%) Firewall
2 25 (18.12%) DNS
3 20 (14.49%) DHCP
4 17 (12.32%) LAN
5 16 (11.59%) TCP/IP
6 15 (10.87%) Wireless
7 10 (7.25%) VPN
7 10 (7.25%) WAN
8 8 (5.80%) SAN
9 7 (5.07%) Internet
9 7 (5.07%) Network Security
10 6 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (4.35%) SSL
11 5 (3.62%) VLAN
11 5 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (2.90%) SMS
13 3 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (2.17%) HTTP
13 3 (2.17%) MPLS
13 3 (2.17%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.72%) MS Access
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (7.97%) Finance
2 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.17%) Advertising
3 3 (2.17%) Retail
4 2 (1.45%) Marketing
4 2 (1.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (18.12%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.77%) Analyst
3 11 (7.97%) Security Engineer
3 11 (7.97%) Support Engineer
4 9 (6.52%) Consultant
4 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) Desktop Support
5 8 (5.80%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (5.80%) Security Analyst
6 7 (5.07%) Server Engineer
6 7 (5.07%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (3.62%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (3.62%) Architect
8 4 (2.90%) Security Architect
8 4 (2.90%) Security Consultant
8 4 (2.90%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.17%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.17%) Web Services
2 2 (1.45%) CGI
2 2 (1.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.25%) NHS
2 8 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Licensing
3 7 (5.07%) PKI
4 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.45%) BYOD
7 2 (1.45%) CCTV
7 2 (1.45%) Clustering
7 2 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.45%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.45%) Media Streaming
7 2 (1.45%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 91 (65.94%) Windows
2 46 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 26 (18.84%) Linux
4 25 (18.12%) Windows 7
5 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (7.97%) Windows 10
9 7 (5.07%) Android
10 6 (4.35%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.45%) CentOS
12 2 (1.45%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.45%) Unix
12 2 (1.45%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.45%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.72%) Solaris
13 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.04%) ITIL
2 13 (9.42%) Change Control
3 11 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (7.97%) Incident Management
4 10 (7.25%) CRM
4 10 (7.25%) Information Security
5 9 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (6.52%) Problem Management
5 9 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (6.52%) Security Operations
5 9 (6.52%) Service Management
6 8 (5.80%) Migration
7 7 (5.07%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.07%) People Management
7 7 (5.07%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (5.07%) Software Licensing
7 7 (5.07%) Threat Modelling
8 6 (4.35%) Budget Control
9 5 (3.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.97%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.52%) SQL
3 5 (3.62%) VBScript
4 4 (2.90%) C
5 3 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (9.42%) CCNA
4 12 (8.70%) MCP
5 10 (7.25%) MCSE
5 10 (7.25%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.52%) Degree
7 6 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (3.62%) CEH
8 5 (3.62%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.90%) CCNP
9 4 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.90%) MCSA
9 4 (2.90%) OSCP
10 3 (2.17%) CCIE
10 3 (2.17%) CHFI
10 3 (2.17%) CISSP
10 3 (2.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) SLA
2 6 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.17%) GDPR
3 3 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 52 (37.68%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (15.94%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.25%) XenApp
5 9 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (5.80%) vSphere
7 7 (5.07%) BitLocker
8 5 (3.62%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.17%) Shibboleth
10 3 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.45%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (13.04%) SCCM
2 15 (10.87%) Backup Exec
3 13 (9.42%) WSUS
4 9 (6.52%) NetBackup
5 8 (5.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.90%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.17%) Nessus
7 3 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.45%) Nagios
8 2 (1.45%) SCOM
9 1 (0.72%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.72%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.72%) NetVault Backup
9 1 (0.72%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 46 (33.33%) VMware
2 42 (30.43%) Cisco
3 40 (28.99%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.87%) Citrix
4 15 (10.87%) HP
4 15 (10.87%) Symantec
5 13 (9.42%) Red Hat
6 11 (7.97%) SonicWALL
6 11 (7.97%) Veeam
7 10 (7.25%) Palo Alto
8 9 (6.52%) CheckPoint
8 9 (6.52%) McAfee
8 9 (6.52%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.80%) F5
9 8 (5.80%) Juniper
10 7 (5.07%) Apple
10 7 (5.07%) FireEye
11 5 (3.62%) Forcepoint
12 4 (2.90%) Google
12 4 (2.90%) NetApp