Period
to 18 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 January 2019 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 183 197
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 -34
Contract jobs citing Sophos 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.085% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 0.20% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
West Midlands median daily rate £306 £419 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.87% - -
England median daily rate £300 £293 £325
% change year-on-year +2.56% -10.00% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +86.05%

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,197 2,051 2,530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.11% 43.46% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,237 1,230 1,369
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £225 £208 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 91
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +5.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.56 £10.60
90th Percentile £29.50 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -0.06% -

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Sophos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Sophos in the West Midlands

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in the West Midlands

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in the West Midlands

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in the West Midlands

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Birmingham +9 5 £288 -30.30% 3
Solihull - 2 £450 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Staffordshire - 1 £160 - 1
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) WSUS
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
5 2 (22.22%) EMC VNX
5 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
5 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project Server
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) DKIM
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (11.11%) Junos
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) IT Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) EMC VNX
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (11.11%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Solaris
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Server Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Service Design
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCDP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) WSUS
2 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
3 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
3 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) EMC
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
4 1 (11.11%) Adobe
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) Huawei
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Mitel
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Tripwire
4 1 (11.11%) Veeam