Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 169 197
Rank change year-on-year -33 +28 -29
Contract jobs citing Sophos 4 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.37% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +25.00% +10.57%
10th Percentile £335 £390 £241
90th Percentile £465 £468 £402
England median daily rate £300 £323 £333
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.01% +44.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £24.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -13.64% -15.38% +108.00%

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 2,408 2,158 2,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.84% 44.89% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,375 1,274 1,552
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £207 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 94 90
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +5.17% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.83 £10.23
90th Percentile £29.85 £46.83 £25.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

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 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 14 November 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
Solihull - 3 £450 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Sophos
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) WSUS
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) DKIM
2 2 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (50.00%) Server Building
2 2 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 2 (50.00%) EMC VNXe
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project Server
2 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) Nessus
2 2 (50.00%) Tripwire
2 2 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project Server
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DKIM
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) Junos
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) EMC VNX
1 2 (50.00%) EMC VNXe
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (50.00%) Server Building
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCDP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Firmware
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) WSUS
2 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) Nessus
2 2 (50.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (25.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Tripwire
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Huawei
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam