The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 25 June 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.

Sophos
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 119
Contract jobs citing Sophos 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire - - 0.047%
As % of the Vendors category - - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £350 £235
% change year-on-year -28.57% +48.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.36

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 advertised in West Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 502 716 860
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 35.60% 35.43% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 481 546
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 30
Median hourly rate £12.25 £17.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.49% -13.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.93 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £21.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in West Yorkshire

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security
1 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec