The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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.

Sophos
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 134 135
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Contract jobs citing Sophos 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.24% 0.14% 0.037%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.34% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £165 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.28% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £300 £375
% change year-on-year -43.33% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.39 - -
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 advertised in Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 772 1167 1161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 36.33% 40.70% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 752 715
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 59
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.19 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.23% +1.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £21.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Sophos
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sophos in Yorkshire

Sophos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sophos in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sophos in Yorkshire

Sophos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sophos in Yorkshire

Sophos
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
West Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 1
South Yorkshire +2 2 £165 -62.28%
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Sophos.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) SAN
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) SSL
4 4 (50.00%) Office 365
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) NetApp
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) Symantec
6 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (25.00%) vSphere
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Sophos
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) NAS
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) ICT Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) ICT Support
3 2 (25.00%) ICT Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Adaptive Security
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (12.50%) DameWare
3 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) AlienVault
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Veeam