The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Symantec products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symantec over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 the Symantec Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 60 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Symantec 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.37% 0.53% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 3.11% 1.03% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.42 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+14.62% -4.10%
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
354 389 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.98% 51.46% 54.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 169 192
Average daily rate £350 £370 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £245 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 11
Average hourly rate £28.25 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.03% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.55 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £29.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Symantec
North West

Symantec
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Symantec across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Symantec Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Symantec
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Symantec across the Cheshire region.

Symantec Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Symantec
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Symantec across the Cheshire region.

Symantec Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Symantec
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Symantec across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Symantec Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Symantec
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symantec within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 4 - - 1
Runcorn - 3 £375 -
Chester -17 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Symantec
North West

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Symantec also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Symantec.

1 6 (35.29%) Citrix
1 6 (35.29%) McAfee
1 6 (35.29%) NetBackup
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (29.41%) CA
2 5 (29.41%) NetApp
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
3 4 (23.53%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 4 (23.53%) Adobe
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) Sophos
3 4 (23.53%) Local Government
3 4 (23.53%) Validation
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Veeam
3 4 (23.53%) Becrypt
4 3 (17.65%) SCCM
4 3 (17.65%) NAS
4 3 (17.65%) Brocade
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) MS Office

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Symantec also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Symantec. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) NAS
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (23.53%) Validation
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Practice Management
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) VB
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PMP
3 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) NFS
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas File System
3 1 (5.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) NetBackup
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
3 2 (11.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Citrix
1 6 (35.29%) McAfee
2 5 (29.41%) CA
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) NetApp
3 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) Adobe
3 4 (23.53%) Sophos
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Veeam
3 4 (23.53%) Becrypt
4 3 (17.65%) Brocade
5 2 (11.76%) AppSense
5 2 (11.76%) Veritas
6 1 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) Hitachi