The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Symantec products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symantec over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 78 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Symantec 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.60% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 1.46% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£294 £288 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £278 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £298 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £376
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -16.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% -9.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-28.12% +18.75%
Symantec
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
626 481 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.00% 41.22% 45.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 209 271
Average daily rate £340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 54
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £27.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Symantec
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Symantec Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Symantec
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Symantec Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Symantec
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Symantec Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Symantec
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Symantec Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Symantec
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symantec within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 - -
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Symantec
North West

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 27 (90.00%) SAN
2 22 (73.33%) Windows
3 20 (66.67%) Cisco
4 19 (63.33%) VMware
4 19 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (60.00%) Hyper-V
6 17 (56.67%) Backup Exec
6 17 (56.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
8 15 (50.00%) Juniper
8 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (40.00%) VMware ESX
9 12 (40.00%) Firewall
9 12 (40.00%) MCSE
9 12 (40.00%) Degree
10 11 (36.67%) MCITP
11 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (33.33%) Citrix
12 9 (30.00%) HP
12 9 (30.00%) VCP5
13 7 (23.33%) SQL
13 7 (23.33%) LAN
14 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 6 (20.00%) ITIL
14 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
14 6 (20.00%) NetBackup
14 6 (20.00%) 3PAR
15 4 (13.33%) SCCM
15 4 (13.33%) SCOM

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 27 (90.00%) SAN
2 12 (40.00%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) LAN
4 4 (13.33%) NetScaler
4 4 (13.33%) WAN
5 3 (10.00%) Wireless
6 2 (6.67%) NAS
6 2 (6.67%) DHCP
6 2 (6.67%) DNS
7 1 (3.33%) IPv6
7 1 (3.33%) OSPF
7 1 (3.33%) BGP
7 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.33%) FCoE
7 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.33%) Wireless Security
7 1 (3.33%) WLAN
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Consultant
1 10 (33.33%) Support Consultant
2 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Wintel Support
4 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Support
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.33%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (3.33%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (40.00%) MCSE
2 12 (40.00%) Degree
3 11 (36.67%) MCITP
4 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (30.00%) VCP5
6 4 (13.33%) MCTS
6 4 (13.33%) MCSA
6 4 (13.33%) MCP
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.33%) CCSE
8 1 (3.33%) CCNP
8 1 (3.33%) CCNA
8 1 (3.33%) CCA
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
8 1 (3.33%) HP ASE
8 1 (3.33%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (56.67%) Backup Exec
2 6 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (13.33%) SCCM
3 4 (13.33%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Cisco
2 19 (63.33%) VMware
3 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 15 (50.00%) Juniper
5 10 (33.33%) Citrix
6 9 (30.00%) HP
7 6 (20.00%) 3PAR
8 4 (13.33%) Sophos
9 2 (6.67%) Meru Networks
9 2 (6.67%) EMC
9 2 (6.67%) Apple
9 2 (6.67%) Brocade
9 2 (6.67%) Veeam
10 1 (3.33%) Aruba
10 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.33%) AirMagnet
10 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.33%) McAfee
10 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
10 1 (3.33%) Motorola
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