The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Symantec products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symantec over the 3 months to 25 July 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 North West 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 87 111 112
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +1
Contract jobs citing Symantec 43 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 3.23% 1.36% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £238 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £208 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.64% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £14.35 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.83% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £19.01 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £40.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.35 £19.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.36% +9.72%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1332 1253 1611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.89% 46.93% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 541 741
Average daily rate £325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 96 113
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.06 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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Symantec
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Symantec Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Symantec
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Symantec Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Symantec
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Symantec across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Symantec Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Symantec
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Symantec Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Symantec
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symantec within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Manchester +17 24 £300 - 3
Cheshire +16 16 £245 -31.46% 2
Lancashire -12 3 £251 +0.20%
Merseyside - - - -
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Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 52 (71.23%) Windows
2 42 (57.53%) Microsoft
3 33 (45.21%) VMware
4 32 (43.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (35.62%) SAN
6 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (31.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (31.51%) Cisco
9 22 (30.14%) Citrix
9 22 (30.14%) Backup Exec
10 19 (26.03%) Firewall
11 18 (24.66%) Active Directory
11 18 (24.66%) MS Exchange
11 18 (24.66%) ITIL
11 18 (24.66%) Hyper-V
12 17 (23.29%) McAfee
13 14 (19.18%) Juniper
14 13 (17.81%) Sophos
14 13 (17.81%) MCSE
14 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
14 13 (17.81%) Windows 7
14 13 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
15 12 (16.44%) Degree
15 12 (16.44%) CA
15 12 (16.44%) VMware ESX
16 11 (15.07%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (15.07%) HP
16 11 (15.07%) Windows XP

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (24.66%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.48%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.11%) Lync
5 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.37%) IIS
6 1 (1.37%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) MS Office
2 5 (6.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (35.62%) SAN
2 19 (26.03%) Firewall
3 6 (8.22%) Wireless
3 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.85%) VPN
5 4 (5.48%) DHCP
5 4 (5.48%) LAN
6 3 (4.11%) WAN
6 3 (4.11%) DNS
7 2 (2.74%) VoIP
7 2 (2.74%) NAS
7 2 (2.74%) DMZ
8 1 (1.37%) ADSL
8 1 (1.37%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (5.48%) Ingres
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
1 5 (6.85%) Banking
2 4 (5.48%) Local Government
3 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (19.18%) Consultant
2 10 (13.70%) Support Consultant
2 10 (13.70%) Operations Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.85%) Wintel Support
7 4 (5.48%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Operations Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.37%) Replication
2 1 (1.37%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 52 (71.23%) Windows
2 32 (43.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (17.81%) Windows 7
5 11 (15.07%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.48%) UNIX
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Release Management
3 8 (10.96%) Service Management
4 6 (8.22%) Validation
5 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.48%) Project Management
6 4 (5.48%) Supplier Management
6 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.11%) Product Management
7 3 (4.11%) Change Control
7 3 (4.11%) Web Development
7 3 (4.11%) Migration
7 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.74%) Change Management
8 2 (2.74%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.74%) PRINCE
8 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.33%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) VB
4 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (31.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (17.81%) MCSE
3 12 (16.44%) Degree
3 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
4 11 (15.07%) MCITP
5 10 (13.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
6 9 (12.33%) VCP5
7 4 (5.48%) MCTS
7 4 (5.48%) MCP
7 4 (5.48%) MCSA
8 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.74%) PMP
8 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.37%) CCNA
9 1 (1.37%) CCA
9 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (24.66%) Hyper-V
2 18 (24.66%) Active Directory
3 12 (16.44%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.48%) XenApp
5 3 (4.11%) Brightmail
6 1 (1.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.37%) Veritas File System
6 1 (1.37%) vSphere
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (30.14%) Backup Exec
2 11 (15.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (12.33%) SCCM
4 6 (8.22%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.48%) SCOM
5 4 (5.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (5.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (4.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (2.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 42 (57.53%) Microsoft
2 33 (45.21%) VMware
3 23 (31.51%) Cisco
4 22 (30.14%) Citrix
5 17 (23.29%) McAfee
6 14 (19.18%) Juniper
7 13 (17.81%) Sophos
8 12 (16.44%) CA
9 11 (15.07%) HP
9 11 (15.07%) Veeam
10 10 (13.70%) IronPort
11 9 (12.33%) F5
11 9 (12.33%) Becrypt
11 9 (12.33%) Red Hat
11 9 (12.33%) Adobe
11 9 (12.33%) SAP
12 5 (6.85%) 3PAR
13 4 (5.48%) CheckPoint
13 4 (5.48%) Nortel
13 4 (5.48%) Lotus