The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Symantec
Rank 142 126 114
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing Symantec 14 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.41% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% 0.90% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Average daily rate £300 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £225 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £14.18 £15.30 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.30% -7.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
Symantec
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1564 1445 1192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.15% 45.90% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 734 567
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.03 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire 0 5 £261 -
Manchester -18 5 - - 3
Cheshire -4 3 £425 - 1
Symantec
England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (56.25%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (31.25%) Citrix
5 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 10 (31.25%) HP
6 9 (28.13%) VMware
6 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
7 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (25.00%) SAN
7 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 7 (21.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 7 (21.88%) DNS
8 7 (21.88%) MS Office
8 7 (21.88%) ITIL
8 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (21.88%) NetBackup
9 6 (18.75%) Finance
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco
9 6 (18.75%) 3PAR
9 6 (18.75%) IronPort
9 6 (18.75%) Information Security
10 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (15.63%) CMS

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) CMS
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (15.63%) Lync
2 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.25%) Apache
4 2 (6.25%) Tuxedo
4 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) SAN
2 7 (21.88%) DNS
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
3 5 (15.63%) VoIP
4 3 (9.38%) Internet
4 3 (9.38%) LAN
4 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (6.25%) LDAP
5 2 (6.25%) SMTP
5 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Mac Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Messaging Support
3 3 (9.38%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Security Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.25%) BYOD
1 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
1 2 (6.25%) HACMP
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (6.25%) Solaris
7 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Information Security
3 5 (15.63%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.25%) High Availability
5 2 (6.25%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.25%) Presales
5 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.25%) Software Licensing
5 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (3.13%) Server Building
6 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) MCDST
3 2 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) CCNA
4 1 (3.13%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCITP
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) VCP4
4 1 (3.13%) VCP5
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) Brightmail
3 5 (15.63%) XenApp
3 5 (15.63%) XenServer
4 4 (12.50%) vSphere
4 4 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.25%) GPFS
5 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (6.25%) Postfix
5 2 (6.25%) Sendmail
5 2 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (6.25%) Veritas File System
5 2 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) NetBackup
1 7 (21.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (6.25%) SCVMM
3 2 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Citrix
2 10 (31.25%) HP
3 9 (28.13%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) 3PAR
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco
4 6 (18.75%) IronPort
5 5 (15.63%) Dell
6 4 (12.50%) Compaq
6 4 (12.50%) McAfee
6 4 (12.50%) ThinPrint
6 4 (12.50%) Veritas
7 3 (9.38%) Altiris
8 2 (6.25%) Adobe
8 2 (6.25%) MobileIron
8 2 (6.25%) NetApp
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle
8 2 (6.25%) Trustwave
9 1 (3.13%) Apple
9 1 (3.13%) RightFax