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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 127 84 116
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +32
Contract jobs citing Symantec 21 44 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.46% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 1.25% 3.36% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 4
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£500 £260 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -5.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
Average hourly rate £14.35 £29.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.37% -21.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £18.15 £16.38
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +10.83%
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
1681 1311 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.80% 43.35% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 650 473
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 111 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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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
Manchester -16 8 £500 +66.66% 12
Lancashire +3 6 £240 -3.09%
Cheshire -26 4 - - 2
Symantec
England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (31.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (28.57%) ITIL
5 9 (25.71%) McAfee
5 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (22.86%) Finance
6 8 (22.86%) SQL
6 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (20.00%) Information Security
7 7 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (20.00%) HP
7 7 (20.00%) Citrix
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (20.00%) VMware
8 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
8 6 (17.14%) SIEM
9 5 (14.29%) TOGAF
9 5 (14.29%) DHCP
9 5 (14.29%) MS Office
9 5 (14.29%) DNS
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco
9 5 (14.29%) SAN
10 4 (11.43%) CCNA
10 4 (11.43%) Service Management
10 4 (11.43%) CISSP
10 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.57%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) TPMS
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (14.29%) DHCP
2 5 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (14.29%) SAN
3 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.71%) Firewall
4 2 (5.71%) LAN
4 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Local Government
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Security Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Security Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Security Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) IT Support
7 1 (2.86%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XML Messaging
1 2 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.71%) Smartcard
2 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Information Security
3 6 (17.14%) SIEM
4 5 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 4 (11.43%) Service Management
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (8.57%) Security Management
7 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.71%) Migration
7 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Web Development
7 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Supply Chain Management
8 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.43%) CCNA
2 4 (11.43%) CISSP
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.43%) MCSE
2 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) CISM
3 2 (5.71%) MCSA
3 2 (5.71%) MCP
3 2 (5.71%) CCA
3 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.71%) CCNP
3 2 (5.71%) MCTS
3 2 (5.71%) MCITP
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.71%) CEH
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.57%) XenServer
4 3 (8.57%) vSphere
5 2 (5.71%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.57%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (8.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
3 3 (8.57%) EdgeSight
4 2 (5.71%) SCCM
4 2 (5.71%) SCOM
4 2 (5.71%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.86%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) McAfee
3 7 (20.00%) HP
3 7 (20.00%) Citrix
3 7 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle
6 3 (8.57%) Kaspersky
6 3 (8.57%) Lumension
6 3 (8.57%) Apple
6 3 (8.57%) Websense
7 2 (5.71%) ArcSight
7 2 (5.71%) webMethods
7 2 (5.71%) Sophos
7 2 (5.71%) Sun
7 2 (5.71%) Qualys
7 2 (5.71%) Sourcefire
7 2 (5.71%) AppSense
7 2 (5.71%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.86%) AVG
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