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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 120 113 122
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Symantec 17 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 1.15% 1.41% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 9
Average daily rate
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£180 £245 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £158 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £335 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Average hourly rate £14.35 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.65% -
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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
1478 1345 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.07% 45.30% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 595 751
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 106 133
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.47 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.57% -

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 -6 10 £175 - 5
Cheshire +14 3 £160 -66.31% 3
Merseyside -1 3 £180 -1.36%
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England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 50 (75.76%) Windows
2 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 33 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (43.94%) SAN
4 29 (43.94%) VMware
5 24 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (34.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (31.82%) Citrix
7 21 (31.82%) Cisco
7 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (30.30%) Backup Exec
9 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 18 (27.27%) MS Exchange
9 18 (27.27%) Hyper-V
10 15 (22.73%) McAfee
10 15 (22.73%) Firewall
11 14 (21.21%) Juniper
11 14 (21.21%) ITIL
11 14 (21.21%) MCSE
12 13 (19.70%) Sophos
12 13 (19.70%) Windows 7
12 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
12 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 12 (18.18%) Veeam
13 12 (18.18%) CA
13 12 (18.18%) VMware ESX
13 12 (18.18%) MCITP
13 12 (18.18%) Degree
14 11 (16.67%) Release Management

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.55%) Lync
5 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Office
2 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.94%) SAN
2 15 (22.73%) Firewall
3 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.58%) VPN
4 5 (7.58%) LAN
4 5 (7.58%) Wireless
5 4 (6.06%) DNS
5 4 (6.06%) DHCP
6 3 (4.55%) WAN
7 2 (3.03%) VoIP
7 2 (3.03%) DMZ
7 2 (3.03%) NAS
7 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.52%) VLAN
8 1 (1.52%) ADSL
8 1 (1.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
1 7 (10.61%) Banking
2 5 (7.58%) Local Government
3 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Consultant
2 10 (15.15%) Support Consultant
3 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 7 (10.61%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 6 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.58%) Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Wintel Support
6 4 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Systems Support
7 3 (4.55%) Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.55%) PDA
3 1 (1.52%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.52%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 50 (75.76%) Windows
2 33 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (19.70%) Windows 7
5 10 (15.15%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) Release Management
3 6 (9.09%) Validation
4 4 (6.06%) Service Management
4 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.55%) Web Development
5 3 (4.55%) Migration
5 3 (4.55%) Product Management
5 3 (4.55%) Change Control
5 3 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.03%) Software Licensing
6 2 (3.03%) PRINCE
6 2 (3.03%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.03%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.03%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.03%) Change Management
6 2 (3.03%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.12%) SQL
3 3 (4.55%) VB
3 3 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (34.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (21.21%) MCSE
3 12 (18.18%) MCITP
3 12 (18.18%) Degree
3 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 10 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (13.64%) VCP5
6 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.58%) MCP
7 5 (7.58%) MCSA
8 4 (6.06%) MCTS
9 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.03%) PMP
9 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.52%) CCNA
10 1 (1.52%) CCA
10 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 12 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.55%) XenApp
4 3 (4.55%) Brightmail
5 1 (1.52%) vSphere
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 20 (30.30%) Backup Exec
2 10 (15.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (13.64%) SCCM
4 5 (7.58%) NetBackup
5 4 (6.06%) SCOM
5 4 (6.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (6.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (4.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 29 (43.94%) VMware
3 21 (31.82%) Cisco
3 21 (31.82%) Citrix
4 15 (22.73%) McAfee
5 14 (21.21%) Juniper
6 13 (19.70%) Sophos
7 12 (18.18%) CA
7 12 (18.18%) Veeam
8 10 (15.15%) IronPort
8 10 (15.15%) HP
9 9 (13.64%) SAP
9 9 (13.64%) Adobe
9 9 (13.64%) Red Hat
9 9 (13.64%) F5
9 9 (13.64%) Becrypt
10 7 (10.61%) 3PAR
11 2 (3.03%) Meru Networks
11 2 (3.03%) Apple
11 2 (3.03%) EMC