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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 124 106 124
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs citing Symantec 16 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.82% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 1.93% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 5
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£180 £225 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -15.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £196 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £360 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £376
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -13.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.67 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £19.70 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £25.30 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.04 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-27.51% +17.50%
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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
1480 1193 1464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.47% 42.44% 47.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 563 668
Average daily rate £350 £325 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £541 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 105 109
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.22 £44.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 31 October 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 31 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
Manchester -10 7 £225 -25.16% 4
Merseyside -8 3 £180 -15.29%
Cheshire +10 1 - -
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Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 41 (73.21%) Windows
2 29 (51.79%) SAN
3 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 26 (46.43%) VMware
3 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (42.86%) Cisco
5 23 (41.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (37.50%) Backup Exec
7 20 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (33.93%) Hyper-V
8 19 (33.93%) Citrix
8 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
9 15 (26.79%) Juniper
9 15 (26.79%) Firewall
10 14 (25.00%) MCSE
11 12 (21.43%) VMware ESX
11 12 (21.43%) MCITP
11 12 (21.43%) ITIL
11 12 (21.43%) Degree
11 12 (21.43%) Windows 7
12 11 (19.64%) McAfee
13 10 (17.86%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (16.07%) Sophos
14 9 (16.07%) HP
14 9 (16.07%) SQL
14 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
14 9 (16.07%) VCP5
15 8 (14.29%) Veeam

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (51.79%) SAN
2 15 (26.79%) Firewall
3 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.50%) LAN
5 6 (10.71%) Wireless
6 5 (8.93%) VPN
7 4 (7.14%) DNS
7 4 (7.14%) WAN
7 4 (7.14%) DHCP
7 4 (7.14%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.57%) NAS
9 1 (1.79%) FCoE
9 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.79%) IPv6
9 1 (1.79%) WLAN
9 1 (1.79%) ADSL
9 1 (1.79%) Broadband
9 1 (1.79%) VLAN
9 1 (1.79%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Local Government
4 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Consultant
2 10 (17.86%) Support Consultant
3 8 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 6 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Wintel Support
7 4 (7.14%) Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Administrator
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Support
8 3 (5.36%) Storage Architect
9 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
1 3 (5.36%) PDA
2 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.79%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.79%) IBM XIV
2 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.79%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 41 (73.21%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (41.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) ITIL
2 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.36%) Web Development
3 3 (5.36%) Service Management
3 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.36%) Release Management
3 3 (5.36%) Product Management
3 3 (5.36%) Change Control
4 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
4 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (3.57%) Change Management
4 2 (3.57%) Quality Management
4 2 (3.57%) PRINCE
4 2 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (3.57%) Validation
4 2 (3.57%) Migration
4 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.79%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.79%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) VB
2 3 (5.36%) Java
2 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (25.00%) MCSE
3 12 (21.43%) MCITP
3 12 (21.43%) Degree
4 10 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (16.07%) VCP5
6 5 (8.93%) MCP
6 5 (8.93%) MCSA
7 4 (7.14%) MCTS
8 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.57%) PMP
9 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.79%) CCSE
10 1 (1.79%) CCNP
10 1 (1.79%) CCNA
10 1 (1.79%) CCA
10 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (33.93%) Hyper-V
2 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
3 12 (21.43%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.57%) XenApp
5 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (37.50%) Backup Exec
2 10 (17.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (14.29%) SCCM
4 6 (10.71%) NetBackup
5 4 (7.14%) SCOM
5 4 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (5.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
1 26 (46.43%) VMware
2 24 (42.86%) Cisco
3 19 (33.93%) Citrix
4 15 (26.79%) Juniper
5 11 (19.64%) McAfee
6 9 (16.07%) Sophos
6 9 (16.07%) HP
7 8 (14.29%) CA
7 8 (14.29%) Veeam
8 6 (10.71%) 3PAR
9 5 (8.93%) Becrypt
9 5 (8.93%) Adobe
9 5 (8.93%) SAP
9 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
10 4 (7.14%) Brocade
11 3 (5.36%) NetApp
12 2 (3.57%) Dell
12 2 (3.57%) EMC
12 2 (3.57%) Apple