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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 131 109 124
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing Symantec 13 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.95% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 2.16% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 3
Average daily rate
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£294 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £202 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £404 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £339 £389
% change year-on-year
+1.10% -12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.35 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.56% -36.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £12.47 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.07 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -11.42%
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
1516 1251 1410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.92% 44.17% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 619 652
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £487 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 98 112
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.52% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.07 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -12 6 £225 -18.36% 3
Cheshire +6 2 - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Symantec
England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Citrix
3 13 (44.83%) SAN
4 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
6 9 (31.03%) Cisco
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
7 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
7 8 (27.59%) LAN
7 8 (27.59%) HP
7 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (27.59%) VMware
8 7 (24.14%) MCITP
8 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
8 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
8 7 (24.14%) McAfee
8 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
10 5 (17.24%) NetBackup
10 5 (17.24%) 3PAR
10 5 (17.24%) NetScaler
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (17.24%) MS Office
10 5 (17.24%) MCP
10 5 (17.24%) MCSE
10 5 (17.24%) MCSA
10 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) SAN
2 8 (27.59%) LAN
3 5 (17.24%) NetScaler
3 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.79%) DNS
4 4 (13.79%) WAN
4 4 (13.79%) DHCP
5 3 (10.34%) Wireless
6 1 (3.45%) Wireless Security
6 1 (3.45%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.45%) FCoE
6 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.45%) BGP
6 1 (3.45%) OSPF
6 1 (3.45%) IPv6
6 1 (3.45%) WLAN
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
1 4 (13.79%) Banking
1 4 (13.79%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Consultant
2 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Support
4 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Storage Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) PDA
1 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Smartcard
2 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) IBM XIV
3 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
4 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.45%) Analytics
3 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) MCITP
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.24%) MCP
2 5 (17.24%) MCSE
2 5 (17.24%) MCSA
3 4 (13.79%) MCTS
4 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) CCSE
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.45%) HP ASE
6 1 (3.45%) HP MASE
6 1 (3.45%) CCA
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.45%) CCNP
6 1 (3.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) XenApp
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
3 5 (17.24%) NetBackup
4 4 (13.79%) SCCM
4 4 (13.79%) SCOM
5 2 (6.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Citrix
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco
3 8 (27.59%) HP
3 8 (27.59%) VMware
4 7 (24.14%) McAfee
5 5 (17.24%) 3PAR
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) Sophos
6 4 (13.79%) Brocade
7 3 (10.34%) AppSense
7 3 (10.34%) NetApp
7 3 (10.34%) Juniper
8 2 (6.90%) Dell
8 2 (6.90%) EMC
8 2 (6.90%) Apple
8 2 (6.90%) Hitachi
8 2 (6.90%) Meru Networks
9 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.45%) Meraki