The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Symantec products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symantec over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 59 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Contract jobs citing Symantec 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.10% 0.092% 0.088%
As % of the Vendors category 2.42% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£139 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
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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 Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
414 543 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 45.70% 50.00% 55.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 304 208
Average daily rate £375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.80 £21.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Symantec
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Symantec across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Symantec Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Symantec
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Symantec across the Reading region.

Symantec Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Symantec
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Symantec across the Reading region.

Symantec Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
3 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
3 18 (78.26%) DV Cleared
3 18 (78.26%) Security Cleared
4 17 (73.91%) Windows 7
5 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
6 12 (52.17%) HP
7 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (47.83%) Configuration Management
7 11 (47.83%) MS Visio
7 11 (47.83%) SLA
7 11 (47.83%) ITIL
7 11 (47.83%) MCP
7 11 (47.83%) MCSE
8 9 (39.13%) Citrix
9 8 (34.78%) VMware
10 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
12 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (21.74%) NetScaler
12 5 (21.74%) DNS
13 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
13 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (17.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (13.04%) XenApp
14 3 (13.04%) Clustering
14 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
14 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
15 2 (8.70%) DMZ

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Visio
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
1 5 (21.74%) NetScaler
2 2 (8.70%) DMZ
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (26.09%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Security Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Security Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Support
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) IT Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris
6 1 (4.35%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
1 11 (47.83%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.35%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) DV Cleared
1 18 (78.26%) Security Cleared
2 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
3 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (47.83%) MCP
3 11 (47.83%) MCSE
4 2 (8.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) NFS
5 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas File System
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.35%) Xen
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.70%) SCCM
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) HP
3 9 (39.13%) Citrix
4 8 (34.78%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) AppSense
5 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Veritas
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle