The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Reading region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 59 75 70
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing Symantec 7 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.78% 0.11% 1.17%
As % of the Vendors category 1.65% 0.20% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -28.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.35 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-28.27% +12.67%
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
423 490 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 47.26% 51.47% 53.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 181 205
Average daily rate £369 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 29
Average hourly rate £17.07 £27.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.92% +77.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Citrix
2 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
4 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) MCP
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Backup Exec
5 5 (45.45%) VMware
5 5 (45.45%) XenApp
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (36.36%) Clustering
6 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
6 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
6 4 (36.36%) HP
6 4 (36.36%) Terminal Services
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
7 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Wintel Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (27.27%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) MCP
3 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (27.27%) MCSE
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MCSA
5 1 (9.09%) MCDST
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
2 5 (45.45%) XenApp
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (36.36%) Terminal Services
4 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
6 1 (9.09%) vSphere
6 1 (9.09%) vCloud
6 1 (9.09%) XenServer
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (9.09%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (45.45%) Backup Exec
3 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
4 3 (27.27%) ARCserve
4 3 (27.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 1 (9.09%) SCOM
6 1 (9.09%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Citrix
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) AppSense
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) Dell
6 1 (9.09%) NetApp
6 1 (9.09%) Remedy