The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Symantec products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symantec over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 178 184 185
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Symantec 84 67 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 0.73% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.86% 1.56% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £160 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £527 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £316 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.18% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 10
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -20.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £14.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+30.70% -28.27%
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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4518 4289 4132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.39% 46.63% 48.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2556 2129 2041
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 236 314
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.42 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Symantec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Symantec Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Symantec
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Symantec Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Symantec
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Symantec across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Symantec Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Symantec
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Symantec Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Symantec
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symantec within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +25 28 £430 +7.50% 9
Hampshire -4 20 £450 +5.88% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 15 £254 -15.33% 1
Surrey -2 12 £394 +146.09% 6
Oxfordshire -22 4 £230 -48.88%
Kent - 2 £531 - 1
West Sussex -17 1 £350 +40.00% 2
Home Counties - 1 - -
Symantec
England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 81 (60.00%) Windows
2 62 (45.93%) Microsoft
3 48 (35.56%) VMware
4 41 (30.37%) Oracle
5 40 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 39 (28.89%) Citrix
6 39 (28.89%) Windows 7
7 36 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 34 (25.19%) HP
8 34 (25.19%) ITIL
9 33 (24.44%) Linux
10 31 (22.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (22.22%) SAN
11 30 (22.22%) UNIX
11 30 (22.22%) NetBackup
12 29 (21.48%) Norton AntiVirus
13 28 (20.74%) Firewall
13 28 (20.74%) Security Cleared
14 26 (19.26%) Red Hat
14 26 (19.26%) IBM
14 26 (19.26%) DNS
15 25 (18.52%) MCSE
16 24 (17.78%) SQL Server
17 23 (17.04%) MS Exchange
18 22 (16.30%) Windows Server 2003
18 22 (16.30%) SLA
18 22 (16.30%) MS Office
18 22 (16.30%) DV Cleared
19 21 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 21 (15.56%) Oracle Database

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 23 (17.04%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (5.93%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.19%) OpenStack
5 6 (4.44%) IIS
6 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.22%) Lync
7 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.48%) Apache
9 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (16.30%) MS Office
2 16 (11.85%) MS Excel
3 15 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) SAP CCM
1 2 (1.48%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Mimecast
2 3 (2.22%) Office 365
3 1 (0.74%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.22%) SAN
2 28 (20.74%) Firewall
3 26 (19.26%) DNS
4 15 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 14 (10.37%) DHCP
6 13 (9.63%) NAS
7 8 (5.93%) FTP
8 6 (4.44%) VPN
8 6 (4.44%) SSH
9 5 (3.70%) LDAP
9 5 (3.70%) SMTP
10 4 (2.96%) LAN
10 4 (2.96%) VLAN
11 3 (2.22%) Network Security
11 3 (2.22%) WAN
11 3 (2.22%) Broadband
11 3 (2.22%) DMZ
12 2 (1.48%) SSL
12 2 (1.48%) Internet
12 2 (1.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 21 (15.56%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.70%) MySQL
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Subversion
1 2 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.74%) StarTeam
General
1 16 (11.85%) Finance
2 15 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.22%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.48%) German Language
6 1 (0.74%) Local Government
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (20.74%) Architect
2 23 (17.04%) Support Engineer
3 20 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (12.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 14 (10.37%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (9.63%) Administrator
6 13 (9.63%) Analyst
6 13 (9.63%) Consultant
7 10 (7.41%) Security Architect
8 9 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (3.70%) Project Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) DBA
11 4 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.67%) Middleware
2 2 (1.48%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) Clustering
2 18 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.63%) Data Centre
4 12 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 12 (8.89%) Client/Server
5 11 (8.15%) HACMP
6 6 (4.44%) Private Cloud
6 6 (4.44%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (3.70%) Replication
8 3 (2.22%) LPAR
8 3 (2.22%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.48%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.48%) SecurID
9 2 (1.48%) PKI
9 2 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.74%) Online Games
10 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.74%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.74%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 81 (60.00%) Windows
2 39 (28.89%) Windows 7
3 33 (24.44%) Linux
4 30 (22.22%) UNIX
5 22 (16.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (14.07%) Solaris
8 14 (10.37%) AIX
9 10 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (6.67%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.70%) VMS
11 5 (3.70%) SUSE
12 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.74%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.19%) ITIL
2 16 (11.85%) Performance Analysis
3 15 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 11 (8.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (8.15%) Portfolio Management
5 10 (7.41%) Migration
5 10 (7.41%) Information Security
5 10 (7.41%) Capacity Management
6 8 (5.93%) Change Management
6 8 (5.93%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (5.19%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (5.19%) SIEM
8 6 (4.44%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.44%) UML
8 6 (4.44%) Project Management
8 6 (4.44%) Security Architecture
8 6 (4.44%) Malware Detection\Protection
9 5 (3.70%) Performance Management
9 5 (3.70%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.59%) SQL
2 14 (10.37%) Shell Script
3 13 (9.63%) Perl
4 5 (3.70%) Python
5 4 (2.96%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.22%) sed
6 3 (2.22%) AWK
6 3 (2.22%) VBScript
7 1 (0.74%) Korn
Qualifications
1 31 (22.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (20.74%) Security Cleared
3 25 (18.52%) MCSE
4 22 (16.30%) DV Cleared
5 20 (14.81%) MCP
6 17 (12.59%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.44%) MCITP
8 5 (3.70%) CISSP
9 4 (2.96%) Degree
9 4 (2.96%) MCSA
10 3 (2.22%) MCTS
11 2 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.48%) CCSE
11 2 (1.48%) MOS
12 1 (0.74%) CEH
12 1 (0.74%) CCENT
12 1 (0.74%) CCIE
12 1 (0.74%) CCNA
12 1 (0.74%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.30%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.48%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 19 (14.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 16 (11.85%) VMware ESX
5 15 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 13 (9.63%) XenApp
7 11 (8.15%) Hyper-V
7 11 (8.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (5.93%) Veritas File System
10 6 (4.44%) vSphere
10 6 (4.44%) NFS
11 4 (2.96%) XenServer
11 4 (2.96%) BitLocker
12 3 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (1.48%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.48%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.74%) SRDF
14 1 (0.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 30 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 29 (21.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 17 (12.59%) SCCM
4 14 (10.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 12 (8.89%) Backup Exec
6 10 (7.41%) WSUS
6 10 (7.41%) Puppet
7 5 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (3.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.70%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (2.96%) ARCserve
8 4 (2.96%) SCOM
9 3 (2.22%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.48%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.48%) OpenView
10 2 (1.48%) Control-M
10 2 (1.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 62 (45.93%) Microsoft
2 48 (35.56%) VMware
3 41 (30.37%) Oracle
4 39 (28.89%) Citrix
5 34 (25.19%) HP
6 26 (19.26%) IBM
6 26 (19.26%) Red Hat
7 19 (14.07%) Veritas
8 17 (12.59%) McAfee
8 17 (12.59%) EMC
9 14 (10.37%) Cisco
10 11 (8.15%) Sun
10 11 (8.15%) OpenText
10 11 (8.15%) 3PAR
10 11 (8.15%) Ventyx
11 10 (7.41%) Dell
12 9 (6.67%) NetApp
13 8 (5.93%) CheckPoint
14 7 (5.19%) SAP
14 7 (5.19%) ArcSight
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