The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Symantec products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symantec over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 112 127 90
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -37
Contract jobs citing Symantec 24 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 0.64% 1.14%
As % of the Vendors category 2.08% 1.50% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 12
Average daily rate
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£280 £353 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.56% -21.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £354
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -15.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -20.00%
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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 South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1156 1264 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.69% 42.79% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 835 509
Average daily rate £365 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £480 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 76 52
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.01% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £37.50 £40.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Symantec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Symantec Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Symantec
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Symantec Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Symantec
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Symantec Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Symantec
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Symantec across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Symantec Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Symantec
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 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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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
Somerset - 13 £255 -
Bristol +7 6 £280 -20.00% 1
Gloucestershire -12 3 - - 3
Wiltshire +6 2 £308 -31.66% 4
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England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 28 (82.35%) VMware
3 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
4 19 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 14 (41.18%) Citrix
7 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
8 12 (35.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (29.41%) McAfee
10 9 (26.47%) Migration
10 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
10 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
10 9 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
11 8 (23.53%) XenApp
11 8 (23.53%) Lync
11 8 (23.53%) Change Control
11 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (23.53%) Windows XP
11 8 (23.53%) Firewall
12 7 (20.59%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (20.59%) Middleware
12 7 (20.59%) CommVault
12 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
12 7 (20.59%) Statistics
13 6 (17.65%) SCCM
13 6 (17.65%) HP
13 6 (17.65%) NetBackup

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
1 9 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (23.53%) Lync
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 3 (8.82%) VPN
3 3 (8.82%) LAN
3 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.94%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Local Government
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (20.59%) Administrator
3 6 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) IT Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Backup Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Change Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Exchange Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) DBA
7 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Statistics
2 5 (14.71%) Blackberry
2 5 (14.71%) PKI
3 4 (11.76%) Thin Client
3 4 (11.76%) Fat Client
3 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.82%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 8 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.82%) UNIX
5 3 (8.82%) Linux
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Migration
2 8 (23.53%) Change Control
3 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.82%) Time Management
6 2 (5.88%) Service Management
7 1 (2.94%) WFM
7 1 (2.94%) ITSM
7 1 (2.94%) Network Design
7 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.94%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) MCP
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 19 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (23.53%) XenApp
4 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
5 6 (17.65%) VMware ESX
6 5 (14.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (8.82%) Xen
7 3 (8.82%) VMware Server
7 3 (8.82%) BitLocker
8 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
8 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (20.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (17.65%) NetBackup
3 6 (17.65%) SCCM
4 5 (14.71%) SCOM
5 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.94%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 28 (82.35%) VMware
2 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 14 (41.18%) Citrix
4 10 (29.41%) McAfee
5 7 (20.59%) CommVault
6 6 (17.65%) HP
7 4 (11.76%) AppSense
7 4 (11.76%) Wyse
8 3 (8.82%) Veeam
8 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
8 3 (8.82%) Cisco
8 3 (8.82%) CA
9 2 (5.88%) Acronis
10 1 (2.94%) Oracle
10 1 (2.94%) Sophos
10 1 (2.94%) NetApp
10 1 (2.94%) Veritas
10 1 (2.94%) IBM