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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 139 120 104
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Contract jobs citing Symantec 9 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.71% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 1.76% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.07 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-15.05% -13.56%
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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
1382 1308 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.53% 40.28% 40.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 827 534
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 66 70
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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
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 4 September 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
Dorset - 5 - -
Devon - 3 £350 - 1
Wiltshire -14 1 - - 3
Symantec
England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 31 (93.94%) Windows
2 29 (87.88%) Active Directory
3 26 (78.79%) VMware
4 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
6 17 (51.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (45.45%) Windows 7
8 14 (42.42%) Citrix
9 13 (39.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 12 (36.36%) Windows XP
10 12 (36.36%) MS Office
11 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
11 10 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (27.27%) XenApp
12 9 (27.27%) VMware ESX
13 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
14 7 (21.21%) Lync
14 7 (21.21%) XenDesktop
14 7 (21.21%) QA
14 7 (21.21%) Migration
14 7 (21.21%) McAfee
14 7 (21.21%) Firewall
14 7 (21.21%) HP
15 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
15 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
15 6 (18.18%) vSphere
16 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
16 5 (15.15%) Change Control

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
1 10 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (21.21%) Lync
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) VPN
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) SMTP
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
4 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Local Government
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
1 6 (18.18%) Administrator
2 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) IT Administrator
3 3 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) IT Support
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Technician
5 1 (3.03%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.03%) IT Support Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Migration Technician
5 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
1 5 (15.15%) Middleware
1 5 (15.15%) WCF
2 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) PKI
1 5 (15.15%) Statistics
2 3 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 3 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (93.94%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 12 (36.36%) Windows XP
6 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (15.15%) Linux
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Data Security
2 5 (15.15%) Web Development
2 5 (15.15%) Change Control
2 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
2 5 (15.15%) Patch Management
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Scrum
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.09%) Time Management
4 3 (9.09%) Kanban
5 2 (6.06%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
2 5 (15.15%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) Perl
2 5 (15.15%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (87.88%) Active Directory
2 17 (51.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (27.27%) XenApp
3 9 (27.27%) VMware ESX
4 7 (21.21%) XenDesktop
5 6 (18.18%) vSphere
6 3 (9.09%) BitLocker
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (6.06%) Xen
8 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (15.15%) SCCM
2 5 (15.15%) SCOM
3 4 (12.12%) NetBackup
4 3 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
5 2 (6.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (3.03%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 26 (78.79%) VMware
2 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 14 (42.42%) Citrix
4 7 (21.21%) HP
4 7 (21.21%) McAfee
5 5 (15.15%) CommVault
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco
6 4 (12.12%) Veeam
7 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.09%) CA
7 3 (9.09%) AppSense
7 3 (9.09%) Wyse
8 1 (3.03%) OpenText
8 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.03%) Sophos
8 1 (3.03%) Websense
8 1 (3.03%) Toshiba
8 1 (3.03%) Veritas
8 1 (3.03%) Avaya
8 1 (3.03%) Acronis