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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 129 108 117
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing Symantec 16 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.30% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 1.17% 0.74% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £295 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% +12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £214 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £338 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.13% -6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £15.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £26.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-34.34% +33.33%
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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
1368 943 1239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.33% 41.04% 40.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 591 645
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 £208 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 82 109
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Symantec across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Symantec Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 2014. 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
Wiltshire - 14 £500 - 3
Gloucestershire -19 2 £353 +19.49% 2
Bristol - - - - 2
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Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 40 (88.89%) Windows
1 40 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 37 (82.22%) VMware
3 31 (68.89%) Security Cleared
4 29 (64.44%) Active Directory
5 27 (60.00%) ITIL
6 26 (57.78%) DV Cleared
7 25 (55.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (53.33%) Telecoms
9 23 (51.11%) DHCP
9 23 (51.11%) DNS
9 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (48.89%) HP
10 22 (48.89%) MS Excel
11 21 (46.67%) Citrix
12 19 (42.22%) NetBackup
12 19 (42.22%) SLA
12 19 (42.22%) HP SIM
13 15 (33.33%) Linux
14 14 (31.11%) VMware ESX
14 14 (31.11%) Firewall
14 14 (31.11%) SCCM
15 13 (28.89%) vSphere
16 12 (26.67%) Capacity Management
16 12 (26.67%) 3PAR
16 12 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
17 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
17 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.44%) Lync
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (48.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) DHCP
1 23 (51.11%) DNS
2 14 (31.11%) Firewall
3 3 (6.67%) Wireless
3 3 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.22%) MSI
General
1 24 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Military
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Administrator
1 21 (46.67%) Systems Administrator
2 12 (26.67%) Storage Systems Administrator
2 12 (26.67%) Storage Administrator
3 7 (15.56%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 5 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Technician
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Technician
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Systems Support Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Backup Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Systems Support
8 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) JSP
1 5 (11.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.22%) iPad
1 1 (2.22%) PDA
1 1 (2.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (33.33%) Linux
5 12 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (11.11%) Windows XP
9 3 (6.67%) UNIX
10 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) ITIL
2 12 (26.67%) Capacity Management
3 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
4 6 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Software Distribution
5 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 4 (8.89%) Time Management
7 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.22%) Service Management
8 1 (2.22%) Migration
8 1 (2.22%) Project Management
8 1 (2.22%) CAD
8 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.22%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.33%) VBScript
3 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (68.89%) Security Cleared
2 26 (57.78%) DV Cleared
3 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.44%) MCITP
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (42.22%) SLA
2 5 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (64.44%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.11%) VMware ESX
3 13 (28.89%) vSphere
4 10 (22.22%) XenApp
5 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
6 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (6.67%) VMware Server
9 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
10 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
10 1 (2.22%) MetaFrame
10 1 (2.22%) vCloud
10 1 (2.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 25 (55.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 19 (42.22%) NetBackup
2 19 (42.22%) HP SIM
3 14 (31.11%) SCCM
4 8 (17.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (15.56%) SCOM
6 5 (11.11%) WSUS
7 4 (8.89%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.22%) MOM
8 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 37 (82.22%) VMware
3 22 (48.89%) HP
4 21 (46.67%) Citrix
5 12 (26.67%) 3PAR
6 6 (13.33%) Lumension
6 6 (13.33%) McAfee
6 6 (13.33%) Sophos
7 4 (8.89%) Altiris
8 3 (6.67%) Apple
9 2 (4.44%) Meru Networks
9 2 (4.44%) FalconStor
9 2 (4.44%) EMC
9 2 (4.44%) Juniper
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco
10 1 (2.22%) Dell
10 1 (2.22%) Avaya
10 1 (2.22%) Remedy
10 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL