The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 South West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 127 97 113
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +16
Contract jobs citing Symantec 17 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 1.12% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 1.16% 2.50% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 27
Average daily rate £363 £450 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £188 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.09%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1465 1038 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.23% 44.63% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 593 878
Average daily rate £363 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% -9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 56 124
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.95 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -44.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Symantec
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -12 8 £375 +167.85%
Dorset - 5 £425 - 2
Gloucestershire -8 1 £328 -27.22% 3
Bristol -14 1 £350 +52.17% 2
Devon - - - -
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England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) VMware
3 14 (48.28%) Citrix
4 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
5 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 12 (41.38%) XenApp
6 10 (34.48%) DNS
7 9 (31.03%) DHCP
7 9 (31.03%) VMware ESX
7 9 (31.03%) Firewall
7 9 (31.03%) SCCM
7 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
8 8 (27.59%) DV Cleared
8 8 (27.59%) SCOM
8 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
9 7 (24.14%) McAfee
9 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (24.14%) Linux
10 6 (20.69%) HP
11 5 (17.24%) SLA
11 5 (17.24%) UNIX
11 5 (17.24%) ITIL
11 5 (17.24%) Project Management
11 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
11 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
11 5 (17.24%) VPN
11 5 (17.24%) HP SIM

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Site Server
3 1 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) Lync
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 9 (31.03%) DHCP
2 9 (31.03%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Consultant
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Security Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Backup Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Software Asset Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) PC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) PKI
1 4 (13.79%) Cryptography
2 3 (10.34%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (24.14%) Linux
4 5 (17.24%) UNIX
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Solaris
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
1 5 (17.24%) Project Management
1 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
2 4 (13.79%) Time Management
2 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
3 3 (10.34%) Security Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Data Security
4 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) VBScript
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) DV Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) MCP
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (41.38%) XenApp
3 9 (31.03%) VMware ESX
4 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (13.79%) UAG
5 4 (13.79%) VMware Server
5 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (10.34%) vCloud
7 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 8 (27.59%) SCOM
3 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
3 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (17.24%) HP SIM
4 5 (17.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (10.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
7 1 (3.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) Citrix
3 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 7 (24.14%) McAfee
5 6 (20.69%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
7 3 (10.34%) Sophos
7 3 (10.34%) FalconStor
8 2 (6.90%) Cisco
9 1 (3.45%) Oracle
9 1 (3.45%) SAP
9 1 (3.45%) IBM
9 1 (3.45%) EMC
9 1 (3.45%) Adobe
9 1 (3.45%) Sun
9 1 (3.45%) BMC
9 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.45%) Altiris