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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 125 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Symantec 22 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.64% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.61% 1.53% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £268 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.40 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1367 980 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.84% 41.54% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 582 665
Average daily rate £375 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 78 79
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.96 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -8 12 £413 -5.71% 3
Dorset -1 1 - -
Bristol -14 1 £450 -
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Symantec
England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
3 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 28 (70.00%) VMware
5 25 (62.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 24 (60.00%) Security Cleared
7 23 (57.50%) DHCP
7 23 (57.50%) DNS
8 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (47.50%) ITIL
10 18 (45.00%) HP
10 18 (45.00%) NetBackup
11 17 (42.50%) SCCM
12 16 (40.00%) Firewall
12 16 (40.00%) DV Cleared
13 15 (37.50%) SLA
13 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
13 15 (37.50%) HP SIM
14 14 (35.00%) Telecoms
15 13 (32.50%) Linux
15 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
16 12 (30.00%) vSphere
16 12 (30.00%) Capacity Management
17 11 (27.50%) 3PAR
17 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
17 11 (27.50%) Citrix
17 11 (27.50%) Norton AntiVirus
17 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (7.50%) Lync
6 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (57.50%) DHCP
1 23 (57.50%) DNS
2 16 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (5.00%) SMS
4 2 (5.00%) Wireless
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.50%) VoIP
5 1 (2.50%) WAN
5 1 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (2.50%) PBX
5 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MSI
General
1 14 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Military
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Systems Administrator
2 17 (42.50%) Administrator
3 11 (27.50%) Storage Administrator
3 11 (27.50%) Storage Systems Administrator
4 9 (22.50%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) DBA
8 1 (2.50%) Systems Support
8 1 (2.50%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Architect
8 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.50%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
2 1 (2.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (7.50%) Clustering
1 3 (7.50%) Statistics
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
2 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.50%) iPad
2 1 (2.50%) IBM XIV
2 1 (2.50%) PDA
2 1 (2.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 13 (32.50%) Linux
4 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (20.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.50%) Android
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) ITIL
2 12 (30.00%) Capacity Management
3 9 (22.50%) System Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Database Security
5 3 (7.50%) Change Control
6 2 (5.00%) Service Management
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.00%) ITSM
6 2 (5.00%) Time Management
6 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.50%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.50%) MCITP
5 1 (2.50%) MCP
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.00%) vSphere
3 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (22.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 6 (15.00%) XenApp
6 6 (15.00%) VMware ESX
7 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
8 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
8 2 (5.00%) XenServer
8 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (2.50%) UAG
9 1 (2.50%) MetaFrame
9 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (62.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 18 (45.00%) NetBackup
3 17 (42.50%) SCCM
4 15 (37.50%) HP SIM
5 11 (27.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (17.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (10.00%) SCOM
8 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
9 1 (2.50%) WSUS
9 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
9 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (2.50%) MOM
9 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
2 28 (70.00%) VMware
3 18 (45.00%) HP
4 11 (27.50%) Citrix
4 11 (27.50%) 3PAR
5 4 (10.00%) McAfee
5 4 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 3 (7.50%) IBM
6 3 (7.50%) CommVault
6 3 (7.50%) EMC
7 2 (5.00%) Lumension
7 2 (5.00%) SonicWALL
7 2 (5.00%) Veeam
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
7 2 (5.00%) Apple
8 1 (2.50%) Remedy
8 1 (2.50%) Sophos
8 1 (2.50%) Avaya
8 1 (2.50%) Juniper