The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Symantec products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symantec over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 297 314 300
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing Symantec 371 323 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.61% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.51% 1.35% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 164 170
Average daily rate
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£360 £320 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -13.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 15
Average hourly rate £20.19 £14.35 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.71% -26.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.80 £14.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £21.00 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £14.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+40.71% -26.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24523 23898 23573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.72% 45.16% 47.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14392 13365 12566
Average daily rate £390 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1042 1249
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.88 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

Symantec
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Symantec Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Symantec
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Symantec within the UK.

Symantec Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Symantec
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Symantec within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Symantec Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Symantec
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Symantec within the UK.

Symantec Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Symantec
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Symantec within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Symantec Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Symantec
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symantec within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 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
England +23 350 £375 +17.18% 86
London 0 111 £413 +3.12% 35
South East +11 83 £399 -6.02% 21
East of England +42 68 £180 +5.88% 6
North West -15 49 £450 +50.00% 10
Berkshire +38 32 £375 -16.66% 11
City of London +5 32 £513 +91.58% 10
Norfolk - 27 £175 -
Reading +21 23 £379 -15.83% 9
Hertfordshire +5 23 £425 +155.63% 3
Manchester -13 19 £320 +6.66% 2
Hampshire +9 18 £450 -5.26% 2
South West -24 18 £285 -11.96% 4
Milton Keynes +11 14 £277 -40.10%
Buckinghamshire +1 14 £277 -20.85%
Surrey -1 14 £388 +142.18% 5
Cambridgeshire +5 12 £425 +254.16% 1
Havant - 12 £470 - 1
Lancashire +10 11 £476 +90.29% 1
Watford - 11 £425 - 1
Peterborough +9 9 - -
West Midlands +3 9 £255 -20.31% 5
Scotland -8 9 £258 -14.16% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 8 £288 -
Cheshire -14 7 £488 +98.97% 6
Bedfordshire +9 6 £145 - 2
Bristol +3 6 £280 -12.50%
Epsom +2 6 £400 -
Chester 0 6 £488 - 1
Merseyside - 6 £450 - 1

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 394 (63.24%) Windows
2 281 (45.10%) Microsoft
3 239 (38.36%) VMware
4 222 (35.63%) Active Directory
5 205 (32.91%) Citrix
6 164 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 155 (24.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 152 (24.40%) SAN
9 151 (24.24%) ITIL
10 143 (22.95%) HP
11 139 (22.31%) Windows 7
12 119 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 114 (18.30%) Firewall
13 114 (18.30%) MS Exchange
13 114 (18.30%) Backup Exec
14 113 (18.14%) NetBackup
15 108 (17.34%) Cisco
16 106 (17.01%) Finance
17 104 (16.69%) DNS
18 101 (16.21%) MS Office
19 98 (15.73%) SQL
19 98 (15.73%) McAfee
20 95 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
21 93 (14.93%) Linux
22 84 (13.48%) Norton AntiVirus
23 80 (12.84%) Oracle
24 78 (12.52%) SCCM
24 78 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
25 72 (11.56%) Data Centre
26 70 (11.24%) DHCP

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 114 (18.30%) MS Exchange
2 57 (9.15%) SharePoint
3 37 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 29 (4.65%) IIS
5 29 (4.65%) Lync
5 29 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (4.17%) IBM Notes
7 21 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.61%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.12%) CMS
11 7 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
12 6 (0.96%) Apache
13 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.32%) TPMS
14 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 101 (16.21%) MS Office
2 67 (10.75%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.77%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.05%) Office 365
2 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.96%) SaaS
3 6 (0.96%) Mimecast
4 5 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.48%) IaaS
6 2 (0.32%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 152 (24.40%) SAN
2 114 (18.30%) Firewall
3 104 (16.69%) DNS
4 70 (11.24%) DHCP
5 52 (8.35%) TCP/IP
6 45 (7.22%) LAN
7 44 (7.06%) NAS
8 39 (6.26%) VPN
9 38 (6.10%) WAN
10 27 (4.33%) Wireless
11 26 (4.17%) VoIP
12 20 (3.21%) BIG-IP
13 19 (3.05%) VLAN
13 19 (3.05%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (2.73%) FTP
15 14 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (2.25%) iSCSI
16 13 (2.09%) Fibre Channel
17 12 (1.93%) Network Security
17 12 (1.93%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.69%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.12%) MySQL
6 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.80%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.48%) Big Data
9 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.48%) EDMS
9 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Subversion
2 3 (0.48%) MSI
2 3 (0.48%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.48%) JIRA
2 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (0.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.48%) WinDbg
3 2 (0.32%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.16%) StarTeam
General
1 106 (17.01%) Finance
2 61 (9.79%) Banking
3 13 (2.09%) Legal
4 12 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.12%) Law
8 5 (0.80%) Local Government
8 5 (0.80%) Games
9 4 (0.64%) Advertising
9 4 (0.64%) International Banking
9 4 (0.64%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.48%) Back Office
10 3 (0.48%) Automotive
11 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.32%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (19.74%) Analyst
2 66 (10.59%) Architect
3 59 (9.47%) Consultant
4 57 (9.15%) Support Engineer
5 51 (8.19%) Support Analyst
5 51 (8.19%) Administrator
6 47 (7.54%) 2nd Line Support
7 43 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 36 (5.78%) Service Analyst
9 34 (5.46%) Systems Administrator
10 31 (4.98%) Infrastructure Architect
11 29 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
12 28 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 26 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
13 26 (4.17%) Security Analyst
14 24 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (3.53%) 1st Line Support
16 18 (2.89%) Operations Engineer
17 16 (2.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
17 16 (2.57%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.49%) Middleware
2 10 (1.61%) .NET
3 9 (1.44%) Web Services
4 7 (1.12%) Application Packaging
4 7 (1.12%) WCF
5 3 (0.48%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.32%) JSP
6 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.16%) Java EE
7 1 (0.16%) WSH
7 1 (0.16%) HTML
7 1 (0.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.56%) Data Centre
2 49 (7.87%) Blackberry
3 40 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (6.26%) Clustering
5 25 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.85%) PKI
7 14 (2.25%) Replication
8 13 (2.09%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.09%) EMC VNX
9 12 (1.93%) HACMP
10 10 (1.61%) CLARiiON
10 10 (1.61%) iPhone
11 9 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.96%) iPad
12 6 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.96%) Statistics
12 6 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 394 (63.24%) Windows
2 164 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 139 (22.31%) Windows 7
4 119 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 93 (14.93%) Linux
6 78 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (10.11%) UNIX
8 55 (8.83%) Windows XP
9 53 (8.51%) Solaris
10 42 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (3.05%) AIX
11 19 (3.05%) Windows 8
12 14 (2.25%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (2.09%) Data ONTAP
13 13 (2.09%) Android
14 10 (1.61%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.80%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (24.24%) ITIL
2 49 (7.87%) Information Security
3 41 (6.58%) Migration
4 39 (6.26%) Service Delivery
5 36 (5.78%) Incident Management
6 34 (5.46%) Change Management
7 33 (5.30%) Service Management
8 28 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (4.17%) CRM
9 26 (4.17%) Project Management
10 23 (3.69%) Configuration Management
10 23 (3.69%) Data Protection
10 23 (3.69%) SIEM
11 19 (3.05%) TOGAF
12 16 (2.57%) Capacity Management
12 16 (2.57%) Server Building
13 15 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
13 15 (2.41%) Network Design
14 14 (2.25%) Cyber Security
14 14 (2.25%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 98 (15.73%) SQL
2 66 (10.59%) PowerShell
3 27 (4.33%) Perl
4 18 (2.89%) VBScript
4 18 (2.89%) Shell Script
5 16 (2.57%) Bash Shell
6 13 (2.09%) Python
7 11 (1.77%) C#
8 9 (1.44%) VB
9 8 (1.28%) Java
10 5 (0.80%) C
11 4 (0.64%) VBA
11 4 (0.64%) Korn
12 3 (0.48%) AWK
12 3 (0.48%) sed
13 2 (0.32%) REXX
13 2 (0.32%) Tcl
14 1 (0.16%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 95 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (10.75%) Security Cleared
3 57 (9.15%) MCSE
4 52 (8.35%) MCP
5 50 (8.03%) SC Cleared
6 48 (7.70%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 26 (4.17%) CISSP
8 26 (4.17%) CCNA
8 26 (4.17%) MCITP
9 25 (4.01%) Degree
9 25 (4.01%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.73%) MCSA
11 14 (2.25%) CCNP
12 12 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.44%) CCA
13 9 (1.44%) A+ Certification
13 9 (1.44%) CISM
14 8 (1.28%) CISA
14 8 (1.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (11.24%) SLA
2 12 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.80%) QA
4 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) COBIT
5 2 (0.32%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.16%) COSO
System Software
1 222 (35.63%) Active Directory
2 155 (24.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (9.79%) Hyper-V
4 50 (8.03%) vSphere
5 46 (7.38%) XenApp
6 41 (6.58%) VMware ESX
7 40 (6.42%) Xen
8 32 (5.14%) XenDesktop
9 26 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (4.17%) Terminal Services
10 24 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 21 (3.37%) ProxySG
12 18 (2.89%) NFS
13 16 (2.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 15 (2.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
16 13 (2.09%) XenServer
17 10 (1.61%) Veritas File System
17 10 (1.61%) BitLocker
18 9 (1.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 114 (18.30%) Backup Exec
2 113 (18.14%) NetBackup
3 84 (13.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 78 (12.52%) SCCM
5 63 (10.11%) SCOM
6 59 (9.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 55 (8.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 23 (3.69%) McAfee ePO
9 19 (3.05%) BladeLogic
10 17 (2.73%) WSUS
10 17 (2.73%) Control-M
11 16 (2.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 16 (2.57%) Puppet
12 14 (2.25%) Nagios
13 10 (1.61%) HP SIM
14 9 (1.44%) ARCserve
15 7 (1.12%) AirWatch
15 7 (1.12%) SnapVault
16 6 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
17 5 (0.80%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 281 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 239 (38.36%) VMware
3 205 (32.91%) Citrix
4 143 (22.95%) HP
5 108 (17.34%) Cisco
6 98 (15.73%) McAfee
7 80 (12.84%) Oracle
8 64 (10.27%) IBM
9 51 (8.19%) CheckPoint
10 50 (8.03%) Red Hat
11 45 (7.22%) EMC
12 38 (6.10%) Dell
12 38 (6.10%) Veritas
13 37 (5.94%) NetApp
13 37 (5.94%) Altiris
14 36 (5.78%) SAP
15 29 (4.65%) CA
16 28 (4.49%) Adobe
16 28 (4.49%) Avaya
17 27 (4.33%) Lotus
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Chester
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