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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 394 311 290
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -21
Contract jobs citing Symantec 215 292 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.56% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 1.24% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 136 128
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £151 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.55% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 48 29
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.03 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.63% +5.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.18 £33.10 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.34 £20.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +5.42%

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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 -87 182 £400 -4.47% 79
London -49 65 £400 -15.78% 34
South East -69 32 £400 +44.14% 9
East of England +10 30 £400 +18.51% 9
Scotland +3 20 £128 -62.49% 7
West Midlands +4 18 £363 +39.42% 5
South West -1 15 £255 -32.00% 6
City of London 0 14 £280 -41.05% 6
Cambridgeshire +3 13 £294 - 3
North West -28 13 £500 +153.16% 4
Berkshire -12 11 £400 +171.18% 3
Manchester -10 10 £225 +172.72% 2
Hampshire -17 9 £315 -16.00% 4
Hertfordshire +5 8 £160 - 4
Reading +4 6 £139 -52.47% 2
West Yorkshire -5 6 £375 - 5
Yorkshire -15 6 £375 - 6
Norfolk - 6 £563 - 1
Birmingham -10 4 £511 - 3
Ross-on-Wye - 4 £130 -
Kent - 4 £466 -
Herefordshire - 4 £130 -
Warwickshire - 4 £400 -
Cambridge +4 3 £425 - 2
Dorset 0 3 - - 1
Leeds -11 3 £375 - 3
Buckinghamshire -11 3 £338 -25.00%
Milton Keynes -12 3 £338 -25.00%
Newbury - 3 £475 -
Solihull - 3 £363 - 1

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 339 (70.48%) Windows
2 228 (47.40%) Microsoft
3 212 (44.07%) Active Directory
4 167 (34.72%) VMware
5 137 (28.48%) Citrix
6 133 (27.65%) MS Exchange
7 114 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (23.70%) Windows 7
8 112 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 101 (21.00%) NetBackup
10 97 (20.17%) HP
11 96 (19.96%) ITIL
12 94 (19.54%) Cisco
13 91 (18.92%) MS Office
14 89 (18.50%) DNS
15 88 (18.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 85 (17.67%) Norton AntiVirus
17 83 (17.26%) SAN
18 80 (16.63%) Backup Exec
19 79 (16.42%) Blackberry
20 78 (16.22%) Firewall
21 74 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
22 72 (14.97%) SCCM
23 70 (14.55%) Finance
23 70 (14.55%) McAfee
23 70 (14.55%) Windows XP
24 69 (14.35%) DHCP
25 66 (13.72%) Exchange Server 2010
26 58 (12.06%) TCP/IP
27 52 (10.81%) Security Cleared

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 133 (27.65%) MS Exchange
2 66 (13.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 37 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 36 (7.48%) Lync
5 35 (7.28%) IBM Notes
6 33 (6.86%) SharePoint
6 33 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (3.95%) IIS
9 13 (2.70%) Lotus Domino
10 6 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2000
11 5 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.62%) Apache
12 3 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.42%) JBoss
13 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 91 (18.92%) MS Office
2 47 (9.77%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.61%) Office 365
2 8 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (18.50%) DNS
2 83 (17.26%) SAN
3 78 (16.22%) Firewall
4 69 (14.35%) DHCP
5 58 (12.06%) TCP/IP
6 38 (7.90%) VPN
7 36 (7.48%) LAN
7 36 (7.48%) NAS
8 35 (7.28%) WAN
9 22 (4.57%) VoIP
10 16 (3.33%) Wireless
11 14 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (2.70%) VLAN
12 13 (2.70%) Internet
13 12 (2.49%) LDAP
13 12 (2.49%) Fibre Channel
14 10 (2.08%) NetScaler
14 10 (2.08%) Network Security
14 10 (2.08%) FTP
15 9 (1.87%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (4.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.49%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.87%) MySQL
7 4 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.62%) EDMS
8 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.21%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 10 (2.08%) MSI
2 3 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.42%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.42%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.21%) Subversion
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) WinDbg
General
1 70 (14.55%) Finance
2 51 (10.60%) Banking
3 18 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.08%) Law
5 8 (1.66%) Back Office
5 8 (1.66%) Local Government
6 6 (1.25%) Retail
6 6 (1.25%) Legal
7 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.83%) International Banking
8 4 (0.83%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.62%) Games
9 3 (0.62%) German Language
10 2 (0.42%) French Language
10 2 (0.42%) Marketing
10 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Automotive
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
10 2 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (21.00%) Analyst
2 57 (11.85%) Support Analyst
3 56 (11.64%) Consultant
4 41 (8.52%) Administrator
5 40 (8.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (8.11%) Support Engineer
7 32 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (6.03%) Desktop Support
8 29 (6.03%) Architect
9 27 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
10 26 (5.41%) Service Analyst
11 24 (4.99%) Service Desk Analyst
11 24 (4.99%) 3rd Line Support
12 21 (4.37%) 1st Line Support
13 17 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 16 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 16 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
15 14 (2.91%) Security Analyst
15 14 (2.91%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 13 (2.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.29%) Middleware
2 7 (1.46%) Application Packaging
3 4 (0.83%) .NET
4 3 (0.62%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.42%) HTML
5 2 (0.42%) XML Messaging
5 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.42%) Web Services
5 2 (0.42%) XML
6 1 (0.21%) Flash
6 1 (0.21%) WSH
6 1 (0.21%) WCF
6 1 (0.21%) RESTful
6 1 (0.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.42%) Blackberry
2 39 (8.11%) Clustering
3 19 (3.95%) Replication
4 18 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.49%) iPad
7 10 (2.08%) iPhone
8 8 (1.66%) Statistics
8 8 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.66%) PKI
9 7 (1.46%) CLARiiON
10 6 (1.25%) PDA
10 6 (1.25%) HACMP
11 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.04%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.83%) SecurID
13 3 (0.62%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.62%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 339 (70.48%) Windows
2 114 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 114 (23.70%) Windows 7
3 88 (18.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 74 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (14.55%) Windows XP
6 51 (10.60%) Linux
7 38 (7.90%) UNIX
8 35 (7.28%) Solaris
9 28 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (4.78%) Windows 8
11 15 (3.12%) Android
12 13 (2.70%) Windows Vista
13 12 (2.49%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.66%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (1.04%) AIX
16 5 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.83%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (19.96%) ITIL
2 40 (8.32%) Migration
3 32 (6.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (6.44%) Service Management
5 30 (6.24%) Service Delivery
6 22 (4.57%) Incident Management
7 20 (4.16%) Project Management
8 18 (3.74%) Configuration Management
9 16 (3.33%) Information Security
10 15 (3.12%) Kalman Filter
11 14 (2.91%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (2.70%) SIEM
13 12 (2.49%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (2.29%) Asset Management
15 10 (2.08%) Change Management
15 10 (2.08%) Time Management
16 9 (1.87%) System Testing
16 9 (1.87%) Change Control
16 9 (1.87%) Capacity Management
17 8 (1.66%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (9.98%) PowerShell
2 39 (8.11%) SQL
3 21 (4.37%) Java
4 11 (2.29%) Perl
5 10 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.66%) Python
6 8 (1.66%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.46%) C
8 6 (1.25%) VBScript
9 4 (0.83%) VB
9 4 (0.83%) Korn
10 3 (0.62%) VBA
11 2 (0.42%) REXX
11 2 (0.42%) Tcl
11 2 (0.42%) C++
11 2 (0.42%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.21%) Scala
12 1 (0.21%) C#
12 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.90%) MCP
3 38 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (6.24%) MCSE
5 23 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (4.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (3.12%) CCNA
8 13 (2.70%) Degree
8 13 (2.70%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.29%) CCNP
10 9 (1.87%) CISSP
11 8 (1.66%) MCSA
11 8 (1.66%) MCITP
12 7 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.83%) CISM
13 4 (0.83%) CCSE
13 4 (0.83%) PhD
14 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.62%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.65%) SLA
2 5 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.62%) QA
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) GPG13
System Software
1 212 (44.07%) Active Directory
2 112 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (8.94%) vSphere
4 41 (8.52%) Hyper-V
5 31 (6.44%) VMware ESX
6 29 (6.03%) Terminal Services
7 25 (5.20%) XenApp
8 23 (4.78%) XenDesktop
9 15 (3.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (2.49%) NFS
10 12 (2.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (2.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (2.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 10 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (1.87%) Xen
13 7 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (1.25%) VMware Server
15 5 (1.04%) Firmware
15 5 (1.04%) XenServer
15 5 (1.04%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 101 (21.00%) NetBackup
2 85 (17.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 80 (16.63%) Backup Exec
4 72 (14.97%) SCCM
5 51 (10.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 50 (10.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 49 (10.19%) SCOM
8 14 (2.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 12 (2.49%) Nagios
9 12 (2.49%) Puppet
10 10 (2.08%) ARCserve
10 10 (2.08%) BladeLogic
11 9 (1.87%) WSUS
12 8 (1.66%) HP SIM
12 8 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (1.46%) Control-M
13 7 (1.46%) SCDPM
14 6 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (1.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 4 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 228 (47.40%) Microsoft
2 167 (34.72%) VMware
3 137 (28.48%) Citrix
4 97 (20.17%) HP
5 94 (19.54%) Cisco
6 70 (14.55%) McAfee
7 49 (10.19%) EMC
8 48 (9.98%) IBM
9 45 (9.36%) Oracle
10 42 (8.73%) Lotus
11 41 (8.52%) Dell
12 38 (7.90%) NetApp
13 37 (7.69%) Altiris
14 35 (7.28%) Red Hat
15 26 (5.41%) Veeam
16 25 (5.20%) Veritas
16 25 (5.20%) Adobe
17 18 (3.74%) Sun
17 18 (3.74%) Avaya
17 18 (3.74%) Apple
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