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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 327 307 340
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +33
Contract jobs citing Symantec 352 341 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.61% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.32% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 183 150
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 29
Average hourly rate £14.42 £17.07 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% -14.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £22.20 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% -19.23%

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
25274 25757 24734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.97% 45.73% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14919 14340 13671
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £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 1082 1101 1113
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.44 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.68% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 0 329 £375 +17.18% 84
London +27 136 £375 +7.14% 29
South East -23 79 £338 -15.62% 23
North West +4 49 £450 +150.00% 5
East of England +24 43 £425 +165.62% 7
City of London +9 39 £450 +12.64% 8
Berkshire +25 26 £375 -6.25% 4
Hertfordshire +18 22 £425 +165.62% 5
Manchester -11 18 £323 +7.50% 3
Watford - 17 £425 -
Milton Keynes 0 14 £254 -45.08% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 14 £254 -36.50% 2
Scotland -11 13 £119 -59.31% 4
Hampshire -29 13 £450 +25.00% 1
Lancashire - 13 £500 -
Reading -3 12 £475 +18.75% 2
Oxfordshire -14 11 £230 -38.66%
Cambridgeshire +1 10 - - 1
Peterborough +8 9 - -
Merseyside -5 8 £450 +150.00% 1
Surrey -9 8 £394 +12.09% 12
South West -22 8 £325 +1.56% 8
Lanarkshire - 7 - -
West Midlands +4 6 £369 +34.18% 4
Basingstoke -8 5 £450 +31.38%
Cheshire -14 5 £488 +111.95% 1
Dorset - 5 - -
Bournemouth - 5 - -
Bedfordshire +17 4 £230 -
Essex -1 4 £513 +169.73% 1

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 400 (61.35%) Windows
2 308 (47.24%) Microsoft
3 248 (38.04%) VMware
4 235 (36.04%) Active Directory
5 214 (32.82%) Citrix
6 174 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 160 (24.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 155 (23.77%) SAN
9 140 (21.47%) ITIL
10 136 (20.86%) Windows 7
11 134 (20.55%) HP
12 129 (19.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 129 (19.79%) MS Exchange
13 126 (19.33%) NetBackup
14 123 (18.87%) Backup Exec
15 118 (18.10%) Cisco
16 115 (17.64%) Finance
17 113 (17.33%) Firewall
18 111 (17.02%) McAfee
19 110 (16.87%) DNS
20 107 (16.41%) SQL
20 107 (16.41%) MS Office
21 102 (15.64%) Linux
22 100 (15.34%) Microsoft Certification
22 100 (15.34%) Norton AntiVirus
23 89 (13.65%) Windows Server 2012
24 86 (13.19%) SCCM
25 85 (13.04%) Oracle
25 85 (13.04%) MS Excel
26 83 (12.73%) PowerShell

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 129 (19.79%) MS Exchange
2 67 (10.28%) SharePoint
3 49 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (6.13%) Lync
5 39 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (5.06%) IIS
7 32 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (3.99%) IBM Notes
9 20 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 17 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (2.15%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.84%) CMS
13 9 (1.38%) Lotus Domino
14 8 (1.23%) Apache
14 8 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
17 2 (0.31%) TPMS
17 2 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 107 (16.41%) MS Office
2 85 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.69%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.46%) SAP CCM
4 3 (0.46%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.37%) Office 365
2 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.07%) SaaS
5 4 (0.61%) Symantec.cloud
5 4 (0.61%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.31%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (23.77%) SAN
2 113 (17.33%) Firewall
3 110 (16.87%) DNS
4 71 (10.89%) DHCP
5 51 (7.82%) TCP/IP
6 49 (7.52%) NAS
7 48 (7.36%) LAN
8 42 (6.44%) WAN
9 38 (5.83%) VPN
10 31 (4.75%) Wireless
11 25 (3.83%) VoIP
12 21 (3.22%) BIG-IP
12 21 (3.22%) VLAN
13 20 (3.07%) Network Security
14 19 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (2.76%) FTP
16 15 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (2.30%) iSCSI
17 10 (1.53%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.99%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.92%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.92%) Big Data
4 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (0.92%) MySQL
4 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.77%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (0.61%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.15%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 5 (0.77%) AdminStudio
2 4 (0.61%) Subversion
3 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.46%) MSI
3 3 (0.46%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.46%) WinDbg
3 3 (0.46%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.31%) JIRA
4 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
General
1 115 (17.64%) Finance
2 75 (11.50%) Banking
3 15 (2.30%) Legal
4 14 (2.15%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.53%) Law
6 8 (1.23%) Advertising
6 8 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.23%) Local Government
7 6 (0.92%) Back Office
7 6 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.61%) International Banking
9 3 (0.46%) German Language
9 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.46%) Automotive
9 3 (0.46%) Games
10 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.15%) Retail
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 133 (20.40%) Analyst
2 78 (11.96%) Architect
3 67 (10.28%) Support Engineer
4 58 (8.90%) Consultant
5 55 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (7.98%) Support Analyst
7 49 (7.52%) Administrator
7 49 (7.52%) 2nd Line Support
8 36 (5.52%) Infrastructure Architect
9 35 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 33 (5.06%) Security Analyst
10 33 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
11 32 (4.91%) Service Analyst
12 29 (4.45%) Systems Engineer
13 27 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
14 24 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
15 20 (3.07%) Desktop Support
16 18 (2.76%) Security Consultant
16 18 (2.76%) Security Engineer
16 18 (2.76%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.75%) Middleware
2 11 (1.69%) .NET
3 10 (1.53%) Web Services
4 8 (1.23%) WCF
5 6 (0.92%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.31%) JSP
7 2 (0.31%) XMPP
7 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.15%) Java EE
8 1 (0.15%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 82 (12.58%) Data Centre
2 48 (7.36%) Blackberry
3 41 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.75%) Clustering
5 30 (4.60%) Management Information System
6 28 (4.29%) Client/Server
7 24 (3.68%) PKI
8 12 (1.84%) Replication
8 12 (1.84%) HACMP
9 11 (1.69%) EMC VNX
10 9 (1.38%) CLARiiON
10 9 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.92%) FlexPod
12 6 (0.92%) EMC VMAX
12 6 (0.92%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.92%) iPhone
12 6 (0.92%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 400 (61.35%) Windows
2 174 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 136 (20.86%) Windows 7
4 129 (19.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 102 (15.64%) Linux
6 89 (13.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (10.89%) UNIX
8 65 (9.97%) Solaris
9 46 (7.06%) Windows XP
10 41 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (2.91%) AIX
12 15 (2.30%) Data ONTAP
13 14 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (2.15%) Windows 8
13 14 (2.15%) Android
14 6 (0.92%) SUSE
15 5 (0.77%) VMS
16 4 (0.61%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.46%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (21.47%) ITIL
2 58 (8.90%) Information Security
3 57 (8.74%) Migration
4 38 (5.83%) Change Management
5 37 (5.67%) Incident Management
6 36 (5.52%) SIEM
7 33 (5.06%) Service Delivery
8 31 (4.75%) Data Protection
9 27 (4.14%) Cyber Security
10 25 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (3.68%) Configuration Management
11 24 (3.68%) CRM
12 23 (3.53%) Service Management
13 21 (3.22%) Project Management
14 20 (3.07%) TOGAF
14 20 (3.07%) Capacity Management
15 19 (2.91%) Server Building
16 17 (2.61%) Performance Analysis
17 16 (2.45%) Data Security
18 15 (2.30%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 107 (16.41%) SQL
2 83 (12.73%) PowerShell
3 36 (5.52%) Perl
4 26 (3.99%) Shell Script
5 19 (2.91%) VBScript
6 15 (2.30%) Bash Shell
7 12 (1.84%) C#
8 10 (1.53%) Java
8 10 (1.53%) Python
9 9 (1.38%) VB
10 4 (0.61%) Korn
11 3 (0.46%) AWK
11 3 (0.46%) sed
12 2 (0.31%) REXX
12 2 (0.31%) Tcl
12 2 (0.31%) VBA
13 1 (0.15%) C
13 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 100 (15.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (10.28%) Security Cleared
3 57 (8.74%) MCSE
4 52 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (7.82%) SC Cleared
6 48 (7.36%) MCP
7 38 (5.83%) CISSP
8 31 (4.75%) MCITP
9 29 (4.45%) CCNA
10 27 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (3.53%) MCSA
12 22 (3.37%) Degree
13 21 (3.22%) DV Cleared
14 15 (2.30%) MCTS
15 14 (2.15%) CISM
15 14 (2.15%) CCNP
16 12 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (1.84%) A+ Certification
16 12 (1.84%) CEH
17 9 (1.38%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (11.04%) SLA
2 20 (3.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.07%) QA
5 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.31%) COBIT
6 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.31%) GPG13
7 1 (0.15%) COSO
System Software
1 235 (36.04%) Active Directory
2 160 (24.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (9.97%) Hyper-V
4 55 (8.44%) XenApp
5 48 (7.36%) vSphere
6 47 (7.21%) VMware ESX
7 37 (5.67%) XenDesktop
8 35 (5.37%) Xen
9 28 (4.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (3.99%) Terminal Services
11 24 (3.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 24 (3.68%) NFS
12 19 (2.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 18 (2.76%) ProxySG
14 17 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
15 16 (2.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 15 (2.30%) XenServer
17 10 (1.53%) Veritas File System
18 9 (1.38%) BitLocker
19 7 (1.07%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 126 (19.33%) NetBackup
2 123 (18.87%) Backup Exec
3 100 (15.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 86 (13.19%) SCCM
5 68 (10.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 62 (9.51%) SCOM
7 52 (7.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 22 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
9 19 (2.91%) Puppet
9 19 (2.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 19 (2.91%) WSUS
10 17 (2.61%) Control-M
11 14 (2.15%) BladeLogic
12 13 (1.99%) SnapVault
13 12 (1.84%) AirWatch
14 9 (1.38%) Nagios
15 7 (1.07%) HP SIM
16 6 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
16 6 (0.92%) Oracle ZFS
16 6 (0.92%) EMC VPLEX
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1 308 (47.24%) Microsoft
2 248 (38.04%) VMware
3 214 (32.82%) Citrix
4 134 (20.55%) HP
5 118 (18.10%) Cisco
6 111 (17.02%) McAfee
7 85 (13.04%) Oracle
8 66 (10.12%) IBM
9 55 (8.44%) CheckPoint
10 53 (8.13%) EMC
11 52 (7.98%) Red Hat
12 44 (6.75%) NetApp
13 41 (6.29%) Veritas
13 41 (6.29%) SAP
14 40 (6.13%) Dell
15 30 (4.60%) Altiris
16 28 (4.29%) Hitachi
17 27 (4.14%) CA
17 27 (4.14%) Lotus
18 26 (3.99%) Sun
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