The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 currently tracked.

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 321 285 324
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +39
Contract jobs citing Symantec 301 292 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.17% 1.30% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 145 154
Average daily rate £375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £180 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 20 28
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.92 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% -20.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.45 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.62 £35.03 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.09%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 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
England -70 277 £393 +20.76% 101
London -32 122 £475 +26.66% 32
South East -3 63 £240 -14.28% 28
City of London -17 34 £475 +11.76% 11
North West +5 30 £198 -39.23% 11
East of England -20 25 £300 +60.00% 10
Surrey -4 17 £140 -41.05% 5
South West -30 17 £363 -19.35% 7
Berkshire -12 15 £100 -55.55% 3
Hampshire +10 14 £375 -10.71% 5
Cheshire -5 11 £375 +15.38% 2
Cambridgeshire -6 11 - - 1
Scotland -10 11 £350 +7.69% 1
West Midlands -13 11 £260 -5.45% 8
East Midlands -1 10 £375 +40.18% 3
Manchester -5 10 £83 - 9
Milton Keynes -10 10 £320 +72.97% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 10 £320 +93.93% 3
South Wales - 10 £425 -
Wales - 10 £425 -
Peterborough - 9 - -
Wiltshire -12 8 £375 +167.85%
Staines - 8 - -
Croydon - 8 £550 -
Bridgend - 7 £400 -
Lancashire - 7 £245 -
Hertfordshire -8 6 £170 - 4
Essex -20 6 £338 - 1
Oxfordshire +2 5 - - 10
Edinburgh -23 5 £341 -

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 430 (69.47%) Windows
2 307 (49.60%) Microsoft
3 253 (40.87%) Active Directory
4 239 (38.61%) VMware
5 188 (30.37%) MS Exchange
6 182 (29.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 170 (27.46%) Citrix
8 164 (26.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 156 (25.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 152 (24.56%) NetBackup
11 133 (21.49%) DNS
12 131 (21.16%) Windows 7
13 128 (20.68%) SAN
14 126 (20.36%) Norton AntiVirus
15 124 (20.03%) ITIL
16 123 (19.87%) HP
17 116 (18.74%) Blackberry
18 115 (18.58%) Cisco
19 103 (16.64%) SCCM
20 101 (16.32%) Exchange Server 2010
21 99 (15.99%) PowerShell
22 98 (15.83%) DHCP
23 93 (15.02%) MS Office
24 92 (14.86%) Firewall
25 90 (14.54%) Windows XP
25 90 (14.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
26 89 (14.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
27 88 (14.22%) Backup Exec
28 87 (14.05%) EMC
28 87 (14.05%) Security Cleared

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 188 (30.37%) MS Exchange
2 101 (16.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (14.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 55 (8.89%) SharePoint
5 48 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 46 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (4.52%) Lync
8 26 (4.20%) IBM Notes
9 18 (2.91%) IIS
10 15 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (1.78%) Lotus Domino
12 8 (1.29%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.32%) Apache
16 2 (0.32%) Site Server
16 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 93 (15.02%) MS Office
2 68 (10.99%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) CATIA
5 1 (0.16%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Eikon
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.10%) Office 365
2 1 (0.16%) IaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 133 (21.49%) DNS
2 128 (20.68%) SAN
3 98 (15.83%) DHCP
4 92 (14.86%) Firewall
5 64 (10.34%) LAN
5 64 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 60 (9.69%) VPN
7 55 (8.89%) WAN
8 42 (6.79%) SMTP
9 29 (4.68%) VoIP
10 28 (4.52%) Internet
11 26 (4.20%) NAS
12 20 (3.23%) Wireless
13 15 (2.42%) iSCSI
13 15 (2.42%) MPLS
14 13 (2.10%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (2.10%) VLAN
15 11 (1.78%) Unified Communications
16 9 (1.45%) Connectrix
16 9 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (0.81%) MySQL
6 4 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.65%) Ingres
6 4 (0.65%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.32%) MS Access
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) KDB
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.13%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.65%) Subversion
2 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.32%) JUnit
3 2 (0.32%) Toad
3 2 (0.32%) MSI
3 2 (0.32%) JMeter
3 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.16%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.16%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.16%) Selenium
4 1 (0.16%) JIRA
4 1 (0.16%) Maven
4 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.16%) ProC
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 71 (11.47%) Finance
2 47 (7.59%) Banking
3 24 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 19 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.58%) Law
5 16 (2.58%) Legal
6 10 (1.62%) Back Office
7 8 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.29%) Local Government
8 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.97%) Japanese Language
9 5 (0.81%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.65%) French Language
10 4 (0.65%) German Language
10 4 (0.65%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.48%) International Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Advertising
11 3 (0.48%) Publishing
11 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 93 (15.02%) Consultant
2 86 (13.89%) Analyst
3 39 (6.30%) Team Leader
3 39 (6.30%) Support Analyst
3 39 (6.30%) Support Engineer
4 36 (5.82%) Architect
5 34 (5.49%) Desktop Support
6 29 (4.68%) Server Engineer
7 28 (4.52%) Administrator
8 25 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 24 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (3.07%) Messaging Consultant
11 18 (2.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 18 (2.91%) Desktop Analyst
11 18 (2.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 18 (2.91%) Storage Engineer
12 17 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (2.58%) Service Analyst
13 16 (2.58%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.07%) Middleware
2 13 (2.10%) Application Packaging
3 10 (1.62%) XML
4 4 (0.65%) .NET
5 3 (0.48%) WSH
5 3 (0.48%) EDI
5 3 (0.48%) HTML
6 2 (0.32%) Web Services
6 2 (0.32%) LAMP
7 1 (0.16%) wxWidgets
7 1 (0.16%) REST
7 1 (0.16%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.16%) Xerces
7 1 (0.16%) Xalan
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.16%) CGI
7 1 (0.16%) CORBA
7 1 (0.16%) SOAP
7 1 (0.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 116 (18.74%) Blackberry
2 36 (5.82%) Clustering
3 35 (5.65%) Replication
4 32 (5.17%) EMC Centera
5 20 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.07%) CLARiiON
7 13 (2.10%) iPad
7 13 (2.10%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.10%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.29%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.13%) iPhone
9 7 (1.13%) PKI
9 7 (1.13%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.97%) PDA
10 6 (0.97%) Statistics
11 5 (0.81%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.65%) Linked Data
13 3 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.48%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 430 (69.47%) Windows
2 182 (29.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 164 (26.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 131 (21.16%) Windows 7
5 90 (14.54%) Windows XP
6 63 (10.18%) Linux
7 58 (9.37%) UNIX
8 34 (5.49%) Solaris
9 30 (4.85%) Windows 8
10 29 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (4.36%) Windows Vista
12 24 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (2.75%) AIX
14 13 (2.10%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.97%) SUSE
16 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.48%) CentOS
18 3 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (20.03%) ITIL
2 49 (7.92%) Migration
3 39 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (5.17%) Service Delivery
4 32 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 24 (3.88%) Service Management
6 23 (3.72%) Change Control
6 23 (3.72%) Server Monitoring
7 21 (3.39%) Business Continuity
7 21 (3.39%) Project Management
8 20 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 19 (3.07%) Change Management
10 18 (2.91%) Problem Management
10 18 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (2.42%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (2.42%) Data Protection
12 14 (2.26%) Release Management
13 13 (2.10%) Performance Analysis
14 12 (1.94%) Security Architecture
15 11 (1.78%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 99 (15.99%) PowerShell
2 52 (8.40%) SQL
3 42 (6.79%) VB
4 19 (3.07%) Perl
5 13 (2.10%) VBScript
6 8 (1.29%) Java
6 8 (1.29%) C#
7 7 (1.13%) Python
8 5 (0.81%) sed
8 5 (0.81%) C
9 4 (0.65%) Korn
10 3 (0.48%) SPARQL
10 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.16%) Groovy
12 1 (0.16%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.16%) C-shell
12 1 (0.16%) Ruby
12 1 (0.16%) Jython
Qualifications
1 87 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 71 (11.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 65 (10.50%) SC Cleared
4 46 (7.43%) MCSE
5 25 (4.04%) DV Cleared
6 23 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (3.23%) Degree
8 17 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (2.42%) CCNA
10 14 (2.26%) MCP
10 14 (2.26%) MCSA
11 13 (2.10%) MCITP
12 7 (1.13%) PMP
12 7 (1.13%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.97%) CISSP
13 6 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.65%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.65%) CCNP
15 3 (0.48%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.49%) SLA
2 12 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.13%) QA
3 7 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.97%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.32%) Basel III
8 1 (0.16%) Basel II
System Software
1 253 (40.87%) Active Directory
2 156 (25.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (12.12%) XenApp
4 72 (11.63%) vSphere
5 69 (11.15%) VMware ESX
6 48 (7.75%) Hyper-V
7 31 (5.01%) XenDesktop
8 27 (4.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (3.72%) UAG
9 23 (3.72%) ISA Server
10 20 (3.23%) NFS
11 14 (2.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 14 (2.26%) XenServer
11 14 (2.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 14 (2.26%) vCloud
12 13 (2.10%) SRDF
12 13 (2.10%) Terminal Services
13 12 (1.94%) IAG
14 11 (1.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 9 (1.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 152 (24.56%) NetBackup
2 126 (20.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 103 (16.64%) SCCM
4 90 (14.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 88 (14.22%) Backup Exec
6 63 (10.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 50 (8.08%) SCOM
8 30 (4.85%) MAILsweeper
9 25 (4.04%) WSUS
10 18 (2.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 15 (2.42%) HP SIM
12 14 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (1.94%) Tivoli
13 12 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (1.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 9 (1.45%) EMC TimeFinder
16 8 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
16 8 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
17 7 (1.13%) SCOrch
17 7 (1.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 307 (49.60%) Microsoft
2 239 (38.61%) VMware
3 170 (27.46%) Citrix
4 123 (19.87%) HP
5 115 (18.58%) Cisco
6 87 (14.05%) EMC
7 85 (13.73%) NetApp
8 79 (12.76%) McAfee
9 46 (7.43%) Oracle
10 42 (6.79%) Brocade
11 39 (6.30%) IBM
11 39 (6.30%) Clearswift
11 39 (6.30%) RightFax
12 36 (5.82%) CheckPoint
13 29 (4.68%) Lotus
13 29 (4.68%) Red Hat
14 28 (4.52%) Altiris
14 28 (4.52%) Avaya
14 28 (4.52%) Dell
14 28 (4.52%) Veritas
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day Initial 6 month contract, very likely to ext
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Rate: flexible for the right candidate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 15 days ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bedford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £450 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Norfolk
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £160.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £140 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 23 days ago
Essex
Utilize
Posted: 24 days ago