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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 300 323 380
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +57
Contract jobs citing Symantec 356 302 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.57% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 1.35% 1.22% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 169 114
Average daily rate
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£339 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £166 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 20
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.65% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.27 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £33.60 £36.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.65% -

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
26377 24679 27415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.72% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14917 13801 13955
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
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 1170 1104 1359
Average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.18% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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
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 16 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 315 £330 -2.22% 103
London -6 130 £348 -0.71% 33
South East +20 94 £400 +18.51% 38
Hampshire +43 49 £388 +28.09% 4
City of London +15 34 £400 +23.00% 10
Scotland +3 24 £300 -29.41% 4
South West -7 22 £320 +8.47% 3
East of England -17 21 £160 -60.00% 6
Yorkshire +3 19 £320 +79.27% 10
Berkshire +17 18 £400 +14.28% 12
Wiltshire - 18 £500 - 1
North West -4 16 £180 -18.18% 8
West Midlands -24 15 £288 -6.50% 4
West Yorkshire +2 14 £303 +69.46% 8
Edinburgh 0 14 £200 -52.94% 1
Hertfordshire -8 13 £160 -36.63% 3
Basingstoke +23 12 £343 +3.78%
Leeds +3 11 £303 +182.71% 5
Surrey -19 11 £546 +56.07% 7
Reading +15 10 £400 +21.21% 6
Manchester -5 9 £175 - 4
Birmingham -5 9 £298 - 2
Havant - 7 £488 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £363 -9.31% 3
Bracknell - 6 £300 - 2
Milton Keynes +1 5 £525 - 2
Oxfordshire -2 5 £375 - 6
Hook - 5 £300 -
Slough -1 4 £300 +4.34% 1
Essex - 4 - - 2

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 449 (66.52%) Windows
2 341 (50.52%) Microsoft
3 284 (42.07%) Active Directory
4 278 (41.19%) VMware
5 220 (32.59%) MS Exchange
6 204 (30.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 198 (29.33%) Citrix
8 183 (27.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 170 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 169 (25.04%) Windows 7
11 162 (24.00%) SAN
12 156 (23.11%) DNS
13 144 (21.33%) Firewall
14 141 (20.89%) Backup Exec
15 139 (20.59%) HP
15 139 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
16 134 (19.85%) ITIL
17 131 (19.41%) Norton AntiVirus
18 130 (19.26%) Cisco
19 124 (18.37%) DHCP
20 123 (18.22%) NetBackup
21 122 (18.07%) Windows XP
21 122 (18.07%) Blackberry
22 116 (17.19%) Security Cleared
23 114 (16.89%) Microsoft Certification
24 102 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2007
25 98 (14.52%) MS Excel
26 96 (14.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
27 94 (13.93%) SCCM
28 92 (13.63%) PowerShell

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 220 (32.59%) MS Exchange
2 139 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 77 (11.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 73 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 62 (9.19%) Lync
7 58 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 58 (8.59%) SharePoint
8 21 (3.11%) IBM Notes
9 20 (2.96%) IIS
10 11 (1.63%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
11 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
11 7 (1.04%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 6 (0.89%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.74%) Apache
13 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.59%) GlassFish
Applications
1 98 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 91 (13.48%) MS Office
3 9 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) CATIA
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) BPCS
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) Maximo
3 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.07%) Office 365
2 6 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.59%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (24.00%) SAN
2 156 (23.11%) DNS
3 144 (21.33%) Firewall
4 124 (18.37%) DHCP
5 62 (9.19%) VPN
6 53 (7.85%) TCP/IP
7 44 (6.52%) WAN
7 44 (6.52%) LAN
8 43 (6.37%) Wireless
9 32 (4.74%) VoIP
9 32 (4.74%) NAS
10 23 (3.41%) Network Security
11 18 (2.67%) Unified Communications
12 16 (2.37%) iSCSI
12 16 (2.37%) Internet
13 15 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (1.93%) VLAN
14 13 (1.93%) SMTP
15 12 (1.78%) MPLS
16 11 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.78%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.89%) MySQL
7 6 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 7
11 1 (0.15%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.15%) MS Access
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.15%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.15%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 6 (0.89%) ClearCase
2 5 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.44%) MSI
5 2 (0.30%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.30%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.30%) Toad
5 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.15%) Ant
6 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 73 (10.81%) Finance
2 45 (6.67%) Banking
3 41 (6.07%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.81%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.22%) Legal
6 10 (1.48%) Retail
7 8 (1.19%) Local Government
8 7 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.04%) Marketing
9 6 (0.89%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.74%) Back Office
10 5 (0.74%) Publishing
11 3 (0.44%) Military
11 3 (0.44%) International Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
12 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.30%) Advertising
12 2 (0.30%) Law
12 2 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 106 (15.70%) Analyst
2 82 (12.15%) Consultant
3 59 (8.74%) Support Engineer
4 57 (8.44%) Support Analyst
5 56 (8.30%) Administrator
6 54 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 50 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 45 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
9 41 (6.07%) Systems Administrator
10 38 (5.63%) Architect
11 30 (4.44%) Desktop Support
12 26 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 23 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 21 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
16 20 (2.96%) Security Engineer
17 19 (2.81%) Systems Support
18 18 (2.67%) Storage Administrator
19 16 (2.37%) Messaging Engineer
20 14 (2.07%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.11%) Middleware
2 7 (1.04%) Application Packaging
3 6 (0.89%) Web Services
4 5 (0.74%) .NET
4 5 (0.74%) LAMP
4 5 (0.74%) JSP
4 5 (0.74%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.59%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.59%) Flash
5 4 (0.59%) CSS
6 3 (0.44%) HTML
7 2 (0.30%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.30%) Ajax
7 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (0.30%) WCF
8 1 (0.15%) jQuery
8 1 (0.15%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 122 (18.07%) Blackberry
2 32 (4.74%) Clustering
3 25 (3.70%) Replication
4 21 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (2.96%) iPhone
6 16 (2.37%) CLARiiON
6 16 (2.37%) iPad
7 14 (2.07%) EqualLogic
8 12 (1.78%) EMC Centera
9 11 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.33%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.33%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.19%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.04%) Celerra
12 7 (1.04%) PKI
13 6 (0.89%) PDA
13 6 (0.89%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.59%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 449 (66.52%) Windows
2 204 (30.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 183 (27.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 169 (25.04%) Windows 7
5 122 (18.07%) Windows XP
6 74 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (10.67%) Linux
8 49 (7.26%) UNIX
9 34 (5.04%) Windows 8
10 30 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (4.44%) Solaris
11 17 (2.52%) Android
12 14 (2.07%) Windows 2000
13 8 (1.19%) AIX
14 7 (1.04%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.04%) SUSE
15 6 (0.89%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.74%) VMS
16 5 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (19.85%) ITIL
2 58 (8.59%) Migration
3 39 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 35 (5.19%) Service Delivery
5 33 (4.89%) Project Management
5 33 (4.89%) Kalman Filter
6 32 (4.74%) Incident Management
7 29 (4.30%) Service Management
7 29 (4.30%) Information Security
8 19 (2.81%) Change Management
9 17 (2.52%) Problem Management
9 17 (2.52%) Capacity Management
10 16 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
10 16 (2.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (1.93%) Data Protection
11 13 (1.93%) Change Control
12 12 (1.78%) Configuration Management
13 11 (1.63%) Release Management
13 11 (1.63%) Asset Management
13 11 (1.63%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 92 (13.63%) PowerShell
2 50 (7.41%) SQL
3 23 (3.41%) Perl
4 21 (3.11%) VBScript
5 20 (2.96%) Shell Script
6 19 (2.81%) Java
7 16 (2.37%) VB
8 7 (1.04%) C
9 4 (0.59%) PHP
9 4 (0.59%) VBA
9 4 (0.59%) Python
9 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.44%) Bourne shell
10 3 (0.44%) Korn
10 3 (0.44%) C++
10 3 (0.44%) Tcl
10 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.44%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.30%) C#
11 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 114 (16.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (10.37%) MCSE
4 63 (9.33%) SC Cleared
5 61 (9.04%) DV Cleared
6 43 (6.37%) MCITP
7 39 (5.78%) MCP
8 33 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 27 (4.00%) CCNA
11 23 (3.41%) Degree
12 21 (3.11%) MCSA
13 14 (2.07%) VCP5
14 10 (1.48%) MCTS
15 9 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.04%) A+ Certification
17 6 (0.89%) RHCE
17 6 (0.89%) CCA
17 6 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
18 5 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.00%) SLA
2 8 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.59%) QA
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) Basel II
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 284 (42.07%) Active Directory
2 170 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (11.26%) Hyper-V
4 73 (10.81%) XenApp
5 70 (10.37%) VMware ESX
6 61 (9.04%) vSphere
7 23 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (3.11%) XenDesktop
9 18 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 16 (2.37%) UAG
10 16 (2.37%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.48%) vCloud
12 9 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (1.04%) ISA Server
13 7 (1.04%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (0.89%) NFS
14 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.89%) XenServer
15 5 (0.74%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 141 (20.89%) Backup Exec
2 131 (19.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 123 (18.22%) NetBackup
4 96 (14.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 94 (13.93%) SCCM
6 69 (10.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 43 (6.37%) SCOM
8 30 (4.44%) WSUS
9 24 (3.56%) HP SIM
10 15 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (2.22%) ARCserve
11 14 (2.07%) MIMEsweeper
11 14 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 13 (1.93%) MOM
13 11 (1.63%) Tivoli
13 11 (1.63%) Puppet
14 10 (1.48%) MAILsweeper
15 9 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 8 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 8 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 341 (50.52%) Microsoft
2 278 (41.19%) VMware
3 198 (29.33%) Citrix
4 139 (20.59%) HP
5 130 (19.26%) Cisco
6 78 (11.56%) EMC
7 75 (11.11%) McAfee
8 54 (8.00%) Juniper
9 53 (7.85%) Oracle
10 47 (6.96%) Sophos
11 46 (6.81%) NetApp
12 40 (5.93%) Apple
13 39 (5.78%) Altiris
14 36 (5.33%) IBM
14 36 (5.33%) 3PAR
15 32 (4.74%) Dell
15 32 (4.74%) Red Hat
16 30 (4.44%) CA
17 28 (4.15%) Brocade
18 26 (3.85%) Remedy
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Derbyshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £190 to £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £16 to £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £42000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £363 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £23,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Rate: Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago