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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Symantec
Rank 441 381 328
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -53
Contract jobs citing Symantec 186 237 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.46% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 1.00% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 120 144
Average daily rate £353 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £305 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.27% -18.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 25
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.30 £15.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.03% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.59 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £25.10 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £14.17 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -8.56%

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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 -37 174 £375 +20.00% 61
London -7 65 £400 +14.28% 24
South East +20 44 £408 +35.83% 14
South West +9 17 £125 -54.54% 2
North West -17 14 £300 +33.33% 3
Berkshire +6 12 £425 +205.75% 4
East of England -25 12 £350 -12.50% 4
City of London +30 11 £463 +21.31% 11
Hampshire +11 11 £488 +62.05% 2
Scotland -6 11 £300 +114.28% 2
Bristol +7 9 £125 -72.22%
West Yorkshire -4 9 £413 +10.00% 3
Surrey -6 9 £330 - 4
Yorkshire -15 9 £413 +10.00% 4
West Midlands -20 9 £305 -14.38% 8
Leeds -5 8 £431 +15.00% 3
Reading -8 6 £200 +43.88% 2
West Sussex +9 5 £408 +1.87% 2
Bedfordshire +7 5 £125 -67.10% 2
Hertfordshire +5 5 £350 +25.00% 1
Lancashire +2 5 £261 -
Blackpool -6 5 £261 -
Edinburgh -12 5 £343 - 1
Manchester -18 5 - - 3
Crawley - 5 £408 -
Basingstoke - 5 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £338 - 1
Birmingham -4 4 £300 -45.45% 1
Dunstable - 4 - -
Hook +13 3 £388 +34.59%

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 257 (62.38%) Windows
2 186 (45.15%) Microsoft
3 162 (39.32%) Active Directory
4 121 (29.37%) VMware
5 117 (28.40%) MS Exchange
6 112 (27.18%) Windows Server
7 97 (23.54%) Cisco
8 92 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 90 (21.84%) Norton AntiVirus
10 84 (20.39%) Citrix
10 84 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 84 (20.39%) Windows 7
11 81 (19.66%) ITIL
12 73 (17.72%) SAN
13 72 (17.48%) DNS
13 72 (17.48%) MS Office
14 69 (16.75%) Finance
15 68 (16.50%) Intel Security
16 65 (15.78%) HP
16 65 (15.78%) Windows Server 2012
17 64 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010
18 62 (15.05%) Backup Exec
19 61 (14.81%) NetBackup
19 61 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
20 57 (13.83%) Linux
21 55 (13.35%) TCP/IP
21 55 (13.35%) SCCM
22 54 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
23 53 (12.86%) Data Centre
24 52 (12.62%) Unix

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 117 (28.40%) MS Exchange
2 64 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 48 (11.65%) Skype for Business
5 34 (8.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 33 (8.01%) SharePoint
7 29 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (5.58%) IBM Notes
9 17 (4.13%) IIS
10 15 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.70%) Apache
11 7 (1.70%) IBM Domino
12 6 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.46%) Tomcat
13 5 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (1.21%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.97%) CMS
14 4 (0.97%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.73%) JBoss
16 2 (0.49%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 72 (17.48%) MS Office
2 41 (9.95%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.46%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.97%) Faxination
3 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.98%) Office 365
2 9 (2.18%) Mimecast
3 8 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 73 (17.72%) SAN
2 72 (17.48%) DNS
3 55 (13.35%) TCP/IP
4 50 (12.14%) DHCP
5 36 (8.74%) Internet
6 33 (8.01%) LAN
7 32 (7.77%) Firewall
8 28 (6.80%) WAN
9 27 (6.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 27 (6.55%) Network Security
10 25 (6.07%) Wireless
11 24 (5.83%) NAS
12 18 (4.37%) VoIP
12 18 (4.37%) VPN
13 12 (2.91%) iSCSI
14 9 (2.18%) NetScaler
14 9 (2.18%) VLAN
15 6 (1.46%) SNMP
15 6 (1.46%) SSH
16 5 (1.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.73%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.49%) DB2
8 2 (0.49%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.24%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.24%) DTS
9 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.24%) MySQL
9 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 69 (16.75%) Finance
2 37 (8.98%) Banking
3 15 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.94%) Back Office
4 8 (1.94%) Legal
5 7 (1.70%) Local Government
6 6 (1.46%) Billing
6 6 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.21%) Advertising
7 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.21%) Law
8 2 (0.49%) Electronics
8 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) Retail
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (23.54%) Analyst
2 65 (15.78%) Support Engineer
3 56 (13.59%) Consultant
4 31 (7.52%) Security Analyst
5 29 (7.04%) Support Analyst
6 26 (6.31%) Administrator
7 25 (6.07%) Desktop Support
7 25 (6.07%) Security Consultant
8 24 (5.83%) Architect
9 23 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (4.37%) Security Engineer
12 18 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (4.13%) Desktop Engineer
13 17 (4.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 17 (4.13%) Service Analyst
13 17 (4.13%) Service Desk Analyst
14 16 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (3.88%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.16%) Middleware
1 13 (3.16%) Web Services
2 7 (1.70%) .NET
3 5 (1.21%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.97%) ELK Stack
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.73%) WCF
6 2 (0.49%) SAML
6 2 (0.49%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.24%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.86%) Data Centre
2 49 (11.89%) Blackberry
3 35 (8.50%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.07%) Clustering
5 13 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.91%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (2.67%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (2.18%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.94%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.70%) HACMP
10 7 (1.70%) PDA
11 6 (1.46%) CLARiiON
11 6 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.46%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.21%) AS400
12 5 (1.21%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.21%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.21%) Replication
13 4 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 257 (62.38%) Windows
2 112 (27.18%) Windows Server
3 92 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (20.39%) Windows 7
5 65 (15.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (13.83%) Linux
8 52 (12.62%) Unix
9 37 (8.98%) Windows XP
10 23 (5.58%) Solaris
11 22 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (3.64%) Windows 8
13 14 (3.40%) Apple iOS
14 11 (2.67%) Windows 2000
15 8 (1.94%) AIX
15 8 (1.94%) VMS
15 8 (1.94%) Windows Vista
16 7 (1.70%) Android
17 6 (1.46%) Data ONTAP
17 6 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (19.66%) ITIL
2 49 (11.89%) Migration
3 37 (8.98%) Information Security
4 33 (8.01%) SIEM
5 32 (7.77%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (6.80%) Incident Management
7 26 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (5.34%) Service Management
9 21 (5.10%) Service Delivery
10 19 (4.61%) Mentoring
11 18 (4.37%) ITSM
12 17 (4.13%) Analytics
13 15 (3.64%) Risk Management
13 15 (3.64%) Security Operations
13 15 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (3.40%) Business Continuity
14 14 (3.40%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (3.40%) Project Management
14 14 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
15 13 (3.16%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 47 (11.41%) PowerShell
2 46 (11.17%) SQL
3 15 (3.64%) Java
4 14 (3.40%) Perl
5 8 (1.94%) VBScript
6 6 (1.46%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.46%) Python
6 6 (1.46%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.97%) AWK
7 4 (0.97%) C
7 4 (0.97%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.97%) sed
7 4 (0.97%) VB
8 3 (0.73%) C#
9 2 (0.49%) Jython
9 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (10.44%) Security Cleared
3 36 (8.74%) SC Cleared
4 32 (7.77%) CISSP
4 32 (7.77%) MCSE
5 30 (7.28%) MCP
6 20 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (4.61%) MCSA
8 16 (3.88%) CCNA
8 16 (3.88%) CISM
9 14 (3.40%) Degree
10 11 (2.67%) CEH
10 11 (2.67%) MCITP
11 8 (1.94%) GCIA
11 8 (1.94%) GCIH
12 7 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.46%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.21%) CCSA
14 5 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.21%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.01%) SLA
2 19 (4.61%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.70%) QA
5 6 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.97%) GPG13
7 3 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.49%) BS25999
8 2 (0.49%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.49%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.49%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 162 (39.32%) Active Directory
2 84 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (9.22%) XenApp
4 30 (7.28%) vSphere
5 29 (7.04%) Hyper-V
6 24 (5.83%) VMware ESX
7 21 (5.10%) XenDesktop
8 15 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (2.18%) Veritas File System
10 9 (2.18%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (2.18%) XenServer
11 6 (1.46%) Brightmail
11 6 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.21%) NFS
13 4 (0.97%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.97%) MetaFrame
13 4 (0.97%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 90 (21.84%) Norton AntiVirus
2 62 (15.05%) Backup Exec
3 61 (14.81%) NetBackup
4 55 (13.35%) SCCM
5 42 (10.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 31 (7.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 28 (6.80%) SCOM
8 24 (5.83%) WSUS
9 10 (2.43%) Nagios
10 9 (2.18%) MIMEsweeper
10 9 (2.18%) Puppet
10 9 (2.18%) RSA Security Analytics
11 8 (1.94%) RSA enVision
12 7 (1.70%) HP SIM
13 6 (1.46%) BladeLogic
14 5 (1.21%) Control-M
14 5 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 5 (1.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 5 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 186 (45.15%) Microsoft
2 121 (29.37%) VMware
3 97 (23.54%) Cisco
4 84 (20.39%) Citrix
5 68 (16.50%) Intel Security
6 65 (15.78%) HP
7 40 (9.71%) Dell
8 32 (7.77%) NetApp
9 31 (7.52%) IBM
10 27 (6.55%) EMC
10 27 (6.55%) Oracle
11 24 (5.83%) ArcSight
11 24 (5.83%) Juniper
12 23 (5.58%) Lotus
12 23 (5.58%) Red Hat
13 19 (4.61%) Adobe
13 19 (4.61%) CA
13 19 (4.61%) CheckPoint
14 18 (4.37%) Qualys
15 17 (4.13%) Apple
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