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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 362 325 284
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -41
Contract jobs citing Symantec 272 300 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.56% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 1.24% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 153 151
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £152 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £341 £330
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 17
Average hourly rate £20.34 £17.30 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.58% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.23 £32.67 £35.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.30 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.49% -13.50%

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
25227 24253 21926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.19% 45.10% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14386 13725 11583
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1126 1045 1183
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 -43 234 £400 +3.89% 94
London -39 80 £426 -5.33% 24
South East -16 52 £466 +116.51% 25
East of England +17 38 £400 +70.21% 10
Scotland +18 27 £129 -63.28% 5
South West +17 24 £280 -25.33% 8
City of London +11 24 £513 +7.89% 7
Berkshire +4 24 £475 +375.00% 15
Hertfordshire +6 17 £288 +76.92% 4
North West -35 17 £500 +104.08% 8
Reading +12 16 £475 +5.55% 10
Glasgow +11 15 £128 -
Hampshire -5 13 £590 +57.33% 1
West Midlands -11 13 £255 -1.92% 6
Somerset - 12 £255 -
Cambridgeshire +3 10 £425 - 2
Norfolk +9 8 £500 +257.14% 3
Havant -3 8 £433 +3.28%
Yorkshire -9 7 £140 - 5
Norwich - 7 £563 - 1
Renfrewshire - 7 £129 -
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £288 -
Bristol +6 6 £280 -20.00% 1
Manchester -19 6 £363 +339.39% 2
Watford +6 5 £350 -
Cambridge 0 5 £438 -
West Yorkshire -2 5 - - 2
Surrey -3 5 £400 +185.71% 3
Paisley - 5 £127 -
Peterborough 0 4 - - 1

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 320 (64.13%) Windows
2 222 (44.49%) Microsoft
3 190 (38.08%) Active Directory
4 165 (33.07%) VMware
5 142 (28.46%) Citrix
6 114 (22.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 112 (22.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 108 (21.64%) MS Exchange
9 106 (21.24%) ITIL
10 103 (20.64%) HP
11 101 (20.24%) Windows 7
12 94 (18.84%) Norton AntiVirus
13 90 (18.04%) NetBackup
14 89 (17.84%) MS Office
15 88 (17.64%) Windows Server 2003
16 85 (17.03%) Firewall
17 82 (16.43%) Finance
17 82 (16.43%) McAfee
18 81 (16.23%) SAN
18 81 (16.23%) Cisco
19 80 (16.03%) DNS
20 73 (14.63%) Backup Exec
21 72 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
22 64 (12.83%) Blackberry
23 62 (12.42%) Security Cleared
23 62 (12.42%) SCCM
24 61 (12.22%) Windows XP
25 56 (11.22%) DHCP
25 56 (11.22%) Linux
26 52 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 108 (21.64%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (7.82%) Lync
4 31 (6.21%) SharePoint
5 30 (6.01%) IBM Notes
6 26 (5.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 25 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (3.01%) IIS
11 6 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (1.00%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.60%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.40%) CMS
16 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 89 (17.84%) MS Office
2 51 (10.22%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.81%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.40%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.61%) Office 365
2 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.20%) SaaS
4 5 (1.00%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.60%) IaaS
5 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.40%) Symantec.cloud
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (17.03%) Firewall
2 81 (16.23%) SAN
3 80 (16.03%) DNS
4 56 (11.22%) DHCP
5 47 (9.42%) TCP/IP
6 39 (7.82%) LAN
7 33 (6.61%) WAN
8 29 (5.81%) VPN
9 20 (4.01%) NAS
10 17 (3.41%) Wireless
10 17 (3.41%) VoIP
11 15 (3.01%) Network Security
12 14 (2.81%) Fibre Channel
13 13 (2.61%) iSCSI
14 11 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (2.20%) VLAN
15 8 (1.60%) LDAP
15 8 (1.60%) SMTP
16 7 (1.40%) FTP
17 6 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.21%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.60%) MySQL
6 7 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.60%) EDMS
8 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.20%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Subversion
2 3 (0.60%) JIRA
2 3 (0.60%) MSI
2 3 (0.60%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.60%) WinDbg
3 2 (0.40%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
General
1 82 (16.43%) Finance
2 46 (9.22%) Banking
3 16 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.40%) Legal
5 10 (2.00%) Local Government
6 6 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.20%) Law
6 6 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.80%) Back Office
8 4 (0.80%) Games
8 4 (0.80%) Retail
8 4 (0.80%) International Banking
8 4 (0.80%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.40%) Marketing
9 2 (0.40%) Electronics
9 2 (0.40%) Automotive
9 2 (0.40%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 110 (22.04%) Analyst
2 62 (12.42%) Consultant
3 51 (10.22%) Support Analyst
4 44 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 42 (8.42%) Administrator
6 40 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 35 (7.01%) Architect
8 29 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
9 28 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (5.41%) Service Analyst
11 25 (5.01%) Service Desk Analyst
12 22 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 21 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
14 20 (4.01%) Security Analyst
15 19 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
15 19 (3.81%) Desktop Support
16 16 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
16 16 (3.21%) Security Engineer
17 15 (3.01%) Security Consultant
18 14 (2.81%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.21%) Middleware
2 8 (1.60%) Application Packaging
3 6 (1.20%) .NET
4 3 (0.60%) Web Services
4 3 (0.60%) WCF
4 3 (0.60%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.40%) XML
5 2 (0.40%) JSP
5 2 (0.40%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.20%) XMPP
6 1 (0.20%) Flash
6 1 (0.20%) WSH
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.20%) Java EE
6 1 (0.20%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.83%) Blackberry
2 39 (7.82%) Clustering
3 30 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.41%) PKI
6 15 (3.01%) Replication
7 9 (1.80%) HACMP
7 9 (1.80%) iPhone
8 8 (1.60%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.60%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.40%) Statistics
9 7 (1.40%) iPad
10 6 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.20%) CLARiiON
10 6 (1.20%) PDA
11 5 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.80%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.80%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 320 (64.13%) Windows
2 114 (22.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (20.24%) Windows 7
4 88 (17.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (12.22%) Windows XP
7 56 (11.22%) Linux
8 41 (8.22%) UNIX
9 34 (6.81%) Solaris
10 28 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (4.21%) Windows 8
12 15 (3.01%) Android
13 12 (2.40%) Apple iOS
13 12 (2.40%) AIX
14 6 (1.20%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.00%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (21.24%) ITIL
2 37 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 35 (7.01%) Migration
4 30 (6.01%) Information Security
4 30 (6.01%) Service Management
5 29 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (4.81%) Project Management
7 23 (4.61%) Configuration Management
8 22 (4.41%) Incident Management
9 19 (3.81%) Performance Monitoring
10 18 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
11 15 (3.01%) Change Management
12 14 (2.81%) Data Protection
12 14 (2.81%) SIEM
13 13 (2.61%) Cyber Security
14 12 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (2.00%) Change Control
15 10 (2.00%) E-Discovery
15 10 (2.00%) Time Management
15 10 (2.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.22%) PowerShell
2 38 (7.62%) SQL
3 15 (3.01%) Java
3 15 (3.01%) Perl
4 13 (2.61%) Python
5 11 (2.20%) Shell Script
6 10 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.00%) VBScript
7 7 (1.40%) VB
8 6 (1.20%) C
9 4 (0.80%) VBA
10 3 (0.60%) C#
10 3 (0.60%) Korn
11 2 (0.40%) REXX
11 2 (0.40%) Tcl
11 2 (0.40%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 62 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (10.22%) SC Cleared
4 40 (8.02%) MCP
5 37 (7.41%) MCSE
6 21 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (4.01%) CISSP
8 19 (3.81%) DV Cleared
9 18 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (3.21%) Degree
11 11 (2.20%) CCNA
12 10 (2.00%) MCITP
13 9 (1.80%) CCNP
14 8 (1.60%) CISM
15 7 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.20%) MCSA
17 5 (1.00%) CISA
18 4 (0.80%) A+ Certification
18 4 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 4 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.02%) SLA
2 8 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.40%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.20%) GPG13
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 190 (38.08%) Active Directory
2 112 (22.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (7.62%) Hyper-V
4 37 (7.41%) vSphere
5 29 (5.81%) XenApp
6 26 (5.21%) Terminal Services
7 25 (5.01%) VMware ESX
7 25 (5.01%) XenDesktop
8 15 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (3.01%) NFS
9 13 (2.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 13 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 11 (2.20%) BitLocker
11 10 (2.00%) UAG
11 10 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (1.80%) Xen
12 9 (1.80%) XenServer
13 8 (1.60%) VMware Server
13 8 (1.60%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 94 (18.84%) Norton AntiVirus
2 90 (18.04%) NetBackup
3 73 (14.63%) Backup Exec
4 62 (12.42%) SCCM
5 47 (9.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 45 (9.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 40 (8.02%) SCOM
8 15 (3.01%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (2.40%) WSUS
9 12 (2.40%) Nagios
10 11 (2.20%) Puppet
11 10 (2.00%) ARCserve
11 10 (2.00%) BladeLogic
12 6 (1.20%) Control-M
12 6 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.20%) HP SIM
12 6 (1.20%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.20%) SCDPM
13 5 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 222 (44.49%) Microsoft
2 165 (33.07%) VMware
3 142 (28.46%) Citrix
4 103 (20.64%) HP
5 82 (16.43%) McAfee
6 81 (16.23%) Cisco
7 47 (9.42%) Oracle
8 45 (9.02%) IBM
9 37 (7.41%) Dell
10 34 (6.81%) NetApp
11 33 (6.61%) Red Hat
11 33 (6.61%) EMC
12 31 (6.21%) Altiris
13 30 (6.01%) Lotus
14 28 (5.61%) Adobe
15 23 (4.61%) Veritas
16 22 (4.41%) CheckPoint
16 22 (4.41%) Veeam
17 19 (3.81%) Sophos
18 18 (3.61%) Sun
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Midlands
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Norfolk
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 180 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £24 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
Ipsus Technologies Ltd
Rate: Negotiable depending on expereince
Posted: 7 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 8 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 days ago