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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 308 303 319
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Symantec 373 347 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.63% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.50% 1.41% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 185 149
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £316 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.18% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 25
Average hourly rate £18.63 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.16% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £20.75 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £14.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+30.70% -28.27%

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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
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 £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +13 354 £375 +17.18% 88
London +1 128 £413 +3.51% 30
South East +6 84 £425 +6.25% 25
East of England +41 66 £180 - 6
North West -16 50 £450 +50.00% 10
City of London -1 33 £500 +66.66% 7
Berkshire +25 28 £430 +7.50% 9
Norfolk - 27 £175 -
Manchester -10 22 £323 +7.50% 4
Hertfordshire +4 20 £425 +155.63% 4
Hampshire -4 20 £450 +5.88% 4
Reading +8 16 £475 +18.75% 9
Buckinghamshire +2 15 £254 -15.33% 1
Milton Keynes 0 15 £254 -45.08% 1
Watford - 13 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +7 12 £425 +261.70% 1
Surrey -2 12 £394 +146.09% 6
South West -25 10 £325 +1.56% 1
Lancashire - 10 £476 - 3
Peterborough +11 9 - - 1
Havant +9 9 £470 +10.60% 1
Scotland -18 9 £130 -67.62% 1
Merseyside - 8 £450 - 1
Bedfordshire +17 7 £160 -
West Midlands +1 5 £235 -21.00% 5
Wales -4 5 £360 -15.29% 2
Basingstoke -5 5 £450 -
Bournemouth - 5 - -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £269 - 1
Dorset - 5 - -

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 392 (61.83%) Windows
2 286 (45.11%) Microsoft
3 244 (38.49%) VMware
4 227 (35.80%) Active Directory
5 211 (33.28%) Citrix
6 169 (26.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 155 (24.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 152 (23.97%) SAN
9 146 (23.03%) ITIL
10 138 (21.77%) HP
11 132 (20.82%) Windows 7
12 127 (20.03%) NetBackup
13 123 (19.40%) MS Exchange
14 120 (18.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 118 (18.61%) Backup Exec
16 115 (18.14%) Firewall
17 111 (17.51%) Cisco
18 109 (17.19%) Finance
19 108 (17.03%) DNS
20 104 (16.40%) MS Office
21 101 (15.93%) SQL
22 98 (15.46%) Linux
22 98 (15.46%) McAfee
23 91 (14.35%) Oracle
23 91 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
24 86 (13.56%) Norton AntiVirus
25 84 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
26 78 (12.30%) MS Excel
27 77 (12.15%) SCCM
28 75 (11.83%) PowerShell

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 123 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 64 (10.09%) SharePoint
3 42 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (5.52%) Lync
6 34 (5.36%) IIS
7 30 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (3.79%) IBM Notes
9 20 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (2.37%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.42%) Lotus Domino
13 8 (1.26%) CMS
13 8 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.95%) Apache
15 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.32%) TPMS
16 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 104 (16.40%) MS Office
2 78 (12.30%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.74%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.32%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.63%) Office 365
2 9 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.10%) SaaS
5 6 (0.95%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.63%) Symantec.cloud
7 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.47%) IaaS
8 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (23.97%) SAN
2 115 (18.14%) Firewall
3 108 (17.03%) DNS
4 72 (11.36%) DHCP
5 48 (7.57%) TCP/IP
6 45 (7.10%) LAN
6 45 (7.10%) NAS
7 41 (6.47%) VPN
8 36 (5.68%) WAN
9 27 (4.26%) Wireless
10 26 (4.10%) VoIP
11 21 (3.31%) BIG-IP
12 20 (3.15%) VLAN
13 19 (3.00%) FTP
13 19 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
15 15 (2.37%) Fibre Channel
16 13 (2.05%) iSCSI
17 12 (1.89%) Network Security
18 10 (1.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.10%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.95%) Big Data
5 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (0.95%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.95%) MySQL
6 5 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.47%) EDMS
8 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Subversion
2 3 (0.47%) MSI
2 3 (0.47%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.47%) JIRA
2 3 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.47%) WinDbg
3 2 (0.32%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.16%) StarTeam
General
1 109 (17.19%) Finance
2 70 (11.04%) Banking
3 14 (2.21%) Legal
4 12 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.58%) Law
6 9 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.10%) Advertising
9 5 (0.79%) Local Government
9 5 (0.79%) Games
10 4 (0.63%) International Banking
10 4 (0.63%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.63%) German Language
11 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.47%) Back Office
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 121 (19.09%) Analyst
2 76 (11.99%) Architect
3 61 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 53 (8.36%) Consultant
5 52 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 47 (7.41%) Administrator
7 46 (7.26%) Support Analyst
8 34 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
9 32 (5.05%) Service Analyst
10 30 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
11 29 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 28 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
12 28 (4.42%) Security Analyst
13 26 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
14 25 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
15 18 (2.84%) 1st Line Support
15 18 (2.84%) Security Architect
15 18 (2.84%) Operations Engineer
16 16 (2.52%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.89%) Middleware
2 12 (1.89%) .NET
3 10 (1.58%) Web Services
4 8 (1.26%) WCF
5 4 (0.63%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.47%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.32%) JSP
7 2 (0.32%) XMPP
7 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.16%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.51%) Data Centre
2 47 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 43 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (6.31%) Clustering
5 27 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.94%) PKI
7 18 (2.84%) Client/Server
8 14 (2.21%) EMC VNX
9 13 (2.05%) Replication
10 12 (1.89%) HACMP
11 11 (1.74%) CLARiiON
12 10 (1.58%) iPhone
13 9 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (1.26%) Computer Science
15 6 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.95%) EqualLogic
15 6 (0.95%) iPad
15 6 (0.95%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 392 (61.83%) Windows
2 169 (26.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 132 (20.82%) Windows 7
4 120 (18.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 98 (15.46%) Linux
6 84 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (11.04%) UNIX
8 60 (9.46%) Solaris
9 50 (7.89%) Windows XP
10 41 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (3.00%) AIX
12 16 (2.52%) Windows 8
13 15 (2.37%) Data ONTAP
14 14 (2.21%) Oracle Linux
14 14 (2.21%) Android
15 9 (1.42%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.95%) SUSE
17 5 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.79%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (23.03%) ITIL
2 51 (8.04%) Migration
3 50 (7.89%) Information Security
4 37 (5.84%) Incident Management
5 36 (5.68%) Service Delivery
6 33 (5.21%) Change Management
6 33 (5.21%) Service Management
7 28 (4.42%) Data Protection
8 27 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (4.26%) SIEM
9 25 (3.94%) Project Management
10 24 (3.79%) CRM
11 21 (3.31%) Configuration Management
11 21 (3.31%) TOGAF
12 19 (3.00%) Capacity Management
13 18 (2.84%) Performance Analysis
14 16 (2.52%) Performance Monitoring
14 16 (2.52%) Server Building
15 15 (2.37%) Network Design
15 15 (2.37%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 101 (15.93%) SQL
2 75 (11.83%) PowerShell
3 32 (5.05%) Perl
4 23 (3.63%) Shell Script
5 18 (2.84%) VBScript
6 16 (2.52%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.05%) Python
8 12 (1.89%) C#
9 9 (1.42%) VB
10 7 (1.10%) Java
11 4 (0.63%) VBA
11 4 (0.63%) Korn
12 3 (0.47%) C
12 3 (0.47%) AWK
12 3 (0.47%) sed
13 2 (0.32%) REXX
13 2 (0.32%) Tcl
14 1 (0.16%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 91 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (10.09%) Security Cleared
3 54 (8.52%) MCSE
4 48 (7.57%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (7.57%) SC Cleared
5 47 (7.41%) MCP
6 29 (4.57%) CISSP
7 27 (4.26%) MCITP
8 26 (4.10%) CCNA
9 25 (3.94%) Degree
10 23 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (3.47%) DV Cleared
12 19 (3.00%) MCSA
13 13 (2.05%) CCNP
14 12 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (1.74%) CEH
16 10 (1.58%) MCTS
17 9 (1.42%) CCA
18 8 (1.26%) A+ Certification
18 8 (1.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (11.20%) SLA
2 16 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (2.37%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.10%) QA
5 6 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.32%) COBIT
6 2 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.16%) COSO
System Software
1 227 (35.80%) Active Directory
2 155 (24.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (9.31%) Hyper-V
4 51 (8.04%) vSphere
5 50 (7.89%) XenApp
6 43 (6.78%) VMware ESX
7 37 (5.84%) Xen
8 35 (5.52%) XenDesktop
9 27 (4.26%) Terminal Services
10 26 (4.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (3.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 21 (3.31%) NFS
12 21 (3.31%) ProxySG
13 19 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (3.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 14 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (2.05%) XenServer
16 10 (1.58%) Veritas File System
16 10 (1.58%) BitLocker
17 9 (1.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 127 (20.03%) NetBackup
2 118 (18.61%) Backup Exec
3 86 (13.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 77 (12.15%) SCCM
5 67 (10.57%) SCOM
6 64 (10.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 48 (7.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 24 (3.79%) McAfee ePO
9 19 (3.00%) Puppet
9 19 (3.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 18 (2.84%) WSUS
11 17 (2.68%) Control-M
12 16 (2.52%) Nagios
12 16 (2.52%) BladeLogic
13 11 (1.74%) AirWatch
14 10 (1.58%) SnapVault
15 7 (1.10%) ARCserve
15 7 (1.10%) HP SIM
16 6 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
16 6 (0.95%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 286 (45.11%) Microsoft
2 244 (38.49%) VMware
3 211 (33.28%) Citrix
4 138 (21.77%) HP
5 111 (17.51%) Cisco
6 98 (15.46%) McAfee
7 91 (14.35%) Oracle
8 64 (10.09%) IBM
9 53 (8.36%) EMC
10 52 (8.20%) Red Hat
11 51 (8.04%) CheckPoint
12 42 (6.62%) NetApp
12 42 (6.62%) Veritas
12 42 (6.62%) Dell
13 40 (6.31%) SAP
14 33 (5.21%) Altiris
15 28 (4.42%) CA
15 28 (4.42%) Hitachi
15 28 (4.42%) Sophos
16 27 (4.26%) Avaya
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
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England
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Rate: £400 - £650 per day
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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Coventry
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London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Reading
Incite Insight
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
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Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour + Negotiable
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