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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 361 283 302
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +19
Contract jobs citing Symantec 225 311 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.64% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 1.40% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 169 122
Average daily rate
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£310 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.28% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £162 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £384 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.61% +18.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 33
Average hourly rate £14.35 £15.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.65% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £26.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.23 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.06% -12.98%

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
23272 22265 21520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.72% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13609 12381 11250
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £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 1020 983 1335
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -78 207 £300 -14.28% 111
London -51 85 £345 -1.42% 32
South East -52 42 £275 -31.25% 28
East of England +23 36 £270 +71.42% 8
City of London +4 20 £361 +9.46% 7
Cambridgeshire +4 18 £180 - 2
Berkshire -3 14 £139 -65.25% 9
South West -18 14 £300 - 7
Scotland -13 11 £310 -22.50% 4
North West -20 11 £98 -64.54% 16
Reading +19 10 £139 -46.53% 7
West Midlands -6 10 £511 +196.37% 5
Hertfordshire +11 8 £400 +158.06% 2
Surrey -11 7 - - 3
Glasgow +7 6 £310 -27.05% 3
Birmingham +1 6 £550 +168.29% 2
Essex +7 5 £275 -15.38% 1
Manchester -4 5 £98 -64.54% 7
Kent -7 5 £140 - 1
Milton Keynes -8 5 £338 -32.50% 5
Bedfordshire -11 5 £380 - 2
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £338 -32.50% 6
Hampshire -39 4 £301 -24.79% 5
Epsom - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 - -
Bedford +1 3 £550 -
West Yorkshire -4 3 £275 -32.09% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 3 - -
South Wales -6 3 £450 +69.81% 3
Tyne and Wear -7 3 - -

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 419 (70.07%) Windows
2 300 (50.17%) Microsoft
3 295 (49.33%) Active Directory
4 238 (39.80%) VMware
5 179 (29.93%) MS Exchange
6 168 (28.09%) Citrix
7 159 (26.59%) Windows 7
8 152 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 148 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 131 (21.91%) Norton AntiVirus
11 125 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 124 (20.74%) SAN
13 122 (20.40%) DNS
14 120 (20.07%) HP
15 116 (19.40%) MS Office
16 114 (19.06%) NetBackup
17 113 (18.90%) Cisco
17 113 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
18 111 (18.56%) Blackberry
19 109 (18.23%) Firewall
20 107 (17.89%) ITIL
21 103 (17.22%) Windows XP
21 103 (17.22%) SCCM
22 99 (16.56%) Backup Exec
23 90 (15.05%) DHCP
23 90 (15.05%) Security Cleared
24 88 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
25 84 (14.05%) TCP/IP
26 83 (13.88%) McAfee
27 81 (13.55%) SQL Server

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 179 (29.93%) MS Exchange
2 113 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (10.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 55 (9.20%) Lync
5 54 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 52 (8.70%) IBM Notes
7 51 (8.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 42 (7.02%) SharePoint
9 40 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 35 (5.85%) IIS
11 25 (4.18%) Lotus Domino
12 10 (1.67%) Tomcat
12 10 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
13 9 (1.51%) Apache
14 8 (1.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 7 (1.17%) GlassFish
15 7 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
17 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
18 4 (0.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 116 (19.40%) MS Office
2 64 (10.70%) MS Excel
3 19 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.84%) MS Project
5 2 (0.33%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.17%) CATIA
6 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.33%) assyst
2 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.33%) Maximo
3 1 (0.17%) Summit
3 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.68%) Office 365
2 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.67%) SaaS
5 2 (0.33%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (20.74%) SAN
2 122 (20.40%) DNS
3 109 (18.23%) Firewall
4 90 (15.05%) DHCP
5 84 (14.05%) TCP/IP
6 51 (8.53%) VPN
7 50 (8.36%) NAS
8 45 (7.53%) LAN
9 44 (7.36%) WAN
10 30 (5.02%) VoIP
11 24 (4.01%) Internet
12 23 (3.85%) Wireless
13 21 (3.51%) VLAN
14 19 (3.18%) Network Security
15 13 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
15 13 (2.17%) SSH
16 12 (2.01%) LDAP
16 12 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (1.84%) Intrusion Detection
18 10 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (5.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (3.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.51%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (1.34%) MySQL
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.50%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 7
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.17%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.17%) MS Access
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.67%) MSI
2 4 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.33%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 71 (11.87%) Finance
2 62 (10.37%) Banking
3 25 (4.18%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.01%) Legal
5 13 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.01%) Back Office
6 12 (2.01%) Retail
7 10 (1.67%) Law
8 7 (1.17%) Local Government
9 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.50%) Publishing
11 3 (0.50%) Electronics
11 3 (0.50%) Marketing
11 3 (0.50%) French Language
12 2 (0.33%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 111 (18.56%) Analyst
2 71 (11.87%) Consultant
3 65 (10.87%) Support Analyst
4 56 (9.36%) Administrator
5 50 (8.36%) Support Engineer
6 46 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 46 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 41 (6.86%) Desktop Support
8 38 (6.35%) Architect
9 33 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
10 29 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (3.34%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 20 (3.34%) Desktop Analyst
11 20 (3.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 19 (3.18%) Desktop Engineer
13 18 (3.01%) IT Support
14 17 (2.84%) Security Analyst
14 17 (2.84%) Security Engineer
14 17 (2.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 16 (2.68%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.68%) Middleware
2 8 (1.34%) Flash
3 5 (0.84%) Application Packaging
3 5 (0.84%) HTML
4 4 (0.67%) CSS
5 3 (0.50%) LAMP
5 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.50%) Web Services
5 3 (0.50%) XML
5 3 (0.50%) .NET
5 3 (0.50%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.33%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.33%) Ajax
6 2 (0.33%) WCF
6 2 (0.33%) XML Messaging
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 111 (18.56%) Blackberry
2 38 (6.35%) Clustering
3 25 (4.18%) Replication
4 16 (2.68%) CLARiiON
4 16 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.17%) PDA
7 12 (2.01%) Client/Server
7 12 (2.01%) iPhone
8 11 (1.84%) iPad
8 11 (1.84%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.84%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.34%) PKI
10 7 (1.17%) CESG
11 6 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.84%) Statistics
12 5 (0.84%) SCADA
13 4 (0.67%) SecurID
13 4 (0.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 419 (70.07%) Windows
2 159 (26.59%) Windows 7
3 152 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 125 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 103 (17.22%) Windows XP
6 88 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (12.54%) Linux
8 46 (7.69%) Solaris
9 41 (6.86%) UNIX
10 39 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (5.85%) Windows 8
12 19 (3.18%) Android
13 16 (2.68%) Windows Vista
14 12 (2.01%) Windows 2000
15 9 (1.51%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.17%) SUSE
16 7 (1.17%) AIX
17 5 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (17.89%) ITIL
2 59 (9.87%) Migration
3 41 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (5.35%) Service Delivery
5 26 (4.35%) Information Security
6 24 (4.01%) Kalman Filter
7 22 (3.68%) Incident Management
8 21 (3.51%) Project Management
9 20 (3.34%) Service Management
10 19 (3.18%) Configuration Management
11 18 (3.01%) Capacity Management
12 15 (2.51%) Change Management
13 12 (2.01%) Performance Analysis
14 11 (1.84%) SIEM
14 11 (1.84%) Time Management
14 11 (1.84%) Asset Management
14 11 (1.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (1.51%) System Testing
15 9 (1.51%) Problem Management
15 9 (1.51%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 62 (10.37%) PowerShell
2 58 (9.70%) SQL
3 40 (6.69%) Java
4 27 (4.52%) Shell Script
5 18 (3.01%) Perl
6 13 (2.17%) VBScript
7 7 (1.17%) Korn
7 7 (1.17%) VB
7 7 (1.17%) C
8 6 (1.00%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.84%) C++
9 5 (0.84%) VBA
10 4 (0.67%) PHP
10 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.50%) C#
12 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.33%) Python
12 2 (0.33%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.17%) Scala
13 1 (0.17%) REXX
Qualifications
1 90 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 65 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 61 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (8.36%) MCSE
5 44 (7.36%) MCP
6 30 (5.02%) DV Cleared
7 28 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (3.51%) CCNA
10 10 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.51%) Degree
11 9 (1.51%) MCITP
11 9 (1.51%) CCNP
12 8 (1.34%) MCSA
13 5 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.84%) CISSP
14 4 (0.67%) CISM
14 4 (0.67%) RHCE
15 3 (0.50%) RHCT
15 3 (0.50%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.36%) SLA
2 6 (1.00%) QA
3 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) GPG13
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 295 (49.33%) Active Directory
2 148 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (11.04%) vSphere
4 54 (9.03%) Hyper-V
5 51 (8.53%) VMware ESX
6 36 (6.02%) XenApp
7 28 (4.68%) Terminal Services
8 23 (3.85%) XenDesktop
9 18 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (2.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 13 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (2.17%) NFS
12 11 (1.84%) vCloud
12 11 (1.84%) UAG
13 10 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (1.34%) Xen
16 6 (1.00%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 5 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 131 (21.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 114 (19.06%) NetBackup
3 103 (17.22%) SCCM
4 99 (16.56%) Backup Exec
5 69 (11.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 68 (11.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 47 (7.86%) SCOM
8 20 (3.34%) WSUS
9 18 (3.01%) Puppet
10 17 (2.84%) HP SIM
11 16 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 14 (2.34%) ARCserve
12 14 (2.34%) SCDPM
13 12 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 11 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
15 10 (1.67%) BladeLogic
15 10 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 9 (1.51%) SCVMM
16 9 (1.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 9 (1.51%) MOM
Vendors
1 300 (50.17%) Microsoft
2 238 (39.80%) VMware
3 168 (28.09%) Citrix
4 120 (20.07%) HP
5 113 (18.90%) Cisco
6 83 (13.88%) McAfee
7 70 (11.71%) EMC
8 62 (10.37%) Lotus
9 57 (9.53%) IBM
10 50 (8.36%) Dell
11 43 (7.19%) NetApp
12 42 (7.02%) Red Hat
13 41 (6.86%) Altiris
14 40 (6.69%) Oracle
15 29 (4.85%) Sophos
16 26 (4.35%) Veritas
16 26 (4.35%) 3PAR
17 25 (4.18%) Adobe
18 24 (4.01%) Avaya
19 22 (3.68%) Veeam
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Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £130 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chesterfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Church International
Rate: £300 + per day DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £16 to £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 13 days ago