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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec
Rank 341 249 316
Rank change year-on-year
-92 +67
Contract jobs citing Symantec 277 381 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.74% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 1.61% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 222 127
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £30.00 £28.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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 -81 260 £323 -6.52% 71
London -50 102 £318 -8.63% 21
South East -46 56 £320 -16.06% 20
East of England +15 34 £273 +70.31% 3
South West -20 22 £450 +50.00% 5
City of London -22 19 £375 +14.50% 4
Yorkshire -17 17 £284 -19.50% 10
Berkshire -3 16 £139 -65.25% 10
West Yorkshire -15 15 £284 -24.83% 8
Surrey -1 13 £364 +7.77% 3
West Midlands -5 12 £200 +24.03% 7
Wiltshire -8 12 £413 -5.71% 2
North West -23 12 £363 +31.81% 4
Cambridgeshire - 12 £198 - 1
Scotland -21 11 £310 -17.33% 3
Reading +26 10 £139 - 8
Hertfordshire +11 10 £400 +153.96% 1
Swindon -3 10 £370 -15.42%
Leeds -14 10 - - 5
Hampshire -40 10 £355 -5.33% 3
Birmingham -2 7 £130 -13.33% 4
Essex -4 6 £270 -16.92%
Edinburgh -11 6 £438 +9.37% 2
Milton Keynes -12 6 £335 +3.07% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 6 £335 +1.51% 2
Bedfordshire - 6 £270 - 1
Glasgow -5 5 £310 -20.00%
Manchester -16 5 £230 -20.00% 3
Epsom - 4 - -
Kent 0 3 £255 - 1

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 448 (70.33%) Windows
2 319 (50.08%) Microsoft
3 314 (49.29%) Active Directory
4 262 (41.13%) VMware
5 209 (32.81%) MS Exchange
6 182 (28.57%) Citrix
7 175 (27.47%) Windows 7
8 168 (26.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 158 (24.80%) VMware Infrastructure
10 146 (22.92%) DNS
11 141 (22.14%) SAN
12 137 (21.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 133 (20.88%) Norton AntiVirus
13 133 (20.88%) Exchange Server 2010
14 132 (20.72%) HP
15 127 (19.94%) NetBackup
16 126 (19.78%) Cisco
17 122 (19.15%) ITIL
17 122 (19.15%) Firewall
17 122 (19.15%) SCCM
18 116 (18.21%) MS Office
19 114 (17.90%) Windows XP
20 113 (17.74%) Blackberry
21 111 (17.43%) DHCP
22 108 (16.95%) Backup Exec
22 108 (16.95%) Security Cleared
23 92 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
24 87 (13.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
24 87 (13.66%) SQL Server
25 82 (12.87%) McAfee

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 209 (32.81%) MS Exchange
2 133 (20.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (11.62%) Lync
4 70 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 67 (10.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 59 (9.26%) SharePoint
7 58 (9.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 57 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 45 (7.06%) IBM Notes
10 37 (5.81%) IIS
11 24 (3.77%) Lotus Domino
12 10 (1.57%) Tomcat
12 10 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
13 9 (1.41%) Apache
13 9 (1.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 7 (1.10%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
17 4 (0.63%) LiveLink
Applications
1 116 (18.21%) MS Office
2 78 (12.24%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.94%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) CATIA
5 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.31%) Maximo
3 2 (0.31%) assyst
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) BPCS
4 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.40%) Office 365
2 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.63%) SaaS
5 3 (0.47%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (22.92%) DNS
2 141 (22.14%) SAN
3 122 (19.15%) Firewall
4 111 (17.43%) DHCP
5 73 (11.46%) TCP/IP
6 54 (8.48%) VPN
7 50 (7.85%) NAS
8 48 (7.54%) LAN
8 48 (7.54%) WAN
9 33 (5.18%) VoIP
10 31 (4.87%) Wireless
11 27 (4.24%) Internet
12 21 (3.30%) VLAN
13 20 (3.14%) Network Security
14 14 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (2.04%) SSH
16 12 (1.88%) Unified Communications
16 12 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
16 12 (1.88%) NetScaler
16 12 (1.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.26%) MySQL
6 8 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 7
8 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.16%) MS Access
9 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.16%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (1.73%) MSI
2 5 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.31%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.31%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.31%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
General
1 79 (12.40%) Finance
2 61 (9.58%) Banking
3 34 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.30%) Legal
5 13 (2.04%) Back Office
6 11 (1.73%) Retail
6 11 (1.73%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.73%) Law
7 7 (1.10%) Local Government
8 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.63%) Electronics
9 4 (0.63%) Marketing
10 3 (0.47%) French Language
10 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.47%) Publishing
10 3 (0.47%) Military
11 2 (0.31%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (16.64%) Analyst
2 69 (10.83%) Consultant
3 66 (10.36%) Support Analyst
4 62 (9.73%) Administrator
5 58 (9.11%) Support Engineer
6 55 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 52 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 42 (6.59%) Architect
8 42 (6.59%) Desktop Support
9 39 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
10 36 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
11 26 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
12 24 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 24 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
13 23 (3.61%) Security Engineer
14 21 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 17 (2.67%) IT Support
15 17 (2.67%) Storage Administrator
15 17 (2.67%) Desktop Analyst
15 17 (2.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.92%) Middleware
2 8 (1.26%) Flash
3 5 (0.78%) .NET
4 4 (0.63%) CSS
4 4 (0.63%) Web Services
4 4 (0.63%) .NET Framework
4 4 (0.63%) Application Packaging
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.63%) HTML
5 3 (0.47%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.47%) LAMP
6 2 (0.31%) Ajax
6 2 (0.31%) XML
6 2 (0.31%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.31%) WCF
7 1 (0.16%) jQuery
7 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 113 (17.74%) Blackberry
2 41 (6.44%) Clustering
3 26 (4.08%) Replication
4 16 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.20%) CLARiiON
5 14 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.04%) iPhone
7 12 (1.88%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.88%) iPad
8 11 (1.73%) PDA
9 10 (1.57%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.57%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.41%) PKI
11 8 (1.26%) CESG
12 7 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.78%) EqualLogic
13 5 (0.78%) IBM XIV
13 5 (0.78%) SCADA
14 4 (0.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 448 (70.33%) Windows
2 175 (27.47%) Windows 7
3 168 (26.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 137 (21.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 114 (17.90%) Windows XP
6 92 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 79 (12.40%) Linux
8 49 (7.69%) UNIX
8 49 (7.69%) Solaris
9 42 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (5.65%) Windows 8
11 22 (3.45%) Android
12 17 (2.67%) Windows Vista
13 14 (2.20%) Windows 2000
14 10 (1.57%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.26%) SUSE
16 7 (1.10%) AIX
16 7 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (19.15%) ITIL
2 64 (10.05%) Migration
3 41 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (5.34%) Service Delivery
5 27 (4.24%) Information Security
6 24 (3.77%) Service Management
7 23 (3.61%) Incident Management
7 23 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
8 22 (3.45%) Capacity Management
8 22 (3.45%) Project Management
9 18 (2.83%) Configuration Management
10 15 (2.35%) Change Management
11 12 (1.88%) Asset Management
11 12 (1.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (1.88%) Problem Management
11 12 (1.88%) Performance Analysis
12 11 (1.73%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (1.73%) Risk Management
13 9 (1.41%) Network Design
13 9 (1.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (10.36%) PowerShell
2 64 (10.05%) SQL
3 41 (6.44%) Java
4 29 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 16 (2.51%) Perl
6 13 (2.04%) VBScript
7 9 (1.41%) VB
8 8 (1.26%) C
9 6 (0.94%) Korn
10 5 (0.78%) C++
10 5 (0.78%) VBA
11 4 (0.63%) PHP
11 4 (0.63%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.47%) C#
12 3 (0.47%) Tcl
13 2 (0.31%) Python
13 2 (0.31%) REXX
13 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.31%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 108 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 73 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (10.52%) SC Cleared
4 57 (8.95%) MCSE
5 48 (7.54%) DV Cleared
6 46 (7.22%) MCP
7 28 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (3.45%) CCNA
9 21 (3.30%) MCITP
10 16 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.51%) MCSA
11 9 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.41%) Degree
12 8 (1.26%) CCNP
13 7 (1.10%) MCTS
14 4 (0.63%) CISSP
14 4 (0.63%) RHCE
15 3 (0.47%) CCSE
15 3 (0.47%) RHCT
15 3 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.79%) SLA
2 6 (0.94%) QA
3 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) GPG13
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 314 (49.29%) Active Directory
2 158 (24.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (10.99%) vSphere
4 57 (8.95%) Hyper-V
4 57 (8.95%) VMware ESX
5 48 (7.54%) XenApp
6 26 (4.08%) XenDesktop
6 26 (4.08%) Terminal Services
7 19 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (2.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 16 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.04%) UAG
10 12 (1.88%) NFS
10 12 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (1.73%) vCloud
12 9 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (0.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (0.94%) XenServer
13 6 (0.94%) MetaFrame
14 5 (0.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 133 (20.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 127 (19.94%) NetBackup
3 122 (19.15%) SCCM
4 108 (16.95%) Backup Exec
5 87 (13.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 71 (11.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 57 (8.95%) SCOM
8 23 (3.61%) HP SIM
9 22 (3.45%) WSUS
10 18 (2.83%) Puppet
11 15 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 14 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 14 (2.20%) ARCserve
13 13 (2.04%) MOM
13 13 (2.04%) SCDPM
14 11 (1.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (1.73%) Tivoli
14 11 (1.73%) Control-M
14 11 (1.73%) MIMEsweeper
15 10 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 319 (50.08%) Microsoft
2 262 (41.13%) VMware
3 182 (28.57%) Citrix
4 132 (20.72%) HP
5 126 (19.78%) Cisco
6 82 (12.87%) McAfee
7 77 (12.09%) EMC
8 56 (8.79%) IBM
9 55 (8.63%) Lotus
10 50 (7.85%) Dell
11 46 (7.22%) NetApp
12 44 (6.91%) Oracle
13 42 (6.59%) Red Hat
14 40 (6.28%) Altiris
15 37 (5.81%) Sophos
16 29 (4.55%) 3PAR
17 28 (4.40%) Veritas
18 24 (3.77%) Juniper
19 23 (3.61%) Apple
20 22 (3.45%) CA
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