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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 362 326 281
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -45
Contract jobs citing Symantec 229 258 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 1.12% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 122 130
Average daily rate
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£361 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £356 £315
% change year-on-year
-19.29% +13.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 24
Average hourly rate £15.17 £15.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -15.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.02 £32.70 £29.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.17 £15.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-8.56% -18.42%

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
23858 23073 21233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.42% 45.56% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 12590 11164
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 968 990 1250
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -35 196 £394 +5.00% 62
London -25 78 £426 +0.11% 18
South East -56 39 £345 -8.00% 16
East of England +21 30 £400 +28.00% 4
Scotland -4 21 £127 -63.71% 5
City of London +12 18 £381 -9.76% 4
Cambridgeshire +11 18 £198 -
Berkshire +4 16 £400 +23.07% 6
West Midlands -4 15 £363 +110.14% 5
North West -16 15 £225 +50.00% 9
Reading +15 10 £139 -52.47% 5
Glasgow +4 10 £122 -71.41% 4
South West -10 10 £290 -27.50% 6
Manchester -15 9 £225 +172.72% 2
Surrey -14 6 - - 5
Cambridge - 6 £425 -
Hertfordshire +10 5 £160 - 4
Warwickshire 0 5 £400 +131.88%
West Yorkshire -26 5 £375 -7.40% 2
Yorkshire -26 5 £375 -7.40% 2
Hampshire -30 5 £295 -21.33% 2
Birmingham -1 4 £511 +149.39% 4
Epsom - 4 - -
Herefordshire - 4 £130 -
Ross-on-Wye - 4 £130 -
Norfolk - 4 £638 -
South Wales - 4 £450 - 1
Wales - 4 £450 - 1
East Midlands +3 3 £433 +15.46% 2
Edinburgh -12 3 - - 1

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 396 (70.97%) Windows
2 275 (49.28%) Microsoft
3 259 (46.42%) Active Directory
4 218 (39.07%) VMware
5 157 (28.14%) MS Exchange
6 151 (27.06%) Citrix
7 144 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 144 (25.81%) Windows 7
8 139 (24.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 126 (22.58%) NetBackup
10 118 (21.15%) ITIL
11 116 (20.79%) Cisco
12 115 (20.61%) HP
13 113 (20.25%) DNS
13 113 (20.25%) MS Office
14 112 (20.07%) SAN
15 108 (19.35%) Norton AntiVirus
16 102 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 96 (17.20%) Backup Exec
18 93 (16.67%) Blackberry
18 93 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
19 91 (16.31%) Windows XP
20 90 (16.13%) Firewall
20 90 (16.13%) SCCM
21 86 (15.41%) Windows Server 2012
22 84 (15.05%) DHCP
23 83 (14.87%) McAfee
24 77 (13.80%) SQL Server
24 77 (13.80%) Security Cleared
25 74 (13.26%) EMC

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 157 (28.14%) MS Exchange
2 93 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (8.60%) IBM Notes
4 47 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 45 (8.06%) Lync
6 43 (7.71%) SharePoint
6 43 (7.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 37 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 33 (5.91%) IIS
10 24 (4.30%) Lotus Domino
11 10 (1.79%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.25%) Apache
12 7 (1.25%) GlassFish
13 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
13 6 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 5 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.72%) JBoss
16 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 113 (20.25%) MS Office
2 58 (10.39%) MS Excel
3 19 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.90%) MS Project
5 2 (0.36%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.18%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.36%) assyst
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) Summit
3 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.38%) Office 365
2 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.36%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (20.25%) DNS
2 112 (20.07%) SAN
3 90 (16.13%) Firewall
4 84 (15.05%) DHCP
5 73 (13.08%) TCP/IP
6 45 (8.06%) VPN
7 44 (7.89%) LAN
8 43 (7.71%) NAS
9 40 (7.17%) WAN
10 23 (4.12%) VoIP
11 21 (3.76%) VLAN
12 17 (3.05%) Wireless
13 16 (2.87%) Internet
14 14 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (2.51%) Network Security
14 14 (2.51%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (2.15%) NetScaler
15 12 (2.15%) FTP
15 12 (2.15%) LDAP
15 12 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (5.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.61%) MySQL
5 9 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.54%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 7
8 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.36%) EDMS
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.18%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (1.79%) MSI
2 2 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.18%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.18%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 70 (12.54%) Finance
2 58 (10.39%) Banking
3 23 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.69%) Legal
5 14 (2.51%) Law
6 10 (1.79%) Back Office
7 9 (1.61%) Retail
8 7 (1.25%) Local Government
8 7 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.54%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.54%) French Language
11 3 (0.54%) German Language
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
12 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Billing
12 2 (0.36%) Marketing
13 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (20.25%) Analyst
2 64 (11.47%) Support Analyst
3 62 (11.11%) Consultant
4 46 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 43 (7.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 42 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 42 (7.53%) Administrator
7 37 (6.63%) Desktop Support
8 32 (5.73%) Architect
9 30 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
10 25 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
11 22 (3.94%) Service Analyst
12 20 (3.58%) Service Desk Analyst
13 19 (3.41%) Security Analyst
14 18 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 18 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
14 18 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
14 18 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
15 17 (3.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 17 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.51%) Middleware
2 8 (1.43%) Flash
3 6 (1.08%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.54%) LAMP
4 3 (0.54%) HTML
4 3 (0.54%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.36%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.36%) .NET
5 2 (0.36%) XML
5 2 (0.36%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.18%) WSH
6 1 (0.18%) CSS
6 1 (0.18%) Web Services
6 1 (0.18%) jQuery
6 1 (0.18%) HTML5
6 1 (0.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 93 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 43 (7.71%) Clustering
3 23 (4.12%) Replication
4 19 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.23%) CLARiiON
6 13 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.97%) iPad
8 10 (1.79%) iPhone
8 10 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.43%) PKI
9 8 (1.43%) PDA
10 7 (1.25%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.25%) CESG
11 6 (1.08%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.08%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.08%) Statistics
12 4 (0.72%) IBM XIV
12 4 (0.72%) SecurID
12 4 (0.72%) CMDB
13 3 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 396 (70.97%) Windows
2 144 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 144 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 102 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 91 (16.31%) Windows XP
5 86 (15.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (12.19%) Linux
7 41 (7.35%) Solaris
8 40 (7.17%) UNIX
9 37 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (6.09%) Windows 8
11 16 (2.87%) Android
11 16 (2.87%) Windows Vista
12 10 (1.79%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.61%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.43%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.25%) SUSE
16 6 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.72%) AIX
17 4 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (21.15%) ITIL
2 45 (8.06%) Migration
3 35 (6.27%) Service Delivery
3 35 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (5.38%) Service Management
5 25 (4.48%) Incident Management
6 23 (4.12%) Information Security
7 21 (3.76%) Configuration Management
8 20 (3.58%) Project Management
9 16 (2.87%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (2.51%) Capacity Management
10 14 (2.51%) Change Management
11 12 (2.15%) SIEM
11 12 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (1.97%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (1.97%) Time Management
13 10 (1.79%) System Testing
14 9 (1.61%) Network Design
14 9 (1.61%) Asset Management
15 8 (1.43%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 55 (9.86%) SQL
2 52 (9.32%) PowerShell
3 36 (6.45%) Java
4 21 (3.76%) Shell Script
5 16 (2.87%) Perl
6 12 (2.15%) VBScript
7 9 (1.61%) C
8 7 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.90%) VBA
9 5 (0.90%) Python
10 4 (0.72%) VB
10 4 (0.72%) C++
10 4 (0.72%) Korn
11 2 (0.36%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.36%) PHP
11 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.18%) C#
12 1 (0.18%) REXX
12 1 (0.18%) Tcl
12 1 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 77 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 59 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 49 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (7.53%) MCP
5 39 (6.99%) MCSE
6 29 (5.20%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (4.66%) DV Cleared
8 22 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (3.76%) CCNA
10 15 (2.69%) Degree
11 11 (1.97%) CCNP
12 10 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.79%) MCITP
13 8 (1.43%) VCP4
13 8 (1.43%) MCSA
14 6 (1.08%) CISSP
15 4 (0.72%) PhD
15 4 (0.72%) RHCE
15 4 (0.72%) CCSE
16 3 (0.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.81%) SLA
2 6 (1.08%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) GPG13
System Software
1 259 (46.42%) Active Directory
2 139 (24.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (11.83%) vSphere
4 51 (9.14%) Hyper-V
5 46 (8.24%) VMware ESX
6 30 (5.38%) Terminal Services
6 30 (5.38%) XenApp
7 18 (3.23%) XenDesktop
8 16 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 13 (2.33%) NFS
10 12 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (1.79%) Xen
12 9 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (1.61%) vCloud
13 8 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (1.25%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.25%) XenServer
15 6 (1.08%) UAG
16 5 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 126 (22.58%) NetBackup
2 108 (19.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 96 (17.20%) Backup Exec
4 90 (16.13%) SCCM
5 60 (10.75%) SCOM
5 60 (10.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 55 (9.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 19 (3.41%) Puppet
8 18 (3.23%) WSUS
9 15 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (2.51%) SCDPM
11 13 (2.33%) HP SIM
12 11 (1.97%) Nagios
12 11 (1.97%) ARCserve
13 10 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (1.79%) BladeLogic
14 9 (1.61%) SCVMM
15 7 (1.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 7 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 7 (1.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 275 (49.28%) Microsoft
2 218 (39.07%) VMware
3 151 (27.06%) Citrix
4 116 (20.79%) Cisco
5 115 (20.61%) HP
6 83 (14.87%) McAfee
7 74 (13.26%) EMC
8 58 (10.39%) Lotus
9 56 (10.04%) IBM
10 49 (8.78%) Dell
11 48 (8.60%) NetApp
12 43 (7.71%) Oracle
13 41 (7.35%) Red Hat
14 39 (6.99%) Altiris
15 31 (5.56%) Adobe
16 29 (5.20%) Sophos
17 27 (4.84%) Veeam
18 23 (4.12%) Veritas
19 22 (3.94%) Avaya
19 22 (3.94%) 3PAR
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum £65k-£75k + excellent package + bonu
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £160 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £270 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £270 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £153.75 - £230.62 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Warrington
Venturi
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago