The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Symmetrix in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symmetrix over the 3 months to 22 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
EMC Symmetrix
Rank 592 575 524
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -51
Contract jobs citing Symmetrix 15 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.013% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.091% 0.043% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 10
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£263 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £425 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

Symmetrix
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Symmetrix within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Symmetrix Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Symmetrix
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Symmetrix within the UK.

Symmetrix Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Symmetrix
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Symmetrix within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Symmetrix Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Symmetrix
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Symmetrix within the UK.

Symmetrix Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Symmetrix
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symmetrix within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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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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 -16 15 £263 -38.23% 3
London +1 13 £263 -38.23% 3
City of London +13 7 £225 -47.05%
Midlands - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

Symmetrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Symmetrix 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 Symmetrix.

1 43 (100.00%) EMC
2 40 (93.02%) Windows
3 39 (90.70%) SAN
4 33 (76.74%) Cisco
5 28 (65.12%) VMware
6 27 (62.79%) Symmetrix DMX
7 24 (55.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (53.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (48.84%) Migration
9 21 (48.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (46.51%) HPUX
11 19 (44.19%) NetApp
11 19 (44.19%) SRDF
12 16 (37.21%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (32.56%) CLARiiON
14 13 (30.23%) IBM
15 12 (27.91%) NAS
16 11 (25.58%) Finance
16 11 (25.58%) HP
16 11 (25.58%) NFS
17 10 (23.26%) UNIX
17 10 (23.26%) EMC Centera
17 10 (23.26%) 3PAR
17 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
18 9 (20.93%) Linux
18 9 (20.93%) NCDA
18 9 (20.93%) NCIE
19 8 (18.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 8 (18.60%) Capacity Planning
19 8 (18.60%) Replication

Symmetrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Symmetrix 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 Symmetrix. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.65%) Lync
1 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 39 (90.70%) SAN
2 12 (27.91%) NAS
3 7 (16.28%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (6.98%) iSCSI
4 3 (6.98%) DNS
5 2 (4.65%) DHCP
6 1 (2.33%) FWSM
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.33%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.33%) Firewall
6 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.33%) OSPF
6 1 (2.33%) BGP
6 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) DTS
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) ERwin
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Consultant
2 10 (23.26%) Administrator
2 10 (23.26%) Storage Consultant
2 10 (23.26%) Storage Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Storage Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) EMC Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) EMC Storage Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) EMC Storage Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) EMC Storage Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Storage Specialist
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Storage Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) DBA
7 1 (2.33%) Wintel Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Backup Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Storage Support Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.33%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 27 (62.79%) Symmetrix DMX
2 14 (32.56%) CLARiiON
3 10 (23.26%) EMC Centera
4 8 (18.60%) Replication
5 7 (16.28%) Celerra
6 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
7 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (2.33%) IBM XIV
8 1 (2.33%) Hedge funds
8 1 (2.33%) Clustering
8 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (93.02%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (53.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (48.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (46.51%) HPUX
6 10 (23.26%) UNIX
7 9 (20.93%) Linux
8 5 (11.63%) Windows 2000
9 4 (9.30%) Solaris
9 4 (9.30%) Windows NT
10 2 (4.65%) AIX
11 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
11 1 (2.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Migration
2 8 (18.60%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (13.95%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (13.95%) Project Management
5 5 (11.63%) Data Migration
5 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (9.30%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.65%) Workflow
8 1 (2.33%) Change Control
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.33%) PHP
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
1 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (2.33%) VBScript
1 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) NCDA
1 9 (20.93%) NCIE
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (44.19%) SRDF
2 16 (37.21%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (25.58%) NFS
4 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.98%) vSphere
6 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
8 1 (2.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (2.33%) XenApp
8 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Veritas File System
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (16.28%) Tivoli
3 4 (9.30%) OpenView
4 3 (6.98%) EMC Navisphere
5 2 (4.65%) EMC TimeFinder
5 2 (4.65%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) EMC
2 33 (76.74%) Cisco
3 28 (65.12%) VMware
4 19 (44.19%) NetApp
5 13 (30.23%) IBM
6 11 (25.58%) HP
7 10 (23.26%) 3PAR
8 7 (16.28%) Brocade
9 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.98%) Symantec
10 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.65%) Dell
10 2 (4.65%) Altiris
10 2 (4.65%) Isilon
10 2 (4.65%) Infoblox
11 1 (2.33%) AppSense
11 1 (2.33%) Oracle
11 1 (2.33%) Sun
11 1 (2.33%) Veritas
11 1 (2.33%) CommVault