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 16 September 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EMC Symmetrix
Rank 593 586 557
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -29
Contract jobs citing Symmetrix 13 6 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.011% 0.088%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.037% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 21
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£600 £385 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.84% -7.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

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
17563 16365 17616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.55% 30.98% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10675 10082 10211
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 735 654 892
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -30.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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
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 15 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 16 September 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
London +28 13 £600 +59.46%
England +6 13 £600 +55.84%
City of London +24 3 £500 +36.05%
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Symmetrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) EMC
2 15 (83.33%) CLARiiON
2 15 (83.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 14 (77.78%) Linux
4 13 (72.22%) IBM
5 12 (66.67%) Sun
5 12 (66.67%) Sybase
5 12 (66.67%) DB2
5 12 (66.67%) Solaris
5 12 (66.67%) Red Hat
5 12 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (66.67%) Sybase ASE
5 12 (66.67%) Banking
6 11 (61.11%) Replication
6 11 (61.11%) Perl
7 10 (55.56%) Investment Banking
8 8 (44.44%) SQL
9 5 (27.78%) SAN
9 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (22.22%) Finance
11 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
11 3 (16.67%) Big Data
11 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 3 (16.67%) NetApp
11 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (16.67%) Windows
12 2 (11.11%) Oracle
12 2 (11.11%) ITIL
12 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
12 2 (11.11%) UNIX

Symmetrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) DB2
1 12 (66.67%) Sybase ASE
2 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 12 (66.67%) Banking
2 10 (55.56%) Investment Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Sybase DBA
1 7 (38.89%) DBA
2 6 (33.33%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Database Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Database Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Sybase Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior DBA
4 2 (11.11%) EMC Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) SAN Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Sybase DBA
4 2 (11.11%) DB2 Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Backup Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) EMC Storage Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 15 (83.33%) CLARiiON
1 15 (83.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 11 (61.11%) Replication
3 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.11%) Celerra
5 1 (5.56%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (5.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Linux
2 12 (66.67%) Solaris
2 12 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Perl
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) NCDA
2 1 (5.56%) NCIE
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (5.56%) SRDF
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 2 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (11.11%) Legato
1 2 (11.11%) Ionix
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) EMC
2 13 (72.22%) IBM
3 12 (66.67%) Sybase
3 12 (66.67%) Sun
3 12 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (11.11%) Veritas
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) CommVault
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) Lotus