The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Symantec products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symantec over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 111 106 94
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Symantec 6 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.43% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.87% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Average daily rate
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£369 £275 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.18% -7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £188 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £320 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -17.94%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1058 1265 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 42.54% 49.96% 44.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 612 455
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 100 57
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £28.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Symantec
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Symantec across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Symantec Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Symantec
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Symantec across the West Midlands region.

Symantec Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Symantec
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Symantec across the West Midlands region.

Symantec Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Symantec
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symantec within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Birmingham +2 3 £369 +24.03% 3
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
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England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) VMware
3 10 (58.82%) Backup Exec
4 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
5 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco
6 7 (41.18%) Firewall
7 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (35.29%) SAN
7 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
8 5 (29.41%) Citrix
8 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (29.41%) NetBackup
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (23.53%) Linux
10 3 (17.65%) LAN
10 3 (17.65%) VPN
10 3 (17.65%) DNS
10 3 (17.65%) DHCP
10 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
10 3 (17.65%) NetApp
10 3 (17.65%) Information Security
10 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (11.76%) vSphere

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (35.29%) SAN
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) Wireless
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless Security
5 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.88%) FCoE
5 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (5.88%) WLAN
5 1 (5.88%) IPv6
5 1 (5.88%) OSPF
5 1 (5.88%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Server Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) Solaris
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) VB
1 2 (11.76%) VBA
1 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
3 1 (5.88%) HP MASE
3 1 (5.88%) CCSE
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Backup Exec
2 5 (29.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.88%) WSUS
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) VMware
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
5 3 (17.65%) NetApp
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.76%) Brocade
6 2 (11.76%) Dell
6 2 (11.76%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) EMC
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) Motorola
7 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.88%) AirMagnet
7 1 (5.88%) Aruba
7 1 (5.88%) F5
7 1 (5.88%) Meraki
7 1 (5.88%) Sophos