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 4 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.

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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 113 106 90
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing Symantec 14 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.38% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.03% 0.75% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate
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£235 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £260 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £260 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 £16.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.20% +52.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.34 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.71% -
Symantec
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
1360 1193 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.63% 50.77% 49.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 574 370
Average daily rate £368 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 79 103
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Symantec across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Symantec Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 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
Coventry - 3 £275 -
Birmingham -6 2 - - 4
Staffordshire -12 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £130 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Wolverhampton +6 1 £150 -42.30%
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
Symantec
England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 13 (44.83%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (27.59%) vSphere
5 8 (27.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (24.14%) SAN
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
6 7 (24.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
7 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
7 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
8 5 (17.24%) Cisco
8 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
8 5 (17.24%) Citrix
8 5 (17.24%) Linux
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (13.79%) Firewall
9 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
9 4 (13.79%) MS Office
9 4 (13.79%) ITIL
9 4 (13.79%) Adobe
9 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.79%) Veeam
10 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (10.34%) HP

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) SAN
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) Wireless
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.45%) FCoE
4 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless Security
4 1 (3.45%) IPv6
4 1 (3.45%) LDAP
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) WLAN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) HTTP
4 1 (3.45%) OSPF
4 1 (3.45%) BGP
4 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Help Desk Support
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Backup Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Backup Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Backup Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Server Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) UNIX
6 2 (6.90%) Solaris
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
3 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.45%) Analytics
4 1 (3.45%) High Availability
4 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
1 2 (6.90%) VBScript
1 2 (6.90%) VB
1 2 (6.90%) VBA
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.34%) CCNP
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.45%) HP ASE
5 1 (3.45%) HP MASE
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.45%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) CCSE
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (27.59%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.45%) XenApp
5 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (24.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
3 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.90%) SCCM
4 2 (6.90%) WSUS
5 1 (3.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 5 (17.24%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Adobe
4 4 (13.79%) Veeam
5 3 (10.34%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) NetApp
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.90%) Websense
6 2 (6.90%) Dell
6 2 (6.90%) IBM
6 2 (6.90%) Brocade
7 1 (3.45%) Meraki
7 1 (3.45%) AirMagnet
7 1 (3.45%) Aruba
7 1 (3.45%) F5
7 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.45%) EMC