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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symantec
Rank 111 113 90
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing Symantec 9 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.67% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate
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£255 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £320 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £14.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+40.71% -26.43%
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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
1101 1200 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.36% 50.53% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 552 364
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 95 78
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.60 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 30 June 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 - 4 £275 -
Birmingham -9 2 - - 2
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £150 -
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England

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) VMware
3 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (34.62%) Backup Exec
6 8 (30.77%) vSphere
6 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 8 (30.77%) SAN
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) NetBackup
8 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) Firewall
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (19.23%) Citrix
9 5 (19.23%) Linux
9 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco
9 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
10 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 4 (15.38%) Veeam
10 4 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (15.38%) Adobe
10 4 (15.38%) MS Office
10 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
10 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
11 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
11 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus

Symantec
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.54%) VPN
4 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 3 (11.54%) DHCP
5 2 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 2 (7.69%) Wireless
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
6 1 (3.85%) FCoE
6 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.85%) OSPF
6 1 (3.85%) BGP
6 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.85%) HTTP
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) WLAN
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Automotive
2 2 (7.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) Help Desk Support
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Server Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Server Support
6 1 (3.85%) Backup Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (19.23%) Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Solaris
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Information Security
3 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) VBScript
1 2 (7.69%) VB
1 2 (7.69%) VBA
1 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) CCNP
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) MCITP
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) CCSE
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) HP ASE
4 1 (3.85%) HP MASE
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (30.77%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Backup Exec
2 7 (26.92%) NetBackup
3 4 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (7.69%) WSUS
5 2 (7.69%) SCCM
6 1 (3.85%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) Adobe
4 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 4 (15.38%) Veeam
5 3 (11.54%) NetApp
5 3 (11.54%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) Dell
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.69%) Brocade
7 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.85%) AirMagnet
7 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.85%) Sophos
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) Motorola
7 1 (3.85%) EMC