The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Symantec products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Symantec over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Symantec
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 215 234
Rank change year-on-year +3 +19  
Contract jobs citing Symantec 36 52 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.55% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 1.13% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 21
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £308
% change year-on-year +3.57% +13.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.34
% change year-on-year +5.88% -12.11%  

Symantec is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3857 4586 4503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.69% 48.77% 45.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2120 2748 2368
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 203 239
Median hourly rate £15.60 £25.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.60% +35.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.55 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Symantec
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Symantec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Symantec in the South East

Symantec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Symantec in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Symantec in the South East

Symantec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Symantec in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Symantec in the South East

Symantec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symantec in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Symantec in the South East

Symantec
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symantec within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +12 17 £438 -12.50% 2
Berkshire +21 12 £331 -24.34%
Hampshire +6 3 £336 -14.39%
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £450 +33.33% 2
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Symantec
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Symantec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Symantec.

1 41 (45.05%) Windows
2 40 (43.96%) Active Directory
3 35 (38.46%) Linux
3 35 (38.46%) NetBackup
4 34 (37.36%) VMware
5 31 (34.07%) Microsoft
6 29 (31.87%) Unix
7 28 (30.77%) Red Hat
7 28 (30.77%) Finance
8 24 (26.37%) Oracle
9 23 (25.27%) Solaris
9 23 (25.27%) SAN
9 23 (25.27%) Veritas
9 23 (25.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (24.18%) NAS
10 22 (24.18%) Veritas File System
10 22 (24.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 22 (24.18%) Enterprise Storage
10 22 (24.18%) High Availability
10 22 (24.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 22 (24.18%) Sun
11 21 (23.08%) Problem Management
12 20 (21.98%) Windows Server
13 18 (19.78%) Service Delivery
13 18 (19.78%) Change Management
13 18 (19.78%) HP
13 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (18.68%) Change Control
14 17 (18.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (18.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Symantec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (12.09%) Skype for Business
2 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (10.99%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.69%) Drupal
3 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.30%) Apache
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MS Office
2 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) IaaS
2 2 (2.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.27%) SAN
2 22 (24.18%) NAS
3 15 (16.48%) DNS
4 13 (14.29%) LAN
5 12 (13.19%) Firewall
6 11 (12.09%) TCP/IP
7 9 (9.89%) DHCP
8 7 (7.69%) WAN
9 6 (6.59%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (6.59%) Skype
9 6 (6.59%) SMTP
9 6 (6.59%) VPN
10 5 (5.49%) FTP
10 5 (5.49%) iSCSI
10 5 (5.49%) SSH
11 4 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (4.40%) Wireless
12 3 (3.30%) Internet
12 3 (3.30%) SSL
13 1 (1.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.40%) InterSystems Cache
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 17 (18.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (30.77%) Finance
2 17 (18.68%) Legal
3 4 (4.40%) Back Office
4 1 (1.10%) Electronics
4 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Administrator
2 22 (24.18%) Storage Administrator
2 22 (24.18%) Systems Administrator
2 22 (24.18%) Unix Administrator
3 20 (21.98%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 20 (21.98%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Solaris Administrator
6 7 (7.69%) Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.59%) Active Directory Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Architect
8 5 (5.49%) Consultant
8 5 (5.49%) Security Architect
8 5 (5.49%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) SailPoint
2 7 (7.69%) SAML
3 4 (4.40%) .NET
3 4 (4.40%) 802.1X
4 3 (3.30%) ADO
5 2 (2.20%) Memcached
5 2 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.18%) Enterprise Storage
2 12 (13.19%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.69%) CMDB
4 4 (4.40%) EMC VNX
4 4 (4.40%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.40%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) PKI
6 2 (2.20%) Clustering
6 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.20%) Replication
6 2 (2.20%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.10%) iPad
7 1 (1.10%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 41 (45.05%) Windows
2 35 (38.46%) Linux
3 29 (31.87%) Unix
4 23 (25.27%) Solaris
5 20 (21.98%) Windows Server
6 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (18.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (7.69%) Windows 10
10 7 (7.69%) Windows 7
11 6 (6.59%) Android
12 2 (2.20%) AIX
13 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.10%) HPUX
13 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.18%) High Availability
2 21 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 18 (19.78%) Change Management
3 18 (19.78%) Service Delivery
4 17 (18.68%) Change Control
4 17 (18.68%) ITIL
5 11 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.89%) Service Management
7 7 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 7 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (7.69%) Scrum
7 7 (7.69%) Security Hardening
7 7 (7.69%) Security Management
7 7 (7.69%) SIEM
7 7 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 7 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (6.59%) Event Correlation
8 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 6 (6.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.69%) VB
3 4 (4.40%) Perl
4 2 (2.20%) Java
4 2 (2.20%) Python
4 2 (2.20%) SQL
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) MCSE
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.20%) RHCE
3 2 (2.20%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.10%) CCDE
4 1 (1.10%) CCIE
4 1 (1.10%) CEH
4 1 (1.10%) CISA
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.10%) CISM
4 1 (1.10%) CISSP
4 1 (1.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (43.96%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (24.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 22 (24.18%) Veritas File System
4 9 (9.89%) XenApp
5 8 (8.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (6.59%) BitLocker
7 5 (5.49%) NFS
7 5 (5.49%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (4.40%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.40%) vSphere
8 4 (4.40%) XenDesktop
9 3 (3.30%) Firmware
10 2 (2.20%) Corosync
10 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
11 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (38.46%) NetBackup
2 22 (24.18%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (9.89%) SCCM
4 8 (8.79%) WSUS
5 7 (7.69%) Backup Exec
6 6 (6.59%) AirWatch
6 6 (6.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (5.49%) EMC Navisphere
7 5 (5.49%) Nagios
7 5 (5.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (5.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (4.40%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (3.30%) Ansible
9 3 (3.30%) Nexpose
9 3 (3.30%) Puppet
9 3 (3.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (2.20%) EdgeSight
10 2 (2.20%) Pacemaker
10 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 34 (37.36%) VMware
2 31 (34.07%) Microsoft
3 28 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 24 (26.37%) Oracle
5 23 (25.27%) Veritas
6 22 (24.18%) Sun
7 18 (19.78%) HP
8 17 (18.68%) Cisco
9 13 (14.29%) Intel Security
10 11 (12.09%) CA
11 10 (10.99%) ArcSight
11 10 (10.99%) CheckPoint
12 9 (9.89%) Citrix
13 8 (8.79%) Splunk
14 7 (7.69%) BMC
14 7 (7.69%) SolarWinds
15 6 (6.59%) AppSense
15 6 (6.59%) MobileIron
15 6 (6.59%) NetApp
16 5 (5.49%) Brocade