Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 6 months to 19 October 2018 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 485 323 398
Rank change year-on-year -162 +75 -44
Contract jobs citing Symantec 177 369 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.32% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 1.60% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 204 195
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +23.08% +1.56%
10th Percentile £304 £287 £199
90th Percentile £538 £550 £510
UK median daily rate £439 £425 £378
% change year-on-year +3.24% +12.58% +2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.06 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -4.48% +22.31%
10th Percentile £12.35 £13.51 £12.50
90th Percentile £67.75 £38.45 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% +7.43% +21.04%

Symantec is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 23,808 23,004 27,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.39% 44.05% 46.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,915 13,428 16,139
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £224
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,306 1,111 1,399
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year -0.47% +2.28% -2.23%

Symantec
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Symantec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Symantec in the UK excluding London

Symantec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Symantec in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Symantec in the UK excluding London

Symantec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Symantec in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Symantec in the UK excluding London

Symantec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Symantec in the UK excluding London

Symantec
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Symantec in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Symantec in the UK excluding London

Symantec
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symantec within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -64 56 £414 +14.93% 21
Scotland -45 33 £525 +10.53% 1
North of England -93 27 £423 +24.26% 9
Midlands -10 26 £330 -4.35% 12
East of England -22 22 £335 -25.56% 7
North West -32 17 £425 +41.67% 5
East Midlands +17 14 £338 -6.90% 6
West Midlands -36 12 £330 -4.35% 6
South West -31 10 £325 -23.53% 5
Yorkshire -41 9 £423 -13.33% 4
Wales -18 4 £413 -5.71%
North East -26 1 - -
Symantec
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Symantec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Symantec.

1 102 (57.63%) Windows
2 81 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 69 (38.98%) Active Directory
4 53 (29.94%) VMware
5 51 (28.81%) Linux
6 47 (26.55%) McAfee
7 41 (23.16%) SQL
7 41 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (22.60%) ITIL
9 39 (22.03%) SQL Server
10 37 (20.90%) Firewall
11 34 (19.21%) Norton AntiVirus
12 33 (18.64%) Finance
12 33 (18.64%) Windows Server
13 32 (18.08%) Cisco
14 31 (17.51%) MS Exchange
14 31 (17.51%) Windows 7
15 30 (16.95%) CISSP
16 29 (16.38%) Data Loss Prevention
17 27 (15.25%) Office 365
17 27 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
18 26 (14.69%) PowerShell
18 26 (14.69%) Oracle
19 25 (14.12%) SCCM
20 24 (13.56%) DNS
20 24 (13.56%) Citrix
21 23 (12.99%) NetBackup
22 22 (12.43%) Backup Exec
22 22 (12.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
22 22 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineering

Symantec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 31 (17.51%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.47%) Skype for Business
4 14 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (6.78%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.65%) IIS
7 6 (3.39%) JBoss
7 6 (3.39%) WildFly
8 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.13%) Apache
9 2 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.13%) CMS
10 1 (0.56%) Confluence
10 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.25%) Office 365
2 21 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (9.04%) GitHub
4 7 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.13%) IaaS
7 2 (1.13%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.13%) SaaS
8 1 (0.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.90%) Firewall
2 24 (13.56%) DNS
3 18 (10.17%) DHCP
4 14 (7.91%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.65%) Internet
5 10 (5.65%) Skype
5 10 (5.65%) VLAN
6 9 (5.08%) LAN
6 9 (5.08%) VPN
7 8 (4.52%) SAN
8 7 (3.95%) Network Security
8 7 (3.95%) SMTP
8 7 (3.95%) WAN
9 6 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (3.39%) SSH
10 5 (2.82%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.26%) SSL
11 4 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.04%) ArangoDB
2 16 (9.04%) Hadoop
2 16 (9.04%) Neo4j
2 16 (9.04%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.13%) Big Data
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) MySQL
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (9.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.69%) JIRA
2 3 (1.69%) MSI
3 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 33 (18.64%) Finance
2 21 (11.86%) Banking
3 4 (2.26%) Law
4 3 (1.69%) Legal
5 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (22.03%) Analyst
2 22 (12.43%) Consultant
3 14 (7.91%) Architect
3 14 (7.91%) Desktop Support
4 13 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.78%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (6.21%) Security Architect
7 10 (5.65%) Security Consultant
7 10 (5.65%) Security Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 8 (4.52%) IT Support
9 8 (4.52%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Information Manager
10 7 (3.95%) Information Security Manager
10 7 (3.95%) Security Manager
11 6 (3.39%) IT Analyst
12 5 (2.82%) Administrator
12 5 (2.82%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.95%) LDAP
2 6 (3.39%) Middleware
2 6 (3.39%) Web Services
3 2 (1.13%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.13%) Apache Axis
4 1 (0.56%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.78%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.08%) PKI
3 6 (3.39%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.82%) iPhone
4 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.26%) Clustering
5 4 (2.26%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.26%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.69%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.69%) Replication
7 2 (1.13%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.13%) CESG
7 2 (1.13%) CMDB
7 2 (1.13%) iPad
7 2 (1.13%) Shadow IT
8 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 102 (57.63%) Windows
2 51 (28.81%) Linux
3 33 (18.64%) Windows Server
4 31 (17.51%) Windows 7
5 21 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (10.17%) Unix
6 18 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (9.60%) Windows 10
8 10 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.52%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.82%) Windows Phone
12 4 (2.26%) Solaris
13 3 (1.69%) AIX
13 3 (1.69%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.13%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.13%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.13%) VMS
15 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.60%) ITIL
2 29 (16.38%) Data Loss Prevention
3 27 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 21 (11.86%) Data Protection
5 21 (11.86%) SIEM
6 19 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (10.17%) Security Operations
8 16 (9.04%) Cryptography
8 16 (9.04%) Data Encryption
8 16 (9.04%) DRM
8 16 (9.04%) IT Strategy
8 16 (9.04%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 16 (9.04%) Software Engineering
9 15 (8.47%) Information Security
10 12 (6.78%) Incident Management
11 10 (5.65%) Application Packaging
11 10 (5.65%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (5.08%) Capacity Management
12 9 (5.08%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.16%) SQL
2 26 (14.69%) PowerShell
3 18 (10.17%) Bash Shell
4 17 (9.60%) Perl
4 17 (9.60%) Python
5 16 (9.04%) Go
5 16 (9.04%) Ruby
6 7 (3.95%) Java
7 3 (1.69%) VBScript
8 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (16.95%) CISSP
2 20 (11.30%) CISM
3 16 (9.04%) Security Cleared
4 13 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.78%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.52%) MCSE
7 6 (3.39%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (2.82%) CCNA
9 4 (2.26%) GSEC
9 4 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.69%) CISMP
10 3 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.69%) Degree
10 3 (1.69%) MCITP
10 3 (1.69%) SANS
11 2 (1.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (1.13%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.86%) GDPR
2 16 (9.04%) FINRA
3 6 (3.39%) QA
3 6 (3.39%) SLA
4 3 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.56%) COBIT
6 1 (0.56%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (38.98%) Active Directory
2 41 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (11.30%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (9.60%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.08%) XenApp
6 8 (4.52%) vSphere
7 7 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (3.95%) ProxySG
8 5 (2.82%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.26%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.69%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.69%) NFS
10 3 (1.69%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.69%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.56%) Squid
12 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (19.21%) Norton AntiVirus
2 25 (14.12%) SCCM
3 23 (12.99%) NetBackup
4 22 (12.43%) Backup Exec
4 22 (12.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 16 (9.04%) Terraform
6 15 (8.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (4.52%) SCOM
7 8 (4.52%) WSUS
8 7 (3.95%) CASB
9 4 (2.26%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.26%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (1.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.69%) Malwarebytes
10 3 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 81 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 53 (29.94%) VMware
3 47 (26.55%) McAfee
4 32 (18.08%) Cisco
5 26 (14.69%) Oracle
6 24 (13.56%) Citrix
7 18 (10.17%) HP
8 17 (9.60%) Varonis
9 16 (9.04%) Cloudera
9 16 (9.04%) Hortonworks
9 16 (9.04%) Sybase
10 14 (7.91%) CheckPoint
10 14 (7.91%) Veritas
11 13 (7.34%) LogRhythm
12 11 (6.21%) Blue Coat
13 10 (5.65%) Altiris
13 10 (5.65%) Becrypt
13 10 (5.65%) Dell
13 10 (5.65%) IBM
13 10 (5.65%) NetApp