Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 454 419 405
Rank change year-on-year -35 -14 -23
Contract jobs citing Symantec 165 239 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.34% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 1.05% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 110 121
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £185 £197 £220
90th Percentile £554 £509 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 8
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +13.03% +4.09%
10th Percentile £15.37 £14.50 £13.51
90th Percentile £27.00 £25.01 £25.78
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.39% +11.56%

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 20,989 22,705 22,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.16% 42.77% 44.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,574 13,341 12,882
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,019 1,149 1,163
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% -8.33%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.69 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year +8.74% +0.63% -6.00%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -14 38 £413 +3.13% 3
North of England +6 33 £425 +14.86% 3
Midlands +26 27 £365 +10.61% 4
East of England -6 25 £400 +25.98% 2
East Midlands +35 24 £365 +204.17% 1
Yorkshire +28 20 £450 +5.88% 1
Wales +15 17 £545 +67.69%
South West -18 16 £350 +7.69% 1
North West -2 13 £300 -20.00% 2
Scotland +7 10 £375 +29.31%
West Midlands -3 3 £433 +31.06% 3
Symantec
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 80 (48.48%) Windows
1 80 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 60 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 58 (35.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 56 (33.94%) Office 365
5 46 (27.88%) VMware
6 43 (26.06%) Windows Server
7 36 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (21.21%) Firewall
9 30 (18.18%) DNS
9 30 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 29 (17.58%) PowerShell
11 28 (16.97%) Windows 10
11 28 (16.97%) ITIL
12 27 (16.36%) Windows 7
12 27 (16.36%) Skype for Business
13 26 (15.76%) McAfee
14 24 (14.55%) DHCP
14 24 (14.55%) Cisco
14 24 (14.55%) Finance
14 24 (14.55%) SC Cleared
15 23 (13.94%) CISSP
15 23 (13.94%) SAN
16 22 (13.33%) Skype
17 21 (12.73%) SIEM
18 20 (12.12%) Kalman Filter
18 20 (12.12%) Hyper-V
18 20 (12.12%) TCP/IP
18 20 (12.12%) SCCM
19 19 (11.52%) MS Exchange

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 27 (16.36%) Skype for Business
2 19 (11.52%) MS Exchange
3 14 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (7.88%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.03%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.82%) GroupWise
6 3 (1.82%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.82%) IIS
7 2 (1.21%) Apache
7 2 (1.21%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.21%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (8.48%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (5.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.21%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 56 (33.94%) Office 365
2 18 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.06%) IaaS
5 8 (4.85%) PaaS
6 6 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (3.64%) Mimecast
7 4 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.42%) OneDrive
7 4 (2.42%) SaaS
8 3 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.21%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.61%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.21%) Firewall
2 30 (18.18%) DNS
3 24 (14.55%) DHCP
4 23 (13.94%) SAN
5 22 (13.33%) Skype
6 20 (12.12%) TCP/IP
7 13 (7.88%) Cisco IOS
7 13 (7.88%) Internet
8 12 (7.27%) LAN
9 11 (6.67%) WAN
10 10 (6.06%) VPN
11 8 (4.85%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (4.24%) DMARC
13 6 (3.64%) VSAN
13 6 (3.64%) Wireless
14 5 (3.03%) HTTP
14 5 (3.03%) VLAN
15 4 (2.42%) HTTPS
16 3 (1.82%) Network Security
17 2 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.61%) MySQL
3 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.03%) InstallShield
2 4 (2.42%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.21%) Hudson
4 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) MSI
4 1 (0.61%) WinDbg
General
1 24 (14.55%) Finance
2 13 (7.88%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.06%) Banking
4 9 (5.45%) Back Office
5 6 (3.64%) Law
6 4 (2.42%) Retail
7 2 (1.21%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.21%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (21.21%) Analyst
2 19 (11.52%) Consultant
3 15 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 13 (7.88%) Security Analyst
5 11 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 11 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.06%) Architect
7 8 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.85%) Operational Security Analyst
7 8 (4.85%) Operations Analyst
7 8 (4.85%) Security Operations Analyst
7 8 (4.85%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Administrator
9 6 (3.64%) Audio Visual Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) IT Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.82%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.21%) .NET
2 2 (1.21%) LDAP
2 2 (1.21%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.61%) COM
3 1 (0.61%) Middleware
3 1 (0.61%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.61%) WAP
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.88%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.67%) PKI
4 10 (6.06%) Clustering
5 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.64%) Replication
7 5 (3.03%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.03%) EMC VNX
7 5 (3.03%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.42%) iPhone
8 4 (2.42%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.21%) AS400
10 2 (1.21%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.21%) iPad
10 2 (1.21%) iSeries
10 2 (1.21%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.61%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 80 (48.48%) Windows
2 43 (26.06%) Windows Server
3 28 (16.97%) Windows 10
4 27 (16.36%) Windows 7
5 18 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (8.48%) Linux
8 11 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (6.67%) Solaris
9 10 (6.06%) Unix
10 9 (5.45%) Ubuntu
11 7 (4.24%) CentOS
12 6 (3.64%) Android
13 5 (3.03%) Windows 8
13 5 (3.03%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (1.21%) Debian
15 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
15 2 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (1.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.97%) ITIL
2 21 (12.73%) SIEM
3 20 (12.12%) Kalman Filter
4 18 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (9.09%) Information Security
5 15 (9.09%) Migration
5 15 (9.09%) Threat Management
6 14 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.48%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (8.48%) Service Management
7 13 (7.88%) Antivirus Management
7 13 (7.88%) Email Filtering
8 11 (6.67%) Business Transformation
9 10 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (6.06%) Data Loss Prevention
9 10 (6.06%) Incident Management
9 10 (6.06%) Problem Management
9 10 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.45%) Server Management
11 8 (4.85%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.58%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.45%) Python
3 7 (4.24%) SQL
4 4 (2.42%) Java
4 4 (2.42%) VB
5 3 (1.82%) VBScript
6 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.55%) SC Cleared
3 23 (13.94%) CISSP
4 13 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (7.27%) CEH
5 12 (7.27%) Degree
6 9 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (5.45%) MCSE
7 8 (4.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.03%) MCP
9 3 (1.82%) MCSA
10 2 (1.21%) CISM
10 2 (1.21%) CNE
10 2 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.21%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.61%) CRISC
11 1 (0.61%) RHCE
11 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) GDPR
2 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.21%) PMO
2 2 (1.21%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.61%) NIST
System Software
1 80 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 36 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 19 (11.52%) vSphere
5 13 (7.88%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (4.85%) ProxySG
7 7 (4.24%) BitLocker
8 5 (3.03%) ISA Server
8 5 (3.03%) vCloud
8 5 (3.03%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.82%) XenApp
9 3 (1.82%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.21%) KVM
10 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.61%) Docker
11 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 58 (35.15%) Norton AntiVirus
2 20 (12.12%) SCCM
3 18 (10.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 16 (9.70%) vCenter Server
5 15 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 13 (7.88%) NetBackup
7 12 (7.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (4.24%) CASB
8 7 (4.24%) WSUS
9 6 (3.64%) Backup Exec
9 6 (3.64%) Terraform
10 5 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (3.03%) vRealize
11 4 (2.42%) SCOM
11 4 (2.42%) ThinApp
12 2 (1.21%) MaaS360
12 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (1.21%) Nessus
12 2 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 60 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 46 (27.88%) VMware
3 26 (15.76%) McAfee
4 24 (14.55%) Cisco
5 15 (9.09%) Citrix
5 15 (9.09%) HP
6 12 (7.27%) Veritas
7 11 (6.67%) IBM
8 10 (6.06%) FireEye
8 10 (6.06%) IronPort
8 10 (6.06%) Oracle
9 9 (5.45%) Blue Coat
9 9 (5.45%) CyberArk
9 9 (5.45%) Fortinet
9 9 (5.45%) Splunk
10 8 (4.85%) CheckPoint
10 8 (4.85%) NetApp
10 8 (4.85%) Qualys
10 8 (4.85%) Sophos
10 8 (4.85%) Tripwire