Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 325 392
Rank change year-on-year -152 +67 +21
Contract jobs citing Symantec 185 356 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.33% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 1.53% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 203 180
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.79% -2.14%
10th Percentile £225 £224 £205
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -6.98% +49.88%
10th Percentile £12.81 £13.81 £12.50
90th Percentile £79.13 £43.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% -11.11% +32.35%

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 24,416 23,267 26,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.56% 43.39% 46.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,344 13,791 15,323
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,285 1,098 1,367
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.90 £45.00 £44.20
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -68 45 £406 +1.56% 17
Scotland -36 36 £525 +7.69% 1
North of England -62 35 £423 +27.07% 10
Midlands -9 28 £350 +7.69% 15
East of England -12 25 £200 -55.56% 7
Yorkshire -25 20 £423 -15.50% 6
East Midlands +18 15 £338 -6.90% 8
North West -25 14 £413 +37.50% 3
West Midlands -32 13 £350 +9.38% 7
South West -51 13 £325 -23.53% 5
Wales -27 4 £450 +24.14% 2
North East -33 1 - - 1
Symantec
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 116 (62.70%) Windows
2 86 (46.49%) Microsoft
3 73 (39.46%) Active Directory
4 52 (28.11%) McAfee
5 50 (27.03%) VMware
6 46 (24.86%) Windows Server
7 43 (23.24%) Linux
8 41 (22.16%) Cisco
9 39 (21.08%) Office 365
10 38 (20.54%) Norton AntiVirus
11 33 (17.84%) SQL Server
11 33 (17.84%) Finance
12 32 (17.30%) ITIL
13 31 (16.76%) CISSP
13 31 (16.76%) SCCM
13 31 (16.76%) Security Cleared
13 31 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (16.22%) Data Loss Prevention
15 29 (15.68%) SQL
16 28 (15.14%) Firewall
16 28 (15.14%) Windows 7
16 28 (15.14%) Cybersecurity
16 28 (15.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 27 (14.59%) PowerShell
17 27 (14.59%) MS Exchange
17 27 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 26 (14.05%) NetBackup
18 26 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (14.05%) SC Cleared
19 25 (13.51%) Data Protection

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 (14.59%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2013
2 18 (9.73%) Skype for Business
3 17 (9.19%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.24%) IIS
5 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.08%) Apache
6 2 (1.08%) CMS
7 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.54%) JBoss
7 1 (0.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (7.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (21.08%) Office 365
2 24 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (10.27%) GitHub
4 13 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.16%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.08%) IaaS
7 2 (1.08%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.08%) SaaS
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.54%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.14%) Firewall
2 22 (11.89%) DNS
3 18 (9.73%) Internet
4 17 (9.19%) DHCP
5 15 (8.11%) TCP/IP
6 14 (7.57%) Skype
7 13 (7.03%) SAN
8 10 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (4.86%) LAN
10 8 (4.32%) VLAN
10 8 (4.32%) VPN
10 8 (4.32%) WAN
11 7 (3.78%) SMTP
12 6 (3.24%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (2.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (2.16%) Network Security
14 4 (2.16%) SSL
14 4 (2.16%) VSAN
15 3 (1.62%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.84%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.27%) ArangoDB
2 19 (10.27%) Hadoop
2 19 (10.27%) Neo4j
2 19 (10.27%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.08%) Big Data
6 1 (0.54%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (10.27%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.24%) JIRA
2 6 (3.24%) MSI
3 3 (1.62%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.62%) WinDbg
4 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.54%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 33 (17.84%) Finance
2 14 (7.57%) Banking
3 8 (4.32%) Law
4 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 35 (18.92%) Analyst
2 22 (11.89%) Consultant
3 15 (8.11%) Architect
4 14 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (5.41%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.86%) Administrator
8 9 (4.86%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.86%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.32%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.32%) IT Support
9 8 (4.32%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.32%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.78%) Applications Packager
10 7 (3.78%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.78%) Security Consultant
11 6 (3.24%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.24%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.16%) Apache Axis
2 2 (1.08%) LDAP
2 2 (1.08%) Middleware
3 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.57%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (6.49%) PKI
3 9 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.86%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.78%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.78%) iPhone
4 7 (3.78%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.24%) iPad
5 6 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.16%) CESG
7 3 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.08%) CMDB
8 2 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.08%) Shadow IT
8 2 (1.08%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.54%) CCTV
9 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.54%) NHS
9 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 116 (62.70%) Windows
2 46 (24.86%) Windows Server
3 43 (23.24%) Linux
4 28 (15.14%) Windows 7
5 22 (11.89%) Windows 10
6 12 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.78%) Windows Phone
8 6 (3.24%) Unix
9 5 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.70%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.16%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.08%) Solaris
11 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.54%) AIX
12 1 (0.54%) Android
12 1 (0.54%) Debian
12 1 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.30%) ITIL
2 30 (16.22%) Data Loss Prevention
3 28 (15.14%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (13.51%) Data Protection
7 21 (11.35%) Security Operations
8 20 (10.81%) Cryptography
9 19 (10.27%) Data Encryption
9 19 (10.27%) DRM
9 19 (10.27%) IT Strategy
9 19 (10.27%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 19 (10.27%) Software Engineering
10 18 (9.73%) Migration
10 18 (9.73%) SIEM
11 15 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (6.49%) DevOps
13 11 (5.95%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (4.86%) Application Packaging
14 9 (4.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.68%) SQL
2 27 (14.59%) PowerShell
3 22 (11.89%) Bash Shell
4 21 (11.35%) Python
5 20 (10.81%) Perl
6 19 (10.27%) Go
6 19 (10.27%) Ruby
7 5 (2.70%) VB
8 4 (2.16%) VBScript
9 2 (1.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (16.76%) CISSP
1 31 (16.76%) Security Cleared
2 26 (14.05%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.81%) CISM
4 15 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.41%) MCSE
6 9 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (2.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (2.16%) Degree
8 4 (2.16%) GSEC
8 4 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.62%) CCNA
9 3 (1.62%) CCNP
9 3 (1.62%) HNC
9 3 (1.62%) MCP
10 2 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.08%) CNE
10 2 (1.08%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.51%) GDPR
2 19 (10.27%) FINRA
3 8 (4.32%) SLA
4 6 (3.24%) QA
5 3 (1.62%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.54%) COBIT
7 1 (0.54%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (39.46%) Active Directory
2 31 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (4.86%) vSphere
6 6 (3.24%) ProxySG
6 6 (3.24%) Terminal Server
6 6 (3.24%) XenApp
7 5 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.08%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.54%) Firmware
10 1 (0.54%) NFS
10 1 (0.54%) Postfix
10 1 (0.54%) Squid
10 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 38 (20.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 31 (16.76%) SCCM
3 28 (15.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 26 (14.05%) NetBackup
5 20 (10.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 19 (10.27%) Terraform
7 15 (8.11%) Backup Exec
8 14 (7.57%) WSUS
9 13 (7.03%) SCOM
10 8 (4.32%) AirWatch
11 7 (3.78%) CASB
12 4 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (2.16%) vCenter Server
13 3 (1.62%) Perfmon
13 3 (1.62%) QRadar
14 2 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 2 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
14 2 (1.08%) Nexpose
14 2 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 86 (46.49%) Microsoft
2 52 (28.11%) McAfee
3 50 (27.03%) VMware
4 41 (22.16%) Cisco
5 23 (12.43%) Oracle
6 22 (11.89%) Varonis
7 19 (10.27%) Cloudera
7 19 (10.27%) Hortonworks
7 19 (10.27%) Sybase
8 13 (7.03%) Citrix
9 12 (6.49%) CheckPoint
9 12 (6.49%) HP
9 12 (6.49%) Veritas
10 11 (5.95%) Altiris
10 11 (5.95%) Palo Alto
11 9 (4.86%) Blue Coat
12 8 (4.32%) IronPort
13 7 (3.78%) Dell
13 7 (3.78%) FireEye
13 7 (3.78%) Splunk