Period
to 21 August 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 August 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
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 496 454 389
Rank change year-on-year -42 -65 -22
Contract jobs citing Symantec 382 535 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 1.10% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 327 382
UK median daily rate £384 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £268 £205 £155
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £316
% change year-on-year +10.77% +2.77% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 74
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -0.65% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.51 £12.90 £11.50
90th Percentile £27.35 £35.50 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year +11.43% -12.90% +19.96%

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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 41759 48738 50446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.59% 44.94% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25527 29904 29378
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1382 1641 2237
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.04% +2.21% +3.03%

Symantec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Symantec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Symantec in the UK

Symantec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Symantec in the UK

Symantec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Symantec over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Symantec in the UK

Symantec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Symantec in the UK

Symantec
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Symantec over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Symantec in the UK

Symantec
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 21 August 2017. 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
England -46 337 £375 - 35
UK excluding London +16 277 £360 +10.77% 22
London -59 98 £425 - 15
South East +20 96 £325 -14.47% 6
North of England +39 86 £363 +28.22% 3
Yorkshire +55 41 £475 +43.40% 1
Scotland +23 38 £500 +66.67% 1
East of England +1 30 £500 +42.86% 4
North East +19 23 £310 +31.91%
North West +12 22 £300 -5.51% 2
Midlands +27 16 £325 -2.26% 5
West Midlands +40 15 £320 -1.54% 5
South West -9 10 £425 +21.43% 2
Wales +6 2 £450 +20.00%
East Midlands -16 1 £325 -18.75%
Northern Ireland -56 1 £250 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 with a requirement for Symantec.

1 241 (63.09%) Windows
2 174 (45.55%) Microsoft
3 154 (40.31%) Active Directory
4 129 (33.77%) VMware
5 121 (31.68%) Finance
6 98 (25.65%) Linux
6 98 (25.65%) PowerShell
7 94 (24.61%) Cisco
7 94 (24.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 91 (23.82%) NetBackup
9 89 (23.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 87 (22.77%) MS Exchange
11 85 (22.25%) VMware Infrastructure
12 83 (21.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 79 (20.68%) HP
13 79 (20.68%) SAN
14 74 (19.37%) Windows Server
15 67 (17.54%) SCCM
16 65 (17.02%) Firewall
16 65 (17.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 62 (16.23%) Citrix
18 61 (15.97%) Unix
18 61 (15.97%) Windows 7
19 60 (15.71%) McAfee
20 57 (14.92%) Office 365
21 56 (14.66%) Skype for Business
21 56 (14.66%) Veritas
22 55 (14.40%) IBM
23 53 (13.87%) EMC
24 50 (13.09%) Banking

Symantec
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 87 (22.77%) MS Exchange
2 56 (14.66%) Skype for Business
3 49 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (6.81%) IIS
6 25 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (5.50%) SharePoint
8 19 (4.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (3.14%) JBoss
9 12 (3.14%) WildFly
10 9 (2.36%) SAS
11 4 (1.05%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.79%) Apache
12 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.52%) Site Server
14 1 (0.26%) CMS
14 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.92%) Office 365
2 28 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (3.14%) OneDrive
4 11 (2.88%) IaaS
5 7 (1.83%) SaaS
6 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.31%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.05%) PaaS
8 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 79 (20.68%) SAN
2 65 (17.02%) Firewall
3 45 (11.78%) Skype
4 38 (9.95%) DNS
5 37 (9.69%) Fibre Channel
6 34 (8.90%) TCP/IP
7 31 (8.12%) Internet
8 30 (7.85%) NAS
9 28 (7.33%) DHCP
10 27 (7.07%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (7.07%) VPN
11 26 (6.81%) LAN
12 19 (4.97%) LDAP
13 18 (4.71%) Wireless
14 16 (4.19%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (3.93%) WAN
16 14 (3.66%) SSH
16 14 (3.66%) SSL
17 11 (2.88%) Unified Communications
18 10 (2.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.52%) Big Data
6 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.26%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.26%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Metasploit
1 4 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (31.68%) Finance
2 50 (13.09%) Banking
3 29 (7.59%) Legal
4 18 (4.71%) Law
5 11 (2.88%) Publishing
6 6 (1.57%) Local Government
7 4 (1.05%) Retail
7 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.52%) Games
9 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) International Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (16.23%) Analyst
2 46 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (11.52%) Consultant
4 26 (6.81%) Technical Analyst
5 25 (6.54%) Administrator
5 25 (6.54%) Security Engineer
6 22 (5.76%) Backup Engineer
6 22 (5.76%) Windows Engineer
7 21 (5.50%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (5.24%) Architect
8 20 (5.24%) Security Specialist
9 19 (4.97%) Storage Engineer
9 19 (4.97%) Support Analyst
10 17 (4.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 15 (3.93%) Desktop Support
11 15 (3.93%) Security Consultant
12 13 (3.40%) NetApp Engineer
12 13 (3.40%) Storage and Backup Engineer
12 13 (3.40%) Technical Support
13 12 (3.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.71%) Web Services
2 12 (3.14%) Middleware
3 9 (2.36%) 802.1X
3 9 (2.36%) HTML
4 6 (1.57%) SailPoint
5 5 (1.31%) XML
6 4 (1.05%) Java EE
7 3 (0.79%) CSS
7 3 (0.79%) OAuth
7 3 (0.79%) OpenID
7 3 (0.79%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.79%) SAML
7 3 (0.79%) WAP
8 2 (0.52%) .NET
9 1 (0.26%) ADO
9 1 (0.26%) JSON
9 1 (0.26%) MDX
9 1 (0.26%) Memcached
9 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.26%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.85%) Blackberry
3 23 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.71%) Enterprise Storage
4 18 (4.71%) Replication
5 14 (3.66%) Client/Server
6 13 (3.40%) Clustering
7 11 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.88%) CESG
8 9 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.83%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.83%) HP Storage
9 7 (1.83%) Online Banking
9 7 (1.83%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.31%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.31%) User Experience
11 4 (1.05%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.79%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.79%) EPoS
12 3 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 241 (63.09%) Windows
2 98 (25.65%) Linux
3 89 (23.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 83 (21.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (19.37%) Windows Server
6 61 (15.97%) Unix
6 61 (15.97%) Windows 7
7 44 (11.52%) Solaris
8 42 (10.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (10.47%) Windows 10
10 24 (6.28%) AIX
11 22 (5.76%) Windows 8
12 18 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (3.93%) Android
14 12 (3.14%) CentOS
15 11 (2.88%) Windows XP
16 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.79%) HPUX
17 3 (0.79%) VMS
18 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (11.78%) ITIL
2 44 (11.52%) Migration
3 36 (9.42%) Information Security
4 24 (6.28%) Mobile Device Management
4 24 (6.28%) Service Delivery
4 24 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (5.50%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (5.50%) Data Protection
6 20 (5.24%) Configuration Management
6 20 (5.24%) Performance Monitoring
7 19 (4.97%) Asset Management
7 19 (4.97%) Data Loss Prevention
7 19 (4.97%) Incident Management
7 19 (4.97%) Problem Management
7 19 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (4.45%) Data Modelling
8 17 (4.45%) Investment Management
8 17 (4.45%) Presales
9 16 (4.19%) Customer Requirements
10 15 (3.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 98 (25.65%) PowerShell
2 42 (10.99%) SQL
3 27 (7.07%) Python
4 23 (6.02%) VBScript
5 19 (4.97%) Java
6 18 (4.71%) Perl
7 15 (3.93%) VB
8 10 (2.62%) C#
9 9 (2.36%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.31%) Ruby
11 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.05%) C++
12 4 (1.05%) PHP
13 1 (0.26%) C
13 1 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (5.24%) CISSP
5 13 (3.40%) MCSE
6 12 (3.14%) MCSA
7 11 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.62%) CCNA
8 10 (2.62%) CEH
8 10 (2.62%) CISM
9 9 (2.36%) MCP
10 8 (2.09%) Degree
11 7 (1.83%) CRISC
12 6 (1.57%) CCNP
12 6 (1.57%) SSCP
13 5 (1.31%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.05%) SANS
15 3 (0.79%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.14%) SLA
3 8 (2.09%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.31%) GPG13
4 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.52%) GDPR
7 2 (0.52%) QA
8 1 (0.26%) COBIT
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 154 (40.31%) Active Directory
2 85 (22.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (11.26%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (8.38%) Hyper-V
5 28 (7.33%) XenApp
6 19 (4.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (4.97%) Veritas File System
7 18 (4.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 18 (4.71%) XenDesktop
8 15 (3.93%) NFS
9 12 (3.14%) BitLocker
9 12 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (2.62%) Terminal Services
11 9 (2.36%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (1.31%) vSphere
14 3 (0.79%) Firmware
14 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 94 (24.61%) Norton AntiVirus
2 91 (23.82%) NetBackup
3 67 (17.54%) SCCM
4 65 (17.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 44 (11.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 37 (9.69%) Backup Exec
7 25 (6.54%) WSUS
8 24 (6.28%) EMC NetWorker
9 23 (6.02%) HP Data Protector
10 19 (4.97%) AirWatch
11 15 (3.93%) SCOM
12 14 (3.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 12 (3.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 12 (3.14%) Puppet
14 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
15 10 (2.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 9 (2.36%) Nexpose
17 7 (1.83%) SafeCom
18 6 (1.57%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 174 (45.55%) Microsoft
2 129 (33.77%) VMware
3 94 (24.61%) Cisco
4 79 (20.68%) HP
5 62 (16.23%) Citrix
6 60 (15.71%) McAfee
7 56 (14.66%) Veritas
8 55 (14.40%) IBM
9 53 (13.87%) EMC
10 44 (11.52%) Red Hat
11 42 (10.99%) Brocade
12 34 (8.90%) Dell
13 33 (8.64%) NetApp
14 29 (7.59%) Oracle
14 29 (7.59%) Veeam
15 24 (6.28%) FireEye
16 22 (5.76%) Altiris
16 22 (5.76%) MobileIron
17 21 (5.50%) Juniper
17 21 (5.50%) Sophos