Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 451 457 437
Rank change year-on-year +6 -20 -73
Contract jobs citing Symantec 488 505 575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 1.06% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 315 341
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £195 £213 £163
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £335 £360
% change year-on-year +19.40% -6.94% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 46
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +21.07% +2.03%
10th Percentile £13.51 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £45.00 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £14.42
% change year-on-year -4.76% +45.61% -9.86%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43242 47490 49684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.64% 45.29% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26864 29037 29297
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1447 1703 2110
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.21 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 0 410 £400 +8.84% 31
UK excluding London +59 372 £400 +19.40% 14
South East +16 117 £400 +13.48% 4
London -85 108 £450 +3.75% 17
North of England +55 93 £333 +14.66% 1
Scotland +3 58 £475 +11.76%
East of England +19 42 £450 - 2
Yorkshire +33 37 £500 +53.85%
Midlands +37 31 £325 - 7
North East +56 30 £313 +11.61%
West Midlands +38 28 £325 - 6
North West +22 26 £300 +9.09% 1
South West +2 25 £425 +21.43%
Wales +10 10 £160 -68.00%
Northern Ireland - 4 £385 -
East Midlands +9 3 £363 -9.38% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 332 (68.03%) Windows
2 210 (43.03%) Microsoft
3 199 (40.78%) Active Directory
4 162 (33.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 149 (30.53%) VMware
6 138 (28.28%) Finance
7 133 (27.25%) Linux
8 124 (25.41%) MS Exchange
9 117 (23.98%) VMware Infrastructure
10 115 (23.57%) PowerShell
11 110 (22.54%) HP
12 105 (21.52%) NetBackup
13 104 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 104 (21.31%) Windows 7
14 101 (20.70%) SCCM
15 99 (20.29%) Cisco
15 99 (20.29%) Windows Server
16 98 (20.08%) SAN
17 96 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 86 (17.62%) Firewall
19 84 (17.21%) Citrix
19 84 (17.21%) Office 365
20 80 (16.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
21 79 (16.19%) McAfee
22 73 (14.96%) ITIL
23 71 (14.55%) Unix
23 71 (14.55%) Skype for Business
24 69 (14.14%) EMC
25 67 (13.73%) Backup Exec
25 67 (13.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

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
1 124 (25.41%) MS Exchange
2 71 (14.55%) Skype for Business
3 49 (10.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (8.20%) SharePoint
5 29 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (5.33%) IIS
7 23 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (2.87%) JBoss
10 12 (2.46%) Apache
11 9 (1.84%) WildFly
12 5 (1.02%) IBM Domino
12 5 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.82%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.61%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.61%) SAS
14 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Bankmaster
2 1 (0.20%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 84 (17.21%) Office 365
2 37 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.51%) OneDrive
4 15 (3.07%) Mimecast
5 13 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (2.46%) IaaS
7 8 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.61%) PaaS
8 3 (0.61%) SaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 98 (20.08%) SAN
2 86 (17.62%) Firewall
3 64 (13.11%) Fibre Channel
4 55 (11.27%) DNS
5 54 (11.07%) Skype
6 49 (10.04%) TCP/IP
7 41 (8.40%) NAS
8 40 (8.20%) DHCP
9 38 (7.79%) LAN
10 33 (6.76%) Internet
11 32 (6.56%) VPN
12 23 (4.71%) WAN
13 18 (3.69%) Wireless
14 17 (3.48%) SSL
15 15 (3.07%) LDAP
16 13 (2.66%) SMTP
17 11 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
17 11 (2.25%) VLAN
18 10 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
19 9 (1.84%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.20%) Big Data
8 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.20%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.20%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.20%) OLAP
8 1 (0.20%) OLTP
8 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.20%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (1.84%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.20%) JIRA
2 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 138 (28.28%) Finance
2 55 (11.27%) Banking
3 33 (6.76%) Legal
4 18 (3.69%) Publishing
5 13 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.46%) Law
7 5 (1.02%) Back Office
8 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.41%) Local Government
8 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 80 (16.39%) Analyst
2 63 (12.91%) Consultant
3 40 (8.20%) Security Engineer
4 36 (7.38%) Architect
4 36 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (6.56%) Administrator
5 32 (6.56%) Desktop Support
6 28 (5.74%) Support Engineer
7 27 (5.53%) Backup Engineer
8 25 (5.12%) Security Specialist
9 24 (4.92%) NetApp Engineer
9 24 (4.92%) Storage Engineer
10 23 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
11 21 (4.30%) Support Analyst
12 20 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
12 20 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
13 19 (3.89%) Security Analyst
14 17 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 17 (3.48%) Security Consultant
15 15 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.87%) Web Services
2 13 (2.66%) HTML
3 10 (2.05%) Middleware
4 8 (1.64%) XML
5 6 (1.23%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.82%) Java EE
6 4 (0.82%) XML Messaging
7 3 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.61%) CSS
7 3 (0.61%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.41%) .NET
8 2 (0.41%) CGI
8 2 (0.41%) Kafka
8 2 (0.41%) SOAP
9 1 (0.20%) ADO
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.20%) MDX
9 1 (0.20%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.20%) WAP
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 39 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.15%) Blackberry
4 26 (5.33%) Replication
5 25 (5.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 24 (4.92%) Management Information System
7 20 (4.10%) CESG
8 16 (3.28%) Clustering
9 14 (2.87%) iPhone
9 14 (2.87%) User Experience
10 13 (2.66%) Client/Server
11 12 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (2.25%) Fat Client
12 11 (2.25%) Thin Client
13 10 (2.05%) iPad
13 10 (2.05%) PKI
13 10 (2.05%) Smartphone
14 9 (1.84%) CMDB
14 9 (1.84%) EMC VNX
14 9 (1.84%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 332 (68.03%) Windows
2 133 (27.25%) Linux
3 104 (21.31%) Windows 7
3 104 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 99 (20.29%) Windows Server
5 96 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (14.55%) Unix
7 60 (12.30%) Solaris
8 56 (11.48%) Windows 10
9 51 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (7.38%) Windows 8
11 30 (6.15%) AIX
12 17 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (2.66%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.64%) Android
14 8 (1.64%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.02%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.82%) HPUX
17 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (14.96%) ITIL
2 64 (13.11%) Migration
3 38 (7.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 35 (7.17%) Service Delivery
5 32 (6.56%) Load Balancing
6 31 (6.35%) Information Security
7 30 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (5.94%) Data Loss Prevention
8 29 (5.94%) Security Operations
9 28 (5.74%) Cybersecurity
10 25 (5.12%) Incident Management
10 25 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (4.92%) Service Management
12 23 (4.71%) Configuration Management
12 23 (4.71%) Mobile Device Management
13 22 (4.51%) Disk Encryption
14 20 (4.10%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 20 (4.10%) Investment Management
14 20 (4.10%) SIEM
14 20 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (23.57%) PowerShell
2 58 (11.89%) SQL
3 42 (8.61%) VBScript
4 40 (8.20%) Python
5 26 (5.33%) Perl
6 21 (4.30%) Java
7 14 (2.87%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.46%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.05%) C#
10 7 (1.43%) Ruby
10 7 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.82%) C++
11 4 (0.82%) PHP
11 4 (0.82%) VB
12 1 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.20%) R
12 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 51 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 45 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (6.97%) MCSE
5 27 (5.53%) CISSP
5 27 (5.53%) MCSA
6 26 (5.33%) Degree
7 24 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (3.48%) CISM
9 13 (2.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 13 (2.66%) CEH
10 11 (2.25%) DV Cleared
10 11 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.84%) CCNA
11 9 (1.84%) MCP
12 8 (1.64%) CRISC
12 8 (1.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.02%) CHFI
13 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.02%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.33%) SLA
2 15 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.41%) GDPR
4 2 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 199 (40.78%) Active Directory
2 117 (23.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (12.91%) VMware ESXi
4 44 (9.02%) Hyper-V
5 38 (7.79%) XenApp
6 36 (7.38%) XenDesktop
7 33 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 28 (5.74%) NFS
9 25 (5.12%) BitLocker
9 25 (5.12%) Veritas File System
10 24 (4.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 20 (4.10%) Terminal Services
12 17 (3.48%) VMware Workstation
12 17 (3.48%) vSphere
13 11 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
16 4 (0.82%) iptables
16 4 (0.82%) ProxySG
17 3 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 162 (33.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 105 (21.52%) NetBackup
3 101 (20.70%) SCCM
4 80 (16.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 67 (13.73%) Backup Exec
5 67 (13.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 36 (7.38%) HP Data Protector
7 28 (5.74%) WSUS
8 27 (5.53%) EMC NetWorker
9 26 (5.33%) SCOM
10 21 (4.30%) Microsoft Intune
11 17 (3.48%) AirWatch
11 17 (3.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 16 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (2.05%) IBM BigFix
13 10 (2.05%) SafeCom
13 10 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (1.23%) Ansible
14 6 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (1.23%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 210 (43.03%) Microsoft
2 149 (30.53%) VMware
3 110 (22.54%) HP
4 99 (20.29%) Cisco
5 84 (17.21%) Citrix
6 79 (16.19%) McAfee
7 69 (14.14%) EMC
8 65 (13.32%) Veritas
9 64 (13.11%) IBM
10 59 (12.09%) Brocade
11 51 (10.45%) NetApp
12 50 (10.25%) Dell
13 45 (9.22%) Red Hat
14 35 (7.17%) Altiris
15 33 (6.76%) FireEye
16 30 (6.15%) Veeam
17 27 (5.53%) Oracle
18 23 (4.71%) Sophos
19 22 (4.51%) Juniper
20 21 (4.30%) Blue Coat