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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 442 400 421
Rank change year-on-year -42 +21  
Contract jobs citing Symantec 160 252 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 1.06% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 142 115
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £153 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £308
% change year-on-year +3.57% +13.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 24
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.23 £16.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.30 £38.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.34
% change year-on-year +5.88% -12.11%  

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 20053 23695 24270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.04% 43.77% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12380 14428 13767
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 802 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Symantec
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Symantec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 140 £400 +6.66% 33
London +19 68 £425 - 19
South East +3 36 £400 -5.88% 4
City of London +13 17 £400 -13.51% 5
Surrey +12 17 £438 -12.50% 2
Berkshire +21 12 £331 -24.34%
Epsom +7 12 £400 -
Scotland +14 11 £544 +69.26% 1
Yorkshire +24 9 £450 +50.00% 2
North West +15 9 £294 -2.08% 2
East of England -12 7 £480 +182.35% 2
West Yorkshire +17 6 £450 +50.00% 1
Glasgow +3 6 - -
East Midlands - 6 £330 - 1
Edinburgh +13 5 £544 +69.26% 1
Bracknell +2 5 - -
Derby - 5 £330 -
Derbyshire - 5 £330 -
Cheshire +36 4 £388 -8.82%
Leeds +7 4 £450 - 1
Canary Wharf -1 4 £350 -20.00%
Wakefield - 4 £450 -
Reading +14 3 £300 -43.62%
Hampshire +6 3 £336 -14.39%
Manchester +3 3 £175 -36.36% 2
Hertfordshire -4 3 £450 +9.09% 2
Bristol -9 3 £313 -12.28% 1
Belfast -18 3 £225 -
South West -19 3 £313 -10.71% 3
County Antrim -21 3 £225 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 246 (65.25%) Windows
2 191 (50.66%) Active Directory
3 183 (48.54%) Microsoft
4 143 (37.93%) VMware
5 110 (29.18%) Windows Server
6 108 (28.65%) Finance
7 105 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 100 (26.53%) SCCM
9 98 (25.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 98 (25.99%) Cisco
10 96 (25.46%) Norton AntiVirus
11 94 (24.93%) Linux
12 93 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 84 (22.28%) Firewall
14 80 (21.22%) MS Exchange
15 77 (20.42%) ITIL
15 77 (20.42%) PowerShell
16 74 (19.63%) Citrix
17 71 (18.83%) HP
18 69 (18.30%) DNS
18 69 (18.30%) SAN
19 66 (17.51%) Unix
20 65 (17.24%) Red Hat
20 65 (17.24%) NetBackup
21 64 (16.98%) Windows 7
22 57 (15.12%) SQL Server
23 56 (14.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
24 54 (14.32%) MS Office
25 50 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 50 (13.26%) XenApp

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 80 (21.22%) MS Exchange
2 45 (11.94%) Skype for Business
3 44 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (3.98%) Apache
6 15 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (3.45%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.86%) Confluence
8 7 (1.86%) Drupal
8 7 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (1.86%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.59%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.59%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.33%) IIS
11 4 (1.06%) iPlanet
12 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.80%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.53%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 54 (14.32%) MS Office
2 34 (9.02%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.53%) Relativity
2 2 (0.53%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.53%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.55%) Office 365
2 21 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.71%) G Suite
5 13 (3.45%) IaaS
6 8 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.86%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.33%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (22.28%) Firewall
2 69 (18.30%) DNS
2 69 (18.30%) SAN
3 47 (12.47%) DHCP
4 39 (10.34%) NAS
4 39 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 37 (9.81%) VPN
6 35 (9.28%) Internet
7 33 (8.75%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (8.22%) LAN
9 24 (6.37%) Wireless
10 22 (5.84%) Cisco IOS
11 19 (5.04%) Network Security
12 18 (4.77%) WAN
13 17 (4.51%) LDAP
14 15 (3.98%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (3.98%) SSL
15 14 (3.71%) iSCSI
16 13 (3.45%) Skype
17 12 (3.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.39%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.39%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.86%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.33%) MySQL
7 4 (1.06%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.06%) Big Data
7 4 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.80%) DB2
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.53%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.53%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.27%) Power BI
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.92%) JIRA
3 8 (2.12%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.86%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.06%) MSI
6 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.53%) WinDbg
General
1 108 (28.65%) Finance
2 25 (6.63%) Law
3 22 (5.84%) Banking
4 20 (5.31%) Legal
5 12 (3.18%) Games
6 11 (2.92%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.12%) Marketing
7 8 (2.12%) Publishing
8 7 (1.86%) Back Office
8 7 (1.86%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.59%) Electronics
10 5 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.06%) Retail
12 3 (0.80%) International Banking
12 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.80%) Local Government
13 2 (0.53%) Advertising
14 1 (0.27%) Billing
14 1 (0.27%) Front Office
14 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 63 (16.71%) Analyst
2 46 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (10.61%) Administrator
4 34 (9.02%) Architect
5 30 (7.96%) Systems Administrator
6 29 (7.69%) Consultant
6 29 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
7 23 (6.10%) Security Engineer
7 23 (6.10%) Support Analyst
7 23 (6.10%) Unix Administrator
8 22 (5.84%) Storage Administrator
8 22 (5.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 20 (5.31%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 13 (3.45%) Desktop Support
10 13 (3.45%) Security Analyst
10 13 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (3.45%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.18%) Security Architect
12 11 (2.92%) Security Consultant
12 11 (2.92%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.24%) 802.1X
1 16 (4.24%) SailPoint
2 15 (3.98%) SAML
3 10 (2.65%) .NET
4 7 (1.86%) MCollective
5 6 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.59%) XML
6 5 (1.33%) ADSI
7 4 (1.06%) J2EE
7 4 (1.06%) JSON
7 4 (1.06%) Middleware
7 4 (1.06%) Regular Expression
7 4 (1.06%) REST
7 4 (1.06%) XMPP
8 3 (0.80%) ADO
8 3 (0.80%) JSP
8 3 (0.80%) OAuth
8 3 (0.80%) OpenID
8 3 (0.80%) WAP
8 3 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.73%) Clustering
2 42 (11.14%) Data Centre
3 30 (7.96%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.84%) Enterprise Storage
4 22 (5.84%) PKI
5 19 (5.04%) Blackberry
6 14 (3.71%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (2.92%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.92%) Thin Client
8 10 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.65%) CMDB
9 8 (2.12%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.86%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.86%) Replication
11 5 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.06%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.06%) HP Storage
13 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.80%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 246 (65.25%) Windows
2 110 (29.18%) Windows Server
3 98 (25.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (24.93%) Linux
5 93 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (17.51%) Unix
7 64 (16.98%) Windows 7
8 50 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (13.00%) Windows 10
10 40 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (9.02%) Solaris
12 25 (6.63%) Android
12 25 (6.63%) Windows 8
13 17 (4.51%) Mac OS X
14 15 (3.98%) AIX
14 15 (3.98%) Windows XP
15 14 (3.71%) Apple iOS
16 10 (2.65%) CentOS
17 8 (2.12%) Ubuntu
18 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.42%) ITIL
2 37 (9.81%) Information Security
3 36 (9.55%) SIEM
4 31 (8.22%) High Availability
5 30 (7.96%) Problem Management
6 26 (6.90%) Change Control
7 24 (6.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 23 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (5.84%) Change Management
9 22 (5.84%) Configuration Management
10 21 (5.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 21 (5.57%) Service Delivery
10 21 (5.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 20 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (5.31%) Incident Management
11 20 (5.31%) Service Management
12 19 (5.04%) Asset Management
12 19 (5.04%) Performance Management
13 18 (4.77%) Penetration Testing
13 18 (4.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (20.42%) PowerShell
2 34 (9.02%) SQL
3 29 (7.69%) Python
4 21 (5.57%) VBScript
5 18 (4.77%) Perl
6 16 (4.24%) C#
7 13 (3.45%) Java
8 12 (3.18%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.39%) VB
10 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.06%) AWK
12 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.53%) VBA
13 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.71%) CISSP
4 14 (3.71%) MCSE
5 13 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.39%) Degree
6 9 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (2.12%) MCP
8 6 (1.59%) SANS
9 5 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.06%) CCNA
10 4 (1.06%) RHCE
11 3 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.80%) MCSA
11 3 (0.80%) MCSD
12 2 (0.53%) CCIE
12 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.53%) MCITP
12 2 (0.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.98%) SLA
2 13 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.80%) GPG13
5 3 (0.80%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.53%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
6 2 (0.53%) QA
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 191 (50.66%) Active Directory
2 105 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (13.26%) XenApp
4 47 (12.47%) Hyper-V
5 32 (8.49%) XenDesktop
6 31 (8.22%) VMware ESX
7 29 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 28 (7.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 23 (6.10%) BitLocker
10 22 (5.84%) Veritas File System
11 20 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (4.24%) vSphere
13 11 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (2.12%) Xen
15 7 (1.86%) NFS
15 7 (1.86%) PowerHA
16 6 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (1.33%) Firmware
17 5 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
18 4 (1.06%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 100 (26.53%) SCCM
2 96 (25.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 65 (17.24%) NetBackup
4 56 (14.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 42 (11.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 38 (10.08%) Backup Exec
7 25 (6.63%) WSUS
8 20 (5.31%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (4.51%) Puppet
9 17 (4.51%) SCOM
10 14 (3.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 13 (3.45%) Nessus
12 11 (2.92%) Ansible
12 11 (2.92%) Zenoss
13 10 (2.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 10 (2.65%) MIMEsweeper
13 10 (2.65%) Nexpose
14 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 9 (2.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 8 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 183 (48.54%) Microsoft
2 143 (37.93%) VMware
3 98 (25.99%) Cisco
4 74 (19.63%) Citrix
5 71 (18.83%) HP
6 65 (17.24%) Red Hat
7 46 (12.20%) Oracle
8 43 (11.41%) Intel Security
9 42 (11.14%) Dell
10 41 (10.88%) Splunk
11 40 (10.61%) Veritas
12 34 (9.02%) CheckPoint
13 30 (7.96%) Sun
14 27 (7.16%) CA
15 26 (6.90%) ArcSight
16 25 (6.63%) F5
16 25 (6.63%) IBM
17 24 (6.37%) NetApp
18 23 (6.10%) EMC
19 22 (5.84%) Veeam
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