Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 527 580 463
Rank change year-on-year +53 -117 +7
Contract jobs citing Symantec 277 340 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.77% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 172 285
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £217 £210 £200
90th Percentile £625 £575 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £394
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.59% +17.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 27
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.86% -1.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £16.20 £12.94 £13.51
90th Percentile £24.25 £56.38 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25% -4.76%

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 35,757 43,887 44,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.51% 42.28% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,374 27,262 27,330
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +2.98%
10th Percentile £232 £250 £235
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,465 1,666 1,469
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +0.40% +2.53%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.76 £10.65
90th Percentile £52.25 £47.09 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 22 November 2019.

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 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 22 November 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
England +75 244 £400 -4.76% 73
UK excluding London +43 175 £375 -6.25% 61
London +59 94 £475 +6.74% 19
South East +39 45 £375 -7.69% 20
North of England +36 39 £375 -11.24% 17
Midlands +48 26 £450 +28.57% 12
South West +17 24 £350 +7.69% 2
Scotland +14 24 £429 -18.33% 2
Yorkshire +40 17 £425 +0.59% 6
North West +26 17 £325 -23.53% 7
East Midlands +21 15 £450 +28.57% 6
East of England +19 15 £375 +87.50% 3
West Midlands +47 11 £450 +25.00% 6
North East +16 5 £375 - 4
Wales +27 1 £350 -22.22% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 with a requirement for Symantec.

1 158 (57.04%) Windows
2 147 (53.07%) Active Directory
3 105 (37.91%) Microsoft
4 85 (30.69%) VMware
5 80 (28.88%) Windows Server
6 76 (27.44%) ITIL
7 73 (26.35%) Cisco
7 73 (26.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 69 (24.91%) Office 365
9 65 (23.47%) PowerShell
10 64 (23.10%) DNS
10 64 (23.10%) Finance
11 57 (20.58%) McAfee
12 56 (20.22%) SCCM
13 55 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 53 (19.13%) Azure
15 52 (18.77%) DHCP
16 49 (17.69%) Citrix
16 49 (17.69%) Windows 10
17 46 (16.61%) Linux
17 46 (16.61%) Security Cleared
18 45 (16.25%) AWS
19 42 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
19 42 (15.16%) Firewall
19 42 (15.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 40 (14.44%) MS Exchange
21 39 (14.08%) Hyper-V
22 38 (13.72%) SAN
23 37 (13.36%) Cybersecurity
24 36 (13.00%) TCP/IP

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 40 (14.44%) MS Exchange
2 35 (12.64%) Skype for Business
3 22 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (5.05%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.97%) IIS
7 7 (2.53%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.44%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.44%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.72%) WordPress
10 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (11.55%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.53%) Acrobat
3 4 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 69 (24.91%) Office 365
2 53 (19.13%) Azure
3 45 (16.25%) AWS
4 12 (4.33%) IaaS
4 12 (4.33%) OneDrive
5 10 (3.61%) Mimecast
6 9 (3.25%) PaaS
7 8 (2.89%) SaaS
8 7 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.44%) G Suite
10 3 (1.08%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.72%) GCP
11 2 (0.72%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.72%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.72%) Route 53
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.36%) Serverless
12 1 (0.36%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 64 (23.10%) DNS
2 52 (18.77%) DHCP
3 42 (15.16%) Firewall
4 38 (13.72%) SAN
5 36 (13.00%) TCP/IP
6 31 (11.19%) LAN
6 31 (11.19%) Skype
7 25 (9.03%) WAN
8 18 (6.50%) VPN
9 17 (6.14%) Network Security
10 15 (5.42%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (3.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 11 (3.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (3.61%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (3.61%) NAS
12 10 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (3.25%) Internet
13 9 (3.25%) iSCSI
14 8 (2.89%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.33%) MySQL
3 7 (2.53%) Big Data
4 4 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (1.44%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.44%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.08%) DB2
6 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (3.61%) InstallShield
2 8 (2.89%) AdminStudio
3 5 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.44%) MSI
5 3 (1.08%) JIRA
6 2 (0.72%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.72%) WiX
7 1 (0.36%) Bazaar
7 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.36%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.36%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 64 (23.10%) Finance
2 19 (6.86%) Banking
3 15 (5.42%) Back Office
4 6 (2.17%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.08%) Legal
5 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Retail
7 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (20.58%) Analyst
2 33 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (8.30%) Security Engineer
4 20 (7.22%) Consultant
4 20 (7.22%) Security Analyst
5 19 (6.86%) Architect
5 19 (6.86%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.50%) Desktop Support
7 17 (6.14%) Network Engineer
7 17 (6.14%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (4.69%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (4.33%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (3.25%) Security Architect
10 9 (3.25%) Senior Systems Analyst
11 8 (2.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (2.89%) Citrix Engineer
11 8 (2.89%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.53%) Web Services
2 6 (2.17%) REST
2 6 (2.17%) XML
3 4 (1.44%) .NET
3 4 (1.44%) JSON
4 3 (1.08%) LDAP
5 2 (0.72%) Ajax
5 2 (0.72%) Middleware
5 2 (0.72%) ModSecurity
5 2 (0.72%) SOAP
5 2 (0.72%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.36%) COM
6 1 (0.36%) MassTransit
6 1 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.22%) Clustering
3 19 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.78%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (5.05%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.69%) Mobile Computing
7 12 (4.33%) iPad
7 12 (4.33%) iPhone
8 11 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.89%) Virtual Team
10 7 (2.53%) AS400
10 7 (2.53%) Client/Server
11 6 (2.17%) Blackberry
11 6 (2.17%) iSeries
11 6 (2.17%) Public Cloud
11 6 (2.17%) Replication
12 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.44%) Driving Licence
13 4 (1.44%) PKI
14 3 (1.08%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 158 (57.04%) Windows
2 80 (28.88%) Windows Server
3 49 (17.69%) Windows 10
4 46 (16.61%) Linux
5 42 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (12.27%) Windows 7
6 34 (12.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (9.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (7.58%) Unix
9 14 (5.05%) CentOS
10 13 (4.69%) Android
10 13 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.25%) Solaris
11 9 (3.25%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.81%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (27.44%) ITIL
2 42 (15.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (13.36%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (10.47%) Information Security
5 26 (9.39%) Migration
5 26 (9.39%) Service Management
6 24 (8.66%) Data Loss Prevention
7 23 (8.30%) Data Protection
7 23 (8.30%) Incident Management
7 23 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (7.58%) Asset Management
8 21 (7.58%) Vulnerability Management
9 20 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (6.50%) Mobile Device Management
11 17 (6.14%) Patch Management
11 17 (6.14%) Project Management
12 16 (5.78%) Security Operations
12 16 (5.78%) SIEM
13 15 (5.42%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (5.05%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.47%) PowerShell
2 19 (6.86%) SQL
3 12 (4.33%) Python
4 10 (3.61%) VB
5 9 (3.25%) VBScript
6 8 (2.89%) Java
7 6 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.17%) Perl
8 2 (0.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 46 (16.61%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (6.14%) CISSP
5 16 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.97%) Degree
7 9 (3.25%) CCNP
8 8 (2.89%) MCSE
9 7 (2.53%) CCNA
10 6 (2.17%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.44%) CCIE
11 4 (1.44%) CISM
11 4 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.44%) MCP
11 4 (1.44%) MCSA
12 3 (1.08%) CISA
12 3 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.72%) CRISC
13 2 (0.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.50%) SLA
2 17 (6.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (6.14%) NIST
3 13 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (2.17%) GDPR
5 4 (1.44%) COBIT
5 4 (1.44%) NCSC
6 3 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.08%) GLBA
6 3 (1.08%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (1.08%) HIPAA
6 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.72%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.72%) PMO
8 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 147 (53.07%) Active Directory
2 55 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (14.08%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.30%) XenApp
5 15 (5.42%) vSphere
5 15 (5.42%) XenDesktop
6 14 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (3.61%) ProxySG
9 9 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.81%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.81%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.08%) Firmware
11 3 (1.08%) KVM
11 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.08%) NFS
11 3 (1.08%) Samba
11 3 (1.08%) vCloud
11 3 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (26.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 56 (20.22%) SCCM
3 29 (10.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 24 (8.66%) WSUS
5 19 (6.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 17 (6.14%) Nessus
7 15 (5.42%) NetBackup
7 15 (5.42%) SCOM
8 13 (4.69%) Backup Exec
9 12 (4.33%) CASB
9 12 (4.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (3.97%) SELinux
11 9 (3.25%) vCenter Server
12 8 (2.89%) DatAdvantage
12 8 (2.89%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (2.89%) ThinApp
12 8 (2.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (2.53%) QRadar
14 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 105 (37.91%) Microsoft
2 85 (30.69%) VMware
3 73 (26.35%) Cisco
4 57 (20.58%) McAfee
5 49 (17.69%) Citrix
6 31 (11.19%) HP
7 26 (9.39%) Splunk
8 22 (7.94%) CheckPoint
9 21 (7.58%) Juniper
10 20 (7.22%) Adobe
10 20 (7.22%) F5
10 20 (7.22%) Red Hat
11 19 (6.86%) SolarWinds
12 18 (6.50%) Qualys
13 16 (5.78%) IBM
14 15 (5.42%) NetApp
14 15 (5.42%) Veeam
15 14 (5.05%) Blue Coat
15 14 (5.05%) Oracle
15 14 (5.05%) Sophos