Period
to 19 January 2018

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 January 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 467 485 477
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8 -100
Contract jobs citing Symantec 447 412 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.06% 0.94% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 262 277
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £196 £251 £138
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £355 £334
% change year-on-year +18.31% +6.37% +7.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 31
UK median hourly rate £20.06 £23.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.78% +35.29% -0.21%
10th Percentile £15.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £45.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -6.70% +72.00% -24.24%

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 42,170 43,743 46,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.08% 45.14% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,644 26,778 27,453
UK median daily rate £437 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,370 1,659 1,953
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £45.75
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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

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 January 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
England +13 370 £425 +11.84% 79
UK excluding London +41 314 £420 +18.31% 62
London -47 124 £475 +6.15% 27
South East -19 90 £400 +11.11% 18
North of England +41 59 £375 +20.00% 8
East of England +28 51 £450 -18.18% 15
Scotland -9 49 £500 +21.21% 4
Midlands +16 27 £325 -7.14% 10
Yorkshire +17 26 £475 +50.79% 2
West Midlands +23 24 £315 -30.00% 8
South West +4 23 £425 +30.77% 1
North West +7 22 £300 +9.09% 4
Wales +11 15 £363 -30.95% 6
North East +47 11 £325 -10.96% 2
Northern Ireland -27 6 £400 +77.78%
East Midlands -6 3 £363 +9.85% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 279 (62.42%) Windows
2 196 (43.85%) Microsoft
3 185 (41.39%) Active Directory
4 158 (35.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 146 (32.66%) VMware
6 116 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 113 (25.28%) MS Exchange
8 110 (24.61%) Finance
9 107 (23.94%) PowerShell
10 105 (23.49%) Linux
11 102 (22.82%) HP
11 102 (22.82%) SCCM
12 95 (21.25%) Windows 7
13 91 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 85 (19.02%) Windows Server
15 84 (18.79%) Citrix
16 83 (18.57%) Firewall
17 82 (18.34%) McAfee
17 82 (18.34%) Cisco
18 80 (17.90%) ITIL
18 80 (17.90%) Office 365
18 80 (17.90%) Windows Server 2012
19 77 (17.23%) NetBackup
20 73 (16.33%) SAN
21 65 (14.54%) DNS
21 65 (14.54%) Backup Exec
21 65 (14.54%) Skype for Business
22 62 (13.87%) TCP/IP
23 60 (13.42%) Security Cleared
24 59 (13.20%) VMware ESXi

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
1 113 (25.28%) MS Exchange
2 65 (14.54%) Skype for Business
3 51 (11.41%) SharePoint
4 33 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (5.59%) IIS
7 15 (3.36%) Apache
8 14 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (2.91%) JBoss
10 11 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.57%) IBM Domino
11 7 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.12%) Tomcat
13 5 (1.12%) WildFly
14 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.67%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) HipChat
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.90%) Office 365
2 39 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.92%) OneDrive
4 19 (4.25%) Mimecast
5 17 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (2.24%) IaaS
7 5 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.67%) PaaS
9 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.45%) SaaS
10 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 83 (18.57%) Firewall
2 73 (16.33%) SAN
3 65 (14.54%) DNS
4 62 (13.87%) TCP/IP
5 51 (11.41%) DHCP
6 46 (10.29%) Skype
7 42 (9.40%) Fibre Channel
8 39 (8.72%) LAN
9 38 (8.50%) NAS
10 31 (6.94%) Internet
11 30 (6.71%) VPN
12 26 (5.82%) WAN
13 22 (4.92%) Wireless
14 17 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
14 17 (3.80%) iSCSI
15 16 (3.58%) VLAN
16 13 (2.91%) SSL
17 12 (2.68%) SMTP
18 10 (2.24%) Network Security
19 8 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.45%) MySQL
7 1 (0.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.22%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.45%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.45%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.22%) MSI
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 110 (24.61%) Finance
2 35 (7.83%) Banking
3 25 (5.59%) Legal
4 18 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.80%) Publishing
6 16 (3.58%) Law
7 5 (1.12%) Back Office
8 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (16.55%) Analyst
2 64 (14.32%) Consultant
3 33 (7.38%) Desktop Support
3 33 (7.38%) Support Engineer
4 32 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (6.94%) Architect
6 30 (6.71%) Security Engineer
7 25 (5.59%) Administrator
7 25 (5.59%) Security Specialist
7 25 (5.59%) Support Analyst
8 22 (4.92%) Security Analyst
9 18 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
10 16 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (3.58%) NetApp Engineer
10 16 (3.58%) Security Consultant
11 15 (3.36%) Project Manager
11 15 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (3.13%) Storage Engineer
13 13 (2.91%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.46%) Web Services
2 10 (2.24%) HTML
2 10 (2.24%) LDAP
3 8 (1.79%) XML
4 6 (1.34%) Middleware
4 6 (1.34%) SailPoint
5 5 (1.12%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.89%) XML Messaging
7 3 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.67%) Java EE
8 2 (0.45%) .NET
8 2 (0.45%) CGI
8 2 (0.45%) Kafka
8 2 (0.45%) SOAP
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.22%) JSON
9 1 (0.22%) OAuth
9 1 (0.22%) REST
9 1 (0.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.53%) Data Centre
2 43 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.70%) Blackberry
4 20 (4.47%) CESG
4 20 (4.47%) Clustering
5 19 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 19 (4.25%) Replication
6 17 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 16 (3.58%) iPhone
8 14 (3.13%) User Experience
9 13 (2.91%) PKI
10 12 (2.68%) iPad
11 10 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (2.01%) Client/Server
12 9 (2.01%) EMC VNX
12 9 (2.01%) Smartphone
13 8 (1.79%) CMDB
13 8 (1.79%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.79%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 279 (62.42%) Windows
2 105 (23.49%) Linux
3 95 (21.25%) Windows 7
4 91 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (19.02%) Windows Server
6 80 (17.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (11.19%) Unix
8 47 (10.51%) Windows 10
9 38 (8.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (8.05%) Windows 8
11 32 (7.16%) Solaris
12 20 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (2.91%) Apple iOS
14 11 (2.46%) AIX
15 9 (2.01%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.57%) Android
17 6 (1.34%) Data ONTAP
18 4 (0.89%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.89%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (17.90%) ITIL
2 51 (11.41%) Migration
3 38 (8.50%) Data Loss Prevention
4 34 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (7.38%) Information Security
6 32 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (6.71%) Security Operations
7 30 (6.71%) Service Management
8 27 (6.04%) Performance Monitoring
9 26 (5.82%) Load Balancing
9 26 (5.82%) SIEM
10 24 (5.37%) Project Management
10 24 (5.37%) Service Delivery
11 23 (5.15%) Problem Management
12 22 (4.92%) Asset Management
12 22 (4.92%) Disk Encryption
13 20 (4.47%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 19 (4.25%) Configuration Management
14 19 (4.25%) Incident Management
14 19 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (23.94%) PowerShell
2 54 (12.08%) SQL
3 44 (9.84%) VBScript
4 36 (8.05%) Python
5 19 (4.25%) Java
5 19 (4.25%) Perl
6 14 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 11 (2.46%) JavaScript
8 10 (2.24%) C#
9 9 (2.01%) Ruby
10 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.89%) VB
11 3 (0.67%) C
11 3 (0.67%) C++
11 3 (0.67%) PHP
12 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 60 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 49 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 48 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (8.72%) MCSE
5 35 (7.83%) CISSP
6 29 (6.49%) Degree
7 27 (6.04%) MCSA
8 26 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (3.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 17 (3.80%) CISM
10 16 (3.58%) DV Cleared
11 15 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (2.68%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (2.01%) CCNA
13 9 (2.01%) CEH
14 8 (1.79%) MCP
15 7 (1.57%) CRISC
15 7 (1.57%) SANS
16 6 (1.34%) CCSP
17 5 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.16%) SLA
2 20 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.57%) COBIT
5 2 (0.45%) GDPR
5 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 185 (41.39%) Active Directory
2 116 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (13.20%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (9.40%) Hyper-V
5 38 (8.50%) XenApp
6 35 (7.83%) XenDesktop
7 27 (6.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 26 (5.82%) BitLocker
9 25 (5.59%) NFS
10 23 (5.15%) vSphere
11 17 (3.80%) Terminal Services
12 16 (3.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 16 (3.58%) Veritas File System
13 13 (2.91%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
16 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.89%) iptables
17 4 (0.89%) ProxySG
18 3 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 158 (35.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 102 (22.82%) SCCM
3 77 (17.23%) NetBackup
4 65 (14.54%) Backup Exec
5 59 (13.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 54 (12.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 26 (5.82%) SCOM
8 22 (4.92%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (4.92%) WSUS
9 21 (4.70%) HP Data Protector
9 21 (4.70%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (2.68%) AirWatch
11 11 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (2.24%) Ansible
12 10 (2.24%) IBM BigFix
12 10 (2.24%) vCenter Server
13 9 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (2.01%) OSSEC
13 9 (2.01%) Packer
13 9 (2.01%) Terraform
Vendors
1 196 (43.85%) Microsoft
2 146 (32.66%) VMware
3 102 (22.82%) HP
4 84 (18.79%) Citrix
5 82 (18.34%) Cisco
5 82 (18.34%) McAfee
6 57 (12.75%) Dell
7 52 (11.63%) NetApp
8 51 (11.41%) IBM
9 46 (10.29%) Veritas
10 41 (9.17%) EMC
11 35 (7.83%) Altiris
12 33 (7.38%) Oracle
13 32 (7.16%) Brocade
13 32 (7.16%) Red Hat
14 29 (6.49%) Ivanti
15 28 (6.26%) FireEye
15 28 (6.26%) Forcepoint
16 24 (5.37%) Juniper
17 22 (4.92%) Blue Coat