Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 434 468 407
Rank change year-on-year +34 -61 -57
Contract jobs citing Symantec 496 489 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.16% 1.02% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 322 372
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +2.01% +14.62%
10th Percentile £274 £225 £158
90th Percentile £566 £549 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +23.08% +1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 60
UK median hourly rate £22.56 £21.00 £17.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +21.04% +10.16%
10th Percentile £13.51 £12.70 £11.50
90th Percentile £36.75 £45.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.06 £21.25 £17.17
% change year-on-year -5.60% +23.76% +10.77%

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 42654 47935 49288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 44.99% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26328 29331 29014
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £243 £240 £225
90th Percentile £619 £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 1386 1718 2165
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.93 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.41% - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +38 427 £400 +8.11% 43
UK excluding London +74 369 £400 +23.08% 25
London -44 120 £450 +5.88% 20
South East +47 119 £375 +15.38% 7
North of England +65 98 £340 +19.30% 6
Scotland +24 54 £475 +11.76%
East of England +24 46 £450 - 5
Yorkshire +42 39 £488 +50.00%
North East +54 30 £313 +25.00% 3
North West +30 29 £300 -7.69% 3
Midlands +31 28 £325 - 4
West Midlands +40 26 £325 - 3
South West +4 21 £425 +21.43% 1
Wales -7 7 £438 -12.50% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £370 - 1
East Midlands 0 2 £363 -9.38% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 333 (67.14%) Windows
2 230 (46.37%) Microsoft
3 202 (40.73%) Active Directory
4 168 (33.87%) VMware
5 161 (32.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 148 (29.84%) Finance
7 135 (27.22%) Linux
8 124 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 122 (24.60%) VMware Infrastructure
10 121 (24.40%) MS Exchange
11 110 (22.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 108 (21.77%) NetBackup
13 107 (21.57%) HP
13 107 (21.57%) Cisco
14 106 (21.37%) Windows Server 2012
15 99 (19.96%) SAN
16 98 (19.76%) SCCM
17 96 (19.35%) Windows 7
18 95 (19.15%) Windows Server
19 90 (18.15%) Citrix
20 89 (17.94%) Firewall
21 84 (16.94%) McAfee
22 77 (15.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
22 77 (15.52%) Office 365
23 75 (15.12%) Unix
24 72 (14.52%) IBM
25 71 (14.31%) Skype for Business
26 69 (13.91%) VMware ESXi
27 68 (13.71%) Veritas
28 66 (13.31%) EMC

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
1 121 (24.40%) MS Exchange
2 71 (14.31%) Skype for Business
3 52 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (7.86%) SharePoint
5 37 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (6.85%) IIS
7 24 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 22 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (3.83%) JBoss
10 14 (2.82%) WildFly
11 11 (2.22%) Apache
12 10 (2.02%) SAS
13 4 (0.81%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.60%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Bankmaster
1 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (15.52%) Office 365
2 34 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.03%) OneDrive
4 13 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (2.62%) IaaS
5 10 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.81%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.01%) PaaS
7 5 (1.01%) SaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 99 (19.96%) SAN
2 89 (17.94%) Firewall
3 60 (12.10%) Fibre Channel
4 59 (11.90%) DNS
5 56 (11.29%) Skype
6 52 (10.48%) TCP/IP
7 43 (8.67%) DHCP
8 40 (8.06%) NAS
9 38 (7.66%) LAN
10 35 (7.06%) Internet
11 34 (6.85%) VPN
12 23 (4.64%) WAN
13 22 (4.44%) LDAP
14 20 (4.03%) Wireless
15 19 (3.83%) SSL
16 18 (3.63%) SMTP
17 15 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
18 14 (2.82%) SSH
19 11 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
20 9 (1.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.20%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.20%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.20%) OLAP
7 1 (0.20%) OLTP
7 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.20%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (2.02%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 148 (29.84%) Finance
2 60 (12.10%) Banking
3 37 (7.46%) Legal
4 19 (3.83%) Publishing
5 14 (2.82%) Law
6 10 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.21%) Local Government
8 5 (1.01%) Back Office
9 3 (0.60%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (16.53%) Analyst
2 62 (12.50%) Consultant
3 42 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (7.66%) Security Engineer
5 34 (6.85%) Administrator
6 33 (6.65%) Architect
7 30 (6.05%) Desktop Support
8 27 (5.44%) Backup Engineer
8 27 (5.44%) Security Specialist
8 27 (5.44%) Technical Analyst
9 26 (5.24%) Storage Engineer
10 25 (5.04%) Support Engineer
11 23 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
12 22 (4.44%) NetApp Engineer
12 22 (4.44%) Support Analyst
13 21 (4.23%) Security Analyst
13 21 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
14 19 (3.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 18 (3.63%) Security Consultant
16 17 (3.43%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.03%) Web Services
2 15 (3.02%) Middleware
3 13 (2.62%) HTML
4 8 (1.61%) 802.1X
4 8 (1.61%) XML
5 4 (0.81%) Java EE
5 4 (0.81%) XML Messaging
6 3 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (0.60%) CSS
6 3 (0.60%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.40%) .NET
7 2 (0.40%) CGI
7 2 (0.40%) Kafka
7 2 (0.40%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) ADO
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.20%) MDX
8 1 (0.20%) WAP
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.10%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.85%) Blackberry
3 30 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.84%) Replication
5 23 (4.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 23 (4.64%) Management Information System
6 20 (4.03%) CESG
7 18 (3.63%) Client/Server
8 15 (3.02%) Clustering
9 12 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (2.22%) iPhone
10 11 (2.22%) User Experience
11 10 (2.02%) Fat Client
11 10 (2.02%) PKI
11 10 (2.02%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.81%) HP Storage
13 7 (1.41%) EMC VNX
13 7 (1.41%) iPad
13 7 (1.41%) Online Banking
13 7 (1.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 333 (67.14%) Windows
2 135 (27.22%) Linux
3 110 (22.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (21.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (19.35%) Windows 7
6 95 (19.15%) Windows Server
7 75 (15.12%) Unix
8 58 (11.69%) Solaris
9 56 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 54 (10.89%) Windows 10
11 35 (7.06%) Windows 8
12 29 (5.85%) AIX
13 22 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (3.02%) Android
15 12 (2.42%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.41%) Windows XP
17 5 (1.01%) CentOS
18 4 (0.81%) HPUX
18 4 (0.81%) Windows 2000
19 3 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (12.70%) Migration
2 60 (12.10%) ITIL
3 35 (7.06%) Performance Monitoring
4 32 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 31 (6.25%) Information Security
6 29 (5.85%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (5.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 28 (5.65%) Load Balancing
8 27 (5.44%) Data Loss Prevention
8 27 (5.44%) Security Operations
9 26 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (5.24%) Configuration Management
10 25 (5.04%) Incident Management
10 25 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (4.64%) Presales
12 20 (4.03%) Asset Management
12 20 (4.03%) Disk Encryption
13 19 (3.83%) Business Continuity
13 19 (3.83%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 19 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 63 (12.70%) SQL
3 42 (8.47%) VBScript
4 37 (7.46%) Python
5 25 (5.04%) Perl
6 21 (4.23%) Java
7 14 (2.82%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.42%) VB
9 11 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.02%) C#
11 8 (1.61%) Ruby
12 7 (1.41%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.81%) C++
13 4 (0.81%) PHP
14 1 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.20%) R
14 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 47 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 41 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (5.44%) MCSA
4 27 (5.44%) MCSE
5 24 (4.84%) CISSP
6 22 (4.44%) Degree
7 20 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.82%) CEH
8 14 (2.82%) CISM
9 12 (2.42%) DV Cleared
10 10 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.81%) CCNA
12 8 (1.61%) CRISC
13 7 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (1.41%) CCNP
13 7 (1.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.21%) CHFI
14 6 (1.21%) MCP
14 6 (1.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.84%) SLA
2 16 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.40%) GDPR
6 2 (0.40%) GPG13
6 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 202 (40.73%) Active Directory
2 122 (24.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (13.91%) VMware ESXi
4 41 (8.27%) XenApp
5 38 (7.66%) Hyper-V
6 34 (6.85%) XenDesktop
7 31 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (5.04%) NFS
9 23 (4.64%) Veritas File System
10 22 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 21 (4.23%) BitLocker
12 20 (4.03%) Terminal Services
13 17 (3.43%) vSphere
14 14 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
17 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.81%) ProxySG
19 3 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 3 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 161 (32.46%) Norton AntiVirus
2 108 (21.77%) NetBackup
3 98 (19.76%) SCCM
4 77 (15.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 62 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 61 (12.30%) Backup Exec
7 34 (6.85%) HP Data Protector
7 34 (6.85%) WSUS
8 29 (5.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 25 (5.04%) SCOM
10 22 (4.44%) AirWatch
11 19 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
12 17 (3.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 15 (3.02%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (2.02%) IBM BigFix
14 10 (2.02%) SafeCom
14 10 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 9 (1.81%) Puppet
16 8 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
16 8 (1.61%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 230 (46.37%) Microsoft
2 168 (33.87%) VMware
3 107 (21.57%) Cisco
3 107 (21.57%) HP
4 90 (18.15%) Citrix
5 84 (16.94%) McAfee
6 72 (14.52%) IBM
7 68 (13.71%) Veritas
8 66 (13.31%) EMC
9 56 (11.29%) Brocade
10 51 (10.28%) Red Hat
11 48 (9.68%) Dell
11 48 (9.68%) NetApp
12 34 (6.85%) Oracle
13 33 (6.65%) FireEye
14 31 (6.25%) Altiris
14 31 (6.25%) Veeam
15 26 (5.24%) Sophos
16 25 (5.04%) MobileIron
17 24 (4.84%) Juniper