Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 548 587 526
Rank change year-on-year +39 -61 -81
Contract jobs citing Symantec 297 337 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.78% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 168 206
UK median daily rate £445 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £201 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 15
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +2.56% +3.31%
10th Percentile £20.75 £14.73 £13.51
90th Percentile £27.00 £29.20 £28.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £17.70
% change year-on-year +17.50% +13.03% +4.09%

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 39,203 42,949 41,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.59% 41.59% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,420 26,574 25,525
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,414 1,597 1,422
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.22 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.76 £16.27
% change year-on-year +7.40% +3.04% -6.79%

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 23 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Symantec over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Symantec in the UK

Symantec
Top 14 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 23 July 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 +31 257 £450 +12.50% 82
UK excluding London -2 173 £394 +12.50% 69
London +61 114 £500 +5.26% 18
South East -26 36 £450 +12.50% 21
North of England +15 35 £325 -7.14% 20
Midlands +25 27 £450 +36.36% 12
East of England +16 24 £400 +25.98% 6
South West -12 21 £350 +7.69% 5
East Midlands +26 18 £450 +91.49% 6
North West +17 18 £300 -20.00% 13
Yorkshire +35 17 £450 +5.88% 6
Wales +5 16 £385 +10.00% 1
Scotland +4 15 £375 +17.19% 4
West Midlands +12 9 £450 +36.36% 6

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 160 (53.87%) Windows
2 150 (50.51%) Active Directory
3 114 (38.38%) Microsoft
4 90 (30.30%) VMware
5 85 (28.62%) Office 365
6 84 (28.28%) Finance
7 80 (26.94%) Windows Server
8 73 (24.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 63 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 58 (19.53%) PowerShell
10 58 (19.53%) Citrix
11 57 (19.19%) DNS
11 57 (19.19%) Cisco
11 57 (19.19%) SCCM
12 56 (18.86%) Firewall
13 55 (18.52%) ITIL
13 55 (18.52%) Windows 10
14 52 (17.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 51 (17.17%) Skype for Business
16 49 (16.50%) Windows 7
16 49 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
17 45 (15.15%) DHCP
17 45 (15.15%) XenApp
18 43 (14.48%) SAN
19 42 (14.14%) McAfee
20 41 (13.80%) Hyper-V
21 38 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
22 36 (12.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
22 36 (12.12%) Skype
23 35 (11.78%) Banking

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 51 (17.17%) Skype for Business
2 30 (10.10%) MS Exchange
3 28 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (5.72%) IIS
5 16 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (5.39%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.02%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.68%) IBM Domino
8 3 (1.01%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.01%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.67%) Apache
9 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.67%) WordPress
10 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 49 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.68%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.34%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 85 (28.62%) Office 365
2 38 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (9.43%) IaaS
4 26 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (7.74%) PaaS
6 11 (3.70%) SaaS
7 8 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (2.69%) OneDrive
8 6 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.02%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.01%) G Suite
10 3 (1.01%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.67%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.34%) Slack
12 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (19.19%) DNS
2 56 (18.86%) Firewall
3 45 (15.15%) DHCP
4 43 (14.48%) SAN
5 36 (12.12%) Skype
6 30 (10.10%) TCP/IP
6 30 (10.10%) WAN
7 26 (8.75%) LAN
8 20 (6.73%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (6.40%) VPN
10 17 (5.72%) Internet
11 16 (5.39%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (5.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (4.04%) Cisco Firepower
14 11 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 11 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (3.70%) Network Security
15 10 (3.37%) iSCSI
15 10 (3.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.37%) Big Data
3 5 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.34%) DB2
5 1 (0.34%) Essbase
5 1 (0.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (4.38%) MSI
2 10 (3.37%) WiX
3 3 (1.01%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.01%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.67%) Hudson
5 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 84 (28.28%) Finance
2 35 (11.78%) Banking
3 18 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.04%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.70%) Back Office
6 7 (2.36%) Law
7 5 (1.68%) Retail
8 4 (1.35%) Legal
9 2 (0.67%) French Language
9 2 (0.67%) German Language
9 2 (0.67%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.67%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (17.85%) Analyst
2 33 (11.11%) Consultant
2 33 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (8.08%) Security Analyst
4 20 (6.73%) Windows Engineer
5 19 (6.40%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.06%) Desktop Support
6 18 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 17 (5.72%) Architect
8 13 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (3.70%) Security Consultant
10 9 (3.03%) Administrator
10 9 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (3.03%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (3.03%) Security Operations Analyst
11 8 (2.69%) Information Security Analyst
11 8 (2.69%) Operational Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.38%) .NET
2 10 (3.37%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.35%) LDAP
3 4 (1.35%) Web Services
4 3 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.67%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.34%) COM
6 1 (0.34%) MassTransit
6 1 (0.34%) Middleware
6 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.34%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.34%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.43%) Clustering
2 25 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.04%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.37%) iPhone
5 10 (3.37%) Virtual Team
6 9 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.69%) iPad
8 7 (2.36%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.36%) PKI
8 7 (2.36%) Replication
8 7 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.02%) EMC VNX
9 6 (2.02%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (1.68%) AS400
10 5 (1.68%) iSeries
11 4 (1.35%) Blackberry
12 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 160 (53.87%) Windows
2 80 (26.94%) Windows Server
3 55 (18.52%) Windows 10
4 49 (16.50%) Windows 7
5 34 (11.45%) Linux
6 29 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (5.39%) Unix
10 15 (5.05%) Solaris
11 12 (4.04%) Android
12 11 (3.70%) Ubuntu
13 9 (3.03%) CentOS
14 6 (2.02%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.68%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.68%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (1.01%) AIX
17 2 (0.67%) SUSE
17 2 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.52%) ITIL
2 52 (17.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (10.77%) Information Security
4 29 (9.76%) Migration
4 29 (9.76%) SIEM
5 28 (9.43%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (8.08%) Vulnerability Management
7 22 (7.41%) Data Loss Prevention
7 22 (7.41%) Data Protection
7 22 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
7 22 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 21 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (7.07%) Service Management
9 19 (6.40%) Project Management
10 17 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.05%) Email Filtering
12 14 (4.71%) Incident Management
13 13 (4.38%) Server Management
14 12 (4.04%) Antivirus Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.53%) PowerShell
2 28 (9.43%) SQL
3 11 (3.70%) Python
4 10 (3.37%) VB
5 9 (3.03%) Java
6 6 (2.02%) VBScript
7 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.34%) C
7 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.09%) CISSP
3 26 (8.75%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.39%) Degree
5 14 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (4.38%) CEH
7 9 (3.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 9 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.02%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.02%) MCP
8 6 (2.02%) MCSE
9 5 (1.68%) CCNP
10 4 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.35%) MCSA
11 3 (1.01%) CISM
12 2 (0.67%) CCNA
12 2 (0.67%) CISA
12 2 (0.67%) CRISC
12 2 (0.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.37%) SLA
2 7 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.02%) NIST
4 4 (1.35%) PMO
5 2 (0.67%) COBIT
5 2 (0.67%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.67%) NCSC
5 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.67%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.34%) GLBA
6 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 150 (50.51%) Active Directory
2 63 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (15.15%) XenApp
4 41 (13.80%) Hyper-V
5 26 (8.75%) vSphere
6 23 (7.74%) XenDesktop
7 20 (6.73%) ProxySG
8 18 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (3.37%) BitLocker
11 8 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (2.36%) ISA Server
13 6 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.35%) vCloud
14 4 (1.35%) VMware NSX
15 3 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.67%) KVM
16 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 73 (24.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 57 (19.19%) SCCM
3 36 (12.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 27 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 20 (6.73%) SCOM
5 20 (6.73%) vCenter Server
6 18 (6.06%) NetBackup
7 15 (5.05%) CASB
8 12 (4.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 12 (4.04%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (3.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (3.37%) QRadar
10 10 (3.37%) SCOrch
11 7 (2.36%) Backup Exec
12 6 (2.02%) Terraform
13 5 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (1.68%) vRealize
13 5 (1.68%) WSUS
14 4 (1.35%) SCSM
14 4 (1.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 114 (38.38%) Microsoft
2 90 (30.30%) VMware
3 58 (19.53%) Citrix
4 57 (19.19%) Cisco
5 42 (14.14%) McAfee
6 29 (9.76%) HP
7 26 (8.75%) CheckPoint
7 26 (8.75%) F5
8 21 (7.07%) Blue Coat
8 21 (7.07%) Dell
9 18 (6.06%) IBM
10 16 (5.39%) Adobe
10 16 (5.39%) Oracle
11 15 (5.05%) NetApp
11 15 (5.05%) Trend Micro
12 14 (4.71%) Splunk
12 14 (4.71%) Veritas
13 13 (4.38%) Forcepoint
14 11 (3.70%) Veeam
15 10 (3.37%) ServiceNow