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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 391 314
Rank change year-on-year -37 -77  
Contract jobs citing Symantec 180 282 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.53% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 1.18% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 179 213
Median daily rate £365 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £289
% change year-on-year - +21.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 46
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.88 £20.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.20% -6.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.22 £14.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £35.20 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -14.70% -15.77%  

Symantec is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 20598 23854 24877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.81% 44.94% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12496 14691 14551
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 814 1114
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 June 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 -37 161 £365 -1.35% 38
London -40 50 £450 +11.11% 8
South East +25 49 £325 -14.47% 10
Surrey +12 17 £208 -47.46% 4
Scotland +22 15 £725 +100.00% 2
North West +14 14 £300 -40.00% 6
East of England +2 13 £488 +39.28% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +47 12 £310 +24.00% 4
Tyne and Wear +44 12 £310 +24.00% 4
North East +38 12 £310 +21.80% 4
Berkshire +21 12 £360 +84.61% 2
Epsom - 11 - - 1
Glasgow +12 10 £425 +226.92% 1
West Midlands +25 9 £325 -4.41%
Hertfordshire +3 9 £525 - 2
Yorkshire +21 8 £450 +33.33% 3
Manchester +3 8 £475 -5.00% 3
City of London -11 8 £463 +23.33% 2
Reading +20 6 £320 -26.85% 2
South West +3 6 £425 +21.42% 1
Hampshire -8 6 £400 +5.26% 2
Cheshire - 6 £300 - 3
Edinburgh +7 5 £900 +111.76% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
Dorset - 5 £413 - 1
Oxford - 5 - -
North Yorkshire +10 4 £419 -1.47% 2
Kent +1 4 £323 -2.12%
Maidenhead +1 4 £360 +33.33%
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £550 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 221 (64.24%) Windows
2 165 (47.97%) Microsoft
3 152 (44.19%) Active Directory
4 126 (36.63%) VMware
5 99 (28.78%) Finance
6 90 (26.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (25.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 86 (25.00%) Cisco
9 85 (24.71%) Windows Server
10 84 (24.42%) PowerShell
11 81 (23.55%) Linux
11 81 (23.55%) MS Exchange
11 81 (23.55%) NetBackup
12 80 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
13 76 (22.09%) Norton AntiVirus
13 76 (22.09%) Citrix
14 74 (21.51%) SAN
15 73 (21.22%) HP
16 71 (20.64%) SCCM
17 66 (19.19%) Windows 7
18 62 (18.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 60 (17.44%) Unix
20 54 (15.70%) McAfee
21 51 (14.83%) Veritas
21 51 (14.83%) Red Hat
22 50 (14.53%) Firewall
22 50 (14.53%) Skype for Business
23 47 (13.66%) Office 365
23 47 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2013
24 46 (13.37%) Exchange Server 2010

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 81 (23.55%) MS Exchange
2 50 (14.53%) Skype for Business
3 47 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 46 (13.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (4.65%) IIS
6 16 (4.65%) SharePoint
7 15 (4.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (2.62%) JBoss
8 9 (2.62%) SAS
8 9 (2.62%) WildFly
9 4 (1.16%) Apache
10 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.87%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.87%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.58%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 43 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.66%) Office 365
2 26 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.62%) IaaS
4 9 (2.62%) SaaS
5 7 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.74%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.16%) PaaS
9 3 (0.87%) G Suite
10 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 74 (21.51%) SAN
2 50 (14.53%) Firewall
3 42 (12.21%) DNS
4 36 (10.47%) TCP/IP
5 35 (10.17%) NAS
6 33 (9.59%) DHCP
7 31 (9.01%) Skype
8 30 (8.72%) VPN
9 27 (7.85%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (7.85%) Internet
10 25 (7.27%) LAN
11 22 (6.40%) Fibre Channel
12 20 (5.81%) LDAP
13 18 (5.23%) Cisco IOS
13 18 (5.23%) Wireless
14 15 (4.36%) SSH
15 12 (3.49%) WAN
16 11 (3.20%) SMTP
17 10 (2.91%) iSCSI
17 10 (2.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.16%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.16%) InterSystems Cache
4 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.58%) Big Data
6 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.58%) MySQL
6 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.29%) DB2
7 1 (0.29%) OLAP
7 1 (0.29%) OLTP
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.16%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.87%) MSI
4 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 99 (28.78%) Finance
2 35 (10.17%) Banking
3 24 (6.98%) Legal
4 17 (4.94%) Law
5 9 (2.62%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.03%) Local Government
7 6 (1.74%) Games
8 5 (1.45%) Back Office
9 4 (1.16%) Electronics
9 4 (1.16%) International Banking
9 4 (1.16%) Marketing
9 4 (1.16%) Retail
9 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.58%) Publishing
12 1 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) Front Office
12 1 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 66 (19.19%) Analyst
2 47 (13.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (9.88%) Consultant
4 28 (8.14%) Administrator
5 26 (7.56%) Architect
5 26 (7.56%) Support Analyst
6 23 (6.69%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (5.81%) Desktop Support
8 19 (5.52%) Windows Engineer
9 17 (4.94%) Technical Analyst
9 17 (4.94%) Unix Administrator
10 16 (4.65%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 15 (4.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 15 (4.36%) Storage Administrator
12 14 (4.07%) Storage Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.78%) Backup Engineer
13 13 (3.78%) Storage Engineer
14 12 (3.49%) Messaging Engineer
14 12 (3.49%) Security Architect
14 12 (3.49%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.49%) 802.1X
2 11 (3.20%) Web Services
3 9 (2.62%) Middleware
4 8 (2.33%) SAML
5 7 (2.03%) SailPoint
6 5 (1.45%) .NET
6 5 (1.45%) ADSI
7 4 (1.16%) OAuth
7 4 (1.16%) OpenID
7 4 (1.16%) XMPP
8 3 (0.87%) WAP
9 2 (0.58%) JSON
9 2 (0.58%) Memcached
9 2 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.58%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.58%) REST
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.58%) XML
10 1 (0.29%) MDX
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.08%) Data Centre
2 34 (9.88%) Clustering
3 26 (7.56%) Blackberry
4 20 (5.81%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.49%) Replication
6 10 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.91%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.62%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.62%) PKI
7 9 (2.62%) Thin Client
8 8 (2.33%) HP Storage
8 8 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.74%) CESG
10 5 (1.45%) PDA
11 4 (1.16%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.16%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.87%) EPoS
13 2 (0.58%) NHS
13 2 (0.58%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 221 (64.24%) Windows
2 90 (26.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (25.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 85 (24.71%) Windows Server
5 81 (23.55%) Linux
6 66 (19.19%) Windows 7
7 60 (17.44%) Unix
8 36 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (10.47%) Solaris
9 30 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (8.43%) Windows 10
11 23 (6.69%) Windows 8
12 20 (5.81%) Windows XP
13 18 (5.23%) Android
14 17 (4.94%) AIX
15 13 (3.78%) CentOS
16 5 (1.45%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.45%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.87%) VMS
17 3 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (11.05%) ITIL
2 33 (9.59%) Migration
3 28 (8.14%) Information Security
4 22 (6.40%) Change Control
5 21 (6.10%) Asset Management
6 20 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (5.81%) Problem Management
7 19 (5.52%) Configuration Management
7 19 (5.52%) High Availability
8 18 (5.23%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.94%) Change Management
9 17 (4.94%) Data Protection
10 14 (4.07%) Mobile Device Management
10 14 (4.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (3.78%) Presales
11 13 (3.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 12 (3.49%) DevOps
12 12 (3.49%) ITSM
12 12 (3.49%) Service Management
13 11 (3.20%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 84 (24.42%) PowerShell
2 31 (9.01%) SQL
3 18 (5.23%) Python
3 18 (5.23%) VBScript
4 16 (4.65%) Java
5 14 (4.07%) VB
6 12 (3.49%) Perl
7 9 (2.62%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.33%) C#
9 5 (1.45%) Ruby
9 5 (1.45%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) C
11 1 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.78%) CISSP
6 10 (2.91%) MCSA
7 9 (2.62%) MCSE
8 8 (2.33%) MCP
8 8 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.74%) SANS
9 6 (1.74%) SSCP
10 4 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.16%) CCNA
10 4 (1.16%) CCNP
11 3 (0.87%) CEH
11 3 (0.87%) CHFI
11 3 (0.87%) Degree
11 3 (0.87%) MCSD
12 2 (0.58%) CCSE
12 2 (0.58%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.33%) SLA
3 6 (1.74%) GPG13
3 6 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.58%) QA
7 1 (0.29%) COBIT
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.29%) GDPR
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 152 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 80 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (11.92%) Hyper-V
4 38 (11.05%) XenApp
5 36 (10.47%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (6.40%) XenDesktop
7 21 (6.10%) Veritas File System
8 20 (5.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (5.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 17 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (4.36%) BitLocker
11 9 (2.62%) NFS
12 8 (2.33%) Terminal Services
13 7 (2.03%) vSphere
14 6 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.58%) Corosync
17 2 (0.58%) Firmware
17 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 81 (23.55%) NetBackup
2 76 (22.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 71 (20.64%) SCCM
4 62 (18.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 40 (11.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 32 (9.30%) Backup Exec
7 21 (6.10%) WSUS
8 20 (5.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (5.81%) SCOM
9 17 (4.94%) EMC NetWorker
10 15 (4.36%) AirWatch
10 15 (4.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 14 (4.07%) HP Data Protector
12 13 (3.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 12 (3.49%) Puppet
14 11 (3.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 9 (2.62%) Nagios
15 9 (2.62%) Nexpose
16 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
16 6 (1.74%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 165 (47.97%) Microsoft
2 126 (36.63%) VMware
3 86 (25.00%) Cisco
4 76 (22.09%) Citrix
5 73 (21.22%) HP
6 54 (15.70%) McAfee
7 51 (14.83%) Red Hat
7 51 (14.83%) Veritas
8 39 (11.34%) IBM
9 38 (11.05%) Oracle
10 35 (10.17%) EMC
11 29 (8.43%) Brocade
11 29 (8.43%) Dell
11 29 (8.43%) NetApp
12 22 (6.40%) FireEye
12 22 (6.40%) Splunk
13 20 (5.81%) Veeam
14 18 (5.23%) SAP
15 17 (4.94%) ArcSight
15 17 (4.94%) Sun
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