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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Symantec
UK
Rank 426 391 407
Rank change year-on-year -35 +16  
Contract jobs citing Symantec 161 248 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 1.08% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 140 112
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £153 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £351 £255
% change year-on-year +13.87% +37.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 20
Median hourly rate £22.34 £18.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.12% +5.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £16.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £20.05 £46.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £17.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year +27.94% -4.22%  

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 19614 23045 23664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.15% 43.64% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12079 13916 13336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 807 988
Median hourly rate £17.89 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.55% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

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 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Symantec in the UK

Symantec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Symantec.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 22 March 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 -20 144 £400 +6.66% 37
London +3 72 £425 - 17
South East +2 34 £400 -5.88% 5
City of London +4 18 £413 -13.15% 6
Surrey +19 17 £438 -12.50% 2
Epsom +7 12 £400 -
Berkshire +16 10 £331 -22.11% 1
Scotland +21 9 £475 +47.85% 3
Yorkshire +18 8 £450 +50.00% 4
East of England -20 8 £480 +182.35% 3
North West +15 7 £325 +8.33% 3
East Midlands - 7 £330 -
South West -16 6 £311 -11.07% 2
West Yorkshire +21 5 £450 +50.00% 2
Glasgow +2 5 - - 2
Bracknell +1 5 - -
Bristol -13 5 £313 -12.28% 1
Derby - 5 £330 -
Derbyshire - 5 £330 -
Cheshire +27 4 £388 -8.82%
Edinburgh +18 4 £475 +47.85% 1
Leeds +10 4 £450 - 1
Canary Wharf -1 4 £350 -20.00%
Hertfordshire -12 4 £450 +9.09% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £450 +33.33% 2
Belfast -19 3 £225 -
County Antrim -20 3 £225 -
Northern Ireland -22 3 £225 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 1
Wakefield - 3 £450 - 1

Symantec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 250 (66.31%) Windows
2 195 (51.72%) Active Directory
3 186 (49.34%) Microsoft
4 147 (38.99%) VMware
5 112 (29.71%) Windows Server
6 110 (29.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 109 (28.91%) Finance
8 106 (28.12%) SCCM
9 102 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 102 (27.06%) Cisco
10 98 (25.99%) Norton AntiVirus
11 94 (24.93%) Linux
12 93 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 84 (22.28%) Firewall
14 80 (21.22%) MS Exchange
15 77 (20.42%) Citrix
16 76 (20.16%) ITIL
17 75 (19.89%) PowerShell
18 73 (19.36%) DNS
19 71 (18.83%) HP
20 69 (18.30%) Windows 7
21 67 (17.77%) SAN
22 66 (17.51%) Unix
23 64 (16.98%) Red Hat
24 62 (16.45%) NetBackup
25 59 (15.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
26 56 (14.85%) MS Office
26 56 (14.85%) SQL Server
27 53 (14.06%) XenApp
28 50 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Symantec
Top Related 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 80 (21.22%) MS Exchange
2 46 (12.20%) Skype for Business
3 44 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (3.71%) Apache
8 13 (3.45%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.86%) Confluence
9 7 (1.86%) Drupal
9 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.86%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (1.59%) IIS
10 6 (1.59%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.59%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.06%) iPlanet
12 3 (0.80%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.53%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 56 (14.85%) MS Office
2 34 (9.02%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.53%) Relativity
2 2 (0.53%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.53%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.08%) Office 365
2 22 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.71%) G Suite
5 13 (3.45%) IaaS
6 9 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.86%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.33%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (22.28%) Firewall
2 73 (19.36%) DNS
3 67 (17.77%) SAN
4 49 (13.00%) DHCP
5 41 (10.88%) VPN
6 40 (10.61%) TCP/IP
7 37 (9.81%) NAS
8 35 (9.28%) Internet
9 33 (8.75%) Cisco ASA
10 32 (8.49%) LAN
11 26 (6.90%) Wireless
12 21 (5.57%) Cisco IOS
13 20 (5.31%) Network Security
14 19 (5.04%) WAN
15 17 (4.51%) LDAP
16 15 (3.98%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (3.98%) SSL
17 14 (3.71%) iSCSI
18 12 (3.18%) Skype
19 11 (2.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.39%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.39%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.59%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.33%) MySQL
8 4 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.80%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.80%) Big Data
9 3 (0.80%) DB2
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.53%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.53%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.65%) JIRA
3 7 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.86%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.06%) MSI
5 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.53%) WinDbg
General
1 109 (28.91%) Finance
2 24 (6.37%) Law
3 22 (5.84%) Banking
4 20 (5.31%) Legal
5 12 (3.18%) Games
6 11 (2.92%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.12%) Marketing
7 8 (2.12%) Publishing
8 7 (1.86%) Back Office
8 7 (1.86%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.59%) Electronics
9 6 (1.59%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.06%) Local Government
10 4 (1.06%) Retail
11 3 (0.80%) International Banking
11 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.53%) Advertising
13 1 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.27%) Front Office
13 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 66 (17.51%) Analyst
2 43 (11.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (10.61%) Administrator
4 34 (9.02%) Architect
5 30 (7.96%) Consultant
5 30 (7.96%) Systems Administrator
6 28 (7.43%) Windows Engineer
7 24 (6.37%) Support Analyst
8 23 (6.10%) Unix Administrator
9 22 (5.84%) Security Engineer
9 22 (5.84%) Storage Administrator
9 22 (5.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 20 (5.31%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.71%) Desktop Support
11 14 (3.71%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (3.71%) Support Engineer
12 13 (3.45%) Security Analyst
13 12 (3.18%) Desktop Analyst
13 12 (3.18%) Security Architect
14 11 (2.92%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.24%) 802.1X
2 15 (3.98%) SailPoint
2 15 (3.98%) SAML
3 10 (2.65%) .NET
4 7 (1.86%) MCollective
5 6 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.59%) XML
6 5 (1.33%) ADSI
7 4 (1.06%) J2EE
7 4 (1.06%) JSON
7 4 (1.06%) Middleware
7 4 (1.06%) Regular Expression
7 4 (1.06%) REST
7 4 (1.06%) XMPP
8 3 (0.80%) ADO
8 3 (0.80%) JSP
8 3 (0.80%) OAuth
8 3 (0.80%) OpenID
8 3 (0.80%) WAP
8 3 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.73%) Clustering
2 42 (11.14%) Data Centre
3 31 (8.22%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.84%) Enterprise Storage
4 22 (5.84%) PKI
5 19 (5.04%) Blackberry
6 14 (3.71%) Fat Client
6 14 (3.71%) Thin Client
6 14 (3.71%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.65%) CMDB
9 9 (2.39%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.86%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.86%) Replication
11 6 (1.59%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.06%) Computer Science
13 4 (1.06%) HP Storage
14 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.80%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 250 (66.31%) Windows
2 112 (29.71%) Windows Server
3 102 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (24.93%) Linux
5 93 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (18.30%) Windows 7
7 66 (17.51%) Unix
8 50 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (12.47%) Windows 10
10 44 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (9.02%) Solaris
12 24 (6.37%) Android
12 24 (6.37%) Windows 8
13 17 (4.51%) Mac OS X
13 17 (4.51%) Windows XP
14 14 (3.71%) AIX
14 14 (3.71%) Apple iOS
15 10 (2.65%) CentOS
16 8 (2.12%) Ubuntu
17 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.16%) ITIL
2 35 (9.28%) Information Security
2 35 (9.28%) SIEM
3 32 (8.49%) High Availability
4 29 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 26 (6.90%) Change Control
6 24 (6.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 23 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (6.10%) Change Management
7 23 (6.10%) Incident Management
8 22 (5.84%) Configuration Management
8 22 (5.84%) Service Delivery
9 21 (5.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 21 (5.57%) Performance Management
9 21 (5.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 20 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (5.31%) Service Management
11 18 (4.77%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (4.77%) Risk Management
11 18 (4.77%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (19.89%) PowerShell
2 33 (8.75%) SQL
3 28 (7.43%) Python
4 21 (5.57%) VBScript
5 17 (4.51%) Perl
6 16 (4.24%) C#
7 12 (3.18%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.18%) Java
8 8 (2.12%) VB
9 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.06%) AWK
11 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.53%) VBA
12 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (4.51%) MCSE
5 14 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.18%) CISSP
7 10 (2.65%) Degree
7 10 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.12%) MCP
9 5 (1.33%) CCNA
9 5 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.33%) SANS
10 4 (1.06%) RHCE
11 3 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.80%) MCSA
11 3 (0.80%) MCSD
12 2 (0.53%) CCIE
12 2 (0.53%) CISA
12 2 (0.53%) CISM
12 2 (0.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.98%) SLA
2 13 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.80%) GPG13
5 3 (0.80%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.53%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
6 2 (0.53%) QA
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 195 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 110 (29.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (14.06%) XenApp
4 46 (12.20%) Hyper-V
5 37 (9.81%) XenDesktop
6 35 (9.28%) VMware ESX
7 32 (8.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 28 (7.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 26 (6.90%) BitLocker
10 22 (5.84%) Veritas File System
11 20 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (3.98%) vSphere
13 11 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (2.12%) Xen
15 7 (1.86%) NFS
15 7 (1.86%) PowerHA
16 6 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (1.33%) Firmware
17 5 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
18 4 (1.06%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 106 (28.12%) SCCM
2 98 (25.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 62 (16.45%) NetBackup
4 59 (15.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 41 (10.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 40 (10.61%) Backup Exec
7 25 (6.63%) WSUS
8 20 (5.31%) Microsoft Clustering
9 19 (5.04%) SCOM
10 16 (4.24%) Puppet
11 14 (3.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 13 (3.45%) Nessus
13 11 (2.92%) Zenoss
14 10 (2.65%) Ansible
14 10 (2.65%) MIMEsweeper
14 10 (2.65%) Nexpose
15 9 (2.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (2.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 8 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 186 (49.34%) Microsoft
2 147 (38.99%) VMware
3 102 (27.06%) Cisco
4 77 (20.42%) Citrix
5 71 (18.83%) HP
6 64 (16.98%) Red Hat
7 47 (12.47%) Intel Security
8 46 (12.20%) Oracle
9 43 (11.41%) Dell
10 40 (10.61%) Splunk
11 38 (10.08%) Veritas
12 37 (9.81%) CheckPoint
13 30 (7.96%) CA
13 30 (7.96%) Sun
14 25 (6.63%) ArcSight
15 24 (6.37%) EMC
15 24 (6.37%) F5
15 24 (6.37%) IBM
16 23 (6.10%) NetApp
17 22 (5.84%) Veeam
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