Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 506 476
Rank change year-on-year -34 -30 -20
Contract jobs citing Symantec 361 352 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 0.86% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 212 274
UK median daily rate £400 £392 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +6.96% +5.02%
10th Percentile £184 £221 £140
90th Percentile £593 £542 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -10.67% +7.14% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 22
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +17.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £15.15
90th Percentile £54.20 £30.60 £37.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.23% +19.12% -1.45%

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 42,212 41,016 46,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.58% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,380 25,182 27,927
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £247 £250 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,442 1,475 1,675
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.30 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% -8.95% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.29 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +9.09%

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 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -38 304 £400 +2.56% 85
UK excluding London -30 238 £335 -10.67% 61
London -60 116 £475 +11.76% 27
South East -33 71 £360 -5.26% 22
North of England +11 43 £358 -5.92% 11
East of England +8 34 £300 -44.19% 6
Scotland -43 27 £290 -29.70% 1
North West 0 25 £375 +6.38% 7
South West +14 21 £350 +12.00% 3
Midlands -10 18 £288 -17.86% 16
Wales +6 17 £325 - 1
West Midlands +7 13 £325 -27.78% 14
Yorkshire -21 10 £375 -16.67% 4
North East +34 8 £275 -27.63%
Northern Ireland -3 7 £400 +77.78% 1
East Midlands -5 5 £120 -63.64% 2

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 191 (52.91%) Windows
2 146 (40.44%) Active Directory
3 144 (39.89%) Microsoft
4 102 (28.25%) VMware
5 91 (25.21%) MS Exchange
6 87 (24.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 81 (22.44%) Windows Server
8 80 (22.16%) Office 365
9 78 (21.61%) ITIL
9 78 (21.61%) SCCM
10 75 (20.78%) PowerShell
11 73 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 67 (18.56%) HP
13 65 (18.01%) Citrix
14 63 (17.45%) Linux
15 62 (17.17%) McAfee
15 62 (17.17%) Windows 7
16 61 (16.90%) DNS
17 59 (16.34%) Finance
18 57 (15.79%) Skype for Business
19 56 (15.51%) Firewall
20 55 (15.24%) Cisco
21 54 (14.96%) TCP/IP
22 53 (14.68%) DHCP
22 53 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
23 51 (14.13%) Migration
24 48 (13.30%) Backup Exec
25 46 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
26 45 (12.47%) Security Cleared
27 44 (12.19%) Microsoft Office

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 91 (25.21%) MS Exchange
2 57 (15.79%) Skype for Business
3 40 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (9.42%) SharePoint
5 25 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (5.26%) Confluence
7 15 (4.16%) IIS
8 9 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (2.22%) Apache
10 5 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.39%) IBM Domino
10 5 (1.39%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.11%) JBoss
12 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.83%) CMS
12 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (12.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.22%) HipChat
2 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.83%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.28%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 80 (22.16%) Office 365
2 29 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.37%) Mimecast
4 14 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (3.05%) GitHub
6 9 (2.49%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.94%) PaaS
8 4 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.11%) IaaS
8 4 (1.11%) Serverless
9 3 (0.83%) Yammer
10 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.55%) SaaS
11 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.28%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 61 (16.90%) DNS
2 56 (15.51%) Firewall
3 54 (14.96%) TCP/IP
4 53 (14.68%) DHCP
5 39 (10.80%) SAN
5 39 (10.80%) Skype
6 35 (9.70%) LAN
7 30 (8.31%) WAN
8 23 (6.37%) Internet
8 23 (6.37%) VLAN
9 21 (5.82%) NAS
9 21 (5.82%) VPN
10 18 (4.99%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (4.16%) Unified Communications
12 14 (3.88%) iSCSI
12 14 (3.88%) Wireless
13 13 (3.60%) SMTP
14 9 (2.49%) DMZ
14 9 (2.49%) Ethernet
14 9 (2.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.16%) MySQL
3 9 (2.49%) Big Data
4 7 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.11%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.11%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.28%) DTS
9 1 (0.28%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.88%) JIRA
1 14 (3.88%) MSI
2 9 (2.49%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.55%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 59 (16.34%) Finance
2 14 (3.88%) Banking
3 11 (3.05%) Law
3 11 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.22%) Legal
5 7 (1.94%) Back Office
6 5 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.83%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 63 (17.45%) Analyst
2 38 (10.53%) Consultant
3 35 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (9.42%) Support Engineer
5 30 (8.31%) Desktop Support
6 23 (6.37%) Architect
7 22 (6.09%) Project Manager
8 20 (5.54%) Security Analyst
9 18 (4.99%) Support Analyst
10 17 (4.71%) Administrator
11 16 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (4.43%) Security Manager
12 14 (3.88%) Security Project Manager
12 14 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 12 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
15 11 (3.05%) Blue Coat Engineer
15 11 (3.05%) SCCM Consultant
16 10 (2.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 10 (2.77%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.88%) Web Services
2 11 (3.05%) SailPoint
3 8 (2.22%) SAML
4 7 (1.94%) Anaconda
5 6 (1.66%) .NET
5 6 (1.66%) REST
6 5 (1.39%) JSON
6 5 (1.39%) MAPI
6 5 (1.39%) Node.js
6 5 (1.39%) OAuth
6 5 (1.39%) XML
7 3 (0.83%) Apache Axis
8 2 (0.55%) Memcached
8 2 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.55%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.55%) VML
8 2 (0.55%) XMPP
9 1 (0.28%) LDAP
9 1 (0.28%) Middleware
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (9.14%) Data Centre
3 23 (6.37%) Clustering
4 15 (4.16%) Replication
5 14 (3.88%) PKI
6 11 (3.05%) CMDB
7 10 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.77%) Smartphone
8 9 (2.49%) CESG
9 8 (2.22%) iPad
9 8 (2.22%) iPhone
10 7 (1.94%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.94%) Fintech
11 6 (1.66%) User Experience
12 4 (1.11%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.83%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 191 (52.91%) Windows
2 81 (22.44%) Windows Server
3 63 (17.45%) Linux
4 62 (17.17%) Windows 7
5 53 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (9.70%) Windows 10
8 30 (8.31%) Unix
9 22 (6.09%) Windows 8
10 17 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (3.05%) Windows XP
13 9 (2.49%) AIX
13 9 (2.49%) Solaris
14 6 (1.66%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.66%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.66%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.66%) Windows NT
15 5 (1.39%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (21.61%) ITIL
2 51 (14.13%) Migration
3 46 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (9.14%) Asset Management
5 32 (8.86%) Service Management
6 30 (8.31%) Problem Management
7 29 (8.03%) Data Loss Prevention
7 29 (8.03%) SIEM
8 27 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (7.20%) Information Security
10 25 (6.93%) Software Deployment
11 24 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (6.37%) Cybersecurity
12 23 (6.37%) Time Management
13 21 (5.82%) ITIL V3
14 18 (4.99%) Configuration Management
14 18 (4.99%) Project Management
15 17 (4.71%) DevOps
16 16 (4.43%) Change Management
17 15 (4.16%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.78%) PowerShell
2 39 (10.80%) SQL
3 30 (8.31%) Python
4 21 (5.82%) Bash Shell
5 16 (4.43%) Java
6 15 (4.16%) VBScript
7 8 (2.22%) Perl
8 6 (1.66%) C#
8 6 (1.66%) Ruby
9 5 (1.39%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.39%) VB
9 5 (1.39%) VBA
10 4 (1.11%) C
11 2 (0.55%) PHP
11 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.28%) AWK
12 1 (0.28%) sed
12 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (12.47%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (9.97%) SC Cleared
4 29 (8.03%) Degree
5 24 (6.65%) CISSP
6 22 (6.09%) MCSE
7 17 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (3.60%) MCSA
9 12 (3.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 11 (3.05%) MCP
11 10 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.22%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.94%) SANS
14 6 (1.66%) CISM
14 6 (1.66%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.39%) DBS Check
15 5 (1.39%) HNC
15 5 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 4 (1.11%) CCNA
16 4 (1.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.26%) SLA
2 17 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.77%) GDPR
4 7 (1.94%) COBIT
5 5 (1.39%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.39%) QA
6 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 2 (0.55%) PMO
6 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 146 (40.44%) Active Directory
2 73 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (10.25%) Hyper-V
4 36 (9.97%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (8.59%) XenApp
6 23 (6.37%) BitLocker
7 19 (5.26%) vSphere
8 17 (4.71%) XenDesktop
9 14 (3.88%) ProxySG
10 13 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (3.05%) NFS
12 7 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (1.94%) XenServer
13 6 (1.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.66%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.66%) VirtualBox
13 6 (1.66%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.83%) Firmware
14 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 87 (24.10%) Norton AntiVirus
2 78 (21.61%) SCCM
3 48 (13.30%) Backup Exec
4 42 (11.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 40 (11.08%) NetBackup
6 34 (9.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 24 (6.65%) Ansible
8 19 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (4.43%) Microsoft Clustering
9 16 (4.43%) WSUS
10 12 (3.32%) Puppet
10 12 (3.32%) SCOM
11 11 (3.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (2.77%) HP Data Protector
12 10 (2.77%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (2.49%) CASB
13 9 (2.49%) vCenter Server
14 8 (2.22%) AirWatch
15 7 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
16 6 (1.66%) QRadar
Vendors
1 144 (39.89%) Microsoft
2 102 (28.25%) VMware
3 67 (18.56%) HP
4 65 (18.01%) Citrix
5 62 (17.17%) McAfee
6 55 (15.24%) Cisco
7 37 (10.25%) IBM
8 34 (9.42%) NetApp
9 32 (8.86%) Forcepoint
10 31 (8.59%) Oracle
11 27 (7.48%) Altiris
12 26 (7.20%) Dell
12 26 (7.20%) Red Hat
13 25 (6.93%) CheckPoint
13 25 (6.93%) Veritas
14 22 (6.09%) Blue Coat
14 22 (6.09%) EMC
14 22 (6.09%) Splunk
15 18 (4.99%) ServiceNow
16 16 (4.43%) Veeam