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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 453 416 380
Rank change year-on-year -37 -36  
Contract jobs citing Symantec 142 263 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.48% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 1.08% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 150 173
Median daily rate £388 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £202 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £280
% change year-on-year +4.28% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 46
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -5.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.81 £15.74 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £30.70 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -17.07%  

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 19558 24374 24741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.68% 44.69% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11874 15027 14297
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £370
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 799 1137
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.96 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -48 127 £380 +2.70% 44
London -3 48 £413 +10.73% 23
South East +20 37 £331 -23.13% 8
North West +17 16 £300 -33.33% 5
Berkshire +30 15 £360 -10.00%
Surrey +2 12 - - 3
Scotland +38 11 £900 +200.00% 2
Yorkshire +23 11 £450 +26.31% 2
Epsom +1 9 - - 2
City of London -8 9 £425 +13.33% 10
East of England -1 8 £525 +16.66%
Manchester -2 8 £325 -27.77% 1
Cheshire - 8 £300 - 4
Reading +20 7 £315 -37.00%
Edinburgh +15 7 £900 +111.76% 1
Hertfordshire +5 6 £525 -4.54%
North Yorkshire - 6 £406 -
West Yorkshire +27 4 £450 +26.31% 2
Glasgow +1 4 - -
Maidenhead 0 4 £360 +33.33%
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £550 -
West Midlands +26 3 £365 -27.00% 2
Leeds +19 3 £450 +26.31% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £300 - 4
Oxford - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 £350 -
West Sussex +30 2 £388 -10.71% 1
South Wales +9 2 £450 +12.50%
Hampshire +4 2 £336 -21.86%

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 211 (64.33%) Windows
2 158 (48.17%) Microsoft
2 158 (48.17%) Active Directory
3 121 (36.89%) VMware
4 96 (29.27%) Finance
5 87 (26.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 85 (25.91%) PowerShell
6 85 (25.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 82 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 80 (24.39%) Cisco
8 80 (24.39%) Windows Server
9 79 (24.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 73 (22.26%) MS Exchange
11 72 (21.95%) Citrix
12 69 (21.04%) SCCM
13 68 (20.73%) Linux
14 64 (19.51%) NetBackup
15 62 (18.90%) Firewall
15 62 (18.90%) HP
16 61 (18.60%) SAN
17 58 (17.68%) Windows 7
18 52 (15.85%) Unix
19 47 (14.33%) Skype for Business
19 47 (14.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
20 46 (14.02%) DNS
21 45 (13.72%) Microsoft Office
21 45 (13.72%) McAfee
21 45 (13.72%) Exchange Server 2013
22 44 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
22 44 (13.41%) SQL Server

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 73 (22.26%) MS Exchange
2 47 (14.33%) Skype for Business
3 45 (13.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 44 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (8.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (4.57%) IIS
7 14 (4.27%) SharePoint
8 10 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (2.74%) SAS
10 8 (2.44%) JBoss
11 7 (2.13%) WildFly
12 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.52%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.22%) Apache
13 4 (1.22%) Drupal
13 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.22%) iPlanet
14 3 (0.91%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.61%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 45 (13.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.59%) Office 365
2 27 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.74%) IaaS
5 8 (2.44%) SaaS
6 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.52%) G Suite
7 4 (1.22%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.91%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (18.90%) Firewall
2 61 (18.60%) SAN
3 46 (14.02%) DNS
4 38 (11.59%) DHCP
5 37 (11.28%) TCP/IP
6 34 (10.37%) NAS
6 34 (10.37%) VPN
7 33 (10.06%) Internet
8 30 (9.15%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (9.15%) LAN
9 25 (7.62%) Skype
10 22 (6.71%) LDAP
11 20 (6.10%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (6.10%) Wireless
12 16 (4.88%) WAN
13 14 (4.27%) SSH
14 13 (3.96%) SMTP
15 12 (3.66%) Network Security
16 10 (3.05%) SSL
17 9 (2.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.22%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (0.91%) MySQL
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.61%) DB2
7 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.30%) Big Data
8 1 (0.30%) OLAP
8 1 (0.30%) OLTP
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.30%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.22%) MSI
3 3 (0.91%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.30%) JIRA
4 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 96 (29.27%) Finance
2 27 (8.23%) Banking
3 19 (5.79%) Legal
4 17 (5.18%) Law
5 10 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.13%) Back Office
6 7 (2.13%) Local Government
6 7 (2.13%) Publishing
7 6 (1.83%) Games
8 5 (1.52%) Retail
8 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.22%) Electronics
9 4 (1.22%) International Banking
9 4 (1.22%) Marketing
10 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
11 1 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.30%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 60 (18.29%) Analyst
2 51 (15.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (10.37%) Consultant
4 26 (7.93%) Administrator
5 23 (7.01%) Architect
5 23 (7.01%) Support Analyst
6 22 (6.71%) Windows Engineer
7 21 (6.40%) Desktop Support
8 18 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (5.18%) Security Engineer
10 15 (4.57%) Storage Administrator
10 15 (4.57%) Unix Administrator
11 14 (4.27%) Security Analyst
11 14 (4.27%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 14 (4.27%) Technical Analyst
11 14 (4.27%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.96%) Security Consultant
13 12 (3.66%) VMware Engineer
14 11 (3.35%) Messaging Engineer
14 11 (3.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.96%) SailPoint
2 12 (3.66%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.66%) SAML
3 10 (3.05%) Web Services
4 8 (2.44%) Middleware
5 5 (1.52%) .NET
5 5 (1.52%) ADSI
6 4 (1.22%) J2EE
6 4 (1.22%) OAuth
6 4 (1.22%) OpenID
6 4 (1.22%) WAP
6 4 (1.22%) XMPP
7 3 (0.91%) JSON
7 3 (0.91%) JSP
7 3 (0.91%) REST
7 3 (0.91%) XML
8 2 (0.61%) Memcached
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.80%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.67%) Clustering
3 23 (7.01%) Blackberry
4 16 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 14 (4.27%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (3.05%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.74%) PKI
8 8 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.44%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.13%) Replication
10 5 (1.52%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.52%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.22%) CESG
11 4 (1.22%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.22%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.91%) HP StoreVirtual
12 3 (0.91%) PDA
13 2 (0.61%) EPoS
13 2 (0.61%) Life Science
13 2 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 211 (64.33%) Windows
2 87 (26.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (25.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (24.39%) Windows Server
5 68 (20.73%) Linux
6 58 (17.68%) Windows 7
7 52 (15.85%) Unix
8 34 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (9.45%) Windows 10
10 23 (7.01%) Solaris
10 23 (7.01%) Windows 8
11 22 (6.71%) Android
12 17 (5.18%) Windows XP
13 12 (3.66%) CentOS
14 8 (2.44%) Mac OS X
15 7 (2.13%) AIX
15 7 (2.13%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.91%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (10.98%) ITIL
2 30 (9.15%) Information Security
3 23 (7.01%) Asset Management
3 23 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (6.71%) Migration
5 20 (6.10%) Change Control
6 19 (5.79%) Problem Management
7 18 (5.49%) High Availability
8 16 (4.88%) Change Management
8 16 (4.88%) Configuration Management
9 14 (4.27%) SIEM
9 14 (4.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (3.96%) Data Protection
10 13 (3.96%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 12 (3.66%) Identity Access Management
12 11 (3.35%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 11 (3.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 11 (3.35%) Presales
12 11 (3.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 85 (25.91%) PowerShell
2 29 (8.84%) SQL
3 22 (6.71%) VBScript
4 18 (5.49%) Python
5 17 (5.18%) Java
6 15 (4.57%) VB
7 14 (4.27%) C#
8 12 (3.66%) Perl
9 8 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.52%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.91%) Ruby
12 1 (0.30%) C
12 1 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (6.71%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.66%) CISSP
5 12 (3.66%) MCSE
6 8 (2.44%) MCSA
6 8 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.13%) MCP
8 5 (1.52%) CCNA
8 5 (1.52%) SANS
8 5 (1.52%) SSCP
9 4 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.22%) MCSD
10 3 (0.91%) CCDP
10 3 (0.91%) CCIE
10 3 (0.91%) CCNP
10 3 (0.91%) Degree
11 2 (0.61%) CHFI
11 2 (0.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.05%) SLA
3 7 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.83%) GPG13
4 6 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27002
5 4 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.91%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.61%) QA
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.30%) GDPR
8 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 158 (48.17%) Active Directory
2 79 (24.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (11.28%) Hyper-V
3 37 (11.28%) XenApp
4 33 (10.06%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (6.40%) XenDesktop
6 16 (4.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 16 (4.88%) Veritas File System
6 16 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (4.27%) BitLocker
7 14 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.44%) vSphere
9 5 (1.52%) NFS
9 5 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.91%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.61%) Firmware
11 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.61%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.61%) Xen
11 2 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 82 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 69 (21.04%) SCCM
3 64 (19.51%) NetBackup
4 47 (14.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 40 (12.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 29 (8.84%) Backup Exec
7 20 (6.10%) WSUS
8 19 (5.79%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (5.18%) SCOM
10 13 (3.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (3.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (3.66%) AirWatch
12 10 (3.05%) Puppet
13 9 (2.74%) Nexpose
14 8 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 7 (2.13%) Nagios
16 6 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
16 6 (1.83%) MIMEsweeper
16 6 (1.83%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 158 (48.17%) Microsoft
2 121 (36.89%) VMware
3 80 (24.39%) Cisco
4 72 (21.95%) Citrix
5 62 (18.90%) HP
6 45 (13.72%) McAfee
7 44 (13.41%) Red Hat
8 41 (12.50%) Oracle
9 36 (10.98%) Veritas
10 29 (8.84%) Dell
11 24 (7.32%) IBM
11 24 (7.32%) NetApp
12 21 (6.40%) EMC
12 21 (6.40%) F5
13 20 (6.10%) FireEye
13 20 (6.10%) Qualys
13 20 (6.10%) Sun
14 19 (5.79%) Splunk
15 18 (5.49%) SAP
16 17 (5.18%) CheckPoint
East London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 19 days ago