The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 30 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 127 112
Rank change year-on-year +18 -15  
Contract jobs citing Symantec 1 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.047% 0.28% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.57% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 9
Median daily rate - £344 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +129.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £295
% change year-on-year +14.28% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.21 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.38% -39.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.21 £20.50
% change year-on-year +18.38% -25.82%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 866 1415 1363
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 40.83% 48.93% 50.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 750 761
Median daily rate £400 £380 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 44 87
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -45.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.38 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Symantec
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Symantec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Symantec in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Symantec in the West Midlands

Symantec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Symantec in the West Midlands

Symantec
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symantec within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Symantec
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Symantec.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Information Security
3 5 (55.56%) FireEye
4 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) SSL
5 3 (33.33%) Unix
5 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 3 (33.33%) Internet
5 3 (33.33%) Intel Security
5 3 (33.33%) TippingPoint
5 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 3 (33.33%) Sourcefire
5 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (33.33%) Nexpose
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (33.33%) F5
5 3 (33.33%) ArcSight
5 3 (33.33%) GFI Software
5 3 (33.33%) Rapid7
5 3 (33.33%) LogRhythm
5 3 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection

Symantec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) SSL
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) IT Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) IT Security Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Security Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Information Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) 802.1X
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 3 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
1 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) FireEye
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) ArcSight
3 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 3 (33.33%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) GFI Software
3 3 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) LogRhythm
3 3 (33.33%) Rapid7
3 3 (33.33%) Sourcefire
3 3 (33.33%) TippingPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Imperva
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft