The table below looks at the statistics for the Backup Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Backup Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Backup Engineer
Rank 557 549 543
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 22 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.006% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.007% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 12
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£325 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 - £315
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £190.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £190.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Backup Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Backup Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Backup Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Backup Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Backup Engineer across the England region.

Backup Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Backup Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Backup Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Backup Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Backup Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Backup Engineer across the England region.

Backup Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Backup Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 8 £240 -
South East - 5 £325 -
West Midlands - 5 £340 -
Backup Engineer
UK

Backup Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Backup Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Backup Engineer in their job title.

1 18 (51.43%) EMC
2 17 (48.57%) SAN
3 11 (31.43%) Dell
4 10 (28.57%) Linux
4 10 (28.57%) Windows
5 9 (25.71%) VMware
5 9 (25.71%) FalconStor
6 8 (22.86%) Migration
6 8 (22.86%) UNIX
7 7 (20.00%) Symantec
8 6 (17.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (17.14%) CommVault
8 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.14%) NetBackup
8 6 (17.14%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (17.14%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (17.14%) Time Management
9 5 (14.29%) Dot Hill
9 5 (14.29%) Celerra
9 5 (14.29%) CLARiiON
9 5 (14.29%) IBM
10 4 (11.43%) Oracle
10 4 (11.43%) MS Office
10 4 (11.43%) Tivoli
10 4 (11.43%) HP
10 4 (11.43%) Degree
10 4 (11.43%) VMware Server
10 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
11 3 (8.57%) Iron Mountain

Backup Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Backup Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Backup Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (48.57%) SAN
2 6 (17.14%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.71%) NAS
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) CLARiiON
1 5 (14.29%) Celerra
2 3 (8.57%) EMC Centera
3 2 (5.71%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.86%) AS400
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
1 10 (28.57%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) SUSE
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) MVS
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Time Management
3 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.71%) Change Control
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL
5 1 (2.86%) CRM
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) VMware Server
1 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (17.14%) NetBackup
1 6 (17.14%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (11.43%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.71%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.86%) OpenView
4 1 (2.86%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (2.86%) PureDisk
4 1 (2.86%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) EMC
2 11 (31.43%) Dell
3 9 (25.71%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) FalconStor
4 7 (20.00%) Symantec
5 6 (17.14%) CommVault
5 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.29%) IBM
6 5 (14.29%) Dot Hill
7 4 (11.43%) HP
7 4 (11.43%) Oracle
8 3 (8.57%) NetApp
8 3 (8.57%) Iron Mountain
9 2 (5.71%) Brocade
10 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.86%) Cisco