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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Backup Engineer
Rank 556 549 553
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 23 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.004% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.005% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £375 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £190.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £190.00 - £22.50
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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
47542 44396 47499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.88% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30198 27395 27354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 1931 2369
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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
South East - 7 £450 - 1
London - 2 £298 -
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Backup Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 25 (59.52%) SAN
2 17 (40.48%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Linux
3 16 (38.10%) EMC
4 14 (33.33%) IBM
5 13 (30.95%) NetBackup
6 11 (26.19%) Brocade
7 10 (23.81%) CommVault
7 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 9 (21.43%) IBM XIV
8 9 (21.43%) Dell
8 9 (21.43%) HPUX
8 9 (21.43%) Backup Exec
9 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
10 7 (16.67%) VMware
10 7 (16.67%) Project Planning
11 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 6 (14.29%) UNIX
11 6 (14.29%) HP
11 6 (14.29%) FalconStor
12 5 (11.90%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (11.90%) NetApp
12 5 (11.90%) Symantec
12 5 (11.90%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
12 5 (11.90%) Migration
13 4 (9.52%) CLARiiON
13 4 (9.52%) Celerra
13 4 (9.52%) Time Management

Backup Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (59.52%) SAN
2 5 (11.90%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (4.76%) NAS
4 1 (2.38%) HTTP
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) IBM XIV
2 4 (9.52%) CLARiiON
2 4 (9.52%) Celerra
3 2 (4.76%) EMC Centera
3 2 (4.76%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) AS400
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Windows
1 17 (40.48%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) HPUX
3 6 (14.29%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) SUSE
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) MVS
5 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 5 (11.90%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Time Management
4 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) Change Control
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) Change Management
6 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL
6 1 (2.38%) CRM
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) Perl
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) vSphere
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Server
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (30.95%) NetBackup
2 9 (21.43%) Backup Exec
3 5 (11.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
5 2 (4.76%) SCDPM
6 1 (2.38%) OpenView
6 1 (2.38%) PureDisk
6 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.38%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) EMC
2 14 (33.33%) IBM
3 11 (26.19%) Brocade
4 10 (23.81%) CommVault
5 9 (21.43%) Dell
6 7 (16.67%) VMware
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (14.29%) HP
7 6 (14.29%) FalconStor
8 5 (11.90%) NetApp
8 5 (11.90%) Symantec
9 4 (9.52%) Dot Hill
10 3 (7.14%) Iron Mountain
10 3 (7.14%) Oracle
11 1 (2.38%) Cisco
11 1 (2.38%) 3PAR