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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Backup Engineer
Rank 568 555 545
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 17 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.013% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.014% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £438 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £428 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
47197 44125 44556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.57% 92.83% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30320 27264 25557
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1929 2395
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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
East of England - 9 £350 -
South East -32 5 £450 +2.85%
London - 2 £450 -
West Midlands - - - -
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Backup Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 24 (61.54%) SAN
2 15 (38.46%) Linux
2 15 (38.46%) Windows
3 14 (35.90%) IBM
3 14 (35.90%) NetBackup
4 13 (33.33%) EMC
5 11 (28.21%) Dell
5 11 (28.21%) Brocade
6 10 (25.64%) CommVault
7 9 (23.08%) HPUX
7 9 (23.08%) Backup Exec
7 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 9 (23.08%) IBM XIV
8 7 (17.95%) Project Planning
8 7 (17.95%) HP
8 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.95%) NetApp
8 7 (17.95%) VMware
9 6 (15.38%) Migration
9 6 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
10 5 (12.82%) Symantec
11 4 (10.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (10.26%) CLARiiON
11 4 (10.26%) MS Office
11 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.26%) EqualLogic
11 4 (10.26%) FalconStor
11 4 (10.26%) Dot Hill

Backup Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (61.54%) SAN
2 6 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.13%) NAS
4 1 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) IBM XIV
2 4 (10.26%) Celerra
2 4 (10.26%) EqualLogic
2 4 (10.26%) CLARiiON
3 2 (5.13%) EMC Centera
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Linux
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) HPUX
3 3 (7.69%) UNIX
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) SUSE
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Project Planning
2 6 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (5.13%) Time Management
3 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
3 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.56%) Change Control
4 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Perl
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
1 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.13%) vSphere
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) NetBackup
2 9 (23.08%) Backup Exec
3 4 (10.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (10.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
4 2 (5.13%) HP SIM
4 2 (5.13%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.56%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) IBM
2 13 (33.33%) EMC
3 11 (28.21%) Dell
3 11 (28.21%) Brocade
4 10 (25.64%) CommVault
5 7 (17.95%) NetApp
5 7 (17.95%) HP
5 7 (17.95%) VMware
6 5 (12.82%) Symantec
7 4 (10.26%) FalconStor
7 4 (10.26%) Dot Hill
7 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.69%) Oracle
8 3 (7.69%) Iron Mountain
9 2 (5.13%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.56%) Cisco
10 1 (2.56%) Red Hat