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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Backup Engineer
Rank 571 552 513
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Backup Engineer 8 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.020% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.022% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 6
Average daily rate
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£263 £325 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £249 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £260
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.25
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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
46747 45310 39113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.35% 92.48% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29016 28316 22943
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1851 2012
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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
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 6 May 2015. 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
West Midlands -11 4 £275 -19.11%
London - 2 £325 -
Yorkshire -11 1 £213 -15.00%
East of England - 1 £250 -
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Backup Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (30.00%) UNIX
3 6 (30.00%) SAN
4 5 (25.00%) Symantec
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
4 5 (25.00%) NetBackup
5 4 (20.00%) Backup Exec
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (20.00%) NetApp
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.00%) CommVault
6 3 (15.00%) NAS
6 3 (15.00%) Time Management
6 3 (15.00%) VMware Server
6 3 (15.00%) Brocade
6 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
7 2 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (10.00%) EqualLogic
7 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (10.00%) HP SIM
7 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
7 2 (10.00%) Finance
7 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared

Backup Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) EqualLogic
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (5.00%) Symmetrix
2 1 (5.00%) EMC Centera
2 1 (5.00%) Celerra
2 1 (5.00%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) UNIX
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Solaris
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.00%) Time Management
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Server
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) Firmware
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (20.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (10.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (5.00%) PureDisk
4 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (5.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Symantec
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) NetApp
4 3 (15.00%) CommVault
4 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (15.00%) Brocade
5 2 (10.00%) StorageTek
5 2 (10.00%) Dell
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam