The first table below looks at the demand for Backup Exec skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Backup Exec over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 128 110 126
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 8 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.42% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.81% 5.35% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate £83 £246 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.49% +29.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £17.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £18.00 £17.16
% change year-on-year
-36.11% +4.89%
Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
285 187 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.98% 7.77% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 68 90
Average daily rate £350 £265 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -17.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
Backup Exec
England

Backup Exec
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Backup Exec across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Backup Exec Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Backup Exec
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Backup Exec Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Backup Exec
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Backup Exec across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Backup Exec Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Backup Exec
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Backup Exec Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Backup Exec
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Backup Exec within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 7 £83 -68.86% 6
Cheshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Backup Exec
England

Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Backup Exec also 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 that cited Backup Exec.

1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) Symantec
3 13 (68.42%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) Cisco
4 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (52.63%) Hyper-V
5 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
6 9 (47.37%) SQL
6 9 (47.37%) SAN
6 9 (47.37%) VMware
6 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
8 7 (36.84%) HP
8 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
9 6 (31.58%) DHCP
9 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
10 5 (26.32%) DNS
10 5 (26.32%) Citrix
10 5 (26.32%) Avaya
10 5 (26.32%) Juniper
10 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
10 5 (26.32%) Firewall
10 5 (26.32%) Wireless
10 5 (26.32%) SCCM
11 4 (21.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (21.05%) Migration
11 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (21.05%) SCSM

Backup Exec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Backup Exec also 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 that cited Backup Exec. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
4 4 (21.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (21.05%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) BPCS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) SAN
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 5 (26.32%) DNS
3 5 (26.32%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) Wireless
4 4 (21.05%) IPsec
4 4 (21.05%) LAN
4 4 (21.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Data Mining
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Consultant
1 5 (26.32%) Support Consultant
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Support
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Technical Support
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Support Officer
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
1 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Hyper-V
2 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
5 4 (21.05%) XenApp
6 3 (15.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 4 (21.05%) SCSM
2 4 (21.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) Symantec
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Citrix
6 5 (26.32%) Avaya
6 5 (26.32%) Juniper
7 4 (21.05%) 3PAR
7 4 (21.05%) NetApp
8 3 (15.79%) Dell
9 2 (10.53%) Hitachi
10 1 (5.26%) IBM
10 1 (5.26%) Compaq
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