The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symantec Backup Exec
Rank 125 117 137
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs citing Backup Exec 11 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.45% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.53% 5.88% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£298 £175 £141
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £365 £164
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £195 £275
% change year-on-year
+58.97% -29.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.75 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +75.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.75 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £32.78 £23.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +38.09%
Backup Exec
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
199 221 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.30% 7.59% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 91 84
Average daily rate £306 £310 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% -9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £202 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 16
Average hourly rate £20.28 £31.56 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.73% +55.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £19.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 September 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 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +10 4 £140 -70.52%
Manchester -9 4 £320 - 4
Merseyside - - - - 1
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Backup Exec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 29 (90.63%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (75.00%) VMware
4 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
4 23 (71.88%) SAN
5 21 (65.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (65.63%) Cisco
6 20 (62.50%) Symantec
7 19 (59.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (59.38%) Hyper-V
8 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (46.88%) Firewall
10 14 (43.75%) Juniper
10 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
11 12 (37.50%) DNS
11 12 (37.50%) DHCP
11 12 (37.50%) Degree
11 12 (37.50%) VMware ESX
12 10 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
12 10 (31.25%) MCSE
13 9 (28.13%) MCITP
13 9 (28.13%) VCP5
13 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
15 7 (21.88%) HP
15 7 (21.88%) SQL
15 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
16 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (15.63%) IIS
5 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) SAN
2 15 (46.88%) Firewall
3 12 (37.50%) DHCP
3 12 (37.50%) DNS
4 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (18.75%) Wireless
6 4 (12.50%) IPsec
6 4 (12.50%) LAN
6 4 (12.50%) WAN
7 2 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (6.25%) NAS
8 1 (3.13%) ADSL
8 1 (3.13%) Broadband
8 1 (3.13%) VLAN
8 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Consultant
1 7 (21.88%) Support Consultant
1 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Wintel Support
2 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Support
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Server Support
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (90.63%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (65.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.25%) Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.50%) CRM
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (37.50%) Degree
3 10 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (31.25%) MCSE
4 9 (28.13%) VCP5
4 9 (28.13%) MCITP
5 3 (9.38%) MCSA
6 2 (6.25%) CCNA
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.25%) MCP
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.13%) CCA
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 19 (59.38%) Hyper-V
2 12 (37.50%) VMware ESX
3 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 3 (9.38%) XenApp
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
4 3 (9.38%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
1 5 (15.63%) SCOM
2 4 (12.50%) SCSM
3 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (6.25%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) VMware
2 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
3 21 (65.63%) Cisco
4 20 (62.50%) Symantec
5 14 (43.75%) Juniper
6 7 (21.88%) HP
7 4 (12.50%) Citrix
7 4 (12.50%) Avaya
7 4 (12.50%) Veeam
7 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
8 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.38%) Infor
9 2 (6.25%) Remedy
9 2 (6.25%) McAfee
9 2 (6.25%) NetApp
9 2 (6.25%) Apple
9 2 (6.25%) EMC
9 2 (6.25%) Meru Networks
10 1 (3.13%) Spiceworks
10 1 (3.13%) Dell