The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Acronis products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acronis over the 3 months to 28 January 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Acronis, Inc.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Acronis
Rank 566 550 523
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -27
Contract jobs citing Acronis 5 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.018% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.022% 0.040% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £158 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £138 -
% change year-on-year
+38.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.38 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.38 - £16.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22941 22351 21486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.76% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 12390 11237
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 968 1337
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Acronis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Acronis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Acronis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Acronis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Acronis within the UK.

Acronis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Acronis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Acronis within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Acronis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Acronis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Acronis within the UK.

Acronis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Acronis
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acronis within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 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
England -20 5 £250 +58.73% 8
South West - 2 £190 -
London +11 1 £500 +185.71% 7
South East -13 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Romford - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Thatcham - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 2
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

Acronis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Acronis 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 Acronis.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix
3 6 (54.55%) Symantec
3 6 (54.55%) Blackberry
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 5 (45.45%) Sophos
5 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (36.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (36.36%) Veritas
5 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) IIS
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
5 4 (36.36%) Clustering
5 4 (36.36%) NetBackup

Acronis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Acronis 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 Acronis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 4 (36.36%) IIS
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
2 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (9.09%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2000
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Technician
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
1 1 (9.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Blackberry
2 4 (36.36%) Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) iPad
3 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 1 (9.09%) PDA
3 1 (9.09%) Handset
3 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) Android
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
5 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
2 4 (36.36%) vCloud
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) Xen
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
1 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) Symantec
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Sophos
4 4 (36.36%) Veritas
5 1 (9.09%) Veeam
5 1 (9.09%) WatchGuard
5 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
5 1 (9.09%) Wyse
5 1 (9.09%) AppSense
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Adobe